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New groups to help people who are looking after others focus on themselves Two new online groups have been created to support people who look after someone who is currently accessing Oxford Health’s adult and older adult mental health services.   The support is being provided by the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. One group, Family […]

Banbury United stalwart and Lions member suggested life saving equipment for the football club before passing away A life saving defibrillator has been donated by the Lions Club of Banbury to Banbury United in memory of a man who played a big part in both organisations.   Nigel Porter took a leading role in both clubs.   […]

Warning to be on your guard against potential vehicle crime Thames Valley Police is warning people to be on their guard after receiving reports of a man tampering with parked vehicles on Banbury’s Middleton Road on Monday afternoon. Officers first received a report of a man carrying a spanner tampering with parked vehicles at just […]

Trial judged a success after Ambulance crews saw a reduction in time spent waiting to enter properties Firefighters and paramedics are joining forces to speed up access to buildings where an incapacitated person cannot get to their door to enable entry. It is not uncommon for Ambulance crews to arrive when called on an emergency […]

Award for Saint’s manager as club back in people’s promotion thoughts Brackley Town’s Manager Kevin Wilkin has been named the Vanarama National League North Manager of the Month for December.    Mr Wilkin is one of the division’s longest serving managers. December was a good month for The Saints.   They achieved four league wins, against Guiseley, […]

Banbury beat Chinnor in the first Community Group Cup, but can they outwalk and outrun them this weekend? Banbury Rugby Club are this weekend re-challenging Chinnor Rugby Club for another Lockdown Challenge.  The distance challenge first took place last November to encourage club members to keep active safely during the pandemic. Lockdown Challenge 2 will […]

Organisers ask users to help them stay open as long as possible Banbury Community Fridge is instigating a number of measures in the face of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions to ensure the facility can stay open. The venture, which is based at the Mosque in Merton Street, takes unwanted food from local supermarkets and makes it […]

Firefighters from Banbury deal with flatbed van fire A vehicle fire just outside Deddington on the A4260 was dealt with by fire fighters on Sunday afternoon.   Breathing apparatus and a hose reel were used to extinguish the blazing vehicle. The vehicle – a flatbed van – caught fire just south of the village at the […]

Males carrying knives involved in confrontation, chase and assault A man had his hand slashed in a knife attack in Banbury High Street on Monday morning.   The victim had been running away from two males who had approached him as he left the Robert Dyas store. As he made off in the opposite direction he […]

Local surgeries working hard to accelerate the rollout of the vaccination programme The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme is accelerating in the Banbury FM area.   Clinics have been running through this week for the over 80s and plans are in place to continue the work through this weekend. Elderly patients attending Deddington and Bloxham […]


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