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Oxford United in the Community and Oxfordshire Mind are behind the weekly get-togethers The first in a series of free female football activity sessions, complemented by mental health support, begins this evening at Easington Sports Football Club on Addison Road in Banbury.   The sessions are being delivered by Oxford United in the Community and Oxfordshire […]

Operational difficulties have resulted in a number services not running A number of bus services running between Hardwick, Banbury Town Centre and Banbury Gateway won’t be running this evening.   Stagecoach have blamed “operational difficulties. All the affected journeys are on the B9 route. These services have been cancelled: Bridge Street to Hardwick at 5.45pm Hardwick […]

In his haste to get away he left behind a GoPro camera A man ran off when he was spotted graffitiing the motorway bridge between Aynho and the Great Western Arms.   In his haste to get away he left behind a number of items, with a Go Pro camera amongst them. The man was spotted […]

Judging for Peoples Park flowerbeds competition is underway More than 400 children from thirteen Banbury primary schools have turned empty flower beds in People’s Park into a sea of colour. Banbury Town Council’s annual Planting in the Park competition returned this week (Thursday and Friday) after a two-year absence because of coronavirus. The schools competed […]

The man left the scene after a witness approached the couple the suspect was trying to steal from A couple in Banbury’s Peoples Park were threatened by a man with a knife who demanded the victim hand over their wallet.   The suspect left the scene after a witness saw the encounter and walked over to […]

The force requests we only ring 999 in a genuine emergency Northamptonshire Police are warning people that their Force Control Room is experiencing an exceptionally high demand with 999 and 101 calls today. The force asks that we only ring 999 in a genuine emergency.   They suggest that for all other incidents it may be […]

A six-year £40 million LED conversion programme is suffering from shortages of labour and materials by Andy Mitchell, Local Democracy Reporter Shortages of labour and materials are responsible for the “fairly random” way in which Oxfordshire’s street lights are being upgraded. Oxfordshire County Council reports that 38 per cent of street lights have been fitted […]

The flight path indicates we should see them just after 3pm As well as the lovely weather there’s another reason to look up to the skies above the Banbury FM area this afternoon.   We have a treat in store as the Red Arrows fly over us on their way to a display at the Isle […]

The club is hoping supporters will see the benefits of buying a season ticket Banbury United have released details of their ticket prices for home games next season.   An adult season ticket will cost £275, which is an increase on last year’s price of £170. The club is hoping supporters will recognise that the increased […]

The community can make use of the area again from June 27 Brackley Town’s All Weather Pitch at St James Park has been resurfaced and is due to reopen a week on Monday (June 27).   The surface has been updated to ‘Tiger Turf’ which is one of the latest products available. The club are now […]


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