THE Gladiator Sports and Social Club in Iffley Road, East Oxford, will go on the open market for a second time today.

The site, including the club building and two flats, was put on the market by owners The Gladiator Trust for £1.25m as a development opportunity.

But it was registered as a community asset by the Gladiator Club, which has until today to bid for it exclusively. Now club members hope Oxford City Council will step in and make the purchase.