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Glebefields Care Home feeling safer after staff and residents received Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine at the weekend “What a relief we are getting it.  Let’s get back to some normality.”   That was the first comment a resident at Glebefields Care Home made after hearing they would be receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Staff and residents at the […]

Money from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund has been split between councils to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and support local public health Oxfordshire County Council has received £7m from the national Contain Outbreak Management Fund to help in the fight against COVID-19 and to support businesses and individuals in the county.   Half of […]

Lockdown rules still need to be followed warns health chief: “we can’t afford to be complacent” COVID-19 figures up until last Friday show a fall in the number of new infections as the effects of lockdown start to make a difference.   Last week 517 people tested positive for the virus in the Banbury FM area.   […]

On two days Cherwell’s crews collected almost double the normal weight of recycling Figures just out show a significant rise in recycling in the Cherwell District over the Christmas and New Year period, in comparison to the same time in 2019.   During the two weeks there was a 30 per cent spike in the weight […]

Club members walked or ran 3067 miles in the Lockdown Challenge during the weekend Banbury Rugby Club held on to the Community Group Cup this weekend in the rematch of their Lockdown Challenge against Chinnor Rugby Club.  The competition first took place last November to encourage club members to keep active safely during the pandemic. […]

“This project will improve the situation in the area and deliver on our priority to make Bankside … safer for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists” A project to remove the chicanes on Bankside and replace them with speed cushions is set to begin.   The work will also see an advisory cycle lane in both directions. Oxfordshire […]

Items from the 17th century mansion will be sold as the owners move to Dorset An “Aladdin’s cave” of the items from the 17th century stately home Aynhoe Park will go on sale later this week.   The 28-bedroom mansion on the Croughton Road in Aynho has for the last twenty years been the home to […]

Youngster and dad will spend the day dressed as superheroes delivering food and fun to others A young boy from Bretch Hill will today spend his 6th birthday delivering the joy of his celebration to the children of 18 other families.   Addhu Natarajan will take toys, food and party items to 42 other children so […]

Breathing apparatus, hose reels and a thermal image camera used to help extinguish the fire Three fires crews dealt with a well-developed fire in a farm building at Middleton Stoney on Saturday afternoon.   Upon arrival the crew discovered the blaze had taken hold on the ground floor including the ceiling and was spreading to the […]

Man from West Midlands jailed for possessing drugs intent to supply and driving whilst unfit through drugs A twenty year old man has received a thirty month custodial sentence, and been disqualified from driving for four years, after pleading guilty to charges of possessing Heroin and Crack Cocaine with intent to supply and driving whilst […]


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