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Oxford named hardest place to buy a home in Britain

Oxford has been named the hardest place to buy a home in Britain for first time buyers - taking over from Brighton's as the country's premium hotspot.

That's according to a job search engine which says property prices in Oxford have increased by 19% in the last two years.

First time buyers struggle to get on the property ladder in Oxford Credit: ITV Meridian

"It's fascinating to get such a clear view of the differences in home affordability across the UK by comparing average advertised salaries against property prices in key towns and cities.

"Despite government schemes like 'Help to Buy' really taking off, it's clear that many parts of the country are on the verge of an affordability crisis, with young, first time buyers being almost completely priced out of the market."

– Doug Monro, Co-Founder of Adzuna


Civic reception for Oxford United players


Victory parade for Oxford United on Tuesday night

The open top bus parade route

Oxford United will hold an open top bus parade across the city tomorrow evening.

Fans be able to cheer on their newly-promoted team tomorrow at 5pm on Tuesday (10th May).

The bus will start the parade from Broad Street and finish at Oxford Town Hall around 5.30. There will be rolling d closures on the rest of the parade route through the city centre.

Oxford United sealed promotion to Sky Bet League One after beating Wycombe Wanderers 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium.

The last time the side celebrated a promotion with an open top bus parade was in 2010 after securing promotion from the Conference.

“We have had a brilliant season and this is a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate together."

– Darryl Eales
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