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New county boss set to raise awareness of health services

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Communication: Former newspaper editor to take on top role for watchdog

Bid to extend Feastival hours leads to noise objection from neighbours

Bicester Advertiser: Jamie Oliver 'burnt manhood' cooking for dinner date

8:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

A MUSIC and food festival organised by chef Jamie Oliver and rock star Alex James could run later into the night.

Didcot care home becomes latest in county that must improve

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A DIDCOT care home must improve after a report revealed residents were not always able to get to the toilet quickly enough due to staff shortages.

About 2,000 hay bales on fire near Minster Lovell

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a blaze involving about 2,000 hay bales near Minster Lovell tonight.

Traffic builds up after A34 crash between car and a lorry

Bicester Advertiser: A34 traffic alert

5:54pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

DRIVERS on the A34 northbound by Weston-On-The-Green  are experiencing delays after a collision between a car and a lorry.

Student campaigns to spread awareness about FGM issues

Bicester Advertiser:

12:22pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

IGNORANCE: A-Level pupil aims to end fear of shame among victims

Plans to expand Campsfield get report support

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

11:37am Tuesday 17th February 2015

Controversial plans that would more than double the number of detainees at a Kidlington immigration centre should be approved, a council planning officer has said

Former editor to chair board of Healthwatch

Bicester Advertiser:

11:29am Tuesday 17th February 2015

Eight people including a former Oxford Mail editor have been appointed to the board of Healthwatch Oxfordshire, the county’s official health and social care watchdog

Suspended sentence for cannabis dealer

Bicester Advertiser:

2:28pm Monday 16th February 2015

A 19-year-old drug dealer has been given a suspended prison sentence after a court recorder said previous penalties had "no effect whatsoever."

Health managers hope there's an uptake in bowel cancer screening

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 12th February 2015

HEALTH managers hope uptake of screening for bowel cancer is on the increase after concerns over a drop in people sending back home testing kits.

Memorial garden to Jayden to open by end of month

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

A MEMORIAL garden for murdered Didcot teenager Jayden Parkinson planned to open by the end of the month will reflect her “vibrancy and energy”.

Life saving defibrillators planned for Yarnton

Bicester Advertiser:

2:30pm Monday 2nd February 2015

ACTION: Villagers dig deep to pay for two machines

Man hopes study will reveal reason he stopped growing

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Monday 2nd February 2015

SPACE scientist Michael Loweth hopes his role in a major national genetics programme will unlock the secret of why he stopped growing at 4ft 2in.

Doctors to be offered extra cash for visits to care homes

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Monday 2nd February 2015

DOCTORS are to be offered extra payments to make more care home visits in a bid to cut hospital admissions.

Oxford University will help run new Alan Turing data research facility

Bicester Advertiser:

7:40am Thursday 29th January 2015

OXFORD University is to help run a new data research centre named after famous codebreaker Alan Turing.

New units aim to take strain off struggling A&E workers

Bicester Advertiser: The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

6:30am Monday 26th January 2015

MORE hospital assessment units look set to be set up to take pressure off struggling A&E departments.

Three escape injury after car overturns

Bicester Advertiser:

6:24pm Sunday 25th January 2015

THREE people escaped injury when the car they were in overturned in Main Road, Long Hanborough, West Oxfordshire this afternoon.

Marsh Lane, Marston closed after car and ambulance collision

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

2:04pm Saturday 24th January 2015

MARSH Lane in Marston has re-opened after a collision between a car and an ambulance which left three people with minor injuries.

Bottle attack after couple asked for bus fare

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

1:48pm Saturday 24th January 2015

TWO have been arrested after a man hit another over the head with a bottle in Barns Road, Oxford after the victim was asked for money for the bus, police said.

Shopkeeper injured in Cowley Road robbery

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

1:38pm Saturday 24th January 2015

A COWLEY Road shopkeeper was injured in a robbery yesterday, police said today.

A34 northbound re-opened after lorry crash

Bicester Advertiser:

8:28am Saturday 24th January 2015

THE A34 northbound between Marcham and Milton re-opened this evening after the road was closed when a lorry crashed into a ditch last night.

Hospital and health service staff planning 12-hour walk-out

Bicester Advertiser: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

6:40am Saturday 24th January 2015

MORE than 400 ambulance and 2,000 hospital staff in Oxfordshire could strike as part of a national day of action later this month.

Grass-cutting budget gets trim as part of Oxfordshire County Council cost-cutting

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Monday 19th January 2015

GRASS verges may only get cut twice a year under the latest savings scheme from Oxfordshire County Council.

Unreliable scanner 'reduces patients' chance of survival'

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 19th January 2015

A KEY hospital scanner will be replaced after a senior director warned that the unreliability of the ageing machine was reducing some patients’ survival rates.

Scanner appeal launched in memory of surgeon Nilay Patel

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Saturday 17th January 2015

A HOSPITAL charity has pledged to raise cash towards a scanner in memory of a Churchill Hospital medic who died aged 36.

Attack on man at McDonald's drive-thru in Witney

Bicester Advertiser:

12:23pm Friday 16th January 2015

A MAN was attacked at a McDonald's drive-through in Witney.

County hospitals top list for cancelling operations

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Wednesday 14th January 2015

HIGH demand from emergency patients has caused Oxfordshire to have the most cancelled operations in the country, it has been claimed.

John Radcliffe Hospital ‘whistleblower’ is advised to drop legal action

Bicester Advertiser: COMMITTED: John Radcliffe Hospital

8:00am Saturday 10th January 2015

A HOSPITAL worker who alleged that blood was “criminally” taken from a dead patient has dropped legal action after a judge said it was unlikely to succeed.

Human brain proves clever at learning to handle disability

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Wednesday 7th January 2015

Oxford study offers possibility of new treatments and therapies

Tackle causes of NHS crisis, says county's health chief

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Monday 5th January 2015

COUNTY health funding boss Joe McManners fears a “sticking plaster” approach to NHS issues as the May General Election draws near.

Dog fouling problem: Only one owner fined in every 14 days

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 3rd January 2015

JUST 84 people have been fined in Oxfordshire in the last three-and-half years for dog fouling, figures obtained by the Oxford Mail show.

Woman from Oxfordshire tests negative for Ebola after Sierra Leone trip

Bicester Advertiser:

1:43pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

A WOMAN from Oxfordshire has tested negative for Ebola in Scotland, the NHS has said.

Burglar may have used missing key to steal PS4 in a Toy Story gift bag

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

8:48am Wednesday 31st December 2014

A burglar may have got into a house in Springfield Avenue to steal a Sony PlayStation 4 using a missing key, police said.

GP to put a finger on pulse as General Election hopeful in Oxford West and Abingdon seat

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Wednesday 31st December 2014

A DOCTOR turning to politics hopes to mend more than broken bones next year.

Risinghurst woman retires after lifetime of fighting disease through study of radiation

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Wednesday 31st December 2014

AFTER almost 50 years working at the cutting edge of science, Joy Bull is getting ready to hang up her lab coat today.

Advent calendar of concerts in Headington will return after big success

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Wednesday 31st December 2014

ORGANISERS of the first Headington Live Advent Calendar drew a sigh of relief after working tirelessly to put on 24 separate concerts in the run-up to Christmas.

Garden will help friends remember Jayden Parkinson

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 30th December 2014

LAST December Jayden Parkinson’s loved ones were told the teenager’s body had been discovered, days after she had gone missing. Now, her mother Samantha Shrewsbury has backed a project to create a place where they can remember the Didcot Girls’ School pupil. Jayden was just 17 when she was murdered by ex-boyfriend Ben Blakeley in countryside south of the town in December last year.

Ten years on, survivors of tsunami still raising funds

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Saturday 27th December 2014

A DECADE after they were caught up in the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, a city couple are still going strong in their efforts to support the people of Sri Lanka.

Campaigner welcomes move to approve new kidney cancer drug

Bicester Advertiser: Photograph of the Author

7:00am Monday 22nd December 2014

CANCER campaigner Clive Stone has praised health bosses he once fought against for passing a kidney cancer drug, but pledged to fight for other sufferers.

Oxford chosen to host new NHS genetics research centre to improve care

Bicester Advertiser:

12:10pm Monday 22nd December 2014

PEOPLE in Oxfordshire with cancer and rare diseases could get advanced diagnosis and treatment under a new genetics project.

'A carbon monoxide alarm would have saved her life'

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

A MAN who was briefly arrested for murder after the carbon monoxide death of his girlfriend is backing a new campaign that warns the deadly gas can seep through neighbours’ walls.

Headington care home rated inadequate after all its staff nurses quit

Bicester Advertiser: GOOD Andrew Smith, Oxford East MP

6:30am Thursday 11th December 2014

A CARE home in Headington where all staff nurses had quit and medication was handed out late needs “urgent” action, according to inspectors.

Inquest into cerebral palsy man's death hears mother ‘worried about son’s care after move’ from Chipping Norton specialist school

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Thursday 11th December 2014

THE mother of a 23-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer who died when food entered his lungs was worried about his care, an inquest heard yesterday.

Reaching the top in nursery profession not child’s play

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00pm Thursday 11th December 2014

THOUGH some may think it an easy career, Emma Pittam knows the hard work it took to rise through the ranks from nursery assistant to manager.

Is this the most festive street in Oxfordshire?

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

For the past 21 years, residents of Kidlington’s Vicarage Road and Webbs Way have been festooning their homes with Christmas lights to bring some seasonal cheer to neighbours and visitors who come from miles around to have a look. 

Trust ‘sorry’ after patient’s eye op misery lasts a year

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A HOSPITAL boss has apologised after an “administrative error” meant an OAP went almost a year without an eye operation.

Students blend the past and present in hospital artwork

Bicester Advertiser:

3:00pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

IMAGES from the past and present feature in a new hospital art project aimed at inspiring older patients.

Children going to personal trainer as Oxfordshire obesity figures rise

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 8th December 2014

PARENTS are taking their children to see a personal trainer as figures show a 10 per cent rise in obese 10 to 11-year-olds.

Frustration and red faces as vandals damage new Kidlington High Street barrier

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 6th December 2014

VANDALS who damaged a long-awaited bollard to restrict traffic in Kidlington have been criticised by a parish council leader.

Schools join in harmony to raise thousands for aid charity

Bicester Advertiser:

11:00am Friday 5th December 2014

YOUNGSTERS from 20 county primary schools sang in full voice to raise cash for Christian Aid this festive season.

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