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Developers will be present at meeting to answer questions about their proposals Villagers in Kings Sutton will get to learn more about plans by developers to build on a farm field outside the current village confines at a public exhibition today.   Rectory Homes have told the Parish Council they want to submit an outline planning […]

Occupants of property on Bloxham Vale arrested on suspicion of drugs supply Distraction techniques were used by police officers as they gained entry to a property to make three drugs related arrests.   The drugs bust took place yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) at a property in the new Bloxham Vale estate off the Bloxham Road in Banbury. […]

Banbury will be buzzing on Saturday with plenty to keep visitors entertained This Saturday is Garden Party day in Banbury and everyone is invited.   Balloon artists, face painting, prizes, drinks and cakes are all included in the event which will celebrate the launch of the town’s new tourism website Experience Banbury. Between 10am and 4pm […]

Boys scooter was stolen during the assault A 6-year-old boy who had been playing on the skate ramp in Princess Diana Park has suffered an assault with a group of other children kicking and strangling him.   During the incident the boy’s scooter was stolen. The assault and theft happened at around 6pm last Thursday (August […]

Woman detained under the Mental Health Act Train services through Banbury suffered delays on Tuesday morning after reports of a trespasser on the track. British Transport Police were called to Banbury station at 8.05am following concerns for the welfare of a woman. Officers attended and the woman was taken to a place of safety before […]

Investigations into the cause of the fire will continue today Thames Valley Police have confirmed that an elderly man lost his life in a house fire in Banbury’s East Street on Sunday. Fire crews from three stations were called yesterday to the well-developed fire with reports a person was trapped inside.   Multiple calls were made […]

A red Ford skidded into the path of another car A witness appeal has been launched after a woman lost her life in a traffic collision on the A361.   The accident happened near Williamscot on Monday last week (August 9). The victim was a woman in her forties.   At around 8.30pm she was driving a […]

“The residents of north Oxfordshire are generous and hospitable and it has come as no surprise to us that local people are already making offers of assistance” Cherwell District Council has issued a statement to say the council is ready and willing to join partners across the county and the rest of the nation to […]

Banbury Cricket Club win the final at White Post Road by 52 runs Another trophy was added to the cabinet at Banbury Cricket Club last night after the club’s Under 13s won the final of the Gauntlet Goblet Super 8s. Banbury’s youngsters faced Charlbury Under 13s in the competition’s final at White Post Road and […]

Volunteer female ride leaders are encouraging more women to take to two wheels Women in North Oxfordshire are being helped to get into cycling thanks to the creation of free, female-only bike rides in the Cherwell district. As part of Cherwell District Council’s new partnership with British Cycling, new breeze ride leaders have been trained […]


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