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1,600 carers fed into the initial design stages of the new strategy Oxfordshire’s 50,000 unpaid carers are being asked for their seal of approval on a refreshed strategy designed to support them, so they can continue carrying out their vital caring role. Oxfordshire County Council has developed the strategy directly with people who have real […]

Mark Jones: “My job starts immediately with an evening on the phone!” Former Oxford City boss Mark Jones has joined Banbury United as the new first team manager.   The appointment has been made just under two weeks since former manager Andy Whing resigned from the club. Mark starts work straight away as the Puritans embark […]

Over 20 years savings of £75m are expected to be made The conclusion of a £38m project will see all of Oxfordshire’s streetlights converted to energy efficient LED units in the next 12 months.  The Oxfordshire County Council upgrade project began in 2021 and 86 per cent of the lights have now been converted. When […]

Businesses must prove they recycle at least 50 per cent of their waste A new Certificate for Excellent Recycling award has been created by Cherwell District Council to support and encourage businesses making changes to their recycling habits in the Cherwell district. The council’s Business Waste Service team awarded the first certificate to a Bicester […]

A number of people witnessed a part of Banbury’s history disappear The last film has been shown at the Odeon in Banbury.   After nearly 84 years current staff lined the foyer as the venue’s final cinema goers left the building on Banbury Horsefair. A number of people were there to witness the moment a part […]

Banbury Cattle Market had a history dating back 1,000 years and was mentioned in the Domesday Book Sunday June 4 marks the 25th anniversary of the closure of Banbury Cattle Market.   Once the home to one of the biggest cattle markets in Europe, the land in Grimsbury is now occupied by Dashwood Banbury Academy, the […]

Both had been missing since Thursday Thames Valley Police issued an appeal to locating two missing young people earlier this morning. Bailee and Lola had both last been seen yesterday (Thursday) in the Grey’s Close area on the Bretch Hill Estate in Banbury. It was confirmed that they had both been located just after 4 […]

The open house session runs from 10am until midday on Saturday Banbury people who have ideas, issues or questions relating to the work Banbury Town Council undertakes will be able to meet town councillors and chat through those points face to face tomorrow (Saturday). The open house sessions are monthly opportunities for voters to speak […]

The contributions of those who give up their time to help others are being celebrated Volunteers Week started today.    It’s an annual opportunity between June 1st and 7th to recognise the contribution volunteers make in our communities. Around our area those who give up their time to help others are being celebrated. In Thames Valley […]

This is the first time the flag has been flown Today marks the start of Pride month 2023. Brackley Town Council have marked the day by raising the Pride Flag above Brackley Town Hall. Town Mayor, Councillor Sue Sharps, helped raise the flag – the first time this has happened in Brackley. Pride month is […]

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