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Douglas House hospice in Oxford shuts weeks earlier than planned

ADULT services at cash-strapped Helen & Douglas House have shut weeks earlier than planned due to staff shortages.

Douglas House was set to close its doors in August to salvage the hospice's struggling finances, but families were informed this morning that it will close for ...

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Douglas House hospice in Oxford shuts weeks earlier than planned

ADULT services at cash-strapped Helen & Douglas House have shut weeks earlier than planned due to staff shortages.

Douglas House was set to close its doors in August to salvage the hospice's struggling finances, but families were informed this morning that it will close for ...

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Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrates new arrivals

THE Wolverine a fearsome character in the world of cinema and comics but in real life the creatures have been melting hearts at Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Three new kits have been born at the West Oxfordshire attraction and have now been unveiled to the public for the first time. ...

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X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke tour cancelled including Oxford

X FACTOR and Strictly Come Dancing star Alexandra Burke has cancelled her ‘The Truth Is’ tour, which was due to come to Oxford in September.

The tour promoter blamed a change in the singer's schedule for the cancellation.

A statement issued today ...

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X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke tour cancelled including Oxford

X FACTOR and Strictly Come Dancing star Alexandra Burke has cancelled her ‘The Truth Is’ tour, which was due to come to Oxford in September.

The tour promoter blamed a change in the singer's schedule for the cancellation.

A statement issued today ...

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Oxford Brookes students launch Stumped! amputee support website

A WEBSITE being launched by student nurses in Oxford will offer support and advice to people who have lost limbs.

Charity website, Stumped!, led by student nurses Raluca Vagner and Pedro Simas with support from computer graduate Misbah Munir, will be launching at Oxford Brookes ...

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Oxford Brookes named top UK university under 50

OXFORD Brookes has been revealed as the UK's number one university under 50 years old.

It also moved up to 40th in the world rankings in the QS Top 50 Under 50 - the only UK institution to make the list.

Brookes University has now come top of the pile in the UK two years ...

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Alexandra Burke tour cancelled including dates in Oxford

X FACTOR and Strictly Come Dancing star Alexandra Burke has cancelled her ‘The Truth Is’ tour, which was due to come to Oxford in September.

The tour promoter blamed a change in the singer's schedule for the cancellation.

A statement issued today ...

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Teenager knocked off her bike in Summertown

A TEENAGE girl has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital after she was knocked off her bike following a collision with a car this morning.

Paramedics were called to the junction of Staverton Road and Banbury Road in Summertown following the incident at around 8.30am. ...

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Alexandra Burke tour cancelled including dates in Oxford

X FACTOR and Strictly Come Dancing star Alexandra Burke has cancelled her ‘The Truth Is’ tour, which was due to come to Oxford in September.

The tour promoter blamed a change in the singer's schedule for the cancellation.

A statement issued today ...

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Sean Woodcock: the lessons we need to learn from Grenfell

Last week marked exactly one year since the Grenfell Tower fire when 72 people lost their lives.

For me this was one of those moments where I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news; like the death of Princess Diana or the attack on the twin towers.

Gandhi said ...

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Martin Scorsese in Oxford to receive honorary degree

ONE of the world’s most renowned filmmakers will receive his honorary doctorate from Oxford University today.

Martin Scorsese, who made the classic films Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas, is among the latest list of leading figures to have been awarded the honour. ...

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Awards are a tonic for The Oxford Artisan Distillery

GIN manufacturer The Oxford Artisan Distillery has secured over 200 points of sale in Oxfordshire and the South East over the past 12 months.

Staff at the distillery in South Park, Oxford, are celebrating after winning the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership New Business Award ...

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Travellers set up camp near Kidlington football pitches

TRAVELLERS have set up camp at a community park in Oxfordshire last night.

More than a dozen caravans have been spotted in Ron Groves Park in Kidlington. 

According to reports on social media the group gained entry by cutting a through a chain on ...

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Travellers set up camp near Kidlington football pitches

TRAVELLERS have set up camp at a community park in Oxfordshire last night.

More than a dozen caravans have been spotted in Ron Groves Park in Kidlington. 

According to reports on social media the group gained entry by cutting a through a chain on ...

today 09:14 open_in_new
Martin Scorsese in Oxford to receive honorary degree

ONE of the world’s most renowned filmmakers will receive his honorary doctorate from Oxford University today.

Martin Scorsese, who made the classic films Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas, is among the latest list of leading figures to have been awarded the honour. ...

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John Radcliffe to feature in BBC documentary

THE John Radcliffe Hospital will feature in a BBC documentary this evening focusing on medical breakthroughs that have revolutionised treatments and changed the lives of many patients across the world.

The programme, 'How the NHS Changed our World: the John Radcliffe', will ...

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Abingdon couple dedicate retirement to Helen & Douglas families

A DEDICATED couple have between them clocked up almost 20 years volunteering at Helen & Douglas House.

Sandie Richardson from Abingdon starting helping out at the children’s hospice when she retired 11 years ago and was followed six years ago by husband Don when he ...

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Three reasons why Oxford Station is in desperate need of improvement

OXFORD station is in need of an 'urgent' revamp according to many passengers and local politicians, including Oxford City Council leader Susan Brown.

Fears that the station's proposed redevelopment is being forgotten have prompted calls for rail bosses to invest in ...

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Three reasons why Oxford Station is in desperate need of improvement

OXFORD station is in need of an 'urgent' revamp according to many passengers and local politicians, including Oxford City Council leader Susan Brown.

Fears that the station's proposed redevelopment is being forgotten have prompted calls for rail bosses to invest in ...

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Cowley Road Carnival: Win with your best Stagecoach 'bus selfie'

A SELFIE on the bus is set to earn one carnival-lover a month of free transport and a feast of free tapas.

Cowley Road Carnival organisers have teamed up with sponsor Stagecoach Oxfordshire to launch a social media competition, as the countdown to this year's colourful parade ...

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