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The incident is not being treated as suspicious A person has lost their life on the train line to the north of Banbury.   Emergency Services were called to reports of a casualty on the tracks at Claydon this morning (Wednesday) at 11.39am. Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

Female concealed stolen items in her dress Cigarettes worth £1,000 were stolen during a distraction burglary at a Banbury convenience store on a Friday evening earlier this month. Two elderly Asian females entered Best One on Bridge Street at 8.30pm on March 10.   They distracted the shop keeper whilst one let herself into the stockroom.   […]

The incident happened in the Tesco car park on Tuesday evening A man was stabbed during a robbery outside a Brackley supermarket on Tuesday evening.   Northamptonshire Police were called to the Oxford Road car park of the Tesco Superstore on the southern side of town at 7.40pm. The man, who is in his 20s, had […]

120 bikes will be delivered to six schools as part of a larger project to bring extra-curricular activities to pupils Children at four Banbury schools will be able to get active on two wheels thanks to new bike libraries that are about to be installed. Hanwell Fields, Orchard Fields, Longford Park and St Leonards will […]

Brackley campaigner teams up with Pot Noodle to highlight potholes damage by Nathan Briant, Local Democracy Reporter A Northamptonshire campaigner has teamed up with a well-known instant noodle brand to draw attention to the state of roads around the country. Mark Morrell, known as Mr Pothole, lives in Brackley and has teamed up with Pot […]

The award is being backdated to April 2022 Oxfordshire County Councillors have agreed a 5.3 per cent increase in their allowances – backdated to April 2022.   The basic allowance which all County Councillors receive will go up by £636 to £12,636. Those with positions of responsibility will receive additional money.   The Leader of the Council […]

A woman was found deceased on Friday afternoon An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead at a property in the Bretch Hill area of Banbury.   Police were called to the address on Withycombe Drive on Friday afternoon (March 24) at 2.35pm. A man from Banbury was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.   […]

The display will be on show at Sulgrave Manor this June A new scheme has been launched by Katharine House Hospice to help people remember their lost loved ones. Rose to Remember gives people the chance to honour the life and memory of someone special by purchasing a beautiful hand-crafted metal rose. The roses will […]

Our views are being sought on giving additional powers to community wardens and the police We’re being asked for our views on anti-social behaviour in Banbury.   The feedback from a consultation which is now underway will help define a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order – that would prohibit harmful street drinking and begging in specific […]

A witness appeal has been launched following the incident on Friday evening A man in his seventies lost his life on a pedestrian crossing in Banbury on Friday evening (March 24) after being hit by a car.   The vehicle’s 18-year-old female driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The incident […]

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