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Friday Sep 12 | Oxford Times

How communities keep growing and growing

Since the beginning of the 20th century, the city's desire to expand has been tempered by surrounding districts' resistance to stop it dominating the county, according to historian William Whyte. Dr Whyte, a professor of social and architectural history at Oxford University , said: " Oxford City Council has always tried to expand beyond the city boundaries and into the green belt.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Oxford Times

Officers honoured for their actions in the line of duty

Superintendent Andy Boyd, the local policing area commander for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse , gave out commendations to five officers in the area who had gone above and beyond the line of duty, after they were nominated by their line managers. Supt Boyd, who has been police commander for South and Vale since January 2013, said: "I find it depressing when I hear about repeated cynicism with regards to the police.

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This is Oxfordshire

Clean and Green supremo's advice prompted by flytipper's prosecution

Michael McWilliams admitted flytipping two fridges, a carpet, cardboard, white goods and parts of kitchen cabinets on November 1 last year. And on September 1 this year McWilliams, of Sandscroft Avenue, Broadway, Worcestershire, pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates' Court to an offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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Oxford Mail

Three First Great Western services among country's 10 most overcrowded trains

Hundreds of passengers are forced to stand on the First Great Western services from Oxford and Banbury as they get closer to London's Paddington station because there aren't enough seats. And last night Oxford East MP Andrew Smith said he'd be taking the issue up with the rail operator to see what can be done.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Oxford Mail

Dr Bob McGurrin in the field behind his home where it is proposed to build the houses

It comes as developers claim it is one of Oxfordshire's most sustainable sites in helping to solve the county's housing problem. Pye Homes and West Waddy ADP will consult this week with councillors, school governors and community groups about plans to develop the land, which is owned by Blenheim Palace.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Oxford Mail

Solar farm is approved

A 40-ACRE solar panel farm will be built in Upper Arncott, Cherwell District councillors have agreed - giving Green Energy UK Direct Ltd permission to build on arable farmland at Brook Farm. Lead member for planning at Cherwell District Council , Cllr Michael Gibbard, said "The council considered the proposal wouldn't be visually intrusive, harm the topography, character or appearance of the landscape."

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Heraldseries.co.uk

Campsfield extension would create 80 new - local' jobs

ABOUT 80 jobs for local people will be created if an extension goes ahead at Campsfield House immigration detention centre, Kidlington, it has been revealed. The Ministry of Justice held a public exhibition of its plan for a 280-bed extension to the Langford Lane centre on Saturday.

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Oxford Mail

Pro-active steps to clear drains and ditches to stop the floods

THOUSANDS of pounds will be spent clearing drains in the hope of preventing a repeat of last year's flooding in Marston. Rubbish, leaves and grime will be jetwashed from obstructed drains and ditches around playing fields in the parish at the cost of A 2,000 to Oxford City Council .

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Banburycake.co.uk

a Record number of children took part in Cherwell District Council's summer hubs this year.

There were more than 2,600 admissions over the school summer holidays to the weekday holiday clubs in Banbury, Bloxham and Bicester. Children between the ages of five and 15 could go along and take part in a range of activities including sports and arts and crafts.

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Oxford Mail

Locked out: Canal boat bus too big for maiden voyage

Oxford Canal Water Bus skipper Alan Joyce, right, with his mate Matthew Andrews at the launch of the service Buy this photo THE launch of Oxford's first canal Water Bus took an unexpected course yesterday - after its owners discovered it was one centimetre too big to fit through a lock. The six-week trial service, running from the Oxford canal at Hythe Bridge Street in the city centre to Aristotle Lane in the north of the city is due to get under way today, but the bus's inaugural trip did not go according to plan.

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Oxford Mail

City's stink returns

Yesterday, people again took to Twitter and Facebook to voice their disgust at the odour. Ian Pinnell, producer at Radio Cherwell, wrote: "Blimey, what is that awful smell around the [ John Radcliffe Hospital and] Headington? Worse than the other smell that lingered around Oxford."

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Oxford Mail

Alfresco cabaret on street is just a typical morning...

ARMED with a most generous A 1 ice cream cornet, bought near the entrance to the Westgate Centre, I was ready for the unusual that is often found in Queen Street. I'm never disappointed.

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Oxford Mail

Locked out: Canal boat bus too big for maiden voyage

Oxford Canal Water Bus skipper Alan Joyce, right, with his mate Matthew Andrews at the launch of the service Buy this photo THE launch of Oxford's first canal Water Bus took an unexpected course yesterday - after its owners discovered it was one centimetre too big to fit through a lock. The six-week trial service, running from the Oxford canal at Hythe Bridge Street in the city centre to Aristotle Lane in the north of the city is due to get under way today, but the bus's inaugural trip did not go according to plan.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Oxford Mail

Peter Unsworth

ARMED with a most generous A 1 ice cream cornet, bought near the entrance to the Westgate Centre, I was ready for the unusual that is often found in Queen Street. I'm never disappointed.

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Oxford Times

City's stink returns

Yesterday, people again took to Twitter and Facebook to voice their disgust at the odour. Ian Pinnell, producer at Radio Cherwell, wrote: "Blimey, what is that awful smell around the [ John Radcliffe Hospital and] Headington? Worse than the other smell that lingered around Oxford."

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Heraldseries.co.uk

17 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates' courts

Michael Hardisty, 31, of Oxpens Road, Oxford, admitted shoplifting two bottles of wine worth A 12.26 from Tesco in St Aldate's, Oxford, on August 25. Fined A 50 and told to pay a A 20 victims' surcharge. John Collins, 48, of Freelands Road, Oxford, admitted using threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress in Cowley Road, Oxford, on August 9. Fined A 150 and told to pay a A 20 victims' surcharge and A 85 costs.

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Oxford Times

Woodstock estate plan would double town size

The proposals to build on land owned by the Blenheim Palace estate, east of the town, are going out for public consultation next week. A 150-unit care village, supermarket, primary school, park and ride and football facility would also be built as part of the scheme by developer Pye Homes.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Oxford Mail

Green Belt review 'will not mean new housing'

A COUNCIL boss has moved to quash concerns that a change in policy will lead to housing in Kidlington's Green Belt .

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Oxford Mail

Sir Tony calls time on 32-year career as an Oxfordshire MP

The 64-year-old Conservative was first elected in 1983 and served in Margaret Thatcher's Government, but has said the new fixed term parliaments mean he runs the risk of becoming a 'lame duck'.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Newsday

Pensioner dies in two-car crash

Police officers were called to the crash between the pensioner's Volvo and a Volkswagen Golf in the Witney Road area at 14:25 BST on Monday.

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