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New specialist fire and rescue vehicles set for unveiling

A new multi-purpose 12-tonne fire engine packed with equipment to deal with a range of emergencies and two vehicles equipped with specialist technology are set to be unveiled by Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service.

3 Mar 2015

County Council secures £3.3m funding for cycle scheme

Oxfordshire County Council have secured funding through the Cycle City Ambition Grant to provide improvements along the Thames towpath and build a new bridge.

2 Mar 2015

Vast majority get first-preference secondary school

Almost 91 per cent (90.98) of Oxfordshire children due to start secondary school this year have been allocated a place at their first-preference school.

2 Mar 2015

Oxfordshire chosen for new foster care support scheme

A pioneering support service for foster carers who look after teenagers is set to be rolled out in Oxfordshire following a Government funding announcement.

27 Feb 2015

Statement on Chief Executive position from Council Leader

Last week the Council decided to make the post of Chief Executive redundant. However there have been questions from councillors about the process, and on further legal advice the decision cannot stand without returning to full council. I am therefore taking this opportunity to review the overall proposal.

26 Feb 2015

Calling all poets and potential poets!

Oxford Central Library will be hosting a special event on Saturday March 28 from 2pm until 4pm - with leading poet and performance artist Chris Tutton.

25 Feb 2015

Cover in place locally during latest national fire strike period

Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service will respond to every 999 call it receives during the latest Fire Bridges Union-called strike period, the county's Assistant Chief Fire Officer has said.

20 Feb 2015

Children with dyspraxia learn to ride thanks to the Fire and Rescue Service

Children who have difficulty with co-ordination and balance have been taught how to ride a bike, thanks to Oxfordshire County Council's Fire and Rescue Service.

19 Feb 2015

Want to be part of someone’s special day?

Oxfordshire County Council is set to recruit more marriage celebrants to conduct and register marriages.

16 Feb 2015

Pupils take internet safety message to parents

Pupils at an Oxfordshire primary school are reaching out to parents to raise awareness of online safety as part of countywide efforts to tackle the issue.

10 Feb 2015


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