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.

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.

The Scales of Justice

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates' courts.

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.

Police appeal for information about missing man

Bicester Advertiser: Basil Pratley

5:19pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A pensioner went out on a visit to a garden centre and did not return home, according to police.

From cattle to pillow fights, our cameramen focused on it all

Bicester Advertiser: The lone brown cow at Step Farm in Faringdon

6:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

PICTURE Editor Leah McLaren casts her eye over the past week's news through some of the images that have appeared in the Oxford Mail.

Zooming in on all of our county's 310 villages

Bicester Advertiser: Roger's beautifully atmospheric picture of Westwell

5:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Retirement hobbies often include golfing, bowls, or holidays, but when chartered surveyor Roger Sweet gave up work 10 years ago, he set about a different task as Katriona Ormiston discovered

Two new cars for Banbury and Bicester College students to learn their skills

Bicester Advertiser: Principal Rose Turner receiving the keys to the new cars from Mark Lucas of Hyundai UK

1:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BANBURY and Bicester College has received two new Hyundai cars for the college’s £2m motor vehicle centre.

Last chance to see Guys and Dolls in a real family show

Bicester Advertiser: Hugh and Angus Nicolson, front, with brother Will and sister Izzy are all involved in the musical. Picture OX66465 Antony Moore

1:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Musical Youth Company of Oxford’s latest production has been a real family affair with twins Hugh and Angus Nicolson, younger brother Will and even their big sister Izzy on stage.

Health fears as one in 20 deaths linked to emissions

Bicester Advertiser: Smog hangs over Oxford last month

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

ONE in 20 deaths in Oxfordshire is linked to air pollution, new Government figures have claimed.

Miss Oxfordshire contestant sacked over her topless selfie in aid of charity

Bicester Advertiser: Georgia Eden’s topless picture, posted on social media site Twitter in support of breast cancer awareness

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

MISS Oxfordshire organisers kicked model Georgia Eden out of last night’s competition after discovering she posted this topless ‘selfie’ picture she put online to promote the fight against breast cancer.

Police chief to the rescue at crash on A34

Bicester Advertiser: Francis Habgood

7:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

THAMES Valley Police Deputy Chief Constable helped victims of a crash on his way to work yesterday.

Outgoing boss of mental health charity Restore is praised

Bicester Advertiser: Benedict Leigh is leaving Restore

6:40am Saturday 12th April 2014

THE chief executive of a county mental health charity is to step down after 12 years.

Ready for the London Marathon after punishing training

Bicester Advertiser: Beth Reeves

10:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

IN just two days, nearly 40,000 people will pound the streets of the capital for the 2014 London Marathon. Alex Wynick talks to people from Oxfordshire who are set to take part – and raise as much money as they can for their chosen good causes

Keeping tabs on the county's con artists

Bicester Advertiser: Pc Andy Neal with one of the occupants of a van stopped on the A361 at Chipping Norton. The van was found to be overloaded with gravel, and the driver received a warning

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Crime reporter Ben Wilkinson joined Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards for Operation Rogue Trader, a nationwide doorstep crime crackdown

Crash on M40 causes delays

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

3:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

A three-car traffic collision has been causing delays on the M40 northbound between junctions nine and 10.

Top police chief lends a hand at crash scene

Bicester Advertiser: Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood.

10:35am Friday 11th April 2014

A SENIOR police officer helped victims of a crash on an Oxfordshire road this morning.

Bishop John, Bishop of Oxford, is retiring

Bicester Advertiser: Bishop John Pritchard

10:23am Friday 11th April 2014

The Bishop of Oxford is going to retire later this year, after holding the post for more than seven years.

Woman in her 80s taken to hospital after crash on the A41

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

9:49am Friday 11th April 2014

A WOMAN in her 80s has been taken to hospital after she was involved in a crash on the A41 this morning.

Air pollution responsible for 276 deaths in Oxfordshire: Government report

8:08am Friday 11th April 2014

ONE in 20 deaths in Oxfordshire has been linked to air pollution, according to new Government figures.

Update sat navs to include crash spot

Bicester Advertiser: Skoda Citigo sat nav

7:30am Friday 11th April 2014

OWNERS of older sat navs are being advised to update their software to include an accident blackspot roundabout in Bicester.

Drug 'waste of money'

Bicester Advertiser: university of oxford logo

7:20am Friday 11th April 2014

A study by an Oxford-based firm has claimed the Tamiflu drug given to thousands of people did not work any better than paracetamol.

County council awaits verdict on EU grants

Bicester Advertiser: Ian Hudspeth

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is due to find out this month how much EU money it will get.

Chefs' show pulls in hearty TV audience

Bicester Advertiser: Emily Watkins

5:10pm Thursday 10th April 2014

The first episode of the BBC’s new series of Great British Menu achieved viewing figures of 1.44 million, according to the BBC.

Funding for schools a formula for unrest

Bicester Advertiser: Sue Croft with Zainab Azam, 16, in a science lesson in the new block

5:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Education reporter SOPHIE SCOTT looks at the issue of school funding and how changes are affecting Oxfordshire classrooms

Marathon runners go the distance for some special causes

Bicester Advertiser: Nicole Rahimi, left, and Sarah Hewitt

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Meet seven fired-up Oxfordshire runners ready to hit the capital’s streets in Sunday's London Marathon

The Scales of Justice

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice: Recent convictions at Oxfordshire's magistrates' courts

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford Magistrates' Court.

Butterfly numbers fluttering upwards, survey reveals

Bicester Advertiser: Sightings of the small tortoiseshell were up 60 per cent

8:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

THEY’RE a welcome sign that summer is on the way.

Super-fast broadband

Bicester Advertiser: Council facing £2 million bill for IT improvements

8:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

New homes at Heyford Park will be fitted with super-fast broadband.

Anti-HS2 group seeks wider compensation

Bicester Advertiser: The cost of the HS2 high speed railway line, linking London, Birmingham and the North, could spiral from current estimates of £42.6bn to more than £80bn, opponents of the link, which cuts across north east Oxfordshire, have claimed

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

High speed rail opponents in North Oxfordshire say the Government’s offer of compensation does not go far enough.

Teen burglar is jailed after admitting Bicester break-ins

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

A TEENAGE burglar who took part in nine break-ins where property worth £20,000 was stolen has been jailed.

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