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The weekend celebrated the part the canal played in the town’s history Fun lovers packed Banbury’s waterside at the weekend as thousands of families enjoyed the town’s annual canal festival. Entertainment and excitement for people of all ages was on the menu, with boat trips, a floating market, funfair rides, non-stop live music and an […]

The technology could also be installed in traffic lights, benches, bins and bus stops Street lamps which charge electric vehicles and boost 5G coverage could be coming to local roads, after Oxfordshire County Council secured £250,000 of government funding to test the latest technology. Smart street lamps are set to be installed around the county […]

Now surrounded by urban development, the historic boatyard reminds us of the town’s history Banbury is gearing up for an influx of visitors for this weekend’s Canal Festival.   The event will celebrate the history of the canal and remind visitors that the waterway played an important part in the town’s development, bringing goods and trade […]

Ashdon was last seen on Wednesday Thames Valley Police is appealing for our help in locating a missing 14-year-old boy. Ashdon is from Oxford, but has links to the Banbury area. He was last seen on Wednesday. Anyone seeing Ashdon is asked to call 999.   Any information about his whereabouts can be reported by calling […]

Politicians are being asked to think about nature ahead of the next general election The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is amongst a number of Wildlife Trusts which have come together today to publish a report which shows that nature is continuing to decline at an alarming rate across the UK. The State […]

Action by the drivers’ union will affect all services No trains will run to or from Banbury station on Saturday due to members of the ASLEF union taking industrial action. This is the latest action by the train drivers’ union in the long running dispute. Further disruption is expected for weekday commuters with another day […]

“this is the best music venue we’ve ever found – and it’s not a music venue, it’s a working boatyard!” The 254-year-old dry dock at Tooley’s Boatyard is being opened up for ten days of music, theatre and comedy from tomorrow (Friday). The boatyard will be a key focus of this weekend’s Canal Festival and […]

Lib Dem and Green Councillors filling the gaps following Labour’s departure Oxfordshire County Council’s Leader, Liz Leffman, will be taking direct responsibility for the county’s special educational needs and disabilities provision until a newly created post of cabinet member for SEND services is filled. Councillor Leffman will also oversee the work of the cabinet member […]

The two day festival has something for all the family Banbury’s two-day Canal Festival this weekend will get underway with Town Mayor Councillor Fiaz Ahmed performing the official opening and members of the Sealed Knot firing a salute.   The event begins at 10.30am on Saturday at the Swing Bridge close to Tooley’s Boatyard. A fun-packed […]

Police confirm two anti-social behaviour instances in Banbury on Monday A 15-year-old boy was arrested after a large group of youths were involved in violence and anti-social behaviour, which led to the introduction of a Section 35 Dispersal Order in Banbury on Monday.   Thames Valley Police has confirmed to Banbury FM that two incidents occurred […]

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