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Tributes to ‘forthright, caring and exceptional’ former Lord MayorMOVING tributes were paid to Carole Roberts yesterday at the former Lord Mayor
Tributes to ‘forthright, caring and exceptional’ former Lord Mayor
This is Oxfordshire / Posted yesterday
MOVING tributes were paid to Carole Roberts yesterday at the former Lord Mayor of Oxford’s funeral. At a packed memorial service in St Mary’s Church, Iffley, about 130 people turned out to say their goodbyes, including family, friends and former... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Tributes to ‘forthright, caring and exceptional’ former Lord MayorMOVING tributes were paid to Carole Roberts yesterday at the former Lord Mayor
Tributes to ‘forthright, caring and exceptional’ former Lord Mayor
Oxford Mail / Posted yesterday
MOVING tributes were paid to Carole Roberts yesterday at the former Lord Mayor of Oxford’s funeral. At a packed memorial service in St Mary’s Church, Iffley, about 130 people turned out to say their goodbyes, including family, friends and former... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Didcot college can't wait to get first term under its beltTHERE is now just over a week to go before staff at Didcot’s University Technic
Didcot college can't wait to get first term under its belt
Oxford Mail / Posted 2 days ago
THERE is now just over a week to go before staff at Didcot’s University Technical College welcome pupils for their first lessons. Monday, September 7, will be the first day of term for students who have signed up to attend the £10.5m specialist... Read more
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Convicted Oxford rapist on the run and could be in Hong KongA convicted rapist due to be sentenced for a series of sexual offences may have
Convicted Oxford rapist on the run and could be in Hong Kong
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 2 days ago
A convicted rapist due to be sentenced for a series of sexual offences may have fled to Hong Kong police have said. Officers are hunting for Joseph Tsang, of Sandy Lane, Blackbird Leys, who failed to turn up to court on Tuesday, August 25, but was... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Convicted Oxford rapist on the run and could be in Hong KongA convicted rapist due to be sentenced for a series of sexual offences may have
Convicted Oxford rapist on the run and could be in Hong Kong
Oxford Mail / Posted 2 days ago
A convicted rapist due to be sentenced for a series of sexual offences may have fled to Hong Kong police have said. Officers are hunting for Joseph Tsang, of Sandy Lane, Blackbird Leys, who failed to turn up to court on Tuesday, August 25, but was... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Scales of Justice: 32 cases heard at Oxford and Banbury Magistrates CourtJames Lineker, 24, of Tarret Burn, Didcot, was convicted of assaulting Alistair
Scales of Justice: 32 cases heard at Oxford and Banbury Magistrates Court
Oxford Mail / Posted 2 days ago
James Lineker, 24, of Tarret Burn, Didcot, was convicted of assaulting Alistair Hughes by beating him in Didcot on March 7. Ordered to pay £85 costs. Karl Scale, 25, of Luther Street, Oxford, admitted threatening to use unlawful violence at Albion... Read more
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Boxing club draws a blank in home huntA POPULAR boxing club on Oxford’s biggest estate is no closer to finding a perm
Boxing club draws a blank in home hunt
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 3 days ago
A POPULAR boxing club on Oxford’s biggest estate is no closer to finding a permanent new home. Blackbird Leys Amateur Boxing Club, which currently has about 60 members, has been looking for a new place to train for more than three years. The club... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Boxing club draws a blank in home huntA POPULAR boxing club on Oxford’s biggest estate is no closer to finding a perm
Boxing club draws a blank in home hunt
Oxford Mail / Posted 3 days ago
A POPULAR boxing club on Oxford’s biggest estate is no closer to finding a permanent new home. Blackbird Leys Amateur Boxing Club, which currently has about 60 members, has been looking for a new place to train for more than three years. The club... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Protest about the council stopping daily bus serviceI AM writing to protest about the council stopping the H1 and H2 daily bus serv
Protest about the council stopping daily bus service
Oxford Mail / Posted 3 days ago
I AM writing to protest about the council stopping the H1 and H2 daily bus service from Sandhills via Quarry Weyland Road to Headington as we do not get any other bus service. A letter by MP Andrew Smith states they want to stop it as it is not used... Read more
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Family in race to raise cash for son to walk for first time everA MOTHER whose son needs a £58,000 operation to be able to walk said time is ru
Family in race to raise cash for son to walk for first time ever
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 5 days ago
A MOTHER whose son needs a £58,000 operation to be able to walk said time is running out to raise the money. Gabriel Masih-Gill, from Barton, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was a baby and cannot walk. Since the family started raising... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Family in race to raise cash for son to walk for first time everA MOTHER whose son needs a £58,000 operation to be able to walk said time is ru
Family in race to raise cash for son to walk for first time ever
Oxford Mail / Posted 5 days ago
A MOTHER whose son needs a £58,000 operation to be able to walk said time is running out to raise the money. Gabriel Masih-Gill, from Barton, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was a baby and cannot walk. Since the family started raising... Read more
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Chairman in limbo as hunt for temporary football pitch stallsTHE chairman of a football club said plans to find a temporary ground while wor
Chairman in limbo as hunt for temporary football pitch stalls
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 5 days ago
THE chairman of a football club said plans to find a temporary ground while work takes place on the Barton Park development are still in limbo. Barton United chairman Mick Beesley said arrangements for the the club to find a new ground are yet to be... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Chairman in limbo as hunt for temporary football pitch stallsTHE chairman of a football club said plans to find a temporary ground while wor
Chairman in limbo as hunt for temporary football pitch stalls
Oxford Mail / Posted 5 days ago
THE chairman of a football club said plans to find a temporary ground while work takes place on the Barton Park development are still in limbo. Barton United chairman Mick Beesley said arrangements for the the club to find a new ground are yet to be... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Unusual passenger on carnival queen’s floatWhen the Carnival Queen and her party set off on a parade through the city, an
Unusual passenger on carnival queen’s float
Oxford Mail / Posted 5 days ago
When the Carnival Queen and her party set off on a parade through the city, an unexpected passenger hopped on board. Jimmy Dingle became famous for walking around the city centre in top hat and tails, holding his advertising board. Despite being... Read more
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Former addicts on course to discover life’s fantastic againA SERVICE in Blackbird Leys for people dealing with addiction is celebrating a
Former addicts on course to discover life’s fantastic again
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 8 days ago
A SERVICE in Blackbird Leys for people dealing with addiction is celebrating a first milestone, just in time for a national celebration next month. The MYOX4 service in Knights Road, run by national charity Lifeline, opened in June and offers... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Former addicts on course to discover life’s fantastic againA SERVICE in Blackbird Leys for people dealing with addiction is celebrating a
Former addicts on course to discover life’s fantastic again
Oxford Mail / Posted 8 days ago
A SERVICE in Blackbird Leys for people dealing with addiction is celebrating a first milestone, just in time for a national celebration next month. The MYOX4 service in Knights Road, run by national charity Lifeline, opened in June and offers... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Grants of up to £10,000 available to charitiesGRANTS worth thousands of pounds handed out by the Oxford Mail’s parent company
Grants of up to £10,000 available to charities
Oxford Mail / Posted 8 days ago
GRANTS worth thousands of pounds handed out by the Oxford Mail’s parent company each year have totally “transformed” the lives of people across the county. And now, for 2015, charities of all shapes and sizes in Oxfordshire are invited to apply for... Read more
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Oxford Mail
FIXTURES: August 22-23SKY BET LEAGUE TWO Mansfield Tn v Oxford Utd. VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH
FIXTURES: August 22-23
Oxford Mail / Posted 9 days ago
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO Mansfield Tn v Oxford Utd. VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH Havant & Waterlooville v Oxford City. EVO-STIK SOUTHERN LEAGUE Div 1 South & West: AFC Totton v Didcot Tn, Cinderford Tn v Banbury Utd, North Leigh v Taunton Tn,... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Children’s football club gives city council park the red cardDISCARDED rubble and vandalised fences are being removed from Blackbird Leys Pa
Children’s football club gives city council park the red card
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 9 days ago
DISCARDED rubble and vandalised fences are being removed from Blackbird Leys Park amid claims that parts of the green space are not safe for children. About 150 local youngsters from the Oxford Blackbirds and Greater Leys youth football clubs train... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Children’s football club gives city council park the red cardDISCARDED rubble and vandalised fences are being removed from Blackbird Leys Pa
Children’s football club gives city council park the red card
Oxford Mail / Posted 9 days ago
DISCARDED rubble and vandalised fences are being removed from Blackbird Leys Park amid claims that parts of the green space are not safe for children. About 150 local youngsters from the Oxford Blackbirds and Greater Leys youth football clubs train... Read more
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Tower block revamp can start after council picks contractorA LONG-AWAITED set of improvements to Oxford’s tower blocks will start early ne
Tower block revamp can start after council picks contractor
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 11 days ago
A LONG-AWAITED set of improvements to Oxford’s tower blocks will start early next year after city council leaders announced the name of the firm they want to complete the £20m refurbishment scheme. The council is proposing to appoint Willmott Dixon... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Tower block revamp can start after council picks contractorA LONG-AWAITED set of improvements to Oxford’s tower blocks will start early ne
Tower block revamp can start after council picks contractor
Oxford Mail / Posted 11 days ago
A LONG-AWAITED set of improvements to Oxford’s tower blocks will start early next year after city council leaders announced the name of the firm they want to complete the £20m refurbishment scheme. The council is proposing to appoint Willmott Dixon... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Surprise, surprise... welcome to your 50th anniversary partyA COUPLE who have stuck together in sickness and in health for five decades cel
Surprise, surprise... welcome to your 50th anniversary party
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 12 days ago
A COUPLE who have stuck together in sickness and in health for five decades celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at a surprise party. Pauline and John Argyle, from Blackbird Leys, had been married for 36 years when he was diagnosed with motor... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Surprise, surprise... welcome to your 50th anniversary partyA COUPLE who have stuck together in sickness and in health for five decades cel
Surprise, surprise... welcome to your 50th anniversary party
Oxford Mail / Posted 12 days ago
A COUPLE who have stuck together in sickness and in health for five decades celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at a surprise party. Pauline and John Argyle, from Blackbird Leys, had been married for 36 years when he was diagnosed with motor... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Firms dig deep to help create play garden for disabled boysA MOTHER-of-five hopes a transformation to her overgrown garden will provide a
Firms dig deep to help create play garden for disabled boys
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 13 days ago
A MOTHER-of-five hopes a transformation to her overgrown garden will provide a safe place for her two disabled children to play in. Hailey Townsend, from Headington, has two disabled sons Jamie, 10 and Jardell, six, who cannot currently use the back... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Firms dig deep to help create play garden for disabled boysA MOTHER-of-five hopes a transformation to her overgrown garden will provide a
Firms dig deep to help create play garden for disabled boys
Oxford Mail / Posted 13 days ago
A MOTHER-of-five hopes a transformation to her overgrown garden will provide a safe place for her two disabled children to play in. Hailey Townsend, from Headington, has two disabled sons Jamie, 10 and Jardell, six, who cannot currently use the back... Read more
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Tenants 'dreading winter' as tower blocks work is delayedPARENTS in Windrush and Evenlode Towers in Blackbird Leys have criticised delay
Tenants 'dreading winter' as tower blocks work is delayed
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 13 days ago
PARENTS in Windrush and Evenlode Towers in Blackbird Leys have criticised delayed regeneration plans and say they are “dreading” the winter. Residents say their children face chest problems because of damp and mould spores in the buildings, worsened... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Tenants ‘dreading winter’ as tower blocks work is delayedPARENTS in Windrush and Evenlode Towers in Blackbird Leys have criticised delay
Tenants ‘dreading winter’ as tower blocks work is delayed
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 13 days ago
PARENTS in Windrush and Evenlode Towers in Blackbird Leys have criticised delayed regeneration plans and say they are “dreading” the winter. Residents say their children face chest problems because of damp and mould spores in the buildings, worsened... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Brothers in triathlon for good causeTHREE brothers from Blackbird Leys with a combined age of 167 stormed through t
Brothers in triathlon for good cause
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 13 days ago
THREE brothers from Blackbird Leys with a combined age of 167 stormed through the London Triathlon last weekend for charity. Despite being older than most participants in the contest, Paul, Terry and Peter Brackett came 40th out of 400 teams in... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Tenants 'dreading winter' as tower blocks work is delayedPARENTS in Windrush and Evenlode Towers in Blackbird Leys have criticised delay
Tenants 'dreading winter' as tower blocks work is delayed
Oxford Mail / Posted 13 days ago
PARENTS in Windrush and Evenlode Towers in Blackbird Leys have criticised delayed regeneration plans and say they are “dreading” the winter. Residents say their children face chest problems because of damp and mould spores in the buildings, worsened... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Tenants ‘dreading winter’ as tower blocks work is delayedPARENTS in Windrush and Evenlode Towers in Blackbird Leys have criticised delay
Tenants ‘dreading winter’ as tower blocks work is delayed
Oxford Mail / Posted 13 days ago
PARENTS in Windrush and Evenlode Towers in Blackbird Leys have criticised delayed regeneration plans and say they are “dreading” the winter. Residents say their children face chest problems because of damp and mould spores in the buildings, worsened... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Brothers in triathlon for good causeTHREE brothers from Blackbird Leys with a combined age of 167 stormed through t
Brothers in triathlon for good cause
Oxford Mail / Posted 13 days ago
THREE brothers from Blackbird Leys with a combined age of 167 stormed through the London Triathlon last weekend for charity. Despite being older than most participants in the contest, Paul, Terry and Peter Brackett came 40th out of 400 teams in... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Songwriter to play therapeutic music for festivalA SOBELL House day centre patient will take to the stage for the first time tod
Songwriter to play therapeutic music for festival
Oxford Mail / Posted 15 days ago
A SOBELL House day centre patient will take to the stage for the first time today to perform songs he has written while spending time at the Oxford hospice. Day centre patient John Byneo will be performing songs which he wrote with music therapists... Read more
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Special school celebrates new playground with film featurePUPILS at Mabel Prichard Special School have starred in a film about the creati
Special school celebrates new playground with film feature
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 15 days ago
PUPILS at Mabel Prichard Special School have starred in a film about the creation of its new playground. The school in Blackbird Leys, which has pupils with a range of learning difficulties, needed new playground equipment that children could use... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Special school celebrates new playground with film featurePUPILS at Mabel Prichard Special School have starred in a film about the creati
Special school celebrates new playground with film feature
Oxford Mail / Posted 15 days ago
PUPILS at Mabel Prichard Special School have starred in a film about the creation of its new playground. The school in Blackbird Leys, which has pupils with a range of learning difficulties, needed new playground equipment that children could use... Read more
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There’s plenty to savour after record-breaking set of results across OxfordTHERE were plenty of individual success stories at Oxford secondary schools as
There’s plenty to savour after record-breaking set of results across Oxford
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 16 days ago
THERE were plenty of individual success stories at Oxford secondary schools as they celebrated a record-breaking A-Level year. Pupils jumped for joy yesterday as Cheney School, The Cherwell School and Oxford Spires Academy all enjoyed their most... Read more
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Oxford Mail
There’s plenty to savour after record-breaking set of results across OxfordTHERE were plenty of individual success stories at Oxford secondary schools as
There’s plenty to savour after record-breaking set of results across Oxford
Oxford Mail / Posted 16 days ago
THERE were plenty of individual success stories at Oxford secondary schools as they celebrated a record-breaking A-Level year. Pupils jumped for joy yesterday as Cheney School, The Cherwell School and Oxford Spires Academy all enjoyed their most... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Obituary: Carole Roberts was an outspoken ‘people’s mayor’ and a social rights campaigner justiceCarole Roberts Roberts, a veteran Labour councillor of more than 20 years who s
Obituary: Carole Roberts was an outspoken ‘people’s mayor’ and a social rights campaigner justice
Oxford Mail / Posted 16 days ago
Carole Roberts Roberts, a veteran Labour councillor of more than 20 years who served as Lord Mayor, has died aged 71. She campaigned on issues of social justice, including, housing and equality, and was known for her outspoken style at Oxford City... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Farmers want police action to stop bikersLONG-SUFFERING farmers have asked police to catch bikers from The Leys who are
Farmers want police action to stop bikers
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 17 days ago
LONG-SUFFERING farmers have asked police to catch bikers from The Leys who are damaging their land. The Gibson family, who run Sandford Brake Farm off Grenoble Road, have yet to find a way to stop people trespassing on the land, which can be... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Farmers want police action to stop bikersLONG-SUFFERING farmers have asked police to catch bikers from The Leys who are
Farmers want police action to stop bikers
Oxford Mail / Posted 17 days ago
LONG-SUFFERING farmers have asked police to catch bikers from The Leys who are damaging their land. The Gibson family, who run Sandford Brake Farm off Grenoble Road, have yet to find a way to stop people trespassing on the land, which can be... Read more
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Oxford Mail
South Oxford snatch title in thrilling finaleSouth Oxford A won the Bridle Insurance Oxfordshire League Division 2 crown aft
South Oxford snatch title in thrilling finale
Oxford Mail / Posted 17 days ago
South Oxford A won the Bridle Insurance Oxfordshire League Division 2 crown after the closest title race in memory. A fortnight ago, South Oxford were fourth, seven points off top spot. But after winning their game in hand, a 6-0 victory over Thame... Read more
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Charities’ chance to get a big financial boost from the Oxford MailCHARITIES, schools, and community projects across the county are being urged to
Charities’ chance to get a big financial boost from the Oxford Mail
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 17 days ago
CHARITIES, schools, and community projects across the county are being urged to apply for a life-changing grant of thousands of pounds from the Oxford Mail’s parent company. Every year the Gannett Foundation gives away a total of about £20,000 to a... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Charities’ chance to get a big financial boost from the Oxford MailCHARITIES, schools, and community projects across the county are being urged to
Charities’ chance to get a big financial boost from the Oxford Mail
Oxford Mail / Posted 17 days ago
CHARITIES, schools, and community projects across the county are being urged to apply for a life-changing grant of thousands of pounds from the Oxford Mail’s parent company. Every year the Gannett Foundation gives away a total of about £20,000 to a... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Scarecrow ‘shindig’ aiming to help tackle scourge of cancerSMILING scarecrows are causing a stir in a West Oxfordshire village as one woma
Scarecrow ‘shindig’ aiming to help tackle scourge of cancer
Oxford Mail / Posted 17 days ago
SMILING scarecrows are causing a stir in a West Oxfordshire village as one woman continues her mission to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Clerk for Blackbird Leys Parish Council Nicky Clargo saw her family “stripped apart” by cancer as she... Read more
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Leys residents angry about abandoned vehiclesFRUSTRATED residents in Blackbird Leys have called on Oxford City Council to re
Leys residents angry about abandoned vehicles
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 18 days ago
FRUSTRATED residents in Blackbird Leys have called on Oxford City Council to remove two parked cars being used as dumps. The vehicles, a red Citroen ZX and burgundy Nissan Primera, are in a car park to the rear of Windrush Tower in Knights... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Leys residents angry about abandoned vehiclesFRUSTRATED residents in Blackbird Leys have called on Oxford City Council to re
Leys residents angry about abandoned vehicles
Oxford Mail / Posted 18 days ago
FRUSTRATED residents in Blackbird Leys have called on Oxford City Council to remove two parked cars being used as dumps. The vehicles, a red Citroen ZX and burgundy Nissan Primera, are in a car park to the rear of Windrush Tower in Knights... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Tributes paid to former Lord Mayor and councillor Carole Roberts after her death at 71A FORMER city councillor and Lord Mayor of Oxford has died aged 71, a week afte
Tributes paid to former Lord Mayor and councillor Carole Roberts after her death at 71
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 19 days ago
A FORMER city councillor and Lord Mayor of Oxford has died aged 71, a week after receiving national recognition from her party. Carole Roberts, a veteran former Labour councillor of more than 20 years, passed away due to cancer on Sunday in the... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Family still in shock after burglary attackA FAMILY from Blackbird Leys said they have been left traumatised after their h
Family still in shock after burglary attack
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 19 days ago
A FAMILY from Blackbird Leys said they have been left traumatised after their home was raided by burglars. The family, who are so terrified of another attack they do not wish to be identified, said they had jewellery and gold stolen in the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Tributes paid to former Lord Mayor and councillor Carole Roberts after her death at 71A FORMER city councillor and Lord Mayor of Oxford has died aged 71, a week afte
Tributes paid to former Lord Mayor and councillor Carole Roberts after her death at 71
Oxford Mail / Posted 19 days ago
A FORMER city councillor and Lord Mayor of Oxford has died aged 71, a week after receiving national recognition from her party. Carole Roberts, a veteran former Labour councillor of more than 20 years, passed away due to cancer on Sunday in the... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Family still in shock after burglary attackA FAMILY from Blackbird Leys said they have been left traumatised after their h
Family still in shock after burglary attack
Oxford Mail / Posted 19 days ago
A FAMILY from Blackbird Leys said they have been left traumatised after their home was raided by burglars. The family, who are so terrified of another attack they do not wish to be identified, said they had jewellery and gold stolen in the... Read more
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