Businessman ‘leaves £41m’ fortune to Oxfam

Image Credit: Chris McAuley / The First Oxfam Shop / CC BY-SA 2.0 The multi-millionaire catering boss, Richard Cousins, has left £41m to the Oxford-based charity, Oxfam, after dying alongside his family in a plane crash. Mr Cousins was chief executive of Compass Group, and was only 58 years old, when he died alongside his fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, […]

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Green Councillor gets mis-directed ‘hate mail’ over St Clement’s Ward renaming

Image Credit: Steve Daniels (CC BY-SA 2.0) Craig Simmons, Councillor for St. Mary’s ward and Green party member, has received “mis-directed” hate mail for the proposal to rename the extended St. Mary’s ward in memory of Sir Roger Bannister. The world-famous athlete, who was also a celebrated neurologist and a master of Pembroke College from […]

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Boundary Commission reveals draft changes for Oxford electoral boundaries

Image Credit: Newprogressive, Mtcv, OpenStreetMap contributors The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has recently revealed its draft plans for changes to council wards in Oxfordshire. The plans come as part of a wider review of electoral boundaries across the country, which aim to ensure that all areas of the country are equally represented. The Head of […]

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Oxford Station closes

Image Credit: Matt Buck (CC-BY-SA-2.0) Since July 6, all rail services, passenger and freight, have been stopped from passing through Oxford Station as controversial construction plans get underway. The works are part of Network Rail’s plan to expand the rail capacity in the Oxford Corridor. Network Rail have outlined the project detailing as follows: “We […]

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Oxford Tube bus in flames on M40

It has been confirmed that on Thursday 24th May an Oxford Tube bus caught fire on the M40.   The bus, which was bound for London, had to be stopped just off the M40’s junction 4.   A spokesperson for Stagecoach, which operates the Oxford Tube, explained: “One of our drivers detected a problem with […]

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