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

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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

Fire in Banbury house

Banbury Cake: Fire engine Oxfordshire

2:49pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Firefighters were called to a blaze in a Banbury bedroom earlier today.

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

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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.

Electronic items stolen in Banbury burglary

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11:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

Electronic items were stolen from a house in Banbury during a burglary.

Bishop joins Thames Path pilgrimage

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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.

Breweries make Good Beer Guide

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8:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

TWO North Oxfordshire breweries are among new entries in this year’s Good Beer Guide.

It’s not too late to apply for charitable aid

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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.

Pair face stab charges

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7:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

Two men have been charged in connection with the stabbing of a 22-year-old in a Banbury park.

Councils merger plan is given £400,000 funding

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Brewery project to reveal its history

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10:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A HISTORIC brewery will encourage visitors to see how beer was traditionally made after restoring a Grade II-listed chimney in a £200,000 project.

How communities keep growing and growing

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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

Banbury Cake: 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

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10:27am Friday 12th September 2014

THE TOUR of Britain will pass through South Oxfordshire today.

Pair due in court after man stabbed in park

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:01am Friday 12th September 2014

TWO young men are due in court today charged in connection with the stabbing of a 22-year-old man in a Banbury park yesterday.

Firefighters tackle two blazes in farm fields

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8:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Firefighters were called to a farm near Cropredy to put out a field blaze.

Six UKIP candidates

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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

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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

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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?

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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

Three people taken to hospital after collision and van fire in Banbury

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5:37pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THREE people have been taken to hospital following a three-vehicle collision and a subsequent vehicle fire in Banbury.

Update: Man in his 20s stabbed in the stomach in a Banbury park fight

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3:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A MAN in his 20s was stabbed in his stomach in a Banbury park fight, police have said this afternoon.

Have a cuppa for Adderbury hospice

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12:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A HOSPICE caring for residents with life-threatening illnesses is calling on the county to join them in offering a fundraising cup of tea.

The Scales of Justice - 21 people up in court

Banbury Cake: 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

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9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

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

Fire crews put out field blaze

Banbury Cake: 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

Banbury Cake: 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

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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.

Farmers asked for views on improving livestock inspections

Banbury Cake: 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

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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

Banbury Cake: A40 alert

11:21am Wednesday 10th September 2014

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

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

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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”.

Police seeking help

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7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Police yesterday released a photograph of a man who died after he was assaulted and robbed in People’s Park, Banbury. Martins Rudzitis, 43, died on August 3 following the robbery in People’s Park on July 11 at about 9.30am.

Some children still waiting on school places

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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

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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

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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

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9:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The heat is on as schoolboy James learns firemaking

Nearly 1,000 homes hit by power cut in Deddington

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6:57pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Nine hundred people in Oxfordshire were without electricity earlier this afternoon following a power cut in Deddington.

There to offer support in a dark hour of need

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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

Town crier championships get some celebrity stardust

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12:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

OYEZ! Oyez! Banbury rang out with the sound of 2014 town criers’ championships on Saturday.

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

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

9:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

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

Harassment cop sacked for gross misconduct

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8:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A DETECTIVE has been sacked after harassing a member of police staff, the force said yesterday.

Mum cleared of breaking baby daughter’s leg

Banbury Cake: The Horton General Hospital, Banbury

6:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A TEENAGER accused of breaking her baby daughter’s leg broke down in tears as she was cleared yesterday.

Detective fired from Thames Valley Police after harassing member of police staff

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

3:27pm Monday 8th September 2014

A DETECTIVE has been fired from Thames Valley Police after harassing a member of police staff.

Drug dealer ran from police despite no plans to stop him

Banbury Cake: Judge Patrick Eccles

11:00am Monday 8th September 2014

A DRUG dealer who ran away from police even though they were not planning to stop him has been handed a prison sentence.

The Scales of Justice - 21 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 8th September 2014

21 cases heard recently at Banbury and Oxford magistrates' courts

Honouring the war heroes who gave their lives

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10:10am Monday 8th September 2014

TWENTY men who gave their lives in the two world wars were remembered in a ceremony at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.

Rise in cases hits force

Banbury Cake: Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

8:30am Monday 8th September 2014

NEARLY 500 new domestic abuse victims came forward last year with the police warning of increased pressure on the cash-strapped force.


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