Undercover missions to catch people who don't bag the poop

Bicester Advertiser: Alyson Clifton

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COUNCIL is sending out officers on undercover missions to catch pet owners who fail to pick up mess after their dogs.

Ferrying people up and down the Thames for over 150 years has been the business of the Salter Bros

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford author Dr Simon Wenham has written Pleasure Boating on the Thames, A History of Salter Bros 1958-Present

5:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FOR more than 155 years a family firm has been ferrying residents and tourists up and down the River Thames. Now the story of the Salter Bros boating business has been put into words by Oxford author Simon Wenham in Pleasure Boating on the Thames: A History of Salter Bros, 1858-Present Day.

Breaking news Update: Motorcyclist injured in crash on A34 involving three vehicles

Bicester Advertiser: a34 alert

9:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the A34 this morning.

Election candidate lists to be announced tomorrow

Bicester Advertiser: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Candidates standing for election across Oxfordshire this month will be announced tomorrow.

Driver admits death crash charge

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 39-year-old has admitted causing death by careless driving after a crash on the A34.

PM pays tribute to D-Day pilot's 'extraordinary bravery'

Bicester Advertiser: PM David Cameron met Leslie Valentine in 2012

6:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PRIME Minister David Cameron and Sir Tony Baldry yesterday paid tribute to D-Day pilot Leslie Valentine, who died aged 95 on Monday.

Teachers vote for strike action during exam time

Bicester Advertiser: Gawain Little

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE delegates of the National Union for Teachers voted to stage another strike during exam time if the row with the Government over pay, pensions and conditions continues.

Marching and music to mark St George's Day

Bicester Advertiser: Morris dancers

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE red cross will be flying throughout Oxfordshire tomorrow to mark St George’s Day.

Accused answers bail over Bicester armed robbery

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

8:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 22-year-old man is due to answer bail today in connection with an armed robbery at a bookmakers.

Thunderbirds creator's life is celebrated

Bicester Advertiser: Gerry Anderson

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE first annual convention celebrating the life of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson took place over the weekend.

Tribute as final light bomber pilot Leslie Valentine dies

Bicester Advertiser: Mr Valentine at 21

8:01am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN HEROIC pilot who flew just 50ft over the Normandy beaches to lay down protecting smoke for the D-Day forces died yesterday, aged 95.

Hi-tech balloon might have crashed over Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: University of Nottingham’s PhysSoc society launching the balloon on Friday

7:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A hi-tech helium balloon which was on course to take pictures of the Earth has been lost in Oxfordshire.

Warning after speed limit is cut on Middleton Stoney Road

Bicester Advertiser: Councillor Les Sibley

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A COUNCILLOR is warning people to be aware a section of a notorious road has had its speed limit dropped.

Views wanted on changes to Oxfordshire drug and alcohol services

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

People are being encouraged to have their say on Oxfordshire County Council’s plans to change its drug and alcohol treatment service.

‘Home bowel cancer test kit helped save my life,’ says Eynsham man

Bicester Advertiser: Chris Gallaher was persuaded by wife Sandy to use his bowel cancer test kit              Picture: OX66636 Antony Moore

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN Chris Gallaher received an NHS bowel cancer testing kit in the post he almost threw it away.

Sex exploitation worker to join child protection battle in Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHILD protection charity has been called in to Oxford to help fight those targeting vulnerable children for sex.

Last D-Day light bomber pilot Leslie Valentine dies

Bicester Advertiser: Mr Valentine at 21

7:39pm Monday 21st April 2014

LESLIE VALENTINE, thought to be the last surviving D-Day light bomber pilot, passed away today.

Getting up to speed with rural broadband

Bicester Advertiser: Hugo Pickering, who set up the Cotswold Broadband group in 2011

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

IN the 21st century, broadband is a utility in households as vital as gas, electricity and water. For those in cities and towns, receiving fast internet speeds is often taken for granted but in rural outposts, the “buffering” symbol is a common sight for frustrated customers. DAN ROBINSON looks at villages and hamlets’ efforts to get up to speed

Appeal to recycle Easter eggs packaging

Bicester Advertiser: Eggs Marks the Spot- Cadbury Easter Trail

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Recycling officers from Cherwell District Council have urged residents to recycle packaging from their Easter eggs.

The Scales of Justice

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxfordshire magistrates' courts

City council pins hopes on new bid for unitary status

Bicester Advertiser: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD could become an entirely self-governing city and the county council abolished if Labour wins the next General Election, the city council’s leader has said.

Coroner to rule over unearthed treasure

Bicester Advertiser: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Inquest hearings tomorrow will determine whether or not six objects unearthed in Oxfordshire can be classed as treasure.

Jousting and horse stunts draw the crowds at country fair

Bicester Advertiser: A driving team in action at the show.

7:10am Monday 21st April 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Thame for the town’s annual country fair.

Cherwell bids to divert route of HS2 works

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

IN SATURDAY’S Oxford Mail, we reported that councillors at Cherwell District Council had rejected plans to spend £14,000 opposing part of the HS2 rail link scheme.

Thames Vallley Police defends giving out 2,162 criminal cautions

Bicester Advertiser: Sir Tony Baldry

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 500 police cautions were handed out last year to criminals who had already been given formal warnings.

Ongoing roadworks around Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

The following areas have ongoing roadworks:

Easter Monday Chemists

Bicester Advertiser: A number of chemists in Warrington have late-night opening hours

8:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

CHEMISTS open on Easter Monday around the county:

A41 near Ambrosden shut after crash

Bicester Advertiser: A41 traffic alert

6:42pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A ROAD is blocked near Bicester after an accident this afternoon.

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

Bicester Advertiser: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

Bicester Advertiser: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

Bicester Advertiser: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

Prison officer assault trial date set

Bicester Advertiser: Bullingdon Prison

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

A 25-YEAR-old man who denies assaulting two prison officers will go on trial next month.

Oxfordshire crime tsar’s plan leading the way

Bicester Advertiser: Anthony Stansfeld

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has said setting his priorities has helped to bring certain crime rates down.

Relative flies out to finally pay her respects to soldier killed in the 'Forgotten War'

Bicester Advertiser: Grenville Toomey with Valerie Busby and her partner Tom Selwood. Picture: OX66649 David Fleming

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a soldier killed in the ‘Forgotten War’ will finally get to pay their respects at his grave in South Korea more than six decades after his death.

Wilderness Festival to offer more forest revelry

Bicester Advertiser: Top chef Russell Norman

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ORGANISERS of Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival have unveiled a programme of feasting and revelling for their expanded event, which they say will recapture the spirit of the raucous Wychwood Forest Fairs originally held on the site.

Eco boom town near Bicester with £1.65bn investment

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BICESTER will enjoy £1.65bn in investment by 2031, according to a new report ordered by council leaders.

Update: M40 cleared after earlier reports of collision

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

TRAFFIC on the M40 near junction eight near Milton Common has returned to normal following a reports of it slowing due to an accident.

Cafe creates space to discuss the big sleep

Bicester Advertiser: Laura Freeth, Death Cafe facilitator for OXBEL, meets and talks to people in a local cafe.  Picture: OX66632 David Fleming

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TEA and sympathy is taking on new meaning acoss the county this year as a series of ‘Death Cafes’ seek to shed light on the dark subject of death. Debbie Waite reports

Delays on First Great Western trains between Didcot and Reading

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to 15 minutes on First Great Western services.

Lane of the A41 at Bicester closed after two-vehicle collision

Bicester Advertiser: A41 traffic alert

11:14am Friday 18th April 2014

ONE lane is closed on the A41 after an accident involving two vehicles on the southbound carriageway at Bicester.

Dementia patient search service is axed after not finding enough missing people

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A PIONEERING scheme to locate missing dementia patients has been forced to close after it found only one lost OAP in 18 months.

Four break into home

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

Four people broke into a house in Danes Road on Tuesday while two children were on their own.

Ellie loses locks to support friend with cancer

Bicester Advertiser: Ellie Thompson is supported by colleagues as her head is shaved by Charles Tracoshas, of Gemini Hair, in Bicester. Pictures: OX66578 Mark Hemsworth

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

IT’S been a close shave for Ellie Thompson as she supports a friend with cancer.

Lack of bricklayers ‘may threaten housing boom’

Bicester Advertiser: Bricklayer Simon Wells says he is so busy he is having to turn work away. Picture: OX66598 Damian Halliwell

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHRONIC shortage of bricklayers and construction professionals in the county could slow down house building and push up property prices still further.

Election day decisions: are we in or are we out?

Bicester Advertiser: CRUNCH TIME AT THE SEAT OF POWER

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

This year’s elections for the European Parliament on May 22 will see voters in Oxfordshire become part of the second largest electorate in the world – trumped only by India. Damian Fantato reports

SCALES OF JUSTICE: Cases from the county law courts

Bicester Advertiser: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

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Four-year-old's delight as beloved soft toy is found after Oxford Mail appeal

Bicester Advertiser: Chloe Kinch-Jones with her beloved Mummy Bunny Picture: OX66512 Simon Williams

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BELOVED soft toy that was missing for 10 days has been returned to her very happy owner.

Council spent £42k on a special media team

Bicester Advertiser: Andrew Smith

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

SPIN doctors were hired at a cost of £42,000 to help Oxfordshire County Council handle the Oxford grooming gang scandal.

County dole claimants reach five-year low

Bicester Advertiser: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

The number of people signing on the dole in the county has fallen to just one per cent of the working population for the first time in more than five years.

Wildlife? We’re just nuts about it

Bicester Advertiser: A red squirrel

8:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

HALF of Oxfordshire residents have seen a muntjac deer in their garden, but only two per cent think they have ever had a visit from a red squirrel, pictured.








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