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Breaking news Delays on First Great Western trains due to signalling problem

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

2:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TRAINS between Didcot Parkway and Reading are delayed by up to 20 minutes due to an earlier signalling problem.

Service sector firms have helped boost Oxfordshire recovery

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW report highlights Oxfordshire as a recovery success story.

The Scales of Justice: 20 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Asbestos-related deaths 'will peak in next five years'

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

ASBESTOS deaths are set to reach a record high in Oxfordshire in the next six years, it has been warned.

Eco-town plans put on show to public

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

The first of a series of planning applications for the new eco-town are available to view on Cherwell District Council’s website.

Send us your ice bucket challenge videos

Bicester Advertiser:

8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

As Ice Bucket Challenge fever sweeps the nation, we want to see your videos as you rise to the challenge.

School run will add to Oxford bypass roadwork jams

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford’s Eastern Bypass

8:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

DRIVERS are being warned they face more traffic congestion as parents return to the school run next week.

Noise policy set to be debated by Cherwell District Council

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

A policy on how to deal with noise complaints in will be put to councillors for approval next week.

300 sign petition over parking fees at Oxfordshire's community hospitals

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

MORE than 300 people have signed a petition opposing any moves to introduce parking charges at community hospitals.

Dogs join hunt for funds in group’s cycle challenge

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HOUNDS of the Heythrop Hunt joined their masters for a different sort of ride over the weekend.

Appeal over council’s school transport policy

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Oxfordshire County Council will consider an appeal against a decision made under its home-to-school transport next week.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Bicester Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Oxford Mail website gets a fresh, updated look

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Oxford Mail’s website has been overhauled to give it a clean new look.

Village in superfast broadband milestone for Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: Nick Carter,  cabinet member for business and customers

7:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip Oxfordshire with superfast broadband will reach its 10,000th property today.

Defibrillator campaign’s taking off after Mail pitches in to help

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE number of people in Oxfordshire being trained to use life-saving equipment has soared thanks to an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

They grow ‘em bigger in Ardley...

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEARLY 30 years after entering his first competition, Stephen Jeffries proved he is still the vegetable king as he won the biggest pumpkin prize at Ardley and Fewcott Gardening Club’s annual flower and produce show on Saturday.

Superheroes benefit hospice

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A PAIR of superheroes were spotted at the three-legged race in Croughton.

Giving Oxfordshire's disabled people time to shine in sport

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Disabled people in Oxfordshire enjoy a wide range of different sports on a regular basis tailored to their needs. DAN ROBINSON reports on what is available and how it benefits them

Man hurt in tree crash near Steeple Aston

Bicester Advertiser: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A road was blocked yesterday after a car came off the road and drove into a tree.

Rain puts a stop to charity skydive by 24 people

Bicester Advertiser: Charlotte Nott with mum Jenny Daniels

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A charity skydive to raise money for quadruple amputee Charlotte Nott was among events affected by bad weather yesterday.

Two flood alerts issued for Bicester following heavy rain

Bicester Advertiser:

8:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO flood alerts have been issued in Bicester following heavy rainfall this weekend.

Talented family take the lead at annual village show

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT was a successful day for Caroline Nevile and her family at the Steeple Aston Flower and Dog Show yesterday, as they picked up awards across the board.

Community group offers cheaper oil

Bicester Advertiser: Four facts on paying for care

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A countryside community group is encouraging villagers with oil heating systems to sign up to its bulk-buying scheme.

Air quality zones talks

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Action to tackle air pollution in Banbury and Kidlington could be taken.

Prisoner attacked by a fellow inmate

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A PRISONER in his forties was assaulted by another inmate at HMP Bullingdon on Friday.

City expansion review sought

Bicester Advertiser: Grenoble Road near the Kassam Stadium

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A REVIEW of the Green Belt could be completed in just a year, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

Oxford homes chief criticises district councils’ local plans

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD’S housing boss has accused the county’s other councils of “kicking the can down the road” when it comes to housing.

When man’s best friend is a potential life-saver

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

IT IS often said that a dog is man’s best friend, but for many people with disabilities or medical conditions the bond they have with their animals is even stronger.

The Scales of Justice – 18 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales - zxc

11:00am Monday 25th August 2014

18 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

UPDATE: A4260 near Steeple Aston cleared after car drives into tree

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

9:19am Monday 25th August 2014

OXFORD Road (A4260) has been cleared near Steeple Aston, after a car drove into a tree.

New lease of life for ‘vital’ foodbank

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A FOODBANK that had to reduce its opening hours to one day a week will soon be back full time after finding a new home.

Waiting times among areas failing patients’ charter as health targets not being met

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than half of Oxfordshire’s health service targets are being missed, latest figures show.

NHS stub-it-out aid helps 3,600 in Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: Hilary Hibbert-Biles

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than 3,600 people in Oxfordshire were helped by the NHS to quit smoking, new figures show.

Oxfordshire Bank Holiday events braced for wind and rain

Bicester Advertiser:

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is set for a wet Bank Holiday after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain until 11.50pm today.

County divorce rate falls as couples return to class

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

THE divorce rate in Oxfordshire has fallen by almost a fifth since 2011, new figures show.

UPDATE: Wet and windy weather forecast for Bank Holiday Monday

Bicester Advertiser: Shoppers struggle with their brollies at Carfax as high winds and heavy rain swept the county yesterday

1:30pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The Bank Holiday is forecast to end with wet and windy weather as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning.

Gannett Foundation is really making a difference

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CHARITIES, groups and other good causes have a chance to win up to £10,000 through the Oxford Mail for good works in their community. A total of about £20,000 will be given away this year by our parent company Gannett Media through its charitable arm, the Gannett Foundation. Groups can apply online or by post for upwards of £5,000 for any project which brings lasting benefit to the community. Reporter Pete Hughes found out from previous winners what a difference the foundation has made

Vehicle fire on M40 near Bicester closes one lane

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

2:08pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

One lane has closed on the M40 near Bicester following a vehicle fire. 

Shop seven years on reveals price differences of groceries for Oxfordshire households

Bicester Advertiser:

9:54am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SEVEN years ago the Oxford Mail did a typical weekly shop. This year Alex Wynick bought the same items to see how much shoppers have been hit in their wallets.

Oxfordshire ambulance opinions sought

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

9:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Views are being sought on the county’s ambulance service ahead of an official inspection.

500 new home sites in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington identified in ‘blueprint’

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THOUSANDS of new homes could be built in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington under new plans drawn up by Cherwell District Council (CDC).

Man says sorry as pal pushes attempted Bicester robbery victim

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MAN apologised after his friend pushed a 24-year-old into a stream in Bicester and demanded cash.

Choking death of former U’s fan ‘accident’

Bicester Advertiser:

11:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE death of a D-Day veteran and Oxford United fan who died after choking on food in a care home was yesterday ruled an accident.

Headteachers criticise new policy of ‘half-time results’

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL headteachers refused to release their official results yesterday, criticising new Government policy.

Juggling exams with glory on the national stage

Bicester Advertiser:

8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OLYMPIC swimmers, athletes and even a Britain’s Got Talent contestant aced their exams.

Independent schools celebrate as they chalk up perfect pass rates

Bicester Advertiser: Dr Tim Hands

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S independent schools celebrated another year of success in their GCSE results.

Change hits county GCSE statistics

Bicester Advertiser: Melinda Tilley

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council said last night it cannot yet tell how many pupils are achieving the national target because of disparities in how results are being reported.

Classy pupils prove they're stars all round

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

TEACHERS across the county spoke of their pride as students opened some record-breaking GCSE results.

2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results school by school

Bicester Advertiser: It's A-Level day

12:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Full GCSE results for Oxfordshire schools for 2014

Live Blog: The 2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results live, with updates, tweets, audio and pictures

Bicester Advertiser: It's A-Level day

12:56pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Follow our coverage of this year's GCSE results, with updates, pictures and tweets









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