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7 hrs ago | Banbury Guardian
The NHA Party was launched in 2012 by doctors, nurses, health workers and members of the public 'in protest at the government's NHS reforms and creeping privatisation'. It has revealed journalist Roseanne Edwards is to stand in the Banbury constituency, while party co-leader Dr Clive Peedell will challenge Prime Minister David Cameron in Witney, which covers Chipping Norton.
13 hrs ago | BBC News
British Transport Police said it was aware of reports the man, who is in his 20s, had a knife. Trained negotiators are currently talking to him.
17 hrs ago | Witney Gazette
The S5 route - which goes between HMP Bullingdon, Arncott, Bicester, and then to Oxford through Summertown - is delayed because of heavy traffic.
MOUNTAIN bike rides, guided walks and horse rides will be available at discounted prices for West Oxfordshire attractions this week. West Oxfordshire Week, organised by the district council, encourages people to take part in new activities and explore the area from Monday until Sunday.
A DOCTORATE student proved to be clean ahead of fellow nominees after his soap business for disadvantaged people gained an award. Sebastian Huempfer, 26, who is studying economic history at Green Templeton College, began Clean Sl8 in January last year.
PRIME Minister and Witney MP David Cameron sent a personal video message to youngsters who completed their National Citizen Service in Oxfordshire. The video was shown at a graduation service at Oxford Brookes University , after 112 16 and 17-year-olds completed the course to help their communities and learn skills.
Parades will be held in Witney, Carterton and Banbury to celebrate the first air battle of the Second World War. In Witney, RAF reservists 4624 squadron from RAF Brize Norton and 2120 Witney Squadron Air Training Corps will march from Woodford Way at 10.20am to a service at St Mary's Church.
A FORMER officer in the Women's Royal Air Force and teacher of children with special needs in West Oxfordshire has died aged 75. After leaving school aged 18 in 1957, Elizabeth Hodges joined the WRAF and after training in Wilmslow, Cheshire, was posted to Middle Wallop. In 1960 she was commissioned and in 1961 spent six months as assistant adjutant at RAF Wartling, in Sussex.
And a new body Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership, set up by Brookes and the University of Oxford, has launched with a funding pot of A 100,000. During what is National Social Enterprise Week, the first so-called Social Saturday will take place this weekend.
THE area around Oxford Castle is no stranger to guests. The site now houses the Malmaison Hotel, as well as a heritage centre attracting tourists from around the world.
AN 87-year-old tree at the centre of a dispute that saw David Cameron intervene is to be chopped down. The horse chestnut tree in Leafield village green will be felled next week after the parish council decided it had damaged a nearby home.
The home has reached the semi-final of the Barchester in Bloom competition, for best overall garden and best sensory garden.
TWO parents have stepped up to form a new Rainbows group in Witney to cut a growing waiting list for children.
RESIDENTS and councillors say they are "extremely disappointed" after a developer wanting to build 270 houses on the north-west edge of Witney was told it did not have to assess environmental risks.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:44 pm
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