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The community in Clifton has come together for the second year to create a display of Santas to add some seasonal joy for villagers and those passing through and visiting the village.   However, villagers’ good will has been tested during the last week after Santas within the display were stolen.   This has happened on two […]

Ninety local OAPs will tuck into a Christmas dinner today thanks to the staff at Bibby Financial Services in Adderbury. Age UK Oxfordshire have organised the group of around 90 isolated older people who will join Bibby’s staff at their Banbury Business Park offices on the Aynho Road at lunchtime. The event follows on from […]

One of the victims of the London Bridge terror attack was a former pupil of Bloxham School.   Saskia Jones, 23, studied at the school before gaining a place at the University of Cambridge. Today a vigil has been held to pay tribute to Miss Jones and fellow former Cambridge student Jack Merritt, 25, who were […]

Over 400 Santa’s put their best foot forward raising money for the Katharine House Hospice at the annual Santa Fun Run on Sunday (December 1).  Runners of all ages donned Santa suits and beards and set off from the Wykham Park Academy with around half completing a 5km route and the rest attempting a 1.5km […]

A huge response to the mayor of Banbury’s annual toy appeal means children who wouldn’t normally get presents will wake up on Christmas Day to find parcels at their bedsides. Hundreds of toys for boys and girls aged from toddler to teenager were donated during this week’s appeal and they have been taken to the […]

Santa Claus is coming to town – courtesy of the Banbury Cross Round Table! The dates and times for the various routes Santa’s Float will cover this year have been announced. A group of Round Tablers, with assistance from a number of partner local charities, will visit various areas around the town and surrounding villages […]

An appeal that will give the children of Banbury’s needy familes a merry Christmas is underway this week. The Toy Appeal was launched by town mayor Councillor John Colegrave. It will enable youngsters who wouldn’t normally receive presents to wake up on Christmas Day to find parcels at their bedsides. Councillor Colegrave is asking residents […]

Banbury’s youngest-ever Christmas Lights guests had a day to remember at an action-packed switch-on festival.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of assault which took place in Banbury last Saturday evening (9th November). Between 11pm and 11.30pm a 35-year-old man was assaulted in the toilets of The Dog and Gun public house, in North Bar. He was taken to hospital with head injuries and has since […]

published 14/11/19 16:40 Heavy rain caused a number of problems on Thursday with the Environment agency having flood warnings in place for the potential of flooding around the River Cherwell from Charwelton to just above Upper Heyford and also along the Sor Brook and The Bloxham Brook and their feeder rivers. They predicted that farmland […]

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