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New station in Oxfordshire will open Summer 2015

The new station in Oxfordshire will open next summer Credit: Chiltern Railway

Designs for the new Oxford Parkway station have been revealed.

The building will be located next to the Water Eaton park and ride close to the A34, making it one of the best located stations in the county.

Plans have been unveiled of the new Oxford Parkway station Credit: Chiltern Railways

It will be the first station to be built in the county since 1935 and will be part of Chiltern Railway's Oxford to London Marylebone rail link.

What the station will look like on in the inside Credit: Chiltern Railways

The new station will host over 100 cycle spaces, 800 car parking spaces and access to many buses serving at the park and ride site.

Rob Brighouse, Managing Director at Chiltern Railways said, "Oxford Parkway will transform travel between Oxford and London when it launches in summer 2015.

"Our new station and service will provide significant economic, social and environmental benefits for people in Oxfordshire."

Lessons must be learned, says London Welsh coach

London Welsh coach Justin Burnell Credit: London Welsh

Oxford-based London Welsh must learn the lessons of their 25-21 defeat to Bristol, says Exiles’ head coach Justin Burnell. The result guaranteed Bristol top spot in the Greene King IPA Championship table, while Welsh may still need to beat Nottingham on April 26 to be sure of second place.

'We don’t make excuses; we’re not what about that,' said Burnell. 'We lost the game and it’s up to us now to rectify our errors. We defended too much, we didn’t use the ball well and when we did use it, it was a little bit too late.'


Search for missing Oxford man

David Morgans was last seen on Saturday 12th April Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police are searching for a man who has been missing from Oxford since Saturday.

David Morgans, who is 49-years-old, was last seen in the Littlemore area of Oxford at about 3pm on Saturday 12th April.

Mr Morgans is white, of medium build, with brown wavy hair and 6ft 2ins tall.

He was last seen wearing a black coat, white t-shirt and black jeans.

Oxford woman who escaped prescription death is now pregnant

An Oxford woman, who nearly died after she was wrongly prescribed a swine flu pill, is now expecting her first child.

Samantha Goddard was left in a coma, blinded and covered in blisters after she was told to take Tamiflu in 2009.

The 23-year-old was then told she did not have the condition but had developed a life-threatening condition from the pills.

She has now found out that she is pregnant with her 'miracle baby' after contracting the Stevens Johnson syndrome.

The mum-to-be, from Bicester, has been attending lessons in baby care from her 27-year-old sister and carer Charley Dale, who has two children.

She plans to live independently and will attend courses to help visually impaired parents care for their babies.

I didn't think I would fall pregnant to be honest. It's a whole new chapter in my life and I'm looking forward to it."I'm excited and scared. The hard part is trying to find visually-impaired-friendly equipment."

– Samantha Goodard

Oxford Boat Race crew have valuables taken

The Oxford Boat Race crew, who beat rivals Cambridge in the annual race on the Thames at the weekend, had bags stolen from their minibus.

A rucksack and red cotton bag, which had seven of the crews' belongings in it, was taken from the minibus.

The rucksack was found later in a toilet but a purse containing £40 had been taken from it.

The victorious Oxford Boat Race crew celebrate their win Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire



Oxford win by biggest margin since 1973

Oxford's crew celebrate after their victory.
Oxford's crew celebrate after their victory. Credit: Reuters

Oxford's 11-stroke victory over Cambridge in today's BNY Mellon Boat Race was the biggest margin of victory by either side since 1973.

Cambridge's Luke Juckett lost at least five strokes when the two crews clashed near the Harrods Depositary, in the race's decisive moment.

Cambridge protested against the result, but umpire Richard Phelps threw out the complaint from cox Ian Middleton.

Read: Oxford ease to boat race amid oar controversy

Man jailed for burglary and theft

Justin Bourton Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been sentenced to three years and eight months imprisonment for a burglary and theft of motor vehicle in Oxford.

Justin Bourton, aged 35, of Dashwood Road, Oxford, pleaded guilty and was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

Bourton was sentenced to 44 months imprisonment for burglary and 12 months imprisonment for theft of a motor vehicle, to run concurrently.

The charges relate to an incident on 4 July 2013, when Bourton burgled a house in Courtland Road, Oxford and stole a BMW from the property.

Bringing women's boat racing into the 21st century...

Video. The crews for this year's Oxford and Cambridge boat race are carrying out their final training sessions before competing on the Thames. The men's race is next weekend but the women will be on the water at Henley this Sunday.

But as Sarah Gomme found out, big changes mean one of the world's most traditional sporting events is being brought into the 21st century.

She spoke to Christine Wilson, the Oxford women's team Chief Coach and Maxie Scheske, the OUWBC President.

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