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Sprinklers approved at Campsfield centre

Bicester Advertiser: A new sprinkler system for Campsfield detention centre has been approved

8:30am Friday 25th April 2014

A new sprinkler system at a fire-struck immigration detention centre was approved last night.

Countdown to ballot day in county begins

Bicester Advertiser: Cornwall election results: Frantic deal making as vote throws up a few surprises

8:00am Friday 25th April 2014

THE countdown for Oxfordshire’s elections is now officially under way.

Awards for service to care homes

7:30am Friday 25th April 2014

CARE home volunteers will be recognised for their work at Oxford’s Town Hall today.

Power tools stolen

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

7:30am Friday 25th April 2014

Power tools have been stolen from three vans parked in the Highfield area.

Firefighters set to strike again

Bicester Advertiser: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

6:30am Friday 25th April 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across Oxfordshire were called to take strike action again last night, after pension negotiations with the Government ground to a halt.

County’s television channel gets set to go live in autumn

Bicester Advertiser: Esther Rantzen will host a weekly light-entertainment show  on the new channel

6:00am Friday 25th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S own local TV channel is gearing up to be beamed into county homes from the autumn.

Delays on the A34 after two collisions

Bicester Advertiser: A34 traffic alert

6:19pm Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO collisions are causing delays on the A34 this evening.

Council and European election candidates 2014

Bicester Advertiser: A new party has been formed in Mitcham

5:59pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Elections for Oxford City, Cherwell District and West Oxfordshire District councils are being held on Thursday, May 22, as are the European Parliament elections. Here are the candidates that have been released so far.

Mentors sought for football teams

3:19pm Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE Football Association has said it is looking for new “club mentors” to train coaches at its community clubs.

The Scales of Justice

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

3:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxfordshire magistrates' courts.

Bicester supermarket boxing clever with all that Easter egg packaging

Bicester Advertiser: Manager Vince Brimble at Sainsbury’s in Bicester, with the dedicated recycling bin for Easter egg packaging       Picture: OX66705 Jon Lewis

1:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A BICESTER supermarket is claiming to be one of the first retailers in the UK to help customers recycle Easter egg packaging.

Collision blocks one lane of the A34 at Weston-on-the-Green

Bicester Advertiser: A34 traffic alert

8:19am Thursday 24th April 2014

A COLLISION has blocked one lane of the A34 this morning.

Alcohol aided death

Bicester Advertiser: Inquest: Stoke Mandeville staff 'did not mistreat' pensioner

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

The death of a woman from the town was alcohol-related, the Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court concluded.

Warning after Bicester drug dealer is sent to prison

Bicester Advertiser: Judge Mary Jane Mowat

6:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

A JUDGE has jailed a 22-year-old drug dealer and said she hopes his sentence will send a message to other criminals.

Parent’s anger as all three school choices are refused

Bicester Advertiser: Tracy Simpson and son Luke Venney, four.  Picture: OX66685 Damian Halliwell

6:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

MORE than 230 children have failed to get a place at any of their chosen primary schools.

So, how do you take large lorries off Oxfordshire's roads?

Bicester Advertiser: David Nimmo Smith

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

TRANSPORT chiefs are carrying out a study into how large lorries can be taken off some of Oxfordshire’s roads.

Village panto brings in cash to help groups

Bicester Advertiser: The Little Mermaid

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ABOUT 30 local and international organisations will get a slice of £5,400 raised by a village pantomime.

High-flying cheerleaders up for event

Bicester Advertiser: Bicester ECU team with Fayth Buckley, nine, at the front

10:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CHEERLEADING may have previously been more at home on an American Football pitch, but not anymore.

Ferrying people up and down the Thames for over 150 years has been the business of the Salter Bros

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford author Dr Simon Wenham has written Pleasure Boating on the Thames, A History of Salter Bros 1958-Present

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOR more than 155 years a family firm has been ferrying residents and tourists up and down the River Thames. Now the story of the Salter Bros boating business has been put into words by Oxford author Simon Wenham in Pleasure Boating on the Thames: A History of Salter Bros, 1858-Present Day.

Undercover missions to catch people who don't bag the poop

Bicester Advertiser: Alyson Clifton

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COUNCIL is sending out officers on undercover missions to catch pet owners who fail to pick up mess after their dogs.

Update: Motorcyclist injured in crash on A34 involving three vehicles

Bicester Advertiser: a34 alert

9:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the A34 this morning.

Driver admits death crash charge

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 39-year-old has admitted causing death by careless driving after a crash on the A34.

Election candidate lists to be announced tomorrow

Bicester Advertiser: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Candidates standing for election across Oxfordshire this month will be announced tomorrow.

PM pays tribute to D-Day pilot's 'extraordinary bravery'

Bicester Advertiser: PM David Cameron met Leslie Valentine in 2012

6:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron and Sir Tony Baldry yesterday paid tribute to D-Day pilot Leslie Valentine, who died aged 95 on Monday.

Teachers vote for strike action during exam time

Bicester Advertiser: Gawain Little

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE delegates of the National Union for Teachers voted to stage another strike during exam time if the row with the Government over pay, pensions and conditions continues.

Marching and music to mark St George's Day

Bicester Advertiser: Morris dancers

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE red cross will be flying throughout Oxfordshire tomorrow to mark St George’s Day.

Accused answers bail over Bicester armed robbery

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

8:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 22-year-old man is due to answer bail today in connection with an armed robbery at a bookmakers.

Thunderbirds creator's life is celebrated

Bicester Advertiser: Gerry Anderson

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE first annual convention celebrating the life of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson took place over the weekend.

Tribute as final light bomber pilot Leslie Valentine dies

Bicester Advertiser: Mr Valentine at 21

8:01am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN HEROIC pilot who flew just 50ft over the Normandy beaches to lay down protecting smoke for the D-Day forces died yesterday, aged 95.

Hi-tech balloon might have crashed over Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: University of Nottingham’s PhysSoc society launching the balloon on Friday

7:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A hi-tech helium balloon which was on course to take pictures of the Earth has been lost in Oxfordshire.

Warning after speed limit is cut on Middleton Stoney Road

Bicester Advertiser: Councillor Les Sibley

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A COUNCILLOR is warning people to be aware a section of a notorious road has had its speed limit dropped.

Views wanted on changes to Oxfordshire drug and alcohol services

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

People are being encouraged to have their say on Oxfordshire County Council’s plans to change its drug and alcohol treatment service.

‘Home bowel cancer test kit helped save my life,’ says Eynsham man

Bicester Advertiser: Chris Gallaher was persuaded by wife Sandy to use his bowel cancer test kit              Picture: OX66636 Antony Moore

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN Chris Gallaher received an NHS bowel cancer testing kit in the post he almost threw it away.

Sex exploitation worker to join child protection battle in Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHILD protection charity has been called in to Oxford to help fight those targeting vulnerable children for sex.

Last D-Day light bomber pilot Leslie Valentine dies

Bicester Advertiser: Mr Valentine at 21

7:39pm Monday 21st April 2014

LESLIE VALENTINE, thought to be the last surviving D-Day light bomber pilot, passed away today.

Appeal to recycle Easter eggs packaging

Bicester Advertiser: Eggs Marks the Spot- Cadbury Easter Trail

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Recycling officers from Cherwell District Council have urged residents to recycle packaging from their Easter eggs.

Getting up to speed with rural broadband

Bicester Advertiser: Hugo Pickering, who set up the Cotswold Broadband group in 2011

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

IN the 21st century, broadband is a utility in households as vital as gas, electricity and water. For those in cities and towns, receiving fast internet speeds is often taken for granted but in rural outposts, the “buffering” symbol is a common sight for frustrated customers. DAN ROBINSON looks at villages and hamlets’ efforts to get up to speed

The Scales of Justice

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxfordshire magistrates' courts

City council pins hopes on new bid for unitary status

Bicester Advertiser: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD could become an entirely self-governing city and the county council abolished if Labour wins the next General Election, the city council’s leader has said.

Coroner to rule over unearthed treasure

Bicester Advertiser: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Inquest hearings tomorrow will determine whether or not six objects unearthed in Oxfordshire can be classed as treasure.

Jousting and horse stunts draw the crowds at country fair

Bicester Advertiser: A driving team in action at the show.

7:10am Monday 21st April 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Thame for the town’s annual country fair.

Thames Vallley Police defends giving out 2,162 criminal cautions

Bicester Advertiser: Sir Tony Baldry

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 500 police cautions were handed out last year to criminals who had already been given formal warnings.

Cherwell bids to divert route of HS2 works

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

IN SATURDAY’S Oxford Mail, we reported that councillors at Cherwell District Council had rejected plans to spend £14,000 opposing part of the HS2 rail link scheme.

Ongoing roadworks around Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

The following areas have ongoing roadworks:

Easter Monday Chemists

Bicester Advertiser: A number of chemists in Warrington have late-night opening hours

8:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

CHEMISTS open on Easter Monday around the county:

A41 near Ambrosden shut after crash

Bicester Advertiser: A41 traffic alert

6:42pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A ROAD is blocked near Bicester after an accident this afternoon.

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

Bicester Advertiser: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

Bicester Advertiser: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Prison officer assault trial date set

Bicester Advertiser: Bullingdon Prison

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 25-YEAR-old man who denies assaulting two prison officers will go on trial next month.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

Bicester Advertiser: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

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