Look Back With Little: Terrace tales at heart of Banbury’s Victorian legacy

It is highly likely that Victorian Banbury will best be remembered for a substantial legacy of terraced housing.


Staff of Banbury firm promotes Santa Dash for hospice

Staff of a Banbury company donned Santa suits this week to promote an annual Christmas fundraising event for Katharine House Hospice.

Manager Kevin Wilkin had no complaints over Brackley Town's defeat

Park Avenue finally end Saint’s five-match winning sequence

Brackley Town’s five-match winning run ended with a third away defeat of the Vanarama National League North campaign against a strong Bradford Park Avenue side.

Non League
Davina Birkbeck of The Samaritans, at Banbury Station. NNL-171114-130744009

Banbury rail passengers asked to help Small Talk Saves Lives campaign

Volunteers at the Banbury and District branch of The Samaritans will be at Banbury station next week as part of an attempt to help prevent suicide on the railways.

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

Are you a heavy snorer?

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

Road rage

Revealed: Top 50 bugbears of motorists from lane hoggers to tail-gaters

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

Assassins Creed plays as good as it looks

Console Corner: Assassin’s Creed Origins review

Origins of a new era for Assassin’s.

Banbury United's Elliott Sandy is squeezed out by St Neots Town's Luke Knight and Ryan Horne

Puritans are thwarted again as St Neots make their point

Banbury United’s poor home Evo-Stik Southern League form continued as they had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw with St Neots Town.

Non League
Karen Irvani NNL-150120-112836001

Aspergers support group in Middleton Cheney needs votes for £25,000 sensory room

A support group for parents with children with Aspergers in Middleton Cheney is appealing to Banbury Guardian readers to vote to help it win up to £25,000 for a state-of-the-art ‘digital zone’.

The Sun Inns new management team, left to right, Mark Higgs, Alex Waddell and Matthew Ayers NNL-171114-130459001

New faces brought in to rejuvenate Hook Norton pubs

Hook Norton Brewery is hoping to get its own village’s pubs back to their best with some new faces and fresh ideas.

The scene in Knightcote

Man charged with murder of Knightcote woman after body found in house

A 54-year-old man has been charged with a woman’s murder after her body was discovered at a house in Knightcote.

Year two pupils at Bishop Loveday School dress up for superhero day NNL-171113-150612001

Bodicote pupils dress up as superheroes in learning initiative

Bishop Loveday Primary School, in Bodicote, had a Superhero Day to celebrate the launch of its ‘Growth Mindset’ initiative.

Wayne Cowley, from Milcombe, with his guide Salvatore climbing Kilimanjaro for Meningitis Research Foundation

Milcombe man climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for meningitis charity in step-daughter's memory

A Milcombe man raised more than £5,000 for a meningitis charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of his step-daughter who died of septicaemia at six-months-old.
Bodicote war memorial at Bodicote Church, Church Street, Bodicote. NNL-171114-100259009

Bodicote surprised by cancellation of Remembrance parade

Bodicote villagers were stunned to find their annual Remembrance Sunday parade cancelled at the last minute.

The proposed medical centre

Doctors urge support for a new surgery in Byfield

A senior doctor insists plans for a new surgery in Byfield are much-needed and should be approved.

Former Banbury all-rounder Tim Paine has been recalled to the Australia Test team

Former Banbury all-rounder Paine is back for Australia

Former Banbury wicket-keeper Tim Paine has been recalled to the Australia Test team to face England in this winter’s Ashes series.

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon

Longsdon looking forward to seeing Bentelimar in Cheltenham’s big race

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon reckons Bentelimar has an each-way chance in Saturday’s feature race - the Grade 3 £160,000 BetVictor Gold Cup - at Cheltenham on the second day of The November Meeting.


Starchitect gets the each-way vote in BetVictor Gold Cup

We’ve teamed up with BetVictor to preview the day’s racing.

Reg and Alison Howe NNL-171113-120908005

Banbury catering couple plan to expand after awards success

In the past month, Banbury catering and dining chain Reg’s Café has won two major honours – and has now unveiled expansion plans.

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