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One of the victims of the London Bridge terror attack was a former pupil of Bloxham School.   Saskia Jones, 23, studied at the school before gaining a place at the University of Cambridge. Today a vigil has been held to pay tribute to Miss Jones and fellow former Cambridge student Jack Merritt, 25, who were […]

Over 400 Santa’s put their best foot forward raising money for the Katharine House Hospice at the annual Santa Fun Run on Sunday (December 1).  Runners of all ages donned Santa suits and beards and set off from the Wykham Park Academy with around half completing a 5km route and the rest attempting a 1.5km […]

A huge response to the mayor of Banbury’s annual toy appeal means children who wouldn’t normally get presents will wake up on Christmas Day to find parcels at their bedsides. Hundreds of toys for boys and girls aged from toddler to teenager were donated during this week’s appeal and they have been taken to the […]

Santa Claus is coming to town – courtesy of the Banbury Cross Round Table! The dates and times for the various routes Santa’s Float will cover this year have been announced. A group of Round Tablers, with assistance from a number of partner local charities, will visit various areas around the town and surrounding villages […]

An appeal that will give the children of Banbury’s needy familes a merry Christmas is underway this week. The Toy Appeal was launched by town mayor Councillor John Colegrave. It will enable youngsters who wouldn’t normally receive presents to wake up on Christmas Day to find parcels at their bedsides. Councillor Colegrave is asking residents […]

Banbury’s youngest-ever Christmas Lights guests had a day to remember at an action-packed switch-on festival.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of assault which took place in Banbury last Saturday evening (9th November). Between 11pm and 11.30pm a 35-year-old man was assaulted in the toilets of The Dog and Gun public house, in North Bar. He was taken to hospital with head injuries and has since […]

published 14/11/19 16:40 Heavy rain caused a number of problems on Thursday with the Environment agency having flood warnings in place for the potential of flooding around the River Cherwell from Charwelton to just above Upper Heyford and also along the Sor Brook and The Bloxham Brook and their feeder rivers. They predicted that farmland […]

Two young winners of a design-a-Christmas card competition will be guests of honour at Banbury’s biggest yuletide party. Emily Barker-Fox, aged seven, and six-year-old Charlotte Atherton will join town mayor John Colegrave at the always-popular Christmas Lights Festival on Sunday November 24 to press the button that switches on the town’s seasonal decorations. The competition […]

Banbury’s Remembrance Day on Sunday paid tribute to the service men and women who died in two world wars and later conflicts.  Onlookers applauded as a military and civic procession marched from Broad Street to St Mary’s Church for a memorial mass.   More than 350 men, women and children took part in the parade and packed […]


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