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Swimming pool set to open.

A new pool on Wayneflete Road in Barton, east Oxford, is to be officially opened to the public on 13 April. 2.8 million has been spent on the 25-metre swimming pool, which features Safeguard underwate...
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Anti-social drinking targeted.

In a move to stop disorderly and drunken behaviour before it gets out of control, the Oxford police force has requested powers to confiscate alcohol from troublemakers on city streets. Anyone refusing...
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Cleanup campaign.

Oxford city council has allotted 75,000 to a get-tough campaign targeting illegal rubbish dumping, littering, graffiti artists, noisy neighbours and dog fouling. The money will be spent on educating t...
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Rangers to patrol city parks.

A team of six rangers is already at work seven days a week patrolling Oxfords parks. A 150,000 project has been approved by the city council to provide a visible public presence in local parks. The ra...
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New sports centre on site of former rifle range.

The Morris Motors Athletic and Social club in Crescent Road, Cowley, has closed its firing range after nearly 90 years. The site, which was the countys only public live firing range, is to be bulldoze...
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New information boards for the city.

Eleven new tourist information boards have been installed around Oxford city centre and four more are being prepared for the new Castle development. The new boards have maps and information highlighti...
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Payments online.

Four computerized e-government kiosks have been installed around Oxford, where residents will be able to access council services online. At the touch of a button, locals can settle their various bills...
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Energy efficiency rewarded.

Oxford city council has won a South East Renewable energy award for its commitment to renewable energy with its Solar Guide to Oxford. The guide contains a series of cycle rides to some of the solar h...
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Hospitals get clean bill of health.

Oxford hospitals, the John Radcliffe and the Radcliffe Infirmary, have cleaned up their act after criticism a few months ago for their lack of cleanliness and even unfriendliness. The spot checks cond...
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Extra parking for bikes.

Oxfordshire county council is installing more than 150 new bike racks around the centre of Oxford. The council has worked closely with the local pressure group Cyclox to identify areas of greatest n...
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Free buses for over 60s.

The over 60s in Oxford will be able to travel free on public transport as from April 2006. However, it is still not clear how this new scheme will be funded. One of the problems is calculating just ho...
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Looking for skilled labour.

Unemployment in the county of Oxfordshire has shown a significant improvement compared with a worsening national trend, recent figures have shown. In October 3,505 people were claiming the job seekers...
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Down with derelict council housing.

Oxford city council has agreed to the demolition of 153 condemned Orlit houses on the Rose Hill Estate. The prefabricated Orlit houses are under 60 years old, but will be considered unfit for habitati...
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Oxford lake gets eco-islands

Oxfords Hinksey Lake is set to become an anglers paradise. The local environment agency has decided to promote angling in a development programme to introduce newcomers to the sport. Plans include t...
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Oxford Naturist Club is booming.

The Oxford Naturist Club (Oxnat), located just outside the city centre, is thriving, with an increase in activities and in the association itself. There are now a total of 200 members. According to Br...
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Mosques to be opened.

Muslims in Oxford are planning to open the doors of local mosques to the public. A group of Muslim men who recently set up an Islamic educational stand in Oxford city centre are planning a series of o...
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Fun at the fair.

Oxford is getting ready for its annual St Giles fair as an estimated 20,000 people prepare to flock to town for the event on 5 and 6 September. St Giles road in the city centre will be closed to traff...
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Park and ride for free.

Parking at two of Oxfordshires Park and Rides Water Eaton and Thornhill - will be free of charge from 5 September. Tickets for the bus will remain at 60p per day. For more information about bus ser...
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Smoking poll favours ban.

According to a recent poll, 86 per cent of residents polled in Oxford would support some kind of ban of smoking in public places. A total of 54 per cent of those asked were in favour of a no-smoking p...
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More money on A34.

A further 3 million has been put aside to resurface the A34 north of Oxford this autumn. Earlier this year, the highways agency announced a 7 million project to resurface the five-mile stretch between...
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More homeless on Oxfords streets.

The number of people sleeping on the streets is at its highest since 2001. According to figures from random spot-checks carried out by Oxford city council, 17 people have been counted as sleeping roug...
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Problems for electronic bus-stops.

The installation of electronic timetables at bus-stops in Oxford city centre is delayed because of software failure of so-called real-time satellite-operated bus schedules. Two bus-stops on the Banbu...
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Hi-tech cameras for car parks.

There has been a security upgrade at the Westgate multi-storey car park and at the underground car park at Gloucester Green bus station in Oxford city centre. New equipment, which scans the area and c...
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Wind farm to open in Oxford.

A wind farm is to be built at Watchfield in Oxfordshire. Five 81-metre tall wind turbines costing 6 million are to be built at Watchfield, near Faringdon, after the Vale of White Horse District Counci...
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Recycling success.

Local Oxford residents are so enthusiastic about recycling that the Redbridge recycling centre next to the park-and-ride site off Abingdon Road is being forced to close on some occasions. The bins p...
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Car park charges to increase.

Oxford city centres car parks are to increase charges for the first time in seven years. The 20 per cent increase which will be effective from August will affect five of the car parks run by the city...
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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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Oxford to celebrate Olympic flame

Oxford is to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic flame in the city on 9-10 July. It will pass through Blackbird Leys, Cowley Road and St Clement’s areas in the east, south and centre of the...


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