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Breaking news Elderly man hurt after car collision

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5:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN ELDERLY man has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car in Banbury this afternoon.

VOTE: What does Oxfordshire think about Scottish independence?

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9:16am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Scotland will vote on splitting from the United Kingdom on Thursday but we want to know what you think. Vote here 

‘We cannot vote but we do have our own views on Scottish independence'

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11:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

As Scotland goes to the polls today to decide whether to remain part of the UK, DAMIAN FANTATO talks to Scots living in Oxfordshire to find out their views, and looks at the independence issue

Nearly a third of county five-year-olds have tooth decay

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9:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

ALMOST one in three Oxfordshire five-year-olds has tooth decay, new figures have revealed.

Man in Taser incident at station still stable

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8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A knife-wielding man who police fired a Taser at when he scaled a signal gantry at Banbury Station on Monday was still in a stable condition in hospital yesterday.

Man fell into cellar window after leaving pub

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12:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN who was “heavily intoxicated” died after falling into a cellar window, an inquest heard yesterday.

County bids for new Government grants

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7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

OFFICIALS are starting work on a new bid for millions in Government funding to help boost growth in Oxfordshire.

Banbury man honoured for fire bravery

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6:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

A MAN from near Banbury who rescued a neighbour from a fire is among life-savers who will be honoured for their bravery by Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service tonight.

Health watchdog starts care home spot checks

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6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S health watchdog is to start carrying out new spot checks on care homes across the county to make sure patients are being cared for properly.

Complaints up over dog mess, grass and litter

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10:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

COMPLAINTS and comments about Banbury’s parks rose by nearly 150 per cent over the summer, new figures show.

Car thief jailed after assault on arresting officer

Banbury Cake: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CAR thief who assaulted a police officer has been jailed for eight months.

English standards up among ethnic children

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5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Several schools and nurseries have recently received glowing praise from Ofsted with particular emphasis on the progress made by those who speak English as an Additional Language. CALLUM KEOWN looks at how the county’s schools are dealing with multi-culturalism in the classroom

MP’s replacement sought

Banbury Cake: Sir Tony Baldry

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The executive committee of North Oxfordshire Conservatives will meet next month to decide how a candidate for the Banbury constituency will be selected.

Campaign to save theatre wardrobe is gathering pace

Banbury Cake: In costume for the village festival in 1970

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN ONLINE campaign has raised more than £1,000 to try to save the financially troubled Oxfordshire Drama Wardrobe (ODW).

Inquiry over use of Taser in station drama

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7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE were unable to confirm whether a knife-wielding man who scaled a signal gantry at Banbury Station on Monday was hit by a Taser fired at him by officers.

County Show has something for everyone, not just farmers

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6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOU certainly cannot blame the organisers of the Thame Show for milking the town’s excitement.

Council lobby for increased pothole cash

Banbury Cake: Cllr Jean Fooks alongside a pothole at Carfax Tower in Oxford city centre, the third-worst location for compensation claims

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE county’s potholes will be brought to the Government’s attention as the council vowed to lobby for more cash.

Jewellery stolen from Carterton home

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3:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

JEWELLERY was stolen in a burglary at a house in Alvescot Road, Carterton on Saturday .

Cherwell's Rubbish Guide to Christmas is a winner

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3:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A RUBBISH campaign launched by Cherwell District Council to increase recycling rates has been given a top award.

UPDATE: Police cannot say if man in Banbury Station stand-off was hit by Taser

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12:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE were today unable to confirm whether a knife-wielding man who scaled a signal gantry at Banbury Station yesterday was hit by a Taser fired at him by officers.

NHS staff crisis looms

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9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

bosses at the county’s main hsopitals are having to spend millions of pounds extra on agency workers due to staff shortages.

Jobs in jeopardy as phone shops are closed

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8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORKERS at four Oxfordshire Phones 4U outlets are waiting to discover what will happen to their jobs after the telecommunications company faced administration.

Fog warning for Oxfordshire

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7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for fog has been issued for Oxfordshire this morning.

Good summer means corking vintage for our wine-makers

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7:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S winemakers are looking forward to raising a glass to next month’s harvest after a perfect summer for growing grapes.

Remanded in custody on assault charges

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7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two young men have appeared in court over the stabbing of a 22-year-old man in a park.

Police fire Taser at man to end rail station stand-off

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7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE fired a Taser at a knife-wielding man who closed Banbury Station when he climbed on to a signal gantry, it emerged last night.

Thames Water complaints drop

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thames Water has reduced the number of complaints it receives by 10,300 in a year, a new report has found.

Call handlers will go hi-tech with the public

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6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE call handlers are set to use the latest technology to create a greater picture of members of the public getting in touch.

Volunteers will run half of county’s libraries by 2015

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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

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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.

UPDATE: Police shot Taser at man during Banbury Station stand-off

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10:18am Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE shot a Taser at the man who closed Banbury Station today, it has been confirmed tonight.

£37.5m health cash set to be signed off

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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

Banbury Cake: 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

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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

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 15th September 2014

20 cases heard recently at Oxford Magistrates’ Court

Cost concerns over landmark 'liberties' case

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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

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9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

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

UPDATE: Heavy traffic across Oxfordshire causing queues

Banbury Cake: 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.

Smoke alarms were faulty

Banbury Cake: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:40am Monday 15th September 2014

Firefighters said residents in a Banbury house had a lucky escape after a fire started and their smoke alarms were not working.

The many remember how much is owed to The Few

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8:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Battle of Britain’s 74th anniversary was commemorated across Oxfordshire yesterday with parades and church services.

Striding and riding to aid county's historic churches

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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’

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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.

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

Banbury Cake: Real ale lovers head to Scarborough

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.


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