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Online memorial provider for Prince Philip tomorrow evening by Christ Church Cathedral

PEOPLE can pay their respects in a virtual service tomorrow night at Christ Church Cathedral in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh. The cathedral in Oxford is holding the service which is available to watch on YouTube at 6.05pm. Christ Church also held a service of evensong in remembrance of the life of Prince Philip…

Over 200 homes sold online all the diagram thru pandemic

Miller Homes is selling properties over the internet A housebuilder has seen more than 200 properties bought online during the pandemic. Buyers have been able to select the style of home and pay a fee to reserve the plot on a website. Once the reservation fee is paid, the property is held for 72 hours.…

The final staycation

An Oxfordshire pile can provide your ultimate staycation – for a mere £28,000 a week. Kirtlington Park sleeps up to 16 guests in eight bedrooms and has a gym, tennis courts and a cinema. It is privately owned by the Buxton family whose forebear Christopher Buxton was rumoured to have been romantically propositioned by movie…

Uninsured driver with out a provisional licence or supervision has automobile seized by police

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Bridgerton actor from Wallingford gets starring role in series

Oxfordshire actor Jonathan Bailey will have the starring role in the next series of raunchy Netflix hit Bridgerton. Mr Bailey, 32, plays eldest Bridgerton sibling, Viscount Anthony, whose love life will be the main story following the departure of breakout star Rege-Jean Page. Mr Page played the Duke of Hastings whose romance with the Viscount’s sister…

Queues for outlets after lockdown bring recollections of Westgate Centre opening

Shoppers queuing up following the easing of lockdown restrictions on Monday has brought back memories of the opening day of the Westgate Centre in October 2017 when thousands of people flocked to the shops. There were queues of shoppers waiting to get into the Westgate Centre on Monday, and queues outside fashion stores including Primark.…

Blenheim Palace plays a starring role in novel brief film

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Mural celebrating key staff pops up in Oxford

The Covid mural in Manzil Way Gardens, Cowley Road. Picture: Fusion Arts A MURAL recognising key workers has popped up in Oxford. The mural in Manzil Way Gardens, Cowley Road is the latest in a series of artworks commissioned by Fusion Arts. In September, three murals spreading the message of staying safe were created. Read…

Bicester Village reopening: readers react, ‘lockdown 4.0 coming quickly’

NON-ESSENTIAL retail was allowed to reopen again yesterday, as the first of the Government’s Covid restrictions began to be lifted. Here is what our reader’s had to say about the video’s of Bicester Village on Monday: AMY HICKS: “Lockdown 4.0 coming soon.” PHILLIP HEATON: “Most have masks on? “Can’t we let people use common sense.”…

Lorry restrictions in historic Oxfordshire towns

Residents of congested Oxfordshire towns want new traffic restrictions to stop lorries shaking historic buildings and straining ancient bridges. Councillors have called for the new restrictions to be brought in to the areas of Burford, Chipping Norton, and Henley in an effort to stop HGVs driving through them and causing damage to structures. This is…

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