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Virtual evening session following on from global Countdown Summit launch event last weekend Next October an international event called Countdown Summit will aim to share “a blueprint for a beautiful net-zero future”.   It’s organised by TED – a non-profit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. An official global launch ahead of the event took place […]

Banbury United beat Peterborough Sports 6-7 on penalties Banbury United are through to the FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying for the first time in 40 years after beating Peterborough Sports in a game that went to penalties last night. The Puritans travelled to Cambridgeshire for the clash which saw them defeat Peterborough Sports 6-7 on […]

District and County Councils come together to enhance the national contact tracing system A new local contact tracing system is being launched by the councils in Oxfordshire to help people who’ve recently tested positive for COVID-19 as part of the continued effort to #stopthespread. Oxfordshire County Council and the county’s five district councils will work […]

Plans have been approved for the Warwick Road building despite concerns of no affordable housing or developer contributions The old Banbury Magistrates Court building is about to be given a new lease of life after plans were approved to begin its conversion into 23 flats.   However, some Councillors are unhappy as the scheme has been […]

School will not reopen until 2nd November Wroxton Primary School has announced the whole school will be closed from today until after Half Term week due to COVID-19. Prior to this morning’s change the Eagles class (Reception / Year 1) had already been closed for 14 days. That closure started last Wednesday with children due […]

Brackley through to the FA Cup fourth qualifying round after coronavirus forces Kettering to withdraw from the competition Brackley Town’s FA Cup third qualifying round match against Kettering Town tomorrow night is off after Kettering became unable to field a team due to COVID-19 infections.   Kettering have taken the decision to withdraw from the competition. […]

An expanded Majors area and separate paediatric and adult spaces will be created by the end of the year Improvement work has begun today at the Horton General Hospital to enhance urgent and emergency care.   The project in the Emergency Department is due to be complete and operational by the end of the year. The […]

Christmas and the New Year will be welcomed by seasonal light shows to replace other cancelled events A series of stunning lights shows will give shoppers and visitors a reason to Be Bright in Banbury this winter. Organised by Banbury Business Improvement District (BID) and Banbury Town Council the light shows will replace seasonal events […]

A Section 61 notice was use to enforce the removal of the encampment Travellers have been moved on after moving on to land at Brackley Cricket Club.   Action was taken to remove the encampment with the site cleared by this afternoon. Northampton Police issued a Section 61 notice which was served on the Travellers.    Officers […]

Brave fund raisers take to the skies strapped to the top wing of a bi-plane Nine brave wing walkers took to the skies above Cirencester last Thursday to raise money for the Katharine House Hospice.   So far they their high-flying fund raising challenge has brought in over £7,000. Strapped to the top of a bi-plane, […]


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