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People searching locally made bespoke face masks that look great are flocking to Parson’s Street A long running Banbury business has become the must-visit place in town as an indirect result of the coronavirus pandemic.    The Banbury Sewing Centre has seen long queues forming as it has quickly become known as the place to go […]

Katharine House team ready to restart trading at their charity shops The Katharine House Hospice has announced it is reopening some of it’s shops.   The hospice’s fund raising store in Brackley’s Market Place has already reopened its doors.   The Bicester shop will open tomorrow (July 23) and the Banbury shop next week, on Thursday. Like […]

60 year old man loses his life after collision with an HGV A collision between a motor bike and a lorry on the A361 has resulted in a 60 year old male losing his life.   The accident happened at around 3pm on Monday (20th July). At the time a green and white Kawasaki motorcycle was […]

Diverted traffic clogging up southbound route from Tesco roundabout to Warwick Road junction Banbury traffic is struggling this week as roadworks cause long queues for diverted vehicles on the Southam Road.   Yesterday southbound traffic crawled for most of the day between the Tesco roundabout and the Warwick Road junction. The holdups are caused by the […]

Youngster’s mission to run raffle to raise £500 for the Horton General Hospital secures more help Eight-year-old Freddie Morgan-Smart’s dream of raising £500 for the Horton General Hospital charity by running a raffle has got a step closer thanks to Kärcher Centre Banbury.   The Grange School pupil has been asking local companies to donate prizes.   […]

Owner decides against reopening post the coronavirus lockdown Banbury’s award-winning Little Amsterdam restaurant will not be reopening following the enforced coronavirus shutdown.   Owner Ilja Abbattista says the decision is taken “with the deepest regret” and hinted that the coronavirus situation had played a part in her decision noting “2020 was going to be my year, […]

Police recover knives during car searches and face assaults during busy weekend Thames Valley Police officers confiscated four concealed knives during two separate car searches over the weekend.   One of the knives recovered had an 18 inch blade. The first knife was found on Saturday when officers stopped a vehicle on Ermont Way.   The driver […]

Banbury Bowl announces it will reopen and is now taking bookings Banbury’s bowling alley has finally got the green light to reopen following the coronavirus enforced shutrdown.   Owners Disco Bowl Limited have announced the venue off George Street will be back up and running from Saturday August 1st. Pete Terry, Managing Director of the company […]

NOA staff and pupils end term with tributes to sports teacher with over 30 years service As schools across North Oxfordshire prepare to close their doors for the summer holidays one is marking the end of an era as a popular PE teacher retires.   Today is his last day as a teacher at the North […]

Enterprising youngster sets his sights on £500 fund-raising target as thank you to hospital staff An enterprising 8-year-old has spent his time during lockdown baking cakes to raise money for the Horton General Hospital charity.    Freddie Morgan-Smart has so far raised over £217 and is now starting a new fund-raising venture hoping to increase his […]


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