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Deliberate fire causes significant damage to Banbury property A property on Highlands in Banbury was deliberately set on fire yesterday morning (July 21), causing significant damage.   The arson attack happened between 5am and 6am. Thames Valley Police is asking for anyone who saw anything, or with information, to come forward. Investigating officer PC Robert Crofts, […]

The Green Room can now play music and sell alcohol for longer hours once planning issues are resolved by Sol Buckner, Local Democracy Reporter An application which received three objections for a bar and restaurant in Brackley to extend its licensed hours has been granted. TGR Bar and Restaurant Ltd, The Green Room, in Bridge […]

Call from mums-to-be who have already protected themselves and their babies against COVID-19 Pregnant women are being urged to get vaccinated against COVID-19.   The call comes from other expectant mothers who have already received at least their first vaccination against the virus.   They say others mums-to-be should do the same to protect themselves and their […]

Agility, balance and coordination is a focus at the sessions run by Easington Sports and Oxford United in the Community A series of football holiday camps through August is the latest initiative to come from the partnership between Easington Sports FC and Oxford United in the Community.   The club on Addison Road became partners with […]

Prestigious race will showcase our area to the world with the finish line in Banbury town centre This year’s Women’s Tour professional cycling race is coming to Oxfordshire in October and the route has been revealed.   People in Bloxham, Hook Norton, Sibford Ferris and Banbury town centre will have front row seats as the elite […]

Labour councillors shocked as conservative group vote down a motion against ‘fire and rehire’ Labour councillors expressed their shock and disappointment that a motion to condemn the use of ‘fire and rehire’ practises in the Cherwell District was not going to be supported by the ruling conservative group, at a meeting of the full council […]

Cllr Eddie Reeves to County Council ruling alliance: “I guess by implication you are prioritising climate over children.” By David Tooley, Local Democracy Reporter Politicians holding the reins of power in Oxfordshire clashed with their opponents over whether they put climate change ahead of helping vulnerable children. Since the Lib Dems, Labour and Greens formed […]

Pupils allowed to wear cooler PE kit in light of the heatwave With temperatures set to remain in the high twenties Celsius for a few days the head of school at one local secondary school has decided on a change of official uniform for the remainder of school term. From today until Thursday lunchtime when […]

Not The Midnight Walkers step up to the challenge at the Hospice’s first in person event in over a year In sweltering conditions on Saturday afternoon a couple of hundred walkers put their best foot forward to raise money for the Katharine House Hospice at the Not the Midnight Walk.   Walkers had a choice of […]

You don’t have to wear a face mask but many local places would appreciate it if you did It’s freedom day.   Today the majority of the lockdown rules we have been living under for a number of months have been lifted, but a number of local businesses are asking their customers to continue to be […]


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