OXFORD City Council is pushing ahead with its biggest ever reorganisation in an attempt to save more than £1m a year.
THE life and work of folk musician Kate Garrett was remembered at a fundraiser to support young female musicians.
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It is vital that Oxfordshire ensures its broadband services are fit for the 21st century. It is no exaggeration to say that many people could be left behind.
The rate at which the major supermarkets have set about taking over Oxford over the last couple of years is shocking. The planners seem powerless to stop the onward march of Tesco and Sainsbury in particular.
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell, which has its UK headquarters in Cowley, is to allow biotech researchers cheaper access to some of its expensive online journals, normally only held in large academic libraries.
Pharmaceutical company Genzyme, whose European therapeutics business is based in Cowley, launched a new treatment for kidney disease patients.
Christmas & New Year
Two Oxfordshire villages are celebrating the opening of new shops, after several years without a local store.
A FORMER Oxford magistrate, who served for nearly 30 years, has died aged 72.
A DISABILITY rights campaigner from Oxford has died aged 40.
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Two people have been charged in connection with three robberies in Oxfordshire.
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Simon Burnett, from Tetsworth, won silver in the 100m freestyle final at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Burglars stole a man’s gold watch, a mobile phone and an 18ct gold Air France medal in a Headington break-in.
Far from slumming it, many students are prepared to pay hundreds of pounds more for apartments that have been upgraded, according to letting agents.
Comedian Mel Smith is the second celebrity in the space of a month to put his home in a south Oxfordshire village up for sale
Duncan Bannatyne, star of TV’s Dragons’ Den, dropped in to open his latest investment — a £350,000 spa in Banbury.
A family home close to a golf course could be the dream home for anyone who enjoys a round or two on the fairways.
A Georgian house packed with character features stands in half an acre of grounds including a lawn, vegetable plot and greenhouse.
The Picker Institute Europe, a not-for-profit charitable organisation, has relocated its central Oxford office to the Minns Business Park, Botley.
Gifts, gadgets and bicycle trade supplier Tradewinds UK has moved into new premises on the Banbury Business Park.
The repatriation of a British soldier killed in Afghanistan will take place tomorrow.
The final battle of the 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup GB takes place this weekend at Brands Hatch, with Oxfordshire driver Tim Harvey the hot favourite to win having led the championship from the very first race of the year.
The first match of this season’s inter-county Chiltern Cup took place last Saturday at Magdalen College School. The Chiltern Cup is the first division of the Chiltern Leagues and limited to players with an ECF rating of under 200.
Oxfordshire umpire Mick Warren is at the centre of dispute which threatens the funding of youth cricket in the county, writes MICHAEL KNOX.
A business estate on the edge of Swindon may seem an odd place to find Oxford University celebrating an historic moment for one of its greatest institutions.
Every fortnight your local Wildlife Trust gives you an expert insight into the wildlife around you and shares some tips on how to enjoy it. This week Reg Tipping, a volunteer reserve warden in north Oxfordshire, explains why he is batty about bats.
VAL BOURNE on how we can help to save the planet
HARWELL-based environmental consultancy AEA Technology has snapped up US rival Eastern Research Group for £60m in cash and shares.
SMALL businesses in Oxfordshire have welcomed the start of a year's break from paying business rates, but advisers are warning that some companies have not registered for the temporary exemption.
SYLVIA VETTA on a homely coming together of artists working in many different media
NICK UTECHIN on a stage version of a classic fairy tale coming next week to the Oxford Playhouse
GILES WOODFORDE is not put off by the strange water as he takes a tour of Aylesbury’s new £42m theatre
The automotive industry is buzzing with continual news about electric vehicles, hybrid technology and most recently cars powered by gas turbines.
A PAIR of teenage entrepreneurs are introducing a taste of Morocco to the UK after spotting a gap in the market.
MODERNISM: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION by Christopher Butler (OUP, £7.99)
A CITY estate and lettings agent has been arrested and charged with fraud and money laundering following a probe by police and Trading Standards officers.
There is something faintly demonic about the Minoan figurine that first sparked Bettany Hughes’s interest in Greek civilisation. The so-called ‘snake goddess’, found in Crete in 1903 by archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, stands at just over a foot tall and depicts a fiery-eyed, buxom woman brandishing two slithering serpents. The statuette resides at the Ashmolean Museum and is a mysterious relic from an enigmatic culture, dating back three millennia.
Oxford archer Nichola Simpson helped England to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi today.
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Sir – Stephen Goldby (Letters, August 26) is absolutely right.
Sir – In the October edition of a well known railway magazine, a former executive director of the Strategic Rail Authority points to the possibility of achieving many of the benefits of the proposed new high-speed line from London to Birmingham by exploiting the potential of the present Chiltern Line route via Bicester and Banbury at a fraction of the cost.
Sir – In response to South Oxfordshire District Council’s public consultation in regard to their Core Strategy Review, keeping the housing figures stipulated in the South East Plan under the aegis of ‘filling a need’ is no longer relevant or economically pertinent.