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Troops honoured for operation in Afghanistan

Troops from Abingdon based 4 Logistic Support Regiment are to receive service medals today for their time in Afghanistan.

They returned to Dalton Barracks in Oxfordshire last month and were seen marching through Abingdon earlier this week.

The 217 medals will be presented by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester. The duties of 4 Logistic Support Regiment were to ensure that the forward operating and patrol bases on the front line were supplied with water, medical supplies, and ammunition.

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Agency forced to apologise for late flood alert

The Environment Agency has been forced to apologise to residents for failing to issue a warning until six hours after a village was flooded.

The move comes after seven homes in Wendlebury, near Bicester, were flooded on Thursday at about 2.30am.

A flood alert was not issued by the Environment Agency until 8.30am.

Residents said it was the fifth time since 2001 that the village had flooded and problems started after the M40 and A41 dual carriageway were built.

The latest flood has also raised concerns that proposals for a new link road from the A41 across farmland near the village to Graven Hill will exacerbate the problem.

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