Banbury News - Police

Man punched and robbed in Banbury

Thames Valley Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Banbury. At around 8.20pm on Wednesday (14/9), the victim, a 19-year-old man, was walking along Queensway and turned into an alleyway where two men were sat on a wall. One of the men asked the victim for a cigarette and then punched him on the jaw. The second man then … Read More

Banbury Rugby Club by Jessica Rogers

Banbury Bulls 28 v 36 Grove

Banbury Bulls flew out of the traps on Saturday only to fade to a frustrating defeat, narrowly missing out on both bonus points. Banbury addressed their failings from previous weeks and turned their early pressure into points. The opening score came from a quick tap by Ed Phillips after a free kick was awarded for an early scrum engagement only … Read More

Banbury United Football Club

Banbury United into Third Qualifying Round of FA Cup for the first time since 2005

Banbury United into Third Qualifying Round of FA Cup for the first time since 2005 with 6-1 hammering of Cirencester Town There was little between the sides in the opening ten minutes but the game swung heavily in Banbury’s favour in the 12th minute when Alfie Kilgour was shown a straight red card for a poor challenge on Jacob Blackstock … Read More

Spitfire over Banbury

Spitfire over Banbury Cross

A Spitfire AB910 (Mk Vb) performed a fly-pass over Banbury Cross and St Mary’s Church on Sunday as part of the Battle of Britain Parade in Banbury (18/09/2016). Read more about this Spitfire at: All photographs by Gary Loveday.

Large crowds at today’s Battle of Britain Sunday event

Banbury commemorated one of the critical campaigns of the Second World War today (18/09/) as the town remembered the heroic defence of the country in the Battle of Britain. Large crowds gathered as Banbury’s Battle of Britain Military and Civic Parade marched from the Town Hall at 11.00am, parading around the Banbury Cross before coming to a standstill outside the … Read More

Banbury United

Chippenham Town 0 Banbury United 1

Banbury United win away to Chippenham Town to move up 4 places to 9th in the table A George Nash goal midway through the first half, followed by some quality and committed defending earns Banbury United a win away to morning leaders Chippenham Town. With Jack Self injured and other players unavailable there were enforced changes from the side that had done … Read More

Banbury News - Demolition work has started on multi-storey car park in Banbury

Demolition work has started on a multi-storey car park in Banbury

Demolition work has started on a multi-storey car park in Banbury with the first external concrete pillars being removed from the site. Last month (August) Cherwell District Council appointed Armac Group to demolish the Bolton Road multi-storey car park after an independent inspection identified significant structural concerns and forced its closure in June. Since then hoarding has been erected to … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Police appealing for witnesses to a business fraud

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a business fraud in Banbury. At around 2.30pm on Wednesday 7th September, a man went into a business premises on Calthorpe Street and offered stock for sale. He claimed he had been let down by another buyer and, after selling his business, he wanted sell the stock quickly. The proprietors agreed to … Read More

Banbury Post Office

Banbury High Street Post Office to relocate to Castle Quay

It has been confirmed that the Banbury Post Office currently located on the High Street will relocate to the WH Smith store in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre. In January it was announced by the Post Office that 39 Post Office branches were under threat of closure unless franchises could be found for the branches to relocate to. Before the … Read More

Banbury News

Man sent to jail for a total of six years for offences including armed robbery

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sent to jail for a total of six years for offences including armed robbery in Banbury. Danny Walsh, aged 25, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and one count of possession of a firearm at Oxford Crown Court  (5/9). He was sentenced to six … Read More

Emily Thompson - Banbury Harriers

Banbury’s Emily Thompson wins further national honours

Banbury Harrier Emily Thompson concluded her season in style last weekend as she won further national honours in the UK School Games, staged at Loughborough University. She had been selected for the England Midlands athletics squad following her success at English School Championships in July, being picked to represent her region both in the 800m and as part of the … Read More

Banbury News - Town Centre House

Town Centre House becomes affordable housing

Town Centre House, the vacant office block in Banbury has been brought back into use after Cherwell District Council secured £1 million of funding to transform the building into affordable housing. Town Centre House, on the junction of Warwick Road and Southam Road, had previously been stood empty for approximately a decade prior to the council’s Build! team securing the … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Police appeal after fatal crash in Banbury

Thames Valley Police are appealing for information after a fatal road traffic collision in Banbury. At around 9.55am on Monday(5/9), a silver Toyota Yaris was involved in a collision on the A361 near Williamscote Hill. The vehicle left the road and collided with a tree. The driver and front seat passenger, both 19-year-old women from Northants, were taken to the … Read More

Banbury News

CCTV images released in connection with a Banbury theft – Banbury

Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images of two people who may have vital information in connection with a theft in Banbury. At approximately 1.30pm on Sunday 14 August, the victim, a 63-year-old woman, had her purse removed from her handbag whilst shopping in Aldi in Banbury. The victim was shielded from other shoppers after one of the suspects appeared to … Read More

Banbury News - Dog and Gun

A happy ending after St Mary’s Churchyard attack

Community spirit shown by regulars at the Dog and Gun Pub in Banbury In July a regular at the Dog and Gun was attacked by three women while in the St Mary’s Churchyard in Banbury. Read our report : The victim, a 43-year-old man, is a passionate Burnley football fan and during the attack his Burnley football shirt was destroyed. He … Read More

Dorchester Town 0 Banbury United 3

Banbury United win an FA Cup game for just the second time in ten seasons with a convincing win at Dorchester Town This was a game played in very difficult conditions with very heavy rain from the start of the game. It was a fairly equal beginning to the game. In the fifth minute Andy Gunn from the half way … Read More

David Cameron Banbury

“Local mums want to have their babies in their local hospital.” – David Cameron has stepped into the Horton row

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has stepped into a row over plans to temporarily remove the obstetrics from the maternity unit at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital because of a shortage of doctors. At a meeting yesterday at the John Radcliffe Hospital, it was decided that the Horton’s maternity service will be midwife-led, rather than consultant-led, from the beginning of October. … Read More

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