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Construction of village’s new homes starts

Work has started on 85 new homes in Deddington. David Wilson Homes Mercia is developing the Deddington Grange site, on The Leyes. The development will create 170 new jobs. A selection of three, four and five bedroom homes will be built with open space an

today, 17:34 in Regional West

Casualty airlifted to hospital after Cropredy collision

A two car crash near Cropredy required the services of the air ambulance after one car ended up in a hedgerow. The accident happened at about 8.15 this morning, Tuesday, after two cars collided on Oxhey Hill, causing one of the vehicles to land dangerous

today, 17:34 in Regional West

Flying visit to Banbury for famous steam engine

After a successful return to service last summer following a decade long refurbishment the world famous Flying Scotsman will return to Banbury this June. All scheduled day trips with Flying Scotsman have now sold out, Banbury residents are still in with

today, 15:25 in Regional West

New weather warning for ice and freezing fog issued by Met Office

The Met Office has this morning, Tuesday, issued a fresh yellow weather warning for ice and freezing fog tonight and tomorrow. Areas of freezing fog, some dense, are expected to form again during Tuesday evening and last into Wednesday morning. The fog w

today, 14:23 in Regional West

Should Upper Heyford be split up into two?

People living in Upper Heyford will be asked their views on whether it should be split into two new parishes. All 1,000 properties in the village will be receiving a consultation letter from Cherwell District Council, notifying people of the review. The

today, 13:54 in Regional West

French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey. A study of 500 dads with daughters under the age of 18 has revealed the

today, 13:54 in Regional West

Tesco accused of ripping off customers after toilet rolls appear to shrink

Tesco has been accused of quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls - by increasing the size of the HOLE in the middle. Keen-eyed shoppers reckon the cardboard tube in the centre has expanded by 1cm while the overall width has remained the same. The

today, 13:37 in Regional West

Head on collision near Banbury

Two vehicles collided head on along the road between Swalcliffe and Sibford Ferris, last Friday morning. At about 8.51 am a car and a pick-up lorry were involved in an accident along the rural road between the two villages requiring crews from Oxfordshir

today, 13:16 in Regional West

Cats Protection joins forces with vets on cat neutering scheme

Nine veterinary practices in and around Banbury have joined forces with Cherwell Cats Protection to offer a £5 neutering scheme in February. Cat owners can have their pets spayed or snipped at participating veterinary clinics with the remainder of the co

today, 12:03 in Regional West

Man from Duns Tew joins international medical charity to help fleeing refugees

A man from Duns Tew swapped building homes for the wealthy to helping those less fortunate when he joined Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean. Edward Taylor was stationed as a logistician on board the MV Aquarius, a searc

today, 11:09 in Regional West

Eastend hard man to visit Banbury

A Banbury night club will welcome one of TV’s most recognisable tough guys this weekend during a meet and greet session. Steve McFadden, who plays the perpetually angry and always scowling Phil Mitchell on BBC’s Eastenders will be appearing at MooMoo Clu

today, 10:56 in Regional West

First Horton downgrade meeting moved to St Mary’s on Thursday after outcry

Hospital campaigners have severely criticised organisation of public meetings to be held so residents can give views on downgrading of the Horton and other local health services. Banbury’s first public meeting takes place tonight (Thursday) from 7pm - 9p

today, 10:19 in Regional West

Hook Norton Primary School grows to meet demands

Hook Norton Primary School has increased its classroom space enabling it to increase pupil numbers and ‘future proof’ itself for a growing community. The new additions have been added to all areas of the school’s existing building and will increase pupil

yesterday, 18:51 in Regional West

Expansion plans for Banbury’s Castle Quay ready to go

Plans for a £35 million expansion of Banbury’s Castle Quay shopping centre will be submitted to Cherwell District Council by the end of the month, marking the final stages of a development plan that has taken four years. The ambitious plans for what is b

yesterday, 14:34 in Regional West

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found. Around two-thirds of employees, and managers, said that formal reviews were time-consuming and outdated, in a survey by software firm Adobe - who themselves have ab

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional West

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