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Eco boom town near Bicester with £1.65bn investment

Oxford Mail: Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BICESTER will enjoy £1.65bn in investment by 2031, according to a new report ordered by council leaders.

Breaking news Lane of the A41 at Bicester closed after two-vehicle collision

Oxford Mail: A41 traffic alert

11:14am Friday 18th April 2014

ONE lane is closed on the A41 after an accident involving two vehicles on the southbound carriageway at Bicester.

Four break into home

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

Four people broke into a house in Danes Road on Tuesday while two children were on their own.

Ellie loses locks to support friend with cancer

Oxford Mail: Ellie Thompson is supported by colleagues as her head is shaved by Charles Tracoshas, of Gemini Hair, in Bicester. Pictures: OX66578 Mark Hemsworth

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

IT’S been a close shave for Ellie Thompson as she supports a friend with cancer.

Four-year-old's delight as beloved soft toy is found after Oxford Mail appeal

Oxford Mail: Chloe Kinch-Jones with her beloved Mummy Bunny Picture: OX66512 Simon Williams

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BELOVED soft toy that was missing for 10 days has been returned to her very happy owner.

Roller girls see red to raise hospice cash

Oxford Mail: Code Red Roller Derby team members Selina Thomas and Sharon Greenwood at Helen and Douglas House charity shop in Bicester

7:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

A BICESTER roller derby team have dedicated their 2014 fundraising effort to helping Helen and Douglas House hospice.

Traffic light troubles

Oxford Mail: Person hit by train

7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Traffic lights at the London Road level crossing between Priory Road and Mallards Way were stuck on red yesterday, but the barriers were still working.

Level crossing failure at London Road in Bicester

8:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

DRIVERS are being warned to be careful at a level crossing in Bicester which is broken this morning.

Foodbank gets help to give families a happy Easter

Oxford Mail: Handing over Easter eggs to the Bicester Foodbank are, from left, Katy Wintour and Claire Randall from Plus One Personnel in Bicester, with Janet Ray, foodbank project manager and Ann Beveridge a foodbank volunteer accepting the donation

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FAMILIES in Bicester facing tough financial times will get an Easter treat thanks to local firms.

Update: Woman inside store injured when car crashes into Co-Op

Oxford Mail: Woman hurt after car crashes into Co-Op in Bicester

12:50pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN has been injured after a Fiat Punto crashed into a Bicester Co-op this morning.

Back from the dead now Tamiflu victim is expecting a baby

Oxford Mail: Four- and-a-half years ago Samantha Goddard was fighting for her life after suffering an allergic reaction to Tamiflu. Now she is six months’ pregnant   Picture: Mark Hemsworth

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WOMAN who almost died after wrongly being prescribed swine flu drug Tamiflu is now expecting her first baby.

New trains on order for Chiltern services

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

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHILTERN Railways has agreed a deal to lease six new 100mph diesel locomotives for services linking Bicester and Banbury with London and Birmingham.

Plea for yellow lines to tackle parking hassle

Oxford Mail: Councillor Les Sibley

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

RESIDENTS say double yellow lines are the only way to resolve dangerous parking issues in their street in Bicester.

Diving club chief had sex with 15-year-old girl

Oxford Mail: Steven Allport

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

THE former chairman of a Bicester diving club has been jailed for two years for having sex with a 15-year-old girl the day before she turned 16.

Two new cars for Banbury and Bicester College students to learn their skills

Oxford Mail: Principal Rose Turner receiving the keys to the new cars from Mark Lucas of Hyundai UK

1:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BANBURY and Bicester College has received two new Hyundai cars for the college’s £2m motor vehicle centre.

Last chance to see Guys and Dolls in a real family show

Oxford Mail: Hugh and Angus Nicolson, front, with brother Will and sister Izzy are all involved in the musical. Picture OX66465 Antony Moore

1:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE Musical Youth Company of Oxford’s latest production has been a real family affair with twins Hugh and Angus Nicolson, younger brother Will and even their big sister Izzy on stage.

Crash on M40 causes delays

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

3:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

A three-car traffic collision has been causing delays on the M40 northbound between junctions nine and 10.

Top police chief lends a hand at crash scene

Oxford Mail: Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood.

10:35am Friday 11th April 2014

A SENIOR police officer helped victims of a crash on an Oxfordshire road this morning.

Woman in her 80s taken to hospital after crash on the A41

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

9:49am Friday 11th April 2014

A WOMAN in her 80s has been taken to hospital after she was involved in a crash on the A41 this morning.

Update sat navs to include crash spot

Oxford Mail: Skoda Citigo sat nav

7:30am Friday 11th April 2014

OWNERS of older sat navs are being advised to update their software to include an accident blackspot roundabout in Bicester.

Super-fast broadband

Oxford Mail: Council facing £2 million bill for IT improvements

8:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

New homes at Heyford Park will be fitted with super-fast broadband.

Anti-HS2 group seeks wider compensation

Oxford Mail: The cost of the HS2 high speed railway line, linking London, Birmingham and the North, could spiral from current estimates of £42.6bn to more than £80bn, opponents of the link, which cuts across north east Oxfordshire, have claimed

7:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

High speed rail opponents in North Oxfordshire say the Government’s offer of compensation does not go far enough.

Teen burglar is jailed after admitting Bicester break-ins

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Thursday 10th April 2014

A TEENAGE burglar who took part in nine break-ins where property worth £20,000 was stolen has been jailed.

Pupils’ paintings could prove puzzling

Oxford Mail: Visitors completing a jigsaw puzzle. Image courtesy of Arnhel de Serra. SP

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

People are being urged to vote for their favourite painting in a schools project which will see the winning entry made into a jigsaw puzzle.

Classic car drivers answer rallying call for display

Oxford Mail: Bicester Heritage managing director Daniel Geoghegan with a 1924 Vauxhall 30-98 and other classic cars

7:40am Wednesday 9th April 2014

IT looked like drivers had stepped back in time when staff at a former RAF base turned up for work.

Safety first plea at crash roundabout

Oxford Mail: Nick Cotter, left, and Les Sibley at the Vendee Drive roundabout, which keeps being hit by cars

6:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

PLANS for more signs and road markings by a roundabout plagued by accidents do not go far enough, Bicester councillors have said.

New cancer centre now open but it needs financial support

Oxford Mail: From left, deputy Bicester mayor Lynn Pratt, Leafy Taylor, Paul Harris, AnneMarie Godwin, Mechelle Harris and Rebecca Fletcher at the opening of the Hummingbird Centre in Launton, near Bicester

6:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE first support centre for people in Bicester who are fighting cancer has opened its doors.

Have you seen four-year-old’s missing teddy?

Oxford Mail: The beloved teddy

6:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A family is desperate to find this beloved teddy which has been lost.

First tracks laid in Oxford-London link

Oxford Mail: Chiltern managing director Rob Brighouse.

8:00am Monday 7th April 2014

THE first rail tracks have been laid in a £290m project to link Oxford and London Marylebone.

Schoolgirl’s locks gone in a snip for charity

Oxford Mail: Dakota holds her hair after her bold cut

7:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

FOR six years Dakota Cameron Knapton has been growing her hair long.

Delays on A34 due to broken down lorry

Oxford Mail: a34 alert

4:42pm Friday 4th April 2014

Traffic is slow on the A34 northbound after a lorry broke down blocking one lane near Junction 9 at the M40.

Police warning after they link house break-ins

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:30am Friday 4th April 2014

FOUR homes were burgled in Bicester in what police believe are linked incidents.

Butterflies force homes scheme change

Oxford Mail: A Brown Hairstreak

8:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A DEVELOPER has been forced to axe up to 200 homes from a scheme because of rare butterflies.

‘We’re not making a hash of roads’ say runners

Oxford Mail: Iain Belton draws some hash run markings outside his home in Bicester

8:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

WHEN police learned markings in flour were being left on streets in Kidlington and Bicester they were quick to warn residents criminals may be operating in the area.

Family evacuate house after washing machine catches fire

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:22am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A WASHING machine caused a fire in a home on Goldfinch Close in Bicester yesterday morning.

Bikers’ choc loads of Easter fun for disabled children

Oxford Mail: CHOC FULL: Bikers Christine, left, and George Earl of the Caldarium MCC collect Easter eggs donated by the Co-op for their May Easter egg run. Helping them load the eggs is Rita Wighton from the Co-op, in Carterton

7:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A MOTORBIKE club will deliver hundreds of Easter eggs to disabled children.

North Street in Bicester partially blocked after accident

Oxford Mail: Traffic Alert general

7:13pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

NORTH Street in Bicester is partially blocked due to an accident at the junction with Field Street. 

Blaze at Bicester home started in washing machine

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

6:03pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A FIRE in a home in Goldfinch Close, Bicester, began in a washing machine. 

Bikers deliver animal sanctuary supplies

Oxford Mail: Rob ‘Duggy’ Douglas with the Beerhounds Motorcycle Club leaving Bicester for their pet food run to Stadhampton animal sanctuary. Picture: OX66261 Mark Hemsworth

11:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

A CONVOY of motorcycles delivered much-needed food supplies to an Oxfordshire animal sanctuary.

Funeral of toddler who died after collision with a reversing car

Oxford Mail: Mourners at the funeral of Ellie-May Doran

8:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

TWO-YEAR-OLD Ellie-May Doran was remembered at a funeral service held yesterday.

Steeple Aston homes plan up for discussion

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Monday 31st March 2014

A DROP-IN session for people hoping to get one of 12 new affordable homes in Steeple Aston will take place tomorrow, between 4pm and 7pm at the village hall.

Baker rises to the occasion

Oxford Mail: Graham Nash

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

IT MAY have taken more than 80 years, but an Oxfordshire bakery is now the proud holder of a prestigious award.

Mass held to celebrate life of two-year-old who died in a collision

Oxford Mail: Mass held to celebrate life of two-year-old who died in a collision

3:47pm Sunday 30th March 2014

A MASS is being held to celebrate the life of a two-year-old girl killed in a car accident will be held in Bicester.

'Best man' stole from triple amputee

Oxford Mail: Former Pte Alex Stringer lost three limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan. His school friend Conor Aldous vowed to look after him

1:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014

THE BEST man of a triple amputee soldier has been jailed after stealing thousands from him.

NHS take disabled lad's frame because he was moving home

Oxford Mail: Oliver McConnell with mum Danielle and brother Josh, left. He has now been given a replacement walking frame

7:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A HEALTH trust took a disabled four-year-old boy’s walking frame away from him because he was moving out of Oxfordshire.

New cancer support centre opens doors in Launton

Oxford Mail: GIMMICK Sir Tony Baldry, Banbury MP

12:40pm Friday 28th March 2014

CANCER support and therapy centre, The Hummingbird, officially opens today.

Update: M40 lanes open again following crash that injured motorist

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:29am Friday 28th March 2014

TWO lanes are closed on the M40 southbound following a crash between a car and a lorry.

First building at Bicester eco-town is starting imminently

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:00am Friday 28th March 2014

THE masterplan for the entire Bicester eco town site has been submitted to Cherwell District Council by A2Dominion.

Bicester road name agreed

Oxford Mail: Nick Cotter, left, with Les Sibley

11:40am Thursday 27th March 2014

BICESTER Town councillors agreed to put forward Flanders Field Road as the name of the spine road in a new small estate under construction near Talisman Business Park, off London Road.

Friends' tree house built 85ft off the ground will have to be chopped down

Oxford Mail: From left, Alden Conley, Harry Court and Dougie Haynes with their impressive treehouse behind.  Pictures: OX66105 Simon Williams

8:30am Thursday 27th March 2014

IT’S a teenage rite of passage to build a treehouse.

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