Record August for Eurotunnel

thisisoxfordshire: Eurotunnel carried a record 375,000 vehicles on shuttle trains through the tunnel in August

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A record-breaking August for shuttle traffic helped Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel to increased revenues over the summer.

Boy, 16, admits bike row murder

thisisoxfordshire: Alim Uddin was stabbed to death in Brixton, south London

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 16-year-old accused of stabbing another boy to death in a row over the sale of a £90 bicycle has pleaded guilty to murder on the second day of his Old Bailey trial.

Woman held in Syria terror raid

thisisoxfordshire: Counter-terrorism officers took a young woman from Bedfordshire to a central London police station, Scotland Yard said

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 25-year-old woman was arrested today on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts in connection with Syria.

DJ Read 'so sorry' for Ukip Calypso

thisisoxfordshire: Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has apologised for his Ukip Calypso

10:32am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read today apologised for "unintentionally causing offence" with his Ukip Calypso, sung with a mock Caribbean accent, adding that he has asked his record company to withdraw the song from sale.

Woolf position 'beyond the pale'

thisisoxfordshire: Fiona Woolf insists she did not have a "close association" with former cabinet minister Lord Brittan

9:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The head of the independent inquiry into historic child sex abuse is coming under growing pressure to stand down, as a lawyer representing victims said her social relationship with former home secretary Lord Brittan "puts her beyond the pale in terms of her credibility".

Homebase to shut quarter of stores

thisisoxfordshire: Homebase is launching a three-year plan to "improve the productivity of its store estate"

9:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

DIY chain Homebase is to close a quarter of its stores and has ditched its boss after a review by parent company Home Retail Group found failings in its sales performance.

Steenkamp parents 'accept sentence'

thisisoxfordshire: Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock after sentencing in Pretoria, South Africa (AP)

9:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The mother of the model shot dead by Oscar Pistorius has said she does "not feel that justice has been done" - but insisted she accepts the sentence imposed by the judge.

S Club 7 reunite for BBC appeal

thisisoxfordshire: Teen band S Club 7 at the height of their fame

9:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Former chart-toppers S Club 7 are to reunite in full for the first time in more than a decade to take part in this year's BBC Children In Need appeal.

Shows were extraordinary, says Bush

thisisoxfordshire: Tickets for the 22 shows sold out in minutes

9:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Kate Bush has described her comeback gigs as "one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life", but stayed tight-lipped about any possible plans for more concerts.

Banks warned over loan bundling

thisisoxfordshire: HSBC breached undertakings made by the banking industry to boost competition for small and medium sized firms

9:31am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two major banks have been criticised for telling small business customers they must open an account with them in order to obtain a business loan.

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