Election candidate lists to be announced tomorrow

Banbury Cake: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

7:40am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Candidates standing for election across Oxfordshire this month will be announced tomorrow.

Teachers vote for strike action during exam time

Banbury Cake: Gawain Little

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OXFORDSHIRE delegates of the National Union for Teachers voted to stage another strike during exam time if the row with the Government over pay, pensions and conditions continues.

Marching and music to mark St George's Day

Banbury Cake: Morris dancers

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE red cross will be flying throughout Oxfordshire tomorrow to mark St George’s Day.

Burglar steals Afghanistan and Iraq war medals

Banbury Cake: The Iraq medal

12:42pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WAR medals have been stolen by a burglar who smashed through patio doors to raid a home.

Car assault inquiries continue

Banbury Cake: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A 23-year-old man is due to answer bail today after a woman was hit by a car following an argument with a driver.

Mum sets herself a healthy challenge

Banbury Cake: Neil and Anneliese Giggins, with three-year-old Isaac and Oliver, 17 months

8:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT’S the dilemma for the busy modern family – you want to put the healthiest food on the table but time often means choosing pre-prepared meals.

Thunderbirds creator's life is celebrated

Banbury Cake: Gerry Anderson

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE first annual convention celebrating the life of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson took place over the weekend.

Crash death inquest

Banbury Cake: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN inquest will be held at 11.30am today at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court in Oxford into the death of a man whose car left the road and hit a tree.

Hi-tech balloon might have crashed over Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: University of Nottingham’s PhysSoc society launching the balloon on Friday

7:40am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A hi-tech helium balloon which was on course to take pictures of the Earth has been lost in Oxfordshire.

Views wanted on changes to Oxfordshire drug and alcohol services

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

People are being encouraged to have their say on Oxfordshire County Council’s plans to change its drug and alcohol treatment service.

‘Home bowel cancer test kit helped save my life,’ says Eynsham man

Banbury Cake: Chris Gallaher was persuaded by wife Sandy to use his bowel cancer test kit              Picture: OX66636 Antony Moore

7:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN Chris Gallaher received an NHS bowel cancer testing kit in the post he almost threw it away.

Sex exploitation worker to join child protection battle in Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

6:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A CHILD protection charity has been called in to Oxford to help fight those targeting vulnerable children for sex.

Getting up to speed with rural broadband

Banbury Cake: Hugo Pickering, who set up the Cotswold Broadband group in 2011

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

IN the 21st century, broadband is a utility in households as vital as gas, electricity and water. For those in cities and towns, receiving fast internet speeds is often taken for granted but in rural outposts, the “buffering” symbol is a common sight for frustrated customers. DAN ROBINSON looks at villages and hamlets’ efforts to get up to speed

Appeal to recycle Easter eggs packaging

Banbury Cake: Eggs Marks the Spot- Cadbury Easter Trail

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Recycling officers from Cherwell District Council have urged residents to recycle packaging from their Easter eggs.

The Scales of Justice

Banbury Cake: Scales of Justice

11:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Cases heard recently at Oxfordshire magistrates' courts

City council pins hopes on new bid for unitary status

Banbury Cake: oxford city council logo

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD could become an entirely self-governing city and the county council abolished if Labour wins the next General Election, the city council’s leader has said.

'Don't blame schools for society's problems,' says teaching union president

Banbury Cake: Geoff Branner

8:20am Monday 21st April 2014

SCHOOLS alone cannot solve the problems of “poverty, poor housing, neglect and abuse”, Banbury Academy’s head of special needs said as he became president of the NASUWT teaching union.

Coroner to rule over unearthed treasure

Banbury Cake: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Inquest hearings tomorrow will determine whether or not six objects unearthed in Oxfordshire can be classed as treasure.

Jousting and horse stunts draw the crowds at country fair

Banbury Cake: A driving team in action at the show.

7:10am Monday 21st April 2014

THOUSANDS of people descended on Thame for the town’s annual country fair.

Cherwell bids to divert route of HS2 works

Banbury Cake: Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

IN SATURDAY’S Oxford Mail, we reported that councillors at Cherwell District Council had rejected plans to spend £14,000 opposing part of the HS2 rail link scheme.

Thames Vallley Police defends giving out 2,162 criminal cautions

Banbury Cake: Sir Tony Baldry

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

MORE than 500 police cautions were handed out last year to criminals who had already been given formal warnings.

Ongoing roadworks around Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: Revealed - list of roads to be repaired in town

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

The following areas have ongoing roadworks:

Easter Monday Chemists

Banbury Cake: A number of chemists in Warrington have late-night opening hours

8:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

CHEMISTS open on Easter Monday around the county:

Science Vale Oxford: a true research phenomenon

Banbury Cake: Steve Cowley

5:10pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE COWLEY is a proud man. “The UK is the second most productive research nation in the world after the US, but the US is five times the size of the UK,” he enthuses when asked about Science Vale. “Per head, nobody compares to us.”

Asbestos timebomb: Deaths set to peak over next two years, says family who lost grandad

Banbury Cake: aughters and grandchildren of Larrie Lewington, clockwise from front left, Callum Lewington, 13, Summer Clapperton, two, Rebecca Lewington, 31, Louis Clapperton, six, Charlie Unwin, seven, Evie Unwin, 11, Jessica Lewington, 30, Jake Cross, 11

8:50am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE family of a man who died after years of exposure to asbestos have warned of a “ticking timebomb” as deaths from the disease are expected to peak over the next two years.

Stretch of A420 will shut for seven weeks

Banbury Cake: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

8:40am Saturday 19th April 2014

Part of a major road through Oxfordshire is to close for seven weeks this summer while it is repaired.

Oxfordshire crime tsar’s plan leading the way

Banbury Cake: Anthony Stansfeld

7:10am Saturday 19th April 2014

POLICE and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has said setting his priorities has helped to bring certain crime rates down.

Wilderness Festival to offer more forest revelry

Banbury Cake: Top chef Russell Norman

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

ORGANISERS of Oxfordshire’s Wilderness festival have unveiled a programme of feasting and revelling for their expanded event, which they say will recapture the spirit of the raucous Wychwood Forest Fairs originally held on the site.

Update: M40 cleared after earlier reports of collision

Banbury Cake: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

TRAFFIC on the M40 near junction eight near Milton Common has returned to normal following a reports of it slowing due to an accident.

Cafe creates space to discuss the big sleep

Banbury Cake: Laura Freeth, Death Cafe facilitator for OXBEL, meets and talks to people in a local cafe.  Picture: OX66632 David Fleming

5:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TEA and sympathy is taking on new meaning acoss the county this year as a series of ‘Death Cafes’ seek to shed light on the dark subject of death. Debbie Waite reports

Donations in memory of runner Claire Squires bring in £1.15m

Banbury Cake: More than £1m has been raised in memory of Claire Squires

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

ABOUT £1.15m has been raised by the Claire Squires Fund in memory of the runner who died after collapsing one mile from the finishing line of the London Marathon two years ago.

Delays on First Great Western trains between Didcot and Reading

Banbury Cake: A First Great Western High Speed Train

1:27pm Friday 18th April 2014

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to 15 minutes on First Great Western services.

Dementia patient search service is axed after not finding enough missing people

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A PIONEERING scheme to locate missing dementia patients has been forced to close after it found only one lost OAP in 18 months.

Drama for mum and baby in kitchen fire

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

A mum and baby escaped a kitchen fire after a warning from the smoke alarm going off.

Chance to buy iconic car for Jensen’s 80th birthday

Banbury Cake: Steve Barby, left, and Gregg Alvarez, of Jensen Motors

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ENTHUSIASTS wanting to own an iconic Jensen car are being offered the chance of snapping up a rare, limited edition model signalling the marque’s 80th anniversary.

Lack of bricklayers ‘may threaten housing boom’

Banbury Cake: Bricklayer Simon Wells says he is so busy he is having to turn work away. Picture: OX66598 Damian Halliwell

10:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHRONIC shortage of bricklayers and construction professionals in the county could slow down house building and push up property prices still further.

Election day decisions: are we in or are we out?

Banbury Cake: CRUNCH TIME AT THE SEAT OF POWER

5:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

This year’s elections for the European Parliament on May 22 will see voters in Oxfordshire become part of the second largest electorate in the world – trumped only by India. Damian Fantato reports

SCALES OF JUSTICE: Cases from the county law courts

Banbury Cake: REJECTED AND DEJECTED: An Ammanford man was left disappointed after a judge refused to send him to jail.

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

BANBURY MAGISTRATES

Council spent £42k on a special media team

Banbury Cake: Andrew Smith

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

SPIN doctors were hired at a cost of £42,000 to help Oxfordshire County Council handle the Oxford grooming gang scandal.

County dole claimants reach five-year low

Banbury Cake: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

The number of people signing on the dole in the county has fallen to just one per cent of the working population for the first time in more than five years.

Wildlife? We’re just nuts about it

Banbury Cake: A red squirrel

8:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

HALF of Oxfordshire residents have seen a muntjac deer in their garden, but only two per cent think they have ever had a visit from a red squirrel, pictured.

New care home fees get council approval

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council rev logo

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council has approved its new care home fees for this financial year.

89 per cent get first choice school

Banbury Cake: Cllr Zoe Patrick

6:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEARLY 90 per cent of Oxfordshire children due to start school in September have been allocated a place at their first choice.

Innocent man given substantial police payout for photo mistake

Banbury Cake: Guilty: Daniel Rodriguez

8:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

POLICE have paid a man “substantial compensation” after releasing his photograph in a press release about a rapist.

There's plenty to debate as districts go to the polls

Banbury Cake: White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon last year after local council elections. Votes will be counted on Friday, May 23, following three district council elections

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NEXT month thousands of people across Oxfordshire will be able to have their say on how their councils are run.

Smoke alarm alerts mother

Banbury Cake: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MOTHER and baby were able to safely leave their home thanks to their smoke alarm.

Runners pound the capital's streets to boost their favourite charities

Banbury Cake: Anna Reading is all smiles as she makes progress in the capital

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOR the 36,000 people taking part, this year’s London Marathon was the culmination of months of training.

Vehicle fire on the M40 between Thame and Watlington

Banbury Cake: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A VEHICLE caught fire on the M40 in Oxfordshire earlier this morning.

Plans approved

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A proposed link between Oxfordshire County Council and Hampshire County Council has taken a step forward.

£59m road projects included in budget

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Oxfordshire County Council agreed yesterday to include £59m of transport improvements around the county in its capital programme.








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