Lorries may face ban on Kidlington road


1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

MOVES to declare part of a Kidlington street a pollution hot spot could bar lorries from driving around the village, it is hoped.

Parents appeal for backing to keep disabled girl riding


12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

PARENTS of a severely disabled four-year-old who has therapeutic horse riding lessons are desperate for people to sign a petition to keep a Wendlebury stables open.

Hospital complaints up

thisisoxfordshire: Where will funds come from?

9:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

New data from the Health and Social Information Centre revealed that the number of written complaints to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the county’s main hospitals, increased to 890 in 2013/14, from 792 in 2012/13.

Veteran is told: you can't fly your Union Flag here


8:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A DISABLED army veteran has said he is being made to feel ashamed to be British after he was told to remove a Union flag from his garden.

New major city roadworks ‘will not hit commuters’

thisisoxfordshire: An artist’s impression of how Frideswide Square will look

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AFTER years of waiting, work on redeveloping Frideswide Square is to start on Monday – and council officials have promised the first stage of the work will not affect people’s journeys to work.

Ex-head in sex trial

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

An 82-year-old former headteacher faces trial over accusations of historic sex abuse against boys.

Ice Age flower is still quite at home in balmy Headington


8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN 8,000-year-old flower is blossoming in an Oxford meadow.

East Oxford mosque losing battle over parking zone exemptions


7:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

MUSLIMS appear to have lost a battle to have parking restrictions outside an East Oxford mosque lifted.

Cyclists rush in as 'Boris bikes' are relaunched


6:40am Saturday 30th August 2014

MORE than 200 people have signed up for Oxford’s “Boris bike” scheme after it relaunched earlier this summer.

Link road 'too low-priority' to be given £12m funding


6:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A PLANNED new link road on the northern outskirts of Oxford did not win Government funding because it was not listed as a priority, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

Teacher’s tale is published in new anthology


9:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A FORMER English teacher has had a short story published in a collection of fairy tales.

Cyclists want end to cars on bike lane


6:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

CYCLISTS have backed a councillor’s call for double yellow lines to be painted along the length of Donnington Bridge Road in Oxford.

Heavy traffic in Oxford leaves two bus services cancelled

thisisoxfordshire: Traffic Alert general

5:54pm Friday 29th August 2014

OXFORD Bus company has cancelled two of its bus services between the train station and the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Decision day for plan to reopen village pub


5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A couple hoping to reopen their village pub after five years of closure are due to find out today if they can.

Air cadet squadron needs YOU!


1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A DEPLETED cadet squadron, with just 10 youths in its ranks, could be forced to disband.

Barton residents urged to use rubbish ‘amnesty’


12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

THIRTEEN skips are to be put out in Barton today to get residents to tidy up messy gardens.

Pre-op test gets to heart of matter


10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Churchill Hospital is harnessing pedal power to assess the fitness of patients ahead of major surgery, with the hope that it could free up beds.

Oxford to lead hunt for Ebola virus cure


9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

THE KEY to finding a vaccine to finally beat the killer Ebola virus could lie in Oxford.

Help on its way for pupils with autism


7:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Imagine not being able to understand the emotions of others, not being able to make friends and in some cases not even being able to talk.

More abuse charges

thisisoxfordshire: Scales of Justice

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A former headteacher is due to appear in court today to face more historic accusations that he abused young boys.

Dancer could scoop share of £250,000


7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A teenage dancer stands the chance of scooping a slice of a £250,000 prize when he puts his best foot forward on a dance show tonight.

Academic gives medieval music the Goldie touch


6:30am Friday 29th August 2014

AN Oxford University academic and an electronic music artist with acting credits including James Bond and EastEnders may seem an unlikely musical collaboration.

Student fights to secure foreign aid


9:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WOMAN from Oxford has taken the fight against global poverty to Europe’s corridors of power as she lobbies to guarantee the amount of aid for developing countries.

Ebola vaccine to be trialed in Oxford


6:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE key to a vaacine for the deadly Ebola virus could lie in Oxford.

Parking problems split opinions across Oxford


5:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

AS more controlled parking zones are suggested for Oxford, DAMIAN FANTATO takes a look at the controversial regulations that can divide communities

Update: One taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries after A34 collision

thisisoxfordshire: A34 traffic alert

4:52pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE person has been taken to hospital with “potentially serious injuries” following a collision on the Bicester Road earlier today.

Henry Box School's class of 1980 gets back together


4:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE class of 1980 at Witney's Henry Box School is holding a reunion on Saturday.

Grandmother praises duo for excellent diabetes care


12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

FOR all their help managing her diabetes, these two city NHS workers are Audrey Woodcock’s Hospital Heroes.

It’s costly by the sea if you visit from Oxford

thisisoxfordshire: By the seaside... Well, almost, as Weston-Super-Mare is technically on the Bristol Channel

8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has found that a seaside trip for a family of four from Oxford to the nearest seaside is the third most expensive in England.

Good Food Guide rates Manoir as UK's 13th best restaurant


8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons at Great Milton has been named the 13th best restaurant in the country.

Police bail man over Rose Hill stabbing


8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following a double stabbing in Rose Hill, Oxford, has been bailed until September 26.

Youngsters enjoy pirate fun


8:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

SWASHBUCKLING amateur pirates Leo Robinson-Po and Laurie Potts were thankfully not made to walk the plank yesterday at The Story Museum.

Concocting a cocktail fit for our future king and queen


8:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

ROYALS fans in Oxford are counting down the days until Wills and Kate visit the city.

New school science block at Cheney School up for discussion

thisisoxfordshire: oxford city council logo

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE building of a new science block at an Oxford school will be discussed next week.

Yours to takeaway... all the contents from ‘Posh’ Oxford chippy


8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

BIDDERS are taking away more than just fish and chips from a Jericho eaterie.

Oxford bookstore's donation to blaze-hit Glasgow School of Art


7:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

Blackwell’s Rare Books has donated a volume to the Mackintosh Library at Glasgow School of Art, which was gutted by a fire in May.

Leys church is praying for pennies from heaven rather than rain


7:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A CHURCH in Blackbird Leys is facing a mammoth fundraising task as it is faced with a £400,000 bill to replace its leaking roof.

Sub-letting to seven people lands Oxford tenant a big court fine

thisisoxfordshire: oxford city council logo

6:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

A MAN who sublet a property he was renting from a relative to seven people has been fined nearly £3,500.

Success looms in move for Oxford school crossing


6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PEDESTRIAN crossing parents have been campaigning for at an Oxford school looks set to go ahead.

Children can kick-off with football skills academy


6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

CHILDREN looking to have extra football training will soon have a new centre to hone their skills.

Firefighters ride to the rescue to hang photography festival banner


5:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS took on the task of unfurling a banner for Oxford’s upcoming international photography festival.

Rum do for charitable seafarers


9:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THEY are more familiar with a different type of sail, but these pirates still have plenty to go “yo ho ho” about.

Children come face-to-face with museum exhibits


4:30pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Jessica Elder and her five-year-old brother George encountered some unusual masks at Witney’s Marriotts Walk shopping centre.

Shop worker threatened by a man thought to be armed with a knife


3:48pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A SHOP worker was threatened by a man thought to be armed with a knife, police have said. 

TV comedians join cancer fundraiser


1:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WHEN bowel cancer sufferer Dean Laidler lost his friend Lisa Dempsey to the disease, he decided to help raise money to try to find a cure.

Revised Witney homes proposals to go on show

thisisoxfordshire: The homes would be a mix of two, three and four-bed.

11:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DEVELOPER Taylor Wimpey is inviting Witney residents to attend an exhibition of updated plans for a proposed housing scheme.

Faded mural gets a new lease of life


10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHILDREN spray painting on walls is not usually cause for celebration, but it has given the Blackbird Leys Community Centre an impressive mural.

Council leader warms to the Ice Bucket Challenge


9:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

COUNTY council leader Ian Hudspeth might be more used to freezing budgets but he was the one left shivering yesterday.

GCSE results: Zoe fights ME to make grade


9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GIRL who missed the last six months of school ahead of her exams, due to the chronic fatigue condition ME, did not let it stop her passing her GCSEs.

GCSE results: Schools report mixed picture after rule change


9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

TENSION gave way to relief and delight as students across West Oxfordshire received their GCSE results.

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