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A pandemic boom in dog ownership hasn’t been matched by an increase in local licenced dealers If you’re thinking of getting a puppy make sure you avoid unscrupulous online dealers.   That’s the warning from Cherwell District Council after a rise in the number of animals being sold via social media. The council is warning pet […]

Police are looking for witnesses to the incident involving a lorry and a silver Audi A3 A heavy goods vehicle travelling north on the A43 last week was subjected to road rage by a car driver. The lorry was heading north from Silverstone between 5.20pm and 5.30pm last Friday (July 23).   The HGV driver spotted […]

Operators were found committing a string of offences in Middleton Cheney Scrap metal collectors who were operating illegally in Middleton Cheney were also found to have also broken other laws.   They were also found to have no driving licence and no insurance. The collector’s van was seized and they have been reported for the offences […]

The centre at Alkerton is one of seven in the county covered by a new consultation Are you a user of the household waste and recycling centre at Alkerton, or one of the other centres in Oxfordshire?   The County Council is seeking local people’s views on the service that is provided now and what they […]

Essential maintenance work has been completed at St Mary’s, which will celebrate its 200th birthday next year Banbury’s MP has learned more about the renovation and maintenance work which is being completed at St Mary’s Church in Banbury during a visit to the Grade 1-listed building.   Victoria Prentis met Reverend Jeff West on Tuesday and […]

People are encouraged to keep up the good work to stop the spread Covid case rates in the Banbury FM area remain high, but there is hope that the tide might be turning in the battle with the virus.   In the week ending July 23 there were 333 new infections registered in our analysis, similar […]

Victim was told to get into car before being driven to Water Works car park where the assault occurred A 17 year-old girl has been sexually assaulted in Banbury.   The victim had rejected a lift home from a car driver, but he insisted she get in.   He then drive her to the Water Works car […]

A 10-mile trek is completed along the Oxford Canal towpath for the Sunshine Centre and Great Ormond Street Hospital The management team at Castle Quay have completed a walk along the Oxford Canal towpath to raise money for charity.   The team completed a 10-mile trek in hot sunshine, raising money for Banbury’s Sunshine Centre and […]

Owners of agricultural equipment urged to ensure items are secure and security measures are in place Owners of agricultural equipment are being warned to ensure their items are stored safely and securely after an all-terrain vehicle was stolen in Lower Boddington last Friday. Between 1.30am and 4.30am last Friday morning (July 23) offenders approached a […]

Call volumes to South Central Ambulance Service are up 15% on normal but not all the calls are for legitimate reasons There’s been a sharp rise in the number of people using the 999 service to call for an ambulance, but not always with legitimate reasons.   South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) personnel have recently received […]

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