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Round-up of our pictures of the week

Banbury Cake:

2:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Deputy Picture Editor Richard Cave selects the shots he felt made the grade over the past seven days.

Driver freed from car after collision in Bloxham

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

10:05am Saturday 12th July 2014

A PERSON had to be freed from a wreckage after a two-car crash in Bloxham at about midnight last night.

Nuclear convoy filmed on way through Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: Nigel Day, of Oxford CND, and former city councillor Nuala Young at the Burghfield protest

9:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

There were delays on the roads on Thursday when a convoy of 20 military vehicles travelled through the county.

County bed-block crisis worst in country again

Banbury Cake: Director of clinical services Paul Brennan

9:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

THE ratio of bed-blocked hospital patients is more than double a target, latest figures show.

Youngsters hit high notes at the Town Hall

Banbury Cake:

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

THESE talented youngsters were set to bring sweet music to Oxford Town Hall last night.

Hospitals’ car parking revenue tops £3.5m

Banbury Cake:

9:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

ABOUT £3.5m was paid by patients and staff for parking at hospitals across Oxfordshire last year.

PM in right place to unveil plan for races on the roads

Banbury Cake:

6:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S roads could become host to high-speed road races under plans unveiled yesterday by Prime Minister David Cameron as he opened Williams’ new Advanced Engineering facility in Grove.

Arthritis victim nominates experts for Oxford Mail's Hospital Heroes awards

Banbury Cake:

6:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

FOR Sue Mynall, the hospital staff that had her back on her feet and two wheels truly are heroes.

Disruption on the railways

Banbury Cake:

7:18pm Friday 11th July 2014

Railways in Oxfordshire will be disrupted by works next spring.

Hospice checks how it keeps patient records

Banbury Cake: Care Quality Commission

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

A HOSPICE leader said it has moved to address inspectors’ concerns about how patient records are kept.

Scales of Justice - 22 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014


Special needs care gets £1.3m boost

Banbury Cake:

7:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

A TOTAL of £1.3m will be spent over the next two years to help young people with special needs in Oxfordshire become more independent.

Updated List: Oxfordshire school closures due to the teachers' strike on Thursday, July 10

Banbury Cake:

12:03pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

The latest list of Oxfordshire schools that will be fully closed or part closed due to the teachers' strike on Thursday, July 10. It will be updated as we get new information.

58 Oxfordshire schools set to be closed or partially closed during strikes

Banbury Cake: NUT committee member Ed Finch

7:10am Thursday 10th July 2014

TEACHERS, council staff and firefighters will walk out today as part of nationwide strikes.

Parents of suicide teen criticise mental health provision

Banbury Cake:

6:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

PARENTS of a 14-year-old boy who killed himself by jumping off a multi-storey car park 11 days after being prescribed anti-depressants, have criticised “under-funded” local mental health services.

Getting to the bottom of the great fracking issue

Banbury Cake:

5:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

As a special debate is planned to set out the county’s position on fracking, DAMIAN FANTATO unpicks the controversial drilling process

Rail delays after person hit by train at Ealing

Banbury Cake: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:56pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

TRAINS from Oxford to London Paddington are being delayed by about an hour after a person was hit by a train.

140 council jobs at risk as authorities merge services

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

WORKERS at Oxfordshire County Council could be told to relocate to Hampshire or lose their jobs.

Oxfordshire health watchdog praised for work during first year

Banbury Cake:

6:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A WATCHDOG boss who quit over “hostile” board members has praised the group in its first annual report.

New lease of life for historic Banbury site

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

6:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

AN historic employment site which played a key part in the Second World War could be turned into a distribution centre.

Rural areas hit by a drop in ambulance response times

Banbury Cake: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

6:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

SENIOR figures from Oxfordshire’s ambulance trust have warned a recruitment crisis and rise in demand is affecting response times in rural areas.

Picture special: Our look at the events around the county

Banbury Cake:

3:00pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Revving up for the motor show

Two injured after collision in Great Bourton

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

9:43am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Two people have been injured in a collision between two cars in A423 Southam Road, Great Bourton this morning.

NHS cuts branded an 'utter disaster'

Banbury Cake:

9:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

MORE suicide attempts, a surge in anti-depressant usage and pressure on the NHS will spiral under cuts to a mental health service, it has been warned.

Listen: All smiles as minister pledges a load of money

Banbury Cake:

8:30am Tuesday 8th July 2014

DEFENCE Secretary Philip Hammond visited Oxfordshire yesterday to seal a £108m grant for future growth in the county.

Council workers could face losing their jobs under shake-up

Banbury Cake: Cllr Rodney Rose

8:12am Tuesday 8th July 2014

WORKERS at Oxfordshire County Council could be told to relocate to Hampshire or lose their jobs.

Sex case trio remanded

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

8:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Three men facing child sexual exploitation charges had their applications for bail refused yesterday.

Getting ready to shut A420 for major repairs

Banbury Cake: a420 alert

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

WORK on repairing the A420 is set to begin next week before the road is closed fully for seven weeks.

Lack of organ donors led to seven deaths in a year

Banbury Cake:

6:56pm Monday 7th July 2014

SEVEN county people died in the last year because of a shortage of organ donations, health bosses have revealed.

The Scales of Justice – 23 people up in court

Banbury Cake: oxford magistrates court

11:00am Monday 7th July 2014

23 cases heard recently at Oxford magistrates’ courts.

Defence secretary Philip Hammond in Oxfordshire to announce funding

Banbury Cake: TALKS Defence Secretary Philip Hammond was due to meet with his French and German counterparts

10:56am Monday 7th July 2014

DEFENCE secretary Philip Hammond is at Harwell this morning to officially announce £108m funding for Oxfordshire. 

War records released

Banbury Cake: Army logo

9:10am Monday 7th July 2014

Records will go online tomorrow to help people research relatives who died fighting in the First World War.

Heart patients to benefit from a life-changing implant device

Banbury Cake:

7:30am Monday 7th July 2014

MORE than 100 extra people in Oxfordshire could benefit from an implanted device that helps prevent heart failure, after new guidance was published by a health body.

Flood relief channel joy as funding will protect roads and bring economic growth + Audio

Banbury Cake:

12:00am Monday 7th July 2014

A £26m funding boost means a new relief channel will now be built to prevent devastating floods in Oxford.

Cornbury music festival entertains revellers until tonight

Banbury Cake:

12:11pm Sunday 6th July 2014

The festivities are continuing at Cornbury music festival today.

Blaze of glory as our fire service reaches 40

Banbury Cake:

5:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

FOR a start, today’s firefighters no longer wear plastic trousers that melt in high temperatures.

Bands get great reception at Cornbury music festival

Banbury Cake:

3:17pm Saturday 5th July 2014

Music fans have been enjoying the bands at the Cornbury Festival in North Oxfordshire.

Multi-storey car park opened at Banbury Station

12:20pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A NEW multi-storey car park has been opened by the Minister for Transport at Banbury Station.

Tours de force: top pictures you must see from the last week

Banbury Cake:

9:20am Saturday 5th July 2014

Picture special: Richard Cave's top pics of the week's photography across the county

Teachers' strike set to shut a host of schools

Banbury Cake: National Union of Teachers are holding strikes

9:10am Saturday 5th July 2014

A number of county schools will be affected by next week’s teachers’ strike.

M40 finally reopens

Banbury Cake: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:10am Saturday 5th July 2014

The M40 reopened on Thursday evening after a severe lorry fire.

Six on court on sex exploitation charges

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

8:10am Saturday 5th July 2014

Six men facing child sexual exploitation charges appeared in Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

Fire cover will be in place for week of four-hour strikes

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service said it will be able to cope with the latest eight-day strike planned next week.

Spoilt for choice on how to have a fun weekend

Banbury Cake: St Francis School’s robots in last year’s Cowley Road Carnival procession

5:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

One of the busiest weekends of the year will bring in visitors to Oxfordshire and give businesses a boost. Andrew Ffrench and Tim Hughes look forward to Oxford’s Cowley Road Carnival, Alice’s Day, the Cornbury Festival and the Yeah Baby! festival ALMOST every weekend during the summer months in Oxfordshire there is a music festival, summer fete or special anniversary for residents to celebrate.

Wood-cutting has me stumped but at least Bambi was fair game

Banbury Cake:

3:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

ONLY half-way through sawing the log, I’m exhausted. Needless to say, it’s the first time I’ve ever been handed a 5ft saw and been asked to cut off the end of a small poplar tree stump.

M40 fire: Road reopened at 10.30pm after severe lorry blaze

Banbury Cake:

7:53am Friday 4th July 2014

THE M40 was reopened at about 10.30pm last night following the severe lorry fire.

7pm Update: Police still advising motorists to avoid the M40 southbound after fierce lorry fire

Banbury Cake:

3:43pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

THE M40 southbound will remain closed for several hours following a fierce hay fire on a lorry the Highways Agency has said.

The Scales of Justice - 31 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

3:30pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Thirty-one cases heard recently at Banbury and Oxford magistrates’ courts

Hotel sold in town

Banbury Cake: The Banbury House Hotel

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

The Banbury House Hotel has been sold for an undisclosed sum.

Sunday delivery for online shoppers clicks into place

Banbury Cake: Frank Smith, head of retail operations at Boswell’s in Oxford, backs Royal Mail’s seven-day delivery service

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Online shoppers had parcels delivered to their door on a Sunday for the first time this week.


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