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Consultation to tackle traffic bottleneck

A consultation has been launched today into plans to spend millions pounds tackling one of the region's worst traffic bottlenecks.

Rush hour congestion is a major problem on the A40 between Witney and Oxford - with thousands of vehicles using the single carriageway every morning during the week.

The options on offer include adding a new lane or creating tram or train links. Sam Holder reports.


Fracking protesters drive tank to David Cameron's house

Vivienne Westwood arrives on a tank Credit: PA

Anti-fracking protesters have driven a tank to Prime Minister David Cameron's constituency home.

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood was on board the tank to support the demonstration.

Vivienne Westwood leads the demonstration Credit: PA

The protest outside Mr Cameron's Oxfordshire home is in opposition to the drilling for shale gas - a process known as fracking.

There are concerns that chemicals used during the drilling could harm the environment.

Vivienne Westwood makes her point Credit: PA

David Cameron is Prime Minister once again - speech

The Prime Minster David Cameron makes a speech in Downing Street before returning to Number 10 for a second term Credit: Pool

David Cameron said he would be a proud to lead a majority Conservative government as he delivered his victory speech outside Number 10 this afternoon.

He said: "I truly believe we are on the brink of something very special in this country."

Earlier the Prime Minister arrived back at Downing Street with his wife Samantha after the meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Mr Cameron spent just over 20 minutes with the Queen after learning that the Tories had reached the 326 seats needed to command an absolute majority in the House of Commons.


David Cameron letter spells constituency name wrong

An election campaign letter from Prime Minister David Cameron spelled a constituency name wrong three times.

Letters were sent to residents in Southampton Itchen constituency with the area spelt "Itchin".

Local resident Tyler Coombes tweeted Mr Cameron saying the error was "poor"

A Conservative Party spokesman said it was "an honest mistake".

David Cameron unveils £300 million in Dementia funds

David Cameron talks to Gina Doherty, the millionth Dementia friend and Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer's Society Credit: PA Wires

The Government has pledged more than £300 million to be spent on research into dementia while all NHS staff will have to undergo training in the condition. The announcement was made by David Cameron while visiting a Dementia Friends / Alzheimer's Society event at The Clare Charity Centre in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire. The centre is located west of Thame in Oxfordshire.

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