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Behind the scenes at Banbury’s Citizens Advice as Christmas looms

Behind an unassuming door, hidden in plain sight, is a charity that is a one-stop shop for solutions to a multitude of socio-economic problems. Founded in 1939 Citizens Advice (CA) consists of a network of 316 independent charities that offer free and...

today, 10:10 in Regional West

Special school plan is given the go-ahead

Controversial plans to turn a former dairy room and creamery into a special needs school in Algarkirk have been passed, despite concerns over road safety and the effect on neighbouring properties. The Chelsea Group of Children is set to build the new...

today, 09:52 in Regional West

'Serious' crash near Shipston causes closures on main road

A 'serious' crash has forced police to close the A3400 in two places this evening (Friday, October 19). The main road is shut between Shoulderway Lane in Shipston and the Burmington junction - with police saying it is likely to remain closed for the...

yesterday, 17:04 in Regional West

Five of the best to do this week in Banburyshire

Whether it is theatre or music this week has a bit if everything to offer. 1 THEATRE Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Wykham Theatre, Wykham Park Academy, Ruskin Road, Banbury, October 23 to 27 Banbury Operatic Society steps into the high-camp world of...

yesterday, 17:04 in Regional West

Banbury primary school celebrates going from special measures to 'outstanding' in every area

Everyone involved with a Banbury primary school is bursting with pride after going from special measures to 'outstanding' in all areas after its latest Ofsted inspection. Staff, pupils and parents from William Morris Primary School celebrated the...

yesterday, 16:33 in Regional West

Warning given over Horton therapy gym move

Relocation of the Horton’s inpatient gym to a smaller space will lead to bed blocking and ‘inappropriate discharge’ of patients. This is the claim of expert sources after Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) announced it was moving a new hospital-at-home...

yesterday, 12:03 in Regional West

Final consent needed for A422 bridge repair granted with work starting next month

The final consent needed for repairs to the bridge on the A422 near Farthinghoe has been granted but work cannot start until next month. The Environment Agency ‘finally’ approved the scheme on Wednesday (October 17) but conditions mean the plans have...

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional West

The Brackley Big Band making a splash

An eclectic group of Brackley musicians are single-handedly introducing a new generation to the sounds of a bygone era. The Great Central Big Band consists of 23 people which includes everything from trombonists and trumpeters to vocalists and...

yesterday, 10:56 in Regional West

Ex-Chipping Norton police worker convicted of making indecent images of children

An ex-police worker formerly from Chipping Norton who invited offenders to watch him abuse his fictional nephew was found guilty of making indecent images of children yesterday (Thursday, October 18). David Gunn was arrested by National Crime Agency...

yesterday, 09:53 in Regional West

Homes on Bodicote Flyover Farm Shop land recommended for approval

Plans to build up to 46 homes on Bodicote Flyover Farm Shop and the surrounding land are recommended for approval despite concerns about the village becoming part of Banbury. Developers want to develop part of the land at Tappers Farm on White Post...

Thursday, 16:58 in Regional West

Silverware stolen after burglars break into Bodicote home

Burglars broke into a home in Bodicote and stole items of silverware, according to police who are appealing for witnesses. The property on Oxford Road was burgled at some time between 5.30pm on Saturday (October 13) and 6pm the following day. The...

Thursday, 15:44 in Regional West

Court recovers thousands from Brackley man who sold fake gig and festival tickets

The courts have recovered almost £15,000 from a convicted Brackley fraudster jailed last year following an investigation by Northamptonshire Police. Nathaniel Gamble, formerly of Westminster Crescent, Brackley, was jailed for five-and-a-half years in...

Thursday, 15:44 in Regional West

Man hurt after ‘altercation with group of youths’ at Banbury fair

A man was injured after being pushed in an altercation with a group of youths at the fair in Banbury last night (Wednesday, October 17), police said. The man suffered a superficial head injury after hitting a catering van following the altercation. No...

Thursday, 15:36 in Regional West

Car involved in collision five days before fatal M40 wrong-way crash

The car which towed a caravan the wrong direction down the M40 in Oxfordshire resulting in a fatal crash was involved in a collision five days earlier. Thames Valley Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct...

Thursday, 10:10 in Regional West

£20k new bins to help with litter concerns

Bins in the centre of Boston are being replaced as part of a £22,000 scheme. New Boston Town Area Committee branded bins are being installed in the town as they have specially-designed features to tackle cigarette litter. The move has come about after...

Thursday, 08:43 in Regional West

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