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.

Update: Driver in A40 fatal crash released on bail

Oxford Mail:

9:12am Saturday 10th October 2015

TRIBUTES have poured in for a “vibrant and popular” former student who was struck down and killed on the A40.

Tributes paid to 'remarkable' Maisie Norton who lost her battle against cancer aged 17

Oxford Mail:

5:30am Saturday 10th October 2015

A “REMARKABLE” teenager whose battle with cancer inspired hundreds to raise funds for research has passed away.

First World War hero honoured with memorial stone

Oxford Mail:

12:25pm Saturday 10th October 2015

Soldiers from the barracks named after First World War hero Edward Brooks officially unveiled a new memorial at his grave today.

£440m new Westgate to open in 2017

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 10th October 2015

OXFORD’S revamped Westgate Centre will reopen in October 2017, just in time to give the city’s economy a £100m Christmas bonus.

Restaurant reopens six months after fire gutted Randolph Hotel

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 10th October 2015

THE restaurant at the Randolph Hotel has reopened nearly six months after a devastating blaze, but the hotel will not be back to normal until March.

Developers reveal their vision for neglected shopping centre

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Saturday 10th October 2015

MULTI-MILLION pound plans to transform a neglected Cowley shopping centre are set to rejuvenate the area, developers said.


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