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A 50m cordon was put in place around the area as a precaution A section of Bridge Street and the area beneath it along the Oxford canal in Banbury were both cordoned off by police on Friday afternoon after an unidentified object was pulled from the water.   Officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit were […]

We’re being asked to help stop the spread of bird flu The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is urging us to help stop the spread of bird flu. Whilst its not yet been officially recorded on any of the Trust’s reserves this year, a recent outbreak of avian flu has been confirmed in […]

Armistice Day marked in Banbury People fell silent around the Banbury FM area at 11am on Friday morning to mark Armistice Day.  In People’s Park in Banbury people gathered to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts around the world.  Banbury Sea Cadets Chaplin the Reverend Lynda Adkins led a short Service. Members […]

Thames Valley Police’s Tasking Team made an arrest on Thursday evening A number of illegal weapons have been seized from the home of a suspected Banbury drug dealer.   They were found after the 23-year-old male who lives there was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. The arrest was completed […]

A fault was reported on the high voltage network at just after 8am 1,973 properties in the OX17 postcode lost their power supply this morning (Thursday).  A fault was reported on the high voltage network at just after 8am. After around fifteen minutes power was restored for over 1,300 properties. Engineers continued to work on […]

The cash comes as a result of the cost-of-living crisis and to encourage new hosts to step forward More support money is heading to people in Oxfordshire who are hosting Ukrainian guests as part of the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.   From December 1 their monthly support payments will increase from £350 to £550. The […]

Officers say a large number of supporters from both Banbury and Chester were involved in violent disorder and pyrotechnic offences on Tuesday Thames Valley Police has begun an investigation after violent disorder and the use of pyrotechnics at Banbury United’s home game against Chester on Tuesday. Investigations are already underway following incidents at two previous […]

The opening comes as part of ongoing improvements in the park A new café in People’s Park will be open to visitors from this weekend (November 12/13). It is part of Banbury Town Council’s ongoing improvements in the park and comes after a survey in which park users asked for toilets and a café. The […]

The man has been charged with seven offences A man has been charged with a number of offences following a domestic violence incident in Banbury on Tuesday.   The attack was still ongoing as Thames Valley Police arrived at the scene. Officers discovered the man assaulting his partner.  He was immediately arrested. Following an interview whilst […]

There’s just over four weeks to get entries in The search has begun for businesses and organisations in Brackley that are showing off the most seasonal shop frontages. The Town Council has launched this year’s Christmas Window Competition with a prize on offer for the best dressed Christmas window display. People have until December 13 […]


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