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A number of organisations are there to help those facing abusive behaviour People who find themselves suffering domestic abuse over the summer holidays are being reminded that there is support available to help them.   It’s the same message for anyone who is concerned about others who may be experiencing or using abusive behaviours in their […]

Service will mean issues can be resolved more quickly for incidents outside office hours If you come across a fallen tree or dangerous sunken drain causing problems on one of our local roads outside of normal working hours, there’s now a special number you can call to report it. The new out-of-hours phone line has […]

Victoria Prentis hopes the agreement provides associates with terms and conditions of employment that they are happy with Banbury’s MP has welcomed the agreement reached between JDE’s management and the Unite Union.   Victoria Prentis MP says she hopes it will provide associates with terms and conditions of employment that they are happy with, whilst securing […]

Residents alerted to danger by smoke alarm The occupants of a house in Hook Norton escaped from a blaze thanks to their smoke alarm alerting them to the fire. Crews from three fire stations attended the incident in Bell Hill in the village during the early hours of Friday morning. After the smoke alarm alerted […]

Soldiers remove 18lb shell and safely destroy it on local farmland Soldiers from the Royal Logistics Corp were called to Bloxham after an 18lb unexploded shell was found in a village garden.   The shell was identified as dating back to 1915. The soldiers, from the 11 EOF Regiment, safely removed the shell. It was taken […]

The A4260 was closed for several hours whilst the accident was dealt with A car driver was taken to hospital after a farm trailer loaded with straw bales tipped onto its side, shedding its load onto the driver’s vehicle yesterday afternoon (Thursday).   The accident left the A4260 at Adderbury closed for several hours. It was […]

Tickets for the surprise show are expected to sell out quickly when they go on sale on Saturday morning Its been announced this morning that the dead pan comedian Jack Dee is coming to Banbury. The star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh will be appearing at the Mill Arts Centre in […]

Local businesses urged to take advantage of space becoming available through government funded project Banbury’s MP Victoria Prentis is giving her support to a scheme to breathe life back into our High Streets. “Meanwhile in Oxfordshire” is a new £1.7m programme which seeks to bring back into use 50 currently vacant high-street buildings.   Leases will […]

Pandemic third wave visible in data ahead of latest rule changes The latest COVID figures up to the end of last week – ahead of the latest relaxation of rules – shows that the number of infections were growing in the Banbury FM area. Over the last four weeks the number of local cases have […]

Since its formation the Cherwell Crime Partnership has been sending the positive message that business crime will not be tolerated A crime prevention group is celebrating 20 years of making the streets safe day and night. The Cherwell Crime Partnership (CCP) tackles and helps prevent business-related crime so that the towns of Banbury and Bicester […]


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