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.

Festive rubbish award for council

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

5:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CHRISTMAS recycling campaign run by Cherwell District Council won an award for the Best Information Technology and Communication Initiative at the annual Association of Public Service Excellence awards.

£37.5m health cash set to be signed off

Bicester Advertiser:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

SENIOR health officials are being asked to sign off a submission for £37.5m of funding from NHS England this week.

Inaccurate breast cancer tests probe ongoing

Bicester Advertiser: Breast cancer charities are encouraging more women to go for screening

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

INVESTIGATIONS into why 30 women had to be recalled over fears about inaccurate breast cancer tests are ongoing, the Oxford University Hospitals Trust said.

Cherry farms miss out on record crops

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

FARMERS around the country are boasting record cherry sales this year, but the fortunes of those in Oxfordshire have blossomed less well.

The Scales of Justice – 20 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

20 cases heard recently at Oxford Magistrates’ Court

Cost concerns over landmark 'liberties' case

Bicester Advertiser:

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A LANDMARK court case is set to cost Oxfordshire’s social care service thousands of pounds because of changes to how councils protect people in care.

Report’s council verdict

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

There are “no concerns” about changes to Oxfordshire County Council’s governance structure, a report says.

'I fear we'll never get justice' says father of dead toddler Sarah Dahane

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE dad of a toddler whose mother is wanted on suspicion of murder after the child was found dead fears justice will never be done.

UPDATE: Heavy traffic across Oxfordshire causing queues

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

8:24am Monday 15th September 2014

There is heavy traffic this morning on the A34 northbound between Abingdon North and the Hinksey Hill Interchange.

Striding and riding to aid county's historic churches

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Monday 15th September 2014

CYCLISTS took to Oxfordshire’s countryside over the weekend to tour of some of its finest churches while also raising money to help maintain historic churches across Oxfordshire.

‘Poor management’s driving special constables to resign’

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

A FORMER volunteer police officer has claimed “poor management” has led to more than 100 special constables leaving in the past two years.

Capital rail link consultation is open for views

Bicester Advertiser: The new look Chiltern Railways train

5:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CONSULTATION on a proposed new timetable between Oxford and London Marylebone has been launched.

Half marathon runner aims to raise awareness

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FOR Claire Court and her fellow runners on Team Thomas, this year’s Oxford Half Marathon isn’t about achieving a personal best time or realising a life-long ambition.

Police and Crime Commissioner 'concerned for future' as new budget cuts set to take effect

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

IN November, the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will have been in the new job for two years. Crime reporter Ben Wilkinson spoke to Anthony Stansfeld about the job, the threat of further funding cuts and the future for Thames Valley Police

From an heir to the throne to a lot of hot air, we capture it all

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Photographer Richard Cave takes his pick of the week's best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade.

Bishop joins Thames Path pilgrimage

Bicester Advertiser:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

FOR hundreds of years Christian pilgrims have trodden well-worn paths to holy sites from Jerusalem to Canterbury in search of a closer relationship with God.

Two charged over theft of rings worth £14,600

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Two people have been charged after three rings worth a total of £14,600 were stolen from a Bicester Village store.

It’s not too late to apply for charitable aid

Bicester Advertiser: Gannett Foundation logo  (9554835)

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

GOOD causes across the county have two extra weeks to apply for their chance to win up to £10,000.

Councils merger plan is given £400,000 funding

Bicester Advertiser: west oxfordshire district council

7:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

AN OXFORDSHIRE council’s move to merge services with three other authorities has been given £400,000 of Government funding.

Fans are out in force as the Tour of Britain pedals past + video

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

STAGE six of the Tour of Britain raced through Oxfordshire yesterday as hundreds of fans turned out to catch a glimpse of their cycling heroes.

PM's personal video to teens

Bicester Advertiser:

6:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

PRIME Minister and Witney MP David Cameron sent a personal video message to youngsters who completed their National Citizen Service in Oxfordshire.

Hospitals failing to meet targets on dementia tests

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

HOSPITALS in Oxfordshire are failing targets for screening elderly patients for dementia, potentially missing hundreds of cases every month.

Virtual trek to honour life of beloved nurse

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A WOMAN who lost her battle with cancer is being honoured after years of service within the Bicester community.

How communities keep growing and growing

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

AS developers swarm in on Woodstock looking to double the size of the town with another 1,500 homes, DAN ROBINSON looks at other towns in Oxfordshire that have grown from small beginnings to become significant population centres

Rare mirror saved after £33,000 was raised to keep it in the county

Bicester Advertiser: Bid to find UK buyer for Iron Age mirror

5:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

A RARE Iron Age artefact at risk of leaving the country has been saved after £33,000 was raised to keep it in Oxfordshire.

Tour of Britain arrives in Oxfordshire + video

Bicester Advertiser:

10:27am Friday 12th September 2014

THE TOUR of Britain will pass through South Oxfordshire today.

Six UKIP candidates

Bicester Advertiser: UKIP logo  (8023933)

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

The UK Independence Party has completed its selection of 2015 General Election candidates for all six Oxfordshire constituencies.

Battle of Britain is remembered

Bicester Advertiser: Winston Churchill

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

THE 74th anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be commemorated this weekend around Oxfordshire.

Libraries join world e-books celebrations

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

LIBRARIES across the county will be taking part in a worldwide digital reading event next week.

Are Neighbourhood Plans power to the people or a pointless talking shop?

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

CITIZEN planners across Oxfordshire are spending thousands of pounds of council money in a bid to wrestle back control of their backyards from developers. Neighbourhood Plans in theory give residents a say on how their neighbourhood develops – but now, a group in the only county town to have adopted its plan so far have rebelled against it. Pete Hughes found out what it potentially means for other areas who are halfway through the process

The Scales of Justice - 21 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

21 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates' courts

Three First Great Western services among country's 10 most overcrowded trains

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THREE of the 10 most crowded trains in the country travel through Oxfordshire, official figures have revealed.

Problems on county roads after four accidents

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

FOUR unrelated crashes in Oxfordshire caused problems on roads across the county.

Fire crews put out field blaze

Bicester Advertiser: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:59am Thursday 11th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were rushed to a farm near Cropredy to put out a field blaze. 

Delays on the A44 as Blenheim Horse Trials get under way

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

8:53am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials begins today.

Reborn Oxford pub celebrates its place in Camra Good Pub Guide + full county map of the best ale houses

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

ST ALDATE’S Tavern in Oxford is celebrating after today making it into the “pub bible” – CAMRA’s 42nd annual Good Beer Guide.

Up and away in a beautiful balloon

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THERE are many ways to learn about hot air balloons, but few are better than riding in one yourself.

Farmers asked for views on improving livestock inspections

Bicester Advertiser: Two cows were rescued from rivers in Herefordshire over the weekend.

5:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

LIVESTOCK farmers in Oxfordshire are being invited to give their views on ways to cut red tape and streamline farm inspections, at a workshop event next month.

Being mindful of how depression could kill

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE apparent suicide of actor Robin Williams has brought mental health into the spotlight. About 6,000 people in the UK will take their own lives this year. Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, ALEX WYNICK reports on what can be done for people in Oxfordshire

Three vehicle crash on A40 near Cassington

Bicester Advertiser: A40 alert

11:21am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THREE cars have been involved in a crash on the A40, reports have said.

Two-vehicle collision on the M40 between junctions 9 and 8a

Bicester Advertiser: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

9:04am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE M40 is closed between junctions 9 and 8a southbound after a collision. 

County fighting a losing battle against road repairs with a 255-year backlog

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S worst roads will no longer be given priority when it comes to repairs as the county council admits it is “managing a decline”.

One hurt in crash

Bicester Advertiser: Ambulance stock image

8:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A motorcycle and a lorry were involved in a crash yesterday.

Some children still waiting on school places

Bicester Advertiser: Oxfordshire County Council logo

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NUMBER of children in the county are without school places due to a large number of applications submitted.

Commuters save as cap on price rises is extended

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

COMMUTERS in Oxfordshire will save about £40 in January after the Government extended a cap on rail ticket rates.

'I was raped at age 14 but told nobody for 28 years' says client of new men's counselling group

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A FATHER-of-two has told of the difference a new rape counselling service specifically for men could make for victims.

Picture Special: a colourful look at weekend events

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The heat is on as schoolboy James learns firemaking

There to offer support in a dark hour of need

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

EACH day, chaplaincy and bereavement services at the county’s major NHS hospitals give spiritual guidance for people of all faiths and those of none. Health reporter OLIVER EVANS speaks to the team and how it is changing to take on new roles and meet different religions’ needs

Delays of up to 40 minutes on bus services across the county

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

9:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

STAGECOACH Oxfordshire has warned that passengers face delays of up to 40 minutes this morning.






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