BUSINESSES in Headington are celebrating news the Old High Street car park has been saved from development.
A TAXI driver with a criminal record has had his licence taken off him by the High Court.
A PROJECT celebrating the history of Cowley had an unexpected late addition at a tea party exhibition to mark the scheme’s end.
RENOWNED architect Geoffrey Darke has died aged 82.
HARDWARE chain Wilkinsons looks set to take up a prime spot in Bicester’s town centre.
PETER Tyrer, founder and chief executive of the African Children’s Fund, has died after a car crash in Kenya last week.
Politicians love apprenticeships and are becoming loud in trumpeting the undeniably laudable fact that more and more young people are finding a route into work this way — even though the impressive looking figures have been achieved against a depressing backdrop of record youth unemployment.
VISITORS to an Oxford museum can embark on fantastic journey covering more than 5,000 years of human occupation of the Nile Valley.
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A BOOMING brewery set to reopen a closed pub is aiming to take over another defunct Oxford hostelry as well.
Top scientist Kylie Vincent is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for groundbreaking research into green fuel and her work in schools.
A young fashion retailer is closing her independent Oxford store and taking her business exclusively online.
It is sound advice for anyone at a wine-tasting never to eat cheese laid on by the organisers. Any old plonk tastes wonderful with cheese, you see.
They say nostalgia is not what it used to be, but a heavy whiff of the genuine article wafted through my house the other day when I brought back a few local history books.
Over the years Oxford University Press has brought out The Oxford Companion to Food, The Oxford Companion to Drink, The Oxford Companion to Wine, The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink and The Oxford Companion to Italian Food. Now they have published a companion that celebrates beer.
This new production of Cinderella from the Russian Ice Stars is work with real verve.
In the sporting arena, money doesn't just talk, it chatters incessantly. Success is measured by financial worth, creating an uneven playing field. The best teams get richer by continually feeding off their smaller rivals until it becomes almost impossible to bridge the divide. This was the situation facing Billy Beane, the general manager of Oakland Athletics, in 2001 when his team lost the showpiece final game of the season to the mighty New York Yankees.
Bright, colourful and lively, Oxford Operatic Society’s Carmen, at the Oxford Playhouse this week, is a triumph, and possibly one of their best shows to date. For a company more accustomed to musical theatre and Gilbert and Sullivan, stepping out of their comfort zone into one of the most celebrated works in the operatic repertoire is a brave move indeed, but they rose to the challenge superbly. On Monday the cast showed little sign of first night nerves as they romped their way through the piece with all the confidence and proficiency of seasoned pros, and there were some outstanding individual performances.
Step into Room 35 upstairs at the British Museum right now and you step into the extraordinary world of Grayson Perry RA, Turner Prize winner in 2003, and now the curator of what is almost certainly the most unusual exhibition the British Museum has ever put on.
I suppose you could call Boris Johnson either a political celebrity — as Sonia Purnell does in her splendid new biography of the London Mayor — or a celebrity politician. Are they the same thing? Some expert on semantics please advise.
Auctions are more popular than ever, with 26,000 homes going under the hammer in the past year.
A thatched cottage that was once the village pound for stray animals has been refurbished and extended.
A Victorian house near Faringdon was built for the headmaster of the village school and its garden was originally the children’s playground.
Christmas could come early for househunters as developers lay on a raft of special offers to tempt them to part with their cash.
Lack of confidence in the job market and economic outlook is causing tenants to leave house hunting until the last minute, according to one agent.
EAST Oxford residents have been going potty about pottery.
REMAINS of hundreds of people buried at Oxford’s Radcliffe Infirmary are to be exhumed as part of the £500m redevelopment of the former hospital site.
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Flytipping around Oxford has dropped by three-quarters thanks to harsher measures and more CCTV, experts say.
A PROSTITUTE who breeds dogs at her Didcot home was raided by police officers executing a warrant under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Three distraction burglaries targeting pensioners in their 70s on the same night may have been carried out by the same criminals.
Carmen, the famous tale of passion, jealousy and murder, is currently showing at the Oxford Playhouse.
A disabled woman in her 70s who was allegedly conned by a rogue trader told jurors yesterday: “I could have done a better job myself.”
Residents living near a green waste composting scheme in Sutton Courtenay have complained about a stench wafting over their homes.
A leading city councillor has welcomed a new report saying that developers should be given greater freedom to build on Green Belt land.
A large turnout is expected for the four servicemen whose bodies will be repatriated to RAF Brize Norton today.
A battle over a strip of land along the Northern Bypass has broken out between Oxford City Council and Northway residents that could hit the twin developments of Barton West and Ruskin Fields.
A woman was airlifted to hospital after her black Volkswagen Polo and a red Ford Focus collided on the M40 yesterday. Police were called to the crash between Junctions 8a and 9 on the northbound carriageway at 11.15am.
A parish council is set to shut down a public park because it can no longer afford its upkeep after hitting the financial buffer over a £75 bill to clean up a torched car.
Without doubt the most sinister of bird families to be encountered in the British Isles are the shrikes with seven different branches of the family accepted as being visitors to our shores.
Every year millions of birds are trapped on the shores of Cyprus for the banned ‘delicacy’ ambelopoulia. LIAM CREEDON explores how this hidden disaster is threatening some of our best-loved garden species
Lauren Child is the face and brains behind some of Britain’s best-loved children's books, Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean. But now there’s a new girl in town — Ruby Redfort, a super smart agent and code-cracker, who looks set for similar global supremacy.
Gerald Wixey lives in Wantage and is studying creative writing at Oxford University’s department of continuing education. His first novel, Salt of Their Blood, is set in a small town where Stuart, who is having an illicit affair, discovers that his lover’s husband is the man he has hated for most of his life.
Explorers of the Nile by Tim Jeal (Faber, £25)
A young fashion retailer is closing her Oxford store and taking her business online.
Enterprising schoolgirl Emily Duffy is celebrating after her fledgling business won a special award.
New galleries showcasing the Ashmolean Museum’s world-famous collections from ancient Egypt will open to the public on Saturday.
Sir – Top marks to the brilliant Wadham College for flying the rainbow flag throughout their Queerweek this year.
Sir – I view Mr Reynolds’s comments that “Parking spaces have survived the test of time” (Report, November 17) with some disbelief. Whilst they may have up to the last few years, it is very noticeable that many vehicles, buses, lorries, white vans as well as some ordinary, never mind these 4x4s, are wider and longer even by a few inches or so, in the last few years.