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Political leaders share their thoughts one year on from the first national lockdown Today is a national day of reflection as we mark a year since the announcement of the first national lockdown.   At midday people around the Banbury FM area will pause in remembrance of those who have died during the crisis. The day […]

Juniors and coaches will benefit from close ties with the Championship club Banbury United has announced a new partnership with Coventry City FC which will see the club’s juniors and coaches both benefitting from close ties with the Championship club. As the Puritans move into the 2021/22 season the club will begin aligning its values […]

Air source heat pumps, lighting upgrades and solar will help cut carbon emissions by up to 25 per cent A number of sports, recreation and leisure venues in the Cherwell District are getting a cleaner and greener makeover.   Ten of the Council’s buildings will be refitted with air source heat pumps, insulation and lighting upgrades, […]

Driver intoxicated by drink and under the influence of drugs A man was arrested by the police on Sunday afternoon for driving whilst intoxicated by drink and under the influence of cannabis and cocaine. The arrest followed reports of a vehicle crashing and rolling on Beaumont Road.   The car fled the scene. Officers from Thames […]

The Town Hall will join iconic landmarks illuminated in census purple Banbury Town Hall will glow purple tonight as it joins other landmarks from across England and Wales in reminding people to complete the 2021 Census. Today is Census day, the target date for the survey, which happens every ten years.   The data gives a […]

Local support is available for people who need help completing the return Sunday is Census Day.   The census is a national survey that takes place once every ten years. People are being asked to head online using a code they will have received in the post to fill in the details for their household.   There […]

‘Rule of One’ to be reintroduced allowing some inpatients visits from loved ones Patients at the Horton General Hospital will be allowed visitors again on the majority of wards from this coming Monday (March 22).   As COVID-19 numbers drop in the community, Oxford University Hospitals will be reintroducing the ‘Rule of One’.   This allows inpatients […]

Those wishing to be a councillor at district, county or parish level have their chance to get the ball rolling in the next couple of weeks The opportunity to have your say on your local district, county and parish councillors is looming.   For those who think they could do a better job there is a […]

Parish Council hears of dog fouling and abusive language near school and urges villagers to be courteous and respectful Villagers in Wroxton are being asked to be courteous and respectful of one another after reports of anti-social behaviour in the area around Wroxton Primary School. At March’s Wroxton and Balscote Parish Council meeting the Chair […]

Prestigious female cycle race will head through the finish line in our town Banbury residents will welcome the world’s best cyclists later this year.   The town has been chosen to host the finish of this year’s opening Women’s Tour stage on Monday 4 October. The Women’s Tour is Britain’s longest-running professional female cycle race and […]


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