Breaking: Broad Street reopened as bomb scare understood to be false alarm
Police have reopened Broad Street after cordoning off areas of central Oxford in an incident believed to be a bomb scare this morning. The incident...
The question of protest in a post-pandemic world
"After months, years now of isolation, our pent-up anger has found a way to spill over."
Police and Crime Commissioner candidates share views on ‘Kill the Bill’
Police and Crime Commissioner candidates for Thames Valley have published their manifestos for elections on 6 May. Cherwell asked them for their views on...
Over 100 protestors rally at ‘Kill the Bill’ protest in Oxford
Protesters were seen chanting slogans like “Kill the bill” and “No justice, no peace”. Signs were seen condemning fascism, racism and political figures such as Priti Patel while supporting the right to protest.
Defending Democracy: why we must prevent the protest bill
"While civil liberties have no doubt been altered during the pandemic, the current situation is temporary. This legislation will not be." Natasha Voase examines the 2021 Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and its sinister implications
The limits of liberté: France’s ‘global security law’
At the end of November, returning to the UK on my way back from the first part of my year abroad, I passed through...
Secret police database harvested Prevent data from education sector
The database contains personal details and reasons for referral for every person referred to the programme. Of the 7,318 people were referred to Prevent in 2017-8, 2,426 were referred from the education sector.
Police accused of “lying” about confiscation of boat race protesters’ banner
Oxford Climate Justice Campaign (OCJC) and Zero Carbon (ZC) have presented evidence which contradicts statements made by the Metropolitan Police in the aftermath of the incidents during Sunday’s Boat Race.
OULC condemns protesters’ “abuse” of police
Co-chair elect Grace Davis, who submitted the motion, said: "You can believe that there are institutional problems with the police whilst still condemning the abuse of individual police officers"
Pedestrian hit by bus on High Street
The woman was rushed to John Radcliffe Hospital in a serious condition
Failings revealed in case of Oxford student whose rape trial was dropped
A February 2018 letter to the trial judge, obtained via a Freedom of Information request, revealed multiple failings in the investigation into Oliver Mears
Police to crack down on Oxford’s drug dealers
A post on the Thames Valley Police Facebook page announced the task force on 26th March, saying: “Both Oxford City Council and Thames Valley Police have seen increasing concerns about drug dealing and use over recent months."