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  • Police car ends up in ditch after collision in East Hanney The Oxford Times:

    A POLICE car ended up in a ditch following a collision with another car off Oxford Road, East Hanney, earlier today. read more

  • Bus stops removal discriminates against people

    Sir – At every Connecting Oxfordshire forum, county council leader Ian Hudspeth encouraged everyone to contribute their best ideas for environmentally, economically and socially viable transport. read more

  • Cyclists need better treatment

    Sir – Two years ago, the county council agreed to improve the provision for cyclists in the design of the Frideswide Square roundabouts. read more

  • Unacceptable threats

    Sir – I welcome the letter from councillor Tanner detailing the cycling infrastructure improvements that are planned for Oxford (Letters, August 21). read more

  • Massive undertaking

    Sir – I write in response to your article Drivers face 24-mile detour during works and wish to add some context and clarity to the story. read more

  • Expensive rail option

    Sir – Perhaps the rail fares would rise less if there was less reckless spending. read more

  • Computer tricksters

    Sir – I’m sure that all your readers know that anybody approaching them and claiming to be an agent of Microsoft is almost certainly a trickster. read more

  • Distressing calls

    Sir – It took decades of campaigning to achieve in 1999 the pedestrianisation of Cornmarket and restricted traffic in the High Street, so calls to bring back buses to Cornmarket, however limited in number, are distressing (‘Call made to lift ban on buses in centre’, (Report, August 21). Even with more fuel-friendly buses, nitrous oxide and CO2 levels in Oxford city centre are already dangerously high. read more

  • Keep buses out

    Sir – With regards to Matt Oliver’s article, (August 21) — No! No! No! Martin Sutton, managing director of Stagecoach, Oxon, we do not want buses back into Cornmarket. read more

  • Daily inconvenience

    Sir – The issue of bus routeing through the city centre merits more balanced consideration than the rather knee-jerk reaction in your editorial (Focus minds on the buses, August 21). read more

  • Scaling down

    Sir – Buses in the Cornmarket? We are told they are necessary to service the enlarged Westgate Centre. But there is already hardly room to walk there. read more

  • ‘Island community’

    Sir – WODC recently distributed a newsletter entitled Creating Futures inviting us to comment on housing targets and the draft local plan. read more

  • Global Weirding

    Sir – It is strange what weather we have had all winter; no cold at all; but the ways are dusty and the flyes fly up and down, and the rose-bushes are full of leaves, such a time of the year was never known in this world before here. read more

  • Podding poser

    Sir – Christopher Gray argues (Gray Matter, August 14) that ‘podded’ peas ought to mean peas without pods, and was surprised to find that Aldi’s came with pods unpopped. read more

  • Plight often hidden

    Sir – When I was two years old I was struck down by polio. I was fortunate; I survived the virus that has killed so many. read more

  • PM has made an error

    Sir – On Pathfinder Sunday, August 17, at RAF Wyton this year we surviving Bomber Command veterans, our carers and next of kin of former Pathfinders, were disappointed to learn that the promised flypast of two Lancasters (British and Canadian) would have to be cancelled due to bad weather. read more

  • Shipmates reunite

    Sir – Thank you again for printing my letters about reuniting those who have served together in the Royal Navy. read more

  • Customers sorry to see Witney pharmacy move from High Street The Oxford Times:

    A PHARMACY chain is closing its shop in the centre of Witney and moving to a health centre. read more

  • Pub is forced to close after brawls and drug incidents

    AN OXFORD pub shut its doors for the last time on Saturday after recent incidents involving violence and drug use. read more

  • Deal in pipeline to end row over rent rise at Oxford's Covered Market The Oxford Times:

    An agreement could soon be struck to end the dispute over rent rises at Oxford’s Covered Market. read more

  • Trader fears he may have to shut up shop within a year The Oxford Times:

    A FAMILY-run corner shop could face closure after nearly 20 years, because of competition from a recently-opened Tesco Express shop in Oxford’s Abingdon Road. read more

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