Vision: Passenger trains could run on Cowley branch line

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Friday 24th October 2014

PASSENGER trains could be running on Oxford’s Cowley branch line within five years, the Oxford Mail can reveal.

How £367,000 adds up to a boost for Oxford cycling

The Oxford Times: Cyclist stock

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Oxford Mail can today give full details of where £367,000 of council cash is being spent on city cycle improvements.

Sailors battle for regatta honours

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

OXFORD sailors did battle on the high seas of Farmoor Reservoir in the Oxford Sailability regatta.

School rugby players tackle new designs for kit

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

ART and sport collided at Wheatley Rugby Football Club as young rugby players got to grips with designing a new kit for their teams.

Streets ahead with Mini’s urban dance

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A SERIES of dance workshops have been given wheels thanks to funding from Mini Plant Oxford.

Men arrested on suspicion of rape are released without charge

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

2:52pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men have been released after being arrested on suspicion of rape in Oxford yesterday. 

Castle Mill report to be published at last

The Oxford Times: The view of the Castle Mill development from Port Meadow

8:40am Friday 24th October 2014

A long-awaited report into the effects of the Castle Mill student flats neighbouring Port Meadow will be published on Thursday.

Rock stars turn back time for ’80s spectacular

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

THE cast of musical Rock of Ages wore mortar boards to give the people of Oxford a lesson in rock ‘n’ roll before taking to the New Theatre stage.

Two arrested in city centre rape investigation

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men were arrested on suspicion of rape yesterday after a man reported being attacked in a city centre alleyway.

UPDATE: Men arrested on suspicion of raping a man in an alleyway in Oxford remain in custody

The Oxford Times:

8:20am Friday 24th October 2014

TWO men arrested on suspicion of rape after reports a man was attacked in an alleyway near New Inn Hall Street are still in custody.

Viability study is under way over 1,400-seat concert hall

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 24th October 2014

PLANS for a £9m concert hall in Oxford that could house 1,400 people will depend on the findings of a new study, the school behind the plans said.

Blueprint for a £110m cancer research centre

The Oxford Times: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A £110m cancer research centre is planned for Headington to study pioneering treatment with hundreds of county patients.

Man had blade ‘for protection’

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD who had a “fearsome” bladed weapon in a public place was only trying to protect his home and his family, a jury heard yesterday.

City roadworks hassle is worthwhile, says minister

The Oxford Times: OCC Cabinet member for transport, David Nimmo-Smith.

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

MULTIPLE roadworks that cause city traffic gridlock are “worth it”, a minister has said.

Porter bids to be MP

The Oxford Times: n ALL EARS: UKIP candidates Dickie Bird, left, and Alan Harris are eager for information. Picture: OX58941 David Fleming

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

A university porter has left his job to run as an MP for UKIP.

Temporary Oxpens car park will have only half the space

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A TEMPORARY replacement car park for Oxford’s Westgate multi-storey will provide less than half the number of spaces at present, it has been announced.

All fired up for popular adults’ pottery classes

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

ADULTS enjoyed a pottery class at the East Oxford Community Centre.

Four-minute-miler celebrates with athletes

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

SIR Roger Bannister returned to Oxford’s famous Vincent’s Club as the club celebrated its 150th anniversary with the award of scholarships and bursaries for outstanding student athletes.

Lively festival tackling the grave issue everyone faces

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

SKELETONS and skulls brought a graveyard to life during the launch of the city’s festival of death.

Working to fashion a city extravaganza

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

As preparation hots up for Oxford Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter event next month, Annabal Bagdi takes a look at what goes on behind the scenes to make the glittering event such a success

New £110m cancer research centre planned for Oxford

The Oxford Times: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

3:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A £110m cancer research centre is planned for Headington to study pioneering treatment with hundreds of county sufferers.

Judge criticises "catastrophic" CPS after trial postponement

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

2:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A JUDGE has criticised a “catastrophic failure” by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) which caused a trial to be put off until next year.

Lorry driver is sent to prison for causing fatal accident on M40

The Oxford Times:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A LORRY driver who “completely obliterated” the back of a car when he smashed into it has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving.

Oxford's Lord Mayor gives ancient city walls the once-over

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NOT crumbling too much and graffiti free: Oxford’s ancient city walls were given a clean bill of health in yesterday’s traditional inspection.

Oxford University opens cancer research institute

The Oxford Times: university of oxford logo

8:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A cancer research institute will open at Oxford University today.

Police investigate Marston dog attack

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A criminal investigation has been launched after a man was bitten by a dog as he came to the rescue of a woman in Marston, Oxfod.

‘Mr Scouting’ Reg Hayes, 99, dies after 87 years’ loyal service

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

REG Hayes, believed to be Britain’s longest serving Scout, has died at the age of 99.

New Bishop of Oxford will live outside city as current £10m house deemed too expensive

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOR decades, the Bishop of Oxford has lived in a North Oxford property worth millions.

Charity concert will honour Oxford's famous Dr Radcliffe

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MUSICAL medics are tuning up for a concert to commemorate pioneering Oxford physician Dr John Radcliffe.

Badger cull protest in Oxford to be held this weekend

The Oxford Times: Badger (11754077)

6:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A protest against the culling of badgers will go through Oxford on Saturday.

MP praises work tackling bone issues

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

OXFORD MP Nicola Blackwood has praised city researchers for their work in tackling osteoporosis.

Three women sentenced for running a brothel in Jericho

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THREE women who ran an ‘efficient and professional’ brothel in an upmarket Oxford street were sentenced yesterday.

Oxford University actors stretch gender limits

The Oxford Times:

10:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A PLAY written by the director of hit film In Bruges will be performed by Oxford University students next week.

Ancient woods are as pretty as a picture

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE changing face of Shotover through the seasons has been captured in a new exhibition.

Oxford city centre bank card skimmer is jailed

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FRAUDSTER who used a card skimming device at a cash machine to steal money from a woman’s bank account has been jailed.

Earl of Oxford becomes newest hereditary peer in House of Lords

The Oxford Times: Tourists take photographs in Radcliffe Square, Oxford

7:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Earl of Oxford and Asquith has become the newest hereditary peer to join the House of Lords. 

Demolition paves the way for new Waitrose to open

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW Waitrose store on Oxford’s Botley Road could be open by the middle of next year after the demolition of the existing building was given the go-ahead.

South Hinksey pub’s new beginning toasted by punters and MP

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

VILLAGERS in South Hinksey were joined by their MP on Saturday to raise a glass to their new pub.

Naming row won’t harm new business

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

YOU might have thought that you’d be on to a safe bet to put the name Oxford into the title of a new city business.

Exhibition shines a light on the Moon

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIFTY-FIVE years on from man’s first steps on the Moon the brightest object in the night sky continues to fascinate people here on Earth.

Britain's 'longest serving' Scout, Reg Hayes, has died aged 99

The Oxford Times: Reg Hayes

1:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

REG Hayes, Britain's longest serving Scout has died.

New breed of Oxford musical legends line up for unique gig

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SOME of Oxford’s best-known musicians are coming together for a lively night of music, organised by the Oxford Mail + listen to new tune here...

Police want to speak to a woman who claimed she was the victim of a sexual offence in Oxford

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

9:27am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A WOMAN who approached a passer-by and claimed she was the victim of a sexual offence in the early hours of Saturday is being sought by police.

Oxford University staff vote to strike

The Oxford Times: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Academic staff at Oxford University and Ruskin College have voted for industrial action in a row over changes to pensions.

Frideswide Square redevelopment designs approved

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire county council logo round

9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Designs for the redevelopment of Frideswide Square in Oxford were approved yesterday.

Blackbird Leys toilets loo-king better now

The Oxford Times: oxford city council logo

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Public toilets in Knights Road, Blackbird Leys, will reopen today after being refurbished.

Brookes' beauty aims to be crowned Miss Great Britain

The Oxford Times:

8:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN Oxfordshire beauty queen is setting her sights on becoming this year’s Miss Great Britain.

Hot pink is the colour in Kidlington firefighters' breast cancer push

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS at Kidlington Fire Station swapped their traditional uniforms for pink t-shirts yesterday to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

Motorists fined for using mobiles while driving in Botley Road

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police fined motorists using their phones while driving in Botley Road yesterday morning.

Vale council will debate Doric plans for Botley at meeting in Wantage

The Oxford Times: An artist’s impression of Doric’s proposed development

7:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A planning committee meeting to decide on proposals for the £100m Botley regeneration scheme will be held in Wantage.



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