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Year one pupils enjoyed the annual Cooper Family Dance Festival held at the Cooper School in Bicester recently. PNL-140414-163202001

Pupils learn to dance at annual festival

Cooper School in Bicester invited 160 year one pupils to take part in the annual Cooper Family Dance Festival.

Bicester Food Bank manager Janet Ray along with volunteer Glenn Jones. PNL-140417-143105001

Soaring demand for food bank handouts

The number of people turning to Bicester Food Bank for help to feed themselves and their families has risen by 29 per cent in the last year.

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London mayor’s support for East-West rail

London mayor, Boris Johnson, gave his support to East-West rail during the unveiling of a new science initiative in the capital on Tuesday last week.

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Des Burns, from Bicester, will run the London Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. PNL-140704-154711001

Keen runners to hit the streets in London Marathon

Today, Sunday, keen runners from the Advertiser and Review region will be lacing up their trainers to take part in the London Marathon.

Aidan Luck, 10, and volunteer Henry Allport, 19, take part in a Saturday art session at The Studio in Bicester. PNL-140904-165006001

Axe hangs over arts café unless new sponsors come forward

An arts café project which is organised by young people for young people faces closure if new sponsors cannot be found.

Environment

Check your home energy usage

Energy monitors are available to loan to help residents identify the largest contributors to their electricity bills.

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Easter opening hours for council services

Customers and residents in the Bicester area are being reminded Cherwell District Council’s offices and Link Points will be closed over the Easter bank holiday.

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Firm secures funds to bring manufacturing home

Clearview Traffic Group has secured a £4 million grant to help bring their manufacturing home to Britain.

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Thieves raid four homes and business

Thirteen lorry tyres, electrical items and jewellery were among the possessions stolen in a spate of thefts in Bicester last week.

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Marathon power walk in memory of mum

The son of a Bicester woman who died with dementia last year is taking part in next Sunday’s London Marathon in her memory, to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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Sol Campbell talks about his book ahead of Bicester visit

Former Tottenham, Arsenal and England footballer Sol Campbell will be in Bicester today, Saturday, when he visits Cole’s Bookstore to sign copies of his new book, Sol Campbell – The Authorised Biography.

Students from Banbury and Bicester College take delivery of two Hyundai cars at the motor vehicle centre on Broughton Road. Pictured, student Levi Griffiths, College Principal Rose Turner, Warranty Technical Engineer Mark Lucas and Learning Manager Steven Capewell NNL-140104-132752009

Hyundai car donation drives skill boost for college students

Motor vehicle students at Banbury and Bicester College have taken delivery of two new cars. On Tuesday, Hyundai UK donated the cars, with a combined value of £25,000, to the college’s motor vehicle centre in Broughton Road, Banbury. Rose Turner, college principal, said: “We are extremely grateful. By working with employers such as Hyundai we can ensure students also have access to the latest vehicles and equipment so they can develop skills employers are looking for.” The £2m motor vehicle centre, which forms part of a larger £6m development at the college’s Banbury campus, features the latest vehicle lifts, engine diagnostic equipment and electric car charging points.

Beerhounds bike club assemble in Bicester before setting off on the annual bike run to Oxford Animal Sancuary. PNL-140304-120346001

Bikers ride out to support animals

Around £700 of supplies and food were delivered to Oxon Animal Sanctuary at the weekend.

The A41 roundabout near Bicester Village.
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Extra parking at Bicester Village approved by councillors

Visitors to Bicester Village will have further room to park after Cherwell district councillors approved plans to provide an additional decked car park.

News

Gold rings stolen from elderly man

Two gold rings were stolen from an elderly man in a distraction burglary in Mill Lane, Upper Heyford, on Wednesday, March 26.

East West Rail clearance work and ecological survey at Swanbourne Station area.
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UPDATED: Disappointment as East West Rail delayed by two years

The completion of a rail link between Oxford and Milton Keynes, which will pass through Bicester, Winslow and Aylesbury, has been delayed until 2019, Network Rail has announced.

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Jewellery stolen in Bicester burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a property in Villiers Road, Bicester, on Friday, March 28.

Crime

House burgled in Bicester

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Highfield, Bicester.

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Wheels stolen from lorries in Bicester

Thieves sawed through a wooden fence and stole wheels and tyres from three lorries in Bicester last month.

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‘Vision’ for eco-town proposals submitted

Public feedback on plans for the UK’s first eco-town in Bicester have helped to form part of planning documents submitted to Cherwell District Council.

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Beautiful Buckingham. River Great Ouse.
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Districts in top 50 for ‘rural living’

South Northants, Aylesbury Vale and Cherwell have all been named in the top 50 best places to live in the countryside.

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Beware of bogus scrap metal dealers

Incorrect disposal of scrap metal could land householders in Cherwell with a £1,000 fine, warns the district council.

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Extra cash poured into countys’ pothole roads

County councils in Bucks, Northants and Oxon have each received a share of the £183.5m funding allocated for flood-damaged roads.

Dead ducks found shot at Jubilee Lakes near Avocet Way, Bicester. PNL-140327-114922001

Ducks shot in ‘callous target practice’ at Bicester lake

Children visiting Bicester’s Jubilee Lake to feed the ducks were greeted with the sight of four birds which had been shot dead on Saturday.

Jenny Rouse, cleaner in charge at Marsh Gibbon School with some yr4 pupils and Sam Davison and his sister Danielle Davison who are former pupils and now teachers at the school. 140319M-A326 PNL-140319-114105001

Cleaner-in-charge says goodbye to Marsh Gibbon School after 30 years

Long time staff member at Marsh Gibbon CofE School Jenny Rouse, said a fond farewell last week after 30 years of service.

Education news

Teachers’ strike: schools affected

Seven schools in the Advertiser and Review region are partially closed today due to strike action taken by members of the National Union of Teachers.

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