Banbury News

Family butcher Steve Betts is leading the way as businesses in Banbury respond to the call for volunteer snow wardens.

Family butcher Steve Betts is leading the way as businesses in Banbury respond to the call for volunteer snow wardens. Staff at Mr Betts’ Church Lane shop are the first to receive their safety equipment and training after Banbury Town Council appealed for shops and offices to help keep town centre pavements free of snow and ice.   The town … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Banbury woman who died in Gaydon collision named

Banbury woman who died in Gaydon collision named A woman who died in a collision in Gaydon last week has been named as Elizabeth Anne Roberts, aged 80 from Banbury.   Mrs Roberts, who was known as Anne, suffered serious injuries when the vehicle she was travelling in was involved in a collision on the B4451 at about 6pm on … Read More

Banbury News

Lucky escape after M40 Collision

Lucky escape after road traffic collision on M40 motorway A woman, whose car hit the central reservation of a busy motorway after a collision with an HGV, has escaped with almost no injury.   The incident, which left her car with significant damage, happened at about 8.30am this morning (Thursday) on the M40 northbound just after Junction 12. An ambulance, … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Banbury man arrested after fatal collision in Gaydon

Fatal collision which happened at Gaydon Warwickshire Police is investigating a fatal collision which happened at Gaydon last night, Wednesday 15 February.   The fatal collision happened on the B4451 at about 6pm and involved a white BMW and a grey Ford Fiesta. The driver of the BMW failed to stop at the scene. The driver and passenger from the … Read More

Banbury News - Robbery in Spiceball Park

Man punched him in the face during robbery

Man punched him in the face during robbery in Spiceball Park Banbury Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery of a person in Banbury.   At around 4.10pm on Saturday (11/2) the victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking on the footpath near the skateboard ramps in Spiceball Park Banbury. Before he approached the wooded area he saw … Read More

Banbury News - Refugees found on M40

Refugees found in back of lorry on M40

Refugees found in back of lorry on M40 Eleven refugees have been removed from the back of a lorry by Thames Valley Police.   Thames Valley Police received a report at 13.01 on Wednesday (15/02) claiming to have seen a hand appearing from the trailer of the LGV. The police stopped the vehicle on the M40 between Junctions 9-10. Following inspection … Read More

MP Encourages Communities To Get Behind “The Great British Spring Clean”

MP Encourages Communities To Get Behind “The Great British Spring Clean” Banbury MP, Victoria Prentis, organised the campaign’s Parliamentary launch and is calling on schools, businesses and community groups to get outdoors, get active and help clear up North Oxfordshire with “The Great British Spring Clean”. “The Great British Spring Clean” follows on from last year’s very successful “Clean for The … Read More

Euro Garages Banbury M40

New Motorway Service Station for Banbury’s Junction 11 of the M40

New Motorway Service Station for Banbury’s Junction 11 of the M40 Euro Garages, one of the UK’s leading forecourt operators, is developing plans for a motorway services area with petrol station on the Junction 11 (Banbury) of the M40.   The plans for the 30 acre development site would also deliver 80,000 sq ft of new office space, 150,000 sq … Read More

Banbury Town News

Appeal for witnesses following robbery with bladed weapon

Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Banbury Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Banbury.   At 5.15pm on Friday (10/2), a 26 year-old man was in People’s Park when he was approached by another man who asked him for a lighter. When the victim could not provide a lighter, the other man threatened him with … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Hotels in Banbury fail sexual exploitation test

Hotels fail sexual exploitation test – Banbury and Bicester Thames Valley Police in partnership with Cherwell District Council has carried out child sexual exploitation tests at hotels and guest houses in Banbury and Bicester.   The objective of the operation was to test the reaction of front of house staff when a man and girl attempt to book a room. … Read More

Banbury News - Castle Quay 2

Canal Day Cancelled

Canal Day Cancelled Banbury Canal Day, one of the town’s biggest events, will not be held this year because of building work for the extension of Castle Quay Shopping Centre (CQ2) which is expected to be fully open for Christmas 2018.   Banbury Town Council’s general services committee heard on Tuesday last week that work on the extension would start … Read More

Waitrose Banbury

Waitrose to open Banbury Store this year

Waitrose to open Banbury Store this year The Waitrose supermarket chain has confirmed that construction of their new Banbury store will start this spring and that the store will be open in time for Christmas 2017.   The 38,500 sq ft Waitrose Food Store will be located on the Southam Road in Banbury opposite Homebase on the redundant area of … Read More

A van nearly ended up in a river in Woodstock

A van nearly ended up in a river in Woodstock after it crashed into the bridge yesterday (02/02). The van was driving over the river Glyme in Woodstock when the driver lost control and careered into the wall.       Luckily no one was seriously injured in the crash; colleagues at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust treated … Read More

Banbury News

Local MP’s welcome referral of Horton maternity decision to Secretary of State for Health

Local MP’s welcome referral of Horton maternity decision to Secretary of State for Health Victoria Prentis MP and Witney MP Robert Courts welcomed the Joint Health & Overview Scrutiny Committee’s unanimous vote to refer the Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust’s (OUHFT) decision to suspend obstetric services at the Horton General Hospital to the Secretary of State for Health.     In … Read More

BBC The Great Pottery Throw Down 2017

Banbury Man on BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down 2017

Banbury Man on BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down 2017 BBC’s The Great Pottery Throw Down is back for the second series, as ten home potters from around the country head to Stoke-on-Trent, the home of pottery, in their quest to become Top Potter.   This years potters include Richard, a pub landlord from Banbury in Oxfordshire who runs the … Read More

Hands of our Horton - Banbury News

Breaking news: Horton maternity downgrade decision referred to Secretary of State

Horton maternity downgrade decision referred to Secretary of State The ‘Hands of our Horton’ campaign has today received a huge boost as Oxfordshire County Councilors have voted unanimously (vote of 12 in favour) to refer the decision to downgrade Banbury’s Horton maternity to the Secretary of State. The Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OJHOSC) looks at the health … Read More

Banbury Football News - Banbury United

Banbury United 0 Basingstoke Town 1

Banbury United 0 Basingstoke Town 1 – Match Report A superb free-kick by Nana Owusu six minutes into the second half gives Basingstoke a deserved three points   Photo by  E.A.Barson photography The visitors had much the better of the first half. Both sides tried to play their passing game but Basingstoke were better at it, keeping the ball for … Read More

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