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New software demonstrates the stark differences between those in rural areas and those in more deprived parts of town A new Story Map has revealed the state of health and wellbeing of people across the Cherwell District.   It has shown big disparities in healthy life expectancy figures dependant on where you live. The data reveals […]

“It won’t be long now until were all back at the club and on the terraces, supporting the club and enjoying those amazing times with the game we all love” A message of thanks has been issued by the Banbury United commercial team to their sponsors and supporters as the club acknowledges the backing it […]

Children spent time learning more about where their food comes from Youngsters from the Grange Community Primary School spent time learning about where sugar comes from as part of a recent project during Fairtrade Fortnight.   British Sugar provided sugar beet so the children could see the product in its original form.   They even got to […]

Len McCluskey: “This is an opportunist attack on our members’ pay and conditions” Unite union members at the Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) Banbury coffee plant have voted to proceed to an industrial action ballot over the company’s proposals to change their employment contracts.   The so called ‘fire and rehire’ plans could see nearly 300 workers […]

“Nobody should feel afraid to walk home at night” A Banbury gym has announced it will be offering free martial arts classes to women when it reopens at the end of June.   The offer comes in the wake of growing calls for more to be done to protect women and girls from violence. 10th Planet […]

The Creative Learning programme will be one of the first things to restart The steps back towards a post-lockdown world at The Mill Arts Centre have been announced, starting with the return of their in-person education programme.   The news follows recent government announcements, including the proposed timeline for lockdown easing. Tickets are now on sale […]

Visit in 2019 led to food rating of 0/5 A Banbury takeaway has been prosecuted for a series of serious food hygiene offences.   Mr Rice Chinese Takeaway Ltd of Broad Street in Banbury pleaded guilty after a mouse infestation was discovered in the food outlet when visited in September 2019. A hearing at High Wycombe […]

Jenny Best’s ten-year-old son Nathan has been visiting Helen & Douglas House for nine years A Banbury mum is asking people to donate to Helen & Douglas House’s Mother’s Day appeal to help local families like hers who have children with life shortening conditions.    Jenny Best’s ten-year-old son Nathan was born with Prader Willi syndrome, […]

Checks underway to see if businesses are following government guidance As local businesses look towards the easing of lockdown rules in the coming weeks, efforts to tackle COVID-19 in the workplace will be under the spotlight.   Government inspectors will be contacting those running businesses to check they have COVID-secure measures in place. Cherwell District Council […]

Whitty: “A lot of people may think this is all over. It is very easy to forget how quickly things can turn bad” COVID-19 infection rates in the Banbury FM area last week fell to their lowest levels since the start of October.   In the seven days to Friday 5th March 26 new cases were […]


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