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2014/10/30 13:41
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ONE in three children are living in poverty in areas of the city, a charity has found. And more working families are struggling to make ends meet with stagnant wages and rising housing costs,...
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2014/10/30 10:41
2014/10/30 10:41
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NORTHEAST area “forum” is a generous term to describe the meeting which took place in Headington last Wednesday. The Insider understands just one resident turned up. The lucky individual had seven...
2014/10/30 09:41
2014/10/30 09:41
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IT IS alarming to learn that one in three children in parts of Oxford are now officially living in poverty, according to the latest statistics from the Campaign to End Child Poverty. It might...
2014/10/29 08:41
2014/10/29 08:41
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An 86-year-old grandfather flooded out of his home a second time has recalled how he suffered a heart attack when his Oxford street was first deluged. William Hillier and wife June, 82, left their...
2014/10/29 07:00
2014/10/29 07:00
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LIFEGUARDS are set to be removed from some swimming lessons at four of Oxford’s pools. The changes will affect Swim School sessions at Blackbird Leys, Barton and Ferry leisure centres along with...
2014/10/28 20:00
2014/10/28 20:00
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PUBLIC toilets in Knights Road, Blackbird Leys, have been reopened after being closed for weeks during a complete refurbishment. The facilities are the latest to be upgraded as part of a £450,000...
2014/10/28 10:41
2014/10/28 10:41
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Much of the banter amongst the guys I ride with is (unsurprisingly) about the bikes. Upgrades and accessories – stuff you can buy – I’m good with. But when it comes to talking about repairs, I go kind...
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2014/10/28 09:41
2014/10/28 09:41
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SOME council workers might have considered the task of cleaning up Blackbird Leys as a real poisoned chalice, but not Oxford City Council street cleaner Harry Liptrot. He firmly grasped the grimy...
Harry Liptrot
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2014/10/28 09:00
2014/10/28 09:00
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AFTER being a regular face in Blackbird Leys for 13 years, Harry Liptrot is putting the bin bags away once and for all. After joining in 1999, the dad-of-three was later posted to work across the...
2014/10/28 07:59
2014/10/28 07:59
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TWO-year-olds in Blackbird Leys will be able to go to pre-school sessions at two of the estate’s schools. Pegasus Primary School and Windale Primary School will both be able to take 32 children every...
2014/10/27 11:59
2014/10/27 11:59
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OXFORD MAGISTRATES. Robert Pyne, 40, of Lake Street, Oxford, admitted stealing six bottles of alcohol from a Co-op store in Templars Square Shopping Centre, Pound Way, Cowley, on October 15. Also...
2014/10/27 06:59
2014/10/27 06:59
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NEW equipment has been installed in a Greater Leys skatepark, ending a two-year wait. A T-shaped concrete block and long metal rail was installed in Fry’s Hill Park on Friday by Groundworks South,...
2014/10/24 16:00
2014/10/24 16:00
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A SERIES of dance workshops have been given wheels thanks to funding from Mini Plant Oxford. Street dance group Body Politic will hold three community workshops as part of the Family Dance Festival...
2014/10/24 08:41
2014/10/24 08:41
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PASSENGER trains could be running on Oxford’s Cowley branch line within five years, the Oxford Mail can reveal. The company says it wants to use the line to connect Oxford Station with areas such as...
2014/10/23 10:41
2014/10/23 10:41
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The county councillors have been dreaming of monorails, trams and now a tunnel to ease congestion, and they have brought Oxford to its knees by doing all the road works at once. So why waste time and...
2014/10/23 10:41
2014/10/23 10:41
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Kurt O’Sullivan, 30, of Philcote Street, Deddington, near Banbury, admitted an assault by beating and causing criminal damage to bottles and three glass windows in Church Street, Bodicote, near...
2014/10/22 08:00
2014/10/22 08:00
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Public toilets in Knights Road, Blackbird Leys, will reopen today after being refurbished. The work has been carried out as part of Oxford City Council’s programme of modernising all its public...
2014/10/19 07:42
2014/10/19 07:42
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In January 1914, Aston Webb, architect of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the facade of Buckingham Palace and parts of Birmingham University, had a dream. He told the London Society, a group of...
2014/10/18 17:41
2014/10/18 17:41
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Our Picture Editor Leah McLaren takes her pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why she reckons they make the grade I love this picture, above, of two-year-old Grace Nervold-Nichols. Ed...
2014/10/18 04:59
2014/10/18 04:59
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ART lovers across the city have just one day left to gaze on the artistic talents of their fellow citizens. The Oxford Arts Society has been hosting its autumn exhibition at St John the Evangelist...
2014/10/30 13:41
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