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Married to the job: Bodicote woman involved in thousands of lives at register office

A Bodicote woman has played an integral part in literally thousands of momentous events.

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(L-R) Leeds Building Society's Fiona Vu, Nicola Kilby and Adam Brown with the Mercedes F1 poster, which they are auctioning for Samaritans

Signed Mercedes F1 poster up for silent auction at Banbury building society

A rare diagram of a Mercedes Formula One car signed by Lewis Hamilton and others is being auctioned at a building society in Banbury in aid of Samaritans.

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Chipping Norton School head teacher Simon Duffy with two pupils during his last week in charge NNL-180719-151951001

‘Proud’ long-serving head teacher bids farewell to Chipping Norton School

West Oxfordshire’s longest-serving head teacher is stepping down after 12 and a half years at the helm of Chipping Norton School today (Friday, July 20).

Education
Sapa Profiles building, Banbury as it is today

Approval for ambitious plan to turn iconic Banbury building into hotel

Ambitious plans to turn an iconic but derelict large building in Banbury into a ‘destination hotel’ were unanimously supported by councillors yesterday (Thursday, July 19).

Business
Two trapped people taken to hospital after crash near Shipston

Two trapped people taken to hospital after crash near Shipston

Two people were taken to a major trauma centre after a crash involving two cars near Shipston that left one driver trapped for over an hour.

Transport
Chipping Norton Leisure Centre. Photo: West Oxfordshire District Council

Major upgrade for Chipping Norton Leisure Centre after council investment

Chipping Norton Leisure Centre is set for a major upgrade after councillors gave the green light to invest £100,000 in the project.

Business
Travellers at Longford Park

Housing developers working to move on travellers at Longford Park

A group of travellers pitched up on land at the entrance to Longford Park in Bodicote with the housing developers working with the council to move them on.
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The 'quad kids athletics' winning team from Bloxham Primary School. NNL-180717-160730009

Bloxham Primary School pupils win gold at county games

A Bloxham Primary School teacher said she was proud of her pupils after dozens of them competed at a county sports contest, with one team winning gold.

Education
Councillor Kieron Mallon NNL-141023-165933001

Job support for veterans backed by Cherwell councillors

‘A hand up not a hand out’ for veterans applying for jobs at Cherwell District Council will be looking into after being given unanimous support from councillors.

Politics
Have a go at tennis at Deddington Tennis Club's open day NNL-180718-102623001

Have a go at tennis at Deddington club open day

Deddington Tennis Club is inviting players of all ages and abilities to an open day on Sunday (July 22).

News
Yvonne Rees

Cherwell and Oxfordshire council partnership starts as joint boss agreed

Cherwell District and Oxfordshire County councils’ partnership has begun as the appointment of a joint chief executive has been approved.

Politics
Construction giant Carillion the firm carrying out the major upgrade of Market Harborough railway station enters compulsory liquidation.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Cost of Carillion collapse for Oxfordshire County Council ‘very significant’

The cost of dealing with the collapse of construction firm Carillion for Oxfordshire County Council is expected to be ‘very significant’ as councillors get set to consider the impact.

Business
From left, SSNAP charity director Emma Cantrell, staff nurse Anna Ryan, Sara Deans with baby Frazer, senior clinical psychologist Dr Jacinta Cordwell and Sarah Vaccari from Oxford Hospitals Charity. Photo: OUH NHS Foundation Trust

App for parents to see sick newborn babies piloted by Banbury mum

A mum from Banbury was among the first to trial a pioneering app helping parents watch their poorly newborn's progress at the John Radcliffe Hospital, even if they are not cotside.

Health
Posters will be put up in Cherwell District Council-run car parks about not leaving dogs in cars. Photo: stock image

Warning not to keep dogs in hot vehicles in Banbury car parks

A poster warning drivers not to leave dogs in their vehicles will be put up in Cherwell District Council car parks thanks to a Banbury councillor.

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Cllr Sean Woodcock's anti-modern slavery motion was unanimously passed by Cherwell District Council NNL-181007-181940001

Unanimous backing for charter to help modern slavery victims in Cherwell

Councillors gave their unanimous support to a list of commitments designed to tackle modern slavery at the meeting on Monday.

Politics
Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood

Council leader vows to get ‘disgusting’ Banbury pavements cleaned up

Cherwell District Council’s leader said he would make sure Banbury pavements are cleaned after they were described as disgusting at a meeting on Monday.

Environment
A deep pothole on Mewburn Road, Banbury NNL-180503-123017009

List of repairs revealed as £10m to improve Oxfordshire’s roads approved

An extra £10m of pothole repairs across Oxfordshire and ‘in principle’ plans for £120m of investment in the county’s roads were approved today (Tuesday, July 17).

Transport
There will be plenty of beer at the Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales. Picture by Claire Mortimer NNL-150720-155057001

More than 100 ales at 25th annual Hook Norton beer festival

A selection of more than 100 beers will be available for visitors as Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday (July 21).

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Silverstone Circuit. Photo: Google NNL-180717-151224001

Concerns over Cherwell council’s £1m loan for Silverstone heritage centre

Approval was granted for Cherwell District Council to give Silverstone Circuit a £1m loan for a new heritage centre despite concerns at a meeting yesterday (Monday, July 16).

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Paul Shepley, of Ruscote Avenue, is complaining about anti-social driving in Banbury. NNL-181007-095158009

Complaints over anti-social drivers speeding around Banbury

Neighbours are complaining about being disturbed by anti-social motorists with loud engines and exhausts racing around Banbury at all hours.

Crime
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