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Boats of Hope appear at Oxford bridge

AN ARTY trend featuring hundreds of colourful boats has set sail for a new location in Oxford.

The eye-catching 'Boats of Hope' have now been hung along a bridge to Port Meadow – at Aristotle Lane – to spread cheerful and positive messages during the pandemic.

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Symmetry Park in Bicester to expand warehouse development for DPD

A NEW warehouse is to be built in Bicester on land that is not designated for commercial space after plans were approved by Cherwell District Council.

The building developed by Tritax Symmetry will be a new parcel distribution facility for delivery service DPD at Symmetry Park off ...

today 10:17 open_in_new
Oxford councillor: lockdown is a chance to boost cycling

By Tom Hayes, deputy leader of Oxford City Council.

When we are living through the biggest crisis most of us have ever faced, why on Earth would you want to write about climate breakdown?

When we can’t hug or be with loved ones because of the pandemic, can’t we ...

today 10:17 open_in_new
We hope those who boycott Oxfam are happy

THE story of Oxfam in recent years is a tragedy and perhaps even a parable of our modern age.

This was an organisation that was founded solely to do good in the world, has done an incalculable amount of good in the past 70 years, and whose staff are largely decent, charitable ...

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Port Meadow visitors given 28 parking tickets over two days in Wolvercote

RESIDENTS in Wolvercote are pleading with sun-seekers to leave their cars at home to avoid a repeat of last weekend’s parking chaos.

The hot weather on Saturday and Sunday meant Port Meadow car park on Godstow Road filled up early in the morning, with several drivers ...

today 08:11 open_in_new
Home-Start Oxfordshire wins Brand the Bus competition

OXFORD Bus Company has launched its latest eye-catching double-decker backing good causes, with a bus wrapped in Home-Start Oxfordshire branding.

The vehicle has been transformed into the bright colours of Home-Start Oxfordshire, after the good cause won the latest Brand the Bus ...

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Port Meadow visitors given 28 parking tickets over two days in Wolvercote

RESIDENTS in Wolvercote are pleading with sun-seekers to leave their cars at home to avoid a repeat of last weekend’s parking chaos.

The hot weather on Saturday and Sunday meant Port Meadow car park on Godstow Road filled up early in the morning, with several drivers ...

today 05:02 open_in_new
Oxford hospitals and universities in cycling improvement call

SOME of Oxford's biggest employers have called for cycling infrastructure to be upgraded to support social distancing.

Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford Brookes University and disability charity My Life My Choice have joined the University of Oxford, which last week wrote to the ...

today 05:02 open_in_new
Boats of Hope appear at Oxford bridge

AN ARTY trend featuring hundreds of colourful boats has set sail for a new location in Oxford.

The eye-catching 'Boats of Hope' have now been hung along a bridge to Port Meadow – at Aristotle Lane – to spread cheerful and positive messages during the pandemic.

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today 05:02 open_in_new
Oxfam says redundancies are part of 'financial reality'

OXFAM staff in Oxford and across the country are waiting to find out if they will lose their jobs.

The Cowley-based charity, founded in 1942, has started consulting with staff in a bid to cut costs by around £16 million annually.

It is expected to cut a third of its ...

today 03:59 open_in_new
Oxford councillor: lockdown is a chance to boost cycling

By Tom Hayes, deputy leader of Oxford City Council.

When we are living through the biggest crisis most of us have ever faced, why on Earth would you want to write about climate breakdown?

When we can’t hug or be with loved ones because of the pandemic, can’t we ...

today 03:59 open_in_new
We hope those who boycott Oxfam are happy

THE story of Oxfam in recent years is a tragedy and perhaps even a parable of our modern age.

This was an organisation that was founded solely to do good in the world, has done an incalculable amount of good in the past 70 years, and whose staff are largely decent, charitable ...

today 03:59 open_in_new
Remember When: Green Jackets show in Thame, 1961

ARMY recruitment was different in those days!

This was the scene at a Green Jackets display at Thame in May 1961.

Robert Howlett, aged six, Michael Stockwell, 10, and 11-year-old Timothy Malony, all of Thame, jumped at the chance to get a close-up look to a real machine ...

today 03:59 open_in_new
Watership Down author's family wins rights battle with producer

THE family of Watership Down author Richard Adams can now plan new projects honouring his memory after winning a landmark court case.

The novel Watership Down was published in 1972, sold over four million copies in the UK alone and has been translated into over 20 languages.

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Dick Wolff calls for waive of street cafe licensing in Oxford

GREEN councillors are calling for Oxford City Council to waive the £750 fee for street cafe licensing to help with social distancing and support small businesses.

Green councillor Dick Wolff said: “This fee is already a barrier for many small businesses wishing to ...

yesterday 19:35 open_in_new
Oxford patient first recruit for Covid-19 Azithromycin trial

A PATIENT with Covid-19 at the John Radcliffe Hospital has become the first to take part in a new drug trial for the virus.

The clinical trial will test whether Azithromycin, a commonly used antibiotic, can treat the symptoms of coronavirus in outpatients.

The Atomic2 ...

yesterday 17:29 open_in_new
Dick Wolff calls for waive of street cafe licensing in Oxford

GREEN councillors are calling for Oxford City Council to waive the £750 fee for street cafe licensing to help with social distancing and support small businesses.

Green councillor Dick Wolff said: “This fee is already a barrier for many small businesses wishing to ...

yesterday 17:29 open_in_new
Carterton attack gang deserve the full force of the law

THE attack on Daryl Armstrong last Friday in Carterton was disgusting, cowardly and pathetic.

Not only was he vastly outnumbered, he had only been trying to do his civic duty, which might even had done those horrible violent thugs some good as well if they had listened.

To ...

yesterday 17:29 open_in_new
Jansons Property plans for new homes in west Eynsham

RESIDENTS will get the opportunity to scrutinise plans for approximately 160 new homes in West Oxfordshire later this week.

The community in Eynsham have been invited to view plans for the West Eynsham Strategic Development Area (SDA), including the first phase, Chilbrook Meadows. ...

yesterday 16:26 open_in_new
Oxford's Race for Life and Pretty Muddy 2020 cancelled

ORGANISERS of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Oxford have announced the event is cancelled for 2020.

The charity has said all 400 of its popular fundraisers across the UK this year have been called off 'to protect the country’s health' as restrictions on mass ...

yesterday 15:23 open_in_new
Martin Keown in Oxford City Council coronavirus response video

FORMER football star Martin Keown has teamed up with Oxford City Council to promote the work being done by the council during the coronavirus pandemic.

In the video posted on social media this afternoon, the former Arsenal defender says: “I’m Oxford born and bred and ...

yesterday 14:20 open_in_new