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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.

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

6:00am Tuesday 19th 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. 

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.

Lorry fire near Fresh Direct in Bicester

Oxford Mail:

10:41am Friday 8th August 2014

THERE are reports that a lorry is on fire in Bicester near Fresh Direct in Bainton Close. 

Case review: Toddler’s death ‘wasn’t preventable’

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 8th August 2014

THE death of a toddler – who police believe was murdered – could not have been prevented, an investigation has found.

Joy as Tamiflu victim gives birth to ‘miracle’ baby boy

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 7th August 2014

SHE was the woman who came back from the dead after swine flu drugs almost killed her, now Samantha Goddard is celebrating becoming a mum.

Music festival cancelled amid uncertainty over council licence

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

8:10am Thursday 7th August 2014

MORE than 1,400 music lovers have been refunded their ticket price after a festival near Bicester was cancelled.

Plans for 700 homes coming under scrutiny

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

MORE than 700 houses, a primary school and sports pitches could be built in Bicester if plans are approved tonight.

Rail link could force stables to close down

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

RIDING school owners fear they might have to close and sell their animals because of noise from a new rail link.

Rail link could force stables to close down

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

RIDING school owners fear they might have to close and sell their animals because of noise from a new rail link.

Equine skills to thrill show crowds

Oxford Mail: Marie Thomas on Harrington II. Picture: OX61113 Antony Moore

7:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

HORSE riders using lances, swords and guns will dazzle the crowds at this year’s Bicester and Finmere Show.

Missing 29-year-old has been found

Oxford Mail:

1:58pm Monday 4th August 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man from Blackthorn has been found after going missing for more than two weeks.

Races and activities at family biking fun day

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 4th August 2014

A ‘TOUR de Bicester’ will be held in the town during this year’s Bikes and Family Fun Day.

Parents of care home death son close in on inquest cash

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 4th August 2014

MORE than a year after teenager Connor Sparrowhawk died in a mental health unit, his parents almost have enough money for legal representation at his inquest.

Town contest continues to find 'hidden gems'

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Monday 4th August 2014

YOU never know what you might find in the back garden.

Tanning salon 'as garish as illuminations at Blackpool'

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Monday 4th August 2014

A TANNING salon has been likened to Blackpool illuminations, with town leaders branding its shop front “gaudy.”

Man goes missing in Blackthorn

Oxford Mail:

4:46pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A man from Blackthorn has gone missing.

Jason, 22, wins recognition for community aid

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A VOLUNTEER dubbed a “shining example” has been presented with an award from Bicester Rotary recognisng his hard work.

Prison raises concern

Oxford Mail: Bullingdon Prison

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Concerns have been raised about HM Bullingdon Prison in an official Government rating.

Crash near Bicester leaves three needing hospital treatment

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

5:36pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THREE drivers were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford this afternoon (Thursday) after an accident near Bicester.

Writer shows it’s never too late to pen your first novel

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

IT had always been a fam-ily joke that Antonia Abbott should write a book – but no one thought it would take 60 years.






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