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Banbury home care worker has narrow escape from collision with lorry heading in wrong direction on A422 dual carriageway A Banbury mum and grandmum is still in shock after narrowly avoiding a head on smash with an articulated lorry which was heading straight towards her on the wrong side of the A422 dual carriageway.   The […]

Man requires hospital treatment following altercation with gang carrying knives A man and a teenage boy were involved in what police are describing as an “altercation” with a gang of four people carrying knives in Bodicote last Thursday (11 June).   The man, who is in his forties, required hospital treatment following the incident. The victims […]

Town Council offers lifeline to coronavirus hit clubs Sports clubs in Banbury have received a £5,000 boost from Banbury Town Council.   Football, bowls and tennis clubs that hire the council’s pitches, courts and greens have been granted a three month rent rest because coronavirus restrictions have prevented them playing. For some small clubs the rent […]

Two primary schools come together to create virtual choir with powerful message in classic song The power of technology has been used to bring together pupils from Bloxham and Cropredy primary schools to create a virtual choir.   Now the youngsters’ version of the Labi Sifre classic “Something Inside So Strong” has been unveiled. The idea […]

Staff prove they’re not sheepish about rounding up animal intruders Staff at Sibford School spotted an unusual site in their grounds last night (Tuesday) – a flock of stray sheep.   A number of staff who live on site were involved in trying to round up the woolly intruders The sheep were first noticed at around […]

Pile of coins discovered during demolition of public toilets Work to demolish a derelict public convenience next to Banbury Town Hall has uncovered an unusual find thanks to people who have spent a penny there over the years. As workers from the Banbury-based contactors Hawkins undertook the demolition they discovered a pile of ten pence […]

Councillor Sean Woodcock calls for Cherwell District Council to reprimand Bicester Village owners Pictures of large crowds of people ignoring social distancing rules at Bicester Village have incensed the leader of the Labour group at Cherwell District Council.   Councillor Sean Woodcock has written an open letter to Barry Wood, the Leader of Cherwell District Council […]

Steady footfall as many shops reopen with social distancing causing queues at some Shoppers took the first chance to visit reopening shops yesterday (Monday) as lockdown restrictions eased. Whilst a number of outlets remained closed – primarily cafes and restaurants – there were plenty of other places shoppers were able to spend their money for […]

7,000 plants saved thanks to team rolling up their sleeves for a planting session Banbury Town Council’s own staff came to the rescue in People’s Park last Wednesday by putting their home-grown gardening skills to the test.   More than 7,000 plants delivered for Planting in the Park Day had nowhere to go until staff stepped […]

Fans choose Banbury United’s home and away kit designs for the 2020-21 season Banbury United have revealed the new kit designs to be worn by their players when the new season starts later this year. Fans have been voting since last Wednesday when four potential home kit designs were seen for the first time.   The […]


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