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The Shire Horses are safe and in their field Fire fighters have been tackling a blaze at Hook Norton Brewery. The fire broke out around lunchtime in the roof of the stables block. The brewery’s three shire horses were safe as they were already in their field before the fire started. The Brewery said that […]

The routes are marked with signs and colourful shapes This week is Walk to School Week.  The aim is to educate pupils about how being active on their way to school helps improve their health, happiness, and the local environment.   Cherwell District Council is encouraging Banbury youngsters to use the health routes they have created as […]

In both cases the side door was bent down causing extensive damage Two van owners in Middleton Cheney have been left with an expensive repair bill after thieves broke into their vehicles in an attempt to steal the contents.  However, nothing was taken during the attempted theft. In both cases entry was gained by force […]

Police have asked people not to share footage online Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses after members of staff were subject to an assault at Banbury’s Lidl Supermarket on Spiceball Park Road. The incident happened at around 5.30pm this Friday evening. Officers are asking for anyone who has any information – including mobile phone […]

Two artists will be sketching and painting the design this weekend An iconic Banbury town centre wall which has been a canvass for vibrant artwork for the last thirty years will get a makeover this weekend. The property sits at the prominent Bridge Street and Cherwell Street junction.   For the last few years it has […]

The motorway is closed from junction 12 to Banbury’s junction 11 An accident on the M40 just to the north of Banbury has resulted in the motorway being closed southbound between junction 12 at Gaydon and 11 at Banbury.   Its happened close to where the M40 passes underneath the Southam Road. Traffic is queuing for […]

A queuing system will also be in place at some stations Train users heading to Wembley on Saturday to see Oxford United in the League 1 promotion playoff final are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys. There’s just two days to go until the U’s face Bolton Wanderers in the final with […]

Njie had been in contact with customers and lower-level drug dealers involved in the operation A man who was responsible for a County Lines drugs operation into Banbury has been jailed for seven years. Musa Njie, aged 34, was the leader of an operation supplying Class A drugs from the Nottinghamshire area to people in […]

Banbury County Councillor says towns and villages have taken the pain but not seen the gain by Noor Qurashi, Local Democracy Reporter Politicians have said they are “frankly astonished” millions of pounds earmarked for community facilities across the county have been left to gather dust in the bank. Oxfordshire County councillors discussed where section 106 contributions […]

Popular Councillor hopes to inspire other working people to aim to be mayor Mark Cherry is Banbury’s new Town Mayor. Councillor Cherry was appointed during an Inauguration Ceremony in a packed Town Hall on Tuesday evening. After taking the chains of office he spoke of his pride at representing the town where he had lived […]



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