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Six miles of congestion built up on the southbound carriageway towards Banbury One person needed hospital treatment after a four-vehicle accident on the M40 approaching Banbury this morning.   The rush hour crash happened at around 7.45am. The southbound carriageway between junction 12 at Gaydon and junction 11 was closed completely whilst emergency services dealt with […]

“the careful and prudent way we have looked after taxpayers’ money means we are already in a better position than we anticipated” Cherwell District Council achieved a £430,000 underspend in the 2021-22 financial year.   In addition to this, operational savings have enabled the council to put £828,000 of its contingency budget into reserves. The savings […]

28 members of the Upper Tysoe community have already attended a first aid training session An Upper Tysoe couple, who became campaigners for CPR following a major fire at their home, have hailed their community first aid training day a huge success.  In January Steve Taylor, 64, collapsed while trying to contain a blaze at […]

The break in on the Oxford Road happened during the early hours of Tuesday morning A small amount of tobacco and cigarettes were taken during a burglary in Bodicote, but police suspect the high value vehicle parked outside was the item the thieves had intended taking. Entry was made into the home on the Oxford […]

“I remain committed to serving my constituents and focusing on my Ministerial responsibilities at Defra” Victoria Prentis has confirmed she voted in favour of Prime Minister Boris Johnson at last night’s confidence vote.   Mr Johnson survived the vote by Conservative MPs with 211 supporting him, whilst 148 signalled they wanted him to go. In the […]

Thankfully most of the stock was unaffected Staff at the Katharine House Hospice shop in Banbury returned after the bank holiday weekend to discover a roof leak had led to parts of their shop becoming flooded.   Since yesterday when the problem was first discovered the popular shop, in Bridge Street, has remained closed to allow […]

Bolton Road will become short stay only and greater use will be made of the bus station A project to convert a Banbury coach park into a long stay car park has taken a step closer.   The plan will lead to another car park becoming exclusively short stay and greater use being made of the […]

Boris Johnson survived a vote of confidence on Monday night “We won’t let her – or the electorate – forget it”: that’s the message from the leader of the Labour Group at Cherwell District Council after reports emerged that Banbury’s MP had chosen to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson in yesterday’s vote of confidence. Sean […]

The council’s Executive will discuss a proposal this evening Anyone caught riding a bicycle on a footpath in the Banbury area could face an increased chance of a £50 fine if a recommendation is accepted by councillors at Cherwell District Council tonight. The council’s Executive committee will discuss a report which seeks to give Community […]

Stagecoach have offered their sincere apologies Two Banbury bus services will be offering a reduced service today due to driver absences.   Stagecoach’s B5 and B9 routes are affected. The B5 between Banbury and Bretch Hill will not be operating at 10.00am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 3.15pm, 4.00pm, 4.45pm, 5.30pm or 6.20pm.   This accounts for around one-quarter of […]


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