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.

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.

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.

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

Nearly a third of county five-year-olds have tooth decay

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ALMOST one in three Oxfordshire five-year-olds has tooth decay, new figures have revealed.

County bids for new Government grants

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

OFFICIALS are starting work on a new bid for millions in Government funding to help boost growth in Oxfordshire.

Health watchdog starts care home spot checks

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S health watchdog is to start carrying out new spot checks on care homes across the county to make sure patients are being cared for properly.

English standards up among ethnic children

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Several schools and nurseries have recently received glowing praise from Ofsted with particular emphasis on the progress made by those who speak English as an Additional Language. CALLUM KEOWN looks at how the county’s schools are dealing with multi-culturalism in the classroom

Villagers remember lives of men during First World War

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NORTH Oxfordshire villagers have really got the history bug after tracing what happened to their relatives during the Frist World War.

Delays for drivers at junction nine of the M40

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

4:37pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A broken-down car is causing delays on the M40 southbound near Bicester.

Campaign to save theatre wardrobe is gathering pace

Bicester Advertiser: In costume for the village festival in 1970

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ONLINE campaign has raised more than £1,000 to try to save the financially troubled Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe (ODW).

MP’s replacement sought

Bicester Advertiser: Sir Tony Baldry

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The executive committee of North Oxfordshire Conservatives will meet next month to decide how a candidate for the Banbury constituency will be selected.

Eco-town donation

7:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BICESTER eco-town developers A2Dominion have donated £5,000 to charity groups in the town.

County Show has something for everyone, not just farmers

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOU certainly cannot blame the organisers of the Thame Show for milking the town’s excitement.

Council lobby for increased pothole cash

Bicester Advertiser: Cllr Jean Fooks alongside a pothole at Carfax Tower in Oxford city centre, the third-worst location for compensation claims

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE county’s potholes will be brought to the Government’s attention as the council vowed to lobby for more cash.

Broken down vehicle blocks M40 slip road

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

3:57pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BROKEN down vehicle is blocking one lane of an exit slip road off the M40 southbound.

Jewellery stolen from Carterton home

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

3:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

JEWELLERY was stolen in a burglary at a house in Alvescot Road, Carterton on Saturday .

Cherwell's Rubbish Guide to Christmas is a winner

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

3:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A RUBBISH campaign launched by Cherwell District Council to increase recycling rates has been given a top award.

NHS staff crisis looms

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

bosses at the county’s main hsopitals are having to spend millions of pounds extra on agency workers due to staff shortages.

Jobs in jeopardy as phone shops are closed

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORKERS at four Oxfordshire Phones 4U outlets are waiting to discover what will happen to their jobs after the telecommunications company faced administration.

Fog warning for Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser:

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for fog has been issued for Oxfordshire this morning.

Good summer means corking vintage for our wine-makers

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S winemakers are looking forward to raising a glass to next month’s harvest after a perfect summer for growing grapes.

Thames Water complaints drop

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thames Water has reduced the number of complaints it receives by 10,300 in a year, a new report has found.

Call handlers will go hi-tech with the public

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE call handlers are set to use the latest technology to create a greater picture of members of the public getting in touch.

Coroner outlines mower tragedy

Bicester Advertiser: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN 81-year-old Parkinson’s sufferer died after a lawn mower ridden by his brother-in-law apparently pinned him to a wall and broke his back.

Volunteers will run half of county’s libraries by 2015

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS will be staffing almost half the county’s libraries by next year as controversial changes come into force.


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