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A man has been sent to prison for 4 weeks and fined £150 for becoming violent at The Horton General Hospital over the weekend. The 27-year-old, who’s name has not been released, was aggressive towards staff and tried to spit at police officers on Sunday (January 5, 2020). The event happened during a very busy […]

A fairy lit convoy of tractors will tour the villages to the south of Banbury this evening (December 19th, 2019).   It’s the fourth year running members of the farming community have come together to bring some festive joy and raise money for the Katharine House Hospice. From 5pm the festive fleet will depart from Spring […]

Victoria Prentice has secured a return to the Houses of Parliament after a convincing win in Thursday’s General Election. Mrs Prentice was declared the winner after securing 34,148 votes when the result was announced in the early hours of Friday morning.   She returns to parliament as part of the newly elected Conservative majority government with […]

The community in Clifton has come together for the second year to create a display of Santas to add some seasonal joy for villagers and those passing through and visiting the village.   However, villagers’ good will has been tested during the last week after Santas within the display were stolen.   This has happened on two […]

Ninety local OAPs will tuck into a Christmas dinner today thanks to the staff at Bibby Financial Services in Adderbury. Age UK Oxfordshire have organised the group of around 90 isolated older people who will join Bibby’s staff at their Banbury Business Park offices on the Aynho Road at lunchtime. The event follows on from […]

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 […]


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