Hundreds take part in "world's most colourful 5km" run + VIDEO

Bicester Advertiser:

11:41am Saturday 25th October 2014

HUNDREDS have taken part in this year's Run or Dye event at Cornbury Park, Charlbury. 

Watch out for a lie-in

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Curator of decorative arts at the Ashmolean, Matthew Winterbottom, pictured, brings out a reminder to turn your clocks back tomorrow. He said the Polish coach watch, made in 1770, “would have been hanging in a carriage for when people were travelling around”. He added: I like the size and clarity of it, it’s made to be read. There is beauty in its simplicity.”

Trapped woman freed following road crash

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:50am Saturday 25th October 2014

A woman was trapped in a vehicle after a collision between a car and a minibus yesterday.

Firefighters set to strike for four days

Bicester Advertiser: Fire engine Oxfordshire

12:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Firefighters will go on strike next week for four days as part of national industrial action.

Off and running for entry to our OX5 extravaganza

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE starting gun has been fired for next year’s Oxford Mail OX5 Run as places open for runners in the fundraising extravaganza.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Friday

Bicester Advertiser: traffic jam

6:57am Friday 24th October 2014

Bringing you the latest travel news from across the county

Sailors battle for regatta honours

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

OXFORD sailors did battle on the high seas of Farmoor Reservoir in the Oxford Sailability regatta.

Doctors’ leader questions £55 dementia diagnosis award

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DOCTORS’ leader has criticised new plans to award extra cash to GP surgeries for diagnosing dementia patients.

Oxfordshire GCSE results improve despite Government-imposed changes

Bicester Advertiser: Sue Croft, the principal of Oxford Spires Academy

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S GCSE pupils have surged ahead of national averages despite concerns that Government changes would impair exam results.

Birthday girl gives a unique gift of her own

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

a CARING teenager had an unusual way of marking her birthday yesterday.

Eight county churches are added to ‘at risk’ register

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

EIGHT historic county churches in danger of being damaged beyond repair have been added to English Heritage’s ‘at risk’ register.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Bicester Advertiser: traffic jam

7:23am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Thursday

Oxfordshire bid for record Poppy Appeal total to mark centenary of start of First World War

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PEOPLE in Oxfordshire are being urged to help break the £500,000 barrier for the first time as this year’s Poppy Appeal is launched today.

Spreading word about an inspirational Finmere artist who paints using his mouth

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WHEN Keith Jansz broke his neck in a car crash in June 1995, just weeks after running the London Marathon, he was told he would never walk again.

More Oxfordshire churches ‘at risk’ says heritage group

Bicester Advertiser: DISTINCTIVE: The English Heritage flag will be flown most of the time

8:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Eight Oxfordshire churches have been added to English Heritage’s Heritage at Risk register.

‘Yes’ to plan for 24,000 more homes in Cherwell District Council area

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE could be 24,445 new homes built across the Cherwell District Council area after councillors voted to approve modifications to the local plan.

Oxfordshire finds cash to meet cost of free school lunches

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CASH to balance the books on bringing in free school meals for all primary school pupils has been secured.

High praise for Oxfordshire's fire and rescue service

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S fire service has been praised following an independent peer review.

First Days At School: Buy a souvenir of your little one's start to primary

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THIS month in your Oxford Mail has been our annual First Days of School supplements, pictorial souvenirs of reception classes at dozens of primary schools across the county.

Man taken to hospital after four vehicles crash on A34 slip road

Bicester Advertiser: A34 traffic alert

3:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a four-vehicle collision north of Oxford this morning.

Series of crashes around county adds to rush-hour queues

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Drivers were delayed by a series of accidents around the county yesterday morning.

Ambulance delays at county hospitals 'not acceptable'

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 100 patients had to wait over an hour in ambulances outside Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital last year, figures obtained by the Oxford Mail show.

Bicester Community College hosts charity worker banned at school

Bicester Advertiser: Bicester Community College

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE director of a Sierra Leone charity banned from visiting a Stockport school amid fears about the Ebola virus is to give a talk at Bicester Community College tomorrow.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Wednesday

Bicester Advertiser:

6:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

County's sex education isn't effective, say young people

Bicester Advertiser: Melinda Tilley

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PUPILS have told school bosses that sex education in Oxfordshire is “not effective”.

Kidlington-based disabled rider rallies support for velodrome in city

Bicester Advertiser:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SINCE suffering a severe brain injury in March 2006, Kidlington man Simon Head has been battling to get back on his bike.

Four-vehicle collision in Bletchingdon Road, Islip

Bicester Advertiser:

8:58am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FOUR-VEHICLE collision has blocked Bletchingdon Road, Islip. 

Oxfordshire braced for severe winds caused by aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Bicester Advertiser:

8:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS in Oxfordshire are being warned to watch out for severe winds caused by the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Ebola volunteer ‘doing well’ with vaccine shot

Bicester Advertiser: Lynda Atkins

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first woman to be given a potential Ebola vaccine in an Oxford trial is said to be doing well.

Colourful cabs driving home the importance of free NHS testing for over-40s

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH leaders hope colourful cabs will help reverse a fall in the rate of people having free NHS check-ups.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Tuesday

Bicester Advertiser:

6:57am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

Golf club attack images released

Bicester Advertiser:

6:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

POLICE in Bicester have released CCTV images of five men they want to speak to about an attack on a man with a golf club.

County council revises budget cuts to lessen burden on services for homeless

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CUTS to help for homeless people are to be changed after concerns were raised about their impact.

Parents reminded they have until end of October to make secondary school applications

Bicester Advertiser: Melinda Tilley

5:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARENTS with children starting secondary school next September have been reminded to apply online with their preferred schools before the end of the month.

Apprentice-style bake off at Blenheim Palace helps Oxford food bank

Bicester Advertiser:

10:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BICESTER-based food supply company held an Apprentice-style contest to help an Oxford food bank.

Simple online test gives people a vital warning of bone fracturing disease osteoporosis

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A SENIOR medic wants 1,000 over-50s in Oxfordshire to take a simple online test to see if they are at risk of a common bone disease.

Police stay tight-lipped over use of terror laws to snoop on journalists

Bicester Advertiser: police officer rear

4:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

SENIOR Thames Valley Police chiefs are refusing to say whether they know if their officers have been using an anti-terrorism law to discover journalists’ secret sources.

Severe weather warning for Oxfordshire following Hurricane Gonzalo

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

2:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

SEVERE weather warnings are in place for Oxford tomorrow.

Lanes closed after bus and truck crash on A361

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

1:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BUS and a truck collided between Chipping Norton and Shipton-under-Wychwood this morning.

Funny farce sparks call for drama lovers

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

DRAMA enthusiasts in Bicester are preparing for the Bicester Drama Society’s autumn play.

Radiographers take strike action as part of pay dispute

Bicester Advertiser: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

9:30am Monday 20th October 2014

RADIOGRAPHERS at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital will walk out today in the latest round of industrial action over pay.

County is braced for battering by winds tomorrow in wake of Hurricane Gonzalo

Bicester Advertiser: storm clouds coming over Norton for consideration in the press Picture of the Week feature.Best wishes,Nick Fletcher (9045746)

9:10am Monday 20th October 2014

STRONG winds could hit Oxfordshire tomorrow, as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo reach the UK.

Live Travel: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads on Monday

Bicester Advertiser:

7:31am Monday 20th October 2014

A blog covering the roads this morning - let us know if you spot a jam

Drop in to meet police at Bicester

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Residents can meet police to discuss concerns at two drop-in sessions on Wednesday, November 5.

Ambulance watchdog needs county member

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Nominations are being sought for an Oxfordshire member of a body which oversees the county’s ambulance service.

Taking the sugar out of diet is film’s sweet plan for Oxfordshire residents' health

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Monday 20th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Rose Hill have taken to the silver screen to encourage families across Oxfordshire to make healthier food choices.

Network Bicester makes second attempt for planning permission to create business site

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS for a new multi-million-pound business site on the edge of a Bicester housing estate have been re-submitted to Cherwell District Council.

Rising social care demands following child exploitation cases lead to council cash warning

Bicester Advertiser: Ian Hudspeth

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

RISING demand in social care will make it even harder for the county council to balance the books next year, its leader has warned Ian Hudspeth revealed there was an overspend on adult and children’s social care this year.

Council and NHS leaders defend use of office space by county unions

Bicester Advertiser: WAR ON WASTE: Jonathan Isaby

7:29pm Sunday 19th October 2014

COUNCIL and NHS leaders have defended allowing their buildings to be used by unions after concerns that this goes against official guidance.

The week's best pictures: from ballroom to barrels, our snappers are on a roll

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Saturday 18th October 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


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