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Town Council show support for World Kidney Day Yellow floodlights will illuminate Banbury Town Hall tonight to show support for World Kidney Day. Chronic kidney disease affects one in ten adults and impacts severely on their lives by reducing their ability to take part in everyday activities including work, travel and social events. This year […]

Market organisers have pulled the plug as strong winds continue in North Oxfordshire The threat of continuing high winds in North Oxfordshire has forced the organisers of Banbury Market to pull the plug on Thursday’s market (March 11).   They say the safety of traders and customers has to be their priority. A statement says: “We’re […]

Dismissal and re-engagement only a possibility “if the current collective and individual consultations are exhausted” Jacobs Douwe Egberts have clarified the current position in relation to the contractual changes they are proposing to make for some staff at their Banbury coffee factory.   They refute the Unite Union’s claim that they have issued notices of dismissal […]

The county is aiming to be smoke free by 2025 Today is No Smoking Day and Oxfordshire smokers are being encouraged to go smoke free.   Around 12 per cent of Oxfordshire’s population are smokers – around 65,455 people. Oxfordshire County Council is supporting Action on Smoking and Public Health England’s No Smoking Day, to help […]

Banbury man arrested following Tuesday lunchtime incident Thames Valley Police are seeking witnesses after one of their officers was assaulted.   The incident happened in the Bretch Hill area yesterday lunchtime (Tuesday). A 51 year old male from Banbury was arrested following the assault, which happened in Arundel Place at around 1.45pm. Anyone who saw the […]

Two of the stolen vehicles were abandoned when they ran out of fuel Four pick-up trucks have been stolen from a Banbury garage.    The Mitsubishi L200s were taken from Mitsubishi Banbury at Bristol Street Motors on the Southam Road. Two of the vehicles were subsequently recovered near Middleton Cheney after they ran out of fuel.   […]

Plans for “fire and rehire” agreements could lead to industrial action at the coffee factory The Unite union has slammed as “immoral” plans by Jacobs Douwe Egberts to issue notices of dismissal and engagement at their Banbury site.  The union says the plans for so called “fire and rehire” agreements could lead to industrial action […]

“This new dedicated space will ensure children are able to be cared for in a secure and calm area” A brand new space to look after young people needing emergency care has opened at the Horton General Hospital.   The new Children’s Emergency area has four cubicle spaces, alongside a dedicated waiting room, all created specifically […]

People urged not to silently struggle alone during the pandemic People who have Type 2 Diabetes are being reminded tools are available to help them change their lifestyle and manage the condition. The GO Active Get Healthy programme has been running in north Oxfordshire for the last four years and is managed by Cherwell District […]

Boys aged 14, 16 and 17 given community resolution disposals Three teenage boys from Banbury have been given community resolution disposals after breaching COVID rules and travelling to Middleton Cheney where they damaged play equipment.   South Northamptonshire Police’s Neighbourhood Policing Team issued the orders after the boys admitted lighting a fire at the Astrop Road […]


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