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Picture shows male with receding hairline, potentially aged between late teens and late 20s An image has been released of a person police would like to speak to following earlier reports of three males trying to get into vehicles in Brackley during the early hours of Thursday morning.   A number of reports circulated on social […]

Fund-raising shop signs up to remain at the heart of the Banbury community Katharine House Hospice has extended the lease on their Bridge Street shop in Banbury. There had been concern as to the shop’s future after a for sale sign appeared on the building. The Adderbury based charity said they were thrilled to have […]

Whilst Witney and Oxford already have FM community stations the regulator says no to Banbury Banbury will not get its own community radio station on FM.   The regulator Ofcom has told Banbury FM that they have rejected the station’s case for an FM licence to be made available for the town. Support for people to […]

Reports of three males trying car and van door handles during the night There’s a warning for people in Brackley to be on their guard after three people were spotted trying car and van door handles during the early hours of Thursday morning.   A number of social media posts indicated the individuals had been in […]

Cases in primary school and early secondary school age children are among the highest in the south-east Young people in Oxfordshire are the age group currently most affected by new COVID infections.  Cases in 5 to 9 year olds doubled in the seven days up to 21 January with a big increase also evident in […]

Cherwell District and Oxfordshire County councils are to end their partnership arrangement Councillors at last night’s Budget Planning Meeting at Cherwell District Council raised their concerns over what impact there would be on finances following the announcement of the ending of the partnership agreement between Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell. Labour Councillor Andrew Beere addressed […]

“It’s so easy to build a bond and I still love staying in touch with anyone who’s come to my home over the years” A Banbury mum, who has spent nearly two decades caring for children and adults as part of the Shared Lives scheme, is recommending the Oxfordshire County Council run project to others. […]

Current pupils at Dashwood Banbury Academy are undertaking a number of projects related to the anniversary A Banbury primary school is preparing to celebrate its 120th anniversary this March.   Dashwood School first opened its doors in 1902 and is one of the oldest primary schools in the area. Having moved from its original site on […]

Strategy aims to promote digital inclusion and increase access to programmes to improve health and wellbeing It’s a long time since a library was simply a place where you went to get a book.   Now they are safe and welcoming spaces, offering different access routes to information and providing opportunities for creativity and enjoyment. As […]

Classes close as COVID infections continue to affect local teaching Two local primary schools have announced class closures due to staff shortages. At St John’s Roman Catholic Primary School the Early Years bubble is closed today and on Wednesday. At Dashwood Banbury Academy the two year 3 classes closed yesterday and will remain closed until […]


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