News from Banbury Guardian
This weekend sees the 47nd running of the extreme hiking challenge the Tour de Trigs. Organised in Banbury this years event will start at the Warriner School in Bloxham where teams of three competitors will attempt to complete the 50 mile course in 24 ho
An inspection of Thames Valley Police has ranked the force as ‘good’ when it comes to public confidence. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) carried out its legitimacy and leadership inspections of TVP and has found the force to be committe
Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed. Watchdogs laid bare the scale of the issue they described as the most serious form of c
The Plough Inn, at Bodicote, walked away with a prize at Wadworth Brewery’s Best of the Best Awards. The pub run by Andre and Heidi Antonow was declared best new entrant in the Pubs in Bloom category of the awards. The awards recognise the best hospitali
Figures from an independent health charity show that patients from Banburyshire would have to travel some six times further than the average person to reach an A&E if the Horton’s unit were downgraded. The Nuffield Trust’s 2014 report shows that...
Juniper House care home in Brackley has received a letter from Buckingham Palace after sending a poem by resident Vi Whetter in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday. The letter thanks residents for their good wishes and says Her Majesty “greatly appreciat
Members of local authorities are being put under increasing pressure to inspect and reject plans that would downgrade the Horton and other NHS services in the county. The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Oxfordshire would also replace nin
Banbury Nightingales invite you to their annual Singalong Christmas Concert on Saturday, at the RVS Cornhill Centre, on Castle Street. Doors open at 2pm. Tickets cost £3,50 or two for £5, and the money raised to go to the Royal Voluntary Service. There w
Chipping Norton Town Football Club has been kitted out with Bala Fairtrade footballs and training bibs, thanks to local telecoms provider The Phone Co-op. The balls and training bibs are made by Scottish co-operative Bala, which aims to improve the lives
A group of Brownies in Banbury have been lending a helping hand in their community in a bid to support Keep Britain Tidy. Armed with litter grabbers and bin bags, the Easington Brownies joined forces with housing provider Sanctuary Housing to take part i
Residents at Banbury’s Chacombe Park care home and their families enjoyed a celebration of St Andrew’s Day, with a performance from a talented local Scottish dance troupe. Acushla Highland Dancers were accompanied by bagpipe player Richard Jasper. Scotti
A tortoise, crippled in an attack by a dog, has been given his mobility back by a Lego wheel. Vince lost his leg in an escape from his home in Hillview Crescent and neighbours, who found him minus his hind leg, took him to Vets4Pets in Banbury where he w
Castle Quay launched it’s Late Night Shopping giveaway on December 1. The first weekly prize of £250 Marks and Spencer Vouchers was won by David Brummel who was shopping with his 10-year-old daughter Amelie. Mr Brummel was selected at random from the man
Banbury Police Constable Christopher Field has been dismissed from the Force following a misconduct hearing. The officer was found to have claimed sick leave contrary to evidence that came to light between December 2015 and March last year suggesting he
New £5 notes engraved with Jane Austin worth £50,000 circulated in Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway
Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway. Tiny portraits of Jane Austen have been added to four of the new £5 notes by talented mic
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