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Matt Hancock MP announces higher alert level coming into force immediately after Christmas Day The Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, this afternoon announced that Oxfordshire will move to Tier 4 – the highest COVID-19 tier – from Boxing Day.   The county is currently in Tier 2. Mr Hancock said that COVID-19 cases had […]

Local theatre group find a way to bring their popular Christmas show to families in their own homes Voices Across Time, the popular Local theatre group, will be bringing their Christmas show direct to you at your place this evening.   But Once A Year will be streamed at 6pm. The Voices Across Time team combine […]

Police appeal for witnesses to a Sunday afternoon collision A motorcyclist was left with serious injuries after being involved in a collision with a car in Banbury on a Sunday afternoon earlier this month.   The rider of the motorbike required hospital treatment. The incident happened on Lower Cherwell Street at around 4.20pm on Sunday 13 […]

Investigation underway after reports a firearm was discharged outside a residence A number of gunshots were fired during an incident in Banbury’s Sinclair Avenue on Sunday evening.   Thames Valley Police say that a firearm was reported as being discharged at around 9.30pm. They believe the occupants of a car pulled up in Sinclair Avenue and […]

Annual fairy lit farming convoy doubles amount raised last year Friday’s Tractor Run not only delivered some much needed Festive cheer to local people, it also delivered a massive donation to the Katharine House Hospice.   So far around £20,000 has been raised – twice the amount raised last year. Organiser Jennie Steenkamp from RC Baker […]

Cherwell has secured £230,400 more funding to help people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic Rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness stand to benefit from additional support and 17 new specialist accommodation units in north Oxfordshire.   Cherwell District Council has secured £230,400 of Next Steps accommodation planning funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities […]

The annual convoy of tractors illuminated in fairy lights will tour the villages to the south of Banbury For the past four years a fairy lit convoy of tractors has toured the villages to the south of Banbury.   The Tractor Run is organised by RC Baker Ltd Agricultural Contractors and sees members of the farming […]

Several areas of Banbury hit their highest ever seven day infection rates The latest COVID-19 infection rates up to the end of last week were issued yesterday and show a sharp spike in cases in the Banbury FM area in the last seven days.   However, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today left both Oxfordshire and […]

Students donate enough items to reach the school’s reception ceiling Kind hearted students at The Warriner School in Bloxham have built a Food Christmas Tree tall enough to reach the ceiling of the school’s reception.   Now all the donated items in the tree will be given to The Salvation Army. The school attempted its first […]

Two males are under investigation on suspicion of drug possession with intent to supply A quantity of drugs, paraphernalia and evidence of drug supply were seized by the police from a property in the Calthorpe area of Banbury yesterday (Wednesday 16th December).   The address on Newland Road was visited by officers after a warrant was […]


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