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Oxford railway station become operational after upgrades

Trains have been running at slower speeds this week while the new track beds after the station was closed for work over nine days starting from Saturday, July 29 Yesterday,…

New type of asphalt tests in Oxfordshire

A high-performance and potentially longer-lasting road surfacing material is being trialled in an Oxfordshire village. The test in Middle Barton will use an enhanced type of asphalt called Gipave. A…

Activists covered Sunak’s house with black cloth

On Thursday morning, four Greenpeace climbers covered Rishi Sunak’s North Yorkshire mansion in 200 metres squared of oil-black fabric. They’re protesting major government plans for more North Sea oil and…

Great crested newt prevents Boris Johnson from building a swimming pool

As prime minister, Boris Johnson railed against “newt-counting” as a “massive drag on prosperity” blaming the process for slowing down building in the UK. Now, his own plans to build…

Demolish Co-op store in Oxford cancels

Developers had been proposing to demolish the Co-op in Headington at 152 London Road and replace it with a which would be two to four storeys high according to planning…

Rishi Sunak supplements declaration with expenses for plane again

Rishi Sunak has changed his expenses declaration over the funding of private jet travel to Tory events after questions were raised about why they were recorded as coming from a…

Oxfordshire pensioner sentenced for sexual assault

Owen Finnemore, 68, of Kynaston Road, Didcot, was found guilty in May of touching the two girls, both of whom were just 14 at the time. The assaults took place…

First Hindu temple will be built in Oxford

Plans to turn changing rooms at a derelict sports pavilion into a Hindu temple have been given the go-ahead. The Oxford Hindu Temple Project is set to transform the football…

Much-anticipated motoring and classic plane event returns this weekend

June 17 and 18 will see Bicester Heritage’s flagship event Flywheel back at the former WW2 RAF bomber base. A true feast for historic car enthusiasts’ senses, Flywheel will see…

Hinksey Outdoor Pool finally opens for summer season

Hinksey Outdoor Pool in Oxford had been due to open in mid-May after its original April opening was put back. The unusually wet weather set the work to replace the…