PARENTS can now apply for their child's primary school places online after a technical issue was fixed.

Between Friday and this morning, parents had been unable to access Oxfordshire County Council's applications portal due to a glitch on its website.

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It came at a crucial time, as the deadline for applications is on Wednesday.

The council tweeted at 1pm today confirming that the issue had been fixed, and apologising for the inconvenience caused.

Parents of children born between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016, inclusive, need to apply for a primary or infant school place for their children.