23 Pioneer Regiment: A proud and poignant final parade

The Oxford Times:

11:10am Monday 28th July 2014

MARCHING through Bicester town centre, immaculately dressed troops turned their heads to the right to salute town mayor Lynn Pratt, who stood on a podium alongside two officers with hands to their temples.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

The Oxford Times: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

11:00am Monday 28th July 2014

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

Special service to honour Pioneers before final town parade

The Oxford Times:

12:36pm Sunday 27th July 2014

HUNDREDS of people gathered for a service in Bicester this morning to bid farewell to a regiment that has been part of the town for 70 years.

Pioneers on parade to say farewell

The Oxford Times: The Bicester-based 23 Pioneer Regiment celebrated their return from Cyprus and Afghanistan with a parade in Broad Street, Oxford, in April

6:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

BICESTER'S 23 Pioneer Regiment will parade through the streets tomorrow in a farewell to the town where they have been stationed for more than 70 years.

Launton's married vicars to conduct first baptism - for their own child

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A BAPTISM will be a real family affair on Sunday when two married vicars baptise the first baby in their new church – their own daughter.

Hairdresser jailed for three years for ‘iPhone stun gun’

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 21-YEAR-OLD who had a taser disguised as an iPhone in his home has been jailed for three years.

Hunt for flasher in luminous pink top

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A man in a pink top exposed himself to two women in a park in Bicester.

Flasher at Bicester nature reserve

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

3:01pm Monday 21st July 2014

A man wearing a luminous pink polo top exposed himself to two women at a Bicester park.

Driver hurt in crash on M40

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:40am Monday 21st July 2014

A young man was treated for head injuries after his car came off the M40 in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Girls say it best with giant letters to be kind

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Monday 21st July 2014

GIRLS on work experience at an arts trust made giant 3-D letters to promote random acts of kindness.

Boy, 11, dies after falling off a horse

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

An inquest has been opened into the death of an 11-year-old boy.

Residents the target of cold call fraudsters

The Oxford Times: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

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

Over 200 Army jobs will go as town regiment disbands

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Friday 18th July 2014

THE commanding officer of Bicester’s 23 Pioneer Regiment, which is being disbanded, has said 230 army staff face redundancy when they bid farewell to the town.

Sir Roger signs books

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Running legend Sir Roger Bannister was in the town on Saturday signing copies of his new book.

‘Free parking is needed’ in town revamp

The Oxford Times:

6:20am Monday 14th July 2014

COMMUNITY leaders have called for free parking as the final plans to complete Bicester’s £70m town centre regeneration were approved.

Bullingdon prison officer numbers fall by a third

The Oxford Times: HMP Bullingdon Prison

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

PRISON officer numbers at HMP Bullingdon haven fallen by nearly a third in three years.

College looks pretty in pink for fundraiser

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

SPORTING a nice pink blush, Alistair McAulay was fed some very colourful cupcakes all for a good cause.

About 70 jobs at risk at motor-parts company

8:13am Friday 11th July 2014

STAFF at motor-parts firm Unipart Automotive are being urged to “sit tight” while the company tries to finalise a rescue deal.

Speaker at book store

The Oxford Times: John Bercow

7:00am Friday 11th July 2014

The Speaker of the House of Commons will sign his new book tonight.

Promise of 18 new jobs after £2m deal with energy firm

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A £2M deal brokered by the operator of a new waste incinerator plant due to start operating next month will create 18 jobs.

Village shop scoops environmental award

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A COMMUNITY shop has been awarded for its dedication to helping the environment.

Power cut hits homes

The Oxford Times:

7:40am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Around 1,200 homes were without power yesterday following a fault.

Update with extra pictures: Luminous summer clouds light up the Tackley sky at night

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Wednesday 9th July 2014

RARE ethereal-looking clouds were spotted in the county’s skies.

Update: About 1,200 homes in Bicester without power

The Oxford Times: light bulb with power lines

11:11am Tuesday 8th July 2014

AROUND 1,200 properties have been affected by the power cut which has hit Bicester.

Rolling out red carpet for school children’s Oscars

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

SCHOOLchildren from Bicester and nearby villages gathered for their own Oscars celebration.

Charity couple’s Great Wall of China bid

The Oxford Times: Your chance to trek the Great Wall of China

12:20pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A COUPLE are in training for the adventure of a lifetime – trekking the Great Wall of China.

Schoolgirl hoping for fair weather in kayaking quest

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

SCHOOLGIRL Eleanor Ackroyd is hoping to break a record by kayaking more than 100 miles along England’s south coast in 24 hours.

Man runs across M40

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Saturday 5th July 2014

A man was detained after running between cars on the M40 yesterday.

Man detained after running between cars on M40

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

10:27am Friday 4th July 2014

A MAN has been detained after running between cars on the M40.

Prison managers are criticised for failing two suicide prisoners

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Friday 4th July 2014

PRISON authorities have been criticised after two men hanged themselves in their cells only months apart.

Bicester park-and-ride centre will not be ready for Christmas and sales

The Oxford Times: Visitors to Bicester Village from China are up 70 per cent

6:50am Friday 4th July 2014

PLANS to build a park-and-ride in Bicester as part of a package of measures to ease traffic congestion have been delayed.

Look what she’s bean and done for animal sanctuary

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THIS is enough to put you off beans on toast for life.

Update: M40 lane reopens after earlier obstruction

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

8:18am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

ONE lane of the M40 has reopened after an earlier closure due to an incident between J9 at Bicester and J8A at Oxford.

Taxi firm steps in to support charity clients

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A TAXI firm has stepped in to provide cancer patients with free travel to a town’s therapy centre.

Regiment prepares to say a final farewell to hometown

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

PEOPLE are being urged to line the streets of Bicester to bid farewell to a regiment that has been part of the town for more than 70 years.

Arrests after pursuit in Bicester

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

9:10am Monday 30th June 2014

Two people were arrested in Bicester after their car was pursued by the police helicopter.

Dad’s Army stands guard at Carnival

The Oxford Times: Bicester Home Guard Living History Group on guard at Bicester Carnival, from left, Steve Harris, Pete Chivers and Andy Hunter

6:10am Monday 30th June 2014

DAD’S Army style re-enactors gave visitors a taste of the Second World War at Bicester Carnival.

Police helicopter used to help trace three suspects in Bicester

The Oxford Times: thames valley police helicopter

3:56pm Saturday 28th June 2014

A police helicopter over Bicester was reportedly used to help detain three burglary suspects.

Residents' safety still a concern

The Oxford Times: Staff workloads at Piggy Lane “compromised the safety of the care”

6:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

A HOME for the disabled is still failing to keep its residents completely safe from harm, a report has found.

Failings found at carehome for the disabled in second inspection

The Oxford Times: Care Quality Commission logo

10:12am Friday 27th June 2014

A HOME for the disabled inspected twice this year has is still failing in caring for residents, despite pledging to tackle all concerns raised by the end of March.

Village gets life-saving defibrillator lessons

The Oxford Times: New defibrillators in village could save lives

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Launton villagers will be offered training to use a new defibrillator that has recently been installed in the village.

Man jailed for theft

The Oxford Times: Scales of Justice

7:00am Friday 27th June 2014

A thief has been jailed for four months for stealing a jacket from a store in Bicester Village.

Paedophile rapist gets 14-year term

The Oxford Times: Danny Prin

6:30am Friday 27th June 2014

A RAPIST has been jailed for abusing four young girls more than 20 years ago.

Family flee burning Bicester home in blaze drama

The Oxford Times: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

8:40am Thursday 26th June 2014

A family escaped their Bicester home after a dishwasher fire broke out in their kitchen in the middle of the night.

Accident blocks road at Shipton-on-Cherwell

The Oxford Times: 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.

Fire of love still burns for Bicester couple

The Oxford Times: Ron and Ruth Palmer

5:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

AFTER 60 years of marriage a Bicester couple say they are still very happy together.

Bicester Carnival promise for the weekend

The Oxford Times: Environment committee chairman Lynn Pratt in the dated play area at Garth Park       Picture: OX65252 Simon Williams

5:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

THIS year’s Bicester Carnival promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Superfast net boon

The Oxford Times: 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.

Sticky start on the roads as lorry dumps chocolate and syrup on M40 sliproad

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

6:29am Wednesday 25th June 2014

THERE has been a sticky start to the morning's traffic after a lorry carrying syrup and chocolate overturned on the southbound slip road of the M40 at junction 10.

Elderly finally return to their homes after last year’s flood

The Oxford Times: 80-year-old resident June Walker enjoys a cuppa with Helen Robinson, 79, and estate manager Dave Smith

5:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

PENSIONERS who were evacuated from their homes on Christmas Eve after they were flooded out have finally moved back in.



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