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Unite the union says the deal removes the ‘fire and rehire’ plan, but other elements will remain confidential for now Workers at JDE (Jacobs Douwe Egberts) on Ruscote Avenue are set to be balloted on a new pay and employment conditions package following three weeks of intensive talks between the management team and Unite union […]

Team thanked by ambulance service after man suffers cardiac arrest at Spiceball Sports Centre Quick thinking staff at Spiceball Leisure Centre put their first aid training into action last week after an elderly man suffered a heart attack in the centre’s reception area.   They have now received a letter from the South Central Ambulance Service […]

Cherwell’s planning committee has accepted the latest plan for development on the fields south of the existing Longford Park development A development of 825 houses together with space for a new Banbury United ground and a new secondary school between Banbury Rugby Club and Adderbury has taken a step closer.   Outline planning permission for the […]

A choice of two different routes and a chance to remember a loved one are included in this year’s Not The Midnight Walk The Katharine House Hospice’s first in-person event in over a year gets underway tomorrow.   The Not The Midnight Walk returns in an amended format after the popular late evening fund raiser was […]

Patients have been receiving messages to remind them the virus is still around and the healthcare system must be protected Covid restrictions are set to end in many places from Monday but we are being reminded this is not the case in our local hospitals and health centres. A number of local surgeries have been […]

Those who have gone above and beyond to help others during the last 12 months celebrated at awards The hard work of volunteers and groups who make a real difference in our community has been celebrated during a special awards ceremony.   The Cherwell ‘Love Where You Live’ Volunteer Awards asked local people to nominate volunteers, […]

Emergency vehicle at the palace in the late 1800s makes a return Visitors to Blenheim Palace may have been surprised by the sight of a Victorian steam fire engine arriving at the palace this week.   The vintage machine was making its homecoming, having been an emergency vehicle at the Woodstock residence in the late 1800s. […]

325,000 people are expected to arrive at the circuit over the weekend A four-day policing operation is underway at Silverstone ahead of the 2021 F1 British Grand Prix this weekend. More than 325,000 people are expected to arrive at the circuit over the weekend as one of the country’s largest sporting events gets underway.   Around […]

Residents’ parking schemes put on hold as council officers digest new enforcement powers By David Tooley, Local Democracy Reporter Work on considering calls for residents’ parking schemes in Oxfordshire market towns have been put on the back-burner to give council officers time to digest new enforcement powers. Earlier this week it was announced that the […]

Oxford United in the Community and Oxfordshire Mind, working in partnership with Easington Sports, will deliver football sessions for women aged 16-30 The first in a series of free football activity sessions complemented by mental health support begins tomorrow at Easington Sports Football Club on Addison Road in Banbury.   The sessions are being delivered by […]


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