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Extended chance to see over 45 original works by 34 different artists, including paintings by David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Paula Rego Banbury Museum and Gallery has announced that its highly anticipated Portrayals exhibition has been extended to run until July 4th.   The exhibition was due to finish in March but the museum has had […]

There’s less than two weeks until its too late to join the electoral role and participate in May’s elections If you’re not currently registered to vote you have just 13 days left to ensure you can have your say at the local elections on May 6th.   Those wanting to vote by post have 14 days […]

Libraries will begin reopening from next Monday The chance of a good read and a browse through literary options will be back in our lives next week.   Banbury library on Marlborough Road will reopen on Monday (April 12). Oxfordshire County Council is planning a phased approach to the re-opening of its libraries. Banbury’s main library […]

Harding, Landers and Langmead will be back for 2021/22 season Banbury United announced over the Easter weekend that three players have re-signed for the club.   The news comes just days after manager Andy Whing was confirmed as remaining in charge for the forthcoming season. 28 year-old goal keeper Jack Harding has renewed his contract.   Jack […]

Unite says coffee factory owners face “reputational damage due to its high-handed tactics” The Unite Union says JDE (Jacobs Douwe Egberts) in Banbury faces “reputational damage due to its high-handed tactics” over the proposed changes to working conditions for employees.   Union members are currently voting on whether to take industrial action, with the option to […]

Culture Recovery Fund awards provide a lifeline out of lockdown for the arts locally Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and The Mill Arts Centre are amongst more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of Culture Recovery Fund awards.   The popular annual August concert has received £100,000 in support; the Mill Arts Centre received £49,524. […]

Woman arrested after collision early on Sunday morning A witness appeal has been launched after a car collided with a traffic island on the Southam Road in Banbury.   The incident, involving a grey Ford Fiesta, happened between the Dukes Meadow Drive roundabout and Hardwick Hill at around 3.25am last Sunday morning. A 26-year-old woman from […]

Banbury United announce manager to remain with the club until at least May 2023 Banbury United has announced that manager Andy Whing has signed a new two-year contract with the club, running through to May 2023. Mr Whing joined the Puritans in May 2020 after an illustrious playing career, making 346 Football League appearances and […]

Views sought on proposed design of 62.5metre span for high speed railway HS2 Ltd has revealed the first images of the Oxford Canal Viaduct it is planning to build between Banbury and Daventry.   They are seeking the public’s views about the proposed design of the viaduct. The three prestressed concrete spans will take the railway […]

New partnership between hospice and trust starts today Today is the first day of the new partnership between Katharine House Hospice and Oxford University Hospitals Trust (OUH). The hospice’s clinical services have transferred to be under the management of the trust. Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery, OUH Chair, and Dr Bruno Holthof, OUH Chief Executive Officer, […]

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