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‘Yes’ to plan for 24,000 more homes in Cherwell District Council area

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THERE could be 24,445 new homes built across the Cherwell District Council area after councillors voted to approve modifications to the local plan.

Kidlington-based disabled rider rallies support for velodrome in city

Oxford Mail:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

SINCE suffering a severe brain injury in March 2006, Kidlington man Simon Head has been battling to get back on his bike.

Children see nature and heritage up close

Oxford Mail: Go Wild in Bicester

7:20am Friday 17th October 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN in North Oxfordshire will be getting their lessons in a wildflower meadow from the spring.

Fined for pub change

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

8:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A couple who turned their pub into a house without permission have been ordered to pay £17,000, Cherwell District Council said yesterday.

Boost for housebuilders

Oxford Mail: District councillor Debbie Pickford

6:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

People looking to build their own home in the district will be helped by a £90,000 Government grant.

Man admits hurting boy

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A 23-year-old man has admitted assaulting a three-year-old boy as he forced him to take medicine.

Bikers to raise memorial funds at Ride to the Wall event

Oxford Mail: The DLI honoured at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire

6:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

Hundreds of motorbike riders will embark on a “pilgrimage” of more than 70 miles to raise money for an Armed Forces charity next month.

Campaigners urge homeowners to apply for HS2 compensation

Oxford Mail: There has been a lot of opposition around the country to HS2

5:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

A group against the London to Oxford high-speed rail link project (HS2) has urged people living nearby to put in for compensation.

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.

Cherwell's Rubbish Guide to Christmas is a winner

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

3:30pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A RUBBISH campaign launched by Cherwell District Council to increase recycling rates has been given a top award.

Festive rubbish award for council

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

5:40pm Monday 15th September 2014

A CHRISTMAS recycling campaign run by Cherwell District Council won an award for the Best Information Technology and Communication Initiative at the annual Association of Public Service Excellence awards.

Fire crews put out field blaze

Oxford Mail: Fire engine Oxfordshire

8:59am Thursday 11th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were rushed to a farm near Cropredy to put out a field blaze. 

Children’s play hub’s a winner

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

3:20pm Saturday 6th September 2014

A RECORD number of children took part in Cherwell District Council’s summer hubs this year.

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

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

4:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

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

Sir Tony calls time on 32-year career as an Oxfordshire MP

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

VETERAN Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry will stand down from Parliament at the next General Election, he has announced.

Noise policy set to be debated by Cherwell District Council

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

A policy on how to deal with noise complaints in will be put to councillors for approval next week.

Air quality zones talks

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Action to tackle air pollution in Banbury and Kidlington could be taken.

500 new home sites in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington identified in ‘blueprint’

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

THOUSANDS of new homes could be built in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington under new plans drawn up by Cherwell District Council (CDC).

Residents the target of cold call fraudsters

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

FRAUDSTERS have targeted Cherwell District Council residents in a cold calling council tax scam.

Accident blocks road at Shipton-on-Cherwell

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Thursday 26th June 2014

The A4260 was blocked in both directions at Shipton-on-Cherwell yesterday because of a crash between a motorcycle and a truck.

Superfast net boon

Oxford Mail: Superfast broadband on the way to east Cleveland

8:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Superfast broadband access across 95 per cent of Cherwell has had a monetary boost after district councillors awarded £500,000 to the cause.

Update: Man who died in M40 crash was 39-year-old from Merseyside

Oxford Mail: 'Serious' crash on M40 causes delays

7:54pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

THE van driver, who died in last night's collision on the M40 was a 39-year-old from Merseyside, Thames Valley Police have said.

Update: London Marylebone to remain shut until further notice

Oxford Mail: Chiltern Railways has posted this picture of the damaged signal cable

7:12am Monday 16th June 2014

LONDON Marylebone will not re-open this evening and will be shut "until further notice" because fire damage to signalling cable was worse than first thought, Chiltern Railways has said.

Update: Chiltern Trains not going to Marylebone following fire

Oxford Mail: A Chiltern Railways Clubman train

9:52am Sunday 15th June 2014

CHILTERN Trains will not run services into London’s Marylebone station today.

Science park would provide 1,200 jobs as Kidlington plan likely to be submitted in next two weeks

Oxford Mail: Co-investor Angus Bates with plans for the science park on land at Langford Lane. Picture: Andrew Walmsley

8:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

PLANS are to be submitted for a science park in Kidlington that developers say will create 1,200 jobs.

Home care clients ‘open to abuse’ says damning report

Oxford Mail: Allied Healthcare’s offices in Kidlington High Street

6:00am Friday 13th June 2014

THE county branch of the UK’s biggest home care provider said it has improved following a damning report highlighting that users were open to abuse.

Planners think again on sites for new homes across Cherwell

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

6:30am Wednesday 11th June 2014

A COUNCIL has been told to go back to the drawing board in its search for sites for thousands more homes across Cherwell.

Cherwell local plan to be revised

Oxford Mail: Michael Gibbard

7:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Cherwell District Council has said it is looking into how to include an extra 6,000 homes in its planning strategy.

Dedicated hotel parking plan dropped

Oxford Mail: An artist’s impression of the new development

10:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

PLANS for dedicated parking spaces to serve a planned town centre hotel have been dropped in a council U-turn.

Valley Girls saddle up for charity epic

Oxford Mail: Valley Girls in training for their ride across Rajasthan

8:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A GROUP of mothers have started their training for an adventure of a lifetime.

Blueprint for 16,750 homes under scrutiny

Oxford Mail: Sir Tony Baldry

7:30am Wednesday 4th June 2014

A PLANNING inquiry over where development will take place across Cherwell has opened.

Council to raid reserves to fund new homes

Oxford Mail: District councillor Debbie Pickford

6:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

COUNCILLORS are being asked to approve a further £9.5m to fund new homes across Cherwell.

Pickleball players strike world championship bronze

Oxford Mail: Bronze winners Ian Wilson, Frances Bird, Alison Eastgate, Gill Smith and Brian Hook

9:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

SUCCESS might be hard to come by for England’s footballers this summer, but the UK’s pickleball players already have something to toast.

CHERWELL ELECTIONS: Tears as widow takes late husband's seat

Oxford Mail: Chris Heath

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

CHRIS Heath burst into tears as she held the seat of her late husband for the first time since his death.

CHERWELL ELECTIONS: Labour gain is ‘no big deal’ to Tories

Oxford Mail: Tory leader Barry Wood

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

CONSERVATIVE Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood said the UK Independence Party ate into its vote as the Tories lost two seats to Labour.

Live Elections 2014: Live blog from Oxford, West Oxfordshire and Cherwell councils

9:07am Friday 23rd May 2014

Follow our live coverage of the election counts and results for Oxford City, West Oxfordshire District and Cherwell councils. Our blog will carry news and titbits for you, while we have the results being updated as they happen in our results module, which you can get to by clicking the banner at the top of this page

Councillor's tweet prompts Baldry complaint to Miliband

Oxford Mail: Sir Tony Baldry

6:40am Wednesday 21st May 2014

BANBURY MP Sir Tony Baldry has written to Labour leader Ed Miliband complaining about a tweet posted by an Oxfordshire councillor.

One-party election branded ‘mockery’

Oxford Mail: Tim Hallchurch was unopposed

10:00pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A NATIONAL campaign group has branded an uncontested election in Oxfordshire a “mockery of democracy”.

Free ID tags for dogs

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

4:40pm Saturday 17th May 2014

MORE free identity tags have been issued to dog owners in the Cherwell District Council area this year.

Charity proves a real lifeline for a recovering crack addict

Oxford Mail: Dennis Wilkinson with Lifeline’s Dee Dee Wallace

6:00am Tuesday 13th May 2014

DENNIS Wilkinson was an alcoholic and heroin and crack cocaine addict for 35 years, but is now sober thanks to Oxford’s Lifeline services.

Chance to have say on mental health services

Oxford Mail: The Horton Hospital in Banbury

5:40am Tuesday 6th May 2014

FORMER and existing users of Cherwell’s mental health services are invited to share their views at a forum today.

North Oxfordshire residents to help create Cherwell district wards

Oxford Mail: Cherwell district council logo

8:00am Tuesday 29th April 2014

PEOPLE who live in North Oxfordshire are being asked to help draw up new wards for Cherwell District Council.

Skydiving mum makes leap of faith for charity

Oxford Mail: Gemma Allen

5:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

A GRIEVING mum-of-three has raised £3,235 for a cancer charity in her mother’s name.

Sprinklers approved at Campsfield centre

Oxford Mail: A new sprinkler system for Campsfield detention centre has been approved

8:30am Friday 25th April 2014

A new sprinkler system at a fire-struck immigration detention centre was approved last night.

Appeal to recycle Easter eggs packaging

Oxford Mail: Eggs Marks the Spot- Cadbury Easter Trail

5:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Recycling officers from Cherwell District Council have urged residents to recycle packaging from their Easter eggs.

Cherwell bids to divert route of HS2 works

Oxford Mail: Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

6:30am Monday 21st April 2014

IN SATURDAY’S Oxford Mail, we reported that councillors at Cherwell District Council had rejected plans to spend £14,000 opposing part of the HS2 rail link scheme.

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”.

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