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Thousands of people visited the town during the three-day event Banbury’s first ever Victorian Christmas Market has been declared a huge success.  Thousands of people visited the town during the three-day event, bringing much needed trade to local retailers. In Banbury Market Place and Bridge Street 130 stalls offered a range of gifts, food and […]

Banbury United players and officials joined Mayor Jayne Strangwood on stage Banbury was buzzing on Sunday afternoon as the town’s Christmas lights were officially switched on.   The first sight of the festive illuminations came at the end of a busy weekend which has seen the town centre packed with visitors to the Victorian Christmas Market. […]

The town’s lights were turned on when the parade reached the Market Place The festive celebrations are underway in Brackley.   The town’s Christmas lights were switched on late on Saturday afternoon after lantern carrying children took part in a parade with their families. Over the last few weeks lantern making workshops, organised by the Town […]

The robbery happened at 7.30 on Friday evening A lone female has been robbed in Banbury by a man who threatened her with a knife.  The theft happened at around 7.30pm last night (Friday). The woman was walking from the railway station direction towards Lodge Close and walked through Morrison’s Car Park.   She passed a […]

The salon at Banbury and Bicester College will be open to the community on Thursday afternoons People who are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis can now get their hair cut cheaply thanks to Banbury and Bicester College.   The college’s salon on Broughton Road is being opened to the community offering affordable and professional hair care […]

The market runs through the weekend, culminating with the town’s Christmas lights being turned on Banbury’s first ever Victorian Christmas Market has started today. Running until late Sunday afternoon, the event includes 130 stalls in the Market Place offering a range of gifts, food, drink and entertainment, with many of the town’s businesses joining in […]

The hotel has been working hard to try to honour people’s bookings at other venues A Banbury hotel is working hard to find people an alternative venue for their Christmas parties and festive celebrations after an exclusive contract was agreed meaning all other bookings needed to be cancelled.   But for some the suggested venues are […]

“those inside the trailer … had no understanding of just how dangerous this situation was” Officers from the Warwickshire Rural Crime Team found an unlikely cargo in a horse box they inspected on the A422 Stratford Road outside Banbury.   Instead of animals they found partygoers. The 4*4 that was towing the horse box had been […]

A former cabinet minister has proposed making five-year land supply figures advisory rather than mandatory A campaign group battling green field developments in the villages around Banbury is urging Banbury’s MP to support an amendment to the law which could see mandatory house building targets scrapped. Currently councils have what is called a five-year land […]

Appeal organiser Chris Smithson has thanked his volunteer collectors and the public This year’s local Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal collected around £57,500 during the two weeks of the appeal.   That amount is set to rise as money is still arriving. The funds came in thanks to the hard work of distributors on 17 poppy […]


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