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Look Back with Little: Special birthday for our history champions

In the autumn of 1957 the well-known and much respected local historian Dr ERC (Ted) Brinkworth gave a series of talks under the heading ‘New Light on Old Banbury’ run as a university extra-mural class. These lectures generated a lot of interest in...

31 min. ago in Regional West
 

Lack of parish support for two-council model for Northants

Plans to replace eight councils in Northants with two unitary authorities has met with opposition from some parish councils. An inspector’s report into the financial woes at Northants County Council found the problems faced by the authority were ‘so...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional West
 

Hundreds of Deddington residents banned from surgery dispensary

More than 2,000 residents of Deddington are to be denied the right to collect their prescriptions from the village surgery. Instead they will have to go to a new pharmacy opened up across the village in Hudson Street. Patients were not consulted about...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional West
 

Two trapped people taken to hospital after crash near Shipston

Two people were taken to a major trauma centre after a crash involving two cars near Shipston that left one driver trapped for over an hour. Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were sent to the A3400 between Shipston and Tredington at...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional West
 

‘Proud’ long-serving head teacher bids farewell to Chipping Norton School

West Oxfordshire’s longest-serving head teacher is stepping down after 12 and a half years at the helm of Chipping Norton School today (Friday, July 20). Simon Duffy has seen the school through plenty of highs and a few lows but leaves filled with...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional West
 

Signed Mercedes F1 poster up for silent auction at Banbury building society

A rare diagram of a Mercedes Formula One car signed by Lewis Hamilton and others is being auctioned at a building society in Banbury in aid of Samaritans. Leeds Building Society on High Street is accepting bids for the poster, which is also signed by...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional West
 

Approval for ambitious plan to turn iconic Banbury building into hotel

Ambitious plans to turn an iconic but derelict large building in Banbury into a ‘destination hotel’ were unanimously supported by councillors yesterday (Thursday, July 19). The proposed extension of the old SAPA Profiles building on Southam Road and...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional West
 

Major upgrade for Chipping Norton Leisure Centre after council investment

Chipping Norton Leisure Centre is set for a major upgrade after councillors gave the green light to invest £100,000 in the project. An artificial turf pitch will replace the existing Tarmac multi-use games area at the centre, based at Chipping Norton...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional West
 

Housing developers working to move on travellers at Longford Park

A group of travellers pitched up on land at the entrance to Longford Park in Bodicote with the housing developers working with the council to move them on. Five caravans and associated cars have been parked on the patch of grass off Longford Park Road...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional West
 

Bloxham Primary School pupils win gold at county games

A Bloxham Primary School teacher said she was proud of her pupils after dozens of them competed at a county sports contest, with one team winning gold. Along with 250 others, the school took a number of teams to the Oxfordshire School Games finals in...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional West
 

Job support for veterans backed by Cherwell councillors

‘A hand up not a hand out’ for veterans applying for jobs at Cherwell District Council will be looking into after being given unanimous support from councillors. Councillors gave their full support for the scheme, which would guarantee an interview...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional West
 

Katharine House Hospice faces staff funding crisis

Banburyshire’s hospice is facing a £250,000 shortfall over the next three years because of new government rules on NHS pay. Katharine House chief executive Angharad Orchard has written to the six MPs whose residents use the hospice asking them to...

Thursday, 12:17 in Regional West
 

Big service cuts on the way at Northants County Council

Northamptonshire residents have been warned to brace themselves for a series of further cuts to services as the county council seeks to stop itself from going under. Cabinet leader for finance Michael Clarke has issued his strongest alert yet that the...

Thursday, 10:22 in Regional West
 

Have a go at tennis at Deddington club open day

Deddington Tennis Club is inviting players of all ages and abilities to an open day on Sunday (July 22). There will be free coaching sessions for adults and children, as well as membership giveaways and a barbecue at the Hempton Road club from 12.30pm...

Thursday, 10:22 in Regional West
 

Cherwell and Oxfordshire council partnership starts as joint boss agreed

Cherwell District and Oxfordshire County councils’ partnership has begun as the appointment of a joint chief executive has been approved. Yvonne Rees’ new job as joint chief executive for Cherwell and the county council was unanimously supported by...

Thursday, 07:28 in Regional West
 
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