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We’re in pink for fight against breast cancer

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month. With hundreds of Oxfordshire women diagnosed each year, reporter Luke Sproule looks at what residents are doing and how the money raised is vital to charities working to beat the condition

Breaking news Major delays across Oxfordshire's roads

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

9:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COMMUTERS travelling into Oxford this morning are facing heavy congestion and long delays for the second day running.

Burglary case put back

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 32-year-old man accused of burgling a home and stealing a BMW from the driveway had his case adjourned yesterday.

Teenage girl a victim of ‘revenge pornography’

Bicester Advertiser: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 13-year-old girl is among the region’s victims of so-called “revenge pornography”.

Paramedic fears scapegoating over change to shorter shifts

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PARAMEDIC who claims he is being made a “scapegoat” over proposed shift changes has warned ambulance chiefs that shorter hours are not the answer to staff tiredness.

Centre a huge step in helping children walk

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

IN 1994, when her 22-month-old daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Pip Hoyer Millar was desperate to find the right treatment for her.

Drivers facing long delays on roads around Oxford this morning

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

8:49am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays around Oxford on the A34, A40 and A44 this morning.

Crosscountry is worst timekeeper

Bicester Advertiser: NEW PLATFORM: Network Rail has opened a £25m operation centre in the city to control operations across the length of the country

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONLY four in ten trains operated by Crosscountry, which run through Oxfordshire, were on time last year, making them the worst in the country.

Oxfordshire ploughman passes on skills to young enthusiast

Bicester Advertiser:

5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DEREK Yates has not worked on a farm since childhood, but at 67 is still a passionate amateur ploughman.

Volunteer transport groups in Oxfordshire face pressure as cuts pinch

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PRESSURE on a transport advice line will increase when controversial cuts to hospital transport services come into force tomorrow, council bosses warned.

Allowing the market to beat food inflation

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

UNTIL recently farmers’ markets were seen by some as an expensive alternative to the weekly shop, but now some are looking at farmers’ markets as a cheaper option.

Scales of Justice - 20 people in court

Bicester Advertiser: oxford magistrates court

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014


£500,000 is injected into mental health service

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

A MAJOR cut in funding for a county mental health service has been averted after NHS bosses agreed to put in cash.

A&E target is missed

Bicester Advertiser: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

County hospitals missed an A&E waiting target in the seven days leading up to Sunday, September 21, new figures show.

Bus firm in warning over road closure

Bicester Advertiser: road closed sign

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Stagecoach has warned of delays to its S5 bus service due to the closure of a section of London Road.

Take a look at our pictures of the week

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

Our picture editor Leah McLaren takes her pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why she reckons they make the grade

Bake Off craze gets more people into the kitchen

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

With the BBC’s hugely popular Great British Bake Off almost at the end of its fifth season, HELEN WRIGHT explores how the programme has had an effect on Oxfordshire and its bakers

Cost of dawn hay fire could go over £100,000

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A BICESTER farmer said damage caused to his property by a huge straw fire could cost more than £100,000.

Business award finalists down to last three

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

AFTER thousands cast their votes, the three finalists for the Oxfordshire Business Mother of the Year Award have been chosen.

6 things you probably didn't know were happening in Oxfordshire this weekend

Bicester Advertiser:

1:12pm Friday 26th September 2014

Here's our rundown on events you might fancy this weekend + a few highlights for next week to boot

More than 6,200 patients lose free hospital transport

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

MORE than 6,200 people – including some cancer patients – will lose free transport to hospital, NHS leaders have agreed.

Man arrested over wartime bombs says they are so safe he lets his children play with them

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE man arrested after First and Second World War munitions were discovered at his house yesterday defended himself and said they were completely safe.

Fire service misses its own 'stretching' response target

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S chief fire officer has said he’ll continue to set “very stretching” targets for the service. 

Thriller author gives £10,000 to Oxfordshire bookshops to help children's projects

Bicester Advertiser: James Patterson has a penchant for producing murder mystery

6:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

AN American author has donated more than £10,000 to six Oxfordshire independent bookshops.

Catering service loss ‘could put court cases in jeopardy’

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

COURT cases could be corrupted by a loss of catering, legal experts have warned.

A royal send-off at town regiment’s last goodbye

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THEY have been proudly parading through Bicester for more than 70 years.

Young high-flyers wanted as cadets

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

BICESTER air cadets are trying to recruit more members after the group’s numbers dropped when it lost some facilities.

Oxfordshire MPs vote in favour of air strikes against IS in Iraq

Bicester Advertiser: David Cameron

5:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S MPs have voted in favour of air strikes on Iraq in response to the threat of the Islamic State.

Problem with traffic lights causing queues between Oxford and Bicester

Bicester Advertiser: A34 traffic alert

5:38pm Friday 26th September 2014

A MALFUNCTIONING set of traffic lights is causing traffic queues on the A34 between Oxford and Bicester.

365alive campaign celebrates hitting its target two years early

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

ORGANISERS of a campaign to reduce fire and road deaths and save an estimated 365 lives in 10 years say they have passed the target two years early.

Duke of Gloucester to witness disbanding of Bicester's 23 Pioneer Regiment

Bicester Advertiser:

11:35am Friday 26th September 2014

Bicester's 23 Pioneer Regiment will disband later this morning in front of the Duke of Gloucester.

M40 commuters delayed by car fire

Bicester Advertiser:

8:40am Friday 26th September 2014

A car caught fire on the M40/ A34 junction near Bicester, yesterday morning, spreading smoke across the motorway. Two lanes of the northbound carriageway were closed between Weston-on-the-Green and Junction 9 while two fire crews dealt with the car.

‘Pay hospital staff extra cash to stop them leaving county’

Bicester Advertiser: oxford university trust hospitals logo

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

MORE needs to be done to tackle the cost of living in Oxfordshire to stop hospital staff from leaving, a trade union representative has said.

New bishop wanted

Bicester Advertiser: The Rt Rev John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford.

6:30am Friday 26th September 2014

People are being asked to nominate replacements for the Bishop of Oxford.

Research aims to make this a thing of the past

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Oxford residents prepare for the worst whenever they hear reports of heavy rainfall or hear flood alerts – even a few hours’ warning can avoid major damage to homes and property. Scientists based near Wallingford are working to provide better early warnings and help agencies respond to flooding. LUKE SPROULE reports

Exiles to launch networking forum for business people

Bicester Advertiser: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

London Welsh are starting a networking forum for Oxfordshire business people.

UPDATE: Princess Anne in Oxford to open Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology

Bicester Advertiser:

10:55am Thursday 25th September 2014

Princess Anne is about to arrive in Woodstock for the official opening of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

The Scales of Justice - 22 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

22 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates courts

Car fire on M40 junction 9 causing delays

Bicester Advertiser:

9:49am Thursday 25th September 2014

FIRE crews are on the M40 overbridge at Junction 9 because of a car on fire and smoke blowing across the road.

Cleared of drug dealing

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A man was yesterday cleared at Oxford Crown Court of plotting to deal crack cocaine after being caught with 18.9g of the drug.

Delays on First Great Western trains due to engineering works

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:24am Thursday 25th September 2014

THERE are delays on First Great Western trains this morning due to over running engineering works. 

Thieves smash way in

Bicester Advertiser: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

7:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Jewellery, a laptop and cash were stolen after thieves smashed patio doors to get into two properties.

Three-quarters of people happy with their lot

Bicester Advertiser: Oxfordshire County Council logo

6:40am Thursday 25th September 2014

ALMOST three-quarters of people in Oxfordshire are happy with their lives, according to this year’s study of Personal Well-being in the UK.

Numbers of children in care soar after Bullfinch inquiry

Bicester Advertiser: Melinda Tilley

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE number of county children being taken into care has risen sharply, putting “significant pressure” on social workers.

New air ambulance will cover night-time 999 calls

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

MORE lives are set to be saved after the air ambulance service that operates in Oxfordshire revealed it will begin night flights.

UPDATE: M40 fully reopened after car fire but traffic still slow

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

5:24pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

TWO lanes are closed on the M40 between Junction 10 and Junction 9 southbound after a car caught fire.

Free activities greet ‘Older Persons Day’

Bicester Advertiser: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FREE activities will be held in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington to honour International Day for Older Persons, on October 1.

24-hour air ambulance

Bicester Advertiser: An air ambulance at the scene

8:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The county’s air ambulance will begin night flights next year.

Bomb squad returns

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Further tests were carried out at a house in Buckingham Crescent yesterday after munitions were discovered there last week.

Drug dealing denied

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

BICESTER: A man has denied plotting to deal crack cocaine in the town.


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