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Scheme aims to provide a friendly, welcoming person for those nervous about travelling on public transport Giving people confidence when using public transport is the aim of a group of volunteers who will be running a scheme at Banbury train station over the coming weeks.   They are seeking local people to join the project and […]

The decision was contrary to the advice from Cherwell’s planning officers who recommended acceptance Councillors on Cherwell’s Planning Committee have taken a stand and voted against a plan to build up to 49 houses on land at the top of Bretch Hill, next to the water tower.   The decision was taken despite Cherwell’s planning officers […]

Latest figures show 39 cases in last seven days in north of Cherwell District – up from 22 yesterday. The latest daily COVID-19 figures have revealed a jump in the number of positive test cases reported in the north of the Cherwell District in the last seven days.   In Grimsbury in the last 24 hours […]

CCTV images have been released of a man police would like to speak to following the robbery A robber armed with a knife has stolen cash and cigarettes from a Banbury garage. The robbery took place at the Esso Garage on Ermont Way in Banbury in the early hours of Sunday 27th September.   Now Thames […]

Local 80s tribute band get back to performing live 2020 will go down as one of the most testing years for local musicians who have been unable to perform to an audience for months on end.   Now one band is utilising the power of technology to get back to performing live. Sledgehammer, the 80s tribute […]

Day of filming completed looking at how sport has helped key workers through the pandemic Deddington Fire Station yesterday played host to a TV crew from BT Sport who spent the day filming some of the service’s own rugby team in and around the building. Several members of the England Fire Service Rugby Team were […]

9 new COVID-19 cases announced for Banbury in the last 24 hours In the last 24 hours another 10 people from the north of the Cherwell District have been recorded as having a positive COVID-19 test result. The latest figures show 3 news cases in the Neithrop area of town and 3 in Ruscote.   Another […]

Victoria Prentis impressed by year 7s questioning and working relationship between Horton Treatment Centre and main hospital Visits to The Horton Treatment Centre and to meet year 7 pupils at the Wykham Park Academy were part of the schedule for North Oxfordshire’s MP Victoria Prentis on Friday. At the Horton Treatment Centre Mrs Prentis took […]

Community spirited individuals will join the team that helps keep roads and pavements snow free The weather turning colder and wetter is a reminder that the winter months are fast approaching.   With that in mind Banbury Town Council is looking to extend a snow warden scheme that has been running since 2013. The search is […]

After 12 weeks without any reported infections in Banbury COVID-19 cases have again been reported here In the last seven days 14 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the north of the Cherwell District. In Banbury town after 12 weeks without any reported infections the last seven days have seen 6 cases registered.   During […]


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