Banbury Guardian review of the year 2018

This year, Banbury and the surrounding areas has seen some highs, lows and everything in between.
The year got off to a positive start with a story of salvation for a former drug user, Ben Hornsby, who turned his life around after an encounter with a Banbury boy whilst begging. We put out an appeal to find the boy that would later prove successful. 
The end of the month the BG broke the news that the magistrates court was due to be closed early 2019 due to it being significantly under used.
The feel good story of the month came from the Horton Hospital as Sarah Allen and baby Joshua became the first mother and child of the year just 12 minutes after reaching the hospital from her Banbury home.The year got off to a positive start with a story of salvation for a former drug user, Ben Hornsby, who turned his life around after an encounter with a Banbury boy whilst begging. We put out an appeal to find the boy that would later prove successful. 
The end of the month the BG broke the news that the magistrates court was due to be closed early 2019 due to it being significantly under used.
The feel good story of the month came from the Horton Hospital as Sarah Allen and baby Joshua became the first mother and child of the year just 12 minutes after reaching the hospital from her Banbury home.
The year got off to a positive start with a story of salvation for a former drug user, Ben Hornsby, who turned his life around after an encounter with a Banbury boy whilst begging. We put out an appeal to find the boy that would later prove successful. The end of the month the BG broke the news that the magistrates court was due to be closed early 2019 due to it being significantly under used. The feel good story of the month came from the Horton Hospital as Sarah Allen and baby Joshua became the first mother and child of the year just 12 minutes after reaching the hospital from her Banbury home.

The continued fight for the Horton Hospital and ever growing anger about the state of the roads supplied a constant background noise to numerous exciting and moving stories including the discovery of a Roman villa and the fight to save a children’s Play Bus.We look back at the ups and downs of the year. Hover your cursor over each picture to see what the month gave us.