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Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

Bicester Advertiser: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Breaking news A41 near Ambroeden shut after crash

Bicester Advertiser: A41 traffic alert

6:42pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A ROAD is blocked near Bicester after an accident this afternoon.

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

Bicester Advertiser: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Prison officer assault trial date set

Bicester Advertiser: Bullingdon Prison

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 25-YEAR-old man who denies assaulting two prison officers will go on trial next month.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

Bicester Advertiser: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

Oxfordshire crime tsar’s plan leading the way

Bicester Advertiser: Anthony Stansfeld

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has said setting his priorities has helped to bring certain crime rates down.

Relative flies out to finally pay her respects to soldier killed in the 'Forgotten War'

Bicester Advertiser: Grenville Toomey with Valerie Busby and her partner Tom Selwood. Picture: OX66649 David Fleming

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a soldier killed in the ‘Forgotten War’ will finally get to pay their respects at his grave in South Korea more than six decades after his death.

Wilderness Festival to offer more forest revelry

Bicester Advertiser: Top chef Russell Norman

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ORGANISERS of Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival have unveiled a programme of feasting and revelling for their expanded event, which they say will recapture the spirit of the raucous Wychwood Forest Fairs originally held on the site.

Update: M40 cleared after earlier reports of collision

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

TRAFFIC on the M40 near junction eight near Milton Common has returned to normal following a reports of it slowing due to an accident.

Eco boom town near Bicester with £1.65bn investment

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BICESTER will enjoy £1.65bn in investment by 2031, according to a new report ordered by council leaders.

Cafe creates space to discuss the big sleep

Bicester Advertiser: Laura Freeth, Death Cafe facilitator for OXBEL, meets and talks to people in a local cafe.  Picture: OX66632 David Fleming

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TEA and sympathy is taking on new meaning acoss the county this year as a series of ‘Death Cafes’ seek to shed light on the dark subject of death. Debbie Waite reports

Delays on First Great Western trains between Didcot and Reading

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to 15 minutes on First Great Western services.

Lane of the A41 at Bicester closed after two-vehicle collision

Bicester Advertiser: A41 traffic alert

11:14am Friday 18th April 2014

ONE lane is closed on the A41 after an accident involving two vehicles on the southbound carriageway at Bicester.

Dementia patient search service is axed after not finding enough missing people

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A PIONEERING scheme to locate missing dementia patients has been forced to close after it found only one lost OAP in 18 months.

Four break into home

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

Four people broke into a house in Danes Road on Tuesday while two children were on their own.

Ellie loses locks to support friend with cancer

Bicester Advertiser: Ellie Thompson is supported by colleagues as her head is shaved by Charles Tracoshas, of Gemini Hair, in Bicester. Pictures: OX66578 Mark Hemsworth

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

IT’S been a close shave for Ellie Thompson as she supports a friend with cancer.

Lack of bricklayers ‘may threaten housing boom’

Bicester Advertiser: Bricklayer Simon Wells says he is so busy he is having to turn work away. Picture: OX66598 Damian Halliwell

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHRONIC shortage of bricklayers and construction professionals in the county could slow down house building and push up property prices still further.

Election day decisions: are we in or are we out?

Bicester Advertiser: CRUNCH TIME AT THE SEAT OF POWER

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

This year’s elections for the European Parliament on May 22 will see voters in Oxfordshire become part of the second largest electorate in the world – trumped only by India. Damian Fantato reports

SCALES OF JUSTICE: Cases from the county law courts

Bicester Advertiser: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

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Four-year-old's delight as beloved soft toy is found after Oxford Mail appeal

Bicester Advertiser: Chloe Kinch-Jones with her beloved Mummy Bunny Picture: OX66512 Simon Williams

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BELOVED soft toy that was missing for 10 days has been returned to her very happy owner.

Council spent £42k on a special media team

Bicester Advertiser: Andrew Smith

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

SPIN doctors were hired at a cost of £42,000 to help Oxfordshire County Council handle the Oxford grooming gang scandal.

County dole claimants reach five-year low

Bicester Advertiser: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

The number of people signing on the dole in the county has fallen to just one per cent of the working population for the first time in more than five years.

Wildlife? We’re just nuts about it

Bicester Advertiser: A red squirrel

8:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

HALF of Oxfordshire residents have seen a muntjac deer in their garden, but only two per cent think they have ever had a visit from a red squirrel, pictured.

Roller girls see red to raise hospice cash

Bicester Advertiser: Code Red Roller Derby team members Selina Thomas and Sharon Greenwood at Helen and Douglas House charity shop in Bicester

7:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BICESTER roller derby team have dedicated their 2014 fundraising effort to helping Helen and Douglas House hospice.

Traffic light troubles

Bicester Advertiser: Person hit by train

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Traffic lights at the London Road level crossing between Priory Road and Mallards Way were stuck on red yesterday, but the barriers were still working.

New care home fees get council approval

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council has approved its new care home fees for this financial year.

89 per cent get first choice school

Bicester Advertiser: Cllr Zoe Patrick

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY 90 per cent of Oxfordshire children due to start school in September have been allocated a place at their first choice.

Innocent man given substantial police payout for photo mistake

Bicester Advertiser: Guilty: Daniel Rodriguez

8:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE have paid a man “substantial compensation” after releasing his photograph in a press release about a rapist.

There's plenty to debate as districts go to the polls

Bicester Advertiser: White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon last year after local council elections. Votes will be counted on Friday, May 23, following three district council elections

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NEXT month thousands of people across Oxfordshire will be able to have their say on how their councils are run.

Runners pound the capital's streets to boost their favourite charities

Bicester Advertiser: Anna Reading is all smiles as she makes progress in the capital

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOR the 36,000 people taking part, this year’s London Marathon was the culmination of months of training.

Level crossing failure at London Road in Bicester

8:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRIVERS are being warned to be careful at a level crossing in Bicester which is broken this morning.

Vehicle fire on the M40 between Thame and Watlington

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A VEHICLE caught fire on the M40 in Oxfordshire earlier this morning.

Plans approved

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A proposed link between Oxfordshire County Council and Hampshire County Council has taken a step forward.

£59m road projects included in budget

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council agreed yesterday to include £59m of transport improvements around the county in its capital programme.

Consultants get another £150k from NHS group

Bicester Advertiser: Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is finding the cuts

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MANAGEMENT consultants will get an extra £150,000 from taxpayers after a contract was extended to help the NHS find savings.

Foodbank gets help to give families a happy Easter

Bicester Advertiser: Handing over Easter eggs to the Bicester Foodbank are, from left, Katy Wintour and Claire Randall from Plus One Personnel in Bicester, with Janet Ray, foodbank project manager and Ann Beveridge a foodbank volunteer accepting the donation

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FAMILIES in Bicester facing tough financial times will get an Easter treat thanks to local firms.

Update: Woman inside store injured when car crashes into Co-Op

Bicester Advertiser: Woman hurt after car crashes into Co-Op in Bicester

12:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN has been injured after a Fiat Punto crashed into a Bicester Co-op this morning.

Back from the dead now Tamiflu victim is expecting a baby

Bicester Advertiser: Four- and-a-half years ago Samantha Goddard was fighting for her life after suffering an allergic reaction to Tamiflu. Now she is six months’ pregnant   Picture: Mark Hemsworth

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN who almost died after wrongly being prescribed swine flu drug Tamiflu is now expecting her first baby.

Problems with ticket machines and train departure information this morning

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TRAIN ticketing machine and departure board information glitches are causing problems for rail travellers this morning.

£59m ‘City Deal’ transport cash set for decision today

Bicester Advertiser: Bob Price.

7:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

LEADING county councillors will decide today whether to go ahead with £59m of transport improvements around Oxfordshire.

Nick Clegg favours garden cities ‘with consent’ in Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg

7:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A GARDEN city will not be imposed on Oxfordshire, the Government announced yesterday as it set out its prospectus for new settlements of 15,000 homes.

Floods costs revealed

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

County councillors will today be updated on grant funding for the costs of the recent flooding.

County could move jobs to Hampshire council

Bicester Advertiser: oxford city council logo

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council is looking at moving some of its back office education and customer services jobs over to its Hampshire counterparts to save money.

New trains on order for Chiltern services

Bicester Advertiser: A Class 68 locomotive at builder Vossloh's factory in Valencia, Spain

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILTERN Railways has agreed a deal to lease six new 100mph diesel locomotives for services linking Bicester and Banbury with London and Birmingham.

Plea for yellow lines to tackle parking hassle

Bicester Advertiser: Councillor Les Sibley

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

RESIDENTS say double yellow lines are the only way to resolve dangerous parking issues in their street in Bicester.

The Scales of Justice

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates' courts.

Diving club chief had sex with 15-year-old girl

Bicester Advertiser: Steven Allport

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

THE former chairman of a Bicester diving club has been jailed for two years for having sex with a 15-year-old girl the day before she turned 16.

Councils aiming to reduce numbers of vacant homes

Bicester Advertiser: Debbie Hollingsworth

9:00am Monday 14th April 2014

MORE than 5,600 homes have been sitting empty in Oxfordshire – more than enough to clear the city’s housing waiting list in one fell swoop.

Amelia wins Miss Oxfordshire again

Bicester Advertiser: On parade, from left, Shirin Olivia, who won the popularity award, Amelia Watt, who won the charity award and the title, and runners-up Hannah Everett and Lucy Treadwell

7:30am Monday 14th April 2014

SAY HELLO to the new Miss Oxfordshire. Amelia Watt was crowned at Witney Lakes on Friday night for a second time after a year-long break.

A great day for human race as runners find charity feet

Bicester Advertiser: Runners close in on the finish line as they pass Buckingham Palace in yesterday’s London Marathon

6:30am Monday 14th April 2014

THEY may not have crossed the finish line with Olympian Mo Farah but each Oxfordshire runner deserved their London Marathon medal.









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