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Club members are hoping the easing of lockdown restrictions will allow them to start supporting local good causes again Charity champs Banbury Lions are hoping for the further easing of lockdown restrictions so they can get back to raising money for worthy causes.   The group, which was formed in 1968, says the coronavirus shutdown could […]

Popular activity hubs pulled due to coronavirus Parents in North Oxfordshire will have to find alternative plans for the forthcoming summer holidays as Cherwell District Council has announced the popular Activity Hubs have been cancelled this year. Cherwell says it has made the decision to call off the popular childcare provision for the first time […]

Andy Whing starts to put together the Banbury United squad for 2020-21 Banbury United have confirmed the signing of a new striker for the 2020-21 season.   Henry Landers played for the Southern League Division One side North Leigh during the 2018-19 season.   Prior to that the 20-year-old was a member of the youth team level […]

Fairport Convention planning to provide their festival spirit online this year Fairport Convention’s annual Cropredy Convention may have been cancelled this year, but the band still plan to provide a day of Fairport entertainment on Saturday August 15th. Whilst there won’t be an opportunity to meet physically in the fields at Cropredy there will be […]

Band issue statement following rumours of unofficial events in Cropredy in absence of annual festival The members of Fairport Convention have issued a plea for visitors to stay away from Cropredy during “Fairport weekend”.   The band have issued the statement after becoming aware of a number of activities being planned. In a message issued jointly […]

Banbury Bowl boss tells of his shock on discovering bowling alleys could not open on July 4. The Managing Director of Banbury Bowl has spoken to Banbury FM to express his frustration that bowling alleys have been told they cannot reopen on July 4. Banbury Bowl, together with other bowling companies, had assumed they would […]

Armed Forces Flag raised at Town Hall to show support for forces personnel Armed Forces Day may have been cancelled this coming Saturday but Banbury Town Council are still marking the occasion and this morning raised the Armed Forces Flag.   Today marks the official start of Armed Forces Week, an annual event, which is an […]

Banbury home care worker has narrow escape from collision with lorry heading in wrong direction on A422 dual carriageway A Banbury mum and grandmum is still in shock after narrowly avoiding a head on smash with an articulated lorry which was heading straight towards her on the wrong side of the A422 dual carriageway.   The […]

Man requires hospital treatment following altercation with gang carrying knives A man and a teenage boy were involved in what police are describing as an “altercation” with a gang of four people carrying knives in Bodicote last Thursday (11 June).   The man, who is in his forties, required hospital treatment following the incident. The victims […]

Town Council offers lifeline to coronavirus hit clubs Sports clubs in Banbury have received a £5,000 boost from Banbury Town Council.   Football, bowls and tennis clubs that hire the council’s pitches, courts and greens have been granted a three month rent rest because coronavirus restrictions have prevented them playing. For some small clubs the rent […]

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