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Oxford University holds number 2 position as one of Europe’s top universities. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2010-2011/europe.html
- HS2- THE BATTLE BEGINS!
Strangely, the government’s proposals to construct High Speed Two has been met by a storm of opposition, largely by a group of people who fear for their way of life will be threatened.
- Car Free Day returns to Oxford
Car Free Day, now in its 9th year, is back in Oxford on Wednesday 22 September.This year’s event is called “Travel Smarter, Live Better”, part of European Mobility Week, and will highlight the positive effects of car free travel such as safe streets for pedestrians and cyclists, clean air and keeping fit.
- Oxford In Bloom
Entrants to this year’s Oxford in Bloom competition shared the successes of their hard work at a presentation evening last night.The event was attended by over 180 entrants and their family and friends; who were eagerly awaiting the results from the fifteen categories as well as awards for first time entry, gardening for the disabled and long serving entrant.
- Headington News
Over the last week there has been a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in the Headington, Cowley, Blackbird Leys and Rosehill areas of Oxford. for the latest in news and comment about Headington, John Radcliffe Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Manor Hospital and Oxford Brookes University
- Oxford Weather
News and comment about the weather in Oxford, Oxfordshire and Europe Thirlmere reservoir The UK has had one of the driest first six months of the year for 100 years. June ended with below average rainfall and provisional figures show that January to June had average rainfall of around 362.5 mm, making it comparable with 1953 which had 361.1 mm. 1929 had the driest first six months of a year, when 275.7mm of rain was recorded.