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Squatters leave Iffley Open House for University building


first_imgThe Iffley Open House (IOH) occupiers claim to now be squatting in a University-owned building, following their eviction from the Volkswagen garage owned by Wadham College in which they had been living.Today the group secured the power station at Osney Island, an unoccupied space owned by Oxford University, which they claim has been left “unutilised” for several years. The building was used as a physics faculty by Oxford in the 1970s, but has stood empty now for seven years. The space had reportedly been considered for use by the University’s Said Business School.  In a press release IOH said that they “hope to stay for two months, and work with local residents to create a safe space which is just as successful as the original Iffley Open House”.Oxford University said in a statement to Cherwell: “30 people moved into the Old Power Station building owned by the University of Oxford. Around 20 of them are homeless and are using it as a squat after vacating a former car showroom from which they had been given notice to quit. “Ten volunteers working with the homeless are thought to have joined them. The University sympathises with the plight of these homeless people who need somewhere safe to live and has been speaking with their representatives about how to resolve the situation.”IOH squatters were given notice from Wadham two weeks ago that they would have to leave the old VW garage owned by the college by yesterday. This notice came despite tthe group’s claim that in January the leaseholders of the ground floor of the building, the Mid-Counties Co-Operative, had negotiated a lease to allow the squatters to stay until 10 April.Since New Year’s Eve the group had being using the building to house up to 20 homeless people. They had been providing cooked meals and washing facilities, as well as skills to help the residents find new work.Oxford University students, including the ‘Hertford for the Homeless’ campaign, have worked alongside local volunteers to aid IOH’s homeless residents. Students today assembled in Radcliffe Square to take photos to express their solidarity with the project.IOH say that since opening the shelter, two residents have been rehoused, one has been accepted into University, a further two have started new jobs, and several others are awaiting responses from job applications.Sandra Phillips, an IOH voluntee, said: “We fully intend to respect the Power Station and the surrounding community for as long as we stay here, we hope match the level of understanding and support that we’ve received at Iffley Road“Ultimately, this is about providing housing for those who need it most – and we truly believe that the residents of Oxford believe in this cause as much as we do”last_img read more


Mikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s defeat to Brentford in friendly


first_imgMikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s defeat to Brentford in friendly Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal will struggle to find their rhythm when the Premier League restarts (Getty Images)Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s players are focusing on finding their rhythm and fitness following their surprise defeat to Brentford in a friendly on Wednesday.The Gunners comfortably brushed aside Charlton Athletic with a 6-0 win in the first friendly behind closed doors at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday.But Arteta’s players suffered a shock on Wednesday afternoon as they were beaten 3-2 by Brentford at their own ground.The Gunners took the lead in the first half through Joe Willock but Brentford equalled after the break with an excellent finish from Tarique Fosu.ADVERTISEMENT Read More PLAY Read More Advertisement 1 min. story Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jun 2020 10:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Advertisement About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad SPONSORED ‘We’re trying to give minutes in their legs to all of the players, obviously you have to change a lot of players through the games.‘Getting adapted to playing in an empty stadium as well, not having that energy from the fans.‘It was good, we played two friendlies, we’re getting a bit of rhythm, we haven’t played for a while, we tried to make is as close as possible to a real game.’ Mikel Arteta with his Arsenal players before their 3-2 defeat to Brentford (Getty Images)Arteta is also concerned that Arsenal and their Premier League rivals will struggle to play intense matches in the first few weeks after the season restarts.‘I think that’s a big question mark,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘We’ve been trying in big groups just for 10 days. You can play a friendly game, you can play 45 minutes, but it’s not the same as Premier League rhythm at all.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We will have to see that. I think it will be very difficult to sustain big rhythms for 90 minutes for the first few games at least.’Arsenal’s Premier League campaign will restart next Wednesday when they play Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Read More Top articles Skip 1/1 Video Settings Full Screen Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal back in front but the Championship club capitalised on some terrible defending by the Gunners to win the game with goals from Halil Dervisoglu and Shandon Baptiste.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We’re trying different things,’ Arteta told Sky Sports when asked about the defeat to Brentford. Read More by Metro / Coming Nextlast_img read more


32,077 rapes reported in 2015: Govt


first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI) A total of 32,077 rape cases were reported in 2015 across the country, Rajya Sabha was told today.”As per information provided by National Crime Records Bureau, a total of 32,077 cases of rape reported, out of which 1,706 were gang rapes during 2015,” Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said.The Minister said the central government has set up a central victim compensation fund under the Ministry of Home Affairs for assisting and supporting victim compensation schemes of states and union territories with an initial corpus of Rs 200 crore. PTI ACB RCJ RT RCJlast_img