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Volunteers and those working within the Oxford University Hospitals Trust thanked On the NHS’ 73rd birthday, Oxford University Hospitals Trust has publicly thanked and recognised the difference the many volunteers make for staff and patients in their hospitals, including the Horton General. After Volunteers’ Week in June a socially distanced outside gathering took place at […]

Hundreds of people set to head to Broughton Castle for the popular cycling event this weekend This weekend seasoned cyclists and family fun-riders will make their way to Broughton Castle for the return of the Broughton Castle Sportive.   The annual cycling event couldn’t happen last year due to the pandemic, but its return for 2021 […]

Networking meeting, with Lock 29 update planned for July 21 Members of the Banbury Chamber of Commerce are set to meet in person for the first time in over a year.   The Lock 29 team at Castle Quay will be hosting a networking meeting for Chamber members on July 21. Banbury’s Chamber of Commerce sits […]

Individual taken to hospital after early morning motorway incident Emergency services were called to an accident on the M40 just to the north of Banbury early this morning.   The collision involved a car driving into the back of a lorry at around 5am. Police suspect the accident is one of a number that may have […]

The ancestral home of George Washington is set to reopen for the first time this year Sulgrave Manor will be back open to visitors for the first time this year, from this Sunday. To celebrate they are holding a Family Fun Day and Grand Opening. Sunday – July the 4th – just happens to be […]

Warning from public health chief as COVID cases at levels not seen since winter We’re being urged to take extra care and accept the offer of first and second vaccinations as COVID cases in Oxfordshire reach levels not seen since the winter. Across the county cases have risen from 21.1 per 100,000 people in late […]

Route will follow the canal towpath between Oxford and Banbury The Chair of Oxfordshire County Council is set to lace up his walking boots and set off on a hike Oxford to Banbury – all in aid of charity. Councillor John Howson plans to walk the 26 miles from the city to our town in […]

Brackley bar’s bid to serve until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays receives objections By Sol Buckner, Local Democracy Reporter An application to allow a bar in Brackley to serve alcohol until 1am and play music until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays has received objections. The application was made to vary a premises licence for TGR […]

Disabled-friendly upgrade for up-to-12 year olds opened Children on Banbury’s Timms Estate are enjoying an improved playground after an £80,000 makeover that included the installation of top-of-the-range play equipment and safe soft surfacing. The updated playground – with the improvements financed by Banbury Town Council – was opened on Tuesday by Easington councillor John Colegrave. […]

A town or country trek and a chance to remember a loved one at Katharine House on the way A choice of two different routes and a chance to visit the focus of fund-raising efforts form part of the return of the Katharine House Hospice’s Not The Midnight Walk this year. The popular fund raiser […]


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