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Bridge and tunnel works are planned Weekend train users need to make allowances on Sunday as the line will be closed through Banbury.  Bridge and tunnel works are being completed on the track at a number of places between Bicester and Leamington Spa. Replacement bus services will be operating in and out of Banbury and […]

Police think the man in the image may be able to help in the enquiries Thames Valley Police has released the image of a man they would like to speak to after an individual used a stolen bank card to purchase items from Argos in Banbury.   They also withdrew money from a cash machine. The […]

The new scheme is a win for the organisation, rotary and the community Four new members are being inducted into the Rotary Club of Banbury today as part of a new Corporate Membership initiative.   All four come from the Westminster Group, a Banbury based international security and managed services group with headquarters at Blacklocks Hill. […]

“Bring it home, lads – our recycling bins are ready for the confetti!” Cherwell District Council has joined those wishing the England Football Team good luck, ahead of the Three Lions’ Euro’s final clash against Spain on Sunday. The public letter starts: “Congratulations on reaching the Euros 2024 final!   You’ve scored your way into the […]

Wilson’s time with Banbury United ended after the club’s relegation from the National League North Former Banbury United manager Kevin Wilson has joined the League 2 side Harrogate Town.  He’s taken on the role of Academy Lead Professional Development Phase Coach. Wilson’s time as first team manager at Banbury United ended after the club’s relegation […]

The creations will offer much-needed sanctuary for pollinators Young environmentalists from St Leonard’s Primary School have crafted seven bee hotels for the Bridge Street Community Garden in Banbury.   Fourteen year 5 and 6 pupils used wood, bamboo canes, and other natural materials to create safe places for the insects. The templates the children used were […]

Children not eligible for free home-to-school transport have been able to pay to use spare seats by Noor Qurashi, Local Democracy Reporter The axing of places on school buses for children will be reconsidered following a backlash from parents. Oxfordshire County Council planned on withdrawing its Spare Seats scheme for pupils travelling from Middle Barton […]

Our views are sought on changes designed to help people when they are at their most vulnerable Changes are being proposed as to how social housing will be allocated in the Cherwell District in the future.   When people apply for somewhere to live they are assigned a level of priority based on their unique circumstances. […]

Sanctuary Housing says discussions are ongoing A town, district and county councillor is calling on Sanctuary Housing to address the state of a block of garages on Appleby Close in Banbury, which he describes as “derelict”. Councillor Mark Cherry has written to the housing association and urged them to consider demolishing the garages and regenerating […]

The land was earmarked in the village neighbourhood plan Up to 90 new homes on land in Deddington looks set to be given the go-ahead tomorrow night, despite the village’s health centre objecting saying they can’t cope with the additional patients. The land to the east of the Oxford Road and north of Earls Lane […]



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