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Oxford airport increases business traffic

The Oxford Mail reports that Oxford airport has seen a dramatic boost in business flights. Business aviation traffic has increased by 12 per cent over 2009, and has risen by 25 per cent in the first t...
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Fast broadband in Oxford

Oxford has one of the fastest broadband connection speeds in the world, according to Akamai Technologies
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Tighter controls for Oxford lapdancing

Lapdancing clubs could be banned from Oxford as councillors propose to enforce stringent extra powers which will allow them to reject licensing applications for such clubs near schools, churches and t...
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Oxford microchips garbage bins

Oxford city council has guaranteed that the city
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Shelter criticises Oxford for lack of social housing

The number of Oxford families evicted from their homes dropped by a third in the first three quarters of 2009 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to figures released by UK hous...
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Street pastors for Oxford

Oxford city centre is to see church-sponsored late night patrols of street pastors, under a scheme set up by the Ascension Trust. Street pastors, who aim to help the vulnerable on the streets, wer...
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Thames Valley Police rents out security officers

Thames Valley Police has said that it is
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Chiltern Railways get Oxford extension

The government has granted Chiltern railways, which serves Oxfordshire, an extension of its franchise for another seven and a half years to 2021 in exchange for the rail operator
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Oxford School board removed

A school in Oxford has had its entire board of governors removed by the county council, despite protests by parents of pupils who claim that the council wants to turn the school into an academy. The O...
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Oxford CCTV

Even more of Oxford is now under CCTV surveillance, as newly installed cameras were switched on in the Blackbird Leys area of the city. The area is one of the largest council estates in Europe and has...
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Museum of Oxford Museum

The Oxford Mail reports that the city
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Oxford cemeteries

Oxford city council is to spend
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Oxford to concentrate on food recycling

Oxford is shortly to begin its first doorstep food waste recycling programme, says the Oxford Mail. Residents are not obliged to take part in the scheme but will have to actively opt out when it begin...
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Westgate shopping centre delayed

The Oxford Mail reports that the opening of the city
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More families to get Oxford welfare benefits

More families to get Oxford welfare benefits More Oxford families may now be eligible for both council tax and housing benefit after the council changed the way that these benefits are calculated. Fr...
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Radcliffe Infirmary once Bronze Age site

The former site of Oxford
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Lower speeds limits may make Oxford roads more dangerous

Two advanced driving experts have claimed that Oxford
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Art galleries move into empty shops

Temporary art galleries are springing up around Oxford as local artists are using the city
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Oxford loves pedal power

Oxford pro-cycling campaign group Cyclox has proposed a dual lane cycling network for the city, with slow and fast routes. A map of potential routes was presented by Cyclox chairman James Styring as p...
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Green trucks for refuse collection

Under plans to cut traffic pollution, Oxford city council is trialing refuse collections in the city centre carried out by electric vehicles. The fume-free and silent 3.5-ton Nissan truck, which h...
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Campaign to re-open Bath Street mosque

An Oxford mosque, which was the first to open in the city but has been closed since 2004, has been under pressure to reopen. The Bath Street mosque, which opened in 1968, has stood empty for five year...
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Campaign to improve private rentals

Oxford city council has launched a voluntary landlord accreditation scheme to help raise the standard of the city
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Oxford council tenants get more choice

Council tenants in Oxford are now being offered a county-wide choice of accommodation rather than being restricted within their own local authority. The new Oxfordshire Homechoice scheme means tha...
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Blocked drains cause flooding

Recent floods that affected Oxford town centre have been blamed on fat deposits blocking the city
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Oxford applies for social housing

Oxford may have a number of brand new social housing units by 2011 if a city application for government funding is successful. For many years it has only been possible for housing associations to ma...
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Free swimming a hit in Oxford

More than 20,000 people have taken advantage of Oxford


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