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Firefighters used hydraulic cutting and spreading equipment to free the driver A driver had to be cut free from their vehicle after a van and car collided on the B4035 just outside Lower Tadmarton yesterday morning (Monday). Emergency services were called to the scene just before 11:30am. Upon arrival firefighters from Banbury and Deddington found […]

Work is underway to identify potential perpetrators Thames Water is working hard to manage the impact on the environment following the suspected fly tipping of a harmful substance into the sewer system in Banbury. The company is having to deal with high levels of ammonia at their sewage treatment works in Grimsbury. Ammonia is toxic […]

The wanted person wasn’t in the vehicle Police stopped a vehicle on the M40 at Banbury’s junction 11 on Monday evening believing a wanted person might be on board. When the vehicle was pulled over the person officers had hoped to catch wasn’t there. However, the driver did fail a roadside drug wipe for Cannabis.   […]

The mayor making ceremony was held on Saturday Brackley has a new Town Mayor.   Councillor Elaine Wiltshire took over from Councillor Sue Sharps at the annual Mayor Making Ceremony in Brackley Town Hall on Saturday. One of Councillor Wiltshire’s first duties after taking on the chains of office was to open a classic car show […]

Simon Hollyhead is impressed with the club’s heritage and community feel Banbury United has appointed a new First Team Manager.    Simon Hollyhead joins the Puritans as the club begins the process of rebuilding following relegation from the National league North. Mr Hollyhead lives in Warwick, but previously held the role of Assistant Manager at Sweedish […]

He was first elected in 1983 – some 40 years ago The man who’s led Cherwell District Council for the last twenty years is stepping down as the leader of his group. Barry Wood’s colleagues have been paying tribute to the prolific local government stalwart, who was first elected as a councillor at Cherwell District […]

Image issued of two people police would like to speak to Police have issued a CCTV image of two men they would like to speak to after a shop in Middleton Cheney was targeted by shoplifters. Two people entered the Co-Op store on the High Street at around 4.25pm on Monday, April 22.   They concealed […]

Prizes include a high-spec birdbox camera and nature books for schools Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust has opened its annual nature photography competition for 2024. Nature lovers of all ages are being invited to send their best shots of animals, plants, people and scenery at the Trust’s nature reserves and in the community.   This […]

Over 60 young people attend the Boys Brigade in the village Members of the Boys Brigade in Bloxham have welcomed the news that King Charles III has become the new Patron for their organisation. The announcement comes one year on from his Coronation and follows a major review of Royal patronages by Buckingham Palace. The […]

The meeting was told Chiltern are trying to secure more trains The issue of overcrowding on Chiltern train services has been raised by MPs at a meeting with the Transport Secretary. Banbury’s MP, Victoria Prentis, represented train users in our area at the meeting with Mark Harper. The meeting was told that Chiltern Railways have […]



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