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People across the area reported hearing a loud bang at the start of Saturday lunchtime People across the Banbury FM area reported their houses shaking with the sound of a large explosion at around 12.15pm on Saturday lunchtime. The noise – which is thought to have been a sonic boom created by fighter jets flying […]

Genuinely affordable homes, a tenant’s charter and creating dynamic town centres are included in the proposals Ahead of the local elections at the start of May the Labour party has announced its manifesto for the Cherwell District. Their seven priority areas include delivering more genuinely affordable homes for local people to rent or buy and […]

The service has been developed in partnership with local autistic young people Autistic children and young people with an eating disorder can now take advantage of tailored support from a programme called PEACE – the Pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience.   Its running in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. PEACE aims to […]

The male had been giving officers the slip but was finally stopped in Brackley Police have caught up with a disqualified driver who’s been back behind the wheel.   The male had been evading officers for a while, but was finally caught yesterday on the approaches to Brackley driving a Skoda Octavia.. Three teams from both […]

Some are operating close to normally, others are closed to most year groups Members of the National Education Union are taking industrial action again today.   Locally schools are affected in different ways with some operating normally for all but one or two year groups, whilst others are closed to most young people. In Banbury only […]

Mr Barlow has been on the club’s board since 2015 One of Banbury United’s founding directors when the club became a Community Benefit Society has stepped down from the board.   Stephen Barlow was part of the group which took the club into supporter ownership in 2015 and he has been on the board since that […]

Anyone can drop in at the town hall between 10am and midday Banbury residents will be able to meet town councillors face to face this Saturday during an open house session at the town hall. The drop-in meetings are monthly events that enable voters to talk to councillors and discuss how the town is run. […]

Zeya had been stuck up a Bloxham tree for two days Firefighters from Banbury have provided a happy ending for a cat and its owner in Bloxham. Zeya the cat was feline a bit sorry for itself when it became stuck high up in a tree.   After a couple of days the owner realised they […]

Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Green and independent councillors all backed the rise whilst Labour members abstained by Andy Mitchell, Local Democracy Reporter District councillors in Cherwell will benefit from a £132 boost to their annual allowances as recommended by an independent panel. The 2.75 per cent increase, which kicks in from April, will see the standard […]

Husband hasn’t yet spoken about what he witnessed after visit in the days following the tragedy A local couple have launched a fund-raising appeal to help their friends and family who have been devasted by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.  Viktorija and Alper Zan have loved ones in Antakya – the capital of Hatay […]

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