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The area has been highlighted to police as a gathering point for drug use A 17-year-old male and a 19-year-old woman were caught in possession of cannabis in Brackley on Monday evening. They were spotted at the end of Daniaud Court in an area that is used as a walk through by families.   South Northants […]

A road closure caused delays for drivers and bus users A vehicle fire on the M40 roundabout caused delays for drivers and bus users this morning (Wednesday). Traffic was held on both sides of the A422 whilst the emergency services dealt with the fire on the southside of the roundabout. Stagecoach said their 200 and […]

An increased police presence will be seen around Samuelson Court A drugs raid has been carried out at a Banbury town centre property.   Thames Valley Police visited the address in the Samuelson Court area. They say that residents may have noticed an increased police presence around Samuelson Court this morning (Wednesday), following the execution of […]

The order should stop unauthorised people entering the building Reports of drug use and anti-social behaviour have led to a closure order being put in place at an address in Banbury town centre.   The order prevents any unauthorised person from entering the property at Jubilee Court. Thames Valley Police obtained the order at Oxford Magistrates […]

Leader Barry Wood: “Hopefully we’ll be able to work together and make some real good progress” The Conservatives are once again overseeing Cherwell District Council.   At Tuesday evening’s reconvened Annual Meeting long serving Tory leader Barry Wood was re-elected to lead the Council, after attempts by other groups to form an alliance failed. Last week […]

Elsie Wheddon grabbed one victim’s hair to mop up urine A woman from Northend has been sent to prison for ten years for past offences involving the neglect of children in Oxfordshire. 71-year-old Elsie Wheddon was sentenced yesterday at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.   She had been convicted of 13 counts of child neglect during a trial […]

The Liberal Democrats say that Labour were insisting no Green or Independent Councillors could be included in a coalition Labour councillors on Cherwell District Council are trying to deflect the blame for coalition talks failing through undignified name-calling – so says the leader of the Liberal Democrat councillors who was involved in the talks. David […]

The first team manager says he has taken the club as far as he can Banbury United’s manager Andy Whing has left the club.   The announcement – made just before 5pm – says Mr Whing has left with immediate effect.   The Club say they did try to change his mind, but Mr Whing feels he […]

Labour says there were red lines that simply couldn’t be crossed Talks in an attempt to break the stalemate over who will lead Cherwell District Council appear to have failed.   Sean Woodcock, the Leader of the Labour Group at Cherwell, says that following extensive negotiations there were “red lines that simply could not be crossed”. […]

Installation of the high-spec cover has cost £58,000 Special new heat retention covers have been installed at Banbury’s outdoor swimming pool to keep the water warm when the pool isn’t in use. An investment of £58,000 by Cherwell District Council paid for the installation at the Woodgreen Leisure Centre.   The cash came from the council’s […]

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