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.

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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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Cherwell Business Awards are back and better than ever

Business leaders, councillors and past winners gathered at Norbar’s headquarters today, Thursday, November 16, for the official launch of the 2018 Cherwell Business Awards.


Here’s how to be part of Great British Bake Off 2018 - apply now

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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Banbury business owners vote ‘Yes’ to a BID

After over two years of meetings, discussions and debate, business owners of Banbury voted ‘Yes’ to a Business Improvement District or BID.


Lidl recalls drink due to allergy risk

Discount supermarket chain Lidl is recalling four varieties of its drinking choclate sticks as they contain various allergens such as nut, wheat, gluten soya and dairy products.

Ever wondered what the most used emoji is?

Apple reveals the most popular emojis

The most popular emojis among US English speakers has been revealed by tech giant Apple.

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

Cllr. Tony Ilott at a B8 bus stop in Sinclair Avenue, Banbury. NNL-171031-142358009

Councillor pursues Plan B on axed bus routes

A Banbury councillor’s plea to the town’s regular bus service provider to rethink cuts in Hanwell Fields and Hillview Estate have been rebuffed.

Chiltern Rail to offer free rail travel to all military personnel on remembrance Sunday

Free travel on Chiltern Railways for military personnel on Remembrance Sunday

Chiltern Railways will offer complimentary travel for military personnel in military uniform or carrying military identification across its entire route to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

X Factor 2017 contestant Sam Black with two of the Shared Beauty Secrets team

Celebrity-endorsed Bloxham beauticians needs your votes to win award

A Bloxham-based beauticians who have given massages to numerous celebrities with their exclusive treatment needs the public’s votes to win a prestigious award.

The scam in action

Police issue warning over supermarket money-off voucher scam

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving ‘money off vouchers’.

Children on the Banbury Lock gate at Canal Day 2017. Photo: Jane Russell/Canal and River Trust

Banbury Lock out of action for three weeks for repairs

Banbury Lock is being drained for three weeks of extensive refurbishments to install new gates but the canal closure means people can have a rare look at the empty chamber.
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World leaders in air quality hoping for more growth with Banbury move

World-leading air quality monitoring specialist, Duvas Technologies, has announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Banbury.

Product warning

Popular make-up brand recalls product over eye irritation fears

If you use this brand or know someone who does take note.

If your family are self-confessed big spenders this could be perfect for you

BBC’s Shop Well For Less seeks contestants

If your family are self-confessed big spenders, the BBC is looking for contestants to enter Shop Well For Less which teaches households how to become savvier shoppers.

What will you be eating in 2018?

Waitrose has revealed the food you’ll be eating in 2018

Japanese ‘dude food’, Indian tapas and plant protein look set to become the big dishes of 2018 according to a new report.

Robert Purse has started a petition to introduce further measures to slow down motorists and tackle poor parking in Fenny Compton. Photo: Jake McNulty NNL-171031-131733009

Petition to tackle parking and speeding issues in Fenny Compton

Residents in Fenny Compton are hoping to convince the council to introduce measures to slow down motorists and tackle poor parking with a petition.

Cllr. Tony Ilott at a B8 bus stop in Sinclair Avenue, Banbury. NNL-171031-142510009

Banbury councillor to meet bus boss in search about route cuts

A town and district councillor is to meet a bus company boss today (Friday)) in a bid to find a solution to the closure of two Banbury bus routes.

Staff from Citizens Advice who will be happy to help with Universal Credit worries. (L-R) Gill Ince, Carl Jenkinson, Andrew Carter and Hayley Watson. Photo: Citizens' Advice North Oxon & South Northants NNL-171031-122103001

Be prepared for Universal Credit rollout in Cherwell district this month

This month sees the introduction of Universal Credit to Banbury residents who are claiming any of six benefits it replaces.

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