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County unveils plans for unitary authority

A single local authority running all council services in Oxfordshire could save around £100 million over the first five years according to Oxfordshire County Council (OCC).

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Lace Hill estate residents have been hit by management charges

CLLR Stuchbury: "Management charges amounts to double taxation of our residents'

Many residents of Lace Hill have been left flabbergasted by additional service charges on top of Council Tax bills for the upkeep of green spaces.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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A tougher licensing policy had been introduced for taxi drivers

Stricter rules for taxi drivers in the districts

Mandatory training and stricter use of criminal records are among new measures to be introduced as part of a tougher licensing policy for taxi and private hire drivers.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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Margaret to take on cabinet role after sad death of Martin Phillips

Margaret Aston has been appointed as Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health following the death of previous holder Martin Phillips.

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Bucks County Council leader Martin Tett has revealed plans for a single unitary authority in the county

Bucks County Council responds to districts’ unitary bid

Bucks Council Council leader Martin Tett has welcomed a rival unitary bid by the four Bucks district councils, but warned that the proposals were not ‘firm or detailed’.

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Aylesbury MP steps in for Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Question Time

Aylesbury MP steps in for Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Question Time

MP for Aylesbury David Lidington took the place of Theresa May taking Prime Ministers’ Questions today.

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Tributes paid to Bucks County Council cabinet member Martin Phillips

Tributes have been paid following the death of Buckinghamshire County Councillor Martin Phillips.

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MP John Bercow defends his taxpayer spend on clothing

Commons speaker John Bercow has defended criticism of his spending on ceremonial gowns.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - AVDC leader Neil Blake: “He has his work cut out”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - Lib Dem Steven Lambert: “It won’t be easy to deal with him on the world stage”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP: UKIP’s Phil Yerby: “What an amazing victory”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: UKIP’s Phil Yerby: “What an amazing victory”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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Bucks County Council leader Martin Tett has revealed plans for a single unitary authority in the county

PRESIDENT TRUMP: County leader Martin Tett: “I have no idea how his term will play out”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - Former mayor of Aylesbury Niknam Hussain: “There are so many unknowns”

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Local reaction - Former mayor of Aylesbury Niknam Hussain: “There are so many unknowns”

Following the historic and arguably shocking US presidential victory of businessman Donald Trump last night, we asked key players in the local political scene what they think...

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