Former world champion boxer hits Banbury

Former lightweight world amateur boxing champion Frankie Gavin, made a surprise visit to Banbury last week as he prepares for a shot at a world title.

Paul Clayson

Former Northamptonshire quarry to become angling site

Years of work to transform a former quarry into a coarse fishing site will not go to waste after a new owner bought the land and vowed to press on with plans.

Court news

Man charged with Knightcote murder pleads not guilty

A man charged with the murder of his estranged wife in her Knightcote home has pleaded not guilty.

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Outrage over plans to close Banbury magistrates’ court

The government has revealed plans to close Banbury magistrates’ court causing an outcry from many who describe it as a ‘hammer blow to local justice’.


Step up in trip should suit North West Wind

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

Up-and-coming tennis player Charlotte Peckover, from Shipston NNL-180118-164540001

Young tennis player from Shipston needs help for surgery

An aspiring young tennis player from Shipston is putting her faith in the community’s generosity as she hopes to raise £4,000 for career-saving surgery.

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Potential Commonwealth Games cyclist’s bike stolen from train at Banbury

A young cyclist training for the Commonwealth Games had his bicycle stolen from a train as it stopped in Banbury yesterday (Wednesday, January 16).

Ian Stirling showing the depth of a pothole on Queensway, Banbury NNL-180118-152056001

Time to stamp down on pothole menace in Banburyshire

‘Fix the potholes or better still, resurface the neglected roads,’ is the view of hundreds of Banburyshire motorists who responded to a plea for reports of potholes.

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A dream come true for Banbury garage owner

A Banbury woman with a childhood passion for cars is finally realising her dream and opening her own garage.

Luke Andrew keeps hold of the ball for Brackley during Saturdays victory at Wellingborough OG. Photo: Neale Hutchinson

Lowdell delivers as Brackley turn it around to take points

Mike Lowdell kicked the crucial conversion as Brackley returned from Wellingborough OG with a 7-5 victory in Saturday’s Midlands Four East South fixture.


Cyclop should cope with conditions at Wincanton

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

Cherwell District Council bought the old Antelope Garage on Swan Close Road, which forms part of the regeneration plans NNL-170920-140907001

Have your say on Banbury canalside regeneration

People are being asked to have their say on the future of Banbury’s canalside as part of a council consultation which opened yesterday (Wednesday, January 17).

Keith Strangwood at The Horton General Hospital, Maternity Unit, in Banbury. NNL-160706-143901009

Horton campaigners to seek appeal against judicial review dismissal

Horton campaigners will be seeking leave to appeal a High Court judge’s dismissal of a judicial review into the consultation on the Banbury hospital’s downgrading.

Protesters outside the OCCG meeting on downgrading the Horton General Hospital NNL-171108-151244001

Health chiefs refuse to disclose GPs’ votes despite media request

Oxfordshire health bosses who are pursuing a downgrade of the Horton have denied an appeal for release of details of GPs’ voting over the hospital’s maternity ward.

Linda Finau, whose mother made a direct appeal for her to come home. Photo: Thames Valley Police NNL-180117-134054001

Mum makes heartfelt appeal to missing girl with Banbury links

The mother of a missing girl with Banbury links has made a direct appeal to her daughter as police release CCTV images of her in McDonald’s on Saturday (January 13).

Army recruitment evening comes to Banbury

Army recruitment evening comes to Banbury

Banbury’s Army Reserve Centre on the Oxford Road will hold a recruitment evening on Tuesday, January 23 between 7.30pm and 9pm.

Cafe Red manager Chantal Shaw having her head shaved by Sam Kyme's sister Pippa Hughes in aid of the late mother's fund for her sons NNL-181001-103225001

Fundraising events raise thousands for Sam Kyme’s boys

Thousands of pounds have been raised for the late Sam Kyme’s fund for her sons by a head shave and New Year’s Eve party.

Time running out for Chippy music festival entry

Time running out for Chippy music festival entry

The Chipping Norton Music festival, one of the oldest in the country will take place from Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 24 but performers have until January 19 to submit their entry.

Top scorer  Aaron Williams gave Brackley Town the lead at Barrow

FA Trophy: Williams and Armson put Saints through in replay

Brackley Town made the long trip north worthwhile as they booked their place in the third round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

Non League
Vaccination warning over Australian 'flu

Special report: Banburyshire GPs encourage getting flu jab to avoid illness

GPs in Banburyshire are assuring people in vulnerable categories it is not too late to be vaccinated against flu.

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