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A large quantity of Class B drugs were seized along with cash and other items linked to the supply of drugs A 19-year-old Banbury man was arrested last night (Friday) following the execution of a drugs related warrant at a property on Easington Road.   During the joint operation between Thames Valley police and Cherwell District […]

Lines: “I have been immensely proud to hold this prestigious position” Banbury United has announced that Phil Lines is stepping down as the Chairman of the club. Mr Lines says he feels the time is right for someone else to take over in the role.   He became Chairman in 2017. Mr Lines said: “After four […]

The National Theatre’s annual Connections showcase enabled students to perform at The North Wall Arts Centre Performing arts students from Banbury and Bicester College got the chance to tread the boards in Oxford as part of the annual National Theatre Connections festival. The students performed Find a Partner by Miriam Battye at The North Wall […]

Driver safely gets out of vehicle after spotting smoke in his rear-view mirror Fire crews from Bicester and Kidlington were called to a car fire on the M40 two miles south of Banbury last night (Thursday May 11).  Traffic had to be held for a short period of time whilst the blaze was dealt with. […]

Major investigation launched after Middleton Cheney blaze The body of a man has been discovered following a fire in a shed in Middleton Cheney.   The fire happened on Wednesday afternoon. A major police investigation has been launched following the incident, which happened in Salmons Lane in the village. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service was called […]

Money will be used to help club to adhere with COVID regulations and to create a new bar and scorer’s area Banbury Cricket Club has been awarded £2,350 of National Lottery funding as part of a scheme to help groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of resuming activities in a coronavirus-safe way. The […]

Club offers opportunity for men with physical and learning difficulties to play football Easington Sports Football Club have launched a new pan disability male football team.   Named “Easington Sports Pheonix Pan Disability”, they will be entering the BOBi League, which aims to provide regular footballing opportunities for children and adults with physical and learning difficulties […]

Two iconic second world war fighter planes, a parade and displays all form part of a day to honour past and present service personnel A fly-past by two Second World War fighter planes will be a thrilling end to Banbury’s Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 26. The tribute day, to be held in the […]

COVID cases jump across Oxfordshire but the rate in the Cherwell District is the lowest in the county COVID cases in Oxfordshire have seen a six-fold increase in the last fortnight.   Infections rose from 8.4 case per 100,000 of the population to 48 per 100,000 people over the period from May 21 to 4 June […]

“We are really lucky to have so many EU nationals living in North Oxfordshire, all of whom make a significant contribution to our local economy and communities” North Oxfordshire MP, Victoria Prentis, has called on all European Union (EU) nationals living in her constituency to get their applications in ahead of the closure of the […]


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