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

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.

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.

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

Remains of Hurricane Gonzalo to cause strong winds across Oxfordshire this week

Bicester Advertiser: Wild winds headed towards Cornwall

12:09pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Strong winds will hit Oxfordshire on Tuesday as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK.

Sex crime reports in Oxfordshire rise by 22 per cent

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

The number of sex crimes reported to police in Oxfordshire rose by 22 per cent in the last year, new figures have revealed.

Car driver stops and spits at dog walker in Deddington

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

7:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

A driver pulled up alongside a dog walker in Deddington, wound down his window and spat in her face, police said.

Thousands like Facebook post on council page criticising traffic chaos

Bicester Advertiser: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

WHEN Charles New posted a comment on Oxfordshire County Council’s Facebook page about traffic gridlock, it prompted thousands of responses.

'We're doing all we can to ease traffic jams' says councillor after gridlock in county

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

EVERYTHING possible is being done to keep traffic flowing across the county, the county council’s transport representative has said.

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

Bicester Advertiser:

6:44am Friday 17th October 2014

Follow our blog for coverage of the hold-ups on Oxford' and the county's roads today, plus any other transport delays

Lane reopens on A44 near Yarnton after drainage works

Bicester Advertiser: a44 alert

4:32pm Friday 17th October 2014

The A44 Woodstock Road has reopened after one lane in Yarnton was shut because of drainage works.

Inquest is adjourned

Bicester Advertiser: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A man who went missing over the weekend was found hanged in a field, an inquest has heard.

Bail overhaul is long overdue says mum of abused children

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A MUM of two boys who were sexually abused warned last night that victims suffer when police keep suspects on bail for months or even years.

Children see nature and heritage up close

Bicester Advertiser: Go Wild in Bicester

7:20am Friday 17th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN in North Oxfordshire will be getting their lessons in a wildflower meadow from the spring.

A4095 at North Leigh partially blocked after two-vehicle collision

Bicester Advertiser:

7:23am Friday 17th October 2014

THE A4095 at North Leigh is partially blocked after a two-vehicle collision. 

Train delays prompt review of work on £2bn rail project

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

WORK on the £2bn rail improvement project for Oxfordshire and the South East is being reviewed after it delayed county train services.

Elderly urged to claim what they’re rightfully entitled to

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

ABOUT 6,000 elderly people in Oxfordshire are not claiming pension credit despite being entitled to it, Age UK Oxfordshire has said.

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

Bicester Advertiser:

6:42am Thursday 16th October 2014

Follow our blog for coverage of the hold-ups on Oxford' and the county's roads today, plus any other transport delays

Breaking News: The Duke of Marlborough has died, aged 88; Prime Minister David Cameron leads tributes

Bicester Advertiser:

12:23pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The Duke of Marlborough has died, Blenheim Palace has confirmed this afternoon.

Thames Valley Police tight-lipped over use of snooping law on journalists

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

THAMES Valley Police has refused to reveal if it has continued to use anti-terrorism laws to snoop on journalists.

Update: Normal service resumes following delays between Oxfordshire and Paddington

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

TRAINS between Oxfordshire and London Paddington are returning to normal after signal problems this morning.

Network Rail stops part of electrification work for Oxfordshire after it led to delays

Bicester Advertiser:

2:22pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Work on the £2bn rail improvement project for Oxfordshire and the South East is being reviewed after it delayed county train services.

Collision involving a motorbike and a car near Islip

Bicester Advertiser: Thames Valley Police logo

9:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after a collision with a car on the B4027 at The Noke Turning near Islip.

Man armed with bread knife in Langford Village is spared jail by judge

Bicester Advertiser: Judge Gordon Risius

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

A MAN who swung an eight-inch bread knife near another man after drinking 24 cans of lager and whiskey has avoided jail.

The Scales of Justice – 19 people up in court

Bicester Advertiser: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

19 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Schools first aid project IMPs wins award

Bicester Advertiser: Nicole Faux with IMPS manager Lynn Pilgrim

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

AN injury prevention programme protecting children across the county has been recognised for its work.

One in 20 county residents hitting drink danger levels says Alcohol Concern

Bicester Advertiser: A glass of wine (4347231)

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

About one in 20 adults in the county are putting their health at serious risk by heavy drinking, a leading charity has warned.

Dole queue shortens across Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

The number of people on the dole in Oxfordshire has fallen again.

Chancellor pledges to look into A34 funding

Bicester Advertiser: Nicola Blackwood

6:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

CHANCELLOR George Osborne pledged to look into congestion on the A34 last night after a meeting with Oxford West and Abingdon MP Nicola Blackwood.

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

Bicester Advertiser:

10:03pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

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

Fuel spilled as two cars crash on B4437

Bicester Advertiser: Traffic Alert general

6:52pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE B4437 has been closed in both directions between Charlbury and its junction with the A44, near the Duke of Marlborough pub, due to a crash involving two cars.

Kicking the Bucket festival aims to banish the taboo of death with events across the county

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

FROM Princes to paupers, death is the world’s true leveller. A three-week festival plans to put the subject in the spotlight and banish the taboo around mortality. Debbie Waite reports

Bicester marks fifth year as a Fairtrade town with supper night

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A CELEBRATORY supper is to take place in Bicester to mark its fifth year as a Fairtrade town.

Person hit by train near Ealing blocks line between Oxford and London Paddington

Bicester Advertiser: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:13pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

LINES from Oxford into London Paddington are currently blocked after a person was hit by a train.

Spelling bee at Headington school tests skills of pupils from across Oxfordshire

Bicester Advertiser:

8:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

YOUNGSTERS put their spelling skills to the test at a competition at Rye St Antony school.

Call for Oxfordshire County Council road decision process to be reviewed

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

ALL highways decisions made by Oxfordshire County Council need to be reviewed, a council chairman has said, following changes over a controversial pedestrian crossing.

Live Traffic: What's happening on Oxfordshire's roads today

Bicester Advertiser:

7:38am Tuesday 14th October 2014

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

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

Bicester Advertiser:

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

TODAY in your Oxford Mail is the first part of our First Days of School supplement, a pictorial souvenir of reception classes at dozens of primary schools across the county.






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