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Oxford man Elezaj Shkelzen last seen on jet-ski goes missing off Hampshire coast

A MAN from Oxfordshire has gone missing off the Hampshire coast.

Elezaj Shkelzen, 33, from Oxford, was last seen on a jet-ski leaving Lymington for Langstone Harbour at 6pm on Tuesday.

Just before 8pm that day, the Coastguard found his jet-ski in the water ...

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New coronavirus rules when City of Oxford College reopens

THE City of Oxford College is gearing up for reopening by informing students of some of the new guidelines that will be in place.

With a new academic year set to start in September, the college has emailed students, setting out what it expects from them upon their return.

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Oxford University says bus gates in city aren't enough

OXFORD University supports the city’s proposals to install two temporary bus gates, but would like to see other measures alongside them to tackle congestion.

David Prout, pro-vice-chancellor for planning and resources at the university, wrote a letter to Oxford City Council in ...

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Oxford University says bus gates in city aren't enough

OXFORD University supports the city’s proposals to install two temporary bus gates, but would like to see other measures alongside them to tackle congestion.

David Prout, pro-vice-chancellor for planning and resources at the university, wrote a letter to Oxford City Council in ...

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Port Meadow protest over Thames Water dumping raw sewage

MORE than 70 swimmers, kayakers and boaters took to Port Meadow yesterday to protest against Thames Water leaking raw sewage into the river.

ALSO READ: Calls to lock park because of drug use

The campaigners swam holding banners and chanting slogans such as ‘boaters ...

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Port Meadow protest over Thames Water dumping raw sewage

MORE than 70 swimmers, kayakers and boaters took to Port Meadow yesterday to protest against Thames Water leaking raw sewage into the river.

ALSO READ: Calls to lock park because of drug use

The campaigners swam holding banners and chanting slogans such as ‘boaters ...

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Oxford historian Liz Woolley reveals the history of manholes

Lately I’ve become slightly obsessed with manhole covers. In a good way.

Let me explain…during lockdown, I walked around Oxford more than usual, enjoying the deserted streets in the sunshine. The city looked beautiful. As a tour guide, I normally encourage people to ...

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Oxford council refuses 'bulky' extension but man appeals decision

A MAN who was refused permission to build an extension has appealed against Oxford City Council’s decision.

Nazrul Islam wanted to demolish a ground floor rear extension to his home in Cornwallis Road, Oxford, and build a part single, part two-storey rear extension.

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today 09:32 open_in_new
Oxford historian Liz Woolley reveals the history of manholes

Lately I’ve become slightly obsessed with manhole covers. In a good way.

Let me explain…during lockdown, I walked around Oxford more than usual, enjoying the deserted streets in the sunshine. The city looked beautiful. As a tour guide, I normally encourage people to ...

today 09:32 open_in_new
Call to lock Florence Park at night over antisocial behaviour

THERE are calls to close an East Oxford park at night again after complaints of noise, antisocial behaviour and drug use.

Councillor David Henwood is leading efforts to have Florence Park’s gates locked overnight.

He said: “The council did a consultation in ...

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Youth climate protest in Oxford over Datteln 4 power plant

CLIMATE activists in Oxford will take part in a day of action across Europe.

Youth Strike 4 Climate groups in the UK will by holding events against a new coal power plant in Germany called Datteln 4.

ALSO READ: 'New bus lanes will be good for our shops – and for ...

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Best spots in Oxford to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week

The annual Afternoon Tea Week is a celebration of one of Britain’s favourite traditions and this year it takes place between August 10 to 16.

As a nation famous for our tea drinking it is only appropriate that we have a yearly celebration. After all, drinking tea is arguably ...

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Best spots in Oxford to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week

The annual Afternoon Tea Week is a celebration of one of Britain’s favourite traditions and this year it takes place between August 10 to 16.

As a nation famous for our tea drinking it is only appropriate that we have a yearly celebration. After all, drinking tea is arguably ...

today 05:20 open_in_new
Youth climate protest in Oxford over Datteln 4 power plant

CLIMATE activists in Oxford will take part in a day of action across Europe.

Youth Strike 4 Climate groups in the UK will by holding events against a new coal power plant in Germany called Datteln 4.

ALSO READ: 'New bus lanes will be good for our shops – and for ...

today 04:17 open_in_new
Call to lock Florence Park at night over antisocial behaviour

THERE are calls to close an East Oxford park at night again after complaints of noise, antisocial behaviour and drug use.

Councillor David Henwood is leading efforts to have Florence Park’s gates locked overnight.

He said: “The council did a consultation in ...

today 04:17 open_in_new
Oxford council refuses 'bulky' extension but man appeals decision

A MAN who was refused permission to build an extension has appealed against Oxford City Council’s decision.

Nazrul Islam wanted to demolish a ground floor rear extension to his home in Cornwallis Road, Oxford, and build a part single, part two-storey rear extension.

...

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35A and 35B buses to continue for Matthew Arnold pupils

A school bus service will continue in September after fears it would be scrapped.

Pupils at Matthew Arnold School off Cumnor Hill will be able to carry on using the 35A and 35B services.

See also: Racist bullying exclusions on the rise in county

Phil Southall, ...

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Oxford man Elezaj Shkelzen last seen on jet-ski goes missing off Hampshire coast

A MAN from Oxfordshire has gone missing off the Hampshire coast.

Elezaj Shkelzen, 33, from Oxford, was last seen on a jet-ski leaving Lymington for Langstone Harbour at 6pm on Tuesday.

Just before 8pm that day, the Coastguard located the jet-ski in the water off ...

yesterday 12:32 open_in_new
Oxford girl grows giant sunflower in back garden

AN Oxford girl has managed to grow a huge sunflower in her grandparent's back garden during lockdown.

Kyra Booker, nine, from Blackbird Leys, has been keeping busy during lockdown doing various activities thanks to after school club Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground (BLAP). ...

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Oxford Chinese restaurant uses Covid disinfectant spray arch

LOOKING like a character in a science fiction film, Raymond Chu approaches a tall arch-shaped machine in a wall of mist, illuminated by ultra-violet light.

A robotic voice speaks his temperature as he slowly revolves, emerging from the blue fog.

He is wearing a face mask, ...

yesterday 07:17 open_in_new
Why do we let landlords have the power?

“POWER lies with the landlords – that’s just a fact.”

This comment from city councillor Dick Wolff neatly and grimly summarises the problem.

Despite the fact that the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that every ...

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