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Those who apply on time are more likely to be offered places at their preferred school Parents and carers of children in Oxfordshire who are due to start primary education in September next year can now submit details of the school they have chosen for their child. Oxfordshire County Council suggests up to four schools […]

The assault took place at a private address in Banbury A serving police officer has been charged with stalking and assault offences.   Twenty-three year old PC Camron Noble was charged yesterday (October 31). The stalking offences took place between June 17 and 21 in Oxfordshire earlier this year.   The assault also occurred this year, at […]

When agreed the plan will guide how our area develops up to 2040 There’s just three days left to have your say on the proposals for a new Local Plan for the Cherwell District.   The six-week consultation period finishes this Friday. When finalised the Cherwell Local Plan will outline objectives and strategies for housing, infrastructure, […]

499 people objected to the closure of the ticket office at Banbury station The ticket office at Banbury Train Station will not be closing.   Proposals put forward by the rail operators to close ticket offices across the country have been rejected by Transport Secretary Mark Harper. He said: “The consultation on ticket offices has now […]

Stop him for a sweet treat if you dare! On the scariest day of the year a headless horseman can sometimes be seen around Hook Norton. This Halloween the spectacle is expected to appear again, with a little help from the Hook Norton Brewery Shire Horses team. Local legend has it that the headless horseman […]

Be considerate of those who may find large groups of people in scary costumes intimidating Thames Valley Police are warning people to “be aware who you scare this Halloween”. The force has issued a message saying that whilst Halloween is an exciting time for many, not everyone is happy to have their home visited by […]

For those living with dementia having a pamper treatment allows them to be calm, relaxed and enjoy the good old times A new beauty room has opened at Banbury Community Support Service (CSS) on Neithrop Avenue.   Called ‘Ta Da!’, its been codesigned by the adults that attend the centre to help support their wellbeing. The […]

Banbury’s Mayor prays for peace, but calls out Prime Minister Rishi Sunak A peace vigil took place in Banbury Market Place on Sunday evening to think about all those affected by conflicts around the world.   The multi-faith event was organised in the wake of the situation in Israel and Gaza. The event had been organised […]

The orange Toyota pick up was taken after 6pm last Sunday Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle was stolen from a Brackley property sometime between last Sunday evening and Monday morning (October 23). The orange Toyota pick up was taken from Poppyfields Way between 6pm on Sunday and 7.30 the following morning. Officers […]

Local businesses are invited to share how they want to grow and what support they need Cherwell District Council has secured £1.8 million of government funding to boost productivity, spread opportunities and build pride in our communities. How and where the money will be spent will be guided by the findings of a business needs […]

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