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'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.

New-look reception unveiled at hospice

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Friday 5th December 2014

PATIENTS at Sobell House Hospice will get a warmer welcome after a new-look reception at the centre was unveiled.

Geography teacher who let Wheatley Park pupils take exam work home is banned

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Thursday 4th December 2014

A SECONDARY school teacher who fiddled her students’ grades, including for work not even completed, has been banned from teaching.

Hard-pressed A&Es at John Radcliffe and Horton General Hospitals praised by patients

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 4th December 2014

PATIENTS praised the county’s under-pressure A&E departments in a survey but raised concerns including waiting times.

Introducing the poster people of mental illness

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 4th December 2014

AS someone who has suffered depression for the last 10 years, Susie Royse gladly took up the opportunity to spread awareness of the condition.

Jayden Parkinson's mother talks about her last day with her before the murder

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

THE mother of murdered teenager Jayden Parkinson will let off lanterns and fireworks to mark the first anniversary of the teenager’s disappearance tonight.

'We won't give up on any child'

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford East MP Andrew Smith

9:00am Monday 1st December 2014

MORE than 150 young people have been referred to a specialist exploitation unit set up in the wake of a city child sex ring, it has been revealed.

Elderly not sent to Yarnton home after critical report

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd December 2014

COUNCIL chiefs have suspended sending elderly people to a Yarnton care home following a critical report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Black Friday: Shopping traffic causing chaos around Bicester as police warn to avoid area

Bicester Advertiser:

1:59pm Friday 28th November 2014

POLICE have urged people to avoid the Bicester area due to heavy traffic into Bicester Village on Black Friday.

Jayden hostel set to close

Bicester Advertiser: Jayden Parkinson

8:00am Friday 28th November 2014

THE hostel where 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson lived before she was murdered is to close, it was announced yesterday.

Council to stop placing people at hostel where Jayden Parkinson lived before she died

Bicester Advertiser:

11:30am Thursday 27th November 2014

A COUNCIL is to stop placing people in a hostel where 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson lived before she was murdered.

Man arrested after train manager attacked on Banbury train

Bicester Advertiser: British Transport police badge

10:44am Thursday 27th November 2014

A TRAIN manager was assaulted and passengers came to his aid on a train to Banbury.

'Reducing cancer fund access will kill'

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Monday 17th November 2014

A CANCER campaigner who secured a national fund for costly treatments says people will die under plans to restrict access to it.

Hospital consultations were heard through curtains

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5:00am Monday 17th November 2014

MORE than £1.83m is to be spent at a hospital unit over concerns cancer patients’ consultations can be heard through curtains.

Oxford academics want Prime Minister to stop Campsfield House immigration centre expansion

Bicester Advertiser: Campsfield House at Kidlington

12:00pm Saturday 15th November 2014

UNIVERSITY college heads have written to the Prime Minister criticising plans to expand Campsfield House immigration centre.

Carers of elderly honoured by Age UK

Bicester Advertiser:

1:00pm Saturday 15th November 2014

MAINTAINING elderly people’s dignity in the face of rising demand was a key theme of a charity awards ceremony yesterday.

Oxfordshire's major hospitals will conduct international search for new chief executive

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Thursday 13th November 2014

THE chief executive of Oxfordshire’s hospital authority is to retire after five years in the post.

Pressure on casualty units 'biggest challenge' facing Oxfordshire's major hospitals

Bicester Advertiser: COMMITTED: John Radcliffe Hospital

6:30am Thursday 13th November 2014

THE “biggest challenge” facing county hospitals is pressure on the two accident and emergency centres in Oxford and Banbury, Sir Jonathan Michael said yesterday.

Book chronicles the lives and Great War deaths of villagers from Wheatley

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 13th November 2014

THE stories of Wheatley’s First World War heroes – including some who have never before been documented – are told in a new book.

Chief executive of Oxfordshire's hospitals trust Sir Jonathan Michael to retire

Bicester Advertiser: Sir Jonathan Michael

10:19am Wednesday 12th November 2014

SIR Jonathan Michael, chief executive of Oxford University Hospitals Trust (OUHT) will retire next year. 

Parish council plan to sell allotments for care home

Bicester Advertiser:

3:00pm Tuesday 11th November 2014

A CARE home will be built in Kidlington under parish council plans to sell allotments for development.

Pharmacy damaged in wheelie bin fire

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

12:11pm Sunday 9th November 2014

A PHARMACY was damaged after a wheelie bin was set on fire and pushed against its wall, setting fire to a gas mains.

CCTV appeal over Watlington burglaries

Bicester Advertiser:

4:45pm Saturday 8th November 2014

POLICE want to speak to this man over burglaries in Watlington.

Detention centre expansion plans criticised as ‘unjust’

Bicester Advertiser:

11:00am Wednesday 5th November 2014

COUNTY groups have called to stop plans to more than double the size of an immigration removal centre.

Landlord fined £12,000 for fire safety and cleanliness offences

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

6:30am Tuesday 4th November 2014

A LANDLORD was yesterday fined £12,000 for breaches including fire safety and cleanliness at a Wood Farm house.

Midwives' president presented with CBE

Bicester Advertiser:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A RISING birth rate, more caesarean sections, obesity and striking staff are just some of the issues Oxford’s Lesley Page faces as President of the Royal College of Midwives.

Burgling four colleges in a night ends in jail sentence

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A BURGLAR who claimed he had a kind of “addiction to the buzz” of offending has been jailed for more than three years.

Students in call for a minor injuries unit in Oxford city centre

Bicester Advertiser: university of oxford logo

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A MINOR injuries unit should be set up in the centre of Oxford to help deal with demand from students, a university study recommends.

Fines top £200k in attempt to trim bedblocking delays

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Monday 27th October 2014

TAXPAYERS have had to pay hospitals more than £200,000 in fines because of bedblocking.

Flooding victims told they won't be left out of pocket

Bicester Advertiser: Burst water main closes Lower Hall Lane in Chingford

6:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

FLOOD-HIT residents will not have to pay two sets of council tax after water bosses pledged to foot extra costs.

Flooding victims told they won't be left out of pocket

Bicester Advertiser: Burst water main closes Lower Hall Lane in Chingford

6:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

FLOOD-HIT residents will not have to pay two sets of council tax after water bosses pledged to foot extra costs.

Kirtlington residents against plan for 95 homes

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

11:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

RESIDENTS in a north Oxfordshire village have hit out at “disgraceful” plans for 95 new homes.

Care home fails five out of seven inspection standards

Bicester Advertiser: Care Quality Commission logo

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

AN Oxford care home that opened last year has failed five out of seven categories it was inspected on by the official watchdog.

Elderly woman taken to hospital after A4074 crash

Bicester Advertiser: a4074 alert

1:01pm Friday 24th October 2014

AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital after two cars crashed on the A4074. 

Blueprint for a £110m cancer research centre

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A £110m cancer research centre is planned for Headington to study pioneering treatment with hundreds of county patients.

New £110m cancer research centre planned for Oxford

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Univesity logo white lettering blue background new logo

3:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A £110m cancer research centre is planned for Headington to study pioneering treatment with hundreds of county sufferers.

Ambulance delays at county hospitals 'not acceptable'

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 100 patients had to wait over an hour in ambulances outside Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital last year, figures obtained by the Oxford Mail show.

Colourful cabs driving home the importance of free NHS testing for over-40s

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH leaders hope colourful cabs will help reverse a fall in the rate of people having free NHS check-ups.

Patients facing delays when trying to see GP across county, says survey

Bicester Advertiser: Andrew Smith MP

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A THIRD of patients could not see their own doctor or get an appointment within a week, a survey revealed.

Simple online test gives people a vital warning of bone fracturing disease osteoporosis

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SENIOR medic wants 1,000 over-50s in Oxfordshire to take a simple online test to see if they are at risk of a common bone disease.

Baby’s middle name in memory of 22-year-old bone cancer victim Alex

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

THREE years after his death the family of 22-year-old bone cancer victim Alex Lewis continue to find ways to remember the son and brother they loved.


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