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# Oxford

Last month
October 2023
Lightning strike hits UK food waste recycling plant, creating a huge 'fireball'
A digester tank was struck by the lightning at around 7.20pm, causing the gases within the tank to ignite.
This year
FA to investigate suspicious betting patterns in Arsenal’s win at Oxford
The betting patterns centre around a 59th-minute booking.
All time
'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.
Survivors and politicians express anger over Mother and Baby Home event
Members of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee have criticised the fact that Professor Mary Daly will appear “behind closed doors”.
South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.
AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against South African variant, research says
The company believes the jab is still effective against severe disease caused by the South African variant.
Oxford to run trial alternating Covid-19 vaccines
The trial will show whether different Covid doses can be used interchangeably to allow greater flexibility in pressured vaccine delivery schedules.
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to be used for over 70s 'where practicable and timely'
This follows a recommendation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.
A single dose of Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine may reduce transmission by two thirds, study says
Ireland expects to receive its first shipment of the newly-approved vaccine next week.
Amid a deepening row, the [heavily redacted] EU-AstraZeneca contract has been published
The contract contains over a dozen uses of the phrase “best reasonable efforts”, and has redacted any mention of costs.
There are numerous references to AstraZeneca making its 'Best Reasonable Efforts' to deliver the vaccine amounts promised.
There is no reference to the UK factories being used only for the British market; but this could be in the UK contract with AstraZeneca.
The head of Ireland's vaccine taskforce said it's possible that the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine could be administered by GPs if the AstraZeneca delivery is delayed.
Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues
Explainer: What's happening in the row between the EU and AstraZeneca?
Germany joins AstraZeneca in rejecting 'completely incorrect' reports on Covid vaccine efficacy in elderly
Two German newspaper reports cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Oxford vaccine among older age groups.
Scientists to trial combination of Oxford-AstraZeneca and Russian vaccines
Sputnik V is currently being made available to Russians in high-risk groups.
UK government asks regulator to assess AstraZeneca vaccine in 'first step' towards roll-out
The UK government has pre-ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine.
Astrazeneca says it may need to conduct 'additional study' of its Covid vaccine after questions emerge
CEO Pascal Soriot said more studies may be needed to provide clarity on its data.
Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent 70% of people from developing virus, data shows
The vaccine has been developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
Oxford Covid-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults, study finds
According to researchers, volunteers in the trial demonstrated similar immune responses across all age groups.
Trials of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine showed 'strong immune responses' in adults, researchers say
This vaccine from Astrazeneca and Oxford University is being tested in various locations around the world.
Oxford researchers say new artificial intelligence test could identify coronavirus within one hour
Researchers said the tool accurately predicted a patient’s Covid-19 status in more than 90% of cases.
Removal of Cecil Rhodes statue backed by Oxford college
A statement by Oriel College yesterday said the governing body had voted in favour of launching an independent inquiry into controversy surrounding the monument of the British imperialist.
Covid-19: Pharma giant on board to manufacture as yet unproven Oxford vaccine
Human trials of the vaccine began last week.
Candidates receive first injections in coronavirus vaccine trial
Researchers from the University of Oxford administered the first doses today.
Covid-19 vaccine could be available in September, Oxford professor claims
The World Health Organization previously said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed.
Police in Oxford open fire on gunman after person shot on street
The situation is not being treated as a terrorist incident.
Seven UK police officers hospitalised after incident with chemical substance during routine arrest
Officers were conducting an arrest when they became aware of a chemical hazard in the building.
Murder investigation launched after child found dead near Oxford
A woman in her 40s, who is from the area, has been arrested.
Several injured after explosion and major blaze at Oxford flats
Up to 40 firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out yesterday evening.
Oxford Dictionaries name "post-truth" its word of 2016
The compound word relates to a situation where objective facts are less influential on public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.
Shia LaBeouf slaps fan in face as part of art project
But he said he really didn’t want to.
You shouldn't be afraid to speak out after being sexually assaulted. I know, because I did
Ione Wells launched the #NotGuilty campaign in May 2015 in the wake of the publication of her open letter to the 17-year-old who sexually assaulted her.
Irish professor to become the first woman to run Oxford University in 785 years
Didn’t she do well?
Body found in manhunt for 21 year old suspected of stabbing three relatives
Police believe the incident was a domestic one.
Six girls were raped for five years because authorities didn't believe them
“I turned up at the police station at 2/3am, blood all over me, soaked through my trousers to the crotch. They dismissed it as me being naughty, a nuisance.”
University Challenge contestant amazes Paxman with ridiculously fast answer
It’s simple modular arithmetic, actually.
Crime writer PD James has died at the age of 94
Her books, many of which featured detective Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of copies around the world.
Well, this council sign made an absolute balls of spelling 'September'
Seriously. A total balls.
Passion Of The Christ cancelled because city authorities 'thought it was a sex show'
Oxford council has apologised for the blunder.
Forget boats, two GOATS are racing for Oxford and Cambridge glory
Goats, not boats.
Man dies as storms batter UK
The 47-year-old’s mobility scooter fell into the River Thames.
Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary
They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.
Five members of British paedophile gang jailed for life
The men were found guilty of grooming vulnerable underage girls for sex.