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New £1.4m budget for Bullingdon Community Centre, Oxford

A NEW £1.4 million budget to rebuild a city community centre is set to be officially signed off tonight.

The cost for creating a new Bullingdon Community Centre in Headington will be put to Oxford City Council.

Officers have had to increase the budget for the project ...

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Building work for new Premier Inn starts in Oxford city centre

WORK is about to start on the construction of a new Premier Inn in Oxford city centre.

The popular discount chain runs a hotel in Garsington Road at Oxford Business Park and has another hotel in Marcham Road, Abingdon.

But it has no presence in the city centre where there ...

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Geoffrey Arthur Building plans delayed to address privacy concerns

A MULTI-million-pound block of student flats has been delayed to address privacy fears of nearby residents.

Pembroke College wants to knock down part of its riverside accommodation complex, the Geoffrey Arthur Building, and replace it with new flats for graduate students.

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Oxford OxClean Spring Clean 2020: volunteers wanted

A MASSIVE spring clean of the whole of Oxford is looking for volunteers now.

More than 1,000 helpers are expected to lend a hand at this year's OxClean Spring Clean on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 28, 29 and March 1.

Dozens of groups are wanted to work in ...

today 05:41 open_in_new
Geoffrey Arthur Building plans delayed to address privacy concerns

A MULTI-million-pound block of student flats has been delayed to address privacy fears of nearby residents.

Pembroke College wants to knock down part of its riverside accommodation complex, the Geoffrey Arthur Building, and replace it with new flats for graduate students.

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Centenary of Wytham Woods celebrated with 100 new trees

NATURE lovers are celebrating the centenary of an Oxfordshire woodland by planting 100 new trees.

This year marks 100 years since the ffennell family bought Wytham Woods, near Oxford, and established the adjoining Hill End outdoor education centre a Farmoor. The woods were later ...

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Oxford OxClean Spring Clean 2020: volunteers wanted

A MASSIVE spring clean of the whole of Oxford is looking for volunteers now.

More than 1,000 helpers are expected to lend a hand at this year's OxClean Spring Clean on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 28, 29 and March 1.

Dozens of groups are wanted to work in ...

today 04:38 open_in_new
New £1.4m budget for Bullingdon Community Centre, Oxford

A NEW £1.4 million budget to rebuild a city community centre is set to be officially signed off tonight.

The cost for creating a new Bullingdon Community Centre in Headington will be put to Oxford City Council.

Officers have had to increase the budget for the project ...

today 04:38 open_in_new
Building work for new Premier Inn starts in Oxford city centre

WORK is about to start on the construction of a new Premier Inn in Oxford city centre.

The popular discount chain runs a hotel in Garsington Road at Oxford Business Park and has another hotel in Marcham Road, Abingdon.

But it has no presence in the city centre where there ...

today 04:38 open_in_new
Indian community protests against Citizenship Amendment Act

INDIAN students, professors and alumni in Oxford waved banners and chanted in protest against a law which they say excludes Muslims from citizenship in India.

The Indian community held the demonstration in Broad Street from midday today against the Citizenship Amendment Act passed ...

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Man charged with drink-driving due in court

A MAN accused of drink-driving is due to appear in court tomorrow.

Oliver Ncube, 45, of Oxford Road, Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, is set to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court.

He faces one charge of driving a motor vehicle when his alcohol level was above the legal ...

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Inter-faith meeting in Oxford next month

A CONFERENCE will be held next month to help people understand 'complex and potentially controversial' issues which Muslims and Christians may encounter.

Led by The Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies (CMCS), the event will see speakers explore 'practical wisdom' for inter-faith ...

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Reflection service at Oxford Town Hall to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

SEVENTY-FIVE 'memorial flames' will be lit at Oxford Town Hall tomorrow to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

The ceremony will be one part of a reflection service at 11am in the Old Library as tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day. ...

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Indian community protests against Citizenship Amendment Act

INDIAN students, professors and alumni waved banners in protest of a law that excludes Muslims from citizenship in India today.

The Indian community held the demonstration in Oxford city centre against the Citizenship Amendment Act which was passed by the Indian Government last ...

yesterday 15:00 open_in_new
Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey in Oxford, Jan 27

ONE of the front-runners to become next leader of the Labour Party, Rebecca Long-Bailey, will speak at a public event in Oxford tomorrow.

The MP for Salford and Eccles is due to give a talk and take questions in a free event at Blackbird Leys Community Centre.

Organisers ...

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Remember When: Christmas shopping in 1950s Oxford

She is fighting her way through the crowds.

She is laden with parcels. She is dragging behind her an unwilling child who wants to play with every toy within sight. She is tired, harassed, bad tempered and bewildered. She is the Christmas shopper, 1958.

Months ago she made ...

yesterday 11:50 open_in_new
Labour leadership hopeful Rebecca Long-Bailey in Oxford, Jan 27

ONE of the front-runners to become next leader of the Labour Party, Rebecca Long-Bailey, will speak at a public event in Oxford tomorrow.

The MP for Salford and Eccles is due to give a talk and take questions in a free event at Blackbird Leys Community Centre.

Organisers ...

yesterday 11:50 open_in_new
Reflection service at Oxford Town Hall to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

SEVENTY-FIVE 'memorial flames' will be lit at Oxford Town Hall tomorrow to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

The ceremony will be one part of a reflection service at 11am in the Old Library as tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day. ...

yesterday 10:47 open_in_new
Remember When: Christmas shopping in 1950s Oxford

She is fighting her way through the crowds.

She is laden with parcels. She is dragging behind her an unwilling child who wants to play with every toy within sight. She is tired, harassed, bad tempered and bewildered. She is the Christmas shopper, 1958.

Months ago she made ...

yesterday 04:29 open_in_new
Residents flock to new community centre at West Way development in Botley

PEOPLE can now enjoy a new community centre that has opened today in West Oxford.

Seacourt Hall is the first facility to open on the multi-million-pound West Way development in Botley.

PICTURES: Botley's West Way centre from opening to demolition

The space ...

2020-01-25 21:03 open_in_new
Remember When: Thames threatened to overflow in 1974

LOW-LYING parts of Oxford and the surrounding areas were at risk from the flooded Thames back in February, 1974.

A 'red' warning was issued to Oxford City but the rises were nowhere near record levels, with the flow only half that of 1947, when severe floods occurred.

A ...

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