Lack of parish support for two-council model for Northants

Plans to replace eight councils in Northants with two unitary authorities has met with opposition from some parish councils.

Left to right: Yvonne Markie, Cherwell District Council Strategic Housing Officer; Arthur Gott, Stonewater Development Manager; Cllr David Rogers, Chair Deddington Parish Council; Cllr Bryn Williams, Cherwell District Councillor - Deddington Ward and Chris Montague, Stonewater Assistant Director of Development with children from Deddington Primary School holding the ribbon.

New homes in Deddington aim to tackle rural housing shortage

Thirty new homes for local residents have been officially unveiled in Deddington.

Five generations of the same family together. Left to right, Kirsty Ibbottson, Jim Tomlinson, Dorothy May Tomlinson, Karen Fisher and baby Leo Ibbottson. NNL-180307-132624001

Five generations of same Banbury family mark birthdays and birth

Five generations of the same family came together to mark the 104th birthday of its oldest member – and the birth of its youngest.

Firefighters from Banbury will be taking part in the Midnight Walk for Katharine House Hospice on July 7. NNL-180619-125343001

Banbury’s own superheroes to join Midnight Walk

A team of firefighters from Banbury will be joining the Midnight Walk in aid of Katharine House Hospice on July 7.

Charlotte Allen with her daughter, Freya.

'Take part in Race for Life' urges Oxfordshire mum who survived terminal cancer diagnosis

A young mum who was told she was dying after being diagnosed with cervical cancer which later spread to her bones is calling on the women of Oxfordshire to help people like her by signing up to Race for Life.

Outgoing Brackley Rotary Club president Ken Smith, handing over to new president Colin Gillies. NNL-180307-094933001

New president at the helm at Brackley Rotary Club

A new president has taken the helm at Brackley Rotary Club.

Dogs for Good dog Brenda with her pup. NNL-180628-173255001

Dogs for Good puppies in their first TV appearance

Banbury-based charity, Dogs for Good, will be featured in the current series of Channel 5’s hugely popular Wonderful World of Puppies programme.

Dogs for Good has released tips on how to keep your dog cool this summer

Keeping your dog cool: Banbury's Dogs for Good shows pet owners how

With the hot weather scorching the Banbury Guardian region this week, Dogs for Good has released top tips for how to keep your dogs cool.

Some of the firefighters who cycled from John O'Groats to Lands End in aid of the Firefighters Charity.

Award for firefighters epic ride from one end of the UK to the other

A team of 18 cyclists from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue has won an award after cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End, raising more than £100K.

Jean-Pierre Wybauw, a chocolatier with Callebaut, has passed away. Picture courtesy of Uyttebroeck - Verschueren Fotost.

Callebaut 'chocolate legend' passes away

A Banbury chocolate firm has paid tribute to one of their long-standing employees.

An overheated light caused a roof fire in Middle Barton

Firefighter stop spread of blaze in roof of Middle Barton property

An overheated light caused a roof fire in a property in Middle Barton last weekend.

The Hill Community Centre, Banbury. NNL-170314-151155009

Apologies over delay for new youth and community centre in Bretch Hill

Work to replace The Hill Youth and Community Centre in Bretch Hill has been delayed, leading to a council apology.

Dogs for Good, Banbury. NNL-160223-193919009

Preparations nearly complete for Dogs for Good fun day

Dogs for Good is finishing its preparations for its summer fun day at Stoneleigh Park on June 16.

The RSPCA rescued a starling which was trapped under a manhole cover in Bicester.

Startled starling trapped under manhole cover in Bicester rescued by RSPCA

A starling which got in a flap after being stuck under a manhole cover was rescued after a passing cyclist alerted the RSPCA.
Jessica Morgan, 12, from Banbury, has been trying to raise awareness of ME. NNL-180529-102338001

Banbury youngster shares her story to raise awareness of ME

Before being diagnosed with ME, 12-year-old Jessica Morgan enjoyed swimming, Brownies and ballet among other activities.

Opening of Braesyde's in Brackley with, left to right, store owner Sarah Grove, Brackley mayor Mark Morrell, and Sarah's daughter, Lily Braesyde. NNL-180506-154421001

Childhood memories inspire Brackley’s new greengrocer

A Brackley resident with fond childhood memories of vegetable growing and a former career in accountancy has gone into counting beans of a different kind.

Firefighters rescued a driver and their dog from a car following a collision near Chipping Norton.

Firefighters rescue driver and dog after collision near Chipping Norton

A driver and their dog were trapped in a car when it became embedded in a dense hedge following a crash near Chipping Norton yesterday, Monday

Pioneering Hook Norton nursery to hold toddle for bereavement charity

Pioneering Hook Norton nursery to hold toddle for bereavement charity

A farm-based nursery in Hook Norton will be running a sponsored toddle in aid of bereavement charity SeeSaw next week.

2017 Brackley Soapbox Derby NNL-170606-144302001

Brackley Soapbox Derby back this weekend

The karts are finely tuned, the roads are set up and the flags are ready as Brackley’s Soapbox Derby approaches this weekend.

One of the feral cats found near Bicester

Colony of feral cats found in north Oxfordshire in the care of charity

Cherwell Cats Protection is trying to raise money to help a feral colony of 25 to 30 cats found near Bicester.

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