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After a one year break young and old can again enjoy The Michaelmas Fair All the fun of the fair returned to Banbury on Wednesday (13 October) after missing 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. The atmosphere and the excitement plus a host of new rides thrilled visitors young and old. The fair was opened […]

Council have acted after facility at Castle Quay was forced to close Following yesterday’s news that the COVID-testing centre at Castle Quay had been forced to close, Cherwell District Council have arranged for a local Mobile Testing Unit to return to their HQ.   The facility is now up and running at Bodicote House. The testing […]

A free turn will be granted on any ride which is touched by the golden key After a year away because of the pandemic, Banbury’s famous Michaelmas Fair is back and ready to bathe the town centre in bright lights and sweet treats.   The fair starts at 4pm this afternoon and runs until late on […]

Cash was taken during the attack late on Friday night A delivery driver has been threatened with a knife and punched before being robbed by two men.   Cash was taken during the attack and theft on the Hardwick estate. The driver was in Danesmoor last Friday evening (October 8) at around 11.50pm.   The two men […]

Oxfordshire Trading Standards made their largest ever seizure of illicit cigarettes and tobacco in Banbury on Friday Oxfordshire County Council’s trading standards officers have made their biggest ever seizure of illicit cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco – in Banbury. 44,440 cigarettes and 24,500 grams of hand-rolling tobacco were discovered at a terrace house in town following […]

Stop and search nets two people arrested on suspicion of drugs supply offences Two drugs arrests saw a man from Banbury and a woman from the town both taken into custody yesterday on suspicion of drugs supply offences. The 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs following […]

It is estimated the project will save 16.8 tonnes of carbon emissions and give an overall cost saving of around £20,000 Roads in Banbury, Bodicote and Little Rollright are amongst a number of local carriageways that are set to be repaired utilising recycled waste material.   The repair work will be undertaken over the next few […]

The programme includes practical business planning, adapting to the needs of local markets, and leading a business at a time of change In the current challenging economic climate businesses can now claim free expert advice to help them become more resilient, thanks to an offer which has been put together by Cherwell District Council’s economic […]

Council working to get a mobile testing unit redeployed at Bodicote House until town centre site reopens Banbury’s COVID testing centre at the Castle Quay Shopping Centre has been forced to close whilst what are described as “internal health and safety remediation works” are carried out.   The site has been closed since the weekend. The […]

The role is ideal for people who have an interest in museum collections and their conservation Sulgrave Manor is looking for volunteers to help with a deep clean of the building and its artefacts over the coming months. Built by the ancestors of the first American president George Washington, the Manor will be closed to […]


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