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Njie had been in contact with customers and lower-level drug dealers involved in the operation A man who was responsible for a County Lines drugs operation into Banbury has been jailed for seven years. Musa Njie, aged 34, was the leader of an operation supplying Class A drugs from the Nottinghamshire area to people in […]

Banbury County Councillor says towns and villages have taken the pain but not seen the gain by Noor Qurashi, Local Democracy Reporter Politicians have said they are “frankly astonished” millions of pounds earmarked for community facilities across the county have been left to gather dust in the bank. Oxfordshire County councillors discussed where section 106 contributions […]

Popular Councillor hopes to inspire other working people to aim to be mayor Mark Cherry is Banbury’s new Town Mayor. Councillor Cherry was appointed during an Inauguration Ceremony in a packed Town Hall on Tuesday evening. After taking the chains of office he spoke of his pride at representing the town where he had lived […]

Last year 15,000 children were given free school meals during school holidays More cost-of-living support for Oxfordshire residents is on the way.   Oxfordshire County Council’s Executive have this afternoon approved a plan worth £4.392m. Most of the money comes from the government’s Household Support Fund, with a stipulation that it must be spent before the […]

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting and spreading equipment to free the driver A driver had to be cut free from their vehicle after a van and car collided on the B4035 just outside Lower Tadmarton yesterday morning (Monday). Emergency services were called to the scene just before 11:30am. Upon arrival firefighters from Banbury and Deddington found […]

Work is underway to identify potential perpetrators Thames Water is working hard to manage the impact on the environment following the suspected fly tipping of a harmful substance into the sewer system in Banbury. The company is having to deal with high levels of ammonia at their sewage treatment works in Grimsbury. Ammonia is toxic […]

The wanted person wasn’t in the vehicle Police stopped a vehicle on the M40 at Banbury’s junction 11 on Monday evening believing a wanted person might be on board. When the vehicle was pulled over the person officers had hoped to catch wasn’t there. However, the driver did fail a roadside drug wipe for Cannabis.   […]

The mayor making ceremony was held on Saturday Brackley has a new Town Mayor.   Councillor Elaine Wiltshire took over from Councillor Sue Sharps at the annual Mayor Making Ceremony in Brackley Town Hall on Saturday. One of Councillor Wiltshire’s first duties after taking on the chains of office was to open a classic car show […]

Simon Hollyhead is impressed with the club’s heritage and community feel Banbury United has appointed a new First Team Manager.    Simon Hollyhead joins the Puritans as the club begins the process of rebuilding following relegation from the National league North. Mr Hollyhead lives in Warwick, but previously held the role of Assistant Manager at Sweedish […]

He was first elected in 1983 – some 40 years ago The man who’s led Cherwell District Council for the last twenty years is stepping down as the leader of his group. Barry Wood’s colleagues have been paying tribute to the prolific local government stalwart, who was first elected as a councillor at Cherwell District […]



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