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Two enterprising Banbury mums have made the leap and taken on the licence for all the Business Buzz networking franchises throughout Oxfordshire. Lisa-Marie Mallier, who runs the strategic marketing company No Fluff Communications, has been running the successful Banbury Business Buzz monthly networking group.  Lisa started discussing ways that she and another Banbury mum, Emma […]

A witness appeal has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a fatal road traffic collision on the A4260 Oxford Road, between Adderbury and Deddington on Friday (21st February). The road remained closed for a number of hours after the incident which saw a Parcel Force articulated lorry collide with a man in his thirties, […]

There’s just one day left to make a nomination for this year’s Thames Valley Police Community Policing Awards.  The awards take place in May each year at a ceremony held at Eynsham Hall near Witney. Now in its nineteenth year, the awards ceremony provides an opportunity to recognise the work of officers, staff and volunteers […]

Banbury’s Saturday market has fallen victim to this weekend’s predicted bad weather. The market organisers have decided the conditions are set to be too bad for the market to run. The Banbury Royal Charter Market normally runs every Thursday and Saturday in the Market Place, but the impending arrival of Storm Dennis has led the […]

Young musicians from the Warriner School in Bloxham were vying for the top spot in a Battle Of the Bands competition at the school yesterday evening. Ten acts were competing including rock and indie bands, soloists and duets.   Entrants came from across the school’s years, including those from year 7 right up to A level […]

Boris Johnson has given the HS2 project the go ahead, despite concerns over its budget and the environmental impact of construction.  The controversial high-speed railway scheme was discussed at a Cabinet meeting this morning. Mr Johnson has given the green light for Phase 1 between London and Birmingham, including sections passing close to Mixbury, Brackley, […]

A Brackley surgery has reopened this afternoon following concerns over a potential coronavirus case caused it to be closed at short notice this morning. The Washington House site had issued a statement on Monday morning to say they had to close to follow protocols and guidance from the Department of Health and Public Health England […]

A Banbury school narrowly escaped damage to one of it’s buildings when a tree was brought down by storm Ciara. The tree at The Grange CP School on Avocet Way in Easington was blown over in the direction away from their Key Stage 2 building, rather than towards it.   However the school must now remain […]

North Oxfordshire is set to be battered by strong winds and rain through Sunday as storm Ciara passes through our area.   The Met Office has upgraded its warning as of the danger the storm represents to our area by upgrading to an earlier Yellow Weather Warning to an Amber Warning. Gusts of up to 60 […]

A collection in remembrance of former mayor and councillor John Brooks has been set up by Banbury Town Council.   Mr Brooks passed away in his native Anguilla after a short illness on Saturday February 1.   He was 84. A town councillor from 2000 to 2008, John Brooks was Banbury’s first black mayor and in office […]

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