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County braced to mark a truly historic moment

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War this Monday will be commemorated with events across Oxfordshire. Exhibitions, memorials, concerts and ceremonies will mark the 100th anniversary of Britain joining the Great War in which thousands of Oxfordshire men fought and died. Villages and towns will hold their own events while many are finding out more about the personal histories behind those who fought and died for King and country. Events are also planned for the summer and autumn throughout Oxfordshire. Mark McKay and Hannah Bewley report

Traffic update as roundabout roadworks continue

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

5:11pm Friday 1st August 2014

TRAFFIC is starting to build throughout Oxford thanks to road works and rush-hour traffic.

Rail delays affecting Oxford services after person hit by train at Ealing

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:01pm Friday 1st August 2014

TRAINS to London Paddington have been delayed and cancelled because of a person being hit by a train at Ealing.

Brewing goes back to a small is beautiful future

Bicester Advertiser:

3:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The beer industry is undergoing a massive change, with a series of micro-breweries thriving around the county. LUKE SPROULE finds out more about these ‘back-to-the past’ brews

Wives join war tribute

Bicester Advertiser: RAF logo

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Members of the county’s Military Wives Choir will perform in a national event commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War this weekend.

Academies stymie council’s autism database

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:30am Friday 1st August 2014

COUNCIL officials have been unable to put together a database of the number of Oxfordshire pupils on the autism spectrum who have been excluded from school.

Prison raises concern

Bicester Advertiser: Bullingdon Prison

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Concerns have been raised about HM Bullingdon Prison in an official Government rating.

Deadline extended for business awards

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

The nomination deadline for the NatWest Venus Awards’ Business Mother of the Year Award, which is being supported by the Oxford Mail, has been extended until Sunday.

An ‘unusual’ rise in A&E visits hits waiting times

Bicester Advertiser: oxford university trust hospitals logo

7:00am Friday 1st August 2014

RISING A&E visits are seeing hospital staff struggle to meet waiting times, despite the summer being a traditionally quieter period, health officials have warned.

Crash near Bicester leaves three needing hospital treatment

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

5:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THREE drivers were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford this afternoon (Thursday) after an accident near Bicester.

We need a referendum says our retiring Euro MP

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AFTER representing Oxfordshire on the European Parliament for three decades, Conservative MEP James Elles stood down this month. He talks to Oxford Mail politics reporter Damian Fantato about Britain’s place in Europe, David Cameron’s plans for renegotiation and the time he brought down the European Commission

Writer shows it’s never too late to pen your first novel

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT had always been a fam-ily joke that Antonia Abbott should write a book – but no one thought it would take 60 years.

Brain tumour survivor Emily Jones backs calls for more research funding

Bicester Advertiser:

2:10pm Thursday 31st July 2014

AN OXFORD student who suffered a malignant brain tumour aged 24 has backed calls for more research funding.

Rotary club aims to shake off ‘men in suits’ image

Bicester Advertiser: Rotarians organising charity swim

12:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BICESTER Rotary Club is looking for members to create a satellite club to attract new members and cast off its old fashioned image.

Ambulance service cuts 12-hour shifts 'to reduce staff fatigue'

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S ambulance staff shifts could be shortened as part of plans to ease pressure on paramedics.

Cause of stink remains mystery as it lingers on

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

THE mystery smell which plagued Oxford residents on Monday and Tuesday was still lingering yesterday – but some think they may have finally sniffed out the cause.

Business mums nominations deadline today

Bicester Advertiser: yellow SUTT: Business women in Sutton buck the national trend

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Today is the last day to nominate your top business mums for the NatWest Venus Awards’s Business Mother of the Year Award.

It’s a ‘bootiful’ flower display for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

BEAMING Matilida Hillis, from Kidlington, filled her green star-strewn wellies with flowers at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre on Tuesday.

Bicester nursery wins top marks in Ofsted report

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

A NURSERY in Bicester has been given the highest rating by Ofsted inspectors.

Calculating legacy of the Olympics in London

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TWO years ago this month, Britain lit up for the London Olympics, with organisers and the Government promising that a successful event would have a lasting legacy at grassroots level. As the country welcomes its second major international tournament in three years with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, DAN ROBINSON looks at the long-term impact

What is causing a bit of a stink - Nasty whiff hangs over city and county

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ITS VILE smell has nauseated residents and baffled officials.

Child seat saves baby in M40 crash

Bicester Advertiser:

6:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A BABY survived a crash on the M40 yesterday thanks to his car seat being correctly fitted, the fire service has said.

New chief for Oxfordshire health group

Bicester Advertiser:

9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Healthwatch Oxfordshire has announced Rachel Coney as its new chief executive officer.

Money to ease pressures on county's hospitals is cut by two thirds

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

EXTRA cash to ease pressure on the county’s NHS and social services over the coming winter is to be slashed by almost two-thirds.

Heart charity’s county shops raise £450k in year

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A HEART charity’s shops have raised more than £450,000 across Oxfordshire in the past year.

The Scales of Justice – 17 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales - zxc

7:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

17 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Warning for heavy rain across Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

HEAVY showers are forecast for the county as the the area was issued a yellow rain warning until 9pm today.

23 Pioneer Regiment: A proud and poignant final parade

Bicester Advertiser:

11:10am Monday 28th July 2014

MARCHING through Bicester town centre, immaculately dressed troops turned their heads to the right to salute town mayor Lynn Pratt, who stood on a podium alongside two officers with hands to their temples.

Schools told 'stop hoarding or we will claw back cash'

Bicester Advertiser:

5:59pm Monday 28th July 2014

SCHOOLS have been warned they should stop hoarding the £18m they have in reserves and “spend on today’s children”.

‘Patients run risk of being denied hip replacements’

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

RESIDENTS risk being denied a hip replacement because Oxfordshire NHS bosses are ignoring national guidance and taking patients’ weight into account, leading surgeons have warned.

County fracking licences are up for grabs

9:27pm Sunday 27th July 2014

COMPANIES in Oxfordshire will be able to apply for licences from today to explore shale gas in the county. A map released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) appears to show areas of North Oxfordshire as one of the areas available for licences for fracking.

Special service to honour Pioneers before final town parade

Bicester Advertiser:

12:36pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people gathered for a service in Bicester this morning to bid farewell to a regiment that has been part of the town for 70 years.

PICTURE SPECIAL: Here's a whole new meaning to balancing your workload

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Photographer Ed Nix takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade

Going ga-ga over community radio

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THIS month Banbury’s hospital radio station Radio Horton celebrated its 50th birthday with a long weekend of touring radio. To mark the occasion, ALEX WYNICK looks at the health of community radio stations in Oxfordshire

It’s seventh heaven for mum thanks to JR heroes

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

We are celebrating the outstanding work of individuals or teams who work in the NHS across Oxfordshire. Oliver Evans reports on the latest case where staff have been praised for making an extra special effort

Police dealing with witchcraft and alien calls

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

7:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

THAMES Valley Police officers go out on the beat knowing every day could bring a new challenge, but some reported incidents in the last few years have been out of this world.

Pioneers on parade to say farewell

Bicester Advertiser: The Bicester-based 23 Pioneer Regiment celebrated their return from Cyprus and Afghanistan with a parade in Broad Street, Oxford, in April

6:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

BICESTER'S 23 Pioneer Regiment will parade through the streets tomorrow in a farewell to the town where they have been stationed for more than 70 years.

Major delays on First Great Western trains after lightning strike

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:06pm Friday 25th July 2014

A lightning strike has damaged equipment causing severe delays to First Great Western trains. 

Weather warning for Oxfordshire this evening

Bicester Advertiser: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

6:47pm Friday 25th July 2014

A YELLOW weather warning has been issued by the Met Office after showers were forecast for tonight.

Days of game being for toffs only are lawn gone

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

THE game of croquet is traditionally seen as a pastime for rich country estate owners and their notable friends, but as ANNABaL BAGDI reports, more and more people from all walks of life are taking up the sport, which was shaped in rural Oxfordshire and has been immortalised in print and popular culture by Oxford-born author Lewis Carroll

Hospitals’ £4m boost

Bicester Advertiser: oxford university trust hospitals logo

5:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

The county’s hospital authority will continue to run a city research centre after winning a £4m contract.

Launton's married vicars to conduct first baptism - for their own child

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A BAPTISM will be a real family affair on Sunday when two married vicars baptise the first baby in their new church – their own daughter.

Cricket tribute to former Dragon School pupil Felix

Bicester Advertiser:

8:40am Friday 25th July 2014

CRICKET teammates of Felix Byam-Shaw paid tribute to him before an Oxfordshire Under-14s game against Shropshire on Wednesday .

Museum starts appeal to retain rare mirror

Bicester Advertiser:

8:40am Friday 25th July 2014

A RARE Iron Age artefact discovered near Didcot may be allowed to leave the country unless £33,000 is raised by a Woodstock museum.

Spate of blazes prompts a fire safety warning

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE fire service has issued a warning to the public to take extra care in the hot weather after a spate of blazes in the countryside.

Volunteers are praised for helping pupils read

Bicester Advertiser:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS who have helped children in Oxfordshire learn to read for the past decade have been praised for their dedication.

Hairdresser jailed for three years for ‘iPhone stun gun’

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD who had a taser disguised as an iPhone in his home has been jailed for three years.

Scales of Justice

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

17 cases recently heard at Banbury and Oxford Magistrates Courts

Woman wants £10k for job suspension

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A council employee has said she wants more than £10,000 compensation from Oxfordshire County Council after being suspended from her job.

Firefighters warn of holiday dangers

Bicester Advertiser: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S firefighters have issued advice to help people keep their homes safe if they go away over the summer.


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