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Doors will not reopen at venue formerly known as Gala Bingo Buzz Bingo in Banbury will not reopen after lockdown.   It’s owners have today announced it will be amongst 26 of their bingo halls which will be permanently closed.   Across the country 573 jobs have been put at risk.   The Castle Street based bingo hall […]

Banbury Clean will spruce up areas of town as experienced team undertake cleaning project Work will start today (Wednesday) to give Banbury Market Place a good clean-up as Banbury BID joins forces with Kärcher Center Banbury for its Banbury Clean project.   Other areas will be spruced up over coming weeks. The project will see the […]

Three men from Banbury and one from Chipping Norton arrested following property searches this morning in child sexual exploitation case Four people are in police custody after officers executed warrants whilst investigating child sexual exploitation this morning.   Approximately 40 uniformed officers executed the warrants at five properties as part of Operation Junction.   Four of the […]

Man arrested following collision – car passenger taken to hospital A man has been arrested on suspicion of careless and drug driving after a collision between a car and a lorry on Sunday lunchtime.   One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries following the incident. The collision involved an Audi A3 and a heavy […]

Organisers pull out all the stops to ensure festival’s 20th anniversary still goes ahead online The popular local music festival Bodfest moves online today (Saturday 11th July) after the live event in Bodicote’s Kingsfield had to be cancelled earlier this year due to coronavirus.   From midday a wealth of local musicians will be performing tracks […]

Concerns expressed after public transport operator decides people can sit closer together Bus operator Stagecoach has this afternoon announced they are going to allow more passengers on their bus services with people now allowed to sit closer together. The announcement comes just days after Banbury FM shared news of a Banbury woman who will not […]

Springfield Sanctuary to close after three years of love and care for injured animals and pets needing rehoming A Banbury mum who has spent the last three years caring for injured animals and finding pets new homes is having to discontinue the service.   Springfield Sanctuary was set up by Joanne Sammons after she found an […]

Banbury and Bicester College celebrates creative students work online in first virtual creative festival The talent of Creative Industries students at Banbury and Bicester College will be celebrated online this year, rather than at a physical event. A Virtual Creative Festival will showcase students’ achievements this Friday (July 10) instead of the normal annual end […]

Church announces heavy rain has caused damage to the vestry, toilets and church organ St Mary’s Church in Banbury has been damaged by flooding.   The eighteenth century building was affected by heavy rains overnight on June 17th.   The church has now announced that during this storm rain water got in and caused severe damage to […]

Councillor Colin Clarke: “the forthcoming Plan will be key to our long term coronavirus response” Cherwell District Council has announced it intends to begin the process of consulting in the first step towards creating a new local plan.   The first phase will be the publishing of a document “Planning for Cherwell to 2040 – A […]


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