Banbury United Football Club

Banbury United 0 Redditch United 1

Banbury United slip to 13th in the Evo-Stik League Southern with a fourth consecutive defeat. A depleted Banbury United side matched Redditch United for most of the game but were beaten by a Jazz Luckie goal just after the hour. Banbury United went into this game without the unavailable David Lynn and Andy Gunn and with Jack Westbrook and Zac McEachran injured … Read More

Banbury News - Save our Horton Q&A at St Mary's Church Banbury

Hospital Trust votes to downgrade maternity services at Horton General Hospital

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s board of directors voted today to implement a contingency plan to downgrade the Horton General Hospital maternity service to a midwife-only unit. The decision came about following the Trust’s failure to recruit enough middle-grade obstetric consultants. Obstetrics will temporarily move to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford from the beginning of October. Many complainers … Read More

White Stuff - Banbury

White Stuff to open new store on Banbury High Street

White Stuff has announced the opening of their new shop in Banbury on the 22nd September. The White Stuff shop will stand at 88c/89 High Street, Banbury and will feature and a mix of clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women as well as home ware. To celebrate the opening, White Stuff Banbury will be hosting a party on … Read More

Sky News reporting on Save the Horton in Banbury

Sky news were filming outside Banbury’s Horton Hospital today

Sky news were filming outside the Maternity entrance of the Horton today. Sky presenter Tom Parmenter was in Banbury today where campaigners are fighting to save their maternity unit. Between 10.30am and 2pm, Tom Parmenter was on site to interview the Banbury Guardian reporter Roseanne Edwards and Val Ingram from Save our Horton as well as mums, pregnant women and protesters about the … Read More

Hands of our Horton Q&A Meeting at St Mary's Church Banbury

Hands off our Horton – Banbury leaves hospital bosses in no doubt at Banbury meeting

At a packed St Mary’s Church last night (25/08), Banbury told Oxford University Hospital bosses with passion that they were not going to tolerate the downgrading of maternity services. Next week the Oxford University Hospital Trust decide whether to downgrade the maternity unit at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. Banbury MP Victoria Prentis and the Banbury Town Council hurriedly … Read More

Hands off the Horton protesters outside the Town Hall in Banbury

Hospital bosses to be quizzed on the future of the Horton

A large crowd is expected to be at St Mary’s Church, Banbury, on Thursday evening (25/08) for a Questions and Answers event on the future of the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. The Q&A event on the future of the Horton Hospital has been organised by Victoria Prentis MP and the Banbury Town Council. The event will be chaired by … Read More

News - Banbury United Football Club - Match Report

Banbury United 1 Dorchester Town 2

Banbury drop to 7th with home defeat against Dorchester Town. A late goal from Mark Janes is not enough as Dorchester leave with all three points. This was a game in which Banbury started the better of the sides. In the 8th minute a good shot from Darius Browne on the edge of the Dorchester penalty area on the left … Read More

Banbury Food Fair 2016 - Chef Andrew Scott and Nick Bennett

Banbury Food Fair 2016

Hands off the Horton protesters outside the Town Hall in Banbury

Hands around the Horton protest attracts thousands

Hands around the Horton protest attracts thousands Sunday morning saw thousands of protesters descending on the Horton General Hospital to campaign against the downgrading of services at the Hospital. It is believed that Consultant-led Maternity, SCBU, 24/7 Children’s Ward, A&E, Orthopaedics and Critical Care Unit are all under threat. Nearly 5000 protesters, many of whom wore the “Hands off the … Read More


Record breaking year for Brackley’s Festival of Motorcycling

Last weekend was the 8th Brackley Festival of Motorcycling (BFoM) and organisers think it may have been their best year yet. Around 20,000 people turned out last Sunday for the UK’s largest motorcycling festival of its kind. The festival celebrated everything to do with motorcycling with classic and modern bikes, races, stunt demonstrations, a massive motorcycle autojumble, a wall of death. Wilsons fun fair, live music from … Read More

Demolition of Multi Story Car park to start at the end of the month

Demolition of the multi story car park on Bolton Road in Banbury to start at the end of the month A contractor has been appointed to begin demolishing a multi-storey car park in Banbury at the end of this month. Cherwell District Council has appointed Armac Group to undertake the demolition programme at Bolton Road. The demolition is to start … Read More

Councillors Steve Kilsby and Kieron Mallor - Banbury Town Council - Save The Horton

Banbury Town Council supports ‘Save The Horton’ Campaigners

Banbury Town Council is standing shoulder to shoulder with the ‘Save the Horton’ campaigners in a bid to prevent the downgrading of the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. The ‘Hands of the Horton’ protest banner has been displayed on the town hall balcony to show their support and the depth of feeling that this issue generates. Conservative and Labour councillors are … Read More

Banbury News

Appeal to trace wanted man – Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who is wanted on recall to prison. David French, aged 32, was last seen on 15 July in Edmonds Road, Banbury. He is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of broad build with cropped brown hair. He has a birthmark on the left side of his neck. Det … Read More

Banbury News

Banbury Police Officer cleared of misconduct

A Thames Valley Police officer has been cleared of breaching the standards of professional behaviour, following a misconduct hearing on Wednesday (17/8). PC Neil Budd, who is based at Banbury police station, was cleared of breaching the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct and honesty and integrity. The allegation related to the subsequent alteration of a contemporaneous handwritten … Read More

Banbury United player James Fawke

Banbury United sign versatile defender or midfielder James Fawke

Banbury United Football Club have signed the versatile James Fawke who can play in defence or in midfield. The signing of James Fawke, who was in Cinderford’s championship winning team last season, has been part funded by supporters contributing to the “Spencer Villa” Players Fund. United Manager Mike Ford was quick to welcome James to the club and said “James … Read More

amazon Logo - Banbury

Amazon to open new Distribution Warehouse in Banbury

Amazon has signed up to take Unit 3 on the new Banbury Cross distribution warehouses. The site is located on the former Alcan site on the Southam Road in Banbury. Amazon Logistics and Amazon UK Services Ltd are currently advertising for staff that will be based at the Banbury warehouse. The large Amazon signs where installed on the building yesterday … Read More

Banbury News - Banbury United Dunstable Town

Banbury United suffer first defeat of season

Dunstable Town 1 Banbury United 0 Banbury United are down to 3rd in the table after their first defeat of the season against Dunstable Town. In the 10th minute Andy Gunn headed a free-kick from Duran Martin wide but as the half developed Dunstable began to have the better of the game. In the 17th minute Jack Hutchinson set up … Read More

Banbury News - North Bar Street Closed due to major water leak

Major water leak in Banbury closes Road

The Police closed North Bar Street this morning at 1am without warning due to a major water leak in Banbury. Surrounding businesses, including the Three Pigeons, needed sandbags to prevent their properties from being flooded and the whole area is covered in a layer of mud. The burst water main was so severe that the road became “wavy and bouncy” and … Read More

Hands of our Horton – What Can You Do!

What can you do to help save services at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital The Horton General Hospital provides vital services to Banbury’s growing population. Consultant-led Maternity, SCBU, 24/7 Children’s Ward, A&E, orthopaedics and Critical Care Unit under threat. Write to your local GP and OCCG The most important thing you can do is write to your local GP and OCCG … Read More

Banbury United Football Club

Banbury United top of the league

Banbury United win comfortably over King’s Lynn Town with four first half goals, a result which moves them to the top of the league Three goals against their Norfolk visitors in the first 17 minutes of this game put Banbury United firmly in control of this game. Mark Bell opened the scoring after just three minutes. This was followed by a … Read More

Pictured: Jean-Christophe Novelli

Top chefs are coming to Banbury for the Banbury Food Fair

Top chefs are coming to Banbury for the Banbury Food Fair The Banbury Food Fair returns later this month to celebrate the very best food and drink produced in Banbury and from further afield. This annual event provides the perfect opportunity to taste, learn about and purchase some of the best food and drink as well as watching cooking demonstrations … Read More

Manor Racing driver Rio Haryanto - Banbury

Rio Haryanto appointed new Manor Racing Reserve Driver

Rio Haryanto appointed new Manor Racing Reserve Driver Banbury based Manor Racing has announced that Rio Haryanto will remain with the Formula One team for the rest of the season, having accepted its offer of a Reserve Driver role. Rio will be available to deputise should either race driver be unable to take part in an event. He will also … Read More

Banbury United - John Nicholls Sponsor

John Nicholls announced as Main Stand Sponsor at Banbury United

JOHN NICHOLLS ANNOUNCED AS MAIN STAND SPONSOR AT BANBURY UNITED FOR 2016-17 SEASON The Board of Banbury United is delighted to confirm that John Nicholls Limited are the new sponsors of the club’s main stand for the forthcoming season. John Nicholls have been an extremely loyal sponsor for many years and were last season’s away shirt sponsor.  They have now … Read More

Banbury News

18 year old boy sprayed in the face with an unknown substance

Between 12.05pm and 12.10pm on Monday (8/8), the victim, an 18-year-old boy, was walking through Trinity Park, Banbury when he heard shouting. The victim turned around and was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance. The victim fell to the floor and while on the ground felt someone going through his pockets. The victim’s phone and money was stolen. … Read More

Huge crowds enjoyed the sunshine at the Dassett Country Show.

Huge crowds enjoyed the sunshine at the Dassett Country Show last weekend. The Dassett Country Show took take place on Saturday 6th August 2016 next to the children’s park in Avon Dassett. In the main ring was the popular Dog Show, Fun Dog Agility, Terrier Racing, appearances from the Dogs for Good display team and Gateridge Farm and their Suffolk … Read More

Banbury News - Salt Way Development

Major housing development proposed for approval

Major housing development proposed for approval A report has been submitted to Central Government recommending that plans for 1,000 homes and. supporting facilities be approved for development on land adjoining Salt Way in Banbury The application, submitted by Gallagher Estates, proposes delivering up to 1,000 two-storey homes of one to five bedrooms, of which 30 per cent will comprise one, … Read More

Banbury News - Courteney Cox visits Banbury Chiropractor

Friends star Courteney Cox visits Banbury.

Friends star Courteney Cox was pictured visiting a chiropractor in Banbury. Courteney Cox, better known as Monica Geller from the TV series Friends, was pictured at Banbury Chiropractic Clinic, alongside her fiancé, Snow Patrol guitarist Johnny McDaid. Both celebs had their arms around Chiropractor and director Steph Ward. Banbury Chiropactic shared the photo on its Facebook page yesterday, writing: “We … Read More

Banbury News - British Transport Police

Person hit by train near Little Bourton, Banbury

Person hit by train near Little Bourton British Transport Police (BTP) were called the railway yesterday close to Little Bourton near Banbury after receiving reports a person had been struck by a train. They were alerted shortly before 9.40am. BTP were on scene alongside local ambulance however a person has sadly been pronounced dead at the scene. The BTP are … Read More

Banbury United v Slough

Banbury United 1 Slough Town 0

A goal from Zac McEachran two minutes from time earns United another three points to follow up their success on the road at Basingstoke on Saturday This was a game that Slough started much the better of the two sides. In the sixth minute the United defence looked less than secure as the ball bobbled around with Gavin James getting … Read More

Banbury United Football Club Manager

Banbury United manager signs contract extension

Banbury United manager Mike Ford has signed a contract through to the end of season 2017-18. Mike joined Banbury United in the summer of 2015 and steered the club to promotion in his first year. The club’s Board of Directors were keen to reward Mike, build on that success and give stability to the club. Commenting on the news Mike … Read More

Wellingborough Town

Match Report : Banbury United 8 Wellingborough Town 0

Banbury United hit eight in final pre-season friendly before season starts next Saturday Banbury United had an early scare when a shot from just outside the penalty area on the left by Nathan Wills hit the far post after just three minutes but were soon in front when Felipe Barcelos knocked home from eight yards out a cross from Darius … Read More

Banbury Sports News - Hockenheim, Germany Grand Prix F1 Report

F1 German Grand Prix: Race Recap

Haas F1 Team drivers Esteban Gutiérrez and Romain Grosjean drove to hard-fought 11th – and 13th -place finishes, respectively, in the German Grand Prix Sunday at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg. While the effort did not yield a point-paying result, it was still a strong showing from the Banbury based team as both drivers had to rally from deep within the … Read More

Gym and spin plans unfolding at Banbury’s Woodgreen Leisure Centre

The £1.2m project to improve and expand Banbury’s Woodgreen Leisure Centre is well underway. The plans, announced by Cherwell District Council in March, encompass a new 50-station health and fitness gym suite, and dedicated dance and spinning studios. The centre will also benefit from an integrated café and library, enlarged changing rooms, new toilets, a purpose-built reception area and a … Read More

The Dassett Country Show 2016 – Fun for everyone

The Dassett Country Show will return this weekend. With so much on offer this year, there really is something for everyone at this enjoyable countryside event. The event will take place on Saturday 6th August 2016 12 noon til 5pm next to the children’s park in Avon Dassett. Once again the Spa Strummers – the fantastic ukulele group from Leamington … Read More

Banbury News

Re-appeal to trace wanted man from Banbury

Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for information about the whereabouts of a man from Banbury who is wanted on recall to prison. Andrezj Sikorski, aged 34, a Polish national residing in Banbury, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on 9 June 2015 to two years in prison for possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs. … Read More

< /hr>