‘Yes’ to plan for 24k more homes in Cherwell District Council area

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE could be 24,445 new homes built across the Cherwell District Council area after councillors voted to approve modifications to the local plan.

Oxfordshire finds cash to meet cost of free school lunches

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6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CASH to balance the books on bringing in free school meals for all primary school pupils has been secured.

High praise for Oxfordshire's fire and rescue service

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12:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S fire service has been praised following an independent peer review.

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

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6:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THIS month in your Oxford Mail has been our annual First Days of School supplements, pictorial souvenirs of reception classes at dozens of primary schools across the county.

Man taken to hospital after four vehicles crash on A34 slip road

Banbury Cake: A34 traffic alert

3:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN was taken to hospital after a four-vehicle collision north of Oxford this morning.

Series of crashes around county adds to rush-hour queues

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9:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Drivers were delayed by a series of accidents around the county yesterday morning.

Ambulance delays at county hospitals 'not acceptable'

Banbury Cake: Ambulance stock image

8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 100 patients had to wait over an hour in ambulances outside Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital last year, figures obtained by the Oxford Mail show.

Optimism grows over empty shops in Banbury

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

“ENCOURAGING” interest in empty shops in Banbury suggests the town is recovering from the recession, a council leader has said.

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

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6:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

County's sex education isn't effective, say young people

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6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PUPILS have told school bosses that sex education in Oxfordshire is “not effective”.

Doctors unsure why Banbury escalator fall man had fatal heart attack days later in hospital

Banbury Cake: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

5:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DOCTORS at the John Radcliffe Hospital have been unable to pinpoint why a man died after falling down an escalator in an Oxfordshire department store.

Kidlington-based disabled rider rallies support for velodrome in city

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1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SINCE suffering a severe brain injury in March 2006, Kidlington man Simon Head has been battling to get back on his bike.

Oxfordshire braced for severe winds caused by aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

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8:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

RESIDENTS in Oxfordshire are being warned to watch out for severe winds caused by the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Ebola volunteer ‘doing well’ with vaccine shot

Banbury Cake: Lynda Atkins

8:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The first woman to be given a potential Ebola vaccine in an Oxford trial is said to be doing well.

Colourful cabs driving home the importance of free NHS testing for over-40s

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7:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HEALTH leaders hope colourful cabs will help reverse a fall in the rate of people having free NHS check-ups.

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

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6:57am Tuesday 21st October 2014

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

County council revises budget cuts to lessen burden on services for homeless

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6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CUTS to help for homeless people are to be changed after concerns were raised about their impact.

Parents reminded they have until end of October to make secondary school applications

Banbury Cake: Melinda Tilley

5:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PARENTS with children starting secondary school next September have been reminded to apply online with their preferred schools before the end of the month.

Simple online test gives people a vital warning of bone fracturing disease osteoporosis

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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

Banbury Cake: 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

Banbury Cake: 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

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

1:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BUS and a truck collided between Chipping Norton and Shipton-under-Wychwood this morning.

The Scales of Justice – 17 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

17 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Radiographers take strike action as part of pay dispute

Banbury Cake: 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

Banbury Cake: 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.

Tools stolen from Volkswagen Transporter van in Cropredy

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8:40am Monday 20th October 2014

VANS were targeted by thieves in Cropredy, north of Banbury, police said.

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

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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

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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

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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.

Rising social care demands following child exploitation cases lead to council cash warning

Banbury Cake: 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

Banbury Cake: 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

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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

Politicians provide free rides at Banbury fair

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5:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A LABOUR and Conservative councillor found one way to settle their political differences when they faced off over the dodgems at Banbury’s annual town centre fun fair.

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

Banbury Cake: 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

Banbury Cake: 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.

Thousands like Facebook post on council page criticising traffic chaos

Banbury Cake: 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

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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

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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

Care records at hospice now meet standard, say inspectors

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5:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

CONCERNS about record keeping at a north Oxfordshire hospice have been addressed, the official health and social care regulator has said.

Lane reopens on A44 near Yarnton after drainage works

Banbury Cake: 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.

Bail overhaul is long overdue says mum of abused children

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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

Banbury Cake: 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

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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

Banbury Cake: 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

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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

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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

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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

Banbury Cake: 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

Banbury Cake: 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

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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.






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