BBC Birmingham News Feeds
- Jez Moxey: Wolves CEO to replace David McNally as Norwich chief executive
- Former Archers producer William Smethurst dies
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- Terrified father: 'Rhinos charged at my family's car'
- Lorry fire causes lane closures and delays on the M6 near Birmingham.
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BBC Bristol News Feed
- Man hid veteran's body to set up cannabis factory
- Half-brother admits Shamus Mcnama's murder
- One-Day Cup: Peter Trego's century lifts Somerset to victory over Middlesex
- Prince Charles quizzes Tim Peake after space mission
- The Johnson Cup: Gary v Lee 'bigger than the Johnstone's Paint Trophy'
- Ivan Lucic: Bayern Munich goalkeeper close to joining Bristol City
- Paedophile Information Exchange supporter jailed for abuse
- Giorgi Nemsadze: Bristol sign Georgia international lock
- Iron Duke rubber rolling machine installation begins
- One-Day Cup: Peter Trego stars as Somerset beat Glamorgan
Cornwall Council News feed
- Road works on Kerrier Way, Camborne
- Warning following spate of fake officials cases
- A392 roundabout near Hendra Holiday Park opens for the school summer holidays
- More than one million people set to benefit from extra lane on A30 bottleneck
- Trading Standards issue cold caller warning following conviction of local rogue trader
- Online poll opened for public to have their say on 'Who decides'
- People aged 50+ invited to ask ‘Are you being served?’
- Cornwall Councillors agree to increase minimum wage in line with rate set by Living Wage Foundation
- Cash in the attic or garage!
- Cornwall is awarded £8.9m from Big Lottery Fund to provide emotional health support for young people
BBC Essex News Feed
- Churchill painting of Miami Beach sold for £192k at auction
- Sex offenders given lie detector tests to manage reoffending risk
- Unmarked cars warning to Essex drivers after vans stolen
- One-Day Cup: Essex win last-over thriller against Glamorgan
- Kelly Pearce death: Man jailed for 'sadistic' murder
- West Ham hamper fraud: Trial rescheduled for October
- Olly Murs pays to get Coggeshall Town's showers fixed
- Drivers playing Pokemon Go at wheel
- Ryanair cuts Stansted Airport flights citing Brexit vote
- Stansted Airport: Drone 'serious crash risk' to Boeing 737
BBC Hampshire News Feed
- Commercial garage in Wroxall wrecked in blaze
- Hampshire County Council launches devolution consultation
- Cowes cerebral palsy adventurer tackles Cairngorm
- In Pictures: The New Forest Show 2016
- Minister for Portsmouth job scrapped
- Fawley oil refinery pay row strike called off
- One-Day Cup: Kent openers share 203 in victory over Hampshire
- James Vince: England batsman needs time to to adapt, says Mike Gatting
- Wes Fogden: Midfielder opts for part-time football return to protect body
- Hampshire policeman denies child sex offences
BBC Manchester News Feeds
- John Stones: Manchester City in talks with Everton over England defender
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Man City target 'staying with Borussia Dortmund'
- Leon Clarke: Bury striker signs for Sheffield United
- Warrington start Super 8s against Saints
- Pep Guardiola: Man City boss bans overweight players from training
- Byron McGuigan: Sale Sharks sign former Exeter Chiefs back
- How one hospital got rid of high-cost overtime
- NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime
- Ollie Norburn: Macclesfield Town sign former Guiseley midfielder
- One-Day Cup: Leicestershire break duck by beating Lancashire
BBC Lincolnshire News Feed
- Spalding shootings: Dad killed daughter and wife 'with shotgun'
- Lenuta Ioana Haidemac murder inquiry: Man charged
- Murder charge over Lincolnshire girl's death
- Twyford Wood ravers jailed over attacks on police
- Four charged after Grimsby Town-Sheffield United 'disorder'
- Man arrested in Skegness murder inquiry
- 'Unexplained death' probe after body found in Skegness
- Spalding shootings: Inquests set to open
- Daisy wheel 'protection graffiti' found at Lincoln Cathedral
- Universities announce fees above £9,000 limit
Amersham News Views and Information News Feed
- New book provides fascinating insight into Amersham in the 1940s
- The Somme – Exploding the myths about the battle – Saturday 15th October
- Local Chiltern Countryside Inspires Innovative Audio Stories to Help Young Children Sleep at Night
- Summer Holiday Fun at Amersham Museum
- Mud Pack III – Support The Hospice of St Francis
- PlayBall – Weekly Softball & Baseball – Amersham
- Lots for Tots Sale – 18 June – Amersham
- Restorative Yoga – Restorative Yoga for the Buckinghamshire Community
- Half term Fun at Amersham Museum
- Simpatico and Katharine Parkin at Bucks Open Studios 2016 – Amersham 11-26 June
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 2016 Abingdon Heritage Festival with Heritage Open Days - on 10 September 2016, where visitors will be offered free entry to a day of fabulous medieval family activities, shops, stalls and events. Witness a Foot Knight Tournament, medieval forge, archery, medieval cookery and moneyer, leather purse-making and much much more. Keep a look out for details in the upcoming brochure which will be available online from 6th August 2016.
The Guildhall Development Project has now received official planning permission and listed building consent. Detailed technical design is taking place ahead of building tenders being requested.
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Mike Badcock, has issued the following statement:
"The Council debated a motion at its Council meeting on Wednesday that 'Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council source a rainbow flag to fly from County Hall in conjunction with Oxford Pride.'
"After full and careful debate the motion was not adopted. I would like to explain why the motion was not adopted.
Friday 1st July 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.
To commemorate this day the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Town as part of an Act of Remembrance. This will take place at the Town's Cenotaph and War Memorial at 7am on 1st July.
"When you go home, tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow, we gave our today."
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames gave a June Ball to raise money for her charities, Little Troopers and Oxfordshire Mind, last Friday. The Mayor was pleased to welcome civic guests from the other towns in the area, such as Didcot and Thame, as well as residents of the town, friends and supporters.
Due to the closure of the Guildhall a local alternative was sought and the Frilford Heath Golf Club hosted the event providing a wonderfully green backdrop to the photos taken as the guests arrived.
The Council is hosting - in association with the Abingdon Rugby Club and Yeah Baby - a Party to celebrate HM The Queen's 90th Birthday. There is live entertainment with four local bands, the clubhouse and bar are open and there is a BBQ. The Party is from 12 noon until 4pm on Sunday 12th June at the Abingdon Rugby Club, South Town Park, Lambrick Way. Entry is free and all are welcome. Click here for more information.
The Royal Bun-Throwing Ceremony to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM the Queen will take place on Saturday 11th June 2016. This is believed to be the 36th occasion on which the ceremny has been performed.
Roads in the town centre will close at 5pm ahead of the ceremony. Abingdon Town Band and the Abingdon Tradtional Morris Dancers will both perform ahead of the Mayor leading the Council to the County Hall. Following the singing of the National Anthem the Mayor will then throw the first of 4,500 buns at 7pm.
Two great events take place on Saturday in the Abbey Grounds.
Abingdon's music event of the year, Music in the Park, takes place on Saturday, 4th June. Gates open at 5pm.
The Mayor's Civic Service will take place on Sunday 29th May 2016 at 10.30am at St Helen's Church. Join the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock, the Town Council and their civic guests for this annual service, which will be led by the Mayor's Chaplain, Rev Dr Charles Miller.
Excitement is growing in Abingdon-on-Thames at the news that Her Majesty the Queen's 90th Birthday is going to bring on one of those very special royal moments for the town. Readers of the Town Crier magazine will already know that there will be a Bun-Throwing on 11th June at 7pm. As in past occasions thousands of people will gather in the Market Place to catch the 4500 buns that will be thrown down to them by the 19 Town Councillors led by the Mayor, Cllr Alice Badcock. But what if you want to be more than a mere catcher?
Councillors have asked that the public be clearly told that Music in the Park wristbands may not be on sale for much longer. As in previous years the demand is looking like it will outstrip the available number of places which are limited for safety reasons. This year the selling of wristbands online appears to have increased the speed at which wristbands are selling and 30% of sales have been though the online sales site even though there is a booking fee when ordering wristbands this way.
Music in the Park wristbands will be available this Saturday from the Market Place (cash/cheque payments). Town councillors want to make sure that everyone has had the opportunity to hear about the event and buy their wristbands so this extra buying opportunity has been slotted in at short notice as the wristbands are selling fast. The tickets are always limited by safety considerations and this year's sales are already well over the half way mark.
The Council's Annual Meeting and Mayor Making ceremony will take place at St Helen's Church, Abingdon-on-Thames, on Monday 9th May 2016 at 7pm.
At this meeting the Mayor, Cllr Helen Pighills will hand over to a new Mayor. At the Council meeting in March 2016 a nomination was received that Cllr Alice Badcock be elected Mayor for the year from 9th May 2016 and that Cllr Jan Morter be elected as Deputy Mayor.
This year it is easier than ever to buy your wristband for Music in the Park as there is now an online sales option. Customers can purchase wristbands and choose whether to have them delivered by signed-for Royal Mail delivery to their own home or place of work, or whether to secure the booking and then pick up the wristbands at their leisure from the Information Centre when they are next in town.
Today the Information Centre at the Guildhall was busy with local residents coming in to get their wristbands for Music in the Park. The number of places available has been increased this year but fans are still advised to get their wristbands as early as possible as each year they seem to sell out a bit earlier than the previous year. The Information Centre is open for wristband enquiries from 9.30am to 3.00pm each weekday and also on Saturdays. The entrance is found in Roysse Court which is set back from Bridge Street and lies opposite Fat Face and Lewis Baker.