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Banbury councillors join forces against online trolls

Banbury councillors on both sides of the political divide are united in the fight against online abuse and hope others will follow their lead.

Politics
Traders in Parsons Street back Small Business Saturday, with The Artery owner Barry Whitehouse on the right. NNL-171128-125421009

Use free parking in Banbury to make most of independent businesses

Shoppers are urged to support the wide variety of independent businesses in Banbury as motorists can park for free in council-run car parks today (Saturday, December 2).

Business
Police Sergeant Katrina Hibbert, Police Sergeant David Keith, Police Sergeant Jade Hewitt and Police Constable Ian Allen were among those commended. Photo: Thames Valley Police

Awards for police officers who disrupted Banbury drug operation

Four police officers who disrupted a drug operation in Banbury which exploited vulnerable adults were among those to be awarded for their bravery and determination.

Crime
Traders in Parsons Street back Small Business Saturday, with The Artery owner Barry Whitehouse on the right. NNL-171128-125421009

Shopping in an Indie Wonderland: Fun song to promote Small Business Saturday in Banbury

One of the stalwarts of Banbury Old Town has recorded a fun song tweaking the words to ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland’ to promote Small Business Saturday tomorrow.

Business
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Unanimous ‘no’ for fresh bid to turn Burdrop pub into a house

Councillors were united in rejecting a fresh attempt to turn a pub in Burdrop into a house, which the owners have been trying to do for 11 years.

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A happy visitor after meeting Santa Claus and his elf at Hempton's Christmas Bazaar last year

Father Christmas returns to Hempton Christmas Bazaar

Father Christmas and his elves will be returning to Hempton’s Christmas Bazaar tomorrow (Saturday, December 2).

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NatWest closures: Banbury branch spared but Chipping Norton’s will shut

NatWest in Banbury will be spared but Chipping Norton’s branch will close along with 258 others across the UK.

Business
Walkers getting active and raising awareness for how exercise can help against diabetes in Bicester. Photo: Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Diabetes: Banbury men show how exercise can help manage condition

Two men from Banbury with different types of diabetes have urged those with the condition to get active ahead of a ‘health walk’ to raise awareness.

Health
Mark Richards was open about the effects the crash has had on his life. Photo: YouTube/Thames Valley Police

VIDEO: Banbury crash victim shares how drink-driver changed his life

A former firefighter who suffered life-changing injuries after a drink driver crashed into him in Banbury shared his heart-breaking story as part of a police campaign launched today (Friday, December 1).
Crime
Jan Cox serving food on Christmas Day at the Royal Voluntary Service's lunch for older people last year. Photo: Royal Voluntary Service

Banbury volunteer encourages others to be charitable this Christmas

A Banbury volunteer encouraged others to help those in need this festive period as she gives up her Christmas Day.

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Shirley Warrington with Bristol Street Motors Banbury Peugeot general manager Stephen Craig

Bereaved woman wins holiday of a lifetime thanks to Banbury car dealership

A woman will be able to enjoy her deceased mother's favourite holiday destination thanks to a car dealership in Banbury.

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Precious jewellery stolen during Middleton Cheney burglary

Thieves stole silver coins and a number of jewellery items including a gold bracelet during a burglary in Middleton Cheney yesterday (Wednesday, November 29).

Crime
The UK wastes around two million tonnes of food every year. Photo: Wrap

Banbury charity publishes new guidelines on food labels to tackle waste

A Banbury organisation published new guidelines today (Wednesday, November 29) on food expiry labels in partnership with the government in a bid to tackle waste.
Environment
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Man stabbed and another punched in Banbury assault

A man was slashed across the chest and another punched in the face in an assault in Banbury on Saturday (November 25).

Crime
Volunteers at The People's Church who checked and packaged shoeboxes filled with gifts for children overseas NNL-171128-173238001

Hundreds of shoeboxes for overseas children thanks to Banburyshire donations

More than 2,000 shoeboxes filled with gifts will be sent to children overseas after donations from across Banburyshire.

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A selection of firearms handed in to police as part of the surrender campaign. Photo: Thames Valley Police

Police firearms campaign sees 28 guns and ammo surrendered in Banbury

A police campaign encouraging gun owners to surrender their weapons saw 28 firearms and ammo handed in to Banbury police station.

Crime
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Banburyshire councils made more than £2m in parking fees

More than £2m was made through parking fees in the districts which make up Banburyshire in the last financial year, according to figures released yesterday (Monday, November 27).

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The residents of Agnes Court with the Oxford University rugby players. Photo: Keith Barnes/Leonard Cheshire Disability NNL-171127-100021001

Oxford rugby players wished good luck by disabled adults at Banbury home

Disabled adults in Banbury were treated to a visit by Oxford University rugby players ahead of the derby match against Cambridge.

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Cllr Kieron Mallon presented taxi driver Satbir Arora with an award after saving a girl from an armed paedophile she met online. Photo: Cherwell District Council NNL-171127-131604001

Cherwell council awards taxi driver for saving teenage girl from armed paedophile

A taxi driver who saved a teenage girl from abduction by an armed paedophile she met online was awarded by Cherwell District Council today (Monday, November 27).

Crime
Free parking in Banbury and Bicester this weekend

Free parking in Banbury on Saturday to support small businesses

Shoppers in Banbury will be able to park in council-run car parks for free as part of Small Business Saturday.

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