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Teenager had been missing since Wednesday morning Northamptonshire Police have confirmed to Banbury FM that a missing 16-year-old-girl has now been found.   She had been missing since Wednesday morning when she was last been in Middleton Cheney at 8am.

Storms with torrential downpours could happen during the day The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for the Banbury FM area tomorrow (Thursday). They warn that from 10am there is a chance of storms with torrential downpours which may cause travel disruption and flooding in a few places.   The yellow weather […]

£250,000 has been earmarked for prioritised project initiatives Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet has made a commitment to Vision Zero – its plan to eliminate deaths and serious injuries due to road traffic collisions in the county.   They agreed to the target at a meeting yesterday. Until Vision Zero is achieved they have set interim targets […]

Mark Recchia spent 15 years in post at Banbury Town Council Former town clerk Mark Recchia who retired from Banbury Town Council in March after 15 years in the post has received an engraved Longines watch as a leaving gift. The presentation was made at Tuesday’s (21 June) meeting of the Council by mayor Jayne […]

A large quantity of class A drugs were found during a search of a house in Hornton Drive Two people have been given prison sentences and a third a suspended sentence following a Thames Valley Police drugs investigation in Banbury. On March 30 last year, 30-year-old Dominic Daly-Vint and 23-year-old Lewis Ayre were searched under […]

A number of staff had showed norovirus type symptoms The Exchange in Banbury High Street has been closed as a precautionary measure after a number of staff showed norovirus type symptoms.   The JD Wetherspoon’s venue has been closed since Monday. It is anticipated The Exchange will reopen tomorrow lunchtime (Wednesday). A sign on the pub’s […]

He was granted conditional bail A man has been charged with intentional strangulation following an incident in Upper Heyford on Wednesday June 15. Alex Ninescu, aged 32, of James Close in Upper Heyford was charged last Thursday (June 16) in connection the incident, in which a woman was strangled. Ninescu appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court […]

Deliveries outside of pedestrianisation hours has only become a problem in recent weeks Traders in Parsons Street are accusing Oxfordshire County Council of “leeching” off struggling small businesses after a series of parking fines were issued to business owners who were making deliveries to their shops. Whilst the street is pedestrianised between 10am and 4.30pm, […]

A second world war Spitfire flypast is part of the Armed Forces Day event at the end of the week A week of celebrating our armed forces began yesterday with the Armed Forces flag raised in a number of places locally.   The week builds towards Armed Forces Day with an action-packed event lined up in […]

Industrial action on the rail network and service issues on the buses are affecting travel Bus and train users in our area are struggling to get to their destinations today.   Industrial action on the trains and service issues on the buses have drastically reduced travel options. The largest strike by rail workers for a generation […]


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