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The event celebrates the role care homes play in supporting local communities It’s Care Home Open Week and a number of care homes in Oxfordshire are opening their doors to the public, to showcase their facilities and services. The week is coordinated by Championing Social Care and celebrates the role care homes play in supporting […]

Banbury United manager says the previous two years have been unbelievable Banbury United’s Manager Andy Whing has signed a new revised deal keeping him at the club until the end of the 2023-24 season.   The new arrangement comes in the wake of the Puritans gaining promotion to the National League North at the end of […]

Today’s armed forces joined cadets and veterans in a parade, which culminated in a drum head service Armed Forces Day in Banbury on Saturday was a stirring tribute to services personnel past, present and future. An exciting programme of military-style entertainment – including parades, displays, demonstrations and a collection of war-time vehicles – attracted visitors […]

Competitors can reach speeds of up to 50-miles-per-hour A record number of people have registered to race down the hill in Avon Dassett for Saturday’s Soapbox Derby.   Those taking part can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour on the descent. Races will start at 10.15am and run through to 5.00pm.   36 karts […]

Its important to remember the role of the Battle of Cropredy Bridge in the overall outcome of the Civil War The 378th anniversary of the Battle of Cropredy Bridge will be commemorated this weekend.   The battle was fought during the Civil War on the 29 June 1644. Three years ago a full re-enactment took place […]

County Councillor says there is an urgent need to recruit permanent staff to reduce agency spend by Andy Mitchell, Local Democracy Reporter Oxfordshire County Council spending on agency workers rocketed beyond the £8 million mark for three months up to March 2022 – a figure described as “unsustainable” by the councillor in charge. A report […]

Police are very concerned for his welfare Have you seen Artur Wolski?   He was last seen in Banbury on Thursday last week (June 16). Artur is Polish, white, and 45 years old. Thames Valley Police are appealing for help in tracing Artur.   They say they are very concerned for his welfare and would like to […]

At the age of 78 he has no plans to retire yet A Hornton man has clocked up 50 years working for the same Banbury company and at the age of 78 has no plans to retire yet!  Malcolm Cross started his marathon stint at Cleenol in 1971.   He still works there three days a […]

Subjects covered included the government’s food strategy, the pig supply chain review and farming rules for water Banbury’s MP Victoria Prentis met up with local farmers and National Farmers Union (NFU) members last week to discuss the government’s food strategy and other agricultural issues.   The meeting took place at Meadowsweet Farm in Horley last Friday. […]

“He came in and gave me a hug …. and said that he was really happy that those boys had found him” A Banbury mum has spoken out to thank a group of teenagers who helped her son when he became lost and distressed in Banbury town centre.   Kerri Marsland has praised the older group, […]


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