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Postcode Lottery delivers a cash treat for neighbours on Great Bourton’s South View Six neighbours from Great Bourton are celebrating today thanks to their postcode coming up trumps on the Postcode Lottery’s Saturday Street Prize.  Each household received a call from the TV personality Jeff Brazier with the good news they had won a £50,000 […]

Inventive parents find way to allow daughter to keep swimming during stay-at-home restrictions A swimming loving youngster has been given an opportunity to swim whilst stuck at home, thanks to her inventive parents. 11 year old Kezia Parry would normally head off swimming around six times every week.   Coronavirus restrictions put a stop to that, […]

Brave North Oxfordshire broadcaster and author volunteers to vaccine trials One of Banbury FM’s original presenters is taking part in the coronavirus vaccination trials run by Oxford University. Former children’s TV presenter Simeon Courtie was part of the team that undertook the hugely successful Banbury FM trial broadcasts in the town back in 2001 and […]

Police appeal for footage of people riding motorbikes and quad bikes in town’s public parks Thames Valley Police has launched an appeal for photographic evidence after receiving reports of motorbikes, quad bikes and other vehicles being ridden in public park areas in the town.   One such incident is believed to have occurred at Princess Diana […]

A scheme to create reusuable headbands to provide comfort for NHS staff has taken off A Banbury teacher has put her skills to good use to produce headbands to reduce rubbing and irritation for NHS staff when wearing full personal protective equipment.   Catherine Daw, a business teacher at Banbury and Bicester College, created the reusable […]

Banbury musicians come together to create NHS fund raising thank-you track Banbury’s talented local musician’s have utilised the power of technology to come together virtually to record a song under lockdown.  Under the banner of “The Banbury Quarantine Collective”, their tune has been unveiled and it is hoped it will help raise funds for the […]

Number of Vital protective face shields for healthcare staff to be stepped up with your help Two members of staff at Bloxham School have used the Easter break to produce 65 quality face shields for healthcare professionals battling against coronavirus.   Now they are keen to find additional help to increase the amount of personal protective […]

Annual music festival falls victim to coronavirus restrictions The organisers of North Oxfordshire’s biggest music festival had had cancel this year’s event.   Fairport’s Cropredy Convention was due to be held as usual this August but the organisers have today taken the decision the event can not go ahead. In a statement Gareth Williams, Festival Director […]

Formal agreement has been given for construction to start Residents in Mixbury, Brackley, Greatworth, Thorpe Mandeville and Chipping Warden who were hoping the construction of HS2 may still be cancelled have this morning had their hopes dashed after official agreement to begin construction was given.   The government has formally given the go-ahead for work to […]

Fifty eggs given as a thank- you to emergency services over Easter weekend The management team at Banbury’s Premiere Inn have donated Easter eggs to Banbury Police and the Fire Service as a thank you for all they are doing during the current coronavirus pandemic. The Premiere Inn, alongside other hotels and guest houses, is […]


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