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Twyford dance school pupils filmed as extras for Darkest Hour

Around 70 children from a Twyford dance school and some parents were part of filming for Churchill movie Darkest Hour, eagerly waiting to see if they made the final cut.

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Banbury mayor Colin Clarke and Cllr Kieron Mallon with John Lomas and Dan Hunter, of Blue Diamond Riley Services, whose 1949 MG TC which will take part in the Monte Carlo Rallye when it passes through Banbury NNL-180116-113157001

Banbury gears up to welcome classic Monte Carlo Rally

Shoppers in Banbury were given a sneak preview of what to expect when the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique and Classique passes through the town next month.

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Trading standards officers revealed a Banbury couple's fake business by buying a shirt purportedly signed by footballer Wayne Rooney, pictured at a real signing with old club Manchester United FC, which was proven to be forged. Photo: Dorset County Council NNL-180115-152209001

Rooney helps reveal Banbury couple’s £1m fake football memorabilia fraud

A Banbury couple’s £1m business selling fake signed football memorabilia was disrupted with the help of Wayne Rooney.

Crime
Linda Finau has been missing since Friday, January 5. Photo courtesy of Thames Valley Police NNL-180115-135442001

Help needed to find missing teenage girl with Banbury links

A 16-year-old girl from Bicester who has links to Banbury has been missing for ten days and police are concerned for her welfare.

Crime
Ambulances outside the busy Horton A&E department

Temporary dialysis ward set up at Horton hospital

A temporary dialysis ward with six beds has been set up at the Horton General Hospital from today (Monday, January 15) so patients do not have to travel to Oxford for treatment.

Health
Holloway's auctioneer James Lees with Lord Lucan's top hat and coat of arms NNL-181101-135746001

Hoard of Lord Lucan belongings set for auction in Banbury

A Banbury auction house is due to sell a number of items belonging to the infamous Lord Lucan next month.

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New activity clubs for autistic young people in Middleton Cheney

A support group for parents of children with autism is launching an activity club for girls and another on arts and craft in Middleton Cheney.

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Residents are fighting to save Brackley Library from proposed council cuts. Photo: Save Brackley Library NNL-181101-103018001

‘Read-in’ protest over possible closure of Brackley Library

A peaceful ‘read-in’ will be held at Brackley Library tomorrow (Friday, January 12), the penultimate day of the consultation into its possible closure.

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Horton campaigners on a protest march in London NNL-171009-143423001

Health secretary steps in over Horton maternity downgrade

The health secretary has agreed to refer the permanent downgrade of the Horton General Hospital maternity unit to the body which rescued it in 2008 for an initial assessment.

Health
Superintendent Mark Johns presents Ysabella Mistula with her award for winning the logo competition. Photo: Thames Valley Police NNL-181001-164843001

Banbury schoolgirl wins logo competition for safeguarding group

A Banbury schoolgirl was presented with an award by police after beating competition from across Cherwell district to design a logo for a safeguarding group.

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Healthwatch Oxfordshire chairman George Smith

Winter A&E pressures: Watchdog criticises Horton chiefs for past beds closures

Health watchdog members criticised the permanent closure of hospital beds at a meeting last night, Tuesday, as the Horton General Hospital’s A&E is under severe pressure.

Health
Sam Kyme's coffin is taken into St Mary's Church in Banbury for her funeral NNL-181001-120921001

Family and friends gather to say goodbye to Sam Kyme

It was an emotional day for Sam Kyme’s family and friends as they said goodbye at her funeral in Banbury this morning (Wednesday, January 10).

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Dashcam footage appeal over fatal M40 crash near Banbury

Thames Valley Police is re-appealing for anyone with dashcam footage that may help in its investigation into a fatal multi-vehicle crash on the M40 near Banbury.

Transport
The deadline for applications is Monday January 15

Days left for parents to apply for primary school places in Banburyshire

The deadline for parents to apply for their child’s primary school place is fast approaching.

Education
Peter England was jailed for 11 years over sexual offences in Oxfordshire. Photo: Thames Valley Police NNL-180901-160645001

Man jailed for 11 years after raping Oxfordshire girl

A man has been jailed for 11 years after being found guilty of raping a girl from Oxfordshire.

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Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi

Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi given ministerial role in reshuffle

Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi, who represents much of south Warwickshire, has been given a ministerial role in Theresa May’s reshuffle today (Tuesday, January 9).

Politics
Sam Kyme and family from Banbury. From the left, Pippa Hughes, Sam's sister, Harry Kyme, Sam's son, Sam Kyme, Joey Kyme, Sam's son, Lynsey Kyme, Sam's sister and Ellie Hughes, Pippa's daughter. NNL-171121-181444009

Dozens expected for Sam Kyme funeral in Banbury

Dozens of people are expected to wish their final farewells to Sam Kyme at her funeral in Banbury tomorrow (Wednesday, January 10).

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A man and a woman from Waltham Gardens, Banbury, are charged with being members of banned far-right group National Action NNL-180901-131038009

Banbury pair plead not guilty over banned far-right group membership charges

A man and a woman from Banbury, charged with being members of banned far-right group National Action, pleaded not guilty in court today (Tuesday, January 9).

Crime
An illustration of how a development for up to 150 homes off Tadmarton Road in Bloxham might look. Photo: Planning Prospects NNL-180201-143137001

Speculative plans for up to 150 homes on former Bloxham quarry

A landowner is hoping to get planning permission for up to 150 homes on a former quarry before selling the land to a developer.

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Vicki and Simeon Lewis in the new Watermans Goldsmiths & Jewellers shop in Parsons Street NNL-180701-105639009

Banbury jewellers moves into sparkling new shop

A long-standing Banbury jewellers moved into a sparkling new shop next door giving the owners more space to give a more personal touch.

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