Hardwick set for deep clean as part of Cherwell ‘blitz’

Hardwick estate is the latest area of Banbury to be undergoing a deep clean as part of a council campaign next week.

Insect expert, George Fenemore, in Wimborn Close Deddington, where beetles have been settling in the evenings. NNL-180506-165842009

Deddington homes invaded by beetles

A number of homes in Deddington have been suffering an invasion of beetles.


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

Cllr Mark Cherry near the newly resurfaced road near North Oxfordshire Academy

Developer cash pays for A422 resurfacing of potholed road

Developer cash from a new housing estate called Banbury Rise has paid for the resurfacing of the potholed road outside North Oxfordshire Academy.

Bodicote Flyover Farm Shop NNL-180516-111217001

Fears Bodicote will join Banbury if farm shop homes plan is passed

Fresh fears have been raised over Bodicote becoming part of Banbury with plans to build up to 52 homes on the site of a popular farm shop.

Grimsbury Reservoir, Banbury. NNL-180805-130517009

The Long Read: Are otters depleting fish stocks at Banbury Reservoir?

Despite their cuddly appearance otters are ferocious predators sitting near or on top of the freshwater food chain.


CUTE PICTURES ALERT: Eight young hedgehogs get pampering baths before release into the wild

Eight young hedgehogs have been released at Center Parcs in Woburn Forest after many months of care at a special hedgehog hospital.

A chestnut tree fell on Banbury Chestnuts Bowls Club, causing a lot of damage. Photo: Martyn Cooper NNL-181005-112834001

Games back on after chestnut tree falls on Banbury Chestnuts Bowls Club

Banbury Chestnuts Bowls Club hosting matches again on Saturday after having to cancel last weekend’s fixtures because a chestnut tree fell on the green.

The tulips are pink in People's Park for a reason

Pretty in pink in Banbury park for a reason

Banbury Town Council is supporting cancer research by planting pink tulips in People’s Park.

A delightful contribution to The big picture

Now that’s what we call a cute photo

How cute is this?

Tractors are now a common site on the Steeple Aston 'nature reserve' NNL-180405-171108001

Steeple Aston residents lament loss of habitat

Residents of Steeple Aston have been angered by clearance work being carried out on a much-loved area once left to run wild.

Poppy Mason shares a drink with no straws with The Cherwell manager Hannah Griffin NNL-180105-160401009

‘Eco warrior’ Mollington girl assured Banbury pub phasing out plastic straws

An eight-year-old girl from Mollington was reassured a Banbury pub is phasing out its plastic straws after she wrote them a letter about the damage they can do to marine animals.

Thames Water tankers on B4035 Main Road outside Broughton NNL-180105-142438001

Tanker fleet called in to deal with Broughton sewer problem

Tankers have been called in to deal with flooded sewers in Broughton.

Peter Monk and Ruth Tilton by the felled canalside trees at Castle Quay. Photo: Jake McNulty NNL-180424-140928009

Anger over canalside tree-felling near Castle Quay

Townspeople have objected to the unannounced felling of ten trees on one of Banbury’s canalside rest areas.

Plastic waste could soon be a thing of the past

Banbury firm launches unique pact for businesses to tackle plastic waste

A Banbury company is at the forefront of making unnecessary single-use plastic packaging a thing of the past as part of a world-first pact launched today (Thursday, April 26).

Dave Pegg in the Keep the Horton General campaign tee shirt at Fairport's Cropredy festival NNL-160815-144353001

Fairport is to get ‘drastic on plastic’ at this year’s festival

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention has joined the war on single-use plastic.

Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

House sparrow Passer domesticus, male, perched on edge of garden shed roof. Co. Durham. August. EMN-180801-142832001

House sparrow most spotted bird in Oxfordshire during RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The house sparrow, starling and blue tit make up the top three birds spotted in Oxfordshire during the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

Flytipping near Evenley

Hazardous asbestos dumped near south Northants village

Ten tonnes of asbestos were dumped near Evenley - costing the taxpayer £6,000 to clear up.

Badgers could come under threat of a cull in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire

Oxfordshire and Warwickshire badger culling - have your say

A two week public consultation into badger culling in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire began on Monday.

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