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The seal was discovered in Epwell in 2015 and has been purchased after a fundraising campaign A rare piece of our local history can now be viewed at the Oxfordshire Museum.  A 700-year-old Epwell Seal Matrix has gone on display. The seal is a unique survivor from the 13th century.   It was first discovered in […]

Details of arrangements for potentially historic game announced 2,400 people will be allowed in the crowd to watch Banbury United’s FA Cup First Round game against Barrow.   A win would see Andy Whing’s team progress to the club’s best ever performance in the competition. Tickets go on sale at 6pm tonight.   The match, which takes […]

A cast of eight will perform Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy for the next three nights Brackley Players are set to tread the boards again tonight for the first time since the pandemic started.   They will be performing Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Neighbourhood Watch for the next three nights at Southfield Primary Academy. The cast of eight have […]

Man from town arrested by Tasking Team on Tuesday afternoon A 23-year-old male was arrested in Banbury on Tuesday afternoon after being found with class A drugs. The man, who comes from the town was caught by officers from the Tasking Team in Cherwell Street. He was charged with possession with intent to supply Class […]

The volunteer role takes 2-3 hours per week Are you a person who hates food waste and with a few hours to spare each week?   A local group which delivers surplus supermarket food to more than a dozen charities is looking for someone to take on a coordinator’s role. Banbury Food for Charities began their […]

“A lot of people may sit back and think ‘well it doesn’t bother me, I’m quite comfortable where I am’. You can rest assured with any future development it will affect all of us.” As we told you yesterday, as part of the new local plan consultation process developers and land owners have submitted a […]

Middleton Cheney roundabout was closed for around an hour The A422 was closed for a short period this lunchtime after a lorry lost its load of waste chocolate. The chocolate appears to have remained in its containers when it tipped out of the lorry at the Middleton Cheney roundabout. The closure was in place for […]

Be considerate of houses where trick or treaters might be unwelcome or considered intimidating With Halloween coming up this Sunday Thames Valley Police is reminding us that not everyone will want to join in with trick or treating. In some cases people calling may be seen as unwelcome or even intimidating. The force’s Neighbourhood teams […]

Over 770 hectares of land has been offered in the north of the Cherwell District, across the town and villages Land owners and developers have submitted over 100 different sites in the north of the Cherwell district which they are offering for new housing developments.   The offers of land come as part of the first […]

Pulling down a curtain, sticking tape to pews and spilling the contents of the first aid kit are amongst recent problems A warning has been issued to youngsters in Bloxham that if they continue to cause problems at the village church they may end up with a criminal record. Over recent weeks damage has occurred […]


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