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There's plenty to debate as districts go to the polls

Oxford Mail: White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon last year after local council elections. Votes will be counted on Friday, May 23, following three district council elections

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

NEXT month thousands of people across Oxfordshire will be able to have their say on how their councils are run.

Jobs axed by two councils sharing posts

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

SEVEN jobs across two councils have been lost as an agreement to share further services gets under way.

Developer’s plan for Green Belt site thrown out

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:30am Monday 7th April 2014

A BID for 14 homes at a garden centre on Green Belt land has been thrown out.

Lightning that blew tree apart 'like bomb going off'

Oxford Mail: Nicholas Kaye with the tree that was destroyed by lighting

8:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

A MAN said lightning which blew apart a 120ft redwood tree yesterday was “like a bomb going off”.

Accident closes lane of M40

Oxford Mail: The Horton Hospital in Banbury

7:50am Saturday 29th March 2014

Two lanes were closed on the M40 southbound between junctions nine and 10 yesterday, following an accident.

Book charts the history of the River Cherwell and a lot, lot more

Oxford Mail: Author Jean Stone by the River Cherwell at Lower Heyford Bridge. Picture: OX66104 Mark Hemsworth

5:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

JEAN Stone started delving into the history of the River Cherwell out of casual interest.

Council taking legal advice on tax letter recall

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

FINANCE bosses at Cherwell District Council are taking legal advice after the company which handles its council tax bills had to recall 36,000 letters.

Council has to send out new tax demands

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

5:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

CHERWELL District Council will have to reissue about 36,000 council tax bills after several printing mistakes werefound.

Boost for tree project

Oxford Mail: Ambulance stock image

7:00am Monday 10th March 2014

Health staff joined a project to plant 1.3 million trees at NHS sites by planting 15 at Kidlington and Adderbury ambulance stations.

Recycle bins in Cherwell sales bonanza

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:00am Monday 24th February 2014

CHERWELL residents have taken advantage of cut-price recycling bins, buying nearly 1,500 in just two months.

High streets get helping hand to boost trade

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

7:40am Monday 17th February 2014

PLANS are under way to boost high street trade in three Cherwell communities with free parking, new signs and visitor information.

Complaints about noisy dogs on rise in North Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: Tony Ilott, left, and Kierion Mallon with the gavel

9:00pm Friday 14th February 2014

NOISE complaints about disruptive dogs are on the rise in the Cherwell District Council area, with over 150 complaints in under a year.

£83,000 grant to study incinerator heating scheme

Oxford Mail: The incinerator at Ardley

3:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

A COUNCIL has won an £83,000 Government grant to see if the Ardley incinerator can heat eco homes.

Minister Danny Alexander sees apprenticeships in action

Oxford Mail: From left, Danny Alexander, Oxford West & Abingdon Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate Layla Moran and ACE carpentry tutor Keith Smith

8:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

A LEADING politician came to a Kidlington training centre to promote apprenticeships and urge more businesses to take them on.

Yarnton generosity sees trust fulfil its purpose

Oxford Mail: Dr Kulwant Pandher, second left, with trustees Graham Melhuish, Sheila Westall and John Cherry at Yarnton Medical Practice. Picture: OX64948 Antony Moore

10:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

A VILLAGE trust set up to collect cash for health equipment is being disbanded because the local surgery now has all the kit it needs.

March decision on buying army land for homes

Oxford Mail: Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

6:00am Monday 3rd February 2014

COUNCILLORS are expected to make a decision over whether to buy surplus Ministry of Defence (MoD) land at Graven Hill, by March.

Forecourt fuel thefts falling as clampdown is widened

Oxford Mail: GETTING TOUGH: From left, Sgt Kevin Tobin, Cherwell Crime Partnership co-ordinator June Lynes and Shell Ducklington assistant manager Rory Gough

7:30am Saturday 1st February 2014

A SUCCESSFUL scheme to stop motorists filling up their cars and driving off without paying for fuel has been rolled out in West Oxfordshire.

Publishing HS2 rail report ‘not in the public interest’

Oxford Mail: Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin

5:54pm Friday 31st January 2014

MINISTERS have blocked the release of a report into the controversial HS2 rail project, over-ruling a decision by the freedom of information watchdog which said it should be disclosed.

Garages sign up to fuel theft watch

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

6:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014

A SCHEME to tackle drivers stealing fuel from petrol stations is to be rolled out to another Oxfordshire district.

Cherwell District Council loses yet another appeal over house plans

Oxford Mail: Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry

6:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014

CHERWELL is an “open goal” for “opportunist” housing developers after council bosses lost another housing appeal, Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry said.

Three-vehicle collision at Steeple Aston

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:43pm Monday 27th January 2014

A ROAD is blocked after a three-vehicle collision at Steeple Aston. 

Flood alert issued on River Cherwell

Oxford Mail: Flood alert issued for Worcester

6:40pm Saturday 25th January 2014

A FLOOD alert covering the section of the River Cherwell from Lower Heyford to Oxford has just been issued by the Environment Agency.

12 years in jail for father who held children hostage at Kidlington flat + Audio

Oxford Mail: Daniel Rodriquez has been jailed for 12 years

9:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

A FATHER-of-two who held his twin daughters hostage during a siege after taking a “devastating cocktail of drugs and alcohol” has been jailed for 12 years.

Have your say on councillors

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:00am Wednesday 8th January 2014

PEOPLE are being asked how many councillors should represent Cherwell District Council in the future.

Police serve festive dinner to pensioner crime victims

Oxford Mail: Sgt Colin Travi with Dee and Tony Paddy at the lunch. Picture: OX63963 Antony Moore

4:00pm Saturday 4th January 2014

ELDERLY Kidlington residents who have been victims of crime enjoyed a Christmas lunch organised by the village’s neighbourhood police officers.

River Cherwell on new flood alert after heavy rainfall

Oxford Mail: Flooding Oxford stock

11:30am Thursday 2nd January 2014

A FLOOD alert has been issued for the River Cherwell, which is expected to burst its banks and spill into the floodplain today. 

Dementia bid backed

Oxford Mail: Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry

7:30am Tuesday 17th December 2013

North Oxfordshire MP Sir Tony Baldry has given his backing to global action to tackle dementia.

Mortgage help to end

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:00am Friday 13th December 2013

A national mortgage rescue service run in North Oxfordshire by Cherwell District Council will end in March.

Authorities missed a chance to save tragic baby Y

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

12:30pm Thursday 12th December 2013

A REPORT into the death of a 22-month-old child in Oxfordshire has highlighted a “missed chance” to save him.

Scooter crash appeal

Oxford Mail: The scene of the collision

7:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

POLICE were last night still appealing for witnesses after a 24-year-old man from the village died riding his scooter.

Jobs target beaten

9:30am Wednesday 4th December 2013

The number of new jobs created across Cherwell between July and September has smashed a target for the entire year.

Vote success boosts work of charity helping parents

Oxford Mail: Karen Hancox with her children Charleigh and Konnor; below, far left, meeting Samantha Cameron at 10 Downing Street  Picture: OX55657 Jon Lewis

4:00pm Saturday 30th November 2013

AN Oxfordshire stillbirth and neonatal death charity has won the lion’s share of the public vote — and the £3,000 prize — in this year’s Lloyds Bank Community Fund.

Cherwell residents offered chance to buy bargain bins

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

10:30pm Friday 29th November 2013

RECYCLING bins provided by Cherwell District Council will be sold at a reduced price next month.

Exhibition of The Rookery retirement flat plans

Oxford Mail: David Betts

5:00pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

An exhibition on plans for 31 retirement flats in The Rookery will be held this week.

Tools stolen from vans

10:30am Saturday 23rd November 2013

TOOLS have been stolen from four vans in Kidlington.

On the hunt for voters

7:00am Thursday 7th November 2013

Canvassers are to visit district homes that have not returned their electoral roll registration forms.

Priorities discussed

7:00am Friday 1st November 2013

Cherwell District Council’s priorities for the next five years will be discussed at a meeting next week.

Good causes vie for your votes

Oxford Mail: From left, OPCSG committee members David Beesley and John Goldsmith, Charlie Burns and David Dent of LLoyds Bank, Bob Butler of the OPCSG committee, Denise Mitchell of Lloyds and John Grundy from the OPGSC committee. Picture: OX62933 Mark Hem

5:40pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

FOUR good causes are appealing for votes from people in Kidlington as they compete for £3,000 in funding from Lloyds TSB.

Green Belt alarm puts project on hold again

5:40pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

PLANS to build a home on land in Kidlington have failed to win the support of planners after concerns about impact on the Green Belt were raised.

Councillors oppsed to HS2 to hold talks

10:30am Tuesday 29th October 2013

Councillors fighting plans to build the High Speed Rail link between London and Birmingham are due to meet on November 5 to discuss the next step.

Thief finds keys and takes cash from van

11:00am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Cash was stolen from a white Ford Transit van left in Weston-on-the-Green.

Thousands of new homes are coming, says Local Plan

9:30am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

PLANS for thousands of new homes to be built across Cherwell have been submitted to the Government.

Fire crews called to leaking container

9:40am Saturday 12th October 2013

Firefighters were called to deal with a leaking container found on the M40.

Council’s cash award

10:30am Thursday 10th October 2013

CHERWELL District Council has been handed a share of £366,932 given to three councils.

Store’s fun event to raise cancer money

Oxford Mail: Linda Brown, Claire Richards and Kirsten Swan with the prizes. Picture: OX62496 Marc West

5:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

CASH will be raised for charity at the Kidlington branch of clothes shop M&Co on Friday from 7pm.

Anger remains as work starts at care home site

5:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

WORK to pave the way for a controversial 54-bed care home in Kidlington has started.

Council takes action on 'appalling' planning appeal ruling

Oxford Mail: Michael Gibbard

2:00pm Friday 4th October 2013

COUNCIL chiefs are seeking legal advice after four major planning applications were given the go-ahead on appeal.

Sites identified for DIY homes project

3:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

A COUNCIL is hoping a scheme to get people building their own homes will start to make a dent in its waiting list.

More tenants seek help with rent

7:00am Tuesday 24th September 2013

WELFARE reform, including the introduction of the controversial bedroom tax, has sparked a rise in applications for extra cash to help pay rent in North Oxfordshire.

Council allows home in field, 28 years after first planning bid

7:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

A 28-YEAR bid to develop a paddock by 32 Mill Street, Kidlington has come to an end after councillors approved a three-bedroom detached house on the site.






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