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.

Plans for 150-bed hotel in Oxford include a new microbrewery

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

BEER could once again be brewed at a city centre site as part of £30m plans for a new hotel.

Hospital porters likely to back action over jobs and pay cuts

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 4th July 2015

HOSPITAL porters are expected to have voted in favour of industrial action yesterday in a ballot over proposed changes to their jobs.

Romans invade school to bring ancient history to life

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 4th July 2015

ROME wasn’t built in a day, but that didn’t stop the students at Cheney School from trying.

Women’s World Cup squad is sparking inspiration on and off pitch

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 4th July 2015

ENGLAND Women’s successful World Cup tournament has been proving inspirational in the city.

Our care cost quadrupled: I just thought they‘d made a mistake

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 3rd July 2015

DISABLED people are said to be living in fear of more cuts to their care and benefits as they struggle to cope with government changes.

Builders save Oxford property from fire started by iron

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

5:45pm Friday 3rd July 2015

QUICK-THINKING builders helped save an Oxford property from being destroyed by fire after an iron was left on.

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