CPRE says building on Oxford green belt should be a ‘last resort’

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has objected to housing being built on Oxford’s green belt as part of plans by Cherwell District Council (CDC) to help the city meet its unmet housing need.

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Bin collection days to change for half of Cherwell’s residents

Bin collection days will be changing for half the households in Cherwell from August 1.

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Houses on the Woodgreen Build still require roof tiles but are scheduled to be ready this month NNL-170717-165502001

Snagging issues blamed for delay to Banbury’s new affordable homes

After months of inactivity and weeks of questioning the BG has finally received some answers regarding the Woodgreen Avenue Build! affordable houses.

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New signs to be used for drivers encountering Banbury roadworks

Forthcoming roadworks in Banbury and Bloxham will see the use of signs urging drivers to turn off their sat-navs.

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Legendary director Ken Loach joins Horton supporters in demo

Legendary film director Ken Loach joined Horton campaigners and NHS supporters in a demonstration in Oxford on Saturday, July 1.

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Acclaimed Warriner School drama aids Oxfordshire County Council’s LGBT success

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has been named one of the best in the country for tackling anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi and trans) bullying in schools.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Banbury MP Victoria Prentis votes ‘no’ on pay cap amendment

Newly reelected Banbury MP, Victoria Prentis was one of the 313 Conservative who voted ‘no’ to a Labour amendment to the Queen’s Speech that would have ended the public sector workers pay cap.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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Easington Rec. Plans were to build a 23 space car park in the grassy area up to the childs play zone NNL-170106-110148001

Banbury’s green spaces sparks fiery town council debate

Insults, confusion over procedure and dissent directed at the chamber from the public were just some of the highlights from Tuesday evening’s Banbury Town Council meeting.

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Military tradition to make comeback at Armed Forces Day in Banbury

Banbury’s Armed Forces Day on July 1 will be bringing back a military tradition similar to ones that have taken place on battlefields around the world during times of war.

A new council for a Better Oxfordshire. Press briefing at Said Business School, Oxford. 3rd March 2017. Contact: emily.reed@oxfordshire.gov.uk Picture: Andrew Walmsley NNL-170603-170507001

Debate over future of local government in Oxfordshire is back on

Counter proposals to the creation of one council to manage services in and around Banbury would avoid ‘disruption’, council leaders have said.

PM Theresa May

The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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Banbury country park to open in spring 2018

A country park for Banbury’s north east has been given the green light.

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Victoria Prentis is re-elected as Banbury MP

Despite a surge from Labour, Banbury voted in its masses and re-elected Victoria Prentis as its MP.

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Over 100 polling stations will be open across the Banbury area until 10pm

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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Warriner School mock-election generates interesting results

Pupils at the Warriner School in Bloxham conducted a mock general election and the results show clear differences from current opinion poll data.

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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