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Lake House in Adderbury hopes the cheer and joy of young people can be sent in to their residents through youngsters poems and pictures A care home in Adderbury is asking children to spend some of their time at home over the next few weeks creating poems and pictures to send in to bring some […]

Cherwell worst affected area in county as virus infections here shoot up by 77% The latest COVID-19 infection rates for the Banbury FM area show a steep increase in the number of positive infection tests during the week up to New Year’s Day.   In the 7 days up to 1st January 936 people in our […]

Opportunity to get cycle safety checked by Dr Bike this weekend Key workers who want to ensure their bike is in good working order can take advantage of a free repair session running this weekend.   The Dr Bike cycle service includes essentials like brake cables, pads, gear cables and inner tubes. The event has been […]

“I have no doubt that the next few weeks will be the hardest yet. However, I remain hopeful that this will be the final phase of our fight against the pandemic.” Banbury’s MP Victoria Prentis has issued a statement saying how disappointed she was that it had been necessary to return to a national lockdown.   […]

Local people show their gratitude for hard work of man who helps others A man who has spent the last few months distributing food to those in need has become the beneficiary of generous gifts from people who wanted to show their gratitude for everything he has done. Prabhu Natarajan from Bretch Hill has been […]

Chief Inspector Joanne Hutchings appointed as the new Deputy Commander for the Cherwell and West Oxfordshire area Yesterday was the first day in post for the new Police Deputy Commander for the Cherwell and West Oxfordshire area.   Chief Inspector Joanne Hutchings started her new role taking over from Chief Inspector John Batty. Chief Inspector Hutchings […]

Play area includes built-in floor trampoline, a multi-play unit, swings and play equipment designed for under-eights A £46,000 makeover at Ferriston play area has won the approval of local residents. The work, carried out in December, turned an out-dated playground into a bright, modern, user-friendly facility. The four-week refurbishment included the installation of new play […]

The rollout of the new vaccine begins today with the first vaccinations in the country given at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford The rollout of the new Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine began in Oxfordshire this morning when a patient at the Churchill Hospital received his vaccination.   At 7.30am dialysis patient Brian Pinker was vaccinated by […]

Award made in recognition of Dave Earle’s charity work Former Banbury town councillor Dave Earle has been awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his charity work. Dave runs the Tribus Group which he set up in 2017 to help people suffering from mental health problems. He was running advice […]

Petition urges for schools to stay shut to curb the spread of the virus Hundreds of people from the Banbury and Bicester area have signed a petition demanding that schools remain closed in Tier 4 localities to curb the spread of coronavirus.   Whilst most secondary schools will remain closed at the start of the new […]

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