Choking death of former U’s fan ‘accident’

Bicester Advertiser:

11:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE death of a D-Day veteran and Oxford United fan who died after choking on food in a care home was yesterday ruled an accident.

Headteachers criticise new policy of ‘half-time results’

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL headteachers refused to release their official results yesterday, criticising new Government policy.

Juggling exams with glory on the national stage

Bicester Advertiser:

8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OLYMPIC swimmers, athletes and even a Britain’s Got Talent contestant aced their exams.

Independent schools celebrate as they chalk up perfect pass rates

Bicester Advertiser: Dr Tim Hands

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S independent schools celebrated another year of success in their GCSE results.

Change hits county GCSE statistics

Bicester Advertiser: Melinda Tilley

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council said last night it cannot yet tell how many pupils are achieving the national target because of disparities in how results are being reported.

Classy pupils prove they're stars all round

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

TEACHERS across the county spoke of their pride as students opened some record-breaking GCSE results.

2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results school by school

Bicester Advertiser: It's A-Level day

12:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Full GCSE results for Oxfordshire schools for 2014

Live Blog: The 2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results live, with updates, tweets, audio and pictures

Bicester Advertiser: It's A-Level day

12:56pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Follow our coverage of this year's GCSE results, with updates, pictures and tweets

Banking on success for bridal business

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NOT being able to find a dress for her wedding prompted Madelaine Orlando to open a bridal boutique of her own.

Oxfordshire celebrates a bumper summer for music festivals

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Helen Wright looks at how Oxfordshire’s music festivals keep the punters coming in and remain viable in the face of growing competition

We're looking for your photos: Some snapshots of ‘home’

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PHOTOGRAPHERS from across Oxfordshire have been sending us some of their best snaps of what “home” means to them.

Two men arrested in connection with skimming device in Bicester cash machine

Bicester Advertiser:

11:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE have arrested two men who allegedly put a “skimming device” in a Bicester cash machine.

The Scales of Justice - 20 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

20 cases heard recently at Banbury magistrates' courts

Sale of defence site land for housing sealed

Bicester Advertiser: Surplus MoD land in Bicester

7:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

LAND for a self-build housing site in Bicester has been bought from the Ministry of Defence.

Chocolate thief ordered to pay £66 compensation

Bicester Advertiser: John Hamer pleaded guilty to 21 charges at Hereford Magistrates Court.

7:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN must pay more than £60 in compensation after stealing two chocolate bars.

Three people taken to hospital after multiple car crash

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

A THREE-car crash on the A40 left a man needing hospital treatment for serious leg injuries.

Unexploded shells discovered in scrapyard

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

UNEXPLODED shells, thought to be from the Second World War, were detonated yesterday after being unearthed in a scrapyard.

Vale the seventh best place to live

Bicester Advertiser: vale of white horse logo

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

VALE of White Horse has been ranked the seventh best place to live in a national poll.

Between £300k and £500k is needed to fund free school lunch scheme

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

SCHOOLS still face a shortfall of at least £300,000 to pay for free school lunches less than two weeks before the start of term.

Defibrillator need gets to heart of the matter

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THEY can be the difference between life and death, but about 200 more defibrillators are needed in Oxfordshire. The Oxford Mail is backing a senior ambulance manager’s campaign for more of the devices to be installed by rural communities

Man trapped in vehicle after four-car crash on A40

Bicester Advertiser:

1:53pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A DRIVER has suffered serious leg injuries after a head-on crash that has closed the A40.

Vale of White Horse seventh best place to live in the country, says poll

Bicester Advertiser: vale of white horse logo

1:28pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

VALE of White Horse has been ranked the seventh best place to live in a national poll.

Bomb alert in Bicester

Bicester Advertiser:

12:38pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ARMY officers are detonating several explosive Second World War shells found at a scrapyard in Bicester.

UPDATE: All train lines now reopen after major delays this morning

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:54am Wednesday 20th August 2014

FIRST Great Western said lines have reopened after a broken down train caused major delays this morning for commuters.

Get set for yet another rail price rise

Bicester Advertiser: A scene from a crowded commuter train

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TRAIN fares across Oxfordshire will soon cost passengers up to 20 per cent more than they did five years ago.

Inquest into death

Bicester Advertiser: The coffin of D-Day veteran and lifelong Oxford United fan, George Bateman is carried into the chapel at Headington Cemetery, Oxford

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

An inquest into the death of Oxford United stalwart George Bateman will take place tomorrow.

‘Exam changes likely to affect schools’ GCSEs’

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

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HEADTEACHER has warned that GCSE results across Oxfordshire are likely to be more varied than usual, after examination rules were changed.

House prices rise to 15 times an average wage

Bicester Advertiser: Jasmine Garth, in Sutton-on-Derwent, a semi-detached house with gardens and a garage.

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

RUNAWAY house prices in the south of the county are 15 times the average wage, making it one of the least affordable spots in the UK.

Plans for next phase of eco-town put in

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Detailed plans for the next phase of the 6,000-home eco-town to be built on the outskirts of the town have been submitted to Cherwell District Council.

Gangs raid two supermarkets

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO supermarkets were robbed in West Oxfordshire within three hours of each other.

Troubled family scheme to now include under-5s

Bicester Advertiser: Education cabinet member Melinda Tilley

6:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TROUBLED toddlers across Oxfordshire are set to get more help as a Government scheme is expanding in the county.

Report backs reopening railway line to Cambridge

Bicester Advertiser:

8:18pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A REPORT has said there is a strong economic case for reinstating the Varsity Line between Oxford and Cambridge. The line was closed in 1967 after pressure from the Government and lack of use.

Oxfordshire commuters face rail price increase

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE commuters are set to pay more for train tickets after rail operators discovered how much they could increase rail prices today.

Man accused of aiding alleged murderer Will Blencowe borrowed trainers, brother tells court

Bicester Advertiser:

1:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE brother of a man accused of aiding alleged murderer Will Blencowe has described handing over his trainers on the night Connor Tremble was killed.

Skye’s the limit as loom band appeal heads for stratosphere

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALL across Oxfordshire, groups of children are working to fulfil Skye Hall’s dying wish to make the world’s longest loom band.

Strangers step in to make special day go ahead

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WEDDING couple relying on the generosity of strangers to hold their wedding are getting closer to being able to set a date for their big day.

Victoria makes a spectacle of herself

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD from Bicester is through to the final of the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award.

Food bank delivers to homes as search for a base goes on

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FOOD bank is now making home deliveries while it looks for a permanent location.

Two kept in hospital after car river crash

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MOTHER and daughter were still in hospital last night after their car plunged into the River Cherwell on Sunday.

Plan for stable may mean a footpath is diverted

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FOOTPATH south of Piddington, near Bicester, could be diverted to allow the owner of Chilling Place Farm to build new stables.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Bicester Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Schools are ‘revolutionising energy’

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SCHOOLS across Oxfordshire are getting ready to be switched on to green energy after getting solar panels installed over the summer holidays.

Convicted paedophile caught with 200 indecent images of children

Bicester Advertiser:

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A PAEDOPHILE was caught with indecent images of children after he asked a police officer to help him set up his web cam.

The Scales of Justice – 21 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

21 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Fire crews called to four incidents during strike

Bicester Advertiser: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to four incidents during strike action on Friday and Saturday over pension reforms.

Defibrillators helping to save lives

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 18th August 2014

MORE than 20 life- saving defibrillators are to be installed around the county thanks to a surge in interest from an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

Headway needs help

Bicester Advertiser: The start of today's Oxford Half Marathon

8:40am Monday 18th August 2014

A charity supporting residents affected by acquired brain injury wants runners to fundraise for them.

Football day kicks off in memory of manager

Bicester Advertiser: Derek Measor

7:40am Monday 18th August 2014

Four football teams took part in a tournament on Saturday in memory of popular football manager Derek Measor.

Police officers pass fitness test

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Monday 18th August 2014

THAMES Valley Police officers scored a 97 per cent pass rate in a new national fitness test.

The week's best pictures . . . a freak hail storm, improvised witches and howzat

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Photographer Ed Nix takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade








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