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Readers' Halloween picture gallery + 40 Fireworks Displays map

Bicester Advertiser:

9:16pm Friday 31st October 2014

Have you been out trick or treating? Here's a selection of readers' pictures of their ghoulish get-ups. If you reckon your little one was more horrifying, email us a picture or send us a (Trick or) Tweet via @TheOxfordMail.

Monster movie noise-makers ‘will be back’ say villagers around Heyford Park

Bicester Advertiser:

9:20am Saturday 1st November 2014

RESIDENTS fighting a “noisy” movie-making operation in Upper Heyford have said they are sure the company, which withdrew a bid to expand the operation, will be back.

Bucketful of hold-ups

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

Bricks and a bucket were causing delays for drivers yesterday.

End of the road for free patient transport

Bicester Advertiser: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

Free hospital patient transport for some 6,200 people, including cancer patients, ends today.

Police seal £1.8m deal to run victim support

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

AN EMOTIONAL and practical support service for victims of crime in Oxfordshire will be paid for by Thames Valley Police for the first time from this month.

‘Mo Bros’ keeping a hirsute upper lip for men’s health

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

MEN across the county will join with their brothers worldwide and down their razors for charity in November.

Driver taken to hospital after van hits wall

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

The driver of a van that came off the road and hit a garden wall yesterday was taken to hospital.

Response time fears over fire control room closure

Bicester Advertiser: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

THE decision to close Oxfordshire fire service’s control room in Kidlington could affect response times and put the public at risk, warned union bosses.

Sister’s concert for sick brother

Bicester Advertiser:

5:30am Saturday 1st November 2014

THE sister of a 23-year-old man who was diagnosed with testicular cancer will tonight hold a fundraising concert in his honour.

New cancer centre expands to meet a growing demand

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

A BICESTER cancer support centre has expanded after opening seven months ago to meet demand.

We're at breaking point on the roads

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S roads are at breaking point, the leader of the county council has admitted.

Firefighters join national 4-day strike tonight

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS across the county will take part in a four-day national strike this evening.

Now meet your first two 'Heroes' finalists

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

The Oxford Mail has teamed up with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust to celebrate the outstanding work of its hospital staff. Finalists for this year’s Hospital Heroes awards have been chosen and a total of 10 entries for the individual and team awards have been shortlisted. Annabal Bagdi talks to the first two finalists

Driver taken to hospital after car hit wall near Tackley

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

10:51am Friday 31st October 2014

THE driver of a van that came off the road and hit a garden wall has been taken to hospital.

Budding writers can go for ebook prize

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:50am Friday 31st October 2014

KEEN county authors are encouraged to put their writing skills to the test this year.

Disability forum meets

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

7:50am Friday 31st October 2014

A FORUM for discussion about disability issues will be held next Thursday.

Live Travel: What is happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Friday

Bicester Advertiser: traffic jam

7:47am Friday 31st October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

Behind the masks are smiles of acting talent

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

EVENTS took a spooky twist at Leckford Place School as young actors rehearsed Edgar Allan Poe’s Masque of the Red Death.

NHS staff in the county walk out for a second time

Bicester Advertiser: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

6:50am Friday 31st October 2014

COUNTY NHS workers are to stage a four-hour strike on Monday, November 24 as part of walk-outs across England.

Part-time officers hold 10 in swoop

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Friday 31st October 2014

ONE hundred and fifty Thames Valley Police special constables took part in an operation to arrest 10 offenders who failed to turn up at court.

Petition calls for council resignations over traffic

Bicester Advertiser: Ian Hudspeth

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

AN ONLINE petition calling for two senior county councillors to resign has received 158 signatures since it went live on Monday.

County urged to stay neutral over fracking

Bicester Advertiser:

6:20am Friday 31st October 2014

FRACKING can “release significant energy” county planning bosses have said in guidance to councillors.

Street cleaners blitz Southwold’s rubbish

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

6:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

STREET cleaners in Bicester removed 8.57 tons of rubbish from streets, verges and green spaces during a five-day cleaning blitz.

Battalion in thick of battle as soldiers set foot in Ypres

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HISTORIAN Steve Berridge, pictured right, is transcribing the war diary and regimental chronicle of the 2nd Ox and Bucks Light Infantry.

The Scales of Justice – 17 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

17 cases heard recently at Banbury magistrates’ courts

‘Punish me for 11 years of crime,’ Bicester man tells judge

Bicester Advertiser:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SERIAL burglar who asked a judge to punish him for more than 30 offences has been jailed for four years and eight months.

Girls move into the driving seat at car assembly plant

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

GIRL power is firing on all cylinders at BMW’s Mini plant this week.

UPDATE: Road reopens after car overturns in Heyford Road, Middleton Stoney

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

10:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

A woman has been taken to hospital following a crash in Middleton Stoney.

Firework artists await winner’s name

Bicester Advertiser: Richard Webb

10:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN are to find out if their artwork will be part of an Oxfordshire-wide firework safety campaign.

Bicester Community Hospital delay a chance for more beds

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

CAMPAIGNERS have called the delay in opening the new Bicester Community Hospital a “golden opportunity” to add four more beds to the building before patients move in.

Ex-roofer from Bletchingdon choked to death, inquest told

Bicester Advertiser: webpix coroners coroner's court inquest coroner

8:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

A RETIRED roofer died at his home in Bletchingdon after taking painkillers and alcohol.

Live Travel: What is happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Bicester Advertiser: traffic jam

7:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

81 young people caught watching TV without licences in Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: TV Licence: Does your business have one?

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

EIGHTY-one young people were caught watching TV without a licence in Oxfordshire in the past year, new figures have revealed.

Woman tells court she 'blanked out' childhood sex abuse in Bicester

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

6:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN told a jury that sexual abuse left her with post-traumatic stress disorder and gaps in her memory.

Map: 40 Fireworks Displays in Oxfordshire: 2014

Bicester Advertiser: St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular

6:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

Tis that time of year for dazzling fireworks displays - here's our list of events in Oxfordshire from the traditional big beast in South Park to smaller ones out in county.

Huge delays across Oxfordshire's roads this evening

Bicester Advertiser:

7:36pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TRAFFIC light sequencing at the Wendlebury interchange of the A34 and M40 is being blamed for huge delays across Oxfordshire tonight.

Remember, remember the fifth of November wherever you are

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE skies of Oxfordshire are set for a spectacular display over the next week and a half as venues release details of this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations. Reporter Naomi Herring speaks to the guys behind the city’s biggest event

Movie blasts and zombies a reel pain for residents of Oxfordshire village

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE sounds of explosions and screaming zombies during filming at a former military base have been disturbing residents and frightening horses at a nearby farm.

Prisoner is still on the run after absconding from a jail near Bicester

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

One of two prisoners who absconded from a jail near Bicester has handed himself in.

Live Travel: What is happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Wednesday

Bicester Advertiser: traffic jam

7:08am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A live blog covering delays on Oxfordshire's roads and rail today. If you know of a problem, tweet us @TheOxfordMail

Creche is among facilities moving at leisure centre

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

PROPOSALS to change some facilities at Kidlington and Gosford Leisure Centre will be considered next week.

Residents want councils to abandon local newsletters

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

COUNCIL “propaganda” papers should be scrapped, say some residents after discovering they cost almost £122,500 to produce in the last year.

Picking those pumpkins for a spook-tacular Halloween

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THERE was pumpkin fun across the county over the weekend as people young and old geared up for Halloween.

Update: Lewis Hoare, one of two inmates who absconded from a prison near Bicester, has handed himself in

Bicester Advertiser:

9:08am Tuesday 28th October 2014

ONE of the prisoners who escaped from a jail near Bicester has handed himself in.

Marussia become the second F1 team to go into administration

Bicester Advertiser: Marussia driver Max Chilton at Jerez

8:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

JOBS at Banbury-based Formula 1 team Marussia are at risk after the company went into administration.

‘Now prove our loved ones didn’t sacrifice lives in vain’

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FAMILIES of Oxfordshire soldiers killed in the Afghanistan conflict fear their loved ones may have died in vain.

Lanes closed on M40

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Two northbound lanes on the M40 were closed yesterday following a crash, causing queues and delays.

Heads urged to help curb teachers’ load

Bicester Advertiser: Melinda Tilley

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HEADTEACHERS at small primary schools across Oxfordshire have been encouraged to contribute to a Government review of teachers’ workloads.

World title for son of Second World War RAF ace

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE pilot Nigel Lamb has won the Red Bull Air Race after a gripping final showdown in Austria.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Tuesday

Bicester Advertiser: traffic jam

6:53am Tuesday 28th October 2014

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