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The two-day festival will remind people of the part the canal played in Banbury’s development A two-day waterside festival will celebrate the history and significance of Banbury’s canal this weekend.  In previous years Canal Day was a popular event in the town’s calendar.   This year’s expanded two-day extravaganza builds on that, with entertainment and attractions […]

Horsefair and North Bar are now below the pollution target maximum The quality of the air at Horsefair and North Bar in Banbury has improved over recent months, but Hennef Way remains an area that exceeds national pollution targets. The level of nitrogen dioxide in the air we breathe is measured by Cherwell District Council.   […]

Roger Johnson had a 20-year career as a professional footballer Brackley Town have appointed a new manager.   The Saints have acted quickly, signing Roger Johnson to manage their first team, and announcing the news less than 24 hours after revealing that Kevin Wilkin had left St James Park. Stephen Ward also joins as assistant manager. […]

2.8kg of cocaine, 18.3 grams of crack cocaine and more than £158,000 were found at Sophie Plowman’s Banbury home A Banbury woman, who was part of an organised crime group that were looking to supply class A drugs across three counties, was yesterday convicted following a seven day case at Oxford Crown Court.   Sophie Plowman […]

Francesca Cowley from Highmarket House has been named as a finalist for November’s awards A Care Home Manager at Highmarket House on North Bar Place in Banbury has been named a finalist in the manager category at the National Care Awards.   Francesca Cowley has been chosen thanks to her passion and commitment to making a […]

The check includes blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol Since April 2018, 51,965 people in Oxfordshire have taken up an invitation to have a free NHS health check.   The service is funded by the County Council and available to anyone aged 40 to 74. People are being urged to take advantage of the check, which can […]

Eddie Reeves: “Tackling domestic abuse is a significant priority for us and our partners” Cherwell District Council is set to reaffirm its financial contribution to the countywide service that supports domestic abuse victims.   At a meeting of the Council’s Executive next Monday (October 3) Councillors are set to rubber stamp their £25,000 contribution to the […]

The club have let their manager go after 7 years Brackley Town have announced that manager Kevin Wilkin has left the club.   Mr Wilkin had managed the Saints for 7 years. The surprise move follows a difficult start to the current season, but after a highly successful spell during recent years with the club achieving […]

Lifeline funding keeps the bus operational but a councillor warns that it needs to be supported The Sunday bus service between Banbury and Brackley has been saved – until at least August 2024. Cash from Oxfordshire County and West Northamptonshire Councils has been used to support the 500 Service, which will start operating again from […]

The drop-in sessions take place on the first Saturday of the month, except in January and August Banbury residents will be able to discuss matters they care about at a town council walk-in session on Saturday (October 1). The session gives voters the opportunity to meet town councillors, ask questions, discuss problems and express opinions […]


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