WE ALL like to think our council is looking out for us, but Cherwell District Council took it to the extreme in the run-up to Christmas.

The council press office issued a friendly reminder that Monday, December 22 was “defrost your turkey day” and delivered the scary news that only one in four people defrost their turkey properly.

Council deputy leader George Reynolds said: “For those that love a turkey dinner at Christmas, the little things you do can make all the difference.”
Wise words indeed.

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THE quandry of which season September is in has caused confusion for Chiltern Railways.
Signs surrounding the site of the new Oxford Parkway railway station announce its arrival in ‘Summer 2015’ while the main site sign reads ‘opening Autumn 2015’.

Oxford Mail:
The rail operator clarified to the Insider that the station will open in early September, which they confirmed was summer, and the error occurred because one contractor thought early September was in Autumn. Let’s hope the trains are more reliable.

WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey leads a busy life as culture minister, but his website, vaizey.com, has not yet made the leap into 2015.
Under the section entitled latest news, Mr Vaizey reflects on the success of Wantage in the Great British High Street awards (Dec 11) and all the fun of Wantage Dickensian night on December 5.
Thankfully, Mr Vaizey’s Twitter feed is more up to date and on Tuesday he visited a new viewing gallery at Tate Modern in London.
If the MP for Wantage and Didcot looks far enough he will see a General Election on the horizon.

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