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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.

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Cherwell District Council Offices,  Bodicote House

Residents reminded to rate Cherwell services in review of council

As it approaches the half-way mark, residents are being urged to take part in Cherwell District Council’s six-week annual satisfaction survey.

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VIDEO: MP questions minister over keeping proceedings in Banbury after potential court closure

The North Oxfordshire MP is hoping to keep some judicial proceedings in Banbury if the proposed closure of the magistrates' court goes ahead.

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Cherwell District Council

Cherwell and Oxfordshire councils agree to partnership in principle

Both Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council agreed to the principle of joint-working yesterday (Monday, June 4), after a partnership which saved millions of pounds was scrapped.

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Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council's partnership is ending

Cherwell council looking at partnering with county after South Northants split

Cherwell District Council may partner up with Oxfordshire County Council after deciding to split from South Northamptonshire Council, it has been announced today (Tuesday, May 29).

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Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council retains ‘good’ Ofsted rating for children’s services

In an Ofsted inspection released today Oxfordshire County Council’s children’s services has received an overall ‘good’ rating.

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Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council's partnership is ending

Northamptonshire governance crisis ends Cherwell council partnership

The crisis over cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council has led to the end of the ‘successful partnership’ between Cherwell district and South Northamptonshire councils.

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Dr Peter Fisher, second from left, who is one of the Keep the Horton General Legal team outside the Appeal Court last December with, l - r, Peter McLoughlin, Keith Strangwood and Charlotte Bird NNL-170812-173746001

Banbury campaign expert warns of visa ‘perfect storm’

A senior member of Banbury’s hospital campaign group has written to the new Home Secretary over immigration rules that are endangering local services.

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Commissioners spend first day at Northants County Council

Commissioners spend first day at Northants County Council

The two commissioners parachuted in to oversee the running of  Northamptonshire County Council had their first day at county hall yesterday (May 16).

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Dame Tessa Jowell

Tributes paid to Shipston politician Dame Tessa Jowell

Tributes have been flooding in for former cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell after she died at her home near Shipston on Saturday (May 12), aged 70.
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Tony McArdle, one of the government commissioners who will help run NCC

Government taskforce sent in to turn around Northamptonshire County Council finances

Two commissioners have been drafted in to oversee financial decisions at Northamptonshire County Council for three years following a Government announcement.

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The county council's new offices at One Angel Square in Northampton

Director of children’s services at Northamptonshire County Council set to leave

The director of children’s services at Northamptonshire County Council is leaving the post.

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Banbury Town Council's members for 2018/19. Photo: Banbury Town Council NNL-180905-095106001

New Banbury mayor sworn in at annual town council meeting

The new mayor of Banbury said it is an honour to represent the town after being sworn in at a traditional ceremony yesterday evening (Tuesday, May 9).

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Northants County Council balances books but more cuts looming

The £12.7 million borrowed from the reserves of Northamptonshire County Council to balance its books will need to be repaid this financial year, with a plan of how to do it announced in the coming months.

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Cherwell District Council

Few changes but Tories lose a seat in Cherwell council election

Most wards stayed with the holding parties but overall the ruling Conservatives lost one seat in the Cherwell District Council elections.

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Cherwell council election LIVE: Tories lose one seat overall amid few changes

Cherwell council election LIVE: Tories lose one seat overall amid few changes

Follow our live coverage of the Cherwell District Council election count at Spiceball Leisure Centre.

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Witney Labour Party members celebrate after winning three seats, including Chipping Norton, in the West Oxfordshire District Council elections. Photo: Laetisia Carter/Twitter NNL-180405-093151001

West Oxfordshire council elections: Tory losses in Chipping Norton, The Bartons

The Conservatives lost to Labour in Chipping Norton and the Liberal Democrats in The Bartons in the West Oxfordshire council elections yesterday (Thursday, May 3).

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One Angel Square, the new headquarters of Northamptonshire County Council

Plan to set up body to oversee improvement of Northamptonshire council

An independent board is set to be created at Northamptonshire County Council to oversee the work to improve financial management and governance at the authority.

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Naughty local elections voter guide: Can I bring my dog? And am I allowed to turn up drunk?

Voters across England will be heading to their local polling station to cast their ballot in the local elections until 10pm.

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Council elections: Banburyshire polls open for voters to make their choice

Polls have opened in parts of Banburyshire as residents cast their vote in the district council elections today (Thursday, May 3).

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