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50 wreaths were placed on the cenotaph in People’s Park Banbury residents paid tribute today (November 12) to those who went to war but didn’t come home. Crowds lined the streets to be part of Remembrance Sunday and to pay their respects to the men and women who lost their lives in two world wars […]

Wreaths were laid at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month Around the area people fell silent at 11am this morning to mark Armistice Day – so named in recognition of the armistice signed between the Allies of the first World War and Germany in 1918.  This led to the end […]

The company is focusing on drive-to locations offering Velvetiser cafes and their range of chocolates Plans for a popular chocolatier to open a shop in Banbury have taken a step closer. In October we told you that Hotel Chocolat was advertising positions as Sales Advisors for a new store, which the advert said would open […]

Remembrance events will take place around the area with the annual parade in Banbury on Sunday morning Remembrance Day in Banbury this year will be a moving display of respect for those who lost their lives in two world wars and later conflicts. Townspeople will come together to remember those who went to war but […]

Multiple businesses were targeted in March and April A man, who was responsible for stealing from multiple business in Banbury town centre, has been jailed. Thirty-two year old Alex Bignell from Lowestoft Road, Beccles in Suffolk, was sentenced to twelve months in prison.   He pleaded guilty to four counts of burglary and one count of […]

Its hoped thousands of people will help create a blueprint for the town’s future What should Banbury town centre look like in years to come?   We’re being encouraged to have a say so our views are included in a blueprint for the future. Banbury Vision 2050 is a Cherwell District Council project, working with Hemingway […]

Royal Mail says a number of staff vacancies can cause problems getting the post out Complaints about the state of our local postal service led to a visit to the Banbury sorting office by Banbury’s MP last week.   Victoria Prentis was shown around the Royal Mail’s Merton Street base and discussed issues with the postal […]

The crash happened at 4.28pm on Wednesday The M40 remained closed to southbound traffic through the night and during Thursday breakfast following a serious collision, which saw a lorry cross the central reservation.   The incident on Wednesday afternoon also left the northbound carriageway with restrictions. Police reported the incident as “damage only”. The collision happened […]

Veterans and serving personnel heading from Banbury to the Cenotaph in London can travel on Saturday or Sunday Military personnel and veterans attending services of remembrance this weekend can travel to and from the events by train for free.   The offer is open to all those travelling to and from services anywhere in the country […]

Gerard Kennedy committed a stalking offence earlier this year A former Metropolitan Police officer from Kings Sutton has been jailed after being found guilty of stalking. Fifty-three year old PC Gerard Kennedy committed the offence between February and March this year.   He had been attached to Met Operations before being suspended. After receiving a report […]

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