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The Horton Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee had to be adjourned By Andy Mitchell, Local Democracy Reporter A meeting to run the rule over plans for a complete overhaul of Horton General Hospital has been delayed. Oxfordshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust last month filed an expression of interest (EOI) in the government’s Health […]

Councillors support bid for station to be given FM and DAB broadcast licences Banbury Town Council is supporting an application for a ‘truly local’ radio station for north Oxfordshire. The council has voted to back a bid by internet broadcaster Banbury FM for an ‘on air’ licence that will enable the station to be heard […]

A major renovation project has been completed thanks to a £75,000 grant from the HS2 Community Fund Villagers in Sulgrave can now enjoy a brighter more modern community building following the completion of a major renovation project.   Following the work the hall for the village church, St James the Less, will be shown off at […]

Campaign aims to better understand mental wellbeing needs in Oxfordshire This Sunday is World Mental Health Day and the day when Oxfordshire County Council and its partners are launching a new year-long storytelling campaign.   People in the county from different backgrounds will be encouraged to share their lived experiences. The theme for this year’s World […]

“These are the thoughts of a young man making sense of his world… we need to listen to this voice of a new generation, a voice of an alternative view” A former BGN student who is now studying psychology at Leicester University will be coming back to Banbury tomorrow for the launch of his first […]

Week of events planned in 12th century parish church The history of St James Church in Newbottle and the villages it is part of will be celebrated next week.   OctoberFest is a week of events that will bring music, talks and exhibitions to the small church, which serves the communities of Newbottle and Charlton. The […]

Thames Water are replacing a sewer cover Emergency roadworks have been taking place on the Broughton Road in Banbury today.   Drivers have encountered a few minutes delay due to the temporary lights that are in place. The work is being undertaken by Thames Water, who say they are completing an urgent job to replace a […]

Five different thefts have taken place since Wendy Fogden lost her only son in 2017 A local mum has been left devastated after thieves stole items from her son’s grave for a fifth time. Wendy Fogden, from King Sutton, lost her only son Jon Milenkovic in 2017.   Jon, who was known as Tee to his […]

Ordinary people who take on an extraordinary role in their community up for Outstanding Volunteering Team award South Central Ambulance Service and their Charity’s volunteer responders have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for their contribution to healthcare amid the challenges of COVID-19. Across the South Central Ambulance Service’s area a 1,200-strong team of […]

A proactive stop & search led to a charge in relation to heroin and crack cocaine A 25-year-old man from Banbury has been charged with a drugs offence after being arrested in Withington Road in Bicester yesterday morning (October 5). The man comes from Woodfield in the Hardwick part of Banbury. His arrest follows a […]


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