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# oxford - Friday 31 July, 2020

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.

# oxford - Thursday 18 June, 2020

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.

# oxford - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Covid-19: Pharma giant on board to manufacture as yet unproven Oxford vaccine

Human trials of the vaccine began last week.

# oxford - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Candidates receive first injections in coronavirus vaccine trial

Researchers from the University of Oxford administered the first doses today.

# oxford - Saturday 11 April, 2020

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.

# oxford - Monday 7 May, 2018

Police in Oxford open fire on gunman after person shot on street

The situation is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

# oxford - Thursday 9 November, 2017

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.

# oxford - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Murder investigation launched after child found dead near Oxford

A woman in her 40s, who is from the area, has been arrested.

# oxford - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Several injured after explosion and major blaze at Oxford flats

Up to 40 firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out yesterday evening.

# oxford - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

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.

# oxford - Monday 22 February, 2016

Shia LaBeouf slaps fan in face as part of art project Elevate This post contains videos

Shia LaBeouf slaps fan in face as part of art project

But he said he really didn’t want to.

# oxford - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

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.

# oxford - Thursday 28 May, 2015

# oxford - Monday 25 May, 2015

Body found in manhunt for 21 year old suspected of stabbing three relatives

Police believe the incident was a domestic one.

# oxford - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

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.”

# oxford - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge University Challenge contestant amazes Paxman with ridiculously fast answer Go Binnie

University Challenge contestant amazes Paxman with ridiculously fast answer

It’s simple modular arithmetic, actually.

# oxford - Thursday 27 November, 2014

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.

# oxford - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Well, this council sign made an absolute balls of spelling 'September' Ermahgerd

# oxford - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Passion Of The Christ cancelled because city authorities 'thought it was a sex show' Careful Now

Passion Of The Christ cancelled because city authorities 'thought it was a sex show'

Oxford council has apologised for the blunder.

# oxford - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Forget boats, two GOATS are racing for Oxford and Cambridge glory Goat Race

# oxford - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Man dies as storms batter UK

The 47-year-old’s mobility scooter fell into the River Thames.

# oxford - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Omnishambles, twerk and dad dancing make the Oxford dictionary

They join fauxhawk, FOMO and emoji as new words in the online dictionary.

# oxford - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Five members of British paedophile gang jailed for life

The men were found guilty of grooming vulnerable underage girls for sex.

# oxford - Sunday 31 March, 2013

From The42 Oxford win controversy-free Boat Race Success

Oxford win controversy-free Boat Race

There were no problems this time, after last year’s race had been controversially disrupted by a protester.

From The42 Boats, breathlessness and and eh, goats: 7 reasons we secretly love The Boat Race Putney To Mortlake This post contains videos

# oxford - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Oxford librarian 'sacked' for Harlem Shake video

A group of students are appealing to college officials who they say fired a librarian because she allowed about 30 students to film their version of the global YouTube sensation in the library.

# oxford - Thursday 10 May, 2012

From The42 Injuries force Ulster winger Simon Danielli to hang up his boots Winged This post contains videos

Injuries force Ulster winger Simon Danielli to hang up his boots

The Scotland international, who spent five years at Ravenhill, has been forced to retire as a back injury takes its toll.

# oxford - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Right and proper: Oxford rower apologises for unconsciousness

Alex Woods has said sorry after his blackout ‘spoiled’ Cambridge’s Boat Race celebrations.

# oxford - Saturday 7 April, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Protester disrupts Boat Race Making Waves This post contains videos

VIDEO: Protester disrupts Boat Race

Trenton Oldfield put his neck on the line for what he believes and halted the historical event for a good 20 minutes.

# oxford - Friday 12 August, 2011

From The42 Keith Andrews signs for Ipswich; aims parting shot at Blackburn fans Done Deal

Keith Andrews signs for Ipswich; aims parting shot at Blackburn fans

The Ireland international midfielder will remain on loan at the club until January.

# oxford - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

New Michelangelo work found in...Oxford?

An art scholar has claimed to have identified an unknown Michelangelo painting at the University of Oxford.

# oxford - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Engaging with the EU: Why Ireland should have sympathy with Turkey

European Studies expert Kerem Oktem examines the common ground between Turkey and Ireland – and why Lucinda Creighton, who was supposed to launch his latest book, is “misguided” in her outlook on his country.

# oxford - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

IT WAS the sound that dominated the world cup but only last year many of us had no idea what a vuvuzela was.

Now the word, along with 2,000 others has made it into the third edition Oxford Dictionary of English, which is published today.

Other new words to make it in the dictionary include cheeseball (something that lacks taste or style) and turducken – a roast dish that consists of chicken inside a duck inside a turkey.

The internet has coined quite a few words with paywall, microblogging, netbook and biral have all been added to the dictionary in recent years. The financial crisis has also thrown up a few previously unheard of words. Toxic debt, deleveraging (reducing debt by quickly selling assets), quantitative easing and staycation are now in common parlance.

Oxford adds words based on their usage and it is the first dictionary to do so.

Last week some of the words that didn’t make the cut were revealed. Words such as wurfing (searching the net while as work) and earworm (a catchy tune that frequently gets stuck in your head)

Other new entries are :

  • wardrobe malfunction : when someone exposes an intimate part of their body after clothing slips;
  • chill pill: a notional pill to make someone calm;
  • bromance : a close but non-sexual relationship between two men;
  • LBD (little black dress). This refers to the simple evening or cocktail dress that, it is claimed, should be part of every womans wardrobe; and
  • frenemy : a person that one is friendly with despite a fundamental dislike.