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Aylesbury Vale MP John Bercow featured in contemporary take on artistic French calendars

Aylesbury Vale MP and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow takes pride of place at the centre of a contemporary take on the classic French almanac on display at Waddesdon Manor.

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A new council for a Better Oxfordshire. Press briefing at Said Business School, Oxford. 3rd March 2017. Contact: emily.reed@oxfordshire.gov.uk Picture: Andrew Walmsley NNL-170603-170507001

BREAKING: Unitary proposals are submitted to central government

The final proposal for a unitary authority in Oxfordshire has been submitted to central government today, Thursday.

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Council Tax payers across the vale have received the wrong bill..

Aylesbury Vale District Council admits error on council tax bills

AVDC issue a statement regarding 'errors' in Council Tax bills sent out to households across Aylesbury Vale
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Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council NNL-150411-132839001

Unitary plan to be sent to government

A proposal to abolish the existing councils in Oxfordshire and replace it with a unitary authority will be submitted to central government.

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Janet Blake

COLUMN: Change is at the top of the agenda for district council

Change is top of the agenda for AVDC.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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CDC leader Barry Wood

Lines continue to advance in battle over unitary authority proposals

A push to simplify local government in Oxfordshire in a bid to save cash has been meeting a lot of resistance from several quarters in the county.

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Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood. NNL-170214-171809001

Council war continues over unitary proposals

Opponents of Oxfordshire County Council’s (OCC) One Oxfordshire vision have been accused of ‘living in a bubble’ after a district council leader launched a scathing attack on the proposals.

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John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons

Bid to remove speaker flounders after just FIVE MPS support motion of no confidence

James Dudderidge's efforts to remove John Bercow as speaker appeal to have failed, as only 5 MPS sign motion of no confidence.

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Oxfordshire County Council has set its budget

Budget agreed after six-hour discussion

Savings of around £38m have to be made by Oxfordshire County Council over the 2017/18 tax year in a budget which was narrowly agreed at a meeting on Tuesday.

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Press conference to launch the One Oxfordshire resctructuring of the various councils within Oxfordshire. West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road.

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Battle lines are drawn over unitary proposal

A clearly defined split has formed in Oxfordshire between district and county councils over plans for a unitary authority.

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View - The Berryfields major development area to the north west of Aylesbury ENGPNL00120140122151530

What does Government’s planning white paper mean for Aylesbury Vale?

The much-discussed housing white paper was released by the Government last week, but what does it mean in real terms for developments accross Aylesbury Vale?

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Thames Valley Police removing 11 refugees from the back of a lorry at junction nine/10 of the M40. NNL-170215-162030001

Refugees found in back of lorry on M40

Eleven people said to be refugees have been removed from the back of the lorry by police.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Developer looking for land in North Bucks to build supportive housing for disabled people

Developer looking for land in North Bucks to build supportive housing for disabled people

A developer that wants to build supportive housing for vulnerable people is looking for land in North Bucks.

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Press conference to launch the One Oxfordshire resctructuring of the various councils within Oxfordshire. West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road. L-R: Richard Webber, Liz Brighouse and Ian Hudspeth

18th January 2017
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Single council would ‘wreak devastation’ on residents

The leader of Cherwell District Council says he won’t be pressurised into supporting plans for a single unitary authority for the county.

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council leader counts seven-screen cinema and sainsbury’s as achievements of cdc

Cherwell leader Barry Wood has called on district residents to ‘value’ its council during a budget setting meeting of the council’s executive on Monday.

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on African American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

House of Commons Speaker and MP for Buckingham John Bercow ‘strongly opposed’ to Donald Trump speaking in Parliament

Donald Trump will be blocked from addressing Parliament on his state visit to the UK, the Speaker of the House of Commons has said.

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Car parks to close for repair work to be done

Car parks to close for repair work to be done

Car parks will be temporarily closed across the district this month as part of a programme of works to repair those operated by Cherwell District Council.

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