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A4260 Oxford Road closed after 'major' accident near Adderbury

A 'major' accident has closed the A4260 Oxford Road near Adderbury this evening (Thursday, March 21). Reports suggest the air ambulance is at the scene of the crash near Berry Hill Road to the south of the village. The road closure is causing long...

yesterday, 17:20 in Regional West

Three arrested after ‘men fighting with metal bars’ in Banbury supermarket

Three men were arrested after reports of males fighting with metal bars at a Banbury supermarket today (Thursday, March 21). Police were called to Morrison’s on Swan Close Road at 11.30am and took three men into custody. Any witnesses should call 101...

yesterday, 14:23 in Regional West

VIDEO: Two very special guests visit Bloxham care home

Two VIPs, very important penguins, were the guests of honour at Godswell Park Care Home today. Humboldt penguins Pringle, aged 6, and Two Spots, aged 21, spent the morning at the care home, casually waddling about the place meeting with residents and...

yesterday, 13:06 in Regional West

Drink-driving taxi driver jailed for causing serious injuries in overtake crash near Aynho

A drink-driving taxi driver has been jailed for causing serious injuries to himself and two others in a crash where he tried to overtake another car near Aynho. Kabir Hafiz pleaded guilty to two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving...

yesterday, 11:56 in Regional West

Pools at Spiceball Leisure Centre to close for refurbishment

Cherwell District Council confirm the closure of the swimming pools at Spiceball Leisure Centre for remedial and refurbishment works. As part of a planned programme of renovation work, the swimming pools at Spiceball Leisure Centre will close at the...

yesterday, 09:56 in Regional West

Commissioners say troubled Northamptonshire County Council is improving

The two commissioners in charge of turning round the fortunes of Northamptonshire County Council have told central government that the council is now ‘operating more effectively’. In a letter sent to the Secretary of State in February, but only...

yesterday, 09:56 in Regional West

Get crafty at Castle Quay for Mothers Day

On Saturday, March 30, Castle Quay will be hosting a free arts and crafts event for children and families to attend. Banbury’s little shoppers will be able to get crafty, creating personalised Mother’s Day gifts with Castle Quay’s free arts and crafts...

Wednesday, 16:35 in Regional West

Apology as incorrect council tax bills sent out in south Northamptonshire

Residents of south Northamptonshire will be receiving replacement council tax bills in the next week or so after the originals were issued with incorrect figures. Last week around 36,000 bills landed on doormats around the district, but due to human...

Wednesday, 15:46 in Regional West

Swalcliffe’s new play park ‘reverses trend’

Swalcliffe village now has its first public picnic and play space thanks to Swalcliffe Park School and a group of determined residents. The new woodland play and picnic area was opened last week, by the chair of Swalcliffe Parish Council, Neil...

Wednesday, 14:48 in Regional West

Could a new social network provide a cash boost for Banbury schools?

Despite budget cuts Banbury schools are performing well when compared to regional and national averages for educational standards at GCSE level but could be more efficient according to a private social network. Schools within Banbury have achieved 46...

Wednesday, 14:30 in Regional West

WIN tickets to Downton Abbey concert with Mr Carson at Highclere Castle

Would you like the chance to enjoy a magnificent open-air concert to celebrate the iconic TV series Downton Abbey? The event, which takes place at Highclere Castle – the 5,000 acre estate where Downton was filmed – will be compered by none other than...

Wednesday, 13:51 in Regional West

Hooky brewery form unlikely partnership with OU

Hook Norton Brewery have teamed up with the Open University to help produce the beer element of their new online course, The Science of Alcohol. The Science of Alcohol is a free course, available on their “OpenLearn” platform, that covers such key...

Wednesday, 13:34 in Regional West

Panto returns to Banbury

For those who thought panto season was over, Avocet Theatre Company has a message: “Oh no it isn’t!” Banbury’s pantomime specialists return next week with their unique and comedic take on Snow White. After impressing audiences with a multitude of...

Wednesday, 11:44 in Regional West

World’s best cyclists coming to Oxfordshire for Women’s Tour 2019

The world’s best cyclists will be whizzing through Oxfordshire later this year for the first time, it was announced yesterday (Wednesday). The OVO Energy Women’s Tour 2019 will be making its way through the county, including west Oxfordshire, on...

Wednesday, 10:07 in Regional West

Another house builder launches community project fund

Housebuilders Barratt Homes has launched a community fund in Oxfordshire to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes. The Barratt Homes Community Fund will donate £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation in...

Tuesday, 17:25 in Regional West

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