Hunger strike is over

Campsfield House immigration detention centre

Campsfield House immigration detention centre

First published in News

A hunger strike by 50 detainees at Campsfield House immigration detention centre, Kidlington, ended on Saturday.

Campaigners said the action ended at the Langford Lane centre because of concerns following an outbreak of flu.

The protesters called for all immigration centres to close and Close Campsfield campaigner Bill MacKeith said they “should be able to live in society with support if they are not allowed to work”.

The centre opened in 1993 and is run by private firm MITIE. It takes up to 216 men whose cases have yet to be resolved.

Our top stories:

Charges over theft

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A 22-year-old man from the town has been charged with robbing a convenience store and falsely imprisoning two members of staff.

Latin dictionary ready

Oxford Mail: university of oxford logo

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A 101-year project to complete a dictionary of medieval Latin has finally come to an end.

Police car ends up in ditch after collision

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A police car ended up in a ditch after colliding with another car off Oxford Road, East Hanney, on Monday.

Fundraising mission to keep friend Connor’s name alive

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

LUCY-ANNE Cage has made it her mission to raise money in memory of her close friend Connor Tremble.

Soldier's son keen to return medals to family of veteran

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FOR the last 20 years Michael Quirke has kept a box of Great War medals and badges in an old tobacco tin in his cabinet.

Stressed medical student died after taking heroin overdose

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

7:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A POSTGRADUATE medical student died from a heroin overdose after he turned to the drug to cope with the stress of his studies, a coroner heard yesterday.

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

Oxford Mail:

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.

Children not alone in finding school tough

Oxford Mail:

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

UPDATE: Abingdon Road reopened after pedestrian seriously injured in collision

Oxford Mail:

1:31pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Abingdon Road has reopened after a pedestrian collided with a car.

GBH at Bicester shopping village

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A man has had his sentencing adjourned yesterday for causing grievous bodily harm in a shopping centre.

One killed, two hurt in three-car smash near Brize Norton

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A PERSON was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the Witney Road near Brize Norton yesterday.

Oxford United foiled on deadline day

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Michael Appleton is determined to do his shopping earlier next summer after Oxford United were unable to land their top target before the transfer window shut last night.

Farewell to Abingdon boy Skye Hall, who lived his short life to full

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IN the final hours of his life, brave youngster Skye Hall showed incredible strength and told people to remember to make the most of what they have.

Silent disco planned in memory of Liberty Baker

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Details have been announced for a silent disco to raise money for a memorial commemorating crash victim Liberty Baker.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree