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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.

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

Oxford Mail: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00am Sunday 31st 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. 

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”.

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.






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