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Civic recognition for Banbury United’s success in reaching the FA Cup First Round by Andy Mitchell, Local Democracy Reporter Banbury United’s FA Cup exploits received civic recognition when Saturday’s success was trumpeted at a meeting of Cherwell District Council. The Puritans play three levels below the Football League in the Southern League Premier Division Central […]

The plan aims to deliver up to 50 units per year of self-contained accommodation with intensive support Oxfordshire’s councils and their partners are working together to build on existing work to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in the county. A new homelessness prevention strategy was approved by the county council’s Cabinet yesterday (October 19).   The […]

Police believe the offences are being committed by an organised group from outside our area We’re being warned to protect our homes against burglaries after an increase in thefts from residential properties in Banbury. The Cherwell Priority Crime Team at Thames Valley Police say they have seen an increase in reported cases since the beginning […]

November is the centenary of the Banbury Royal British Legion branch, one of the oldest in the country Remembrance Day in Banbury this year will be a traditional display of respect for the fallen – with a street parade, church service and wreath-laying ceremony. It will take place in the town centre on Sunday November […]

Motion to back FM and DAB bid is passed unanimously Councillors at Cherwell District Council have shown their support for plans to make Banbury FM available to listeners on traditional radios. At last night’s full Council meeting a motion for the station to be given a licence to broadcast on FM and to be given […]

44-year-old was punched by two males A man was punched during an assault that took place outside Barclays Bank on Bridge Street in Banbury on Saturday lunchtime (October 16). The 44-year-old victim was punched by two males. The assault took place at 12.55pm. Thames Valley Police is asking for any witnesses to contact 101 quoting […]

No answer to impact of Universal Credit uplift ending By Andy Mitchell, Local Democracy Reporter The leader of Cherwell District Council hit back at accusations he had been evasive over the impact of the Universal Credit uplift ending by pointing to the polls. Councillor Barry Wood (Con, Fringford & Heyfords) was questioned by leader of […]

A burst water main has resulted in gridlocked traffic on the bypass The southbound A43 between Brackley and the A421 to Finmere has been closed since Monday evening due to a water leak. Through this morning the bypass has been gridlocked on the eastern and southern sides of Brackley.   It is expected that the carriageway […]

Youngster hadn’t been seen since Monday evening Thames Valley Police say a missing 12-year-old Banbury girl has been found. She had been missing since Monday evening. Officers say that Evie Bratt has now been found safe and well.

A burst water main has caused a closure on a route set to be closed for three months soon Motorists using a back road between Kings Sutton and Overthorpe have been caught out by an emergency road closure which has appeared over the weekend. The Warkworth Road/Upper Astrop Road has been shut due to a […]


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