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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.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Bicester Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

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.

‘Appalling’ domestic abuse statistics

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

NEARLY 7,000 Oxfordshire children were caught up in domestic abuse incidents last year, figures show.

Enthusiasts’ rapid response to Minor matters

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IN their jobs for South Central Ambulance Service, Dick Tracey and David England’s rapid response can mean the difference between life and death. But at weekends the classic car enthusiasts slow down the traffic for a very different reason.

Future is bright for county's energy trainees as centre opens in Witney

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

APPRENTICES can take advantage of a modern purpose-built training centre when it opens in September.

First day of A420 roadworks described as a nightmare

Bicester Advertiser: a420 alert

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE first day of major roadworks along the A420 were described as a ‘nightmare’ by locals in Shrivenham yesterday.

Learning to juggle business with lots of ‘mummy time’

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S often said that mums rule the world, but it’s harder than it looks to run a business and cope with kids.

Picture Special: a colourful look at weekend events

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

 

Opening doors to county’s fascinating country houses

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Dr Oliver Cox Leader of the University of Oxford initiative, the Thames Valley Country House Partnership Project talks about the fascination with country houses

Hunt for flasher in luminous pink top

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A man in a pink top exposed himself to two women in a park in Bicester.

Inspectors praise police, but officer morale ‘low’

Bicester Advertiser: police officer rear

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

INSPECTORS have praised Thames Valley Police for making savings while increasing the number of officers and staff in frontline roles.

Last chance for say on transport

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE public have their last chance to comment on proposals for major transport schemes across Oxfordshire.

Shining a light on solar stance

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOLAR farms have won the official support of Oxfordshire County Council experts following a raft of new plans.









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