CAMPAIGNING against bus service cuts and encouraging more women to get smear tests will be Oxfordshire WI's mission this year.

Delegates from the county attended the National Federation of Women’s Institutes’ annual meeting on Wednesday, where both causes were voted for as its campaign focus.

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Oxfordshire chairman Jane Probitts, said: “Access to a regular and reliable system of public transport is vital to our communities.

"Oxfordshire WI members will also be working to encourage women not the fear the smear and hopefully improve the rates of early diagnosis of cervical cancer.”