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Dedicated Bloxham nurse wins award for her commitment

A ward matron from Bloxham has been named mental health nurse of the year. Nokuthula Ndimande, who works on a mental health ward, was given the award by the British Journal of Nursing. Nokuthula received the award as she marked 30 years as a nurse dedica

yesterday, 16:50 in Regional West
 

BREAKING LIVE: Firearms incident on Westminster Bridge - House of Commons locked down

Scotland Yard says it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured this afternoon, Wednesday March 22. Commons Leader David Lidington has told MPs a “police officer has been stabbed” and the “alleged assa

yesterday, 15:35 in Regional West
 

Banbury’s Space Studio to hold open day

Banbury’s Space Studio will be hosting an open afternoon/evening on March 30 to showcase the facility. The school is inviting both GCSE and A level students, parents and local businesses to attend the event which will focus on the schools ability to deli

yesterday, 14:00 in Regional West
 

Championship boxing comes to Spiceball this Saturday

Spiceball Leisure centre will be the place to be Saturday night as some of the brightest prospects in boxing enter the ring. Banbury’s Spit ‘n’ Sawdust gym will be hosting their annual amateur boxing show featuring home grown fighters representing both S

yesterday, 13:01 in Regional West
 

Chippy bingo player ‘shocked’ over £25k win

A Chipping Norton lady who has been playing bingo for 34 years has won around £25,000 in the national game. Diana Marlow, 52, attends the Gala Bingo, in Banbury, every Sunday and has been playing the game since the age of 18. Mrs Marlow comes from a fami

Tuesday, 17:38 in Regional West
 

Startled dog walker finds snake in the grass in Banbury

An eight-foot boa constrictor was found in a field in Banbury last weekend. The RSPCA was call out on Saturday by a member of public who had spotted the giant snake near a housing estate while out walking his dog. The snake is 8ft 6inch long and weighs 1

Tuesday, 17:18 in Regional West
 

Thames Valley Police’s eBay page sells confiscated items - including drills and toothbrushes

A range of items can be bought in auction on the Thames Valley Police eBay page - from drill bits to toothbrushes. The force is selling off the items, which have either been found, confiscated or seized during investigations, to raise cash for charity. T

Tuesday, 17:06 in Regional West
 

Big names coming to Banbury as part of Castle Quay expansion

Lidl, Nandos and Zizzi are among the names that have been confirmed as coming to Banbury as part of the Castle Quay Shopping Centre expansion. The developer behind the £35m investment into Castle Quay 2 (CQ2), Hawkstone Properties, has revealed most of t

Tuesday, 17:06 in Regional West
 

Hearing the call for new bell ringers

The centuries old tradition of bell ringing is under threat from a lack of new people taking it up. Richard Solesbury-Timms, joint tower captain of All Saints Middleton Cheney, is on a quest to attract new recruits. Richard has bell ringing in his blood

Tuesday, 16:19 in Regional West
 

New chief executive for district councils

A new joint chief executive has been appointed to Cherwell District and South Northants Councils. Yvonne Rees will take over the job from Sue Smith in the summer. Mrs Rees will be leaving her role as chief executive of Mole Valley District Council and st

Tuesday, 11:24 in Regional West
 

Bishop of Oxford comes to Banbury

The new Bishop of Oxford will be visiting Banbury tomorrow, Wednesday. The Rt Rev Dr Steven Croft is on a tour of the diocese, which covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The three counties are divided into 29 ‘deaneries’ or groups of parish

Tuesday, 10:35 in Regional West
 

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research. The study shows major brands are at fault with Galaxy Ultimate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate, for instance, saltier than seawater!

Tuesday, 10:30 in Regional West
 

WATCH: Radio controlled cars tow full size Toyota Hilux in Bicester

These powerful remote controlled cars have shown that size does not always matter by pulling along a huge 4x4 off-road pickup truck in a PR stunt in Bicester. The radio controlled Tamiya cars are renowned amongst enthusiasts for their power and in this v

Tuesday, 10:21 in Regional West
 

Rate discount is given green light

An incentive scheme to encourage new and expanding businesses to move into vacant town centre properties has been given the green light. On Monday, March 6, Cherwell District Council’s executive approved a report outlining proposals to award business rat

Tuesday, 10:02 in Regional West
 

Inspiring approach to maths all adds up

Harriers Banbury Academy has been appointed as an Inspire Maths Advocate School as a result of the quality of its teaching in the subject this year. The primary school in Bloxham Road has adopted the Inspire Maths teaching practices first used in educati

Monday, 19:45 in Regional West
 
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