Current Affairs

Oxford expands homelessness services at Floyds Row but hundreds of homes lie empty

New rough sleeping centre opened last week to provide shelter and support to help rough sleepers rebuild their lives Lib Dem investigation suggests that 545 homes in Oxford have been empty for over 6 months, an increase of 80% in the past 2 years The ceiling of Floyds Row’s communal room is dotted with an Read More…

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Oxford priest under fire for homophobic remarks

A priest at The Oxford Oratory has been criticised after sending an online petition opposing LGBT teaching in primary schools to his parishioners. Catholic priest Fr Joseph Welch, of The Oratory in Woodstock Road, sent said petition to the mother and toddler group mailing list, which he encouraged the recipients to sign.  In an email, Read More…

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A Letter from the Editorial Team

The message Ratatouille’s Chef Gusteau left us was “anyone can cook”. Well, the message I want to leave is “anyone can write”. This is at the heart of The Oxford Blue, Oxford’s new independent and co-operative newspaper, the first new paper for students in 30 years. Let us finally introduce ourselves: I’m Lois Heslop, the Read More…