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Whilst local pupils achieve good academic outcomes compared to national averages, that’s not the case for disadvantaged children Oxfordshire County Council is set to act on a series of recommendations in an independently commissioned report into the quality of education in the county. The Education Commission was set up by the council in late 2022 […]

Despite being seen in use locally, electric scooters cannot legally be used in public areas here Stagecoach has become the latest public transport operator to ban e-scooters from their vehicles.   From next Monday (September 25), electric scooters can’t be taken on board any Stagecoach service. They point out this is the case even if the […]

Their route avoided hills but the winds were brutal Two Banbury men who described themselves as middle aged with dad bods, successfully completed a 100-mile cycle challenge for the Katharine House Hospice on Sunday. Barry Newman and David Feeley rode the Flat 100 South between Peterborough and Kings Lynn in 8 hours and 8 minutes. […]

The action is highly likely to have a significant impact on their services For the first time since hospital doctors began industrial action last year, junior doctors and consultants at the Horton General Hospital will both be taking industrial action at the same time this week. BMA consultants started a 48 hour walkout at 7 […]

The process of amending the legal documents is underway for the A4260 in Adderbury A section of the Oxford Road through Adderbury has been designated as having a 20mph limit in legal documentation due at an admin error.   Officially new speed limits came into force in the village yesterday (September 18). In June when it […]

Banbury’s “Ally” factory played an important part in the battle Hundreds of people lined Banbury’s streets on Sunday to applaud a military and civic parade, which marched through the town as part of the annual commemoration of the Battle of Britain. After a memorial service at St Mary’s Church, crowds packed into Horsefair to watch […]

Victoria Prentis is relieved the report validated the concerns she and her colleagues had held for some time Banbury’s MP, Victoria Prentis, says it is right that Oxfordshire County Council have accepted full responsibility following Friday’s news of “widespread systemic failings” in the county’s provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). She […]

Neil Gadsby’s vision of a hospice to address the lack of end-of-life care services became reality The driving force behind Katharine House Hospice, Neil Gadsby, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University in recognition of his work and achievement. Neil received the accolade in front of family and friends on Wednesday September […]

“We want to do something that’s extreme, but we don’t necessarily want to kill ourselves in the process!” The weekend of a big challenge has arrived for two Banbury men who admit to being middle-aged blokes with dad-bods.   David Feeley and Barry Newman are taking part in the Flat 100 South, which sets off from […]

County Council Director says: “I am so sorry we have let families down” The people in charge of providing a service for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) children in Oxfordshire have apologised for letting families down, after “widespread systemic failings” were found during an inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission in July. […]

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