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Another drugs related arrest in town A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in Banbury after he was found with what Thames Valley Police say is “a large amount of cannabis along with scales and drug paraphernalia”. The male is currently in Police custody for Possession With Intent to Supply. This latest incident comes less than […]

Thames Valley Police’s Tasking Team made the arrests yesterday afternoon A local woman and two men were arrested yesterday afternoon (March 30) on suspicion of drugs offences.    The arrests took place on Hornton Drive on the Cherry Fields estate. The three were taken into custody by Thames Valley Police’s Tasking Team on suspicion of possession […]

Fund raiser aims to spread Easter joy, promote reducing the spread of the virus and raise money for local families The Easter bunny is set to make an early arrival in Banbury today.   He will spread some Easter joy and at the same time remind us that we need to stay safe as lockdown is […]

There’s just under three weeks left to ensure you can cast your vote The countdown to May’s elections has officially started in North Oxfordshire.   Yesterday (March 29) the Returning Officer at Cherwell District Council published Notices of Election for all polls, which started the formal election timetable. On May 6th some voters could be handed […]

Award recognises the part the service plays in enhancing the lives of our local community Banbury’s Volunteer Driver Service has been recognised for the part it plays in enhancing the lives of our local community.   The service has received an award from the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Amanda Ponsonby MBE. The Volunteer Driver Service uses […]

Training sessions resume as the rugby club looks forward to getting active again The first small steps on the road back to rugby at Bodicote Park start tonight as the Banbury Rugby Club’s Senior Mens’ and Saxons Touch Rugby teams return to training.   This will be the first in-person sessions the club has been able […]

Presiding officers and poll clerks needed for Thursday May 6th There’s a chance to earn some extra money and get involved in the democratic process this May.   Cherwell District Council is amongst the local authorities needing help at the elections on Thursday, 6 May. On the day elections will be held for Oxfordshire County Council, […]

The ‘Tell Your Story Festival’ is running after Easter and is free to join Youngsters looking to get their voices heard and their skills seen are being invited to join a two week online and in-person festival.   The Cherwell Theatre Company’s latest project the ‘Tell Your Story Festival’ is running after Easter and is free […]

Woodgreen Leisure Centre ready to welcome first customers of the new season tomorrow Tomorrow sees lockdown rules changing and a number of outdoor sports able to resume.   At the Woodgreen Leisure Centre the staff are ready and waiting for the arrival of the first visitors for the start of this year’s outdoor pool season. Ahead […]

People enjoy watching 8 US Airforce F15s flying low over our area, bringing back memories of the regular flights from Upper Heyford in the 80s Eight F15 fighter jets flew across the North Oxfordshire skies this morning and gave local people a chance to see and hear them as they passed us at low level.   […]


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