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Six local schools took part in the challenge as part of UK Parliament Week Six local schools took part in local MP Victoria Prentis’ eighth annual Cherwell Democracy Challenge on Friday.    The debating competition was organised as part of UK Parliament Week and held at Cherwell District Council’s Bodicote House HQ. A team of sixth […]

Banbury’s Town Mayor wants donations of toys suitable for toddlers through to teenagers, for boys and girls Children of Banbury’s less well-off families who normally wouldn’t receive Christmas presents will get a visit from Santa this year – thanks to the town mayor’s toy appeal. The appeal has launched today and runs until Thursday December […]

Ten pupils at Dashwood Banbury Academy have taken part in anti-bullying ambassador training Students at a Banbury primary school started the week wearing odd socks – not because of a laundry mishap but to mark the start of Anti-Bullying Week. Dashwood Banbury Academy year 3 youngsters marked Odd Socks Day by creating their own odd […]

48 students will be heading to the Videopolis theatre at the start of December Talented youngsters from the Warriner School in Bloxham are set to share a stage with the likes of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck at Disneyland Paris after the school choir was selected to be part of a Disney Christmas show. 48 […]

Action to address the climate emergency is top of the council’s nine strategic priorities A new policy statement at Oxfordshire County Council puts environmental considerations at the heart of the council’s decision-making process.   The climate and natural environment policy statement was approved earlier this week by the council’s cabinet. It reaffirms the council’s commitment to […]

A pilot has been running at Harriers Banbury Academy A new initiative which is designed to inspire school children to play team-based sport is being piloted at the Harriers Banbury Academy.  Girls and boys aged 5-11 are being offered free football coaching once a week, immediately after school. The project has been launched by the […]

The club has gone from contemplating closing during the pandemic to a national award winner The RAF Association Banbury Branch and Branch Club has been named a winner at The Club Awards 2022.   Representatives from the club attended a lavish awards ceremony in Leicester last night (Tuesday) where they received the good news. Known as […]

The robbery happened at around 9.15pm on Tuesday evening A man had his bag stolen during a struggle with three other males in Marlborough Road, Banbury on Tuesday evening.   The robbery happened at around 9.15pm near to the Methodist Church. The three males approached the victim.   One of them tried to grab his bag.   Following […]

The club’s huge success will be marked as they join the town mayor to start local festivities The Puritans huge success over the last twelve months will be marked as players and officials from Banbury United turn on the Christmas lights in town this year.   The switch-on event will take place on Sunday November 27. […]

Apology after thousands of callers gave up waiting for council to pick up the phone by Andy Mitchell, Local Democracy Reporter The councillor who oversees Oxfordshire County Council’s customer call handling has apologised after thousands of people gave up while waiting in September. Performance figures discussed at this week’s meeting of the county’s cabinet showed […]


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