Banbury News - Police

Collision near Banbury involving stolen car

Stolen car collides with pensioner near Banbury Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a collision near Banbury on Friday which left a pensioner with head injuries.   At around 10.45am on Friday 7th July, a collision took place between a white VW Golf and a Ford Focus on the A361, near to the Chacombe turn off. An occupant … Read More

Banbury News

Couple attacked in Banbury during aggravated burglary

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Banbury. At around 9.10pm on Sunday (30/4) four men, wearing face coverings and gloves, entered a property in Appleby Close, off Bretch Hill in Banbury.   During the aggravated burglary they brandished a hammer, a baseball bat and a kitchen knife. One offender struck a man sitting in the … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Man injured after knife attack in Banbury

Police are appealing for witnesses after knife attack in Banbury. Between 12 midday and 1pm on Tuesday (2/5) the victim, a 21-year-old local man, was chased up and down a driveway in Withycombe Drive by a number of males who were believed to be in possession of a knife.   After a short chase, the victim was assaulted outside the … Read More

Banbury News - Banbury Star Cyclists' Club were joined by Cycling Weekly magazine

Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club Featured in Cycling Weekly magazine

Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club were joined by Cycling Weekly magazine to celebrate joint 125th Birthday. Cycling Weekly, the UK’s best selling cycling magazine came to Banbury last month to celebrate a joint 125th birthday with the Banbury Star Cyclists Club and to feature the club in their 4 page ‘Ride with’ magazine feature.   Dave Nash from the magazine and … Read More

News : ITV The Voice coming to Banbury

ITV’s The Voice is coming to Banbury

ITV’s The Voice is coming to Banbury ITV talent scouts are on the lookout for singing talent from Banbury for The Voice 2018.   If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next big thing in the music business, get your talent seen at the ITV The Voice Open Mic Nights at Banbury and Bicester College. ITV … Read More

St George's Day 2017 Parade in Banbury - Banbury News

St George’s Day Parade in Banbury

St George’s Day Parade in Banbury Hundreds of young people from the Guides and Scouts were on parade in Banbury on Sunday afternoon (23/04) for the annual St George’s Day parade.   Members of the local Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers and Scout groups were led out of Broad Street by the ‘The Shires Royal British Legion Youth Band’ as the … Read More

Banbury News

56 car tyres dumped in field near Wroxton, Banbury

An investigation has been launched after 56 car tyres were found dumped in a field beneath a countryside layby. Enforcement officers from Cherwell District Council were notified of the flytip by colleagues from the street cleansing team who discovered the tyres in a field off the A422 Stratford Road between Wroxton and Balscote. The tyres had been dumped over the … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Fatal road traffic collision near Brackley

Fatal road traffic collision near Brackley A man has dies following a road traffic incident near Brackley involving a white van.   A white Renault Trafic van lost control and rolled onto its side. One of the three occupants of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers from Northamptonshire Police were called to the … Read More

Banbury News - Balmoral Ave, Banbury

Elderly woman injured after bricks thrown at her home in Banbury

Elderly woman injured after bricks thrown at her home in Banbury Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman suffered a leg injury after youths threw bricks at her home in Banbury.   Sometime between 6.35pm and 6.45pm on Wednesday (19/4) the victim, a woman in her late seventies, was at her home in Balmoral Avenue when … Read More

Bakergirl to close Bakery and Coffee Shop - Banbury News

Bakergirl to close Bakery and Coffee Shop

Bakergirl to close Bakery and Coffee Shop Banbury’s artisan baker and coffee shop is to close its doors at the end of Saturday 29th April. Based in a refurbished 200 year old barn at Wykham Park Farm, Bakergirl has been producing authentic products, real bread and it’s locally famous Cinnamon-Buns for nearly 3 years. They have created a destination much loved … Read More

Banbury News - Fire engulfs factory in Swan Close

Fire engulfs factory next to Morrison’s Banbury

Fire engulfs factory next to Morrison’s Banbury Yesterday evening (11/04) at 6:28pm, Thames Valley Fire Control Service were alerted to large amounts of smoke coming from the vicinity of Morrison’s supermarket in Banbury.   As the first firefighters arrived during rush hour, they were met by a well-developed fire in a factory unit off Swan Close. Access proved to be … Read More

Banbury News

BMW left embedded in Banbury factory wall

BMW left embedded in Banbury factory wall At 11.50am Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a car that had crashed through the wall of Laser Sailboats at Swan Road in Banbury after the car partially crashed through the wall.   Three crews from #Banbury, #Deddington and #Oxford were faced with the unusual sight of half a … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Man from Banbury arrested on suspicion of rape

Thames Valley Police has arrested a man in connection with a rape investigation in Banbury. The arrest relates to an incident in which a woman, aged in her thirties, was raped inside a property in Horse Fair in the early hours of today.   The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers. Detectives investigating the incident would like to appeal … Read More

Banbury News - Sibford School Choir Festival at SAt Mary's Church Banbury - BYHP -

Raising the roof for homeless charity

Young choristers from Sibford School sang their hearts out to raised more than £880 for BYHP. The Friends Schools Joint Choir Festival took place at St Mary’s Church in Banbury on the 1st April and saw pupils from Sibford School being joined by choristers from sister Quaker schools … Ackworth School near Pontefract, Walden School in Saffron Walden and Friends’ School … Read More

Banbury News - Pamela Relph at Warriner School Bloxham

Paralympic gold medalist visits Warriner School to inspire students

Paralympic gold medalist visits Banbury to inspire students Double Paralympic gold medalist rower Pamela Relph MBE visited Warriner School in Bloxham this week (7th April) to talk to their Year 11 GCSE students.   Pamela spoke to students about peak personal performance in order to motivate and inspire them before they embark on their GCSEs. Pamela Relph MBE (born in … Read More

Banbury News - Southam Road Banbury Motorbike Crash

Motorbike road traffic incident on Southam Road, Banbury

Motorbike road traffic incident on Southam Road The Southam Road (A361) in Banbury was shut by Thames Valley Police this morning at the Marley Road junction (outside Homebase) due to a road traffic accident involving three motorbikes. One of the riders sustained injuries and was treated by paramedics, but it is believed that no one was seriously hurt in the … Read More

Banbury News - Princess Diana Park Banbury

Family including an eight-year-old girl assaulted in a park in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a family including an eight-year-old girl were assaulted in a park in Banbury. The victims, a 39-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man and an eight-year-old girl, were walking when they reached the entrance to Princess Diana Park near to Orchard Fields primary school at about 3.30pm on Thursday (30/3).   The family were … Read More

*** April Fools’*** Banbury Cross is sold to an American entrepreneur

Banbury Cross is sold to an American entrepreneur The local council has today (April 1st) confirmed that the Banbury Cross has been sold to an American entrepreneur for $200’000.   The Banbury Cross has been requiring more and more specialist maintenance by historic monument stonemasons and the council is struggling to meet the costs. The local council has decided that … Read More

The Horton General Hospital Banbury

Cherwell District Council and Banbury Town Council launch legal challenge over Horton Hospital plans

Cherwell District Council and Banbury Town Council launch legal challenge over Horton Hospital plans A legal challenge has been launched by Cherwell District Council following a “confusing and flawed” consultation process regarding plans to downgrade key services at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital.   Today (Thursday) Cherwell filed an application for a judicial review into how Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) … Read More

Banbury News - child sexual exploitation

UPDATED: Men charged in connection with child sexual exploitation offences – Banbury

Thames Valley Police and the Crown Prosecution Service have charged 10 men following warrants carried out in Banbury and further arrests yesterday (29/3). The arrests on Tuesday and yesterday (29/3) were carried out as part of Operation Nautical – an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation in Oxfordshire. A total of 56 charges have been brought.   The following men … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Fatal collision near Warkworth, Banbury

Appeal for witnesses following a fatal collision near Warkworth, Banbury Northamptonshire Police are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which happened on the upper Astrop Road near Warkworth, Banbury.   The incident involved a red Vauxhall Corsa which was travelling towards Middleton Cheney when, for reasons yet unknown, it collided with a tree. Sadly the single occupant of the vehicle, … Read More

Banbury News - child sexual exploitation

Seven arrested in connection with child sexual exploitation offences

Thames Valley Police has today (28/3) carried out a series of warrants in Banbury in relation to child sexual exploitation Approximately 120 uniformed officers raided 10 properties in Banbury and one in Birmingham this morning.   A total of seven men, aged between 21 and 42, have been arrested in connection with child sexual exploitation offences and are currently in custody. … Read More

Boa Constrictor spotted in field near Banbury

Boa constrictor spotted near Banbury housing Estate

A snake, eight feet long, has been found in a field near a housing estate in Banbury. The RSPCA was contacted on Saturday, 18 March by a member of public who had spotted the giant snake while out walking his dog.   The snake was an 8ft 6 inch, 12.2kg boa constrictor but it is unknown how the snake came … Read More

Banbury News - The Hill community centre, Banbury

New community centre will take shape on The Hill

New community centre will take shape on The Hill A contemporary building will be the new home of The Hill Youth and Community Centre and will have a hall big enough to accommodate a badminton court.   Cherwell District Council’s planning committee last Thursday approved permission for the new facility, after £840,000 of funding was sourced last November. The existing building … Read More

Banbury News - Castle Quay 2

Details of Banbury’s Castle Quay 2 development released

Details of the £50m waterfront Castle Quay 2 development in Banbury, Oxfordshire have now been released. Developer Hawkstone Properties have unveiled the names of the tenants for the £50m Castle Quay 2 (CQ2) canal side development after securing occupiers including a cinema, hotel and restaurant chains.   The Light Cinema company has been confirmed as the cinema chain operating the 1300 seat … Read More

Banbury News - Lidl Banbury

Is Lidl coming to Banbury?

Budget supermarket Lidl is expected to build a new store in Banbury. BanburyTown.com understands that Lidl is set to become the new supermarket to be built on the former Spiceball Sports Centre site (now a temporary car park) as part of the Castle Quay expansion plans (CQ2).   Lidl UK GmbH has recently applied to Cherwell District Council for a New … Read More

Banbury News - The Grand Theatre Banbury

Banbury’s Grand Theatre making way for homes and shops

Planning approved for Banbury’s Grand Theatre Two shops and 12 flats are set for development in Banbury town centre following a council decision. On Thursday Cherwell District Council‘s planning committee approved permission for the site of The Grand Theatre on Broad Street to be redeveloped as shop units and one and two-bedroom flats. The building was most recently used Chicago … Read More

Banbury News - Flytip clear-up

Flytip clear-up under Wroxton bridge

Flytip clear-up under Wroxton bridge A car seat, 30 used needles and a significant amount of construction waste were amongst the fly-tip recovered by council officers near Wroxton this week.     Cherwell District Council cleared the area after a resident reported the offence. The site of the tip was in the field adjacent to the A422 under a bridge … Read More

Banbury News - Councillor Mark Cherry

Councillor tables motion for new Banbury link road

Councillor tables motion for new Banbury link road Banbury Councillor Mark Cherry says it’s time for the County Council to relieve Banbury’s increasingly serious traffic congestion and move ahead quickly with a proposed new link road connecting Bankside to Overthorpe Road, to the east of junction 11 of the M40.   Mark Cherry has tabled a motion to the next … Read More

Banbury News - Thames Valley Police

Seven arrested as Police tackle serious organised crime in Banbury

Thames Valley Police executes warrants to tackle serious organised crime in Banbury. Yesterday (16/3) officers from Thames Valley Police executed seven warrants in connection with serious organised crime in Banbury, Oxfordshire.   Seven people were arrested in the raids across various locations in Banbury. Operation Reacher is part of Thames Valley Police’s force-wide campaign, Stronghold which aims to work in … Read More

Waitrose Banbury

Work on new Waitrose to start on Monday

Waitrose has announced that work is to start on its new Banbury store on Monday (20th March) The shop , which will offer 27,500 sq ft of selling space (38,500 sq ft gross), is to be built on an area of surplus land next to the Jacobs Douwe Egberts factory on Southam Road. Plans were approved in November 2015 with … Read More

Banbury News - Ironstones

Animal remains in Black bin liners found in Banbury

Thames Valley Police have recieved reports of animal remains being discarded on Ironstones, Banbury.   15 reports were made by members of the public during February 2017 of plastic, black bin liners containing animal carcasses or bones being found on Ironstones. Local officers are working with partners in Environmental Health and Trading Standards to ensure there is no risk to the … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Police appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Banbury

Thames Valley Police is re-appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Banbury. Keith Michael Jervis, aged 53, was last seen on 16 February at the caravan park, Corner Meadow, Farnborough Road, Mollington, near Banbury. Keith was last seen on the evening of 16 February when he left the caravan park in a Silver Toyota Hilux index BJ65EFT. The … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Distraction Burglary in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Banbury. Around 2.15pm on Tuesday (28/02), an elderly victim was at his home in Springfield Avenue, Banbury when a man knocked on his front door. He said he was working on a neighbour’s house and noticed his roof cap stones were damaged causing damp in the loft space. … Read More

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

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