Oxford's on fire!Watch
What will Dave do?
And Mr Cameron doesn't need to get involved, it's either Nicola Blackwood or Andrew Smith
14 fire engines have been sent to the scene as of 18:19.
Why is this news? There's a fire like that in my hometown every other month.
Is your hometown one of Britain's biggest tourist attractions?
Does your hometown's name collocate with a common word like 'English' or 'shoes'?
Did the fires you speak of happen in a 151-year-old building that has housed Prime Ministers and world leaders? Designed by the architect who designed the Oxford Union's library? Opposite to the world's oldest university museum and Britain's oldest museum? On a street where two kings were born?
Almost three hours on and the fire is still going. Ambulance crew said they 'expected' to be here for a while still and the hotel has notified guests that they won't be able to go back this evening.
It currently paralyses the city centre still. On the roads affected are The Ashmolean Museum (world's oldest university museum and Britain's first museum), Taylorian Institute (a university library), Blackfriars Hall (Oxford University), St Benet's Hall (Oxford University), St Cross College (Oxford University), Oxford Playhouse, Tesco, Sainsbury, Oxford Martyr Tower, St Mary Magdalen Church, St Giles' Church (and church hall), St John's College (Oxford University), Worcester College (Oxford University), the old site of Beaumont Palace (where King Richard I the gay king and King John who signed the Magna Carter were born) which is now the main area for medical practices, Gloucester Street Car Park, and Regent's Park College (Oxford University).
Due to the blockage, it has been reported that Worcester Street, George Street, Walton Street, and the bridge have been rather busy.
It currently paralyses the city centre still. On the roads affected are The Ashmolean Museum (world's oldest university museum and Britain's first museum)
Jokes aside this is a real shame and I hope everything is brought under control and the architecture restored as appropriate.
I thought it went without saying that the world's oldest museum would have to be Britain's first! Unless Britain preceded the world somehow?
Although the original building is actually the one next to the Sheldonian Theatre/School of Divinity/Old Bodleian Library/Clarendon Building which is now The Museum of History of Science instead.