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Meeting on Bloxham nursery building is expected to be packed

Scores, possibly hundreds, of Bloxham residents are expected to attend this evening’s (Thursday) Annual Parish Meeting where a controversial planning application for a plant nursery worker’s home will be discussed. The meeting takes place at the...

yesterday, 17:08 in Regional West
 

Oxfordshire County Council retains ‘good’ Ofsted rating for children’s services

In an Ofsted inspection released today Oxfordshire County Council’s children’s services has received an overall ‘good’ rating. Despite the increase in cases of children at risk of neglect and abuse, this is the third time running the county council...

yesterday, 16:37 in Regional West
 

Northamptonshire governance crisis ends Cherwell council partnership

The crisis over cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council has led to the end of the ‘successful partnership’ between Cherwell district and South Northamptonshire councils. The local government review in Northamptonshire has required the leader and...

yesterday, 16:37 in Regional West
 

Knightcote murder trial: Jury to decide whether Warwickshire pilot is guilty of murder or man slaughter of...

A jury will soon decide whether Warwickshire airline pilot Andrew McIntosh murdered his estranged wife Patricia or whether he is guilty of her manslaughter due to him having diminished responsibility at the time. McIntosh, 54, has told police how he...

yesterday, 16:33 in Regional West
 

Banbury’s Horsefair undergoing face-lift

Yesterday Cherwell District Council began the first phase of work at Horsefair to replace the 12 large trees between Banbury Cross and St Mary’s Church. Later this year, the second phase of work will then take place to level the paving slabs which...

yesterday, 15:33 in Regional West
 

Line-up announced for Shenfest 2018

The Shenington and Alkerton Music and Literature Festival has released details of this year’s programme. The three-day festival will take place on June 8 , 9 and 10 at various locations within both villages. Shenington Church will kick things off with...

yesterday, 13:51 in Regional West
 

In Pictures: Hundreds enjoy Brailes’ sunny hills walk

Around £6,000 was raised as more than 1,300 walkers enjoyed the Bank Holiday Monday sun crossing the hills around Brailes. Even more people came for the annual Three Hills Walk than last year, taking in the rolling countryside of south Warwickshire...

yesterday, 12:30 in Regional West
 

Developer cash pays for A422 resurfacing of potholed road

Developer cash from a new housing estate called Banbury Rise has paid for the resurfacing of the potholed road outside North Oxfordshire Academy. The 200-metre stretch of the A422 was repaired over two nights, necessitating the road’s closure. The...

Monday, 17:58 in Regional West
 

Appeal to find man with Shipston links over failing to appear at court

A man with links to Shipston is being sought by police after failing to appear at court twice over driving charges. Kelvin Taylor did not show up at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court on September 13, 2017, and February 6, 2018. The 45-year-old man was...

Monday, 17:03 in Regional West
 

Banbury kids called on to get creative and Colour the Coach

National Express is calling on children from Banbury get creative and design a summer poster promoting the town to take pride of place on the side of a coach. It is part of the coach operator’s national Colour the Coach competition which challenges...

Monday, 16:49 in Regional West
 

Clifton stroke survivor criticises hospital for lack of therapy

A stroke survivor from Clifton is backing a charity's call for better rehabilitation therapy after she felt 'lost in her own body' having not received any support for nine months. Jo Cross was not given any therapy from the John Radcliffe Hospital...

Monday, 11:08 in Regional West
 

Banbury campaign expert warns of visa ‘perfect storm’

A senior member of Banbury’s hospital campaign group has written to the new Home Secretary over immigration rules that are endangering local services. Dr Peter Fisher of Keep the Horton General has sent Sajid Javid a paper, written by his professional...

Monday, 09:34 in Regional West
 

Brackley Town lift FA Trophy after dramatic penalty shootout

Brackley Town are the Buildbase FA Trophy winners following a dramatic final at Wembley. Substitute Andy Brown slotted home the crucial spot-kick as Saints beat Bromley 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out to win Sunday’s final, one in which they trailed for...

Sunday, 20:26 in Regional West
 

LIVE: Brackley Town face Bromley at Wembley in FA Trophy final

Brackley Town take on Bromley at Wembley in the FA Trophy final this afternoon, with the whole town behind them. More than 5,000 supporters have travelled to the home of English football hoping to see Brackley lift the cup.

Sunday, 16:56 in Regional West
 

Look back with Little: Show gave a boost to the reputation of Banbury

The year 1937 must surely be remembered because of the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The occasion inspired the people of Banbury to transform the town into ‘a place of colour, of merriment, of coronation laughter and coronation...

Saturday, 09:12 in Regional West
 
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