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Donation made by Lions to help with funding during cornavirus Banbury Lions Club has donated £750 to the Katharine House Hospice to help with funding during the coronavirus crisis. The Banbury club received a share of a special £100,000 fund launched by the Lions Clubs Foundation of the British Isles to support local communities during […]

Cherwell appeals to Hotels, guest houses and landlords to help protect those most at risk Hotels, guest houses and landlords are being asked to offer support to some of those most at risk during the coronavirus crisis by providing accommodation.   Cherwell District Council is seeking to put roofs over the heads of the most vulnerable […]

Mollington man charged with assault after coughing at officer A man being sought by police coughed in the face of an officer and claimed he was infected with covid-19 (coronavirus).   The 27 year old from Mollington was wanted by the police and was being arrested at the time. Following the incident the officers spoke to […]

Grants of up to £500 are available to those working to support the most at risk in Banbury Banbury Town Council has made available £20,000 for emergency “battle fund” grants for local groups that are working to support the most vulnerable in the town during the coronavirus pandemic. Up to £500 is available as a […]

Closures and cancellations as restrictions come into force Banbury Town Council has called off all their planned events until July including The Taste of Spring food festival, Film Friday, VE Day Tea Dance, Banbury and District Show, and Armed Forces Day.   In addition all bookings at the town hall have been cancelled.  The monthly councillor […]

As North Oxfordshire residents get used to having to stay at home a clever initiative has been launched to bring the town’s local shops to them. The Banbury Business Improvement District (BID) is supporting businesses by offering them access to the online platform “ShopAppy.com”.    Local people will be able to make purchases from the businesses […]

Unscrupulous criminals are using the publicity around coronavirus (COVID-19) as a chance to target people with fraudulent emails, phone calls, text messages and door to door services. Thames Valley Police is urging the public to remain vigilant against these scams and asking them to look out for their friends, family and neighbours. A number of […]

The effects of coronavirus and self-isolation requirements are starting to have an impact on the education system in our area. The Warriner School in Bloxham last night asked students in school year 9 to remain away from school for the foreseeable future. Today Chenderit School in Middleton Cheney has announced they are closed to students […]

A number of popular annual Banbury events have fallen victim to the restrictions now in force due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Banbury Town Council has announced that “A Taste of Spring”, planned for 19th April and the Outdoor Cinema, scheduled for 8th May, will no longer be taking place.   In addition the Tea Dance […]

Thames Valley Police has released an e-fit image of a man they wish to speak to following the theft of a woman’s bag and its contents in Banbury. The 57-year-old victim was walking along Kingsway towards the entrance of Leigh Grove when she was approached by a man.  The man asked her for a cigarette […]


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