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Outrage over plans to close Banbury magistrates’ court

The government has revealed plans to close Banbury magistrates’ court causing an outcry from many who describe it as a ‘hammer blow to local justice’.

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Residents are fighting to save Brackley Library from proposed council cuts. Photo: Save Brackley Library NNL-181101-103018001

‘Read-in’ protest over possible closure of Brackley Library

A peaceful ‘read-in’ will be held at Brackley Library tomorrow (Friday, January 12), the penultimate day of the consultation into its possible closure.

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Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi

Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi given ministerial role in reshuffle

Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi, who represents much of south Warwickshire, has been given a ministerial role in Theresa May’s reshuffle today (Tuesday, January 9).

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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PCC Anthony Stansfeld is seeking views on the tax increase proposals

Banburyshire police commissioners welcome funding changes through council tax hike

More money could be made available for police forces across Banburyshire but only if council tax is increased.

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Andrea Leadsom MP, Brackley Town Councillor Sue Sharps and Alice du Plessis, nine

Nine-year-old shows MP 'how great Brackley Library is' as campaign against cutbacks continues

Campaigners voiced their concerns about threats to Brackley Library to South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom during a visit in the Christmas break.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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Former councillor Fred Blackwell. Photo: Cherwell District Council

Tributes to ex-Banbury councillor and mayor Fred Blackwell

Tributes have been paid to long-serving, former Banbury councillor and one-time mayor Fred Blackwell, who has died.

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household recycling

Stratford and South Northants districts in top 10 for recycling

Residents in Stratford and South Northamptonshire districts have been vigilantly recycling and composting to help the councils reach the top 10 in England.

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Oxfordshire County Hall NNL-160721-122114009

County eyes big tax rise in latest budget

Council tax for Oxfordshire County Council provided services could be rising by 4.99 per cent according to next year’s budget.

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Banbury Town Council are supporting a motion against online abuse. Cllr. Kieron Mallon, left and Cllr. Steve Kilsby, right. NNL-171128-102323009

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.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Syrian refugees in Turkey

Banbury commuters: keep your eyes peeled for flashmob for Syria

Banbury commuters coming home from work in London tomorrow, Friday, should keep their eyes peeled for unusual activity at the train station.

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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.
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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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Banbury MP Victoria Prentis NNL-150826-094619001

Budget 2017: North Oxfordshire MP welcomes ‘exciting vision for UK’

North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis said the Budget offers ‘an exciting vision for the country’ and her constituents will welcome some of the announcements.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond. Picture: Getty

Budget 2017: Oxfordshire councils given £215m to build 100,000 homes

The Chancellor announced £215m will be given to Oxfordshire’s councils to build 100,000 homes and infrastructure in the county by 2031 in his Budget today (Wednesday, November 22).

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Matt Harris from Chipping Norton is organizing a carers' petition. NNL-171031-164349009

Chipping Norton carer seeks debate on pay in Commons

A Chipping Norton man who looked after his elderly and ill mother for eight years has launched a national petition in a bid to get the Government to pay carers a living wage.

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Staff from Citizens Advice who will be happy to help with Universal Credit worries. (L-R) Gill Ince, Carl Jenkinson, Andrew Carter and Hayley Watson. Photo: Citizens' Advice North Oxon & South Northants NNL-171031-122103001

Be prepared for Universal Credit rollout in Cherwell district this month

This month sees the introduction of Universal Credit to Banbury residents who are claiming any of six benefits it replaces.

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