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Almost half of mouth cancer and around three quarters of throat cancers are preventable if diagnosed early Today is Mouth Cancer Awareness Day and we’re being asked to ‘Open Wide’ to check for signs of mouth cancer and to know the symptoms of throat cancer. The call comes from the NHS Thames Valley Cancer Alliance […]

The Labour Leader at Cherwell District Council has laid the blame for the situation firmly with the government There were 69,094 people waiting for care within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the end of September.   The figures, released on Tuesday, show an increase from the previous month’s total of 67,974. 34.3% of […]

Pupils were given behind-the-scenes access to NASA facilities and resources Year 13 pupils from Wykham Park Academy joined a handful of their peers from schools across the Aspirations Academies Trust for the once-in-a-lifetime space adventure. The sixth formers made a trip to NASA – resuming trips that were last made before the pandemic. Students toured […]

The advice came as councillors appeared to be in favour of a meeting by Andy Mitchell, Local Democracy Reporter Oxfordshire’s director for children’s services has urged councillors not to hold a meeting with parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) amid fears it would be counterproductive. Oxfordshire County Council’s people overview & […]

The victim and his van were both struck during the attack A man has been attacked in the Wickes car park on the Southam Road in Banbury by a person with a baton.   The assault took place between 10am and 10.30am on Thursday November 3. The victim, who is a man in his thirties, was […]

Funding has been made available so all households on housing benefit can receive £100 worth of vouchers Help with the cost of food is on the way to struggling families in north Oxfordshire in time for Christmas.   Cherwell District Council has started writing to those experiencing hardship with details of how they can access £100 […]

The vehicle was seen on Chalker Way in Banbury A driver was pulled over after being spotted driving at an excessive speed on a Banbury road on Sunday morning.   The vehicle was stopped on Chalker Way. Officers conducted a drug test which provided a positive result. The driver was arrested and taken to the police […]

A parade marched down Brackley High Street in bright sunshine Several hundred people gathered outside Brackley Town Hall on Sunday afternoon as the town paid its respects to the fallen from conflicts around the world. Ahead of a service at the War Memorial, members of the armed forces, the Royal British Legion, civic dignitaries and […]

A 300-strong military and civilian parade marched through the town Hundreds of people lined the streets today (Sunday 13/11) as Banbury remembered those who lost their lives in two world wars and later conflicts. Crowds watched a 300-strong military and civilian parade march from Broad Street up High Street to Horse Fair and St Mary’s […]

No offence had actually occurred Visitors to Spiceball Park were shocked to see firearms officers in the park on Saturday afternoon.   The officers were deployed after a member of the public reported believing they had seen somebody with a gun. Thames Valley Police confirmed that they responded to the call, but were pleased to report […]


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