TRAFFIC: Delays around the ring road near Kennington roundabout

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5:49pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TRAFFIC is building up along Oxford's ring road near Kennington roundabout.

Children not alone in finding school tough

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5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HELEN WRIGHT finds out how parents confront a financial squeeze educating their offspring, while education chiefs choke on providing meals for all pupils under seven

Sir Tony calls time on 32-year career as an Oxfordshire MP

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5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

VETERAN Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry will stand down from Parliament at the next General Election, he has announced.

RAF job no child’s play for this reservist mum

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8:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOR Cheryl Huntbach, the news isn’t just a source of information – it could show her where her next job will be.

Motorists already facing major delays in and out of Oxford this morning

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7:48am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THERE are already major delays around the Kennington roundabout this morning as works continue and the schools go back. 

Gifts galore as Facebook appeal couple tie the knot

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7:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A COUPLE who turned to Facebook for help to get married tied the knot at the weekend after being inundated with offers of support.

Councillor's resignation prompts call for council discussion

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6:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

COUNTY council leader Ian Hudspeth has called for a “serious discussion” about the role of councillors.

Last call for hospital staff award nominations

Banbury Cake: The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

5:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NOMINATIONS close on Friday for the Oxford Mail and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust’s Hospital Heroes awards.

County council's cabinet member for finance Arash Fatemian steps down

Banbury Cake: County Council finance chief Arash Fatemian.

11:35am Monday 1st September 2014

COUNTY council cabinet member for finance Arash Fatemian has stood down from his position.

Update: No candidate 'lined up' to take over from Banbury MP Tony Baldry who is standing down

Banbury Cake: Sir Tony Baldry

11:06am Monday 1st September 2014

CONSERVATIVE Tony Baldry MP has announced he will stand down at the next General Election.

Scales of Justice: 18 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 1st September 2014

18 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Drivers facing delays on Oxfordshire roads

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

8:51am Monday 1st September 2014

DRIVERS are facing delays of up to 15 minutes this morning due to heavy traffic.

Theatrical costume charity faces final curtain after 46 years

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8:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Wanted: a new home for 7,000 costumes, accessories and props, 3,000sq m or more.

Finance member steps down from cabinet

Banbury Cake: County Council finance chief Arash Fatemian.

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Arash Fatemian, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for finance, has resigned from the cabinet.

Oxfordshire 'Oyster' mired in debate over technology

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7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN OYSTER-style travel card for Oxfordshire is being hampered by technology wrangles, it has been claimed.

Saddle up for a charity horse ride

Banbury Cake: WHATEVER IT TAKES: Michael Wood who has written a book after his horrific horse riding accident and is raising funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Picture: RICHARD DOUGHTY

6:50am Monday 1st September 2014

Registration is open for a charity horse ride at Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, on Friday, September 19.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

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7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

The week's best pictures

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6:00pm Saturday 30th August 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

Trains cancelled after person hit by train

Banbury Cake: A First Great Western High Speed Train

3:32pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TRAINS from Oxford to London Paddington were cancelled this afternoon after a person was hit by a train at Ealing Broadway.

Victims of crime in Oxfordshire to get £1m in support from Thames Valley Police

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10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

ONE million pounds has been made available to help victims of crime by the Thames Valley’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Man admits to three ATM arson attacks

Banbury Cake: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

A man has pleaded guilty to three arson attacks on cash machines in Banbury.

Childcare provision above the national average

Banbury Cake: CARE AND CAREERS: Career is just child’s play

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is one of the few places in the UK where enough out-of-school childcare is available, a report has revealed.

Most of Oxfordshire will have fast broadband by late next year

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5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Oxfordshire with superfast broadband is on track to be completed by the end of next year, say county council bosses.

Car break-in charges

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Two young women and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with stealing sat-navs, mobile phones, CDs, and sunglasses from cars.

Roadworks on A420 near Shrivenham finish a week early

Banbury Cake: a420 alert

3:09pm Friday 29th August 2014

Roadworks scheduled to rumble on until mid-September have finished a week early.

Lane closed on M40 near Banbury after accident

Banbury Cake: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

2:44pm Friday 29th August 2014

A TRAFFIC accident has closed one lane of the M40 southbound near Banbury.

Chilly challenge supports efforts to combat disease

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7:00am Friday 29th August 2014

TIPPING buckets of icy water over your head has never been of use for anything more than perhaps getting a cold.

Restoration of parkland glory planned

Banbury Cake: Knutsford Historical Society

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A THREE-year project will take place to restore historic parkland to its original glory.

Delays on First Great Western trains due to signalling problem

Banbury Cake: A First Great Western High Speed Train

2:58pm Thursday 28th August 2014

TRAINS between Didcot Parkway and Reading are delayed by up to 20 minutes due to an earlier signalling problem.

Service sector firms have helped boost Oxfordshire recovery

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2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW report highlights Oxfordshire as a recovery success story.

Brewery stocks pubs with defibrillators

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12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BREWERY is looking at where best to equip its Oxfordshire pubs with life-saving machines.

The Scales of Justice: 20 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Trial for man accused of assaulting police officers

11:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Asbestos-related deaths 'will peak in next five years'

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9:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

ASBESTOS deaths are set to reach a record high in Oxfordshire in the next six years, it has been warned.

Send us your ice bucket challenge videos

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8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

As Ice Bucket Challenge fever sweeps the nation, we want to see your videos as you rise to the challenge.

School run will add to Oxford bypass roadwork jams

Banbury Cake: Oxford’s Eastern Bypass

8:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

DRIVERS are being warned they face more traffic congestion as parents return to the school run next week.

Noise policy set to be debated by Cherwell District Council

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

A policy on how to deal with noise complaints in will be put to councillors for approval next week.

300 sign petition over parking fees at Oxfordshire's community hospitals

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6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

MORE than 300 people have signed a petition opposing any moves to introduce parking charges at community hospitals.

Appeal over council’s school transport policy

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Oxfordshire County Council will consider an appeal against a decision made under its home-to-school transport next week.

Oxford Mail website gets a fresh, updated look

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12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Oxford Mail’s website has been overhauled to give it a clean new look.

Defibrillator campaign’s taking off after Mail pitches in to help

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6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE number of people in Oxfordshire being trained to use life-saving equipment has soared thanks to an Oxford Mail-backed campaign.

Giving Oxfordshire's disabled people time to shine in sport

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5:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Disabled people in Oxfordshire enjoy a wide range of different sports on a regular basis tailored to their needs. DAN ROBINSON reports on what is available and how it benefits them

Rain puts a stop to charity skydive by 24 people

Banbury Cake: Charlotte Nott with mum Jenny Daniels

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A charity skydive to raise money for quadruple amputee Charlotte Nott was among events affected by bad weather yesterday.

Community group offers cheaper oil

Banbury Cake: Four facts on paying for care

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A countryside community group is encouraging villagers with oil heating systems to sign up to its bulk-buying scheme.

Air quality zones talks

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Action to tackle air pollution in Banbury and Kidlington could be taken.

City expansion review sought

Banbury Cake: Grenoble Road near the Kassam Stadium

6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A REVIEW of the Green Belt could be completed in just a year, the leader of Oxford City Council has said.

Oxford homes chief criticises district councils’ local plans

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6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD’S housing boss has accused the county’s other councils of “kicking the can down the road” when it comes to housing.

When man’s best friend is a potential life-saver

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5:00pm Monday 25th August 2014

IT IS often said that a dog is man’s best friend, but for many people with disabilities or medical conditions the bond they have with their animals is even stronger.

The Scales of Justice – 18 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales - zxc

11:00am Monday 25th August 2014

18 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Waiting times among areas failing patients’ charter as health targets not being met

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9:00am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than half of Oxfordshire’s health service targets are being missed, latest figures show.

NHS stub-it-out aid helps 3,600 in Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: Hilary Hibbert-Biles

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than 3,600 people in Oxfordshire were helped by the NHS to quit smoking, new figures show.






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