Inspectors praise police, but officer morale ‘low’

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8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

INSPECTORS have praised Thames Valley Police for making savings while increasing the number of officers and staff in frontline roles.

Inspectors praise police, but officer morale ‘low’

Banbury Cake: police officer rear

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

INSPECTORS have praised Thames Valley Police for making savings while increasing the number of officers and staff in frontline roles.

Firefighters continue to tackle barn blaze near Thame

Banbury Cake: Fire engine Oxfordshire

7:55am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Firefighters are still tackling a barn blaze near Thame which closed the A148 for four hours last night. 

Last chance for say on transport

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6:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE public have their last chance to comment on proposals for major transport schemes across Oxfordshire.

Shining a light on solar stance

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SOLAR farms have won the official support of Oxfordshire County Council experts following a raft of new plans.

Celebrating 25 years since the return of our red kites

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10:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

TWITCHERS are preparing to celebrate 25 years since endangered red kites were introduced to the Chilterns on the Oxfordshire border in a major breeding programme.

The Scales of Justice - 23 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st July 2014

CASES heard recently at Oxford Magistrates’ Court

One in 15 pupils taught in temporary classrooms

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9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

ONE in every 15 children in the county has been taught in a temporary classroom in the last year.

First Great Western trains delayed by up to an hour this morning

Banbury Cake: A First Great Western High Speed Train

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

TRAINS to Oxford and London Paddington from Worcester Shrub Hill are delayed by up to an hour because of a signalling problem this morning.

Services for deaf people leave many ‘patronised’

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

LEGAL action could be brought against healthcare providers unless services for deaf people are improved, it has been warned.

No major incidents during series of firefighters' strikes

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6:50am Monday 21st July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S firefighters were not called to any major incidents during four strikes held over the weekend.

Striking firefighters attend one incident

Banbury Cake: Fire engine Oxfordshire

12:18pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS attended one incident in Oxfordshire during last night’s strike.

Man rescued after M40 crash

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

9:58am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MAN was rescued from his car after it left the M40 overnight.

Retirement beckons as school term ends

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5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

As schoolchildren look forward to a summer of freedom, education reporter SOPHIE SCOTT speaks to teachers saying a more permanent farewell to lessons as they prepare for retirement

Picture special: From Battle Proms to charity running, life can really be a blast

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5:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Our deputy picture editor Richard Cave takes his pick of the week’s best photographs and tells us why he reckons they make the grade

Strike-hit fire service responds to three incidents

Banbury Cake: Fire engine Oxfordshire

9:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called to three incidents during strike action overnight.

Weather update: Mixed forecasts over thunderstorms but rain all day

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9:21am Saturday 19th July 2014

THERE are mixed forecasts over the likelihood of today's thunderstorms hitting parts of the county today.

Mental health patients are being sent miles out of area for treatment

Banbury Cake: Where will funds come from?

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

MILLIONS of pounds has been spent sending hundreds of mental health sufferers outside the area for inpatient treatment – on at least one occasion more than 500 miles away, the Oxford Mail can reveal.

Flood warnings across Oxfordshire

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8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

COMMUNITIES across Oxfordshire have been warned to prepare for the risk of flooding over the weekend.

Boy, 11, dies after falling off a horse

Banbury Cake: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

An inquest has been opened into the death of an 11-year-old boy.

Crowdfunding campaign to back young artist

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8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

AN ARTIST has started a crowdfunding campaign to back her first exhibition in an Oxford arts venue.

Shaping future of area health services

Banbury Cake: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

7:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

HEALTH bosses are seeking people with ear, nose, throat, bladder and bowel conditions to join advisory groups to shape the future of services.

Business community rises to charity sports challenge

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7:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

BUSINESSMEN and women swapped their suits for sports gear to take part in a fundraising challenge in Oxford.

Residents the target of cold call fraudsters

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

FRAUDSTERS have targeted Cherwell District Council residents in a cold calling council tax scam.

So who is responsible for the scourge of sewage flooding in Oxfordshire?

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6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

SEWERS in Oxfordshire need to be upgraded to cope with more housing, according to councillors and residents hit by overflowing sewage.

Weather: Brace yourself as the forecast still bad, with amber warning and potentially more thunder and lightning

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7:45pm Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE is braced for more severe weather tonight after the Met Office put yellow and amber warnings in place for the South East this weekend.

Plans for new primary school move forward

Banbury Cake: Melinda Tilley

6:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

A NEW primary school on a 1,000-home estate will take pressure off the current village school, it is hoped.

Drivers face delays as weekend events start

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

5:06pm Friday 18th July 2014

DRIVERS face delays on the A34 and the M40 this afternoon, as the Game Fair in Woodstock and Truck Festival in Steventon begin this weekend.

Heavy traffic after car and lorry collide on M40

Banbury Cake: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

2:57pm Friday 18th July 2014

A CAR needed to be removed from an embankment by the M40 near Wendlebury, after it was involved in a collision.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Banbury Cake: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

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

Sex assault figures rise

Banbury Cake: Sara Thornton

9:00am Friday 18th July 2014

THE number of sex crimes reported to police in Oxfordshire rose by 29 per cent in the last year, nine percentage points above the national average increase.

Traffic getting heavier as CLA Game Fair starts

Banbury Cake: Traffic Alert general

8:45am Friday 18th July 2014

TRAFFIC is building up this morning as the CLA Game Fair rolls into town.

Readers' pictures and video: Lightning storm hits Oxfordshire

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8:08am Friday 18th July 2014

FORKED lightning and rumbling thunder rolled across the Oxfordshire sky this morning as the muggy weather created a spectacular storm.

Train services disrupted

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Trains will not run between Didcot Parkway and Swindon from August 2-3 due to improvement works on the track.

Arrests unconfirmed

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Police are unable to confirm how many, if any, of the 34 suspected paedophiles arrested by Thames Valley Police over the past six months were from Oxfordshire.

Exhibition celebrates naturalist’s life

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6:50am Friday 18th July 2014

BEFORE HD wildlife documentaries, this is how the Victorians got up close and personal with the natural world.

Nurse will see you to keep doctor free

Banbury Cake: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

PATIENTS with minor conditions could be seen by nurses so GPs can focus on more complex cases under new plans.

Signalling problems cause delays on First Great Western services

Banbury Cake: A First Great Western High Speed Train

5:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

COMMUTERS travelling home by rail from London and Reading face delays of up to 20 minutes tonight, due to a signalling problem between Twyford and Maidenhead.

Mobile phone company set to create 25 new jobs

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2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A MOBILE telephone accessories manufacturer is looking to triple its workforce just two years after starting up.

Firms need city to become more like USA, say bosses

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2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’s gro-wth as a centre for high-tech industry could be stunted by poor infrastructure and a limited labour pool.

The Scales of Justice – 22 people up in court

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

22 cases heard recently at Oxford and Banbury magistrates’ courts

Ambulance bosses give health advice as mercury rises ahead of heatwave in Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: Ambulance stock image

9:35am Thursday 17th July 2014

Ambulance bosses have urged people to take care as the county prepares for a heatwave.

A rail booster for house prices

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7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

HOMEOWNERS near a train station are sitting on a goldmine, with their houses worth tens of thousands more than ones farther away.

Paedophile suspects arrested by Thames Valley police

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

THAMES Valley Police have arrested 34 suspected paedophiles as part of a national operation.

Watchdog says learning disabled need more help

Banbury Cake: My Life My Choice member Tracey Taylor

5:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

MORE must be done by county GPs to accommodate people with learning disabilities after focus group members raised concerns, a charity said.

Going . . . going . . . gone for good from our landscape . . .

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6:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

WITH cooling towers at Didcot A power station about to come down, we delve into the archives to look back at dramatic demolitions in Oxfordshire over the years. Andrew Ffrench reports

Read all about it as star pupils graduate

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5:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Two years ago a campaign was launched to improve children's reading ability in the county. Sophie Scott looks at its success.

Thames Valley Police arrest 34 suspected paedophiles in national swoop

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

11:34am Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN OPERATION targeting suspected paedophiles has led to 34 arrests across the Thames Valley.

County weather alert

Banbury Cake: Weather latest: Keep an umbrella handy

8:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Oxfordshire this Saturday due to the risk of heavy, thundery showers across South East England.

TB epidemic ‘will send cost of beef and milk rocketing’

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7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FARMERS are struggling to cope with the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) across Oxfordshire, and are warning that prices of milk and beef could go up.


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