Warning - spam apparently from Amazon, with a malicious attachment
Take particular care, if you have ordered something from Amazon and receive an e-mail that appears to come from them. It may well be spam and the attachment will infect your computer with a malicious virus, if you open it. One JSL resident at least has received such an e-mail (first week of December, arrived in a Yahoo spam folder). Even if Yahoo hadn't classed it as spam, the person receiving it would have known that it was not genuine, as no order had been placed. However, anyone ordering from Amazon should be vigilant, as not all spam will be automatically directed to a spam folder.
The spam e-mail may look something like what's shown in the warning given by a Dynamoo blog but the text / subject line may differ. And here is a warning from Amazon themselves.
Thames Valley Police have issued a warning about a virus that locks access to a computer's files and demands over £500 to unlock it.
The e-mails carrying the virus appear to be from banks or other financial institutions - see National Crime Agency website
X90 Oxford-London service to have new double-decker coaches
For details go to Oxford Bus Company website
Unusual earwig found in the Lane
Found recently by a resident in Jack Straw's Lane, it may have arrived in luggage brought back from a holiday in Turkey, as similar species, including Forficula smyrnensis occur there. It is partial to cheese, on which it has been fed following the advice of Bjorn Beckmann, Orthoptera Recorder at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford.
It went off down the M40 on Friday, 15 November, accompanied by Bjorn, for more exact identification at the Natural History Museum in London.
10 fascinating facts about Oxford
Do you know why the bell in the tower of Christ Church Cathedral chimes many times each evening? Or who, in the 17th century, used a lantern, now in the Ashmolean Museum, during an escapade that made him forever famous?
Oxford City Council's website has a great page of the Top Ten Astonishing Facts about the city - well worth a read. Wikipedia has more about Oxford's Great Tom bell.
More supermarkets for Headington
Morrisons has now opened in the former Blockbuster shop, London Road.
Sainsbury's is to move into premises currently occupied by Peacock's in 2014.
They previously had a store on the forecourt of the Shell garage in Headington but in September 2008 announced plans to close it.
Tesco is planning to open a store on London Road but the location is not yet known.