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The early bird discount has also been axed The cost of having your garden waste collected by Cherwell District Council is set to rise by £6 next year.   The 14% increase was approved by the Council’s Executive Committee on Monday evening. Councillors also agreed to remove the early bird discount which gave people the chance […]

An extra £4.5m is being set aside to cover costs with money from the sale of the existing site also being used Cherwell District Council’s proposed move out of its Bodicote House offices and into Castle Quay in Banbury has taken a step closer. Last night members of the Council’s Executive Committee agreed to push […]

They had reached Alma Road when the incident occurred A man and woman were followed out of Banbury town centre by a group of men who attempted to take the man’s mobile phone. During the incident, which happened at around 9pm on Tuesday October 10, threats were also made. The man and woman had been […]

Up to £500 is available to charities and other groups offering a warming welcome A warm spaces scheme that kept people cosy last year while helping them save on home heating costs will operate again this winter – and Banbury Town Council is offering grants to help fund the popular initiative. Warm spaces are drop-in […]

Products seized at their Mold Crescent home had a street value of £20,000 A Banbury couple had over 44,000 illicit cigarettes and 24.5 kilograms of hand-rolling tobacco stashed within the lounge, master bedroom and loft of their property when raided by Trading Standards and the Police. The illegal activities of forty-two year old Krzysztof Bugno […]

They will highlight local support for the ‘Purple for Polio’ campaign A plush carpet of purple petals will greet visitors to People’s Park next spring when thousands of crocus bulbs burst into flower. More than 16,000 crocus corms were planted in the park this week as preparations for the eye-catching display got underway. Banbury Rotary […]

The best way to safely enjoy the evening is to go to a professionally organised public event Ahead of a big weekend for firework lovers, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue is reminding us of the ways to enjoy the occasion and stay safe. They say this is best achieved by attending a professionally organised public event. […]

Its hoped to create a “Friends of St Mary’s” group to help secure the future of the building St Mary’s Church in Banbury is calling on its friends to help secure the future of the iconic Grade 1 listed building as it faces costs of around £1million to fix the roof. Every time it rains […]

Our area looks set to avoid the worst of the weather Storm Ciaran is currently crossing the UK and whilst our area is avoiding the worst of the strong winds, we are still set for some powerful gusts and heavy rain over the next few hours. Wind speeds of up 43 miles per hour are […]

A female actor was assaulted and a prop broken by youths, spoiling an otherwise brilliant atmosphere Whilst a large number of people thoroughly enjoyed a Banbury Halloween fundraiser, the actions of a small group of youths have left a sour taste for those involved in setting up and running the attraction. The team behind the […]

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