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Thought: Why Covid has changed Oxfordshire frequently

Former city councillor David Williams reflects on some of the changes the pandemic has thrust upon us, and how they might last into the future. With over 120,000 deaths nationally and our local Oxford hospitals at breaking point it may seem premature to look at the long term impact the pandemic will have on Oxfordshire.…

Guardian’s fears as Covid ‘affected our kids in each manner imaginable’

An Oxfordshire parent believes the past year has affected her children “in every way possible”. And she isn't the only parent who is concerned about how the pandemic's impact on youngsters. The loneliness resulting from the lack of contact with friends, grandparents and family has had serious effects on their mental well-being, according to our…

How Oxfordshire’s indie agencies adapted to Covid

COUNTY businesses have struggled since the pandemic began which plunged shops, pubs, and salons into difficult financial situations. With only a short break between national lockdowns, independent businesses have been hanging on to loyal customers and forced to get creative. Pubs started selling takeaway Sunday roasts and refillable pints and one hairdresser in Didcot swapped…

Send us your World Book Day pictures

World Book Day 2021 is still being celebrated this year, even though pupils will not return to school until Monday. The annual celebration of stories sees primary school pupils dressed as their favourite characters, including Harry Potter, Matilda and Alice in Wonderland. It takes place on Thursday but due to coronavirus restrictions, the majority of pupils…

Man jailed after trying housebreaking in Long Hanborough

File picture - doorbell Wikimedia Commons Robert Nelson A MAN has been jailed after he was caught trying to break into houses on a doorbell camera. Callum Gomm, of Knights Road, Oxford, attempted to burgle two homes in Long Hanborough in the early hours of January 17. The 22-year-old was spotted at around 2am walking…

Oxford artist Sam Abate explores toxic masculinity and gender roles

Sam Hamper’s first-ever exhibition entitled The Denied Masculine plunges straight into the controversy over toxic masculinity, stereotypical gender roles and the range of emotions that men and boys can express. “I hear this a lot,” said Sam. “I don’t think it is controversial but talking about anything important is seen as controversial these days.” He…

12-three hundred and sixty five days-prone woman attacked come Betfred store in Cowley

Betfred on Barns Road, Cowley A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was 'attacked' outside a betting shop near Templars Square.  The girl was scratched and her phone was 'smashed to pieces' on Barns Road, Cowley, on Saturday afternoon at around 4.30pm. In an online police alert, the boy was described as 'the same age or a little older'. He is…

Brazilian Covid variant: your questions answered

Brazilian Covid variant: how close is the new variant to Oxfordshire? OVER the weekend it was announced that a new 'variant of concern', that originated in Brazil, had now been detected in the UK.  Surge testing is taking place from today as cases were found in both England and Scotland. The variant is said to…

Royal Mail help track down thriller individual with Brazilian variant

The Royal Mail are helping to track down the 'mystery person' with Brazil variant THE ROYAL Mail has been asked to help find the mystery person with the Brazil variant of Covid in England. This morning vaccine minister, Nadhim Zahawi, said that the postal service will be helping to locate the individual with the Brazilian…

Companies that performed the ‘pandemic pivot’ to continue to exist lockdown

A photographer who was forced to rethink his business in lockdown has found he is not alone in looking for ways to survive the pandemic. Many firms in Oxfordshire have “pivoted” often with such success that they have decided to keep the new model going even when restrictions are lifted. Piranha IT Support was launched…

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