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.

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

Banbury Cake:

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.

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

Banbury Cake:

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

Banbury Cake:

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

Banbury Cake:

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.

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.

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).

Inquiry over use of Taser in station drama

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7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

POLICE were unable to confirm whether a knife-wielding man who scaled a signal gantry at Banbury Station on Monday was hit by a Taser fired at him by officers.

County Show has something for everyone, not just farmers

Banbury Cake:

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YOU certainly cannot blame the organisers of the Thame Show for milking the town’s excitement.

Council lobby for increased pothole cash

Banbury Cake: Cllr Jean Fooks alongside a pothole at Carfax Tower in Oxford city centre, the third-worst location for compensation claims

6:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE county’s potholes will be brought to the Government’s attention as the council vowed to lobby for more cash.

Jewellery stolen from Carterton home

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

3:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

JEWELLERY was stolen in a burglary at a house in Alvescot Road, Carterton on Saturday .

Cherwell's Rubbish Guide to Christmas is a winner

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

3:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A RUBBISH campaign launched by Cherwell District Council to increase recycling rates has been given a top award.

UPDATE: Police cannot say if man in Banbury Station stand-off was hit by Taser

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12:48pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE were today unable to confirm whether a knife-wielding man who scaled a signal gantry at Banbury Station yesterday was hit by a Taser fired at him by officers.

NHS staff crisis looms

Banbury Cake:

9:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

bosses at the county’s main hsopitals are having to spend millions of pounds extra on agency workers due to staff shortages.

Jobs in jeopardy as phone shops are closed

Banbury Cake:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORKERS at four Oxfordshire Phones 4U outlets are waiting to discover what will happen to their jobs after the telecommunications company faced administration.

Fog warning for Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake:

7:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A YELLOW weather warning for fog has been issued for Oxfordshire this morning.

Good summer means corking vintage for our wine-makers

Banbury Cake:

7:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S winemakers are looking forward to raising a glass to next month’s harvest after a perfect summer for growing grapes.

Remanded in custody on assault charges

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two young men have appeared in court over the stabbing of a 22-year-old man in a park.

Police fire Taser at man to end rail station stand-off

Banbury Cake:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE fired a Taser at a knife-wielding man who closed Banbury Station when he climbed on to a signal gantry, it emerged last night.

Thames Water complaints drop

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Thames Water has reduced the number of complaints it receives by 10,300 in a year, a new report has found.

Call handlers will go hi-tech with the public

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

POLICE call handlers are set to use the latest technology to create a greater picture of members of the public getting in touch.

Volunteers will run half of county’s libraries by 2015

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5:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS will be staffing almost half the county’s libraries by next year as controversial changes come into force.

Festive rubbish award for council

Banbury Cake: Cherwell district council logo

5:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CHRISTMAS recycling campaign run by Cherwell District Council won an award for the Best Information Technology and Communication Initiative at the annual Association of Public Service Excellence awards.

£37.5m health cash set to be signed off

Banbury Cake:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

SENIOR health officials are being asked to sign off a submission for £37.5m of funding from NHS England this week.

UPDATE: Police shot Taser at man during Banbury Station stand-off

Banbury Cake:

10:18am Monday 15th September 2014

POLICE shot a Taser at the man who closed Banbury Station today, it has been confirmed tonight.

Inaccurate breast cancer tests probe ongoing

Banbury Cake: Breast cancer charities are encouraging more women to go for screening

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

INVESTIGATIONS into why 30 women had to be recalled over fears about inaccurate breast cancer tests are ongoing, the Oxford University Hospitals Trust said.

Cherry farms miss out on record crops

Banbury Cake:

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

FARMERS around the country are boasting record cherry sales this year, but the fortunes of those in Oxfordshire have blossomed less well.






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