Flower power draws crowd to Wheatley gardens

thisisoxfordshire: Sue Ware of Waterperry Gardens with a snakeshead fritillary     Picture: OX66348  Damian Halliwell

10:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S county flower – the fritillary – drew weekend visitors to Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley.

2,000 more homes on cards for Carterton

thisisoxfordshire: Housing developments proposed for Carterton

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE population of Carterton could jump to more than 20,000 people if plans for a total of 2,000 homes are approved.

Organisers extend Headington Festival to two days

thisisoxfordshire: Kennington Brass Band performed at last year’s Headington Festival

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FESTIVAL organisers are planning a bumper weekend of sport, crafts and stalls in Headington.

Quality commission criticises another healthcare unit

thisisoxfordshire: care and quality commission

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ANOTHER healthcare facility run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been criticised in a report released today.

Bank clerks accused of £2m fraud involving Lloyds TSB

thisisoxfordshire: Six farcical days in the Old Bailey press box.

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THREE bank clerks were involved in a £2m scam using a high-tech computer, the Old Bailey has heard.

£123m flood relief scheme on the agenda

thisisoxfordshire: Rodney Rose, deputy leader of Oxfordshire County Council.

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORD will learn on Friday whether a major scheme to prevent flooding on its major roads has cleared the latest hurdle.

'Cracks could cost me my home' says owner after losing a ten year long dispute

thisisoxfordshire: Mike Ferguson

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CRACKS from building work that should have cost £3,000 to repair have left a dad-of-two with a £100,000 bill and the likely loss of his home.

Inquest into Littlemore death opening

thisisoxfordshire: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An inquest is due to open today into the death of a woman found dead in her Littlemore home with her mother.

No bail for murder case defendant

thisisoxfordshire: Connor Tremble

8:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man charged in connection with the death of teenager Connor Tremble has been refused bail.

County's first rail station in 80 years is just the ticket

thisisoxfordshire: An artist's impression of the new station

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THIS is what the first railway station to be built in the county in almost 80 years will look like.

College expected to name new dean soon

thisisoxfordshire: MOVING ON: The Very Rev Dr Christopher Lewis in the Deanery garden

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Christ Church college is expected to announce a successor to dean Rev Christopher Lewis soon.

Serving up another summer festival of free table tennis

thisisoxfordshire: Simon Price, 16, with Oxford City Council's schools sports development officer, Margaret Stevens, at a table tennis table in Cutteslowe Park, North Oxford

7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TABLE tennis is making a return to Oxford this summer after 21,000 people picked up their bats last year.

Report backs widow’s belief pollution caused lung cancer

thisisoxfordshire: Deborah Glass Woodin with her husband Mike Woodin after an election victory in 2000

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A GREEN campaigner believes figures linking 276 deaths in Oxfordshire to air pollution are further proof that is what caused her city councillor husband’s fatal lung cancer.

Rallying call to make Risinghurst estate's fete the best yet

thisisoxfordshire: Risinghurst Fete committee members, from left, Margaret Taylor, Peter Jaques, Valerie Wells, Barbara Naylor, Mary Mault and Derek Taylor

10:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

ORGANISERS have put out a rallying call to help make the estate’s annual fete the best yet.

Rose Hill regeneration project shortlisted for UK award

thisisoxfordshire: Members of Rose Hill Junior Youth Club celebrate the news

10:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A PROJECT in Rose Hill that supports communty projects and events has been shortlisted for a top award.

Community prepares to celebrate canal heritage

thisisoxfordshire: Maria Parsons with Tony Joyce, centre, of Jericho Living Heritage Trust and trustee and local historian, Mark Davies

9:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A community heritage project based around Oxford Canal is set to culminate after months of preparations.

Grant aids research on morris dancing family

thisisoxfordshire: Julie Kimber-Nicholson, left, and Cat Kelly with members of Headington Morris

7:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MORRIS dancers have celebrated the launch of a history project into the life of a family famed for their love of the tradition.

Honouring the people giving back to society

thisisoxfordshire: Dee Sinclair

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE tireless and selfless efforts of ten people in volunteer and community work will tonight be honoured by Oxford’s Lord Mayor in a public ceremony.

Musicians sing out for Record Store Day

thisisoxfordshire: Tony Poole, left, and Robin Bennett perform at the Truck Store,

4:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE beauty of music was celebrated across the county as independent stores put on live shows for Record Store Day.

Shouldering the burden for Christ on Good Friday

thisisoxfordshire: Duncan Enright leads the Walk of Witness along Witney High Street

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

COUNCILLOR Duncan Enright carried a cross on Good Friday for Churches Together in Witney’s annual Silent Walk of Witness.

Nature centre hosts its first eco-friendly music festival

thisisoxfordshire: From left, festival organisers Joe Jennings, Lauren Dean, Rachel Ruscombe-King and Nicholas O’Brien

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A POPULAR nature centre near Oxford will be hosting a music festival this summer.

First pictures of what new Oxford Parkway railway station will look like

thisisoxfordshire: An artist's impression of the new Oxford Parkway station

9:56am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THESE are the images of what the new Oxford Parkway Station will look like.

Festival’s choc full of things to see and eat

thisisoxfordshire: Jessica Fraser, 12 and her brother Nathan, eight, eye up spread of goodies at the Oxford Chocolate Festival in the Town Hall, with their aunt Janice Gregory

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TUMBLING chocolates, stacks of goodies and mouthwatering marvels greeted visitors at the Oxford Chocolate Festival.

Autumn start date for long-awaited revamp of Frideswide Square

thisisoxfordshire: County council leader Ian Hudspeth in Frideswide Square

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE work to revamp Oxford’s notorious Frideswide Square bottleneck will start in the Autumn.

Teen to answer bail over i-Phone robbery

thisisoxfordshire: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A teenager is due to answer police bail today after a 12-year-old boy suffered a head injury in a knifepoint robbery.

Cyclist taken to hospital after collision

thisisoxfordshire: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A cyclist was taken to hospital yesterday after a collision with a car in the city centre.

Sporting chance of better mental health as Restore project gets £260k grant

thisisoxfordshire: From left, James Craggs, from Oxfordshire Sports Partnership; Gemma Humphrey, from Restore; Lucy Tappin, from Oxfordshire Sports Partnership, Adam Clayton, from Oxfordshire Mind; Tristan Hale, from Oxfordshire Sports Partnership, Colin Godfrey, from Oxfor

7:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HUNDREDS of people with mental health problems are to benefit from a £260,000 funding boost for county sport.

Headington boundaries decision can kickstart Neighbourhood Plan

thisisoxfordshire: Tours of Oxford Town Hall

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CITY councillors will meet tomorrow to discuss the Headington Neighbourhood Plan.

East Oxford social club could be saved as council aims to buy site

thisisoxfordshire: Bob Price

6:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE leader of Oxford City Council has said his authority will attempt to buy an East Oxford social club, as the clock starts ticking on its protected status.

Children put their spin on European masterpieces

thisisoxfordshire: Seven-year-old Grace Handford

5:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CHILDREN were invited to help make some new artworks for Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum.

Exercise ‘kit’ to be moved after park complaint

thisisoxfordshire: City councillor Roy Darke and Marie Power, of the Friends of Headington Hill Park who are unhappy at the places fitness equipment has been installed

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

A PIECE of exercise equipment in a city park is being moved over concerns it would see people jump into flowers.

Cyclist injured in collision in Oxford's High Street

thisisoxfordshire: Ambulance stock image

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car in the city centre.

Asbo breach beggar is jailed

thisisoxfordshire: Frank Brown was jailed for 28 weeks

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A PROLIFIC beggar has been jailed for 28 weeks after breaching his anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) three times.

Children hitch a ride to learn about travel in Victorian times

thisisoxfordshire: Paul Harding, from Discover History, plays his part as a Victorian railway worker. Picture: Ed Nix OX66626

10:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THERE was a blast from the past at Oxford’s Town Hall when youngsters enjoyed a Victorian fun day.

Activist’s legal bid after blacklist fear

thisisoxfordshire: Mike Hamblett has discovered he is on a blacklist

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

AN ENVIRONMENTAL activist has taken legal action after finding his name is on a secret blacklist used by companies to vet new workers.

City council pins hopes on new bid for unitary status

thisisoxfordshire: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD could become an entirely self-governing city and the county council abolished if Labour wins the next General Election, the city council’s leader has said.

Bank clerk to stand trial over £2m fraud

thisisoxfordshire: Latest money news

8:30am Monday 21st April 2014

A bank clerk is due to stand trial at the Old Bailey in London tomorrow accused of playing a part in a £2m fraud.

M40 vehicles scanned

thisisoxfordshire: Thames Valley Police logo

8:20am Monday 21st April 2014

Police set up a number plate recognition camera at a service station and scanned more than 1,000 vehicles in two hours.

Football skills scheme in Blackbird Leys aims to give youngsters a new goal in life

thisisoxfordshire: David Philp and Martin Pomroy, Oxford United community coaches, with Sgt Mark Brock. Front: JJ Taylor, eight, and Brandon Campbell, 14.

8:10am Monday 21st April 2014

YOUNG people are sharpening up their football skills as well as keeping out of trouble in a new project in Blackbird Leys.

East Oxford MP backs plan for £4m cancer centre

thisisoxfordshire: Andrew Smith MP, left, discusses the plan for a specialist £4m gamma knife surgery centre with consultant neuro surgeon Dick Stacey and Manor Hospital director Lynne Brooks    Picture: OX66424  Mark Hemsworth

7:30am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD East MP Andrew Smith has backed a call for the NHS to support a planned £4m specialist cancer centre.

Man seeking bail in teenager death case

thisisoxfordshire: Connor Tremble

7:20am Monday 21st April 2014

A man charged in connection with the death of teenager Connor Tremble is to bid for bail tomorrow.

Big Brother 'spy car' is watching parking sites

thisisoxfordshire: A Citroen Berlingo. Oxford City Council is using an adapted version of the van to monitor its car parks

7:10am Monday 21st April 2014

A £30,000 ‘spy car’ is being used by Oxford City Council to catch motorists who fail to pay their parking fees.

Missing person found

7:00am Monday 21st April 2014

A police helicopter was used in the search for a missing vulnerable man on Good Friday.

Business ideas at Cowley Road Fairtrade market

thisisoxfordshire: Business ideas at Cowley Road Fairtrade market

6:40am Monday 21st April 2014

A NEW Fairtrade market at East Oxford Community Centre will aim to give ethnic minorities a chance to develop business ideas.

Poignant link to memorial tree planting at Bury Knowle Park in Headington

thisisoxfordshire: Katharine Harborne with Oxfordshire Royal British Legion chairman Jim Lewendon, left, and Oxford East Conservative Association president Gary Dixon.  Picture: OX66583 Antony Moore

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

THE great niece of the writer of famed First World War play Journey’s End helped plant trees to mark the outbreak of the conflict.

‘Don’t kick Temple Cowley Pools’ future into long grass’ plea to councillors

thisisoxfordshire: Campaign leader Nigel Gibson

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

COUNCIL bosses have been urged not to “kick into the long grass” the future of Temple Cowley Pools after campaigners won an application giving them first chance to buy it.

Breaking down stereotypes of university life

thisisoxfordshire: university of oxford logo

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 10,000 youngsters have been visited by Oxford University staff and students to encourage applicants from across all backrounds.

Extra tasty treat with the Dreamboys

thisisoxfordshire: Left to right, Rowan Rowe, Peter Alamu-Carter, Jack Jefferson and Luke Baker

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

DINERS at one Oxford restaurant were served up an extra tasty treat on Wednesday when male strippers The Dreamboys stopped by for lunch.

City council looks at aid for flood victims

6:54pm Sunday 20th April 2014

City councillors are set to agree a flood support package for businesses and residents at a meeting on Wednesday.

Family print 'inspirational' book of relative's war days

thisisoxfordshire: am and husband John Gee look through the Thomas ‘Jack’ Rogers scrapbook with grandson Jack

1:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A FAMILY has published an “inspirational” book of war memoirs by their beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather.

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