We’re in pink for fight against breast cancer

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5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month. With hundreds of Oxfordshire women diagnosed each year, reporter Luke Sproule looks at what residents are doing and how the money raised is vital to charities working to beat the condition

Security camera footage released as police investigate Banbury abuse incident

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3:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man verbally abused staff at Banbury railway station.

Breaking news Major delays across Oxfordshire's roads

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

9:27am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COMMUTERS travelling into Oxford this morning are facing heavy congestion and long delays for the second day running.

Teenage girl a victim of ‘revenge pornography’

Banbury Cake: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 13-year-old girl is among the region’s victims of so-called “revenge pornography”.

Paramedic fears scapegoating over change to shorter shifts

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6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A PARAMEDIC who claims he is being made a “scapegoat” over proposed shift changes has warned ambulance chiefs that shorter hours are not the answer to staff tiredness.

Centre a huge step in helping children walk

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5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

IN 1994, when her 22-month-old daughter was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Pip Hoyer Millar was desperate to find the right treatment for her.

Drivers facing long delays on roads around Oxford this morning

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

8:49am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays around Oxford on the A34, A40 and A44 this morning.

Seven deny child sex exploitation charges

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Seven people, all from Banbury, denied child sexual exploitation charges at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

Crosscountry is worst timekeeper

Banbury Cake: NEW PLATFORM: Network Rail has opened a £25m operation centre in the city to control operations across the length of the country

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ONLY four in ten trains operated by Crosscountry, which run through Oxfordshire, were on time last year, making them the worst in the country.

Oxfordshire ploughman passes on skills to young enthusiast

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5:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DEREK Yates has not worked on a farm since childhood, but at 67 is still a passionate amateur ploughman.

Volunteer transport groups in Oxfordshire face pressure as cuts pinch

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5:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PRESSURE on a transport advice line will increase when controversial cuts to hospital transport services come into force tomorrow, council bosses warned.

Allowing the market to beat food inflation

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5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

UNTIL recently farmers’ markets were seen by some as an expensive alternative to the weekly shop, but now some are looking at farmers’ markets as a cheaper option.

Scales of Justice - 20 people in court

Banbury Cake: oxford magistrates court

11:00am Monday 29th September 2014


£500,000 is injected into mental health service

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8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

A MAJOR cut in funding for a county mental health service has been averted after NHS bosses agreed to put in cash.

A&E target is missed

Banbury Cake: John Radcliffe Hospital stock

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

County hospitals missed an A&E waiting target in the seven days leading up to Sunday, September 21, new figures show.

Take a look at our pictures of the week

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6:00pm Saturday 27th September 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

Bake Off craze gets more people into the kitchen

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5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

With the BBC’s hugely popular Great British Bake Off almost at the end of its fifth season, HELEN WRIGHT explores how the programme has had an effect on Oxfordshire and its bakers

Business award finalists down to last three

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10:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

AFTER thousands cast their votes, the three finalists for the Oxfordshire Business Mother of the Year Award have been chosen.

6 things you probably didn't know were happening in Oxfordshire this weekend

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1:12pm Friday 26th September 2014

Here's our rundown on events you might fancy this weekend + a few highlights for next week to boot

More than 6,200 patients lose free hospital transport

Banbury Cake: Ambulance stock image

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

MORE than 6,200 people – including some cancer patients – will lose free transport to hospital, NHS leaders have agreed.

Fire service misses its own 'stretching' response target

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7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S chief fire officer has said he’ll continue to set “very stretching” targets for the service. 

Thriller author gives £10,000 to Oxfordshire bookshops to help children's projects

Banbury Cake: James Patterson has a penchant for producing murder mystery

6:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

AN American author has donated more than £10,000 to six Oxfordshire independent bookshops.

Catering service loss ‘could put court cases in jeopardy’

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6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

COURT cases could be corrupted by a loss of catering, legal experts have warned.

Bail denied for pair on park stab charge

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Two men accused of stabbing a man in a park in Banbury have been denied bail.

Oxfordshire MPs vote in favour of air strikes against IS in Iraq

Banbury Cake: David Cameron

5:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S MPs have voted in favour of air strikes on Iraq in response to the threat of the Islamic State.

365alive campaign celebrates hitting its target two years early

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12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

ORGANISERS of a campaign to reduce fire and road deaths and save an estimated 365 lives in 10 years say they have passed the target two years early.

‘Pay hospital staff extra cash to stop them leaving county’

Banbury Cake: oxford university trust hospitals logo

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

MORE needs to be done to tackle the cost of living in Oxfordshire to stop hospital staff from leaving, a trade union representative has said.

New bishop wanted

Banbury Cake: The Rt Rev John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford.

6:30am Friday 26th September 2014

People are being asked to nominate replacements for the Bishop of Oxford.

Research aims to make this a thing of the past

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5:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Oxford residents prepare for the worst whenever they hear reports of heavy rainfall or hear flood alerts – even a few hours’ warning can avoid major damage to homes and property. Scientists based near Wallingford are working to provide better early warnings and help agencies respond to flooding. LUKE SPROULE reports

Exiles to launch networking forum for business people

Banbury Cake: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

London Welsh are starting a networking forum for Oxfordshire business people.

UPDATE: Princess Anne in Oxford to open Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology

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10:55am Thursday 25th September 2014

Princess Anne is about to arrive in Woodstock for the official opening of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum.

Fundraisers get in character for fun

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12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

DIABETES fundraisers will be the stars of the show on Sunday when they dress up as Disney characters to take on a 5km sponsored walk.

The Scales of Justice - 22 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

22 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates courts

Car fire on M40 junction 9 causing delays

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9:49am Thursday 25th September 2014

FIRE crews are on the M40 overbridge at Junction 9 because of a car on fire and smoke blowing across the road.

Former councillor dies

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8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Former Conservative Cherwell District Councillor for Sibford, David Green, right, of Lower Tadmarton, has died.

Delays on First Great Western trains due to engineering works

Banbury Cake: A First Great Western High Speed Train

7:24am Thursday 25th September 2014

THERE are delays on First Great Western trains this morning due to over running engineering works. 

Three-quarters of people happy with their lot

Banbury Cake: Oxfordshire County Council logo

6:40am Thursday 25th September 2014

ALMOST three-quarters of people in Oxfordshire are happy with their lives, according to this year’s study of Personal Well-being in the UK.

Numbers of children in care soar after Bullfinch inquiry

Banbury Cake: Melinda Tilley

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE number of county children being taken into care has risen sharply, putting “significant pressure” on social workers.

New air ambulance will cover night-time 999 calls

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5:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

MORE lives are set to be saved after the air ambulance service that operates in Oxfordshire revealed it will begin night flights.

Tools and a bike stolen from Banbury business

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

2:48pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

TOOLS were stolen from a Banbury property after it was burgled this week.

24-hour air ambulance

Banbury Cake: An air ambulance at the scene

8:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

The county’s air ambulance will begin night flights next year.

Minister criticises county’s cuts ‘in the wrong places’

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8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

CUTS to domestic violence and substance abuse services in Oxfordshire have been criticised by a Home Office minister, despite his Government slashing funding.

Man admits hurting boy

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A 23-year-old man has admitted assaulting a three-year-old boy as he forced him to take medicine.

Jury goes out to consider verdict in sex assault trial

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

7:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

JURORS have been sent out to consider their verdicts in the case of a council team leader accused of sexual assault.

Confusion reigns over likely impact of police funding axe

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6:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

POLICE plans to deal with budget cuts were mired in confusion yesterday after Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld back-tracked on claims 400 officers could be lost.

Police force will not lose 400 officers says chief constable despite police and crime commissioner claim

Banbury Cake: Sara Thornton

12:32pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police has said the force is not set to lost 400 officers despite claims made by Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld at the weekend.

UPDATE: Delays on rail services between Oxford and London after two killed by train in "suspicious incident"

Banbury Cake: British Transport police badge

9:55am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

There are delays on rail services to London after a two people were killed when they were hit by a train in Slough.

Phones 4U employees to discover job fate today

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10:55am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Employees at four Oxfordshire Phones4U outlets can expect to find out if they have lost their jobs this afternoon.

Funding for an extra 9,400 hours of home care at risk

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8:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ELDERLY people getting home care could miss out on an extra 9,400 hours of support a week if the county does not meet Government targets.

I was only comforting woman says defendant

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A COUNCIL team leader has told jurors he was being Christian when he touched a woman’s leg and tried to kiss her in her bedroom.


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