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Project to repair the stonework included design input from local children The repair and restoration work recently completed at St Mary’s Church in Adderbury has been named as one of the Commended Projects at the annual Natural Stone Awards.   The commendation was made in the Repair & Restoration category during an online ceremony last Friday […]

Late night Thursday opening and potential daytime closures just some of the measures to keep people safe Avoid the recycling centre at Alkerton over Easter – that’s the advice from Oxfordshire County Council as they prepare for what is traditionally a busy period at the site, and their other recycling centres in the county. From […]

Anyone ignoring the rule could face a fine of £3,600 120 vehicles were caught ignoring a “no entry” sign during a 90 minute period yesterday as they attempted to find a shortcut to beat traffic queues caused by roadworks.   Now Banbury Neighbourhood Policing Team are warning people they could face a £3,600 fine if they […]

Help includes Easter free school meals for eligible children and financial support to cover food and essential utilities As we head towards the school Easter holidays we’re being reminded that financial and practical help continue to be available for people struggling to feed their families, or heat their homes, as a result of the COVID-19 […]

Katharine House clinical services will transfer to the management of OUH from April 1 A proposed partnership between Katharine House Hospice and Oxfordshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) has been formally approved. The plans for the hospice’s clinical services to transfer to the management of OUH were announced in November last year.   Following a […]

Group fled after attack and were seen getting into a rental van A man was robbed and punched during a Brackley Sunday afternoon incident on March 14.   Now, police officers investigating the robbery have released an image of a group of males they believe may have information. The man, who is in his 20s, was […]

30 local retail jobs created by discount store chain A new UK-wide discount store chain is opening in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre later this week.   One Below will welcome its first customers at 10am this Friday morning.   Everything in One Below will be sold for £1 and under.   The store occupies the former SuperSavers […]

Plea to avoid leaving the door ajar for COVID to infect more people Ahead of the “stay at home” rule being lifted next Monday, we are being urged to stick to the disciplines that have driven down COVID cases since the peak in January. Amongst the changes coming in from next week people will be […]

Hip Fracture Team has been named one of the top hospitals in the country for the eighth year You’re in the best hands if you need hip fracture treatment at the Horton – and that’s official.   The hospital’s Hip Fracture Team has been named one of the top hospitals in the country for the eighth […]

An online workshop this weekend will take memories of Banbury as it used to be as the basis for a creative work A project to record memories of bygone Banbury has, for the last few weeks, been completing interviews and gathering stories from local people.   This weekend an online creative writing workshop will take some […]

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