Headington Headlines #144

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 30 December – 5 January.

There was a reported attempt to kidnap a sixteen year-old girl near the bus stop opposite Gladstone Road last Sunday (29 December). It appears she was also approached while waiting a a stop in St Clements earlier.

An advert appeared for a new pizza van trading outside Oxford Furniture 6.30 to 11.00 every evening except Tuesday and Sunday.

A “What’s On in OX3?” facebook page popped up. The area in the map extends out to Beckley and Noke. I assume it’s run by a bot, and there’s very little on it. Alternatively you could look here.

@TheOxonProject is holding its first business networking event of 2014 on Wednesday 8 January at The Oxford Golf Club, 1 Hilltop Road. The speaker is Clare Fielder from virtualnudge.com who will talk about business blogging.

Professor Peter J F Ratcliffe of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford became a Knight Bachelor in the New Year’s honours list for services to clinical medicine. Knights Bachelor do not add any letters indicating their honour after their names but are addressed as ‘Sir’.

Emergency services were called to a car fire & oil spill in Holyoake Road on Thursday. Stile Road and St Leonard’s Road were also closed temporarily.

A woman suffered minor injuries in a two-car collision at the Windmill Road/Old Road junction on Friday.

Starting today @Stagecoach_Ox are running an extra early-morning bus on the 700 route from Kidlington via Water Eaton and Headington/JR Hospital to the Churchill. There are some minor timetable changes too.

Rosemary Restaurant got its full name sign back. It’s RoseM’Tree again.

Active topics on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:

  • Barton – opinions
  • Its Headington powered its own future
  • Risinghurst firworks 2013 (very late post)
I cover news from the OX3 postcode in Headington and out as far as Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst (see map). To feed into next week’s summary you can comment on this article, or tweet either with the hashtag #ox3 or @mentioning @TonyOX3.