A man being sought by police coughed in the face of an officer and claimed he was infected with covid-19 (coronavirus).   The 27 year old from Mollington was wanted by the police and was being arrested at the time. Following the incident the officers spoke to the Crown Prosecution Service and the man was charged […]

Banbury Town Council has made available £20,000 for emergency “battle fund” grants for local groups that are working to support the most vulnerable in the town during the coronavirus pandemic. Up to £500 is available as a one-off grant for bona fide charities and constituted organisations. Leader of the council Kieron Mallon said: “We want […]

Banbury Town Council has called off all their planned events until July including The Taste of Spring food festival, Film Friday, VE Day Tea Dance, Banbury and District Show, and Armed Forces Day.   In addition all bookings at the town hall have been cancelled.  The monthly councillor surgeries that enable voters to meet elected members […]

As North Oxfordshire residents get used to having to stay at home a clever initiative has been launched to bring the town’s local shops to them. The Banbury Business Improvement District (BID) is supporting businesses by offering them access to the online platform “”.    Local people will be able to make purchases from the businesses […]

Unscrupulous criminals are using the publicity around coronavirus (COVID-19) as a chance to target people with fraudulent emails, phone calls, text messages and door to door services. Thames Valley Police is urging the public to remain vigilant against these scams and asking them to look out for their friends, family and neighbours. A number of […]

The effects of coronavirus and self-isolation requirements are starting to have an impact on the education system in our area. The Warriner School in Bloxham last night asked students in school year 9 to remain away from school for the foreseeable future. Today Chenderit School in Middleton Cheney has announced they are closed to students […]

A number of popular annual Banbury events have fallen victim to the restrictions now in force due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Banbury Town Council has announced that “A Taste of Spring”, planned for 19th April and the Outdoor Cinema, scheduled for 8th May, will no longer be taking place.   In addition the Tea Dance […]

Thames Valley Police has released an e-fit image of a man they wish to speak to following the theft of a woman’s bag and its contents in Banbury. The 57-year-old victim was walking along Kingsway towards the entrance of Leigh Grove when she was approached by a man.  The man asked her for a cigarette […]

Banbury’s annual parade for St George’s Day will not be happening this April as precautionary measures against the spread of coronavirus are stepped up. Banbury FM understands that a decision was taken to pull this year’s event at a meeting on Friday evening. The march and church service is organised by the Cherwell Division of […]

Four men smashed their way into a property in Gilkes Yard in Banbury when the occupant inside did not answer the door.   Initially the men had rung the door bell, but when no answer came they forced their way in by kicking the front door open. The men entered the property and demanded money and […]

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