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Oxford's Green Fair to be held on a Sunday for first time

ORGANISERS are preparing for Oxford’s 39th annual Green Fair at the town hall.

The event, featuring a large number of eco-friendly stalls, will take place at the St Aldate’s venue from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday, December 1 - the first time it has happened on a Sunday. ...

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CCTV released after wallet theft at O2 Academy in Oxford

POLICE are appealing for information about a theft at the O2 Academy Oxford.

A CCTV image of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the crime has been released.

The victim is a 19-year-old man who had his wallet stolen at 3.30am on Saturday, October 19. ...

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Thousands comment on Connecting Oxford transport plans

HIGHWAYS staff are working through thousands of responses to its radical Connecting Oxford proposals.

The city and county councils are considering a raft of congestion-busting measures including more bus-only lanes - known as bus gates - and workplace parking charges.

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Police witness appeal in Cowley Road Oxford murder probe

A MURDER investigation that launched after a fatal street attack has stepped up, with police appealing for nine specific witnesses.

Graham Collier, a 57-year-old father from Oxford, died from serious head injuries in July after an 'altercation' in Cowley Road. 

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Coroner's inquest into death of Oxford postman

AN INQUEST yesterday revealed the cause of death of a long-serving Oxford postman, who died in a road traffic collision whilst cycling.

John Howes, 58, died following a collision with a van on the B4044 last month.

See also: Tributes to keen cyclist and postman John Howes ...

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Will these Oxford students be able to hear the trains?

NEW student accommodation close to Oxford railway station is nearing completion.

Until April last year residents were able to save money by paying only £8 to park all day at the Osney Lane car park.

Now Winvic Construction staff are working on a 515-bedroom ...

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Will these Oxford students be able to hear the trains?

NEW student accommodation close to Oxford railway station is nearing completion.

Until April last year residents were able to save money by paying only £8 to park all day at the Osney Lane car park.

Now Winvic Construction staff are working on a 515-bedroom ...

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Carterton football club celebrates 13 youth team

A YEAR ago Carterton Football Club was about to fold due to years of mismanagement and crippling debt.

After months of hard work and renovations, the club is celebrating its 13th youth team and is preparing for the opening of new pitches for the next season.

Club chairman ...

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Thousands comment on Connecting Oxford transport plans

HIGHWAYS staff are working through thousands of responses to its radical Connecting Oxford proposals.

The city and county councils are considering a raft of congestion-busting measures including more bus-only lanes - known as bus gates - and workplace parking charges.

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Oxford school rated 'good' by Ofsted after years in special measures

A SCHOOL has unburdened itself of an 'inadequate' rating and regained Ofsted's seal of approval.

New Marston Primary School in Oxford was placed into special measures in 2016, after gaining the watchdog's worst rating, and forced to convert into an academy.

Three years on, ...

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Boswells department store, Oxford, plans revamp after cafe closes

THE owners of Boswells department store in Oxford have revealed it will get a major revamp in the new year.

The company spoke out after it emerged that the Boswells 1738 Tearoom closed earlier this month.

The tea room, which opened in 2015, shut on Friday, and on Tuesday ...

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FOOD HYGIENE: Kebab shop slammed for dirty kitchen and raw chicken

A COWLEY Road takeaway has been slammed by health inspectors over its 'unacceptably dirty' kitchen and a food poisoning risk from the temperature of chicken.

Kebab Kid was given the second-lowest score of one star on September 5, following an inspection by members of Oxford City ...

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Boswells department store, Oxford, plans revamp after cafe closes

THE owners of Boswells department store in Oxford have revealed it will get a major revamp in the new year.

The company spoke out after it emerged that the Boswells 1738 Tearoom closed earlier this month.

The tea room, which opened in 2015, shut on Friday, and on Tuesday ...

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Concerns about extension to Millway Close flats at Oxford council meeting

PLANS to add new flats to an existing block of flats has had residents up in arms.

A planning application to ‘fill in’ gaps between three blocks of flats at Millway Close, Wolvercote, saw the leaseholders who live at the site turn up en masse to a meeting of Oxford City ...

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Oxford school rated 'good' by Ofsted after years in special measures

A SCHOOL has unburdened itself of an 'inadequate' rating and regained Ofsted's seal of approval.

New Marston Primary School in Oxford was placed into special measures in 2016, after gaining the watchdog's worst rating, and forced to convert into an academy.

Three years on, ...

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FOOD HYGIENE: Kebab shop slammed for dirty kitchen and raw chicken

A COWLEY Road takeaway has been slammed by health inspectors over its 'unacceptably dirty' kitchen and a food poisoning risk from the temperature of chicken.

Kebab Kid was given the second-lowest score of one star on September 5, following an inspection by members of Oxford City ...

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Pub where Tolkien and CS Lewis used to meet to become hotel

A WELL-known Oxford pub will be transformed into a hotel.

The Eagle and Child pub in St Giles is owned by St John’s College, which was granted planning permission to build a new extension on the back end of the pub and carry out major renovation works inside the building, as ...

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New bookstore is opening in the city centre

THE owner of a new discount bookstore said he was delighted to find a retail unit in the heart of Oxford city centre.

Jake Pumphrey is to open The Book Stop on Saturday in Magdalen Street, between Costa Coffee and the Randolph Hotel.

The shop selling discounted books for ...

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Crash at Botley A34 causes delays

A 'SERIOUS' crash has closed the busy A34 slip roads at the Botley Interchange this evening.

Highways England said, as of 5.40pm, both the exit slip and entry slip roads are shut to ensure emergency services can make the scene safe.

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Crash at Botley A34 causes delays

A crash is causing delays on the A34 during rush hour this evening.

Police and paramedics are reportedly on the scene close to Botley.

Traffic is currently showing as 'very slow' on the travel feed, right back up to the M40 at Bicester. 

A reader has told ...

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Pub where Tolkien and CS Lewis used to meet to become hotel

A WELL-known Oxford pub will be transformed into a hotel.

The Eagle and Child pub in St Giles is owned by St John’s College, which was granted planning permission to build a new extension on the back end of the pub and carry out major renovation works inside the building, as ...

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