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Coronavirus Updates in Oxfordshire

 

All the latest updates on coronavirus from across Oxfordshire.
 

 

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 6:14am

Oxford jab creator says vaccine development has gone ‘backwards’

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert says the pandemic should have taught us that vaccines must be stockpiled.

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Thursday, October 7th, 2021 6:11am

‘No-one is safe until we are all safe’ – Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert

She's calling for urgent action to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines across the world.

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Wednesday, September 29th, 2021 6:12am

AUDIO: Long Covid more common than ‘long flu’, Oxford study suggests

People who get flu could have prolonged symptoms which are similar to those seen in some patients with long Covid.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 9:01am

Younger children less willing to get Covid-19 jab than older pupils – Oxford study

Those who are hesitant are more likely to come from the most socially deprived backgrounds.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 5:53am

Oxford study: Smokers ‘80% more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid’

It's the first study to look at observational and genetic data on the relationship between smoking and coronavirus.

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Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 6:16am

Penguins named after Oxford vaccine developer Dame Sarah Gilbert and tennis star Emma Raducanu

The gentoo penguin chicks have taken their names from two of the UK’s most inspirational women.

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 10:00am

Llama antibodies have ‘significant potential’ as Covid treatment – Oxfordshire study

Tiny antibodies produced by llamas could provide a new frontline treatment, in the form of a nasal spray.

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Friday, September 17th, 2021 7:29am

Oxford scientists trialling whether children need second coronavirus vaccine

It comes after health leaders approved first doses of the Pfizer vaccine for over-12s on Monday.

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Friday, September 10th, 2021 5:00am

Oxford's Covid vaccine scientist wins prestigious business award

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert was honoured at Veuve Clicquot’s annual ceremony, winning the Bold Woman Award.

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Friday, September 3rd, 2021 6:10am

Oxford vaccine tech used to design jab that could treat cancer

When tested in mice, the vaccine increased levels of anti-tumour T cells that target cancerous growths.

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 6:19am

Scientists who created Oxford vaccine praise Prince Harry’s comments on the jab

They were honoured with the 'heroes of the year' prize at the 2021 GQ Men of the Year Awards.

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2021 6:35am

UK pupils had one of the longest classroom closures in Europe, analysis of Oxford data suggests

Labour examined Oxford University’s Covid-19 response tracker.

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Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 10:31am

Team behind Oxford jab to be honoured at GQ Men of the Year Awards

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert and her colleagues will be given the 'heroes of the year' award tonight

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Friday, August 27th, 2021 5:30am

Oxford study: COVID-19 presents higher risk of blood clots than vaccines

Researchers say complications are higher still if someone's infected, meaning jabs still outweigh the risk.

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Thursday, August 26th, 2021 10:33am

Bereaved families lose bid for further evidence in Covid care homes case

Cathy Gardner's dad died in an Oxfordshire care home after it re-admitted a resident from hospital who wasn't tested for Covid.

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Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 6:38am

Protection from Oxford and Pfizer COVID jabs wanes within six months

The Zoe study shows the effectiveness of the Oxford jab fell from 77% to 67% and Pfizer dipped from 88% to 74%.

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Monday, August 23rd, 2021 10:21am

WRAP: Drop in food waste rebounds to pre-lockdown levels

The Banbury-based charity says 3 in 10 people are now classified as 'high food wasters'.

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Thursday, August 19th, 2021 5:40am

Pfizer vaccine effectiveness declines faster than AstraZeneca – Oxford study

Levels of the virus could be just as high in people who get COVID despite having both jabs, as in those who haven't been vaccinated.

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Friday, August 13th, 2021 5:00am

Oxfam: Governments urged to tax billionaires who profited from Covid - to help offset cost

The Oxford-based charity says a one-off levy could pay for everyone on the planet to have the jab.

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Thursday, August 12th, 2021 5:00am

Guidance published to help identify and treat rare blood clots linked to Oxford jab

Nearly one in four patients admitted to hospitals with the condition called VITT, die.

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 6:00am

Reusable Covod-19 test - developed by Oxford Uni - will also spot Flu and STDs in future

The Circle HealthPod gives PCR quality results in 20 minutes.

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Friday, August 6th, 2021 12:27pm

Kassam Stadium Covid jabs cancelled on match days

Oxford Health has messaged a number of people urging them to reschedule their vaccinations.

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Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 5:00am

Barbie creates doll of Oxford vaccine co-creator

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert hopes the doll will inspire young girls to work in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Friday, July 30th, 2021 8:22am

‘Good old-fashioned’ research convinced anxious pregnant Witney mother to get Covid jab

Laura Brunton was initially hesitant about getting vaccinated after she fell pregnant with her third child.

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Friday, July 30th, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Study: 99% of pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid-19 are unvaccinated

Oxford researchers have described their findings as “concerning”.

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Friday, July 23rd, 2021 3:00pm

Oxford Professor: Eight-week gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses ‘a sweet spot’

Susanna Duanchie says vaccine supply and 'the desire to open up' need to be balanced.

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Friday, July 23rd, 2021 5:30am

Daily Covid-19 testing of pupils ‘just as effective’ in controlling transmission, Oxford study suggests

The findings of this study are good news for students, parents and teachers, according to the experts involved.

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Friday, July 16th, 2021 6:48am

Oxford's culture venues urge audiences to continue wearing masks post 'Freedom Day'

Theatres, museums and event spaces in the city have put out a collective statement.

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Thursday, July 15th, 2021 4:00pm

'Training camps' for T cells 'behind strong immune response in Oxford jab'

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has been found to induce long-term immune system protection.

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Monday, July 12th, 2021 6:33am

Oxford scientists demand chance to correct Cummings’s evidence on pandemic

They say they were wrongly criticised by the former prime ministerial aide over their pandemic advice.

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Saturday, July 10th, 2021 9:00am

Increased Government support for Oxford after covid-19 cases reach their highest

Oxford will have extra testing and help to maximise vaccine uptake after cases remain at unprecedented levels.

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Friday, July 9th, 2021 6:11am

Oxfam: Eleven people likely dying from hunger every minute

The Oxford-based charity says global deaths from starvation have outpaced deaths from the pandemic.

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Thursday, July 8th, 2021 6:09am

Oxford experts sign letter condemning Government’s ‘dangerous and unethical experiment’

A letter in the Lancet medical journal warns "mass infection" will lead to acute and long-term illness.

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Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 4:05pm

Researchers behind Oxford Coronavirus vaccine recognised at healthcare awards

The teams who worked to develop the jab in record time were among the winners at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.

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Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 12:46pm

Pop-up testing returns to Oxford after 'exceptionally steep' rise in Covid cases

The county council's urging under 30s to get tested at one of three walk-in units.

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Monday, July 5th, 2021 7:46am

Oxford's Chief Nursing Officer to attend St Paul’s service on NHS Birthday

Sam Foster will be joined by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the health service.

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021 1:28pm

Concerns over Indian-made Oxford jabs and EU travel downplayed

Up to five million Brits could be barred from holidays in the EU because their vaccines are not recognised by its passport scheme.

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Thursday, July 1st, 2021 6:00am

Oxford study: Long COVID cases being under-reported in NHS GP records 

In 60 million patients records, just over 23 thousand were recorded, but questionnaires have found roughly two million people have the condition.

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Monday, June 28th, 2021 4:00pm

Mixing Oxford and Pfizer Covid jabs ‘generates robust immune response’

The findings could allow people to receive whatever jab is available, rather than waiting for a matching one.

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Monday, June 28th, 2021 12:05pm

Oxford study supports longer interval between first and second Covid jab

A longer delay of up to 45 weeks leads to enhanced immune response after the second dose, researchers found.

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Monday, June 28th, 2021 6:30am

Defence Secretary self-isolating after military chief tests positive for Covid

Top UK military commanders are also self-isolating after a meeting in Oxfordshire last week.

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Friday, June 25th, 2021 7:20am

Oxford researchers identify antibody protection needed to prevent symptomatic Covid-19

They say this could help speed up new vaccine development, and lead to quicker approval.

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021 10:04am

Oxford study: Only one in four students feel course is ‘good value for money’ amid pandemic

Tuition fees and a lack of in-person contact hours were the biggest causes of dissatisfaction.

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 6:14am

Cummings tried to bypass rules on £530,000 grant for Oxford project, leaked emails suggest

Boris Johnson’s former top adviser urged civil servants to issue the payment with “no procurement, no lawyers, no meetings, no dela

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021 6:00am

Oxford trial to investigate anti-parasitic drug as possible covid-19 treatment 

Ivermectin is currently used to treat parasite infections like head lice and scabies.

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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Study: Ethnic minority children may be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

Ethnic minority children are at higher risk with more testing positive than white children

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Monday, June 21st, 2021 2:48pm

Covid-19 pandemic forces animal rehoming centre in Oxfordshire to close

Blue Cross says it needs to save £1million this year.

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 9:34am

Oxford Trial: Treatment offers new lifeline for people who get most ill from COVID-19

An Oxford University study has found an antiviral drug can save lives in hospitalised patients, for the first time.

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 7:05am

Treating needle phobia may increase COVID-19 vaccine take-up, Oxford study finds

A quarter of UK adults have a potential phobia to injections.

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 5:51am

NHS to launch Long Covid service for children in Oxfordshire

Oxford University Hospitals will run one of 15 paediatric hubs around the UK.

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Thursday, June 10th, 2021 10:30pm

Boris Johnson unveils plans to distribute Oxford vaccine to countries in need

The UK will start donating vaccines to countries in need within weeks.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 1:00pm

Asprin doesn't improve survival for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, Oxford study finds 

It was investigated in the world’s largest clinical trial of treatments for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 5:30am

Oxford researchers develop AI to detect patients risk of death from Covid-19 variants

The technology scans for blood vessel inflammation, to help find more tailored treatments for patients.

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Friday, June 4th, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Study: People who get information from social media are less willing to get COVID jab

It's due to the “rabbit holes” of hesitancy they find themselves stuck in, according to the research.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 4:14pm

Help vaccinate the world or variants will come back to ‘bite us’, warns Oxford expert

It's as academics debate whether the final easing of restrictions in England should proceed on June 21.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 6:13am

Health Secretary to visit Oxford's Jenner Institute ahead of G7 meeting

Matt Hancock is expected to praise the NHS for the vaccine rollout.

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 3:00pm

Oxford firm helps to develop new Covid-19 ‘Test to Go’ app

It instantly records your rapid Covid-19 test result and creates a digital certificate on your phone.

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 7:15am

Oxford-led study confirms longer-term lung damage after COVID-19

Researchers found persistent damage to the lungs, three months after patients were discharged from hospital.

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 5:30am

COVID-19: Doctors urged to watch for signs of stroke following Oxford jab

It's after three young patients were admitted to hospital and one died.

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Monday, May 24th, 2021 6:18pm

Oxford survey: Europeans disappointed with COVID-19 vaccine roll out

45% of Europeans say they believe the vaccine roll out has been handled badly.

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Friday, May 21st, 2021 5:44am

Oxford Uni Study: Comprehensive testing system key to resuming international travel

Researchers studied people catching flights from the US to Heathrow between November and March.

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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 7:07am

Oxford joins world-first clinical trial on Covid booster vaccines

Experts want to know if a third dose could protect people against Covid-19 and its variants.

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Study: health and social care professionals well-being should be a priority

Researchers say the long-term impact of end of life care in pandemics for healthcare workers must not be overlooked.

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 5:17pm

Offering children Covid jabs ‘morally wrong’ in global context, Oxford expert says

Oxford Professor Andrew Pollard said global vaccine inequity was “plain to see”.

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 5:56am

Oxford hospital joins new Covid-19 vaccine study for pregnant women

Around 235 women will be given the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or a placebo.

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021 6:07am

Oxford Professor calls for Covid jab to be condition of employment for frontline health workers

Those who refuse should be redeployed, or potentially suspended, according to Dr Alberto Giubilini.

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Thursday, May 13th, 2021 5:48am

Oxford study: Mixing coronavirus vaccine doses increases mild to moderate symptoms

Any adverse reactions - like headaches and chills - were short-lived though.

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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 4:28pm

Protesters demand AstraZeneca share its Oxford Covid-19 vaccine technology

They gathered outside the pharmaceutical firm’s Cambridge headquarters earlier and there was a demo in Oxford this morning.

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Friday, May 7th, 2021 8:53am

All under-40s to be offered alternative to Oxford vaccine

The policy of offering an alternative vaccine previously only applied to the under-30s.

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Thursday, May 6th, 2021 5:30am

New study concludes 'small' link to rare blood clots in Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

The research was carried out in Denmark and Norway - where use of the Oxford vaccine has been discontinued.

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Friday, April 30th, 2021 6:07am

Study led by Oxford Uni shows potential link between bodyweight and risk of severe Covid-19

It found the risk of worse outcomes from the virus starts rising in people with a BMI above 23.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2021 6:00am

Policies to eliminate Covid-19 instead of mitigating it through lockdowns saved more lives, Oxford study claims

A team have compared countries' responses to the pandemic.

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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 6:07am

Single Oxford or Pfizer Covid vaccine dose ‘cuts transmission by up to half’

Public Health England found anyone who caught Covid-19 three weeks after having the jab was up to 49% less likely to pass it on.

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Monday, April 26th, 2021 6:11am

Oxford research uncovers high risk to pregnant women from COVID-19

A study has revealed it's associated with a higher chance of severe maternal and newborn complications.

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Friday, April 23rd, 2021 5:00am

Oxford research suggests vaccines slash Covid infections ‘and are likely to cut transmission’

New real-world UK data shows jabs - like the Oxford one - slash infection and cut transmission.

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Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 6:07am

Record 2.5 million emergency food parcels handed over during pandemic

Demand increased by 1/3 according to the Trussell Trust, which runs three Oxfordshire foodbanks.

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 6:06am

Tony Blair calls for UK to publish data to bolster confidence in Oxford jab

The former prime minister has warned that the global vaccination efforts are at risk of being undermined due to peoples worries.

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Monday, April 19th, 2021 6:00am

New Oxford study to deliberately re-expose volunteers to Covid-19 launched in he UK

Researchers who want to study the way their immune systems react.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021 11:38am

Risk of rare blood clotting is higher for COVID-19 than for vaccines, Oxford study says 

More research is still needed to fully understand the risks though.

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Thursday, April 15th, 2021 6:13am

Oxford undergrad calls for students to be allowed to return to accommodation ‘to boost wellbeing’

Isobel Cook is one of the founders of a petition, which has attracted almost 10,000 signatures since Monday.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 3:16pm

Over-80s have similar antibody response with Oxford or Pfizer jabs, study says

Both had similar antibody responses among over-80s five weeks after receiving the first dose, according to the research.

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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 5:30am

Mix and match vaccine study in Oxford is extended to include two more jabs

The Moderna and Novovax vaccines are being added to the study.

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Monday, April 12th, 2021 3:05am

Oxford University study: Asthma drug reduces COVID-19 recovery time

Researchers say the discovery is a “significant milestone” for the pandemic.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2021 12:20pm

Oxford study: Students lost 20% of expected progress because of school closures 

Despite teaching moving online in the last year children learned 'little or nothing', according to the research.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2021 8:24am

PM urges public confidence in Oxford coronavirus vaccine as under-30s offered alternative

Oxford University says that safety has always been its priority throughout the development of its jab.

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Thursday, April 8th, 2021 5:30am

Oxford University to investigate antiviral drug as possible COVID-19 treatment

Favipiravir is currently licensed in Japan to treat influenza.

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 3:58pm

Oxford/AstraZeneca jab benefits ‘outweigh risks’ but under-30s offered alternative

European regulators have ruled that unusual blood clots were 'very rare side effects' of the jab.

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 10:37am

Oxford Covid jab: UK’s vaccination programme ‘must continue’ despite blood clot fears

Ministers are trying to dispel concerns about the vaccine - after trials involving children were put on hold.

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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 6:00am

Oxford Uni study links Covid-19 to increased risk of mental health conditions

One in three Covid-19 survivors were diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months of being infected.

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 3:49pm

PM urges people to get Covid jab despite concerns over potential side effects of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Boris Johnson said getting the population vaccinated was “the key thing”.

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Friday, April 2nd, 2021 12:00am

£5.3 million boost for cultural and creative organisations in Oxfordshire 

The government is supporting 31 organisations across Oxfordshire in its second round of the Recovery Fund.

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Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 6:00am

Link between vaccine hesitancy and intent to discourage others, study involving Oxford University says

The link has been described as 'troubling' by the report authors. 

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 5:35pm

EMA: No evidence to support restricting use of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine

Germany's decided not to give the jab to under-60s, because of concerns about unusual blood clots.

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 3:00pm

Big drop in visitor numbers for Oxfordshire's tourist attractions amid pandemic

Some of Oxford's museum's saw visitor figures plummet in 2020.

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 3:00pm

COVID infection survey with Oxford University to continue for another year

Experts at Oxford and the Office for National Statistics are tracking the level of coronavirus infection in the population.

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 6:49am

Website developed by Oxford Uni students speeds up Covid vaccine rollout

Vaximap has helped GP surgeries reach over 200,000 housebound patients since January.

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Thursday, March 25th, 2021 5:50am

Oxford jab has 76% efficacy against symptomatic Covid-19, study finds

New data has been released after questions about interim clinical trial results were raised in the US.

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Friday, March 26th, 2021 6:06am

Oxford scientists to study effectiveness of its vaccine as a nasal spray

Thirty volunteers will take part in the trial to test the immune response through the nose.

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 5:00am

Using dexamethasone to treat Covid patients ‘may have saved one million lives’

Scientists from Oxford were the first to find the steroid could significantly reduce deaths.

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Monday, March 22nd, 2021 8:21am

Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is safe, new data shows 

Over 32,000 volunteers across took part in the trial in the USA, Peru and Chile.

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021 3:28pm

British man dies and five cases of ‘rare’ blood clot after Oxford/AstraZeneca jab

The Medicines and Healthcare Regulator said it was looking at the reports but stressed the events were “extremely rare”.

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Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 6:40am

Oxford research reveals hidden impact of COVID on prisoners’ families

Thousands of children have not seen their parents for a year now.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 5:06pm

No indication Oxford Astrazeneca jab linked to blood clots, says European regulator

But it is still conducting a review after a small number of reports of blood clots in those who’ve had the vaccine.

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 5:30am

Oxford Brookes to research impact of Covid-19 on vulnerable young people

People aged 16+ who are currently being helped by UK children's charity Barnardo's will be involved.

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Monday, March 15th, 2021 2:36pm

Two vaccine doses offer similar Covid-19 protection as prior infection – Oxford study

More than 1,400 healthcare workers at an Oxford hospital Trust took part in the research.

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Monday, March 15th, 2021 5:41am

COVID-19: AstraZeneca defends its vaccine after more countries suspend its use over clotting concerns

The jab, developed with Oxford University, will not be used in Ireland and the Netherlands for now.

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Friday, March 12th, 2021 3:39pm

COVID-19: Two doses of Oxford jab can halve transmission, research suggests

Two doses of the Pfizer one also dramatically cuts the chance of passing the virus on.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 11:46am

COVID-19: Five countries halt use of one batch of Oxford jab after fatal blood clot

The European Medicines Agency has launched an investigation.

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Thursday, March 11th, 2021 9:00am

Oxford Economics: Young people to benefit from changes brought by Covid-19

A report claims younger generations are primed to work in fields like augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

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Friday, March 5th, 2021 5:35am

Scientist behind the Oxford COVID-19 jab receives prestigious award

Professor Sarah Gilbert is being honoured with the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) Albert Medal.

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Thursday, March 4th, 2021 6:30am

Oxford report: Inequalities widening in developing countries because of pandemic

Researchers are worried that important gains in education attainment and future life chances are being reversed.

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 3:41pm

'European countries need to get on with using the Oxford vaccine to save lives', says professor

Adam Finn us urging other countries to use their stocks of the jab.

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 5:30am

Oxford experts to help study Covid vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems

They may be at increased risk of the more severe complications from coronavirus.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 8:05am

Oxford Brookes researchers to investigate experiences of NHS staff during Covid-19 pandemic

A team will look at how coronavirus has impacted on the performance, wellbeing, and future career plans of NHS workers.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 5:41am

Study ‘vindicates UK’s decision to give Oxford/AstraZeneca jab to older people’

A single shot has been shown to be more than 80% effective in preventing hospitalisation among the over-eighties.

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 5:30am

Almost 19,000 people in Oxfordshire started claiming Universal Credit in April and May

That is a huge 777% rise on the same two months in 2019.

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Monday, March 1st, 2021 6:08am

Dodds urges Sunak to set out ‘responsible’ plan after Tory ‘mismanagement’

The Shadow Chancellor and Oxford MP is demanding jobs and businesses are protected.

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Friday, February 26th, 2021 5:10am

'Everyone in' approach to housing the homeless sees rough sleeping nearly halve in Oxfordshire

Oxford City Council put over 300 people up in emergency accommodation during the pandemic.

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Thursday, February 25th, 2021 5:00am

Covid vaccines unlikely to see ‘cliff edge’ fall in effectiveness, says Oxford Uni expert

Professor Sarah Gilbert also says they may be given as nasal sprays or tablets in the future.

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Monday, February 22nd, 2021 11:39am

‘Substantial reduction’ in hospital admissions four weeks after first Oxford Covid jab

The Oxford vaccine appears to reduce a person’s risk of hospital admission by 94%.

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Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 2:58pm

People want ‘normal way of life’ back after Covid jabs, Oxford scientist tells MPs

Boris Johnson is going to announce a roadmap out of lockdown restrictions next week.

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 12:03pm

Henley Royal Regatta postponed because of coronavirus 

It could be held outside of Oxfordshire this year.

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Monday, February 15th, 2021 9:10am

Oxford vaccine creator calls for donations to help people in poorer countries receive a jab

Professor Sarah Gilbert is backing a new campaign launching today, called Arm in Arm.

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Saturday, February 13th, 2021 9:00am

Oxford trial to test AstraZeneca vaccine among children 

A group of 6 to 17-year-olds will test the jab to see how effective it is on them.

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Thursday, February 11th, 2021 6:06am

Covid-19: Dexamethasone finding may have already saved 650,000 lives – Oxford Uni study

Scientists from the University of Oxford were the first to find a treatment for the Coronavirus.

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 4:06pm

Covid-19: WHO says Oxford jab can be used in all adults

It comes after a number of countries have opted not to give the jab to those over the age of 65.

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Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 1:11pm

Paramedics to test Oxford patients for COVID-19 before hospital transfers

South Central Ambulance says it's a pioneering study designed to tackle handover delays in emergency departments.

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 6:10am

NHS Test and Trace app prevents 600,000 cases, Oxford Uni study suggests

More than 1.7 million people have been asked to isolate since it launched in September.

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Monday, February 8th, 2021 5:49am

COVID-19: South Africa halts rollout of Oxford jab due to 'limited protection'

It comes as Britons face needing a third jab in the autumn.

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Thursday, February 4th, 2021 6:00am

New study to look at effectiveness of mixing Oxford and Pfizer jabs

The £7 million study - led by Oxford Uni - will be the first to determine the effects of using different vaccines.

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 2:58pm

Vaccines against Covid variants will be ready by autumn, says Oxford/AstraZeneca

Work on designing a new vaccine is underway.

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 6:34am

COVID-19: Virus antibodies last for at least six months after infection, Oxford scientists find

The research also reveals that 8.8% of the UK population had been infected by December 2020.

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 6:07pm

Oxford coronavirus vaccine is 76% effective for three months, says study

The jab may also reduce transmission by 67%

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Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 6:00am

Oxfordshire covid patients given kits to monitor oxygen levels at home

Paramedics at South Central Ambulance are the first in the country to supply pulse oximeters.

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Friday, January 29th, 2021 5:08pm

EU drugs regulator approves Oxford vaccine

It comes as the European Medicines Agency warns that vaccines are not a magic wand to defeat the pandemic.

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Friday, January 29th, 2021 6:31am

Oxford company's new coronavirus test piloted at pop-up UK labs

It's able to detect coronavirus in the saliva and will be tested at four sites.

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Friday, January 29th, 2021 6:09am

PM rejects Germany ruling Oxford jab should not be recommended to over 65s

Boris Johnson argued the evidence shows it “provides a good immune response across all age groups”.

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Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 6:38am

Oxford students create website to help GPs map out best route for vaccination of housebound patients

VaxiMap has already been used for more than 61,000 home visit vaccinations in Britain.

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Monday, January 25th, 2021 6:57am

Divide between rich and poor will grow post-coronavirus, warns Oxfam study

The world's ten richest men have seen their combined wealth increase by over £400-billion.

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Sunday, January 24th, 2021 7:30am

Mass vaccination site to open at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium

It will be part of a network of 49 vaccination centres across England.

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Friday, January 22nd, 2021 12:49pm

Community testing in Oxfordshire to be available for key workers from February

Oxfordshire County Council is working to set up facilities in Banbury, Wantage and Oxford city.

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Thursday, January 21st, 2021 6:29am

Oxford study: Lateral flow tests ‘could be game changer in finding the most infectious cases’

The coronavirus tests could help when it comes to relaxing lockdown restrictions too.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 3:24pm

One in eight people in England has had Covid-19, new study involving Oxford Uni suggests

New data reveals the proportion of the population who are likely to have tested positive for antibodies.

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 6:20am

Parents’ stress increased in lockdown, Oxford study finds

A survey's revealed almost half were worried about their children's wellbeing or education.

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Monday, January 18th, 2021 7:2am

Plans to triple intensive care capacity at the John Radcliffe submitted

A new ICU containing 48 beds could be built at the Oxford hospital.

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Monday, January 18th, 2021 7:09am

'Huge rise' in number of people checking in to rehab in Oxfordshire

Officials fear the pandemic has led to 'very unhealthy relationships with drugs and alcohol.'

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Friday, January 15th, 2021 4:36pm

Oxford jab could be given EU green light this month

The head of the EU medicines regulator has said that she is “hopeful” about it.

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Friday, January 15th, 2021 2:27pm

COVID-19: Oxford hospital temporarily halts pancreas transplants

The situation is under constant review.

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Friday, January 15th, 2021 7:08am

Oxfordshire child poverty campaigner calls for review of free school meal policy

Sue Tanner is among dozens of campaigners fighting to ensure disadvantaged children aren't excluded.

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Friday, January 15th, 2021 6:15am

Bowel cancer diagnoses fell during first lockdown in England, Oxford study suggests

Early diagnosis of the condition is key to obtaining the best survival.

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 1:31pm

Oxford vaccine: AstraZeneca scaling up to two million doses per week ‘imminently’

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has promised that the coronavirus vaccination programme will be in operation 24/7 'soon'.

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 7:30am

Almost half of ICU staff ‘have mental health issues’ due to Covid-19

Oxford University researchers worked with King’s College London on a new study.

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 3:30pm

Oxford restaurant opens drive-thru in response to pandemic

The Jam Factory has turned its loading bay into an experience for takeaways as it adjusts to the third lockdown in England.

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 6:00am

COVID-19: Rapid increase in Oxfordshire hospital admissions

Local hospitals are said to be fuller than they were during the first wave of the pandemic.

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Friday, January 8th, 2021 2:09pm

Oxford City suspend two first-team players

The Club is investigating an alleged breach of Covid-19 protocols by two first team players.

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Friday, January 8th, 2021 3:00pm

Oxford study: Coronavirus introduced to UK more than 1,000 times in early pandemic

A team of scientists have analysed the first wave of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021 5:34pm

Nurse vaccinator among first to get Oxford Covid jab at a GP surgery

She received the injection on Thursday afternoon.

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021 3:28pm

Mass rollout of Oxford vaccine begins in England as hospitals pushed to brink

The jabs are being delivered to sites across the country today.

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021 5:51am

GP's start to deliver Oxford's Covid-19 jab

It's hoped that more than 700 sites would be delivering vaccines by the end of the week.

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 9:09am

Ministers accused of ignoring high street pharmacies in Oxford vaccine rollout

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society president said there were thousands of high street pharmacies “ready, willing and able” to assist.

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 6:22am

Oxford Health bans visitors in its community hospitals and mental health units

The NHS Trust says it's because the new variant of Covid-19 has caused a surge in cases in the community.

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Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 2:12pm

'Major incident' declared in Thames Valley over Covid-19 concerns

Cases of coronavirus are continuing to rise in the area.

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Monday, January 4th, 2021 9:46am

Dialysis patient ‘really proud’ to be first to get Oxford Covid jab

82-year-old Brian Pinker received the jab this morning at the Churchill Hospital.

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Monday, January 4th, 2021 5:52am

First doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to be given today

The government has described it as a "pivotal moment" in the fight against coronavirus.

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Thursday, December 31st, 2020 8:46am

'Sharp' rise in coronavirus cases and hospital admissions in Oxfordshire

The county's Public Health boss is particularly worried about an increase in cases in the over 60s.

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Thursday, December 31st, 2020 8:28am

Oxford Professor Knighted for work to fight the coronavirus pandemic

Structural biologist Professor David Stuart is among those recognised in the New Year honours.

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 1:44pm

What do we know about the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine?

The Health Secretary has confirmed every adult in Britain will be able to get a coronavirus vaccine.

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 10:17am

Care home groups ‘delighted’ by Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine approval

Residents will get the newly-approved jab from next week, the Health Secretary has confirmed.

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 7:20am

Oxford covid-19 vaccine approved in UK for mass rollout

It's been described as a “game changer, and was given the green light by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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Sunday, December 27th, 2020 4:16pm

Oxford vaccine dubbed ‘winning formula’ as variant spreads across the globe

The boss of the firm behind the Oxford vaccine has raised hopes it is more effective than first thought.

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 3:36pm

Oxfordshire in Tier 4 from Boxing Day

At one minute past midnight on Saturday, the whole of Oxfordshire will move into the top tier of coronavirus restrictions.

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 11:13am

Oxford vaccine approval expected ‘just after Christmas’, says local scientist

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is still reviewing it.

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 8:31am

OUH stops allowing visitors amid rising levels of COVID-19

The 'rule of one' for visitors at the John Radcliffe has been dropped from today.

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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 1:22pm

Covid vaccine stocks could run out unless more are approved, former minister warns

Jeremy Hunt says stocks could run out at the end of January unless new ones such as the Oxford jab are approved.

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Friday, December 18th, 2020 6:17am

Long COVID sufferers to be offered help at two Oxfordshire clinics

Oxford Health and Oxford University Hospitals are supporting people suffering from long-term symptoms.

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 12:48pm

Oxfordshire County Council considers 5% council tax rise amid pandemic

It's having to make almost £20million worth of savings in 2021/22.

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 5:30am

A quarter of world’s population 'will not get Covid vaccine until 2022'

The Oxford/AstraZeneca jab is one of only six sold to low and middle income countries.

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 6:43am

Oxfordshire GPs rollout Covid-19 vaccine

Three sites have been selected to be part of the first wave of England's immunisation programme.

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Monday, December 14th, 2020 6:40am

Christmas behaviour 'will have big impact when normal life returns,’ says Oxford expert

The lead researcher behind the Oxford vaccine says it could hinder the Covid-19 vaccination programme in the new year.

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Friday, December 11th, 2020 6:50am

'Staggered return' for Oxford’s university students after Christmas

Oxford’s two universities have developed plans to help students safely arrive back in the city.

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Friday, December 11th, 2020 5:30am

Oxford study: Over 1/4 of UK population 'hesitant' about COVID-19 vaccination

Researchers surveyed over 5,000 adults about an approved jab for the NHS.

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 4:00pm

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine ‘could be licensed for use in the elderly’

The jab could be licenced for use in the elderly, the lead researcher of the trial has said.

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 10:52am

COVID-19 vaccination underway in Oxfordshire

History was made yesterday as the UK launched it's COVID-19 vaccination programme.

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 9:40am

Vaccine hoarding by rich nations could see poor countries left behind, says Oxfam

A group made up of charities, including Oxfam, have issued the warning.

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 4:05pm

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine has good safety record and efficacy

The vaccine could help control the pandemic, a scientist leading the study has said, as phase three data was published.

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Friday, December 4th, 2020 1:00pm

Oxford's COVID Secure Team complete over 1,400 business spot checks

The most common rule breakers were social distancing and not wearing face masks.

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Friday, December 4th, 2020 6:33am

COVID-19: Rough sleepers to be provided emergency rooms in Oxford this winter

Oxford City Council has laid out how its severe weather plan will be different this year.

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 3:21pm

Oxford vaccine researcher will take Pfizer jab when she is offered it

As a frontline health worker she is in line to be one of the first to be offered a Covid-19 vaccine.

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 12:42pm

Oxford Health to become 'vaccine hub'

The local NHS Trust will start receiving the Covid-19 vaccine shortly.

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 7:14am

Thousands of Oxford's University students return home for Christmas

The "travel window" starts from today.

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 7:03am

Council Tax rise planned for Oxford amid COVID-related financial pressures

Oxford City Council's released its proposed budget and pledges to 'avoid making cuts to frontline services'.

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 5:30am

Oxford researcher warns "swallowing hand sanitiser can kill"

Georgia Richards says there's been a 61% increase in related accidental poisonings this year.

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 2:01pm

SEND children in Oxfordshire hardest hit by pandemic, says Ofsted report 

It's a similar picture nationally due to the impact of coronavirus.

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 6:35am

Businesses in deprived Tier 3 areas to get less than wealthier places – Labour

According to figures, Blackpool has received £2,788,920, while South Oxfordshire was granted £2,841,140.

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Friday, November 27th, 2020 6:25am

Covid-19: AstraZeneca likely to run new trial of Oxford vaccine

It will look into the accidental discovery that a lower dose appeared to work better than two full doses.

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Friday, November 27th, 2020 5:30am

Inhaled steroid to be trialled by Oxford as a potential at-home treatment for coronavirus

Budesonide is commonly prescribed for asthma.

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Thursday, November 26th, 2020 5:52pm

British scientists defend AstraZeneca and Oxford against vaccine claims

Questions have been raised about the results of their Covid-19 vaccine trial.

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Thursday, November 26th, 2020 12:08pm

COVID:19: Oxfordshire in Tier 2

Pubs will only be able to serve those having substantial meals when lockdown ends.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 5:32pm

Oxford's Universities roll out rapid Covid-19 tests to help students travel home safely for Christmas

The 'Lateral Flow Tests' will only be available to students who do not have any coronavirus symptoms.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 4:18pm

COVID-19: Charity film tribute for emergency workers created by Oxfordshire video company

It features behind the scenes events of those working on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 5:39pm

Hospital admin worker in Oxford hospital 'had no PPE' before his death

Peter Gough died after contracting coronavirus on 12th May.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020 5:00am

AUDIO: Oxford Professor warns conspiracy beliefs will thrive during coronavirus pandemic

A study's found people who believe in them are less likely to comply with social distancing rules.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2020 7:48am

Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine Trial: Up to 10,000 volunteers needed for new phase

The University is expanding the age range of volunteers, to include children and pensioners.

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 7:31am

Delay imposing lockdown saw coronavirus cases rise by 1.3 million

Oxford University's department of statistics worked on the study.

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Friday, March 20th, 2020 11:58am

Vans for Bands hope to lend buses to NHS staff

The Kidlington based company want to offer their vehicles as a place for Oxfordshire nurses and doctors to rest.

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 11:27am

Banbury charity warns of dog 'separation anxiety'

Dogs for Good says many owners are worried about going back to work and parting with their pooches again.

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 5:00am

Covid Action group: Infection rates could rise again when schools reopen

An open letter is calling on the County Council to reject plans to reopen primary schools on Monday.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020 10:45am

Oxford University Hospitals: Visitors banned with few exceptions

The NHS Trust is enforcing stricter rules to help fight the spread of Covid-19.

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 6:18am

Oxford Professor calls for study of coronavirus spread in schools

Carl Heneghan is urging the Government to investigate transmission in case the virus reoccurs.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020 11:15am

PC Andrew Harper murder trial collapses due to coronavirus

The jury in the Old Bailey trial has been discharged.

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 12:48pm

COVID-19: More than £200k to be spent on social distancing measures in Oxford

Temporary outdoor seating for restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes could be introduced, where there's enough space.

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Thursday, May 28th, 2020 5:30am

Over 300,000 PPE delivered to Oxfordshire schools

Risk assessments are being carried out ahead of more them reopening from Monday.

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Friday, May 29th, 2020 6:39am

Researchers DON'T believe chemo patients are at an increased risk of dying from COVID-19

Oxford and Birmingham Universities teamed up to study hundreds of UK cancer patients who were diagnosed with the virus.

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Friday, May 29th, 2020 12:06pm

Oxford trial could reduce need for ventilators for COVID-19 patients

Researchers are looking at whether a certain DRUG can raise oxygen levels in the blood.

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Monday, June 1st, 2020 8:18am

Oxford MP: Companies given Government help during coronavirus crisis should give back to society

Anneliese Dodds was asked if businesses that have been saved should repay the country with shares.

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Monday, June 1st, 2020 11:26am

Oxfordshire mental health charity fears people who need help aren't accessing it

Oxfordshire Mind experienced a 390% increase in calls in March, but says contact has now dropped off.

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 5:05am

Oxford trial to explore if drug used for inflammatory conditions can treat Covid-19

Up to 750 people from across the UK are to be enrolled in the research.

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 7:03am

Coronavirus: Plasma treatments for COVID-19 quadruple – but the NHS still needs more donations

Plasma donations are currently being taken at the JR Hospital in Oxford.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 9:36am

Oxfam to start reopening high street shops from 15th June

The Oxford-based charity says any donated goods will be isolated for 72 hours before they're put on sale.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 7:14am

COVID-19: Child given plasma in Oxford led treatment trial

It's testing existing treatments that may help people hospitalised with Covid-19.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 11:42am

Grounded cabin crew look after John Radcliffe Hospital staff in mock 'first class lounge'

Airline volunteers are serving refreshments and helping them relax on their breaks.

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 2:29pm

Oxford edges towards red alert as coronavirus cases double in a week

The latest figures for the city show a doubling of cases to a rate of 43.9 per 100,000 people.

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020 6:07am

AUDIO: Council commits to making school runs safer in Oxfordshire during social distancing

It's considering making drop off areas larger, or possibly moving them completely.

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Thursday, June 4th, 2020 12:31pm

Oxford United to start coronavirus testing tomorrow

The squad are being brought back to work after being furloughed for weeks.

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Friday, June 5th, 2020 6:08am

AstraZeneca can supply two billion doses of Oxford Uni's potential coronavirus vaccine

The British pharmaceutical company says it now has capacity for that, over the next two years.

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Monday, October 5th, 2020 5:30am

10pm curfew could leave Abingdon music venue facing difficult winter

The Music Venue Trust is trying to prevent the closure of 100s of independent venues.

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Friday, June 5th, 2020 4:46pm

Oxford researchers find hydroxychloroquine has no benefit against Covid-19

The anti-malarial drug has now been pulled from the UK's Recovery trial, which is run by Oxford Uni.

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Monday, October 5th, 2020 9:07am

45,000 to lose their jobs as Cineworld brings curtain down on UK and US cinemas

Its sites in Witney and Didcot will shut, amid continuing disruption from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Monday, October 5th, 2020 10:12am

Oxford Manager Karl Robinson calls for more coronavirus testing in EFL

Oxord's League One game against Crewe was postponed at short notice on Saturday.

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Monday, June 8th, 2020 5:00am

36 arrests as police crack down on online child sex abuse in Thames Valley

Officers carried out 32 raids after a surge in reports of the crime during lockdown.

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Monday, June 8th, 2020 6:18am

Oxford scientists working on COVID-19 vaccine 'near breakthrough' on antibody treatment

Testing is now said to be moving at "full speed".

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 10:38am

COVID-19: Oxford scientist calls for "healthy people to return to normal life"

Sunetra Gupta, and two other experts, have drawn up a new coronavirus strategy.

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Monday, June 8th, 2020 12:21pm

Westgate: Hand sanitiser stations, floor arrows and queue's outside shops

The oxford shopping centre has revealed some of its new social distancing measures.

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 3:14pm

100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Oxford Brookes

That's in the 7 days to October 2nd, and 98 of the cases were students.

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 6:22am

Oxford's visitor information centre to shut permanently

The closure is partly because of a predicted drop in footfall, post lockdown.

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020 6:20am

Government cash to help Thames Valley Police enforce coronavirus rules

A total of £30 million is being split across 43 police forces.

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Thursday, October 8th, 2020 2:05pm

Oxford's Remembrance Sunday service goes virtual

The big parade at the War Memorial in St Giles' is usually attended by hundreds of people.

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 4:40pm

COVID-19: Oxford United will take on Portsmouth in League one play-offs

Wycombe Wanderers will play Fleetwood Town in the other semi final.

The season has been short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 6:37am

Oxford lexicographers make coronavirus children's word of the year

Oxford University Press analysed words used by thousands of young writers in submissions to a story competition.

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 3:03pm

There's a virus going round. So what'll happen with your bins. Find out about rubbish from JACK.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 12:15pm

Over a quarter of people in the UK drinking LESS in lockdown

A study involving Oxford Brookes has been looking at the impact of the pandemic on our alcohol consumption.

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 3:18pm

Bicester Village has been temporarily CLOSED following latest government guidelines.

 Westgate Oxford has also 'largely' closed and says only 'essential shops' - like Sainsbury's and Superdrug - are open. 

Saturday, October 10th, 2020 8:00am

Broad Street Christmas market Cancelled due to Coronavirus

Organisers have made the difficult decision to cancel the popular event this year.

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Monday, October 12th, 2020 6:08am

Oxford Uni Professor: Second national lockdown is a possibility

Peter Horby says stringent measures are needed to avoid it at all costs

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 7:15am

SURVEY RESULTS: Oxford City Centre street should be pedestrianised permanently

George Street was shut to traffic as lockdown eased so bars and restaurants could serve people outside

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Tuesday, March 24th, 6:22pm

Henley Royal Regatta has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Organisers say the decision will have 'significant' financial implications.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 6:00am

COVID-19: Local contact tracing system to launch in Oxfordshire

It won’t replace the national NHS app.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 7:09am

Oxford hospital trust appeals for more staff during Coroavirus pandemic

You don't need to have previous experience.

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 2:00pm

‘Slim chance’ of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine before Christmas

It's currently in phase 3 clinical trials.

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Friday, June 12th, 2020 10:01am

Thermal scanners and virtual queues for Bicester Village reopening

The outlet has revealed more about its social distancing measures, ahead of Monday.

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020 9:15am

Coronavirus: Pubs group Marston's says 2,150 jobs at risk after new restrictions

The group has 11 pubs in Oxfordshire, including the Jacobs Inn at Wolvercote and Seacourt Bridge in Botley.

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Thursday, October 15th, 2020 12:43pm

Oxford scientists develop test for Covid-19 that can identify virus in five minutes

It will eventually be used for testing in sites such as businesses, music venues, and airports.

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Friday, June 12th, 2020 3:13pm

Two people at Oxford United test positive for Covid-19

The Club won't confirm whether they are players or staff.

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Friday, October 16th, 2020 11:56am

Raab accuses Russia of ‘shabby’ disinformation over Oxford coronavirus vaccine

The Foreign Secretary has condemned a reported disinformation campaign as “utterly deplorable”.

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Friday, October 16th, 2020 6:39pm

Oxford takeaways fined £1,000 for breaking coronavirus rules

KFC and Bodrum Kebab, both in Cowley Road, were serving food after the 10pm curfew.

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Monday, October 19th, 2020 12:13pm

Coronavirus: More Oxford streets pedestrianised

Oxford City Council is trying to prevent hospitality businesses from closing as a result of the pandemic.

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Monday, June 15th, 2020 2:29pm

COVID-19: Petition launched to shut Bicester Village less than 24 hours after reopening

People have been complaining about it being overcrowded today.

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Monday, October 19th, 2020 2:00pm

Oxford Uni study: Large number of Covid-19 patients experiencing symptoms up to three months later

Scientists studied people who were discharged from the JR Hospital between March and May.

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Monday, June 15th, 2020 12:08pm

Oxford to review all capital spending projects under coronavirus recovery plan

The city council has warned of 'difficult decisions' in the coming months.

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 6:00am

More work needed to protect those at risk of dying from Covid-19, says Oxford analysis

It suggests care home residents have a five-fold increased risk of death from Covid-19.

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 1:30pm

Oxford scientists find cheap steroid cuts COVID-19 deaths

They have described the use of the drug, dexamethasone, as a "major breakthrough".

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 12:38pm

More than 840 fines in Thames Valley for breaching coronavirus rules

39 have been handed out this month alone.

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 6:06am

Coronavirus: What is the 'breakthrough' treatment dexamethasone - and what are its side-effects?

The discovery by Oxford University of the steroid as a treatment has been hailed as a "major breakthrough".

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 2:06pm

Oxford Brookes records nearly 70 new coronavirus cases in one week

The University says its campuses and halls of residence remain open.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 11.42am

Oxford City Council to find hotel rooms for homeless

The local authority wants to find rooms for up to 100 people.

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Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 7:17am

Oxford Economics: UK facing "cultural catastrophe"

It's warning that creative industries could lose £74 billion in revenue in 2020.

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 9:23am

Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine trial will continue in Brazil after death of volunteer who took placebo

The university said an independent review had revealed no safety concerns.

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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 5:30am

F1 tech protects staff treating Oxfordshire's COVID-19 patients

New plastic shields have been approved for use at the JR, and three other local sites.

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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 7:09am

A third of furloughed employees asked to work while firms get government handouts

Abingdon-based employment law experts conducted a survey and uncovered Furlough Fraud.

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 3:32pm

Government blocks Oxfordshire from moving to 'high' coronavirus alert level

Talks have taken place this week.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2020 8:00am

Oxford experts develop tool to estimate risk of death from COVID-19

QCovid was developed using data from more than 8 million adults in 1205 GP practices.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 6:27pm

Police expect a rise in domestic abuse and fraud in Oxfordshire

The Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police is expecting a spike in those crimes during the lockdown.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2020 7:42am

Daughter of suspected COVID-19 victim begins legal action against Matt Hancock

88-year-old Michael Gibson died in a care home near Bicester.

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 5:00am

Oxford education experts warn school exclusions may rise after COVID-19

They say schools need to 'balance the pursuit for academic excellence with student wellbeing.'

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Thursday, March 26th, 2020 6:19 pm

NHS staff in Oxfordshire to get free parking

Hospital parking charges are being suspended due to the Coronavirus.

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 6:36am

Oxford Tube services to return after 3 month pause during lockdown

But, with a reduced timetable and capacity from Monday July 6th.

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Friday, March 27th, 2020 6:05am

 

A part-time doctor, who is also one of the co-founders of an Oxfordshire business selling shandy, says it's been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Shandy Shack in Bampton relies on summer festivals to make its money, but with so many cancelled, the company's had to shift its focus to online deliveries. 

Hear from Tom Stevens, one of the company's three founders, on air in the news this morning (27/03)

Friday, March 27th, 2020 7:13am

90% reduction in passenger numbers on Oxfordshire buses

Oxford City Council is calling on the Government to step in and support them.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 6:36am

OXFORD UNI: New tool could identify who should be vaccinated against COVID-19 first

The 'risk prediction' model will help GPs work out if someone should be shielding.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2020 2:00pm

Oxford research: Pupils with underdeveloped vocabularies fall further behind due to school closures

Experts at Oxford University Press questioned teachers about the impact of Covid 19 on the 'word gap.'

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Monday, October 26th, 2020 6:11am

Mental health of millions of adults and teens affected by poor sleep 

Oxford Professor Colin Espie says the coronavirus crisis has made things worse.

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Friday, March 27th, 2020 12:31pm

Oxford Uni to start recruiting for Covid-19 vaccine trials

It needs up to 510 healthy volunteers.

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 1:47pm

Brits could throw out 67 million clothes after lockdown, Banbury charity warns

WRAP is urging the public to check ahead to avoid overwhelming charity shops.

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Thursday, June 25th, 2020 5:41am

Duke of Cambridge visits Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial team

Prince William described the work being done as "incredibly exciting" and "fascinating".

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Monday, October 26th, 2020 3:19pm

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shows ‘strong immune response’ among the elderly

It could be one of the forerunners in the vaccine race.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 5:00am

Closing parks should be last resort in any lockdown, say Oxford experts

Researchers have found 75% of babies and toddlers have spent more time watching TV or playing with a tablet during lockdown.

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Sunday, June 28th, 2020 6:30am

AUDIO: Mural of Oxford during lockdown goes on display

It's now up at the Rose Hill Community Centre.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 6:00am

Standardised approach needed to test effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines, says Oxford review

There are currently hundreds in development around the world.

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Monday, March 30th, 2020 6:15am

Oxfam asks governments for £130 billion to prevent millions of coronavirus deaths

The Oxford-based charity has a 5-point plan to help less-economically developed nations.

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Monday, June 29th, 2020 6:32am

Oxford Brookes Professor creates 'Recovery Curriculum' to ease kid’s return to school after lockdown

Former teacher Barry Carpenter worked on it with his son, who's a college Principal.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 7:36am

Oxfordshire residents warned against coronavirus scams

Trading Standards says con-artists are taking advantage of the situation...

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Monday, June 29th, 2020 17:23pm

Oxford Uni experts have developed a new online tool which could help predict neighbourhoods which are vulnerable to Covid-19 outbreaks.

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Monday, March 30th, 2020 1:13pm

People dying of Covid-19 today caught it a month ago, Oxford expert warns

He also thinks that if we follow social distancing the increase in deaths will stop.

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 6:15am

HIV drug ineffective at treating Covid-19, major Oxford Uni study suggests

Countries which currently recommend it are being urged to revise their guidelines.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 3:55pm

Long Covid may compel Oxford researchers into broadening scope of treatment trials

Their overall strategy is to look at respiratory infections more generally for the longer term.

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 7:10am

Nine workers at MINI Plant Oxford test positive for coronavirus

BMW says it's monitoring the situation closely.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020 2:26pm

Oxford city moved to 'high' COVID alert level

It's because cases of coronavirus are continuing to rise.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 2:20pm

Emergency appeal: Thames Valley Air Ambulance needs face masks, gloves and aprons

It's struggling to get the equipment to protect its doctors, pilots and patients.

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Friday, October 30th, 2020 7:09am

Oxford Uni to trial new COVID-19 test for people who DON'T have symptoms

It will help identify those most at risk of spreading the virus - because they don't know they have it.

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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 6:00am

BAME communities urged to volunteer for Covid-19 vaccine trials in Oxfordshire

Figures show they account for 15% of participants.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 7:05pm

The latest episode of JACK's Viral Podcast is out - featuring key workers, business experts and a jolly good farmer chap!

Listen to it here, listen to it there, or grab it from whatever place you normally get your podcasts from.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 12:44pm

BAME healthcare workers in Oxford hospitals at ‘higher risk of Covid-19 infection’

A new study at Oxford University Hospitals has looked at the levels of risk by staff dealing with the pandemic.

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Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 11:25am

'Small chance' COVID jab will be ready before Christmas, Oxford vaccine boss says

A coronavirus vaccine has not yet been approved but there are two frontrunners in late-stage clinical trials.

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 8:30am

Oxford University to interview prospective students online amid Covid-19

They will be carried out in December.

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Thursday, November 5th, 2020 5:30am

Primary age kids made little or no progress while learning from home, Oxford study finds

Researchers say the results are concerning, as teachers made a 'tremendous effort' during lockdown.

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 12:20pm

A group of local NHS workers are doing their bit to get hold of in-demand PPE items, like masks.

The team from the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford are collecting unused items to deliver to local hospitals.

They're also raising money to buy more PPE and have set a target of £250,000.

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 6:08am

Scientists in Oxford develop system to detect coronavirus in wastewater

The one million pound research programme involves experts from nine universities.

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Friday, November 6th, 2020 6:00am

Covid-19 antibodies wane within three months, Oxford study suggests

Over 3,000 healthcare workers at Oxford University Hospitals have been involved in tests.

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 6:42am

Oxford Uni Professor: The UK must "prepare for the worst" this winter

Sir John Bell told MP's we shouldn't rely on the development of a successful coronavirus vaccine.

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Friday, November 6th, 2020 6:34am

Oxfordshire business leaders urge Chancellor to review decision to end Tax Free Shopping

They have written a letter to Rishi Sunak.

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 4:08pm

Coronavirus: Oxford distillery swaps gin for hand sanitiser

The Oxford Artisan Distillery is making it for care homes and hospitals in Oxfordshire during the outbreak. 

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 10:23am

Staycation boom to boost Plymouth, while Oxford suffers

Colliers International has carried out new research on the recovery of the hotel sector.

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Friday, November 6th, 2020 7:40am

Incentivise people to get Covid-19 vaccine, Oxford expert suggests

Professor Julian Savulescu says there is a strong case for making any vaccination mandatory.

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Monday, July 6th, 2020 10:08am

COVID-19 may not have originated in China, says Oxford expert

He claims the virus may have been lying dormant across the world before emerging under favourable conditions.

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Monday, July 6th, 2020 12:09pm

Oxfordshire firms thanked for 'Ventilator Challenge' efforts

Penlon in Abingdon and Williams in Grove were among the businesses helping to produce over 14,000 of them.

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Monday, November 9th, 2020 6:13am

Blenheim Palace receives almost £2 million in government arts grants

The UNESCO World Heritage site is among 8 cultural centres sharing £18 million in coronavirus funding.

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 2:01pm

Oxford Tube services to be temporarily suspended

Passenger numbers have significantly dropped following Government measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 11:09am

OXFORD UNI REPORT: Homemade cloth face masks will reduce the spread of coronavirus

An Oxford Professor says policy on them has been unclear and inconsistent in some countries.

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 5:47am

One in five COVID-19 patients develop mental health problems, Oxford study suggests

They dealt with things like anxiety, depression or insomnia within 90 days.

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 4:12pm

Oxford City Council gives out first wave of small business “coronavirus grants"

The local authority has given out £170,000 to 17 businesses in the first batch.

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 5:00am

Huge new Oxford study to investigate long-term health impacts of COVID-19

A team of experts have been given £8.4million, and will recruit 10,000 patients.

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 11:39am

Matt Hancock: UK regulator could approve Oxford or Pfizer jab quickly

Data on the vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca is just weeks away.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020 11:13am

New sensors used to monitor COVID-19 patients at Oxford hospital

The wearable technology aims to "reduce the burden on nursing staff."

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 9:38am

Oxford Scientists develop coronavirus swab test for use in schools, airports and homes

It can confirm if a person has the virus or is likely to be infectious.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020 2:35pm

VIDEO: 16 people charged for breaking new coronavirus lockdown laws in Thames Valley

The Chief Constable says "a lot of it is to do with people not having a reasonable excuse" for being out.

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Friday, July 10th, 2020 6:30am

Bicester volunteers reach 1 million food parcel milestone for NHS

A team have been delivering meals to COVID-19 wards across the country during the pandemic.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020 4:45pm

Some sad news this afternoon, a temporary mortuary is being created in Oxfordshire 

It's being prepared at the former RAF base at Heyford Park, with enough space to store up to 1,480 bodies.

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Friday, July 10th, 2020 7:13am

Covid-19 could kill more people through hunger than the disease itself, warns Oxford charity

Oxfam says the food crisis is getting worse in some countries, because of the pandemic.

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 11:05am

Oxfordshire residents urged to follow the rules as coronavirus cases rise again

1,111 cases have been reported for the week ending November 6th.

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Saturday, April 4th, 2020 11:02am

Oxfordshire man jailed for coughing at police officer

He said he had coronavirus.

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Monday, July 13th, 2020 7:11am

Helen Mirren, Liam Gallagher and Simon Pegg donate items to Oxfam charity auction

It's part of the Oxford charity's coronavirus response appeal.

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Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 1:24pm

Oxford Train Station supports 'Poppies to Paddington' operation for Remembrance Day

Poppies were put on trains at more than 60 stations, including Oxford, to Paddington Station.

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Monday, April 6th, 2020 6:14am

John Radcliffe staff to get free meals, organised by the former boss of McLaren F1

Deliveries will start at the Oxford Hospital today.

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020 5:49am

More than 1.2 million emergency parcels handed out at food banks

The Trussell Trust runs the Abingdon, Witney and Bicester food banks.

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Monday, April 6th, 2020 7:44am

Thames Valley Police stop a 'large number of people' out taking non-essential journeys this weekend

That included a man who was driving to jet wash his mother’s patio!

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Monday, July 13th, 2020 1:28pm

Engineered llama antibodies neutralise coronavirus, Oxford study suggests

Camels and alpacas naturally produce them too!

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020 6:09am

Oxford Professor hails accuracy of rapid turnaround coronavirus tests

Rapid coronavirus checks - known as lateral flow tests - have been shown to be over 99% accurate.

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Monday, April 6th, 2020 4:31pm

Anneliese Dodds has been speaking to Jack following her appointment as Shadow Chancellor.

The Oxfordshire MP says her priority is to provide businesses with the support they need during the pandemic.

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020 9:00am

COVID-19: Oxfordshire households needed for NHS-supported study 

Households of less than six people are being asked to take part in the Virus Watch Study.

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Monday, April 6th, 2020 4:35pm

Grove-based F1 team ROKiT Williams have put “a number of employees” on furlough

The team's drivers and senior management will take a 20% pay cut.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 5:00am

Oxford Uni study: Coronavirus pandemic leads to drop in hospital admissions for heart attacks

Researchers are warning that avoiding hospital could have serious consequences.

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Thursday, November 12th, 2020 11:00am

Online exhibition about life in lockdown for the elderly features Oxford research

Researchers from the University collaborated with a London-based photographer on the project.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 6:00am

More people going out in UK again, Oxford data reveals

There's been a massive leap in us heading out over the last two Saturdays.

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Monday, April 6th, 2020, 10:16pm

Coronavirus: Oxfordshire MPs thoughts with Boris Johnson in intensive care

The Prime Minister’s condition has worsened, Downing Street has said.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 10:48am

Oxford University's gardens, libraries and museums welcomed over 3.3 million visitors in 2019

The Ashmolean, Bodleian and Museum of Natural History are in the top 20 visitor attractions in England.

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 5:42am

Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine could provide 'double protection'

Uni researchers believe they have made a breakthrough.

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 9:29am

Covid-19 cases on Isle of Wight 'declined rapidly after test and trace launch', Oxford study finds

The NHS contact tracing app was downloaded by almost 40 % of the population.

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 2:14pm

Big construction projects in Oxford paused due to coronavirus

It includes the £100 million redevelopment of Blackbird Leys.

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020 11:00am

Critical need for COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma in Oxfordshire

NHS Blood and Transplant has issued the appeal.

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 3:05pm

Man jailed for breaching coronavirus rules in Oxfordshire 

Simba Munyoro, from Milton Keynes, claimed to be moving a bed for a key worker on Saturday.

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 6:00am

Campaign launched to give NHS heroes in Oxfordshire morale-boosting packs

Oxford Health Charity is asking for donations like hand creams, energy bars and specialty teas.

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Monday, July 20th, 2020 3:11pm

Coronavirus: Everything you need to know about the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Early results show no safety concerns and that the vaccine induces a strong immune response.

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 1:41pm

Oxford Uni: Lack of blood samples hampering ability to find antibody test

Professor Sir John Bell said the team has struggled to get them from Public Health England.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 6:37am

Coronavirus: Everything you need to know about the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

Human trials have suggested it is safe and induces an immune response to the disease.

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 6:09am

Oxford Professor describes not being on the "front foot" as biggest failure during coronavirus pandemic

Sir John Bell has been giving evidence to MPs.

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 3:38pm

Didcot postal workers walk out after staff member catches coronavirus

They say the Broadway site wasn't thoroughly cleaned after their colleague went off ill.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020 9:04am

We're staying in to “flatten the curve”, but lockdown is doing more than you think ...

Air pollution has more than HALVED in parts of Oxford since March 23rd.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 10:47am

Campaigners display 'inspiring' plans for Oxford at pop-up shop

They want to help shape proposals which will encourage walking and cycling after lockdown.

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Friday, November 13th, 2020 8:31am

Oxford health professionals urge world leaders to cancel billions in debt for developing countries

More than 1,000 experts have signed a letter, organised by Oxfam.

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Monday, November 16th, 2020 11:38am

COVID-19: Online exhibition by paramedic captures emergency care in Oxfordshire

Emma Williams took photographs of her colleagues at work during the first wave of the pandemic. 

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Friday, April 10th, 2020 6:07pm

Covid-19, self-isolate and elbow bump have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

It’s a “significant update” prompted by the coronavirus.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 4:01pm

Councils to launch Oxford bus gate survey as drivers return to city centre roads

They want to know what local people think of plans to install the new gates in September.

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Saturday, April 11th, 2020 9:00am

COVID-19: Online services launched for brain injury survivors in Oxfordshire

Yoga, cooking and art classes are being put on digitally to prevent isolation during the pandemic.

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 6:00am

Courier fraudsters target Oxfordshire’s elderly and vulnerable

It’s thought a rise in online shopping during lockdown has helped fraudsters exploit their victims.

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Sunday, April 12th, 2020 10:32am

Two John Radcliffe Porters thought to have died after contracting coronavirus

Both men were married to nursing staff at the Oxford hospital.

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 3:00pm

Oxford Professor 'hopeful' large numbers could be vaccinated against Covid by spring

Sir John Bell said we may not be back completely to normal - but things are going to look dramatically different by then.

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020 7:00am

Oxford coronavirus vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults

Older adults should be a priority for immunisation, according to the University team.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 6:35am

Too early to say if drug helped recovery, says Oxford covid-19 trial patient

56-year-old Claire Fuller is one of the first to take part in trials for possible treatments.

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Thursday, November 19th, 2020 11:30am

Oxford vaccine trial volunteer says Moderna and Pfizer results set 'high bar' for local study

Sarah Hurst from Oxfordshire said it could be a bit disappointing if the Oxford vaccine had an 80% effectiveness.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 12:05pm

Mental health helpline launched in Oxfordshire to take pressure off 111

The NHS number has seen a big rise in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday, July 30th, 2020 6:16am

7.1% of Brits have been previously infected with COVID-19, new Oxford analysis suggests

A team in the city have examined thousands of blood samples as part of a new major study.

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Friday, November 20th, 2020 6:00am

Woman wins first stage of legal challenge over protecting care homes from Covid

Dr Cathy Gardner's elderly father died in a care home in Oxfordshire in April.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 6:05am

Cancelled Cowley Road Carnival goes VIRTUAL

The street festival usually attracts tens of thousands of people to the city.

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Friday, November 20th, 2020 11:33am

Prior Covid-19 infection ‘could offer virus protection for at least six months’, Oxford study suggests

The research is based on a large-scale study involving 12,180 health care workers employed at OUH.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 6:35am

PPE crisis '21st century's Dunkrk,' says Oxford researcher

The department of health insists it's doing all it can to protect NHS staff.

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Saturday, August 1st, 2020 7:00am

Oxford's Story Museum announces phased reopening from lockdown

Visitors will finally be able to check out its £6 million transformation.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020 7:38am

Oxford coronavirus vaccine up to 90% effective

Experts have been trialling the jab in different dosages on thousands of volunteers.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020 11:52am

Oxford Dictionaries: Superspreader and furlough among Words of the Year in ‘unprecedented’ 2020 

Furlough, moonshot and Covid-19 are among the terms on the list.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 4:30pm

Care provider 'deeply saddened' by deaths of 4 Witney care home residents

Three had tested positive for Covid-19 over the last few weeks.

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 11:31am

New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu ‘hugely beneficial’ in winter fight

An Oxford firm has developed one of two tests, which can detect coronavirus and flu.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2020 11:45am

Scientists welcome Oxford's coronavirus vaccine news

Social restrictions could start to be eased by spring, one scientist has said in response.

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020 2:27pm

Oxford Professor: Covid-19 data inaccuracies ‘could lead to errors in imposing restrictions’

Carl Heneghan also said that the potential for false-positives to drive the increase in community cases was “substantial”.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 6:05pm

Man jailed after coughing in the faces of police officers in Oxford

The 24-year-old is now in prison for 20 weeks.

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 5:57am

The way to getting society back 'out there' is routine mass testing, says Oxfordshire CEO

Gordon Sanghera is from Oxford Nanopore Technologies - the firm behind the new 90 minute coronavirus tests.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 7:23am

Oxfam urges vaccine developers to collaborate to meet international demand

The Oxford-based charity welcomed reports that the local vaccine was up to 90% effective.

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The Government has ordered 15,000 new ventilators built by a company in Abingdon.

Penlon's Prima ES02 has been authorised for use in hospitals.

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 10:22am

Oxford City Council backs 'Save Leisure' campaign

It's written to the Government for cash to make sure local leisure centres can re-open from lockdown.

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Friday, April 17th, 2020 4:00am

Oxford University experts are working on a Covid-19 contact tracing app and say if 60% of the population use it, deaths will drop.

The app would alert users if someone they had come into contact with had tested positive.

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Thursday, August 6th, 2020 6:26am

Oxford Uni researchers: Hydroxychloroquine could still save lives

While the drug has been ruled out as a method to treat infections, it may still be able to prevent them.

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Friday, April 17th, 2020 3:33pm

400 volunteers could receive first dose of potential COVID-19 vaccine in Oxford next week

Oxford University experts hope to have at least a million doses available by about September.

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Friday, August 7th, 2020 11:00am

New survey reveals support for congestion-busting measures in Oxford

It found 80% of residents think restricting vehicles during the day is a good idea post-lockdown.

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Saturday, April 18th, 2020 9:00am

Pregnant women are being urged to attend scheduled appointments after reports some are missing them in the hope of easing pressure on the NHS. 

Oxford University Hospitals says its maternity service is still open 24/7.

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Monday, August 10th, 2020 2:35pm

AUDIO: Ashmolean Museum in Oxford reopens

Coronavirus forced it to close for almost five months.

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Sunday, August 9th, 2020 9:00am

Oxford residents can now access council support virtually

The City Council has launched a pilot scheme so that vulnerable people can still get support during the pandemic.

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Monday, August 10th, 2020 5:30pm

Coronavirus: Oxfordshire County Council faces £16m funding shortfall

A series of proposals in response to budget challenges have been revealed.

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Sunday, April 19th, 2020 9:00am

Chippy Larder now giving out 450 food packages a week

The group delivers affordable food to households around Chipping Norton.

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has even been lending a hand as a delivery driver!

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Monday, April 20th, 2020 7:41am

Oxfordshire nurse, 84, dies after contracting coronvarius

Margaret Tapley has been described as an 'inspiration.'

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Monday, April 20th, 2020 10:35am

Oxfordshire hospice expands to help with coronavirus crisis

The Katharine House Response Centre has been set up in Adderbury.

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Monday, April 20th, 2020 5:05pm

Global survey by Oxford Uni will explore effect of social distancing

It’ll track people’s feelings and experiences over a 3-month period.

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 4:06pm

Record-breaking vicar plays his part in granddaughter’s wedding despite lockdown

94-year-old Reverend Jim Cocke was the priest for the same parish in Oxford for 63 years.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 5:56am

Two Abingdon companies scale up production of coronavirus tests

They include a nasal swab which can give a result in under ten minutes.

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020 5:57am

Children made up just 1% of COVID-19 cases in England in first peak

Oxford Uni was involved in the study, which provides further proof of the "limited role of children" in the pandemic.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 12:41pm

Bicester house closed down for breaking coronavirus rules

Local residents had been reporting anti-social behaviour

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020 8:14am

Cars to be banned from another part of Oxford city centre to allow for outdoor dining

Part of George Street is being pedestrianised from next Saturday.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 4:55pm

Coronavirus testing site for key workers to open in Oxford

The Deparment of Heath says it's part of the Government's push to increase testing in the UK.

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020 3:12pm

Andrew Lloyd Webber to receive Oxford's experimental coronavirus vaccine

The world-renowned composer says he'll 'do anything to prove theatres can re-open safely'

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 5:15pm

Oxford University: 12 month recruitment freeze and pilot furlough scheme announced

Professor Anne Trefethen said: "Our aim is to ensure Oxford emerges from this crisis as a stronger institution, and these measures will help reduce the financial impact of the lockdown."

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 6:12pm

Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine to be trialled on patients from Thursday

Scientists have said it has an 80% chance of success.

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Friday, August 14th, 2020 6:40am

More than 175,000 children in families who cannot access public funds – Oxford Uni research

It's because of their immigration status, researchers fear it could worsen 'financial hardship' brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 5:50am

Plane carrying protective equipment for health workers finally lands at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire

The PPE arrived from Turkey overnight, following days of delays.

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Friday, August 14th, 2020 4:06pm

Students who challenge A-level grades may have Oxford places deferred to 2021

It's due to social-distancing measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Monday, August 17th, 2020 6:35am

Oxford University accepts hundreds of students despite downgraded results

The moderation system was changed with exams cancelled over the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 9:04am

Ten years worth of ventilators are being made in nearly 10 weeks

Abingdon-based Penlon is one of the firms scaling up production of the devices.

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 12:23pm

Coronavirus: Oxfordshire councils warn financial impact could be £100 million

They've written to the Government saying they will become financially unsustainable after the pandemic.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 9:53am

OXFORD UNI: 20,000 UK households asked to provide throat swabs

It's a new study to track the spread of COVID-19.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 2:34pm

A&E visits plummet at Oxfordshire Hospitals

People are being urged not to avoid going because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 9:52am

Exams U-turn: Oxford University and Oxford Brookes now face 'capacity constraints'

They have welcomed the switch from grades decided by computer algorithms - to teacher predictions.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 16:49pm

Covid-19 COULD have lasting effects on organs other than the lungs, according to an Oxford Uni expert. 

A study's been launched to assess the effects on the lungs, heart, brain, liver and kidneys over 12 months. 

Oxford's Dr Betty Raman is helping to lead it.

Hear the extended interview here

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 8:31am

Coronavirus: Australia orders 25 million doses of Oxford's potential COVID-19 vaccine

"Under the deal, every single Australian will be able to receive the University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for free."

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 4:48pm

Coronavirus: Why Oxford Uni is so confident in an early vaccine win

The government's chief medical officer insists a jab is still 12 to 18 months off ...

But the team at the Jenner Institute believe they'll have a million doses and proof that it's safe and effective by September.

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 11:30am

Oxford Uni: Study reveals ‘significant increase’ in child-on-parent violence in lockdown

The number of child-on-parent violence episodes during the pandemic increased by 70%.

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Friday, April 24th, 2020 7:08am

Universities face £2.5 billion funding "black hole" amid predicted collapse in student numbers

Oxford already announced cost-saving measures in a bid to protect its finances.

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Thursday, August 20th, 2020 8:38am

Oxford researchers believe messages of 'social solidarity' might persuade more people to wear face masks

They say words like 'donning and doffing', 'decontamination' and 'risk' are putting people off.

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Friday, April 24th, 2020 12:25pm

3,000 emergency food parcels sent to people in Oxford during lockdown

Some people are struggling to put food on the table for them and their families.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2020 6:25am

Didcot student 3D printing PPE for the John Radcliffe

Tom Pooley's been inspired by his mum, who works as a nurse at the JR Hospital.

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Monday, April 27th, 2020 6:08am

Oxford vaccine trial participant 'fine' after reports of death

A fake article claimed Elisa Granato had died following complications after taking the vaccine.

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Monday, April 27th, 2020 6:36am

Oxford Economics: Senior adviser warns Britain will pay for covid-19 measures for decades

Ian McCafferty says the UK's recovery is likely to be slower and shallower than first hoped.

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Monday, April 27th, 2020 10:09am

Oxford Uni Professor: Contact tracing app to be released 'within weeks'

It could prevent one Covid-19 infection for every one or two people who download it.

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Friday, August 21st, 2020 6:00am

Second wave of coronavirus and tough winter ahead warns Oxford expert

A local Professor doesn't think vaccines will be here in time to stop a second wave.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 8:24am

COVID-19: New Oxford app checks supermarket crowd levels

"Crowdless" aims to help people maintain social distancing during the pandemic.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 6:30am

Oxford Uni ventilator design stood down 

Four teams who responded to urgent calls for more machines for the NHS, including OxVent, no longer have the Government's support.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 8:11am

Loo roll panic buying causes rise in 'ragbergs' in Oxfordshire

People have apparently been using wet wipes, kitchen roll and even newspaper as an alternative!

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 4:00pm

Rise in online child sex abuse in Thames Valley during lockdown

Police are cracking down on criminals seeking to use the crisis for their own gain.

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Thursday, April 30th, 2020 5:45am

Fly-tipping on the rise in Oxford 

The council says it’s an unnecessary distraction for staff trying to help those in need during the lockdown. 

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Thursday, April 30th, 2020 9:44am

Oxford University partners with drug giant to distribute Covid-19 vaccine

The move could allow for rapid vaccinaton around the world.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the agreement is "hugely welcome news."

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Monday, August 24th, 2020 4:40pm

The UK is first in line for Oxford vaccine says Downing Street

It follows report that Donald Trump is considering grant emergency authorisation for its deployment in the US.

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Thursday, April 30th, 2020 3:54pm

COVID19: Manufacturing of Mini to resume in Oxford in May

BMW says it's taking a "staggered approach to ramping up" global production again.

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 7:37am

Blood cancer patients at higher Covid-19 risk says Oxford study

Patients with blood cancer have a much higher chance of becoming seriously ill if they contract coronavirus.

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Thursday, April 30th, 2020 4:07pm

Thames Valley Police handed out more fines for lockdown breaches than any other force in England and Wales. 

TVP gave out 649 fixed penalty notices in the four weeks to April 27th. 

Read more about it here

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 11:22am

Booze, binge eating and lack of exercise hit mental health in lockdown says Oxford study

Younger adults were disproportionately suffering from the rise in negative mental health.

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Friday, May 1st, 2020 3:00pm

Oxford asks for more cash as it faces £12 million funding gap during pandemic

The city council says the money allocated doesn't cover the huge impact of providing emergency services on its finances.

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Friday, May 1st, 2020 5:38pm

Tragic news out of the John Radcliffe this afternoon

Oxford University Hospitals has announced the death of staff nurse Philomina Cherian from Covid-19.

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Monday, May 4th, 2020 6:08am

Husband of JR nurse pays tribute to 'great human being'

63-year-old mum-of-three Philomina Cherian died with coronavirus last week.

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 6:29am

Two-metre rule ‘based on outdated science’, claim Oxford academics

They think there should be "graded recommendations" for different distancing rules in different settings.

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 6:00am

Move to switch Oxford bus fleets to zero emission is delayed

It's so companies can focus on managing the impact of the coronavirus on their trade.

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 11:45am

The City Council says ending the eviction scheme "risks undermining our work and a surge in homelessness in Oxford,"

 It's worked closely with government to meet the needs of homeless people...

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Monday, May 4th, 2020 8:24am

OXFAM: Coronavirus vaccine plan should put people most in need at 'front of the queue'

A virtual conference aims to raise nearly £7 billion to develop treatments.

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 1:06pm

Around 400 jobs to go at MINI Plant Oxford

Officials say they are having to change shift patterns in light of market challenges posed by COVID-19.

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 5:09pm

Ministers must give clear guidance on face coverings in schools, says Oxfordshire Head Teacher

Sarah Brinkley claims there is a “unanimous chorus” from schools calling for a stronger stance from the Government.

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Monday, May 4th, 2020 5:13pm

More than 600 people have now taken part in the Oxford vaccine trial

The update was confirmed by the business secretary Alok Sharma.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 6:27am

Oxford Uni: Green pandemic recovery will deliver more jobs and returns

A new study claims investment in renewables projects could all help kick-start the economy.

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Thursday, August 27th, 2020 1:32pm

Oxford “moving in direction” of local lockdown says Public Health Expert

The County Council says measures to “slam the brakes” on the City’s emergence from lockdown have moved a step closer.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 11:03am

Cases of sexual and domestic violence rise in Oxfordshire

Demand on the Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre has increased during lockdown.

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Friday, August 28th, 2020 6:42am

Oxford joins national studies into how immune system deals with coronavirus

Scientists from 17 universities will look at why some people suffer from more severe symptoms than others.

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 6:29am

Almost 260 complaints about Oxford businesses not following covid-19 saftey guidelines

The City Council says it's got six officers carrying out daily inspections.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 5:00am

Oxford firm develops product to support maternity services during coronavirus pandemic

The new system by Sensyne Health helps mums-to-be monitor their own blood pressure at home.

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 11:46am

Oxford's Covid 19 vaccine tiral expands into US

30,000 healthy adults are being recruited there.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020 6:13am

Oxford Uni reveals potential strategies for ending lockdown, to limit risk of second peak

Experts say governments must decide how to end quarantine, without overwhelming health services.

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 5:38pm

Oxfordshire patients play “key role” in Covid steroid study

It showed corticosteroids could reduce the risk of death for severely ill patients by up to 20%.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020 6:00am

AUDIO: Oxfordshire towns and villages to mark VE Day, at a social distance

Residents have had to come up with new ways to celebrate the 75th anniversary at home.

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Monday, March 16th, 2020 10:55am

Oxford University Hospitals has limited visitors to one per patient and is restricting visiting hours to 4pm to 7pm, with immediate effect.

The NHS Trust says only person will be able to accompany patients to into Emergency Departments at the JR and Horton General, at Emergency Assessment Units, outpatient departments, antenatal scans and imaging appointments.

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 8:22am

The Boat Race Company says "the public good far outweighs all other considerations".

This year's event, scheduled for March 29, would have staged the 166th men's race and the 75th women's race between crews from Oxford and Cambridge universities.

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Friday, September 4th, 2020 2:23pm

Oxford Brookes spinout awarded funding to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Scientists in the city hope it will be available in early 2021.

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Friday, March 13th, 2020 1:59pm

Undergraduates have been advised not to stay in the city, to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus. 

The Vice-Chancellor has emailed staff and students this afternoon, to say they are putting the "health and welfare of staff and students first."

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 9:00am

Oxford study to investigate impact of covid-19 pandemic on school life

Students heading back to class will bring with them 'unique experiences and traumas' from lockdown

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 6:00am

As covid-19 continues to spread, schools are taking measures to keep staff and pupils safe.

They are continuing to monitor government advice in this rapidly-changing situation, to prioritise everyone's wellbeing.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020 12:05pm

COVID-19: Man who spat and coughed at police in Oxford is jailed

Another man has been sentenced for being racially abusive to an officer.

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020 3:32pm 

Oxford helps identify who is most likely to die from Covid-19

The academics say it's the world’s largest analysis of NHS patient records.

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 5:42am

Oxford's Covid vaccine trial paused after side effect reported in UK patient

AstraZeneca says it's a 'routine' pause in tests of the Oxford University jab.

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 6:24am

Oxford's Unis, Councils and Police prepare to stop the spread as students return 

The city’s two universities are working closely with the NHS and the local government  

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 7:45am

Oxfordshire pubs and breweries launch home deliveries

You can now get beer bought to YOU in some parts of the county.

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 6:25am

Oxford Uni: New "app" could trace COVID-19 carriers

Scientists say creating an app that can trace people who have been exposed to coronavirus is 'feasible.'

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Saturday, May 9th, 2020 6:10am

Distilleries and honey producers supply sanitiser to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance

It's received over 130 offers of PPE, after launching an emergency appeal for donations.

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Monday, May 11th, 2020 5:51am

Oxford City Council unveils transport improvements to 'kick start' local economy

Some of the measures being looked at include a new network of cycle routes and wider pavements.

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Monday, May 11th, 2020 2:28pm

Pregnant women not at greater risk of severe coronavirus, Oxford study suggests

Mums-to-be from BAME groups were more likely to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 though.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 5:30am

AUDIO: Oxford Uni COVID-19 drugs trial rolled out across UK

People aged 50-64 with a pre-existing illness are being recruited.

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 3:11pm

Oxford Bus Company to change timetables from Monday

Managers say weekend service patterns are “likely” to replace regular routes for the time being.

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Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 5:30am

AUDIO: Campaign launched to save 'struggling' live music venue in Abingdon

The Northcourt has lost all of its income since the lockdown started in March.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020 11:58am

Coronavirus: New Oxford-developed test gives results in 30 minutes

Experts say the new method of testing is three times faster than others

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020 6:12am

Oxfam: Any Covid-19 vaccine should not be auctioned off "to the highest bidder"

The Oxford-based charity is calling for guarantees that, when found, the vaccine will be patent-free.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020 7:32am

New study to assess mental wellbeing of young people in Oxfordshire during lockdown

Oxford Uni is working with the county's schools to look at the impact on things like sleep or eating patterns.

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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 3:14pm

Oxford Covid vaccine patient ‘keen’ for second dose despite trial pause

Jack Sommers believes the trial is safe, despite a possible side-effect experienced by another patient

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Saturday, September 12th, 2020 7:13pm

University of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trials resume 

The AstraZeneca and Oxford Uni trials are back underway after a pause due to a reported side effect in a UK patient. 

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Monday, September 14th, 2020 2:42pm

Oxford experts behind new Covid-19 antibody treatment trial

At least 2,000 patients will receive the new treatment in a clinical trial.

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 3:35pm

“No corners being cut” says Professor in charge of Oxford vaccine

The Professor vaccinology at Oxford University has said “safety is always paramount” when it comes to the vaccine’s development.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020 11:08am

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial results expected in June

Also today an expert at Oxford University has also hailed the approval of an anti-body test a "major step forward."

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 9:41am

Oxford on amber alert: Only get tested in you have symptoms says council

The number of cases in the city currently stands at 25.6 per 100,000 of the population.

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Friday, September 18th, 2020 6:19pm

PM in Oxfordshire: Second Covid-19 wave “inevitable”

Boris Johnson was speaking at the Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre construction site at Harwell.

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020 4:09pm

New survey involving Oxford reveals first snapshot of people with COVID-19 in England

An average of 148,000 people had it in the two weeks from 27th April.

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Monday, September 21st, 2020 1:36pm

Covid-19 vaccine could be available to some before the end of the year

With Oxford leading the way Sir Patrick Vallance has said small amounts could be made available to certain groups by the end of 2020.

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Friday, May 15th, 2020 5:30am

10,000 food parcels delivered to NHS workers daily from Bicester airbase

Soldiers, Veterans and local residents are doing their bit to support hospitals during the pandemic.

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 7:21am

Oxford Uni Professors clash over Government’s coronavirus response

Two groups of health experts have written separate letters to chief medical officers expressing polarising views.

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Friday, May 15th, 2020 11:27am

OXFORD UNI: Video games can help with mental health problems during lockdown

Local neuroscientists tested the theory with frontline healthcare workers and a game of Tetris.

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Friday, May 15th, 2020 4:24pm

COVID-19: Tributes paid to kind Oxford hospital worker

It's been confirmed that Peter Gough died on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 4:33pm

COVID-19: 30 new cases amongst Oxford Brookes students in last week

An email has been sent out to residents in Oxford about it.

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Sunday, May 17th, 2020 6:49am

Government to invest £93 million in new coronavirus manufacturing centre in Oxford

It’s being built at the Harwell Campus and will open next summer.

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 6:00am

Contact tracing app reduces cases of coronavirus, says Oxford Professor

It's being rolled out across England and Wales today, but there have been questions about its effectiveness.

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Friday, March 20th, 2020 7:08am

Clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine could begin next month

Public Health England will start evaluating the drug next week.

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Sunday, May 17th, 2020 6:54pm

Oxford: Covid-19 vaccine to be rolled out to 30 million by September if trial is successful, says Sharma

The Business Secretary also announced an extra £84 million to ‘help accelerate their work.’

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Monday, May 18th, 2020 10:59am

Almost 200 assaults on Thames Valley police during Coronavirus pandemic

50 of those involved officers being spat at, coughed at, or even bitten.

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Friday, March 20th, 2020 12:31pm

Five Coronavirus help hubs are being set up in Oxford

Volunteers will deliver food and medical supplies to vulnerable people.

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 5:08pm

Remote consultation technology supports Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine trial

Nye Phone has already been supporting NHS workers throughout the pandemic.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 5:05am

Thames Valley Air Ambulance warns of £1 MILLION shortfall during coronavirus pandemic

The charity has launched an urgent appeal for donations.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 8:00am

Oxfordshire's teachers thanked for their dedication during coronavirus pandemic

Pupils, parents and school heads have been writing messages of appreciation.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 12:53pm

Oxford confirms plans to resume face-to-face teaching in the autumn

The University says it intends to be open to all students for the 2020/21 academic year.

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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 7:00am

Crisis “far from over” as Oxfordshire Charity appeals to public to plug £30k funding gap 

Since April the Oxfordshire Community Foundation has given out over £584,000 in grants. 

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 5:57am

Frontline staff in Oxford to take hydroxychloroquine as part of global trial

Oxford Uni is leading tests of the drug touted by Donald Trump, to see if it prevents coronavirus.

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Monday, September 28th, 2020 8:08am

Oxford Uni researchers: targeted testing best way to suppress Covid-19

Experts say delivery drivers and transport workers could be considered for regular testing. 

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 8:18am

Oxfam announces it's pulling out of 18 countries

The charity - founded in Oxford - is adapting to financial impact of the coronavirus.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 10:48am

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca could begin supply of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine in September

The drugs giant says it has the capacity to manufacture one billion doses.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020 3:12pm

First UK patients enrolled in Oxford clinical trial of possible Covid-19 treatments

The trial is currently running at two hospitals with seven patients.

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Friday, June 5th, 2020 8:45am

COVID-19: Social bubbles could give people more freedom, say Oxford researchers

They looked at ways for people to interact more post-lockdown while still keeping the virus under control.

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Thursday, June 11th, 2020 6:00am

Oxford to lead part of new coronavirus treatment trial

Four drugs will be used as part of the Catalyst trial - including one developed by an Oxford company.

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Friday, June 26th, 2020 11:34am

Visiting restrictions in Oxfordshire hospitals FINALLY start to ease

Oxford University Hospitals has announced it will start allowing one visitor, for one hour, per patient, per day.

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 7:05am

Oxford experts suggest app to alert people if they’ve been close to someone with coronavirus

The Government is apparently assessing whether it could work.

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 6:05am

Oxford company uses AI to identify Coronavirus cases more effectively

For the tech to work, Zegami is asking local hospital trusts to provide Covid-19 x-rays.

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Thursday, April 9th, 2020 6:06am

OXFAM: Economic fallout from coronavirus could push half a billion more people into poverty

The Oxford-based charity says urgent action's needed to support developing countries.

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A new paper co-authored by Oxford Uni says the Covid-19 pandemic will have a lasting effect on global mental health. 

The Oxford Internet Institute experts say monitoring mental health must be a priority during the global response.

Read more about it here 

 

Friday, May 1st, 2020 4:00am

Oxford celebrates VIRTUAL May Morning

The 500-year-old tradition is still being marked, just online!

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Monday, May 4th, 2020 12:36pm

Women’s Tour cycling race rearranged for 2021

Organisers have confirmed Oxfordshire will still get to host stage one next June.

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Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 5:51am

Covid snakes: the craft project bringing Oxfordshire communities together in lockdown

Long lines of colourful rocks are springing up all over the country.

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 6:00am

Covid-19 antibody test `at least a month away´ says Oxford expert

The Government will be asking for refunds from companies that can't improve the failed tests.

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