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Praise for team who pride themselves on promoting a love of physical activity The Warriner School’s PE Department has been named as an award winner at the 2024 Education Business Awards.   They picked up the School Sports Award at a ceremony on Wednesday at the Leonardo Royal hotel in London, close to St Paul’s Cathedral. […]

Financial, practical, and emotional support are covered Unpaid carers in Oxfordshire are being urged to come forward and check if they’re receiving all the support that they are entitled to.     Oxfordshire County Council and Carers Oxfordshire are highlighting what’s available to help carers continue to undertake the invaluable work they do.   This includes financial, […]

Witnesses are being sought following the Sunday early evening incident A man suffered a broken skull and dislocated knee after being involved in a collision with a car whilst he was crossing a Banbury road. The 21-year-old was on the zebra crossing on the High Street at around 5.25pm on Sunday June 2 when a […]

Three boys required hospital treatment Police are investigating a brawl in Banbury involving around 20 males in their mid to late teens which resulted in a 16-year-old boy and two 17-year-old boys needing hospital treatment. The incident happened last Friday (June 7) between 10.45pm and 11pm in Bridge Street, close to the entrance to Banbury […]

Units taking longer to let, empty unit business rates and service charge costs are blamed Cherwell District Council’s Executive last night agreed to use £285,000 of money held in a contingency fund to plug a gap in income from the Castle Quay Shopping Centre. The deficit relates to the 2023-24 financial year. The Council says […]

The town’s twinning journey began 44 years ago Banbury and District Twinning Association is getting a refresh for 2024 and is looking to hear from individuals, businesses, sports clubs and organisations who would like to take advantage of Banbury’s special relationship with Ermont in France and Hennef in Germany. Banbury’s journey to becoming a twinned […]

She stole cash from the vehicles she managed to get into A woman has been convicted of theft and vehicle interference in Banbury. Forty-seven year old Joanne Coughlan from Mawle Court in the town appeared at Oxford Magistrates Court on Friday (June 7).   The court heard that between January and June Coughlan had stolen items […]

Three people have been arrested A woman was assaulted and her two children kidnapped in Banbury on Saturday evening.  It happened between 9pm and 11pm.  The woman was between Ruscote Arcade and Ruscote Park at the time.   After the assault took place the woman’s children were taken from her. Then, at around 10.05pm, offenders were […]

The facility should be up and running by the autumn Work is beginning today on the construction of Brackley’s new skatepark.   The facility will be built on land next to Brackley Leisure Centre, alongside Candleford Close. The idea of a skatepark has been in the pipeline for a long time but had suffered delays due […]

Liz Adams highlights her campaign priorities The Liberal Democrat candidate for Banbury at the General Election is focusing on action to tackle the cost-of-living crisis, the NHS and the sewage scandal as she campaigns for votes on July 4. Liz Adams says she has knocked on hundreds of doors and listened to hundreds of people […]

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