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Children tucked into tasty treats to top-off the town’s celebrations of the Queen’s 70-year reign Banbury’s Big Sunday Lunch – the final event of the town’s platinum jubilee celebrations – saw more than 700 children enjoy a Market Place banquet. The forecast rain stayed away and the youngsters, accompanied by parents, tucked into magical meals […]

The village’s community came together to mark the Platinum Jubilee Villagers in Aynho have thrown themselves into a weekend of celebrations to mark The Queen’s 70-year reign. On Friday afternoon the village hall was filled with delicious cakes and sandwiches, stunning flowers, crowns, bunting and the sounds of a heartfelt rendition of the national anthem. […]

Early rain didn’t dampen the spirits on day three of the town’s celebrations It was an occasion fit for a queen. Townspeople turned out in their thousands on Saturday (June 4) to enjoy Banbury’s big Party in the Park – organised to celebrate Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee. Live music, a funfair, adventure attractions for children, […]

Officers found the boy behind the wheel in Longford Park Road A thirteen-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a car from a Banbury driveway.   The youngster was caught, with two others boys in the car, after it was spotted being driven dangerously. The vehicle was reported to the police as being stolen […]

The beacon lighting came at the end of a busy first day of the jubilee bank holiday Around 200 people gathered in Aynho to watch a beacon being lit in celebration of The Queen’s 70-year reign.   It’s the first time the village has joined in with a beacon lighting event. Aynho’s beacon was lit in […]

More than 3,000 people gathered in Spiceball Park Banbury’s platinum jubilee celebrations got off to a stunning start on Thursday night with the ceremonial lighting of the town beacon. More than 3,000 people gathered in Spiceball Park for the special occasion and Banbury was one of more than 2,000 cities, towns and villages across the […]

Vintage displays and music and a children’s ration book window trail will make Banbury Old Town a great place to visit on Saturday The independent traders in Banbury’s Old Town have pulled out all the stops to ensure the Platinum Jubilee will be something to remember in Banbury over the next few days. Barry Whitehouse […]

As the Jubilee celebrations begin we are reminded to plan ahead and think of others Celebrate with care.   That’s the advice from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ahead of the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Sam Foster, Chief Nursing Officer, said: “The NHS is very much here for people over the bank holiday weekend, but […]

Brackley set to get crafty and crown the jubilee celebrations Crown making sessions in Brackley have been given a right royal upgrade thanks to a house builder.    Young people from the town will be attending special craft workshops this Friday, for which Taylor Wimpey have donated £500 to cover the cost of resources and materials. […]

“I feel so happy that I came to Banbury, met many amazing people” The man who has done so much to help struggling individuals and families since arriving in Banbury is set to meet the future King of England.   Prabhu Natarajan has been invited to a royal reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by The Prince […]


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