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Planes due to pass us on the way to Bournemouth airport ahead of the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend Aircraft enthusiasts are in for a treat this Friday morning (July 9) as the Red Arrows fly over the Banbury FM area. The full aerobatic formation of nine planes are due to be making their […]

Another milestone is achieved in the regeneration of the canal side area The footbridge over the River Cherwell linking Spiceball Leisure Centre to Spiceball Road has reopened.   It has been closed during the redevelopment of the Castle Quay Waterfront area. The footbridge reopening is the latest milestone to be achieved in the regeneration of the […]

Prizes, including a falconry experience, encourage youngsters to read more and care for the environment Oxfordshire’s children are being encouraged to read more as part of a Summer Reading Challenge set by our local libraries. The Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021 encourages children to borrow and read any six library books over the […]

Limestone and diesel spilled from the toppled lorry on the B4031 The road between Hempton and South Newington remained closed for a number of hours yesterday after a lorry overturned, spilling its load and fuel tank contents across the carriageway.   The incident on the B4031 at Iron Down Hill happened near Worton Grounds Farm. The […]

Officers encountered resistance as they recovered 8 convertors at Moorfield Park unauthorised encampment A vehicle linked to the theft of catalytic convertors in Banbury on Wednesday afternoon was located at an unauthorised traveller encampment at Moorfield Park.   Officers from Thames Valley Police were able to recover eight convertors but met with resistance from members of […]

Walking frames, wheeled commodes, crutches and slings are amongst the items being sought Have you got any unused items of health and social care equipment that are no longer needed?   A campaign has been launched encouraging us to return items such as walking frames, toilet frames and wheeled commodes, so they can be reused. Oxfordshire […]

“For me, the job is all about going out and helping my community. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.” We can now rely on a more experienced and well-prepared fire service, thanks to the knowledge crews have gained while adapting to the challenges of the recent pandemic. That’s the message from Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and […]

Students learned more about a day in the life of an MP Banbury’s MP Victoria Prentis played host to students for a virtual work experience session last Friday. The students asked Mrs Prentis a number of questions.   They also joined in with activities designed to replicate the day to day duties in a busy MP’s […]

The evening S4 bus and the Sunday 488 service will continue running until at least April 2022 The evening bus service between Banbury and Oxford will continue to run until at least April 2022.   Funding has been provided to ensure the S4 route continues to be served later in the day. Without the short-term interim […]

Funding agreement signed to deliver the project with construction planned to start by November 2022 £18.8 million is set to be spent on improvement works at Junction 10 of the M40.   The work at the Ardley junction roadabout took a step closer after a funding agreement was signed between Oxfordshire County Council and Highways England. […]


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