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The new facility will be built next door to Brackley Leisure Centre Brackley’s skatepark project has taken another step forward. Brackley Town Council has now secured a land lease with West Northamptonshire Council.  Planning permission for the project was granted in April last year. The Council has now confirmed an order with their supplier.   Details […]

The service is being used by over 3,000 households Over a million coffee pods have been recycled in the Cherwell District since an innovative new recycling scheme was introduced by Cherwell District Council. Lovers of home lattes and those choosing a cappuccino in the comfort of their own place have taken to the scheme since […]

The owners car keys were taken but the vehicle wasn’t stolen Cash and other items were taken from a Brackley home during a break-in last weekend. The property on Churchill Way was targeted between 4pm on Friday (February 16) and 12.30am on Saturday. Entry to the property was made by forcing open the utility door. […]

The theatre closures has been extended until to March 23 The repairs to fix the Theatre floor at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury are going to take longer than anticipated. A requirement to undertake what’s been described as “more extensive repairs” has been uncovered following further investigative work. The Theatre has been closed since […]

Liberal Democrat and Green Councillors agreed to Labour amendments After a marathon meeting yesterday, Councillors at Oxfordshire County Council have set a budget –but one political group called the final agreement a sham. The budget was voted through when councillors from the ruling Liberal Democrat and Green alliance accepted a set of amendments proposed by […]

“We are very thankful to have such an effective scheme in place in Banbury” After weeks of wet weather our area has been subject to a number of flood alerts affecting local rivers, but property damage has, in the main, been avoided. Banbury’s MP, Victoria Prentis, visited the town’s Flood Alleviation Scheme to see for […]

The boy was arrested on Tuesday morning A 16 year old boy, who was regularly reported as stealing from a shop in Banbury town centre, has been banned from entering a number of businesses. The teenager – described as a “prolific shoplifter” by Thames Valley Police – was arrested by Police Specials and members of […]

Queensway and Woodgreen Avenue are affected by daytime closures A road closure in Banbury caused problems for drivers on Tuesday morning and the daytime closure is set to remain in place for much of this week. There will be no access to sections of both Queensway and Woodgreen Avenue between 7am and 9pm whilst work […]

A number of shop-lifters were caught and “a prolific thief” arrested A weekend of action to tackle retail crime in Banbury has resulted in a number of people being caught shoplifting. Banbury Neighbourhood Policing Team were actively monitoring the town centre and retail parks.    Their aim was to deter or convict offenders and provide visible […]

Kevin Wilson made a commitment to developing local talent when he joined the club in January If and when Banbury’s United’s latest signing steps out for the first team he will become the third generation from his family to play for the Puritans. Sixteen-year-old Freddie Milner has joined the club after finishing with Oxford United’s […]



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