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Bus firm in warning over road closure

Oxford Mail: road closed sign

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Stagecoach has warned of delays to its S5 bus service due to the closure of a section of London Road.

Cost of dawn hay fire could go over £100,000

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A BICESTER farmer said damage caused to his property by a huge straw fire could cost more than £100,000.

Man arrested over wartime bombs says they are so safe he lets his children play with them

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE man arrested after First and Second World War munitions were discovered at his house yesterday defended himself and said they were completely safe.

A royal send-off at town regiment’s last goodbye

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THEY have been proudly parading through Bicester for more than 70 years.

Young high-flyers wanted as cadets

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

BICESTER air cadets are trying to recruit more members after the group’s numbers dropped when it lost some facilities.

Problem with traffic lights causing queues between Oxford and Bicester

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

5:38pm Friday 26th September 2014

A MALFUNCTIONING set of traffic lights is causing traffic queues on the A34 between Oxford and Bicester.

Duke of Gloucester to witness disbanding of Bicester's 23 Pioneer Regiment

Oxford Mail:

11:35am Friday 26th September 2014

Bicester's 23 Pioneer Regiment will disband later this morning in front of the Duke of Gloucester.

M40 commuters delayed by car fire

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Friday 26th September 2014

A car caught fire on the M40/ A34 junction near Bicester, yesterday morning, spreading smoke across the motorway. Two lanes of the northbound carriageway were closed between Weston-on-the-Green and Junction 9 while two fire crews dealt with the car.

Cleared of drug dealing

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A man was yesterday cleared at Oxford Crown Court of plotting to deal crack cocaine after being caught with 18.9g of the drug.

Thieves smash way in

Oxford Mail: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

7:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Jewellery, a laptop and cash were stolen after thieves smashed patio doors to get into two properties.

UPDATE: M40 fully reopened after car fire but traffic still slow

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

5:24pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

TWO lanes are closed on the M40 between Junction 10 and Junction 9 southbound after a car caught fire.

Free activities greet ‘Older Persons Day’

Oxford Mail: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FREE activities will be held in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington to honour International Day for Older Persons, on October 1.

Bomb squad returns

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Further tests were carried out at a house in Buckingham Crescent yesterday after munitions were discovered there last week.

Drug dealing denied

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

BICESTER: A man has denied plotting to deal crack cocaine in the town.

Bulls rescued from blaze in farm barn

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Fifty bulls were saved from a barn fire, above, where about 2,200 tonnes of hay and straw were ablaze yesterday.

Korean War sacrifice honoured more than sixty years on

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE first Bicester soldier to die in the Korean War was honoured for his sacrifice yesterday as a relative was presented with a medal.

Stylish crowd turns up for opening of a pop-up shop

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A STAR-studded line-up has attended the launch of a pop-up menswear boutique at Bicester Village.

Huge barn fire in Bicester

Oxford Mail:

8:14am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A huge barn fire has been burning in Bucknell Road, Bicester.

Search goes on for wartime bombs

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE continued their search yesterday at the house in Bicester where a haul of wartime explosives and munitions were discovered.

Biker seriously injured

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A biker has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash.

Man in burglary case

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court charged with burgling a home and then stealing a BMW from the driveway.

Court date for pair in £14.6k rings theft from a Bicester Village store

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A man and woman will appear at Oxford Crown Court next month charged in connection with the theft of three rings worth a total of £14,600 from a Bicester Village store.

Search for more explosives is continuing

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A HOUSE in Bicester which was raided by police looking for explosives on Thursday is still being searched by officers.

Bombs found inside house

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A STREET was evacuated after a stash of First and Second World War explosives were discovered at a house in Bicester yesterday.

Burglars take laptop

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

JEWELLERY, a laptop computer and a camera were stolen in a burglary at a house in Bicester on Tuesday.

Raids linked to thefts of munitions from conflict sites

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

IT is believed the unexploded ordnance discovered in Bicester yesterday and Hertfordshire on Wednesday may have been stolen from heritage sites such as battlefields in the UK and abroad.

Experts to investigate eco-town rubbish bid

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

Specialist consultants have been appointed to investigate whether the new eco-town can be heated by burning rubbish.

Man arrested after Bicester explosives discovery released on bail

Oxford Mail:

8:25am Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN arrested following the discovery of a stash of First and Second World War explosives in Bicester yesterday has been released on police bail until November 11.

Children’s author’s triple tonic

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Friday 19th September 2014

AN author from Bicester has published the third book in his children’s series.

Live Blog: War weapons discovered in Bicester

Oxford Mail:

1:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Live blog with updates on the explosives incident in Buckingham Crescent, Bicester

Update: Police say Bicester explosives may have been plundered from protected sites

Oxford Mail:

11:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

WAR munitions discovered this morning at a home in Bicester may have come from illegal metal detecting at heritage sites.

'Keep both Bicester hospitals open for now'

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A CALL has been made to keep Bicester Community Hospital open when its replacement is completed because of concerns about winter pressure on bed spaces.

Memorial planned for town’s first ‘Madam Mayor’

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BICESTER’S first woman town mayor – re-elected to the post a further two times – and councillor of more than 20 years has died aged 92.

Electronics shop site will become an estate agency

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN estate agents is to open in the former Bicester home of an electronics shop that closed after 95 years in the town in July.

Villagers remember lives of men during First World War

Oxford Mail:

6:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NORTH Oxfordshire villagers have really got the history bug after tracing what happened to their relatives during the Frist World War.

Delays for drivers at junction nine of the M40

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

4:37pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A broken-down car is causing delays on the M40 southbound near Bicester.

MP’s replacement sought

Oxford Mail: Sir Tony Baldry

8:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The executive committee of North Oxfordshire Conservatives will meet next month to decide how a candidate for the Banbury constituency will be selected.

Eco-town donation

7:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BICESTER eco-town developers A2Dominion have donated £5,000 to charity groups in the town.

Broken down vehicle blocks M40 slip road

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

3:57pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BROKEN down vehicle is blocking one lane of an exit slip road off the M40 southbound.

Coroner outlines mower tragedy

Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN 81-year-old Parkinson’s sufferer died after a lawn mower ridden by his brother-in-law apparently pinned him to a wall and broke his back.

'I fear we'll never get justice' says father of dead toddler Sarah Dahane

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE dad of a toddler whose mother is wanted on suspicion of murder after the child was found dead fears justice will never be done.

Capital rail link consultation is open for views

Oxford Mail: The new look Chiltern Railways train

5:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CONSULTATION on a proposed new timetable between Oxford and London Marylebone has been launched.

Half marathon runner aims to raise awareness

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FOR Claire Court and her fellow runners on Team Thomas, this year’s Oxford Half Marathon isn’t about achieving a personal best time or realising a life-long ambition.

Two charged over theft of rings worth £14,600

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

Two people have been charged after three rings worth a total of £14,600 were stolen from a Bicester Village store.

Virtual trek to honour life of beloved nurse

Oxford Mail:

9:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A WOMAN who lost her battle with cancer is being honoured after years of service within the Bicester community.

Problems on county roads after four accidents

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

FOUR unrelated crashes in Oxfordshire caused problems on roads across the county.

Up and away in a beautiful balloon

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THERE are many ways to learn about hot air balloons, but few are better than riding in one yourself.

Two-vehicle collision on the M40 between junctions 9 and 8a

Oxford Mail: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

9:04am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE M40 is closed between junctions 9 and 8a southbound after a collision. 

One hurt in crash

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

8:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A motorcycle and a lorry were involved in a crash yesterday.

Solar farm is approved

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:20am Monday 8th September 2014

A 40-ACRE solar panel farm will be built in Upper Arncott, Cherwell District councillors have agreed – giving Green Energy UK Direct Ltd permission to build on arable farmland at Brook Farm.






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