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David Cameron to announce EU referendum date

The Prime Minister is to announce the planned date for an EU referendum following a Cabinet meeting to be held later this morning.

David Cameron is due to outline the details of his EU reform deal to Cabinet members at 10am as he vowed to campaign "heart and soul" to keep the UK in Europe.

The announcement follows 30 hours of negotiations with EU leaders to agree a package of reforms giving Britain "special status".

"Look again at £69m cuts," Cameron tells council

David Cameron is unhappy with the cutbacks Credit: ITV

The Prime Minister is urging Oxfordshire County Council to look again at its proposals for £69m of cuts. He says he understands that councils must make further savings but, as an Oxfordshire MP, he says the council should have a re-think.

Oxfordshire and other councils must continue to reform the way they work to become more efficient, both in back-office functions and in front-line service delivery. Further savings do still need to be made, and with councils accounting for a quarter of all public spending they need to continue playing their part in tackling the deficit left by Labour.

The recent Spending Review included a package of measures to support local government, enabling them to streamline their asset base and invest in services.

We have made it possible for councils to sell property assets and use the capital to invest in transforming local services – and ensure further savings. We have introduced council tax flexibilities to help councils with the growing costs of adult social care. And by the end of this Parliament, councils will also keep 100% of local taxes including all £26 billion from business rates.

– Rt Hon David Cameron MP


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".

More needs to be done to tackle child abuse: Cameron

David Cameron has promised more action to clamp down on child abuse. He says that a big change in culture is needed.

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