News from Banbury Guardian
Middleton Cheney youngsters are rehearsing a Nativity play for our times -in which the evil Herod determines to prevent the Holy birth by closing down the Horton. In a thoroughly entertaining script, written by Just Kidz youth theatre group leader Kay St
A Brackley man who threatened a 67-year-old woman with a knife during a robbery has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison. Royston Woodford, aged 35, of Waynflete Avenue in Brackley, was sentenced last week at Leicester Crown Court afte
Two concerts entitled Let’s Dance raised £220 for Sands, a charity devoted to helping those who’ve suffered a stillbirth or neonatal death. They were performed at the Mill Theatre by pupils from local dance school Encore Dance & Song. Principal...
North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis is among those to throw their support behind local finalists in the Great British High Street competition. Banbury has joined Chipping Norton in the contest to find the country’s best high street and has been nominat
Horton campaigners are off to Parliament again to combine opposition to downgrading of the Banbury hospital with support for the NHS Reinstatement Bill. Keep the Horton General (KTHG) group and the GMB union in Banbury have asked all Horton supporters to
Great Horwood Scout group once again has a Beaver colony. A group of 15 made their Promise before half term and became members of the world’s largest young persons organisation. They and their families celebrated with chocolate cake and fruit juice....
People in Banbury went without this month to help those facing hunger. Money raised at Catholic aid agency CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day will go towards the rural population on the Bolivian Altiplano, like the little boy pictured above. Spokeswoman Julia Hood
Millions of Brits are leaving their windows and doors unlocked, leaving keys in the garden and relying on their dog to keep their home safe, a study has found. One in five leave their doors unlocked all or most of the time on a typical day and 48 per cen
A former Kineton High headboy has joined a fascinating Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) expedition to discover why the numbers of Bewick swans are in such rapid decline. Ben Cherry, 24, from Tysoe is part of the media and ground team for Flight of...
A commitment to finding the “best possible candidate” for the top job at Lincolnshire Police has been made by the man responsible for overseeing the force. Coun Marc Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Lincolnshire, revealed that his search fo
Students at Banbury Academy were treated to a day-long stone carving workshop with renowned stone mason Michael Disley. The session, organised by The Crown Estates and Cherwell District Council, is the fifth of its kind and follows The Crown Estate’s com
A Banbury man has taken on the unenviable task of challenging Oxford County Council (OCC) over its use of Lender Option Borrower Option loans or LOBOs. Ben Mobbs has submitted a Notice of Formal Objection to OCC formally requesting the release of its sta
Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal. Research by YouGov found that 74 per cent of UK citizens had perpetrated at least one very minor crime. Most common was
It’s almost that time - don’t get caught out. The lighter nights officially come to an end on Sunday October 30 when the clocks go back an hour, finally seeing off British Summer Time (BST). Greenwich Mean Time kicks at 2am, when the clocks go back to 1a
Pupils at The Grange Community Primary School in Banbury put away their schoolbooks in favour of trowels this week as they took part in a special ‘Trade School’ construction session. The activity is part of the school’s ‘The Big Build’ project in which y
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- 05:04 Manhunt for murderer with North Wales links into third week
- 05:04 Welsh speakers to man phonelines of major child sex abuse inquiry
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- 04:36 Father to be sentenced for murder of two-month old baby Daisy-Mae
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- 04:34 James Clapper says North Korea denuclearisation a 'lost cause'
- 04:29 Young adult offenders rethink urged by MPs
- 04:10 LETTER: Open invitation for Corbyn to visit Dewsbury
- 04:10 LETTER: Incensed at decision to shut Kirklees museum
- 04:10 LETTER: We need more than just opposition
- 04:10 PPG is bringing the colour back to the Batley and Birstall community
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- 04:10 Millions of Brits risking home security
- 04:10 30 years on, police re-examine brutal unsolved canalside murder
- 04:10 New Dewsbury sessions to help learn more about World War One
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