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The second boy was arrested on Sunday evening A further arrest has been made as Thames Valley Police continue to investigate the stabbing of a 21-year-old man in Banbury’s Peoples Park.   A 16-year-old boy from Banbury was arrested on Sunday evening (June 12). A 15-year-old boy from Oxford who was also arrested on suspicion of […]

The victim remains in hospital in a serious, but stable condition A 15-year-old boy from Oxford has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in Banbury’s Peoples Park yesterday (Saturday June 11). The 21-year-old victim sustained serious stab injuries during the attack.   The stabbing happened at around 4pm on Saturday afternoon.  Members […]

The park remains closed with a scene watch in force A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in Banbury’s Peoples Park.   The stabbing happened at around 4pm on Saturday afternoon.  Peoples Park currently remains closed to the public with a scene watch in force. The 21-year-old victim sustained serious stab injuries during […]

HS2 will bring five thousand pre-cast segments to the site to assemble before covering over with soil Work has started on the HS2’s “green tunnel” at Chipping Warden.   The one-and-a-half mile construction is being built on the surface using a pioneering approach, which sees the tunnel parts being made off site and then brought here […]

Frustrated people tell us the system for claiming the rebate is confusing and complicated “It’s a complete mine field.   You just go round in circles.  Why do they make it so difficult?”   That’s the comment from one person who contacted Banbury FM after they were unable to work out how to claim their £150 Council […]

Pizza Calzone has been named the Best Italian Establishment South and Pizza Restaurant of the Year A Banbury eatery has won two awards at the Food Awards England 2022.   Pizza Calzone in Parson’s Street has been named the Best Italian Establishment South and Pizza Restaurant of the Year. The Food Awards recognise the success of […]

“The new café will make People’s Park a real destination facility where people can relax and eat and drink at their leisure” A new café in People’s Park will open this summer. The café, which will have indoor and outside seating, is part of Banbury Town Council’s ongoing improvements at the park and follows last […]

“The strength and the bravery of the victim to face her abuser and give evidence in court is truly humbling” A Banbury man has been sent to prison after being found guilty of assaulting his former partner on two occasions and for breaching a restraining order.   Police have praised the strength and bravery of the […]

The move is a step towards living with COVID whilst protecting patients and staff The rules for wearing masks in the Horton General have changed. Under new NHS guidance it is no longer a requirement to wear a mask in some areas of the hospital, but Oxford University Hospitals Trust is encouraging people to continue […]

Cherwell has now paid, or sent invitations to claim the money, to all those who are eligible for the rebate Several thousand households in the Cherwell District are yet to claim their £150 energy rebate.   The eligible properties have all been written to, inviting them to claim the cash, but they haven’t yet done so. […]


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