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Wheels on fire as children race at Bicester's cycling fun day

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Youngsters pedalled their way to victory as Bicester hosted its third annual cycling fun day.

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Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Parents appeal for backing to keep disabled girl riding

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

PARENTS of a severely disabled four-year-old who has therapeutic horse riding lessons are desperate for people to sign a petition to keep a Wendlebury stables open.

Motorist who killed his friend is spared jail

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

AN ELDERLY driver who killed his friend driving back from bowls practice has been spared prison.

Eco-town plans put on show to public

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

8:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

The first of a series of planning applications for the new eco-town are available to view on Cherwell District Council’s website.

Dogs join hunt for funds in group’s cycle challenge

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

HOUNDS of the Heythrop Hunt joined their masters for a different sort of ride over the weekend.

Village in superfast broadband milestone for Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: Nick Carter,  cabinet member for business and customers

7:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip Oxfordshire with superfast broadband will reach its 10,000th property today.

They grow ‘em bigger in Ardley...

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEARLY 30 years after entering his first competition, Stephen Jeffries proved he is still the vegetable king as he won the biggest pumpkin prize at Ardley and Fewcott Gardening Club’s annual flower and produce show on Saturday.

Superheroes benefit hospice

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A PAIR of superheroes were spotted at the three-legged race in Croughton.

Man hurt in tree crash near Steeple Aston

Oxford Mail: South Central Ambulance Service failed to meet targets

9:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A road was blocked yesterday after a car came off the road and drove into a tree.

Two flood alerts issued for Bicester following heavy rain

Oxford Mail:

8:32am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TWO flood alerts have been issued in Bicester following heavy rainfall this weekend.

Talented family take the lead at annual village show

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

IT was a successful day for Caroline Nevile and her family at the Steeple Aston Flower and Dog Show yesterday, as they picked up awards across the board.

Prisoner attacked by a fellow inmate

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A PRISONER in his forties was assaulted by another inmate at HMP Bullingdon on Friday.

UPDATE: A4260 near Steeple Aston cleared after car drives into tree

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

9:19am Monday 25th August 2014

OXFORD Road (A4260) has been cleared near Steeple Aston, after a car drove into a tree.

New lease of life for ‘vital’ foodbank

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 25th August 2014

A FOODBANK that had to reduce its opening hours to one day a week will soon be back full time after finding a new home.

Vehicle fire on M40 near Bicester closes one lane

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

2:08pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

One lane has closed on the M40 near Bicester following a vehicle fire. 

Man says sorry as pal pushes attempted Bicester robbery victim

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A MAN apologised after his friend pushed a 24-year-old into a stream in Bicester and demanded cash.

Choking death of former U’s fan ‘accident’

Oxford Mail:

11:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE death of a D-Day veteran and Oxford United fan who died after choking on food in a care home was yesterday ruled an accident.

Banking on success for bridal business

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NOT being able to find a dress for her wedding prompted Madelaine Orlando to open a bridal boutique of her own.

Two men arrested in connection with skimming device in Bicester cash machine

Oxford Mail:

11:21am Thursday 21st August 2014

POLICE have arrested two men who allegedly put a “skimming device” in a Bicester cash machine.

Sale of defence site land for housing sealed

Oxford Mail: Surplus MoD land in Bicester

7:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

LAND for a self-build housing site in Bicester has been bought from the Ministry of Defence.

Chocolate thief ordered to pay £66 compensation

Oxford Mail: John Hamer pleaded guilty to 21 charges at Hereford Magistrates Court.

7:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN must pay more than £60 in compensation after stealing two chocolate bars.

Unexploded shells discovered in scrapyard

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

UNEXPLODED shells, thought to be from the Second World War, were detonated yesterday after being unearthed in a scrapyard.

Bomb alert in Bicester

Oxford Mail:

12:38pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

ARMY officers are detonating several explosive Second World War shells found at a scrapyard in Bicester.

Inquest into death

Oxford Mail: The coffin of D-Day veteran and lifelong Oxford United fan, George Bateman is carried into the chapel at Headington Cemetery, Oxford

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

An inquest into the death of Oxford United stalwart George Bateman will take place tomorrow.

Plans for next phase of eco-town put in

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Detailed plans for the next phase of the 6,000-home eco-town to be built on the outskirts of the town have been submitted to Cherwell District Council.

Strangers step in to make special day go ahead

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A WEDDING couple relying on the generosity of strangers to hold their wedding are getting closer to being able to set a date for their big day.

Victoria makes a spectacle of herself

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD from Bicester is through to the final of the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award.

Food bank delivers to homes as search for a base goes on

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FOOD bank is now making home deliveries while it looks for a permanent location.

Two kept in hospital after car river crash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MOTHER and daughter were still in hospital last night after their car plunged into the River Cherwell on Sunday.

Plan for stable may mean a footpath is diverted

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FOOTPATH south of Piddington, near Bicester, could be diverted to allow the owner of Chilling Place Farm to build new stables.

Convicted paedophile caught with 200 indecent images of children

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

A PAEDOPHILE was caught with indecent images of children after he asked a police officer to help him set up his web cam.

Flooded-out residents are all back home at long last

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE last resident of a Bicester sheltered housing complex has finally moved back into his home after about 50 people were flooded out on Christmas Eve.

Police in hunt for antisocial mini-bikers

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Police are mounting extra patrols after a spate of mini-motos being riden antisocially in Bicester.

First of Chiltern Railways' new locomotives arrives in UK

Oxford Mail: A Class 68 locomotive at builder Vossloh's factory in Valencia, Spain

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

THE first of six new diesel locomotives to power Chiltern Railways expresses between Oxfordshire, London and the West Midlands has arrived in the UK.

Firefighters raise charity cash in mate’s memory

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

FIREFIGHTERS ran, rowed and cycled for more than 1,600 miles to complete a 24-hour challenge in memory of a former colleague.

Dog walkers banned after 20 years

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

DOG walkers are being stopped from using land owned by Bicester Heritage due to ‘health and safety reasons’.

Incinerator starts to generate power

Oxford Mail: The incinerator at Ardley

1:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

ELECTRICITY has been sent into the National Grid from the Ardley incinerator for the first time.

Super fun for little heroes

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

FOUR-year-old Leo Barker used his “spidey sense” along with dozens of other young superheroes at the MAD Academy superheroes party.

Upper Heyford couple turn to Facebook after big day is ruined when brother is killed and father falls critically ill

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

SIMON WINTERS and Julie Willoughby were just hoping for a little Facebook help for their wedding after a brutal three months.

Two separate crashes on M40

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

4:24pm Thursday 14th August 2014

TRAFFIC was delayed after two accidents on the M40 southbound today.

Heritage day turns out to be a real classic

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

ORGANISERS of a classic car heritage day are looking forward to their next event after almost 1,000 people attended their first two.

How brotherly love helped raise £3k for hospice

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A BICESTER teenager has completed a 50km canoe challenge to help raise thousands for the hospice that cared for her younger brother.

Horses and their riders jump to it for a charity extravaganza

Oxford Mail:

6:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

SHOWJUMPING horses dazzled audiences at this year’s Bicester and Finmere Show.

Two hurt and one arrested after series of crashes

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

8:30am Tuesday 12th August 2014

TWO people were taken to hospital and a driver was charged with drink-driving after a series of crashes on Oxfordshire’s roads yesterday morning.

Dog attacked sheep in field

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 11th August 2014

A 79-year-old woman agreed to pay a farmer £155 after her dog attacked one of his sheep.

Youngsters have a ball at town’s annual play day

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

IT may look like something from a sci-fi movie, but in fact 10-year-old Josie Munoz is in one of the giant play balls at Bicester’s annual play day.

Cannabis factory found

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:50am Saturday 9th August 2014

Cannabis worth £5,000 has been found in a basement beneath a garage in the village.

726 new homes approved as estate continues its growth

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 9th August 2014

HUNDREDS of new homes, a primary school, village centre and a care home will be built on the outskirts of Bicester.

Pedal power will help pupils get to Peru

Oxford Mail:

10:10pm Friday 8th August 2014

SIX teenagers from Bicester Community College are cycling about 1,000 miles to fund a school trip to Peru.

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