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Cherwell District volunteers step forward to help in the search for a effective vaccine 750 volunteers from the Cherwell District have signed up to a new NHS website to receive information on COVID-19 vaccine studies they could take part in.   The NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry website will help recruit thousands of people to trials, […]

Post Office Limited seeking new location or alternative way of providing services Post Office customers in the Neithrop area of town have been dealt a blow with the announcement of the closure of the local branch within McColls on Orchard Way.   The last day of trading for the Orchard Way Post Office will be Thursday […]

Tributes paid to former County Council leader who also served at District and Parish levels Tributes have been paid to the former County, District and Parish Councillor Keith Mitchell CBE who has passed away at the age of 74.   Mr Mitchell played a major part in local politics for 32 years and led Oxfordshire County […]

Volunteers will be on hand to give out chocolate, coffee, crisps, Easter eggs and other items Chocolate, coffee and crisps are amongst the items Banbury Community Fridge will be handing out this afternoon (Thursday 27th September).   The community scheme has received a large donation of surplus items that would otherwise go to landfill. Banbury Community […]

Overnight works to be completed in September on key Hardwick road One of the main routes across the Hardwick estate is due to be resurfaced during September.   Work on Highlands will be undertaken over seven nights and will see the road surface replaced between the Longelandes Way mini roundabout and Sussex Drive, passing St Francis’ […]

Popular scheme to reduce food waste and share items in wider community wants to prevent vandalism and mistreatment The organisers of Banbury’s hugely successful Community Fridge project have set up a crowd funding scheme to raise money for improved security at the facility.   They are hoping to raise enough to install roller shutters for the […]

Supporters can once again show support for Banbury United as COVID-19 restrictions are eased Puritans fans will once again be able to sample live football from the pitch side from today as Banbury United reopens its doors to supporters.   This will be the first opportunity for fans to see any of the Puritans teams play […]

Shopping Centre security staff alert police to Banbury man carrying knife A Banbury man has been detained by police after being spotted in the town centre with a kitchen knife. The 57-year-old male was seen with the knife by security staff from the Castle Quay shopping centre.   At the time he was in Banbury High […]

Office unit and disused building could be converted to accommodation and see industrial area regenerated Plans have been submitted which could lead to the conversion of a Lower Cherwell Street commercial property into 13 apartments.   The plans have been submitted by Blue Arrow Limited – a subsidiary of the noted current occupiers of the site’s […]

Charity gives pre-loved items a second chance so it can raise funds for dogs, cats and other small pets A Banbury High Street charity shop which helps raise money to care for dogs, cats and other small pets has reopened as a brand-new clearance outlet.    Wood Green, The Animals Charity’s shop will be offering customers […]


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