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6 hrs ago | This is Oxfordshire

Music shop tunes up for open-air birthday concert

WEST Oxfordshire's only independent record shop is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a day of open-air live music.

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10 hrs ago | This is Oxfordshire

New RAF Atlas aircraft heads for runway

RAF Brize Norton's first Airbus A400M Atlas heavy transport plane is nearing completion at Airbus's factory in Spain.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Witney Gazette

Town to get market square in 150,000 spending plans

Carterton mayor Lynn Little and West Oxfordshire District Council cabinet member for communities Richard Langridge by the war memorial, which is being cleaned as part of a project to regenerate Carterton town centre PLANS to create a market square in Carterton as part of a A 150,000 regeneration project will be a major improvement to the town, ... (more)

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Oxford Times

Approval given for 250 homes in Carterton

West Oxfordshire District Council yesterday unanimously agreed to accept David Wilson Homes' application to develop land next to Kilkenny Lane Country Park on the northern edge of the town.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Witney Gazette

Roger's beautifully atmospheric picture of Westwell

Retirement hobbies often include golfing, bowls, or holidays, but when chartered surveyor Roger Sweet gave up work 10 years ago, he set about a different task as Katriona Ormiston discovered After a decade of journeying, the dad-of-three has now visited every village and small settlement in the county - all 310 of them.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Oxford Times

Protesters fear for market town after bank's closure

Buy this photo Outside the Woodstock NatWest bank, front, Chris Bayliss and Louise Maybury.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Oxford Times

Legion of books delights Oxfam shop

Now the Oxfam bookshop in Chipping Norton has benefited after a mystery donor handed in his entire collection of books on history, war and politics.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Banbury Guardian

Crime down by five per cent across Cherwell and West Oxfordshire

Crime across the Cherwell and West Oxfordshire district has fallen by five per cent over the past year new figures reveal.

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Witney Gazette

Vision of future calls on joined-up thinking

THE past month has seen three major announcements on how Oxfordshire should be developed in the coming two decades, including new homes, transport infrastructure and business premises.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Oxford Times

The Oxford Times: North and West Oxfordshire Sustrans co-ordinator Richard Fairhurst

Some 150 signs will guide cyclists along quiet roads and tracks from station to station between Hanborough in West Oxfordshire and Honeybourne near Evesham, Worcestershire, thanks to A 4,000 in donations.

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Oxford Times

Corn Exchange revival is Witney mayor-elect's big aim

She will make the completion of work on the Grade II-listed building's multi-million pound refurbishment her first priority, despite asbestos being found inside the hall.

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Bicester Advertiser

The proportion of residents who cycle to work in the city is the second highest in the country.

New census data by the Office of National Statistics shows 17 per cent - more than 11,000 people - cycle to work in the city, a 33 per cent increase between 2001 and 2011.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Cotswold Journal

Funding scheme for defibrillators opens

West Oxfordshire District Council is giving every town and parish council the chance to get up to A 900 towards an Automated External Defibrillator for the local communities.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Cotswold Journal

Council partnership wins efficiency award

THE partnership between Cotswold District Council and three other local authorities has been given a boost with a A 500,000 grant from central Government.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Oxford Times

Windrush residents take dim view of plan

Residents, left to right, Anne and David Wilson, Jacki Dickenson, Trudi Lee, Cllr Andrew Coles and Colin Dickenson say plans to build 270 homes in Windrush Valley will spoil some of the best views in Witney A DEVELOPER wants to build 270 homes in Witney's Windrush Valley, prompting fears the 'best view in town' could be spoiled.

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Oxford Mail

Bus firms to put on improved services

PASSENGERS are being promised improved bus services despite Oxfordshire County Council cutting A 200,000 from its subsidy for services in West Oxfordshire.

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Witney Gazette

A 500,000 grant win for council services partnership

AN INNOVATIVE partnership between West Oxfordshire District Council and three other local authorities, to share some operations, is to get a boost with a A 500,000 grant from the Government.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Oxford Times

Council leaders clash over Oxfordshire's housing need issues

But Oxford City Council , which was allocated 28,000 of the figure estimated in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment report released last month, said it cannot meet its target on its own.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Wigan Today

Seats up for grabs in elections

UKiP has announced it is to stand in every one of the 25 seats up for grabs in Wigan's forthcoming local elections.

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Sat Mar 29, 2014

Oxford Times

Rail station remains on right track

Buy this photo Andrew Wilkins, treasurer of the Cotswold Line Promotion Group and Hanborough parish representative for transport, at Long Hanborough station A RAILWAY station that came close to closure in the 1960s is now the second busiest in West Oxfordshire after a 25 per cent jump in passenger traffic in just one year.

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