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Enhanced government support to bring down the high COVID cases in Oxford

Enhanced government support to help bring down Oxford COVID cases

Oxford is to receive increased testing and help to maximise vaccine uptake, and people are advised to be cautious about non-essential travel in and out of the city.
COVID-19 cases in Oxford is highest in south-east

COVID-19 cases in Oxford is highest in south-east

At 629 per 100,000 population, the case rates in the city is over two and a half times the national average and at a similar level to what it was in the previous peak in January.
City Council provides electric van to support community outreach groups

City Council provides electric van to support community outreach groups

The electric van can be hired by community groups for just £24 a day with free insurance cover to nominated drivers from the community groups.
Additional testing facilities in place in Oxford as cases in the city surge

Additional testing facilities in place in Oxford as cases in the city surge

Special arrangements for additional testing are being put in place in Oxford City, from this weekend, due to the recent rise in COVID cases in people aged under 30.
History of Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club. Image shows Luke Norris leading the way on the restart TT.

A potted history of Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club on its 130th anniversary

Established in 1891, this friendly club promotes amateur cycling in Banbury and the surrounding areas by organising events for road cyclists of all abilities and disciplines.
Stonesfield Cricket Club gets electronic scoreboard from council grant

Cricket club gets electronic scoreboard from council grant

The club received more than £1,500 after pitching for funding from the Community Facilities Grant Scheme at West Oxfordshire District Council.
Honours for services to the Church at Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral

Honours for services to the Church at Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral

Three Honorary Canons have been installed, and one Oxfordshire person admitted to the Order of St Frideswide, at the Christ Church Cathedral on 22 June.
Ronald McDonald House Oxford receives generous donation of laundry supplies

Ronald McDonald House Oxford receives generous donation of laundry supplies

The donation was from Newbury-based commercial laundry equipment specialist WASHCO, which provides installation and maintenance of industrial laundry equipment in the UK.
Work starts to transform Broad Street into a pedestrian-friendly ‘Broad Meadow’

Iconic Broad Street to become temporary pedestrian-friendly ‘Broad Meadow’

Wooden seating and planters made from local recyclable material will be installed, creating a safe and pleasant outdoor place for residents and visitors to relax and enjoy.
Oxford University opens vaccination centre for students at University Club on Mansfield Road

Oxford University opens vaccination centre for students

All students, including postgraduates, can receive a vaccine from the centre at the University Club on Mansfield Road seven days a week until at least Sunday 04 July.