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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.

Two car dealerships announce expansion with new sites

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO major motor dealers in the county are expanding with new purpose-built sites.

Scales of Justice

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

17 cases recently heard at Banbury and Oxford Magistrates Courts

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Celebrating 25 years since the return of our red kites

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TWITCHERS are preparing to celebrate 25 years since endangered red kites were introduced to the Chilterns on the Oxfordshire border in a major breeding programme.

Flasher at Bicester nature reserve

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

3:01pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man wearing a luminous pink polo top exposed himself to two women at a Bicester park.

The Scales of Justice - 23 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford Magistrates’ Court

One in 15 pupils taught in temporary classrooms

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

ONE in every 15 children in the county has been taught in a temporary classroom in the last year.

Driver hurt in crash on M40

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:40am Monday 21st July 2014

A young man was treated for head injuries after his car came off the M40 in the early hours of yesterday morning.

First Great Western trains delayed by up to an hour this morning

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAINS to Oxford and London Paddington from Worcester Shrub Hill are delayed by up to an hour because of a signalling problem this morning.

Girls say it best with giant letters to be kind

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Monday 21st July 2014

GIRLS on work experience at an arts trust made giant 3-D letters to promote random acts of kindness.

Services for deaf people leave many ‘patronised’

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

LEGAL action could be brought against healthcare providers unless services for deaf people are improved, it has been warned.

No major incidents during series of firefighters' strikes

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

6:50am Monday 21st July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S firefighters were not called to any major incidents during four strikes held over the weekend.

Striking firefighters attend one incident

Bicester Advertiser: Fire engine Oxfordshire

12:18pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS attended one incident in Oxfordshire during last night’s strike.

Man rescued after M40 crash

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

9:58am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAN was rescued from his car after it left the M40 overnight.

Retirement beckons as school term ends

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

As schoolchildren look forward to a summer of freedom, education reporter SOPHIE SCOTT speaks to teachers saying a more permanent farewell to lessons as they prepare for retirement

Picture special: From Battle Proms to charity running, life can really be a blast

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Our deputy picture editor Richard Cave takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade

Strike-hit fire service responds to three incidents

Bicester Advertiser: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to three incidents during strike action overnight.

Weather update: Mixed forecasts over thunderstorms but rain all day

Bicester Advertiser:

9:21am Saturday 19th July 2014

THERE are mixed forecasts over the likelihood of today's thunderstorms hitting parts of the county today.

Mental health patients are being sent miles out of area for treatment

Bicester Advertiser: Where will funds come from?

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

MILLIONS of pounds has been spent sending hundreds of mental health sufferers outside the area for inpatient treatment – on at least one occasion more than 500 miles away, the Oxford Mail can reveal.

Boy, 11, dies after falling off a horse

Bicester Advertiser: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

An inquest has been opened into the death of an 11-year-old boy.

Flood warnings across Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

COMMUNITIES across Oxfordshire have been warned to prepare for the risk of flooding over the weekend.

Crowdfunding campaign to back young artist

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

AN ARTIST has started a crowdfunding campaign to back her first exhibition in an Oxford arts venue.

Shaping future of area health services

Bicester Advertiser: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

7:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

HEALTH bosses are seeking people with ear, nose, throat, bladder and bowel conditions to join advisory groups to shape the future of services.

Business community rises to charity sports challenge

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

BUSINESSMEN and women swapped their suits for sports gear to take part in a fundraising challenge in Oxford.

Residents the target of cold call fraudsters

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

FRAUDSTERS have targeted Cherwell District Council residents in a cold calling council tax scam.

So who is responsible for the scourge of sewage flooding in Oxfordshire?

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

SEWERS in Oxfordshire need to be upgraded to cope with more housing, according to councillors and residents hit by overflowing sewage.

Weather: Brace yourself as the forecast still bad, with amber warning and potentially more thunder and lightning

Bicester Advertiser:

7:45pm Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is braced for more severe weather tonight after the Met Office put yellow and amber warnings in place for the South East this weekend.

Drivers face delays as weekend events start

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

5:06pm Friday 18th July 2014

DRIVERS face delays on the A34 and the M40 this afternoon, as the Game Fair in Woodstock and Truck Festival in Steventon begin this weekend.

Heavy traffic after car and lorry collide on M40

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

2:57pm Friday 18th July 2014

A CAR needed to be removed from an embankment by the M40 near Wendlebury, after it was involved in a collision.

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

Bicester Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:40am Friday 18th 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. 

Over 200 Army jobs will go as town regiment disbands

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

THE commanding officer of Bicester’s 23 Pioneer Regiment, which is being disbanded, has said 230 army staff face redundancy when they bid farewell to the town.

Sex assault figures rise

Bicester Advertiser: Sara Thornton

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

THE number of sex crimes reported to police in Oxfordshire rose by 29 per cent in the last year, nine percentage points above the national average increase.

Traffic getting heavier as CLA Game Fair starts

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

8:45am Friday 18th July 2014

TRAFFIC is building up this morning as the CLA Game Fair rolls into town.

Readers' pictures and video: Lightning storm hits Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser:

8:08am Friday 18th July 2014

FORKED lightning and rumbling thunder rolled across the Oxfordshire sky this morning as the muggy weather created a spectacular storm.

Train services disrupted

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Trains will not run between Didcot Parkway and Swindon from August 2-3 due to improvement works on the track.

Arrests unconfirmed

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Police are unable to confirm how many, if any, of the 34 suspected paedophiles arrested by Thames Valley Police over the past six months were from Oxfordshire.


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