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Andy Whing’s team delighted fans with a fourth qualifying round win taking them into the FA Cup for the second year running Banbury United have drawn a home game against Football League 2 side Barrow AFC in the first round of the FA Cup.   This is the second year Andy Whing’s team have made it […]

Thursday morning robbery by a man with a black hat pulled over his face like a balaclava A woman had her mobile phone stolen whilst walking along the path behind Nursery Drive on Thursday (October 14).   Despite trying to resist the theft the offender managed to get hold of the phone and ran off with […]

Three phase project will result in church being more flexible for worship and community use An ambitious £1.2m project to transform St Mary’s Church in Bloxham to suit the needs of its community has begun.   The three-phase plan aims to upgrade the building whilst protecting the Grade 1 listed Medieval church, large parts of which […]

Which areas will get 20mph zones first? by Andy Mitchell, Local Democracy Reporter Councillors fear there could be “an appalling bun fight” over which areas of Oxfordshire have 20 miles-per-hour (mph) zones put in first.  Oxfordshire County Council’s 20 mph Policy and New Approach states that 10 per cent of areas previously set at 30mph […]

Work to install a trail of coloured shapes accompanied by a range of family-friendly activities is getting underway Very soon you will have notice pavement markings appearing around parts of Banbury.   They form part of a series of new health walks. The new designs are being installed by Cherwell District Council’s healthy place shaping team […]

Our local Hospice in Adderbury was opened back in 1991 The team at the Katharine House Hospice have celebrated their 30th birthday.   The Hospice, on the Aynho Road in Adderbury, was opened by HRH Diana, The Princess of Wales in October 1991. Some of the current team posed for a picture outside their building and […]

“The demand on us remains high, in particular on our 111 phone line, so we are again appealing for help from people to alleviate this by utilising 111 online” As calls to the ambulance service continue to see higher demand than is expected for this time of year, tech-savvy people are being asked to help […]

Only one in four blind and partially sighted people who are of working age are in employment Today is World Sight Day.   The Oxfordshire Association for the Blind is using the day to raise awareness of the disparity between sighted and blind and partially sighted people in the workplace. The Association supports people across the […]

Calls to deal with fire in roof of empty building Fire crews from four stations dealt with a blaze at a derelict building in Banbury yesterday evening. At just after 5pm Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue were called to the fire at a property in Lower Cherwell Street. Firefighters extinguished the flames in the roof of […]

Property was targeted between 2pm and 5.30pm on Monday Jewellery and sentimental items were targeted during a burglary at a house in Hook Norton on Monday (October 11). The house on Orchard Road was entered between 2pm and 5.30pm. The offender forced their way in at the rear of the property. Thames Valley Police would […]


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