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Documentary film festival in Oxford.

One hundred top international documentaries plus a simultaneous screening event involving 1,000 cinemas in major cities around the world are on offer as part of the fourth edition of Oxford
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Lord Mayor of Oxford chosen.

Oxford city council has approved the nomination of long-standing Labour councillor John Tanner to take over as Lord Mayor from the incumbent Jim Campbell. Tanner, who is currently councillor for the L...
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Oxford High Street gets CCTV cameras.

A change in recent legislation making CCTV footage admissible as evidence means that as of 26 February fines can be imposed on drivers flouting the city car ban on Oxford's historic High Street. Reg...
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Oxford park-and-phone scheme on trial.

Car parking should be easier for Oxford motorists following the introduction of the new park-and- phone scheme in the city council
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Tree planting in Oxford.

A new community woodland is to be created on a former landfill site in Oxford
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Better commuter rail services.

First Great Western have announced extra morning services and faster train times between Oxford and London Paddington in response to commuters
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Primary school to get wind turbine.

Oxford city council has given the go-ahead for the building of a 12-m wind turbine at a local school. The turbine, which will generate electricity for the Sandhills primary school, is to be built on t...
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Christmas in Oxford.

The festive season begins in Oxfords central Broad Street on 24 Nov with the switching-on of Christmas lights at 17.30 followed by a continental market and carol singing. Then on 25 Nov from 15.00 the...
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Central Oxford gets recycling bins.

Homes in the city centre are to receive wheelie bins and blue boxes for recycling as of 13 November. Over the following fortnight Oxford
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Headington road-works near completion.

Road-works on Oxfords Headington roundabout on the A40 are now in their final phase and are due to be finished by Christmas. Dubbed the hamburger roundabout because of the road running through the mid...
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Gym opens playzone for under-5s.

The Blackbird Leys Leisure centre on Pegasus Road has opened a playzone on its premises, allowing parents to workout in the gym while their under-5s are supervised by experienced qualified staff. The...
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Top ranking for Oxford restaurants.

The latest issue of the Which? Good Food Guide 2007 has included 11 Oxford restaurants among the top-rating eateries in Britain. The restaurants in question - Al-Shami, Branca, Brasserie Blanc, Cherw...
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Graffiti arts project in Oxford.

Heritage Lottery Funds are to be used to finance a three-month project for budding young graffiti artists at the Courtyard Youth Arts Centre in Bicester. Offering workshops and events as well as an i...
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Trap Grounds to be registered as town green.

Following years of campaigning by a local Oxford group, a three-acre area of scrubland, grassland and woodland known as the Trap Grounds in North Oxford looks set to be registered by the county counci...
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Oxford Universitys black heritage.

A programme of walking tours of Oxford university celebrating its famous African and Afro-Caribbean ex-alumni has been set up using a 45,900 Lottery grant. The black heritage tours are the brainchild...
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More street wardens on the beat in Oxford.

The success of the Oxford Street Warden scheme has led to the extension of the wardens patrol zone to include the Marston and Northway neighbourhoods. The team, comprising a senior warden and four str...
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New website for Nightsafe.

The Oxford Nightsafe partnership, which was set up in 2004 to combat binge drinking and alcohol-related crime and disorder, has launched a new website at The service provi...
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Free August parking in Paris

Less traffic in August has once again allowed the Paris city council to suspend parking fees for 123,000 parking spots out of a total of 145,000. The free parking will benefit residents and visitors a...
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Heat relief for Oxfords elderly.

Soaring temperatures in Britain this summer have prompted Oxford city council to offer grants for the installation of insulation in the homes of Oxford residents over 60 years of age. The grants are a...
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Oxford boosts recycling service.

Oxford city council has given the go-ahead to a new recycling scheme which should more than double current recycling levels. The new scheme, to be launched in September 2006, will be introduced in two...
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Swimming in rivers discouraged.

Cooling off in the nearest river during the summer could mean risking serious infection, injury or death according to the Health Protection and Environment agencies. Following the drowning of an Oxfor...
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Oxford hospital grounds for redevelopment.

The Oxford Mental Health Trust is seeking planning permission to build homes for key workers and research facilities on the land adjacent to the Warneford and Park Hospitals in Headington. The Trust,...
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Cutteslowe pool closed due to water shortage.

The popular open-air paddling pool at Cutteslowe Park has been shut down until September as a result of the hosepipe and sprinkler ban imposed on 3 April and attempts by Oxford city council to save wa...
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Parking fees for Oxford residents?

The Oxfordshire County Council is to consult residents in 26,000 homes across Oxford about the possibility of charging for parking permits. Currently residents receive the permits free of charge. Howe...
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Recycling Oxfords waste.

The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, made up of the county council and five district councils, has launched a public consultation initiative to help draw up a new county waste management strategy this s...
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Resource centre for tenants.

Oxford city council tenants and leaseholders now have a resource centre in Horspath Road, Cowley. Housing an IT suite, an information library and a conference room, the centre aims to encourage tenant...
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High Street gets a facelift.

A major project to upgrade Oxford High Street is under way and works should be completed by the beginning of August 2006. The upgrade includes widening the footpaths, which are to repaved with Yorksto...
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City centre development plan.

A multi-million pound project to redevelop Oxfords West End area, from St Aldates to the railway station and from the Thames to Hythe Bridge Street, is to be put up for public consultation in July thi...
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Lighting for historic landmarks.

Four of Oxfords historic buildings are to be lit up with specially designed architectural lighting under a scheme funded by the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Ian Laing. The 11th-century Saxon tower of...
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Boost for community projects.

Local community projects can apply for grants of between 1,000 and 5,000 from the Gannett Foundation, a US-based foundation and the parent company of The Oxford Times newspaper, which has paid out mor...


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