Breaking news 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.

Breaking news 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.

Police and crime commissioner’s £6,700 expenses

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6:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld claimed £6,734 in expenses in the last financial year.

Carers are lauded as an ‘inspiration’

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MORE people who care for friends and relatives were found in Oxfordshire than anywhere else in the UK during a carers’ awareness week.

Hospital authority paid thousands in defence costs

Banbury Cake: oxford university trust hospitals logo

6:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MISTAKES and legal blunders cost the county’s hospital authority £13.9m in compensation and legal fees last year, new figures show.

Strike up a note to spur on city’s half marathon runners

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6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MUSICIANS from across Oxfordshire have been invited to drum up support for charity and motivate almost 7,000 runners for the Oxford Half Marathon.

The Scales of Justice – 19 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

19 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Delays after motorcycle accident

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

10:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

MOTORISTS were faced with traffic delays in both directions of the A421 westbound after an earlier motorcycle accident.

Consultation backs cut to some hospital transport in Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: COMMITTED: John Radcliffe Hospital

10:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANS to axe free hospital transport for some patients have been supported by most people who responded to a consultation on the proposals.

M40 queues stretch to Watlington after crash

Banbury Cake: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:32am Monday 22nd September 2014

QUEUES on the M40 are said to be stretching back to Watlington after a crash on the southbound carriageway. 

A huge dive into pool

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8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

Thousands of residents made a splash at the town’s outdoor swimming pool.

H&M assault sentence

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A man who assaulted a woman in a clothes shop has been handed a community order.

Bikers to raise memorial funds at Ride to the Wall event

Banbury Cake: The DLI honoured at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire

6:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

Hundreds of motorbike riders will embark on a “pilgrimage” of more than 70 miles to raise money for an Armed Forces charity next month.

Campaigners urge homeowners to apply for HS2 compensation

Banbury Cake: There has been a lot of opposition around the country to HS2

5:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

A group against the London to Oxford high-speed rail link project (HS2) has urged people living nearby to put in for compensation.

Car collides with M40 central reservation

Banbury Cake: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

2:37pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A CAR collided with the central reservation of a motorway today. 

PICTURE SPECIAL: Owzat for a tree-mendous week of photographic delights?

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6:00pm Saturday 20th 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

Devoting their lives to caring for the elderly

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5:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

TRUDY Meardon knows a lot about the importance of providing good, personal care.

Google wipes search results for 20 people's convictions after just one person's 'Right To Be Forgotten' request

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8:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

THE convictions of 20 people have been wiped from Google search results because of a single complaint in the latest controversy caused by a controversial European privacy ruling.

Cocaine dealer jailed

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

8:40am Saturday 20th September 2014

A man who tried to escape from police carrying £200,000 worth of cocaine in his car has been jailed.

Heavy rain warning

Banbury Cake: May Thunderstorm

8:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for rain is in place across the county this morning.

Taser inquiry returns

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

7:50am Saturday 20th September 2014

An investigation into an incident where a police officer fired a Taser at a knife-wielding man at Banbury railways station has been handed back to Thames Valley Police.

12,000 visitors put Thame Show back on county map

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5:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

AFTER engines revved up, Thame Show organisers hope they have turned a corner by restoring the festival to its traditional September date.

Meet the top mums who do the business

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5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Oxford Mail is supporting your chance to choose the county’s top business mothers at Oxfordshire’s inaugral NatWest Venus Awards. ALEX WYNICK meets some of the finalists

Heavy traffic after crash on A34 and congestion in city centre

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

4:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

DRIVERS are facing long delays on the A34 this afternoon (Friday) after a two-car collision.

More heavy rain forecast for Oxfordshire on Saturday

Banbury Cake: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

3:15pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across Oxfordshire tomorrow morning.

UPDATE: Normal service resumes after train delays due to bad weather and signalling problems

Banbury Cake: A First Great Western High Speed Train

8:12am Friday 19th September 2014

FIRST Great Western train services have been hit by cancellations and delays after bad weather and technical faults this morning.

Man injured in collision

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

An elderly man was taken to hospital after being struck by a car in Banbury’s West Bar Street yesterday at 2pm.

Vote means county leader must write cuts letter to PM

Banbury Cake: Ian Hudspeth

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THE leader of Oxfordshire County Council will be writing to the Prime Minister to express concern about funding cuts to local government after his coalition split for the first time.

Yellow weather warning for rain and possible thunderstorms in Oxfordshire today

Banbury Cake: After the heatwave comes the thunderstorms: 'Yellow Alert' as heavy rain forecast

7:59am Friday 19th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for rain has been issued for Oxfordshire today.

Salmond concedes defeat as Scotland votes against independence

Banbury Cake: INDEPENDENCE VOTE: The Flags of  St George, the flag of Scotland and the Great Britain flag fly high in North Northumberland not far from the Scotish Boarders.

7:12am Friday 19th September 2014

Alex Salmond conceded defeat in his fight for Scottish independence, after Scots voted by a margin of around 55%-45% to stay part of the United Kingdom.

Northern Gateway ‘will increase traffic by half’

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7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

MORNING traffic on a main route into the city could increase by almost half if a major development in North Oxford goes ahead, it has been claimed.

It’s no mystery why county is a star for film companies

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6:00am Friday 19th September 2014

STARS graced Oxfordshire with their presence this week when film crews descended on the county.

Elderly man hurt after car collision

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

5:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

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

Best-selling writer could draw on all her humble beginnings

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4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A WRITER who rose from a life in children’s homes to become a respected countryside author of books about Oxfordshire and Warwickshire has died aged 86.

VOTE: What does Oxfordshire think about Scottish independence?

Banbury Cake: Which way will Scotland vote?

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

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

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

Banbury Cake: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

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

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

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.

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

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.

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).

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.






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