Headington Headlines #394

A rather short weekly round-up of local news for 12 – 18 November.

Oxford City FC’s FA Cup replay at home to Tranmere Rovers will be televised. It’s tomorrow (Tuesday 20th) at 7.30pm on BT Sport. I hope it’s showing in the pubs for those who don’t pay for that channel – if you’re not at the match, that is.

The jury in the trial of Dr Anandagopal Srinivasan (see last week’s HH) found him not guilty of an alleged sexual assault at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, but failed to reach a verdict on the charge relating to the JR Hospital. The case will be heard again at a retrial next year.

Oxford Brookes’ plans to redevelop the Clive Booth student accommodation on Headington Hill are on public display this Thursday 22nd November from 3 – 7pm at the Post-graduate Centre in John Garne Way, Marston.

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Headington Headlines #393

Your weekly round-up of local news for 5 – 11 November.

Frontier Estates failed to get planning permission for their care home at 1 Pullen’s Lane, but the JR got permission to extend the A&E facility.

Kudos to @OxMailNathanB for spotting that care home operators Baycroft had jumped the gun by including Pullen’s Lane in their portfolio. Here’s a screenshot, as the link will probably go soon!

Baycroft website 11/11/2018
Baycroft website 11/11/2018

Police were called to a disturbance at Meadowbrook College in Marston which broke out when they tried to recover a stolen scooter.

Headington Hill Park has a new information board thanks to the Friends of the park.

Japlene, the bespoke dressmakers in Windmill Road, is closing at the end of the year. Owner Polly Hyde started the company in 1980 and they have been in the same premises all that time.

Dr Anandagopal Srinivasan of Sandfield Road, charged last year with a sexual assault at the JR and another at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge (see HH334) is standing trial at Oxford Crown Court. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Police have issued a warning about a man knocking on doors in Headington trying to get money with a hard-luck story. If this happens to you the Police ask you to call 999.

Oxford City FC held League 2 Tranmere Rovers to a 3 – 3 draw at Tranmere in the first round of the FA Cup. Kabby Tshimanhga scored a hat-trick. Their reward is a home replay.

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

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Headington Headlines #392

Your weekly round-up of local news for 29 October – 4 November.

Police are appealing for information after two burglaries and an attempted third in Merewood Avenus, Sandhills, the weekend before last (27/28 October).

@ProperEllipsis reports that The Somerset in Marston is going to re-open.

The East Area Planning Committee, which meets on Wednesday this week, is being recommended to give planning permission to the expansion of the A&E facilities at the JR Hospital.

The same meeting is being recommended to refuse an application by developers Frontier (they of Beech House notoriety) for permission to build a 55-bed care home at 1 Pullens Lane. The relevant report is 36 pages long, but I’ve extracted the ‘Reasons for Refusal’ section which you can read here.

Construction of the new Ronald McDonald House at the JR will start in December. It will provide free accommodation for families whose children are undergoing treatment at Oxford Children’s Hospital. It is expected to open in summer 2020.

Brookes Restaurant @OBRestaurant was awarded a five-star rating in its latest ‘Scores on the Doors’ food hygiene inspection.

The Oxford Mail published a gallery of old black-and-white photographs of life in Headington.

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