Two new cities planned for southern England
BBC News, Saturday 11th January 2014
The Conservatives have been accused of suppressing a report which recommends building two new garden cities to combat the housing shortage. Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron said there was clearly a housing crisis – and the garden cities could provide a solution – but the Conservatives feared provoking an angry response from voters in Tory heartlands. He believed the report identified two potential sites – in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Sky News, Saturday 11th January 2014
The River Thames burst its banks on Friday. Parts of the river, stretching from Buscot in Oxfordshire to Bourne End in Buckinghamshire, were under flood warnings as heavy rain over recent days caused river levels to rise.