Council advised to refuse service station plans

Cherwell District Council’s Planning Committee will meet next Thursday, June 21, at 4pm with Euro Garages’ controversial plans for motorway services and more, by Junction 11 of the M40, up for a decision.


Royal Mail bans postal workers from flying England flags from vans during World Cup

Royal Mail has banned postal workers from flying the England flag on their vehicles during the World Cup.

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(L-R) Barley Mow general manager Stefan Wright, second chef Jack Horley and shift supervisor Jake Widdowson

Eight new jobs as Banbury pub reopens after refurb

A Banbury pub has officially reopened its doors after an extensive refurbishment resulting in eight new jobs being created.

(L-R) Tom Page, Tommy Page, Nikki Page from the Rose and Crown in Charlbury

North Oxfordshire pub named best in county by CAMRA

A pub in north Oxfordshire has been named the best in the county by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

A lorry has spilled fuel onto the southbound M40

Fuel spillage on M40 between Gaydon and Banbury causing delays

A fuel spillage from a lorry on the southbound M40 between Gaydon and Banbury is causing long delays for drivers.
Beaumont Road Industrial Estate

Beaumont Road Industrial Estate water work meeting

Businesses in Banbury’s Beaumont Road Industrial Estate are being reminded of a meeting this Wednesday regarding plans for future work to replace water pipes.

Managing director James Clarke (left) with marketing manager Mark Graham outside Hook Norton Brewery NNL-180531-143141001

Brilliant Banburyshire: Exciting times for Hooky Brewery in 169-year history

At the Banbury Guardian, we like to celebrate what makes our portion of middle England so special and Hook Norton Brewery is certainly part of that.

Emergency services at the crash on the M40 this afternoon (Friday, June 8). Photo: Bicester Fire Station/Twitter

UPDATE: Man in life-threatening condition after M40 'medical incident'

A man has been rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition after a 'medical incident' on the M40 between the A43 and Bicester junctions.
Lots of rubbish was cleared up by members of Warwickshire Hunt on Sunday and Wednesday this week NNL-180706-171028001

Banbury roads cleared of rubbish by hunt members

Members of the Warwickshire Hunt cleared a number of roads in and around Banbury of litter this week.

An artist's impression of the Castle Quay extension, known as CQ2. NNL-140422-151348001

Banbury Canal Day back on as Castle Quay 2 delayed

For the second year running Banbury’s popular Canal Day Festival is back on after a delay to work on the Castle Quay 2 development.


PICTURES AND VIDEO: ‘Hotter than the sun’ Temperature of 15 MILLION Celcius recorded in sleepy Oxfordshire village

Temperatures of 15 MILLION degrees Celcius which is hotter than the centre of the sun have been recorded in a sleepy Oxfordshire village

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.

The Co-op on Ferriston was ram-raided in the early hours of Tuesday, June 5 NNL-180506-133547001

Another Banbury shop ram-raided in early hours

Another shop in Banbury was ram-raided in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, June 5).

Mark Morrell showed Cllr Yvonne Constance the potholes on Bloxham Road. NNL-180529-160715009

Repairs booked after Mr Pothole gives councillor tour of pothole-ridden Banbury roads

Some of the worst potholes in Banbury should be fixed soon after Mr Pothole showed a senior county councillor the dire state of the town’s roads.

Stacy Parsons has opened Banbury's first dedicated independent gourmet coffee shop NNL-180529-094242001

Banbury Coffee Shop offers gourmet cuppa

Banbury now has its first dedicated independent gourmet coffee shop.

Plans for Shipston gym refused due to parking concerns

Plans for Shipston gym refused due to parking concerns

Potential parking problems have scuppered plans to turn a vacant industrial unit in Shipston into a gym.

Peter Borg-Neal

Owner of popular pub-restaurant operator shortlisted for top industry honour

The shortlist for the 35th Catey Awards has revealed that Peter Borg-Neal, Founder and CEO of Oakman Inns & Restaurants, the operators of 22 venues across the Home Counties, Midlands and beyond has been shortlisted for a top honour.

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Evan Nash (centre) was presented with his award by Clean chief people officer Sarah Cooper and site director Graeme Andrews

Banbury linen supplier employee praised in inaugural company awards

A member of staff at the Banbury site for a national linen supplier has been praised in his company’s first ever ‘employee of the year awards’.

Drivers on the 500 bus in Banbury will have prizes to give away to lucky passengers in June. Photo: Stagecoach NNL-180530-150121001

Banbury Gateway bus users could win £100 in vouchers

Passengers on the bus to Banbury Gateway Retail Park will have the chance to win £100 worth of shopping vouchers to mark the anniversary of the new route.

We Found Nemo return to Blenheim Palace. Photo: Ric Mellis NNL-180529-144509001

Banbury teams race around France in film cars for charity

A number of teams from Banbury spent the weekend driving dressed-up cars around a French town to raise money for an Oxfordshire charity.

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