Oxfordshire

Plan for Oxfordshire to be first 'smoke-free' county by 2025

BBC Oxford News Feed - 10 hours 27 min ago
The county council said its plan would be a "step change" in trying to reduce the number of smokers.
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Newly-discovered Rembrandt work to go on display in Oxford

BBC Oxford News Feed - 12 hours 10 min ago
Let The Little Children Come To Me will be shown at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum as part of a larger exhibition.
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Coronavirus prisoner Mark Rumble admits drugs charges

BBC Oxford News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:06
Mark Rumble was held in isolation at HMP Bullingdon after a coronavirus scare earlier this month.
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Woman dies in head-on crash in Oxfordshire

BBC Oxford News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:03
The woman, in her 50s, died at the scene of the crash in Ducklington on Wednesday.
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Students hit by 14-day university lecturers strike

BBC Oxford News Feed - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:30
Students face disruption as union members in 74 universities begin 14 days of strike action.
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Lasers target two aircraft flying in Oxfordshire

BBC Oxford News Feed - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:51
A 21-year-old is recovering from suffering a laser burn to his eye when a beam was shone at a plane.
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Final Beales department stores set to close

BBC Oxford News Feed - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:08
The closure of the last 11 Beales stores will put hundreds of jobs at risk.
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Oxford United v AFC Wimbledon

BBC Oxford News Feed - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 16:53
Live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Oxford United and AFC Wimbledon.
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Man dies in Oxford mini motorbike crash with barrier

BBC Oxford News Feed - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 10:45
The rider in his 30s was fatally injured in the crash in Oxford on Monday night.
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British radio antenna arrives at space station

BBC Oxford News Feed - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 09:11
The UK's first industrial contribution to the orbiting platform will improve its communication links.
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Care provider Hft to shut services due to 'underfunding'

BBC Oxford News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 18:14
The chief executive of charity Hft said running the services was costing it £5,000 a week.
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Oxfordshire author on learning to love her body after childbirth

BBC Oxford News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 14:09
Mother-of-four Ana Louise Bonasera has published a book to support women who battle with their body image.
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Coronavirus: Bicester Village 'having a tough time'

BBC Oxford News Feed - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:03
Spending by visitors from China in the UK stood at £714m in September 2019.
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Storm Dennis: Major incidents declared in south Wales and Herefordshire

BBC Oxford News Feed - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 15:02
Firefighters have rescued people in south Wales and homes have also been flooded in Herefordshire.
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Oxford United v Sunderland

BBC Oxford News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 10:52
Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Oxford United and Sunderland.
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Storm Dennis: Experts warn flooding could be worse than Ciara

BBC Oxford News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 09:02
Travel disruption is also expected, with British Airways and easyJet flights among those already affected.
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'How I hid my autism to fit in'

BBC Oxford News Feed - Sat, 02/15/2020 - 00:24
Eloise Stark describes how she created strategies to help her "fit in" with others until her diagnosis.
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Tax rise to pay for Thames Valley Police officers approved

BBC Oxford News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:42
Thames Valley Police is to increase its council tax rates in order to pay for 183 new police officers.
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Reporting weather related incidents over the weekend

Abingdon Council News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:20

Please see the below from Oxfordshire County Council:

''As you will have seen on the news we are due some wet and windy weather again this weekend. 

The latest reports indicate that wind speeds will be slightly lower than last week but rainfall is likely to be heavier so there is an increased chance of flooding.  Oxfordshire County Council is working closely with all our partners to monitor the situation and prepare for the weekend.  As a reminder there are some numbers that you can call to report weather related issues if you become aware of them.

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Electric skateboard victim 'did not know risks', wife says

BBC Oxford News Feed - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 07:46
Annabel Visser said her husband Bradley had not known the laws around using electric skateboards.
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