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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Oxford and Padua formally acknowledge friendship

On Wednesday 9th May, to mark Europe day, Oxford and the Italian city of Padua formally acknowledged and supported the friendship between the two cities.   Representatives from Oxford City Council and the University of Oxford hosted a delegation from Padua, which included representatives from the Padua University. The delegation signed a memorandum, recognising the […]

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Certificate of Honour awarded to nine volunteers for their services to others in the community

On Tuesday 8 May, Councillor Jean Fooks, Lord Mayor of Oxford, presented the 2018 Certificates of Honour at the Oxford Town Hall. Nine volunteers were recognised for their “dedication and exceptional service to others in a local community in Oxford”. The Certificate of Honour is awarded to exceptional individuals who do voluntary work in Oxford. […]

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Mission Burrito off High St to close

Popular Mexican-themed restaurant Mission Burrito is to close its branch on Oxford’s King Edwards Street. Despite being a popular student destination and receiving 81% ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’ level reviews on Tripadvisor, it has been revealed that the restaurant was operating at a loss and will consequently be shut down. The closure is thought to […]

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Gunfire at Westgate

Paradise and Castle street have been closed off by an ongoing police operation responding to a series of loud gunshots heard outside the Westgate Centre. Thames Valley Police has asked that people “please avoid the area”. At 5:21 PM they tweeted that: “Armed response officers are at a residential property in Paradise Square following a […]

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