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Oxford City Council
Election 2018 Results
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|Elected in 2018 18||Total councillors 36||Change+1|
|Elected in 2018 5||Total councillors 9||Change+1|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 2||Change-2|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 1||ChangeNo results|
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An Oxford councillor says he has received hate mail after suggesting the idea of introducing a new council ward named after Sir Roger Bannister.
Craig Simmons, a Green party city councillor, suggested introducing a new "Bannister Ward" as part of the local government boundary changes and to honour the athlete, who died earlier this year.
It would mean St Clement's ward becomes known as Bannister instead.
But Mr Simmons and fellow councillor Dick Wolff posted on their Facebook page to say the former had received "a lot of unwarranted hate mail" over the idea.
They clarified the Green party proposals want to retain St Clements Ward and rename St Marys Ward as Bannister instead.
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Plans for a £25m university building in Oxford are set to be approved, the Local Democracy Reporting Service reports.
The £25m hub at Headington Hill will form part of the Oxford Brookes University.
The Helena Kennedy Building would be demolished to make way for the faculty of technology, design and engineering building.
A decision on the planning application will be made tonight.
The Liberal Democrats have held on to a seat at Oxford City Council after a by-election.
The vote was triggered when Ruth Wilkinson stood down from her Headington seat after a decade.
Stef Garden has now been elected.
Across the country, thousands of fans have watched England's World Cup campaign on big screens.
But despite requests to erect one in Oxford, the city council has declined to do so.
Football maybe coming home, but it won't be seen on a giant screen in Oxford.
Trains will not be running in or out of Oxford Station for two weeks as maintenance work begins.
The rail works will be "noisy and at unsociable times" as engineers replace track, signalling and cables, according to Oxford City Council.
Network Rail said the work has been "carefully planned" to minimise disruption to passengers.
The improvements will allow faster travel and a new half-hourly London Marylebone to Oxford service, it added.
Cladding on Blackbird Leys tower blocks have been replaced after failing safety tests following the Grenfell disaster.
The Evenlode and Windrush towers have now been fitted with an aluminium sheet, removing the previous rain screen cladding.
This follows a £21m repairs project on the buildings which began in 2016.