Theatrical costume charity faces final curtain after 46 years

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Wanted: a new home for 7,000 costumes, accessories and props, 3,000sq m or more.

Finance member steps down from cabinet

Bicester Advertiser: County Council finance chief Arash Fatemian.

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Arash Fatemian, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for finance, has resigned from the cabinet.

Oxfordshire 'Oyster' mired in debate over technology

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN OYSTER-style travel card for Oxfordshire is being hampered by technology wrangles, it has been claimed.

Saddle up for a charity horse ride

Bicester Advertiser: WHATEVER IT TAKES: Michael Wood who has written a book after his horrific horse riding accident and is raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:50am Monday 1st September 2014

Registration is open for a charity horse ride at Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, on Friday, September 19.

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

Bicester Advertiser: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st 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. 

The week's best pictures

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Saturday 30th August 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

Trains cancelled after person hit by train

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:32pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TRAINS from Oxford to London Paddington were cancelled this afternoon after a person was hit by a train at Ealing Broadway.

Parents appeal for backing to keep disabled girl riding

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

PARENTS of a severely disabled four-year-old who has therapeutic horse riding lessons are desperate for people to sign a petition to keep a Wendlebury stables open.

Victims of crime in Oxfordshire to get £1m in support from Thames Valley Police

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

ONE million pounds has been made available to help victims of crime by the Thames Valley’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Motorist who killed his friend is spared jail

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN ELDERLY driver who killed his friend driving back from bowls practice has been spared prison.

Most of Oxfordshire will have fast broadband by late next year

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Oxfordshire with superfast broadband is on track to be completed by the end of next year, say county council bosses.

Childcare provision above the national average

Bicester Advertiser: CARE AND CAREERS: Career is just child’s play

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is one of the few places in the UK where enough out-of-school childcare is available, a report has revealed.

Roadworks on A420 near Shrivenham finish a week early

Bicester Advertiser: a420 alert

3:09pm Friday 29th August 2014

Roadworks scheduled to rumble on until mid-September have finished a week early.

Chilly challenge supports efforts to combat disease

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

TIPPING buckets of icy water over your head has never been of use for anything more than perhaps getting a cold.

Delays on First Great Western trains due to signalling problem

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

2:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TRAINS between Didcot Parkway and Reading are delayed by up to 20 minutes due to an earlier signalling problem.

Service sector firms have helped boost Oxfordshire recovery

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW report highlights Oxfordshire as a recovery success story.

The Scales of Justice: 20 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Asbestos-related deaths 'will peak in next five years'

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

ASBESTOS deaths are set to reach a record high in Oxfordshire in the next six years, it has been warned.

Eco-town plans put on show to public

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

The first of a series of planning applications for the new eco-town are available to view on Cherwell District Council’s website.

Send us your ice bucket challenge videos

Bicester Advertiser:

8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

As Ice Bucket Challenge fever sweeps the nation, we want to see your videos as you rise to the challenge.

School run will add to Oxford bypass roadwork jams

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford’s Eastern Bypass

8:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

DRIVERS are being warned they face more traffic congestion as parents return to the school run next week.

Noise policy set to be debated by Cherwell District Council

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

A policy on how to deal with noise complaints in will be put to councillors for approval next week.

300 sign petition over parking fees at Oxfordshire's community hospitals

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

MORE than 300 people have signed a petition opposing any moves to introduce parking charges at community hospitals.

Dogs join hunt for funds in group’s cycle challenge

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HOUNDS of the Heythrop Hunt joined their masters for a different sort of ride over the weekend.

Appeal over council’s school transport policy

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Oxfordshire County Council will consider an appeal against a decision made under its home-to-school transport next week.

Oxford Mail website gets a fresh, updated look

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Oxford Mail’s website has been overhauled to give it a clean new look.

Village in superfast broadband milestone for Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: Nick Carter,  cabinet member for business and customers

7:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip Oxfordshire with superfast broadband will reach its 10,000th property today.

Defibrillator campaign’s taking off after Mail pitches in to help

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE number of people in Oxfordshire being trained to use life-saving equipment has soared thanks to an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

They grow ‘em bigger in Ardley...

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEARLY 30 years after entering his first competition, Stephen Jeffries proved he is still the vegetable king as he won the biggest pumpkin prize at Ardley and Fewcott Gardening Club’s annual flower and produce show on Saturday.

Superheroes benefit hospice

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A PAIR of superheroes were spotted at the three-legged race in Croughton.

Giving Oxfordshire's disabled people time to shine in sport

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Disabled people in Oxfordshire enjoy a wide range of different sports on a regular basis tailored to their needs. DAN ROBINSON reports on what is available and how it benefits them

Rain puts a stop to charity skydive by 24 people

Bicester Advertiser: Charlotte Nott with mum Jenny Daniels

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A charity skydive to raise money for quadruple amputee Charlotte Nott was among events affected by bad weather yesterday.

Man hurt in tree crash near Steeple Aston

Bicester Advertiser: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A road was blocked yesterday after a car came off the road and drove into a tree.

Two flood alerts issued for Bicester following heavy rain

Bicester Advertiser:

8:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO flood alerts have been issued in Bicester following heavy rainfall this weekend.

Community group offers cheaper oil

Bicester Advertiser: Four facts on paying for care

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A countryside community group is encouraging villagers with oil heating systems to sign up to its bulk-buying scheme.

Talented family take the lead at annual village show

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT was a successful day for Caroline Nevile and her family at the Steeple Aston Flower and Dog Show yesterday, as they picked up awards across the board.

Air quality zones talks

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Action to tackle air pollution in Banbury and Kidlington could be taken.

Prisoner attacked by a fellow inmate

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A PRISONER in his forties was assaulted by another inmate at HMP Bullingdon on Friday.

City expansion review sought

Bicester Advertiser: Grenoble Road near the Kassam Stadium

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A REVIEW of the Green Belt could be completed in just a year, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

Oxford homes chief criticises district councils’ local plans

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD’S housing boss has accused the county’s other councils of “kicking the can down the road” when it comes to housing.

When man’s best friend is a potential life-saver

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

IT IS often said that a dog is man’s best friend, but for many people with disabilities or medical conditions the bond they have with their animals is even stronger.

The Scales of Justice – 18 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales - zxc

11:00am Monday 25th August 2014

18 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

UPDATE: A4260 near Steeple Aston cleared after car drives into tree

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

9:19am Monday 25th August 2014

OXFORD Road (A4260) has been cleared near Steeple Aston, after a car drove into a tree.

New lease of life for ‘vital’ foodbank

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A FOODBANK that had to reduce its opening hours to one day a week will soon be back full time after finding a new home.

Waiting times among areas failing patients’ charter as health targets not being met

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than half of Oxfordshire’s health service targets are being missed, latest figures show.

Oxfordshire Bank Holiday events braced for wind and rain

Bicester Advertiser:

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is set for a wet Bank Holiday after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain until 11.50pm today.

NHS stub-it-out aid helps 3,600 in Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser: Hilary Hibbert-Biles

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than 3,600 people in Oxfordshire were helped by the NHS to quit smoking, new figures show.

County divorce rate falls as couples return to class

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

THE divorce rate in Oxfordshire has fallen by almost a fifth since 2011, new figures show.

UPDATE: Wet and windy weather forecast for Bank Holiday Monday

Bicester Advertiser: Shoppers struggle with their brollies at Carfax as high winds and heavy rain swept the county yesterday

1:30pm Sunday 24th August 2014

The Bank Holiday is forecast to end with wet and windy weather as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning.

Gannett Foundation is really making a difference

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CHARITIES, groups and other good causes have a chance to win up to £10,000 through the Oxford Mail for good works in their community. A total of about £20,000 will be given away this year by our parent company Gannett Media through its charitable arm, the Gannett Foundation. Groups can apply online or by post for upwards of £5,000 for any project which brings lasting benefit to the community. Reporter Pete Hughes found out from previous winners what a difference the foundation has made








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