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Police are pleased attacker has been given a substantial sentence for the serious offence A man has been jailed for seven years after he left another man with serious head injuries following a brutal attack on Banbury’s Middleton Road earlier this year.  The victim required treatment for a fractured eye socket and broken nose, amongst […]

A member of the public stepped in to pull the attacker off the victim A man was repeatedly punched in the face during an assault in Banbury last night (Friday).   The victim required hospital treatment following the incident. A member of the public stepped in during the assault to pull the attacker off the victim.   […]

“While hotels do remain a key part of the system, it is absolutely essential that all those previously employed by them are supported” Victoria Prentis has issued a statement with regards to the use of Banbury Hotels to house asylum seekers.   The MP for Banbury says that whilst it’s the law the Home Office provides […]

A decision on £350m from the government’s New Hospitals Programme is yet to be announced There’s still no decision on whether government funding will be made available to build a brand-new hospital on the existing Horton General Hospital site. The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust put in a bid for around £350m from the […]

New county boss wants to “make the county the very best place it can be” Dr Martin Reeves has been named as the new Chief Executive of Oxfordshire County Council. He joins from Coventry City Council where he has been Chief Executive since 2009.   Prior to that he was chief executive of Bedfordshire County Council. […]

A roll of liners is available at local libraries and Cherwell District Council’s offices Free food caddy bags are being given away in the run up to Christmas to help us deal with any food waste that is generated over the festive period. Oxfordshire County Council is making available rolls of caddy liners at the […]

Donations will be distributed to disadvantaged children by the Sunshine Centre and Home-Start Hundreds of fabulous Christmas gifts are on their way to good homes after a massive response to the mayor of Banbury’s annual toy appeal. The donated toys are for children whose parents cannot afford to buy Christmas presents and are distributed to […]

The toilet block was completely refurbished in February at a cost of £73,924 The public toilets at the top of Brackley Market Place have been targeted by vandals again – twice in a week. This is the latest incident at the facility.   The male toilets had to be closed for a period in November after […]

Ofcom is offering the public the chance to have a say Today is the last day that the public can comment on the two applications that have been made to Ofcom to provide a digital radio multiplex for our area. The broadcast regulator is welcoming the views of local people, businesses, community groups and political […]

The service has been redesigned based on information on how people have been using it Anyone needing advice on money, housing, benefits and other issues will continue being able to get this impartially and for free, after Cherwell District Council renewed a contract for the service with Citizens Advice North Oxfordshire. The scheme has been […]


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