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Tooley’s refloat Hardy following accident

Narrowboat Hardy has been risen from its watery grave for the second time in two months. Tooleys Boatyard, the oldest continually working dry dock on the inland waterways, rescued the 78-year-old, 70 feet long wooden barge in June from just outside...

yesterday, 16:01 in Regional West

Banbury Hobby Craft sets the bar

Banbury residents queued up from 8am last Saturday to be the first to shop in the new Hobbycraft store in the Banbury Cross retail park. The turn out for the grand opening of the Banbury Hobbycraft was so good that it generated the most sales the...

yesterday, 15:20 in Regional West

Family tributes to Kempston woman who died in road traffic collision

The family of a woman killed in a collision in Kempston last week (Thursday, August 16) have paid tribute to her. Ida Saralli, 73, from Kempston, died after being involved in a collision with a car in Bedford Road. Her family said: “Ida was a greatly...

yesterday, 15:20 in Regional West

Chipping Norton councillor champions free health checks ‘which saved husband’s life’

A Chipping Norton councillor has a very personal reason for championing free health checks as she is adamant her husband’s life was saved by one. Cllr Hilary Hibbert-Biles, the cabinet member for public health and education at Oxfordshire County...

yesterday, 15:20 in Regional West

In pictures: Hundreds raised at Brackley Sausage and Cider Festival

In pictures: Thousands raised at Brackley Sausage and Cider Festival More than £2,000 was raised for Brackley Rugby Club as it hosted the seventh annual Sausage and Cider Festival on Saturday. Around 1,100 people headed to the club to enjoy the 40...

yesterday, 10:09 in Regional West

Approval recommended for controversial Adderbury sports centre plan

A controversial plan to change the use of a field in Adderbury so a new sports centre can be built are recommended for approval. Adderbury Parish Council wants to change the use of the land off Milton Road from agricultural to sport and recreational...

yesterday, 07:36 in Regional West

Former Thames Valley Police officer found guilty of misconduct after sending personal messages to student...

A former Thames Valley Police officer has been found guilty of gross misconduct after sending inappropriate messages to a student during a previous teaching role. PC Piotr Chmurzynski, an officer in training, started his employment with the force on...

Monday, 17:02 in Regional West

‘Poorly discarded cigarette’ causes garden fire in Hook Norton

A ‘poorly discarded cigarette’ caused a fire which partially destroyed a fence and damaged the side of a house in Hook Norton on Saturday (August 18). Firefighters from Hook Norton and Banbury, and a specialist unit from Eynsham, were sent at around...

Monday, 16:28 in Regional West

Banbury kids revel in Lego day

Banbury’s Castle Quay shopping centre held its fourth Duck Tales workshop with a day of Lego building. Linking in with the book ‘LEGO NINGAGO Ninja in Action’, children of all ages came to play with a variety of LEGO pieces to create their very own...

Monday, 15:04 in Regional West

New Banbury care home manager looking forward to challenge

A Banbury care home’s new manager says she is ‘looking forward to putting smiles on residents’ faces’ as she re-joined the parent company. Former Horton General Hospital nurse Julia Joy has been appointed by Highmarket House to be responsible for the...

Monday, 11:55 in Regional West

Northants County Council spent on luxuries as crisis was looming

Northamptonshire County Council spent huge sums on corporate hospitality, string quartets and lavish events as it was heading towards its financial crisis. During 2015 when the state of the finances was becoming increasingly serious, the authority...

Monday, 11:55 in Regional West

Northamptonshire unitary council plan ‘may not save money’

Northamptonshire councils have revealed a bid to central government for two unitary authorities but the authorities say the new system may not save money. Details were released on Friday (August 17) about the plan to reorganise local governance in...

Monday, 11:02 in Regional West

Oxfordshire ‘not going same way as Northants council’, says leader

People in Oxfordshire can rest assured the county council is not going to crumble like our Northamptonshire neighbours, according to the county council leader. Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth is confident his authority is in a strong...

Sunday, 08:27 in Regional West

Nominate Banbury women whose war effort deserves recognition

Nominations are being sought for Banbury women whose contribution to the First World War deserves to be remembered. Magenta Self Storage is looking for women whose stories may have been lost to history with the most inspiring to be celebrated on an...

Saturday, 13:10 in Regional West

Arrest made following Banbury indecent exposure

A man has been arrested in connection with a series of indecent exposure offences in Banbury. Following two incidents reported to Thames Valley Police this week where two women were subjected to indecent exposures in Addison Road and Oxford Road,...

Friday, 16:13 in Regional West

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