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(ˈɒksfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) an inland county of S central England: situated mostly in the basin of the Upper Thames, with the Cotswolds in the west and the Chilterns in the southeast. Administrative centre: Oxford. Pop: 615 200 (2003 est). Area: 2608 sq km (1007 sq miles). Abbreviation: Oxon


(ˈɒks fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in S England. 597,700; 1008 sq. mi. (2610 sq. km). Also called Oxford.
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Oxfordshire county council s fire and rescue service is looking for a service provider to provide a hosted fleet driver checking system.
Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council were later accused of making "many errors" and faced criticism that they could have acted sooner.
When congratulated by the chairman of Oxfordshire County Council, Zoe Patrick, he said: "Thank you, it's very good news We need Catherine to get over this first bit and then we can start celebrating.
Oxfordshire County Council have ruled Luke's weekly budget must be cut by 42 per cent.
At the other end of the table, Oxfordshire County Council issued just 69 fines.
His mother, retired magistrate Mary Cameron, 81, has signed a petition calling for 44 children's centres due to be closed by Conservative-run Oxfordshire County Council to be saved.
SCC witnessed growth of 69% from data centre and cloud services alone last year following a succession of key customer wins including Gist, Aggregate Industries, BOC, IBM, Oxfordshire County Council, CAA and Highways Agency.
Investigations of the response of organisations including Oxfordshire County Council and Thames Valley Police found that victims were not believed or were thought to be exaggerating.
Oxfordshire County Council in the UK has announced that it has hired BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNPP.
Plush Pants offers a nappy trial scheme - both online and through Oxfordshire County Council - that allows families to try a selection of nappy designs and brands for a fraction of the cost of new nappies.
The report said that a case review panel will look into the failure of the Oxfordshire County Council to stop the gang and other men from holding girls living in care homes in the Oxford area against their will and sexually abusing them, adding that the Thames Valley Police will also be under the scanner as the force failed to act until early 2012 even as the first victim complained of abuse back in 2006.
Carillion was also encouraged by more local authorities outsourcing work to make efficiency savings, citing a recent pounds 700m property and facilities management contract for Oxfordshire County Council.

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