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David Cameron banned from entering Russia

Ex-prime minister and former Witney MP David Cameron has been banned from Russia. The Russian foreign ministry issued a list of 39 newly sanctioned politicians and journalists it said are no longer allowed to enter the Russian Federation. It said the action was in response to UK sanctions issued against Russian ministers, officials and members

Local bands entertain hundreds of fans at return of Charlbury Riverside Festival

TWO days of music from some of Oxfordshire’s best-loved bands attracted thousands of people to the 25th anniversary of the county’s biggest free music festival. Riverside Festival, at Charlbury near Witney, is one of the area’s best-loved events. And after two years of cancellations its fans flocked back to celebrate its return. Much of the

New food waste initiative in Bicester is lifeline for customers

A new food distribution initiative has launched that will see waste from supermarkets and retailers cut down and offered to the community free of charge. The Bicester Community Hub was set up earlier this year in partnership with Hope Church to prevent fresh food and produce approaching the end of their shelf life from going

Popular gin distillery in Bicester is expanding

An award-winning distillery will open a new bar and visitor space to complement its current offering at its home in Bicester Heritage. The distillery Sky Wave Gin is opening a new events space, which will soon offer a range of experiences, with gin and food pairings, tapas evenings and cocktail masterclasses on the cards for

Man caught with pool cue outside Kassam Stadium not guilty of weapons charge

A man arrested after ‘twirling’ a pool cue told the magistrates he was ‘gutted’ to have been nicked – and claiming he was on his way home after being punched at the Hollywood Bowl. Lee Ward was heading home through the Kassam Stadium car park and past crowds massing for Oxford United’s home game against

Popeyes the American chicken restaurant chain is coming to Queen Street

American chicken restaurant chain Popeyes will soon be opening in Queen Street. The chain, which was started 50 years ago in Louisiana by Al Copeland, has taken over a retail unit, which is now being fitted out. Signs have gone up, and work is being carried out in the unit opposite Marks & Spencer. Read

Emergency services reportedly on the scene of ‘incident’ in Headington

Emergency services, including two fire engines, are reportedly on the scene of an incident in Oxford.  This afternoon Stagecoach Oxfordshire posted a service update for bus users, warning them of a reported incident in Headington.  The alleged incident saw a road in the area temporarily closed but it has since been reopened.  The bus company tweeted: "#Oxford

The fun events you can go to in Oxford this week

Free doughnuts, a burlesque workshop and cocktail masterclass are just some of the fun events happening across Oxford this week. If you are on the hunt for something to do, there are a wide range of activities to fill your day with. Free doughnuts Doughnut Time, a sweet-treat chain, is opening a new store in

Workers in Cherwell have suffered reduction in real wages

A new analysis has shown that people have suffered a significant reduction in purchasing power over the last year. New figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that real wages are falling at their fastest rate in more than a decade – 3.7% in just one year. Cherwell Labour have published an

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UK heatwave: South East Water hosepipe ban comes into force

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‘We have to win every game’ – Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag on his football philosophy

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag sits down with Football Focus' Dion Dublin to talk about his football philosophy and expectations this season. Watch the full interview on Football Focus at 12:00 BST on Saturday, 13 August on BBC One, iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app Everything Manchester United - go straight to