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Walkers will dress as movie stars for the annual hospice fundraiser The streets of Banbury will be filled with film stars this May as people put their best foot forward to support Katharine House Hospice’s flagship annual fundraiser. This year’s Moonlight Walk has a theme of “Going to the Movies”, with people encouraged to dress […]

A panel of industry experts will be at a Question Time style event on Thursday The second in a series of “Making Sense of the Energy Crisis” forums will be held this Thursday evening and Banbury’s MP is set to join a panel of industry experts at the event. Organised by the Banbury and District […]

Those working in the care sector and unpaid individuals and volunteers will be recognised The individuals and teams that make a difference in our local care sector are set to be recognised in April and there’s just a couple of weeks left to nominate those deserving of an award. The Oxfordshire Care Awards celebrate the […]

Deep cleaning and essential maintenance is taking place The household waste recycling centre at Alkerton is closed for the next couple of days whilst they undertake a spring clean.  Today is the first day of spring. The site is shut today and tomorrow (Tuesday) to allow for deep cleaning and essential maintenance to take place.  […]

The incident happened near Hornton A vehicle ended up on its roof after colliding with a tree near Hornton.   Following the incident on Sunday afternoon, police said the occupants were lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries. They suspect the vehicle to be uninsured. Police enquiries into the collision are ongoing.

A school survey showed the majority were strongly against the removal of skirts from uniform policy The Warriner School has backed down over proposed changes to the school’s uniform which would have seen the banning of skirts being worn from this September.   In a letter sent to parents this afternoon (Friday) the school’s Executive Headteacher […]

The Ken Handley Lounge will be opened by Mr Handley’s son The official reopening of the refurbished Ground Floor Bar area at Banbury’s RAFA Club is taking place tomorrow evening.   The ground floor social area at Newland House on Broad Street is set to be dedicated in honour and remembrance of an RAF veteran from […]

The northbound exit slip at junction 10 is currently closed An overturned lorry is causing problems for commuters on the M40 this lunchtime (Friday).   The HGV tipped over on the northbound exit slip at junction 10, for the Cherwell Valley Services. Emergency services are on the scene and the northbound carriageway is very congested. The […]

The annual road race starts and finishes at Spiceball Park Runners from across the country will be heading to Banbury this weekend for the Geoff Smith’s Banbury 15 Mile Road Race.   The run is organised by Banbury Harriers Athletics Club and will set off from Spiceball Park on Sunday morning at around 10.30am. The route […]

The winner will be invited to the Palace of Westminster to have tea MP Victoria Prentis Banbury’s MP, Victoria Prentis, is challenging local school pupils to design an image to adorn the front of a Coronation Card that she will send to King Charles III, on behalf of local people.   The competition is open to […]

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