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Stylish crowd turns up for opening of a pop-up shop

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A STAR-studded line-up has attended the launch of a pop-up menswear boutique at Bicester Village.

Breaking news Police force will not lose 400 officers says chief constable despite police and crime commissioner claim

Bicester Advertiser: Sara Thornton

12:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police has said the force is not set to lost 400 officers despite claims made by Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld at the weekend.

Huge barn fire in Bicester

Bicester Advertiser:

8:14am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A huge barn fire has been burning in Bucknell Road, Bicester.

Breaking news UPDATE: Delays on rail services between Oxford and London after two killed by train in "suspicious incident"

Bicester Advertiser: British Transport police badge

9:55am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

There are delays on rail services to London after a two people were killed when they were hit by a train in Slough.

Phones 4U employees to discover job fate today

Bicester Advertiser:

10:55am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Employees at four Oxfordshire Phones4U outlets can expect to find out if they have lost their jobs this afternoon.

Funding for an extra 9,400 hours of home care at risk

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ELDERLY people getting home care could miss out on an extra 9,400 hours of support a week if the county does not meet Government targets.

Search goes on for wartime bombs

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE continued their search yesterday at the house in Bicester where a haul of wartime explosives and munitions were discovered.

I was only comforting woman says defendant

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A COUNCIL team leader has told jurors he was being Christian when he touched a woman’s leg and tried to kiss her in her bedroom.

Biker seriously injured

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A biker has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash.

Police and crime commissioner’s £6,700 expenses

Bicester Advertiser:

6:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld claimed £6,734 in expenses in the last financial year.

Carers are lauded as an ‘inspiration’

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MORE people who care for friends and relatives were found in Oxfordshire than anywhere else in the UK during a carers’ awareness week.

Hospital authority paid thousands in defence costs

Bicester Advertiser: oxford university trust hospitals logo

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MISTAKES and legal blunders cost the county’s hospital authority £13.9m in compensation and legal fees last year, new figures show.

Strike up a note to spur on city’s half marathon runners

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MUSICIANS from across Oxfordshire have been invited to drum up support for charity and motivate almost 7,000 runners for the Oxford Half Marathon.

The Scales of Justice – 19 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

19 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Delays after motorcycle accident

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

10:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

MOTORISTS were faced with traffic delays in both directions of the A421 westbound after an earlier motorcycle accident.

Consultation backs cut to some hospital transport in Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: COMMITTED: John Radcliffe Hospital

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANS to axe free hospital transport for some patients have been supported by most people who responded to a consultation on the proposals.

M40 queues stretch to Watlington after crash

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:32am Monday 22nd September 2014

QUEUES on the M40 are said to be stretching back to Watlington after a crash on the southbound carriageway. 

Man in burglary case

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court charged with burgling a home and then stealing a BMW from the driveway.

Court date for pair in £14.6k rings theft from a Bicester Village store

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A man and woman will appear at Oxford Crown Court next month charged in connection with the theft of three rings worth a total of £14,600 from a Bicester Village store.

Bikers to raise memorial funds at Ride to the Wall event

Bicester Advertiser: The DLI honoured at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire

6:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

Hundreds of motorbike riders will embark on a “pilgrimage” of more than 70 miles to raise money for an Armed Forces charity next month.

Campaigners urge homeowners to apply for HS2 compensation

Bicester Advertiser: There has been a lot of opposition around the country to HS2

5:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

A group against the London to Oxford high-speed rail link project (HS2) has urged people living nearby to put in for compensation.

Car collides with M40 central reservation

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

2:37pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A CAR collided with the central reservation of a motorway today. 

PICTURE SPECIAL: Owzat for a tree-mendous week of photographic delights?

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Saturday 20th 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

Devoting their lives to caring for the elderly

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

TRUDY Meardon knows a lot about the importance of providing good, personal care.

Google wipes search results for 20 people's convictions after just one person's 'Right To Be Forgotten' request

Bicester Advertiser:

8:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE convictions of 20 people have been wiped from Google search results because of a single complaint in the latest controversy caused by a controversial European privacy ruling.

Heavy rain warning

Bicester Advertiser: May Thunderstorm

8:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for rain is in place across the county this morning.

Search for more explosives is continuing

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A HOUSE in Bicester which was raided by police looking for explosives on Thursday is still being searched by officers.

12,000 visitors put Thame Show back on county map

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

AFTER engines revved up, Thame Show organisers hope they have turned a corner by restoring the festival to its traditional September date.

Meet the top mums who do the business

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Oxford Mail is supporting your chance to choose the county’s top business mothers at Oxfordshire’s inaugral NatWest Venus Awards. ALEX WYNICK meets some of the finalists

Heavy traffic after crash on A34 and congestion in city centre

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

4:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays on the A34 this afternoon (Friday) after a two-car collision.

More heavy rain forecast for Oxfordshire on Saturday

Bicester Advertiser: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

3:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across Oxfordshire tomorrow morning.

UPDATE: Normal service resumes after train delays due to bad weather and signalling problems

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

8:12am Friday 19th September 2014

FIRST Great Western train services have been hit by cancellations and delays after bad weather and technical faults this morning.

Bombs found inside house

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A STREET was evacuated after a stash of First and Second World War explosives were discovered at a house in Bicester yesterday.

Burglars take laptop

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

JEWELLERY, a laptop computer and a camera were stolen in a burglary at a house in Bicester on Tuesday.

Raids linked to thefts of munitions from conflict sites

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

IT is believed the unexploded ordnance discovered in Bicester yesterday and Hertfordshire on Wednesday may have been stolen from heritage sites such as battlefields in the UK and abroad.

Experts to investigate eco-town rubbish bid

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

Specialist consultants have been appointed to investigate whether the new eco-town can be heated by burning rubbish.

Man arrested after Bicester explosives discovery released on bail

Bicester Advertiser:

8:25am Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN arrested following the discovery of a stash of First and Second World War explosives in Bicester yesterday has been released on police bail until November 11.

Vote means county leader must write cuts letter to PM

Bicester Advertiser: Ian Hudspeth

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE leader of Oxfordshire County Council will be writing to the Prime Minister to express concern about funding cuts to local government after his coalition split for the first time.

Yellow weather warning for rain and possible thunderstorms in Oxfordshire today

Bicester Advertiser: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

7:59am Friday 19th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for rain has been issued for Oxfordshire today.

Salmond concedes defeat as Scotland votes against independence

Bicester Advertiser: INDEPENDENCE VOTE: The Flags of  St George, the flag of Scotland and the Great Britain flag fly high in North Northumberland not far from the Scotish Boarders.

7:12am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond conceded defeat in his fight for Scottish independence, after Scots voted by a margin of around 55%-45% to stay part of the United Kingdom.

Northern Gateway ‘will increase traffic by half’

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

MORNING traffic on a main route into the city could increase by almost half if a major development in North Oxford goes ahead, it has been claimed.

It’s no mystery why county is a star for film companies

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

STARS graced Oxfordshire with their presence this week when film crews descended on the county.

Children’s author’s triple tonic

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Friday 19th September 2014

AN author from Bicester has published the third book in his children’s series.

Live Blog: War weapons discovered in Bicester

Bicester Advertiser:

1:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Live blog with updates on the explosives incident in Buckingham Crescent, Bicester

Update: Police say Bicester explosives may have been plundered from protected sites

Bicester Advertiser:

11:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

WAR munitions discovered this morning at a home in Bicester may have come from illegal metal detecting at heritage sites.

'Keep both Bicester hospitals open for now'

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A CALL has been made to keep Bicester Community Hospital open when its replacement is completed because of concerns about winter pressure on bed spaces.

Memorial planned for town’s first ‘Madam Mayor’

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BICESTER’S first woman town mayor – re-elected to the post a further two times – and councillor of more than 20 years has died aged 92.

Electronics shop site will become an estate agency

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN estate agents is to open in the former Bicester home of an electronics shop that closed after 95 years in the town in July.

VOTE: What does Oxfordshire think about Scottish independence?

Bicester Advertiser: Which way will Scotland vote?

9:16am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Scotland will vote on splitting from the United Kingdom on Thursday but we want to know what you think. Vote here 

‘We cannot vote but we do have our own views on Scottish independence'

Bicester Advertiser:

11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

As Scotland goes to the polls today to decide whether to remain part of the UK, DAMIAN FANTATO talks to Scots living in Oxfordshire to find out their views, and looks at the independence issue


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