Boost for housebuilders

The Oxford Times: 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.

Burglary case put back

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A 32-year-old man accused of burgling a home and stealing a BMW from the driveway had his case adjourned yesterday.

Bus firm in warning over road closure

The Oxford Times: road closed sign

7:00am Monday 29th September 2014

Stagecoach has warned of delays to its S5 bus service due to the closure of a section of London Road.

Cost of dawn hay fire could go over £100,000

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

A BICESTER farmer said damage caused to his property by a huge straw fire could cost more than £100,000.

Man arrested over wartime bombs says they are so safe he lets his children play with them

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THE man arrested after First and Second World War munitions were discovered at his house yesterday defended himself and said they were completely safe.

A royal send-off at town regiment’s last goodbye

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

THEY have been proudly parading through Bicester for more than 70 years.

Young high-flyers wanted as cadets

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

BICESTER air cadets are trying to recruit more members after the group’s numbers dropped when it lost some facilities.

Problem with traffic lights causing queues between Oxford and Bicester

The Oxford Times: A34 traffic alert

5:38pm Friday 26th September 2014

A MALFUNCTIONING set of traffic lights is causing traffic queues on the A34 between Oxford and Bicester.

Duke of Gloucester to witness disbanding of Bicester's 23 Pioneer Regiment

The Oxford Times:

11:35am Friday 26th September 2014

Bicester's 23 Pioneer Regiment will disband later this morning in front of the Duke of Gloucester.

M40 commuters delayed by car fire

The Oxford Times:

8:40am Friday 26th September 2014

A car caught fire on the M40/ A34 junction near Bicester, yesterday morning, spreading smoke across the motorway. Two lanes of the northbound carriageway were closed between Weston-on-the-Green and Junction 9 while two fire crews dealt with the car.

Cleared of drug dealing

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

A man was yesterday cleared at Oxford Crown Court of plotting to deal crack cocaine after being caught with 18.9g of the drug.

Thieves smash way in

The Oxford Times: Foorball forges links between police and youngsters

7:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Jewellery, a laptop and cash were stolen after thieves smashed patio doors to get into two properties.

UPDATE: M40 fully reopened after car fire but traffic still slow

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

5:24pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

TWO lanes are closed on the M40 between Junction 10 and Junction 9 southbound after a car caught fire.

Free activities greet ‘Older Persons Day’

The Oxford Times: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

FREE activities will be held in Bicester, Banbury and Kidlington to honour International Day for Older Persons, on October 1.

Bomb squad returns

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Further tests were carried out at a house in Buckingham Crescent yesterday after munitions were discovered there last week.

Drug dealing denied

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

BICESTER: A man has denied plotting to deal crack cocaine in the town.

Bulls rescued from blaze in farm barn

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Fifty bulls were saved from a barn fire, above, where about 2,200 tonnes of hay and straw were ablaze yesterday.

Man admits hurting boy

The Oxford Times: 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.

Korean War sacrifice honoured more than sixty years on

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE first Bicester soldier to die in the Korean War was honoured for his sacrifice yesterday as a relative was presented with a medal.

Stylish crowd turns up for opening of a pop-up shop

The Oxford Times:

9:00pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A STAR-studded line-up has attended the launch of a pop-up menswear boutique at Bicester Village.

Huge barn fire in Bicester

The Oxford Times:

8:14am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A huge barn fire has been burning in Bucknell Road, Bicester.

Search goes on for wartime bombs

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

POLICE continued their search yesterday at the house in Bicester where a haul of wartime explosives and munitions were discovered.

Biker seriously injured

The Oxford Times: Ambulance stock image

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A biker has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash.

Man in burglary case

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court charged with burgling a home and then stealing a BMW from the driveway.

Court date for pair in £14.6k rings theft from a Bicester Village store

The Oxford Times: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A man and woman will appear at Oxford Crown Court next month charged in connection with the theft of three rings worth a total of £14,600 from a Bicester Village store.

Bikers to raise memorial funds at Ride to the Wall event

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times: 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.

Search for more explosives is continuing

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Saturday 20th September 2014

A HOUSE in Bicester which was raided by police looking for explosives on Thursday is still being searched by officers.

Bombs found inside house

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

A STREET was evacuated after a stash of First and Second World War explosives were discovered at a house in Bicester yesterday.

Burglars take laptop

The Oxford Times: Thames Valley Police logo

8:40am Friday 19th September 2014

JEWELLERY, a laptop computer and a camera were stolen in a burglary at a house in Bicester on Tuesday.

Raids linked to thefts of munitions from conflict sites

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

IT is believed the unexploded ordnance discovered in Bicester yesterday and Hertfordshire on Wednesday may have been stolen from heritage sites such as battlefields in the UK and abroad.

Experts to investigate eco-town rubbish bid

The Oxford Times: Cherwell district council logo

8:30am Friday 19th September 2014

Specialist consultants have been appointed to investigate whether the new eco-town can be heated by burning rubbish.

Man arrested after Bicester explosives discovery released on bail

The Oxford Times:

8:25am Friday 19th September 2014

A MAN arrested following the discovery of a stash of First and Second World War explosives in Bicester yesterday has been released on police bail until November 11.

Children’s author’s triple tonic

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Friday 19th September 2014

AN author from Bicester has published the third book in his children’s series.

Live Blog: War weapons discovered in Bicester

The Oxford Times:

1:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Live blog with updates on the explosives incident in Buckingham Crescent, Bicester

Update: Police say Bicester explosives may have been plundered from protected sites

The Oxford Times:

11:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

WAR munitions discovered this morning at a home in Bicester may have come from illegal metal detecting at heritage sites.

'Keep both Bicester hospitals open for now'

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A CALL has been made to keep Bicester Community Hospital open when its replacement is completed because of concerns about winter pressure on bed spaces.

Memorial planned for town’s first ‘Madam Mayor’

The Oxford Times:

4:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

BICESTER’S first woman town mayor – re-elected to the post a further two times – and councillor of more than 20 years has died aged 92.

Electronics shop site will become an estate agency

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN estate agents is to open in the former Bicester home of an electronics shop that closed after 95 years in the town in July.

Villagers remember lives of men during First World War

The Oxford Times:

6:30pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NORTH Oxfordshire villagers have really got the history bug after tracing what happened to their relatives during the Frist World War.

Delays for drivers at junction nine of the M40

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

4:37pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A broken-down car is causing delays on the M40 southbound near Bicester.

MP’s replacement sought

The Oxford Times: 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.

Eco-town donation

7:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BICESTER eco-town developers A2Dominion have donated £5,000 to charity groups in the town.

Broken down vehicle blocks M40 slip road

The Oxford Times: Lorry jackknifes on M40 causing traffic tailbacks

3:57pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A BROKEN down vehicle is blocking one lane of an exit slip road off the M40 southbound.

Cherwell's Rubbish Guide to Christmas is a winner

The Oxford Times: 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.

Coroner outlines mower tragedy

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire County Council county hall

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN 81-year-old Parkinson’s sufferer died after a lawn mower ridden by his brother-in-law apparently pinned him to a wall and broke his back.

Festive rubbish award for council

The Oxford Times: 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.

'I fear we'll never get justice' says father of dead toddler Sarah Dahane

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE dad of a toddler whose mother is wanted on suspicion of murder after the child was found dead fears justice will never be done.

Capital rail link consultation is open for views

The Oxford Times: The new look Chiltern Railways train

5:20pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A CONSULTATION on a proposed new timetable between Oxford and London Marylebone has been launched.

Half marathon runner aims to raise awareness

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FOR Claire Court and her fellow runners on Team Thomas, this year’s Oxford Half Marathon isn’t about achieving a personal best time or realising a life-long ambition.



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