Fantastic news, it looked like the Gloucester Arms was dead and buried, and doomed to reopen as a trendy bar or suchlike. Instead the lease has been bought up, and the new owner will keep it rock. Wonderful!
It’s been said that people in America are turning to the Daily Show and the Colbert Report for real insight into current events at the moment. But to TNA as well? Possibly one of the strangest things you’ll see on a wrestling show ever, a serious and thoughtful discussion of the upcoming presidential election.
Hmmmm, not sure about this at all. Of course it would be good for the centre to be less full of traffic, however I think it may just jam things up a little further away. The plan fails to mention exactly where bus stops would be moved to, which is kind of important. I’m hoping in terms of ticketing they’re talking about basically mimicking the Oyster card from London, which is sort of here already, but only on one of the three main bus companies.
UPDATE: The County Council are already threatening to force through the changes.
Magdalen Bridge is to shut between 4 and 8:30 am on May 1st 2008, to inconvenience much of Oxford, and to prevent idiots jumping off a bridge to celebrate tradition. Let them jump I say, it provides needed income to jobbing photographers, who may be able to sell pictures to the national press when the jumpers hurt themselves. And it won’t mess up my bus journey in the morning.
Magdalen Bridge to close on May 1st – Oxford Times newspaper
Best excuse for a late-running train ever.
I’ve added a couple of new features to Oxblogged today:
- A new theme which loops through some different images of Oxford taken by me.
- A Flickr badge in the sidebar on the right which shows the latest photos tagged with “oxford” on the Flickr site. Sometimes there will be the occasional photo from Oxford in the USA, or Oxford Street in London, but in the main they are pictures of Oxford.
Still not much interest in the national press about the people who actually suffered in the floods, but on a more positive front, an Oxford resident has now been cautioned for the infamous grope.
Of course the most important issue following the floods in Oxford has not been how those people affected are rebuilding their lives, it has been the search for the Osney Bum Groper:
Now the police are trying to trace him so they can fine him.