RAF may shoot red kites after helicopter bird strikes

7:40am Saturday 7th June 2014

RAF Benson says it may have to shoot red kites after two military helicopters hit birds in the last two months.

The base was granted a licence by Natural England last year to shoot the birds but it has not yet used it.

Wing Commander Colin West, the base commander, said: “A growing number of bird strikes, coupled with the size and nature of the red kite, mean that the threat to aircraft safety has increased.”

The birds, reintroduced into The Chilterns in a conservation project after becoming extinct, have become increasingly widespread across the area.

Hugo Boss fined £1.2m for failings that led to death of boy crushed by mirror in Bicester Village store

Oxford Mail: Austen Harrison

3:46pm Friday 4th September 2015

A DESIGNER clothing firm has today been fined £1.2m for "systematic" health and safety failures that led to a four-year-old boy being crushed by a 7ft mirror.

UPDATE: Missing mum and six-year-old daughter from Witney found

Oxford Mail:

11:48am Friday 4th September 2015

A woman and her daughter who were missing from Witney have been found safe and well.

Delays between Oxford and London Paddington due to signalling problems

Oxford Mail: FGW train new

11:06am Friday 4th September 2015

A SIGNALLING problem at London Paddington is expected to cause delays of up to half an hour to all trains travelling from Oxfordshire to the capital until midday.

Hundreds expected to attend this weekend's ‘Refugees Welcome’ protest in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 4th September 2015

HUNDREDS are expected to attend a demonstration in Oxford this weekend against the UK Government’s stance on refugees.

Speeding motorist must ‘bear the memory’ of killing his close friend

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 4th September 2015

A MAN who killed his 26-year-old friend by speeding near North Leigh was jailed for a year yesterday.

The search to find Reggie his paw-fect forever home is on

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 4th September 2015

A “BOISTEROUS and bouncy” dog who “gets a bit psychotic” when he sees a vet has been stuck in an Oxfordshire rehoming centre for eight years.

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