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Kids’ stream of learning in floating class

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS swapped their primary school for a “floating classroom” on the Thames in a trial which could be copied across the county.

Headington nursery school is 40 years ‘young’

Bicester Advertiser:

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WHEN it opened 40 years ago, Headington’s Kiddies Korner Nursery School operated in a different climate.

Father wants Top Gear to scrap footage of a mock accident

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

A DEVASTATED father has hit out at BBC car show Top Gear for filming a mock accident yards from where his daughter was killed in a crash.

Mental health patients are being sent miles out of area for treatment

Bicester Advertiser: Where will funds come from?

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

MILLIONS of pounds has been spent sending hundreds of mental health sufferers outside the area for inpatient treatment – on at least one occasion more than 500 miles away, the Oxford Mail can reveal.

Pick-your-own farm deal means cafe can stay open

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A PICK-your-own fruit farm that built a cafe without planning permission say it has reached a “good solution” after striking a deal to keep it open.

Abingdon job agency emails details of 4,000 workers to client by mistake

Bicester Advertiser:

10:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A RECRUITMENT agency accidentally emailed a client with the personal details of more than 4,000 workers after a “computer error”.

Recalling brave young men who went to war

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A NEW exhibition at Charlbury Museum charts the lives of young men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War. Mark McKay reports

Small traders fear for their business futures

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

INDEPENDENT traders in Headington say they fear new supermarkets could put them out of business.

Moonlight strollers rise and shine for Sobell House Hospice

Bicester Advertiser:

9:20am Monday 14th July 2014

A HOSPICE which provides care for terminally ill patients will benefit from a fundraising midnight walk.

Battle of the best of British at Blenheim Palace Saturday event

Bicester Advertiser:

RECORD crowds saw Napoleonic infantry skirmish and a Spitfire flypast as the Battle Proms marked its tenth anniversary at Blenheim Palace on Saturday.

Austerity pays off as council builds up fund for new pavilion

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

IT is said that if you look after the pennies then the pounds will look after themselves.

Bench plaque taken off by ‘childish’ city council

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Monday 14th July 2014

COUNCIL bosses have been accused of “childish” behaviour for removing a bench’s plaque just days after the seat was installed.

Budget for lights project falls short

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Friday 11th July 2014

MORE than £12,000 is still needed for long-awaited lights in an Oxford park, leading to claims a community is being “left behind”.

Years of being hit has almost rung bells out

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

THE sound of church bells has rung out across the rooftops of Marston for more than a century.

‘A kind, caring girl whose glowing smile lit up lives’

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE family of Liberty Baker, who was killed on her way to school, told of her “glowing smile” as they paid tribute to the 14-year-old.

Friend recounts the horror of crash that killed Liberty

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A TEENAGE girl has told for the first time of the moment a car ploughed into her two pals as they walked to school – killing her best friend Liberty Baker.

War veteran campaigns for a 'proper' Bomber Command medal

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AN Oxfordshire war hero has asked his MP to support his calls for Bomber Command veterans to receive a campaign medal.

Driver arrested after crash leaves schoolgirl Liberty Baker, 14, dead and two others hurt

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE schoolgirl killed in a crash on her way to school yesterday was named locally as 14-year-old Liberty Baker.

Council in place after death holds up voting

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

OLD Marston’s new parish council is finally in place in after the death of a long-standing councillor delayed the election.

3.30pm Update: Schoolgirl killed in crash in Witney named locally as Liberty Baker

Bicester Advertiser:

9:07am Monday 30th June 2014

THE girl killed when a car ran off the road in Witney and struck her and three others has been named locally as Liberty Baker.

Learning volumes about the history of your family

Bicester Advertiser: VOLUNTEER: Caroline Walker, of the Oxfordshire Family History Society, offers help and advice so people can trace their roots

5:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

IF you want to find out about your family tree, including any of your ancestors who fought in the two world wars, there are lots of resources available in Oxfordshire. Mark McKay reports

Ace event to encourage the next Andy Murray

Bicester Advertiser: Edward Bewes, seven, takes a swing at the ball as Benedek Dilks, five, looks on.  Picture: OX68200 Simon Williams

6:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

WHILE millions of people will be watching to see if Andy Murray can repeat his Wimbledon success, tennis clubs in Oxfordshire are hoping to show the benefits of the sport.

Parish counts cost of park graffiti

Bicester Advertiser: Parish council chairman Charlie Haynes with some of the graffiti

10:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

VANDALS have daubed metre-high graffiti on children’s play equipment at an Oxford park.

Dancers facing an uncertain future

Bicester Advertiser: Five-year-old twins, Roxy, left, and Ruby Wickson with dancers and instructors

10:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

AN OXFORD dance academy fears it could be left without a venue after the future of a Royal British Legion Club was put in doubt.

Fans hoping for a miracle as Three Lions defeated again

Bicester Advertiser: Fans watching the match at Wahoo show their disbelief after England’s defeat. Pictures: OX67975 Andrew Walmsley

7:00am Friday 20th June 2014

THE England fans in Oxford’s Wahoo bar fell silent as Uruguay’s Luis Suarez slammed the ball into the back of the net, all but eliminating the Three Lions from the World Cup.

Footie kicks off in Cricket Road

Bicester Advertiser: Organiser Shajaat Hussain of the Oxford Ambition Project which is running the tournament

1:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

OXFORD’S largest six-a-side football tournament will take place for the fifth successive year this weekend to raise money for the blind.


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