Wood carvers get into the groove at Pitt Rivers Museum

thisisoxfordshire:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THIS beautiful box has been hand-carved by Haida brothers Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw over the past four weeks at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum.

Pupils’ writing is among fun renditions for National Poetry Day

thisisoxfordshire:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

POETS will be popping up across Oxford to dazzle listeners with their renditions of rhythm and rhyme.

Rocking in aid of mentally ill

thisisoxfordshire:

12:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

BANDS will take to the stage to drum up support for young people suffering from mental health problems at an all-day music festival in Oxford on Saturday.

Two road closures next week on A34 and in Oxford

thisisoxfordshire: Traffic Alert general

10:52am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PARTS of the A34 and Walton Street will be closed next week as roadworks are carried out.

Jenny Eclair plays it for laughs, headlining an Older People’s Day

thisisoxfordshire:

10:10am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COMEDIENNE Jenny Eclair will headline a day of celebrating older people.

Hungry Horse jockeys for position at shopping area

thisisoxfordshire:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW Hungry Horse pub at Templars Shopping Park in Cowley would create up to 60 jobs.

Thames Water under fire from residents who say they’ve been left in the dark

thisisoxfordshire:

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

ANGRY residents flooded out of their homes say they are being left in the dark by Thames Water a week after disaster struck.

One lane of Botley Road shut for emergency work

thisisoxfordshire: Burst water main closes Lower Hall Lane in Chingford

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THAMES Water started emergency roadworks in Botley Road last night.

More child sex victims are being identified

thisisoxfordshire: Bullfinch banner 630

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HIGH-profile sex trafficking cases like Oxford’s Operation Bullfinch have led to more child victims being identified, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said.

Brothel sentence delay

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford Crown Court

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Two women who admitted being involved in running a brothel had the date for their sentencing changed.

Sex with teen denied

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford Crown Court

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man has gone on trial accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Bridge fall man is still critically ill in hospital

thisisoxfordshire: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

8:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man was last night still fighting for his life in hospital after falling from a bridge and colliding with a vehicle.

Just one more series for me says Lewis star

thisisoxfordshire:

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

LEWIS star Kevin Whately has said he only wants to appear in one more series of the Oxford-based TV drama.

Cheney School picks up anti-litter award for third time

thisisoxfordshire:

7:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHENEY School has scooped an anti-litter award for the third time after beating all the other secondary schools in Oxford.

Judge Pringle is new Honorary Recorder

thisisoxfordshire:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Judge Ian Pringle,  has been confirmed as the new Honorary Recorder for Oxford.

‘Piazza’ dream for city’s Gloucester Green area

thisisoxfordshire:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

GLOUCESTER Green in the centre of Oxford could soon be revamped into a “piazza”.

Name change at pub

thisisoxfordshire: SEASCAPE Penmon Lighthouse

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The Dukes Cut in Park End Street has undergone a facelift.  Now called The Lighthouse, the pub is expected to open later this month after a refurbishment and a name change.

Hydro scheme restarts

thisisoxfordshire: Environment Agency logo long

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Work has restarted on a long-awaited hydro-electric power scheme.

Man has broken jaw after attack near nightspot

thisisoxfordshire:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 28-YEAR-OLD suffered a broken jaw and fractured eye socket when he was assaulted outside a former lapdancing bar.

MPs join call for Oxford to Bristol train service

thisisoxfordshire: Ed Vaizey

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

MPs Ed Vaizey and Nicola Blackwood have joined a coalition of 10 MPs calling for a train service from Oxford to Bristol.

Autumn colours in all their glory

thisisoxfordshire:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

HARCOURT Arboretum has begun to melt into a rich medley of autumnal shades.

Protesters hope 60-year-old covenant will thwart road access plan

thisisoxfordshire:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

NORTHWAY people are trying to use a 60-year-old covenant to stop land being turned into an access road for the new Barton Park estate.

Estate agent’s name change ‘best option’

thisisoxfordshire:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN ESTATE agent who called for Oxfordshire businesses to reclaim the word Isis from the terrorist group has changed the name of his business.

Parish councillor threatened with legal action

thisisoxfordshire:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AN OXFORD parish councillor has been threatened with legal action after claiming that an lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender news website has its own “mafia”.

Coffee day stirs up interest

thisisoxfordshire:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COFFEE shops across the city embraced International Coffee Day, a celebration of the much-loved beverage, with the focus very much on Fairtrade.

Call to bowl along to keep this Leys club going

thisisoxfordshire:

5:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BOWLERS in Blackbird Leys urgently need more members to keep their clubhouse intact.

Police parking poser leads to a ‘bad neighbours’ jibe

thisisoxfordshire:

5:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

PARKING problems in Kidlington caused by police will not be stopped by proposed restrictions, according to frustrated residents.

Celebrities in swing for big hospice golf day

thisisoxfordshire:

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FUNDRAISERS swung into action and raised more than £12,000 for East Oxford hospice Helen & Douglas House.

Music producer’s on song with Thames’ charity walk

thisisoxfordshire:

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MUSIC producer who tours the world with famous acts raised more than £1,000 for an arts project by walking from Oxford to London.

Talks to tap into residents’ wide areas of knowledge

thisisoxfordshire:

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A COMMUNITY-LED series of lectures by West Oxford residents is set to return later next month.

Villagers plan to install a life-saving defibrillator

thisisoxfordshire:

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SOUTH HINKSEY Parish Council hopes a village defibrillator might save lives.

New food bank collection ‘will meet rising demand’

thisisoxfordshire:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE manager of a Kidlington foodbank said the latest collection point to be opened at a village supermarket will help meet rising demand.

More delays before new skatepark is due to open

thisisoxfordshire:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LONG-AWAITED equipment for the skatepark in Fry’s Hill Park has been delayed by another five weeks.

Man still fighting for life after Sandford Road bridge fall

thisisoxfordshire: Thames Valley Police logo

4:41pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man was yesterday still fighting for his life in hospital after falling from a bridge and colliding with a vehicle.

Winter warmer makes £1,260 for MS charity

thisisoxfordshire:

3:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WINTER may be just around the corner but Hilary Lord’s new quilt means she is now prepared.

Poet’s verse has chance to fit the bill

thisisoxfordshire:

1:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WHEN poet Stephen Santus saw his poem In a Restaurant come third in the Bridport Prize competition in 2012 he went away with a smile on his face and thought no more of it.

Lewis star eyes show exit

thisisoxfordshire: Kevin Whately stars in the new series of Lewis

2:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LEWIS star Kevin Whately has said he only wants to appear in one more series of the Oxford-based TV drama.

Church is pulling out stops for its £200k organ appeal

thisisoxfordshire:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN OXFORD church is hoping to raise funds to make sure that it never has to pipe down.

Harry helps cook up a storm at food festival

thisisoxfordshire:

12:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

IT was a delicious day out at Thame Food Festival on Saturday as chefs from around the world cooked up a storm in the town.

College’s plans under scrutiny

thisisoxfordshire: oxford city council logo

11:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WORK could start on expanding a college in Blackbird Leys if plans are approved tomorrow.

Derek Measor's wife says his death tore her world apart as killer driver avoids jail

thisisoxfordshire:

9:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A WIDOW whose husband was killed while cycling yesterday told a court it was the worst day of her life.

Group urges council to sell it Temple Cowley pools

thisisoxfordshire: Splashing out at Temple Cowley Pool

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have urged Oxford City Council to accept their bid to buy Temple Cowley Pools for the community.

Girls get some coaching from a top GB runner

thisisoxfordshire:

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PUPILS at d’Overbroecks College pulled on their running shoes yesterday as 2002 Commonwealth Games 400m relay silver medallist Lesley Owusu gave them advice on how to succeed in both sport and life.

Man collapsed in street

thisisoxfordshire: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man was taken to hospital yesterday after collapsing outside McDonald’s in Cornmarket Street.

Rethink on late-night drink levy

thisisoxfordshire:

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BARS and clubs in Oxford could soon be charged for serving alcohol after midnight.

Russell’s taste of honey is the bees Leys

thisisoxfordshire:

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THERE are some unusual visitors in Blackbird Leys creating a bit of a buzz.

University lecturers to decide over strike

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Lecturers at Oxford University who are part of the University and College Union (UCU) will decide in the next few weeks whether they want to strike in a row over pensions.

Teenage boy found guilty of sexual abuse

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A TEENAGE boy has been convicted of sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl while they watched the film Despicable Me 2.

West Way scheme could help boost house prices

thisisoxfordshire: Parish councillor Chris Church outside the Elms Parade shops

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The £100m West Way redevelopment scheme will see house prices in West Oxford rise to rival areas like Headington and Summertown, an estate agent report has said.

Man fights for his life after falling from bridge

thisisoxfordshire:

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A MAN was last night fighting for his life after falling from a bridge and then colliding with a vehicle.







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