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.

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries after hit-and-run

Oxford Mail:

10:58am Saturday 6th February 2016

Police are hunting a white van following a hit and run in Wallingford.

Sainsbury's confirms it will open new store in Oxford City Centre

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 6th February 2016

SAINSBURY’S is set to open a new store in central Oxford, it has emerged.

Two missing teenagers found

Oxford Mail:

12:20pm Saturday 6th February 2016

Two missing Oxford teenagers have been found safe.

Elderly phone link service could be under threat after council cuts funding

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 6th February 2016

THE “invaluable” Phone Friends scheme for the elderly in Oxfordshire is at risk after the county council pulled its funding.

Terminally ill Oxford United fan plans journey from USA to Wembley for final

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 6th February 2016

A TERMINALLY ill Oxford United fan who lives in the USA says “it will mean everything” for him to cheer on the U’s at Wembley.

Writers clash on the future of reading as figures show e-book use has grown in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 6th February 2016

BOOK lovers in Oxfordshire are turning to electronic tomes more and more, according to latest figures from our libraries.

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