VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week.

Emergency services on A422 Sun Rising Hill after a car fire. Photo: Tim Cronin

Man treated by paramedics after car fire on A422 Sun Rising Hill

A man was checked over by paramedics after his car caught fire on A422 Sun Rising Hill near Tysoe this morning (Monday, December 11).

An Austin Powers-inspired snowman from Tony Dedman NNL-171112-100936001

Disruption continues across Banburyshire after heavy snow

The heavy snow that covered Banburyshire in white continues to cause disruption today (Monday, December 11).

From the left, Ian Bramble (Roger Coy Partnership), Cllr Liz Griffin (Daventry District Council), Cllr Colin Poole (Daventry District Council). Back, from the left, Luke Abbott (Roger Coy Partnership), Cllr Chris Millar (Daventry District Council), Gary Underhill (Daventry District Council) outside the Victorian railway tunnel at Catesby. NNL-170712-141450001

Full steam ahead for conversion of Victorian Catesby rail tunnel

Work is underway on a world-class aerodynamic testing facility in a disused Victorian railway tunnel.

Shirley Warrington with Bristol Street Motors Banbury Peugeot general manager Stephen Craig

Bereaved woman wins holiday of a lifetime thanks to Banbury car dealership

A woman will be able to enjoy her deceased mother's favourite holiday destination thanks to a car dealership in Banbury.

Banbury Lock open to the public whilst work is carried out on replacing new gates. Pictured, Team Leader Brendan Kavenagh, Craft Operator Rob Ingham and Apprentice Carpenter Megan Gilkes NNL-171118-201554009

Banbury Lock bares all as 100s enjoy open weekend

Hundreds of people took the chance to walk around the bottom of Banbury Lock as refurbishments meant it could be opened to the public.

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).

Car crashes and comes to rest outside Hamptons in Banbury's Market Place NNL-171120-150359001

Two drivers injured with woman cut from car after Banbury town centre crash

Two drivers were injured with a woman having to be cut from her car after a crash in Banbury town centre this afternoon (Monday, November 20).

Cllr. Tony Ilott at a B8 bus stop in Sinclair Avenue, Banbury. NNL-171031-142358009

Councillor pursues Plan B on axed bus routes

A Banbury councillor’s plea to the town’s regular bus service provider to rethink cuts in Hanwell Fields and Hillview Estate have been rebuffed.

Chiltern Rail to offer free rail travel to all military personnel on remembrance Sunday

Free travel on Chiltern Railways for military personnel on Remembrance Sunday

Chiltern Railways will offer complimentary travel for military personnel in military uniform or carrying military identification across its entire route to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

Children on the Banbury Lock gate at Canal Day 2017. Photo: Jane Russell/Canal and River Trust

Banbury Lock out of action for three weeks for repairs

Banbury Lock is being drained for three weeks of extensive refurbishments to install new gates but the canal closure means people can have a rare look at the empty chamber.
Robert Purse has started a petition to introduce further measures to slow down motorists and tackle poor parking in Fenny Compton. Photo: Jake McNulty NNL-171031-131733009

Petition to tackle parking and speeding issues in Fenny Compton

Residents in Fenny Compton are hoping to convince the council to introduce measures to slow down motorists and tackle poor parking with a petition.

Cllr. Tony Ilott at a B8 bus stop in Sinclair Avenue, Banbury. NNL-171031-142510009

Banbury councillor to meet bus boss in search about route cuts

A town and district councillor is to meet a bus company boss today (Friday)) in a bid to find a solution to the closure of two Banbury bus routes.

Gritter lorries and their drivers are ready for action when the cold weather hits this winter. Photos: Oxfordshire County Council

Banbury gritter driver shares experiences as Deddington team prepares for winter

A gritter driver from Banbury shared his experiences of keeping Oxfordshire's roads safe during frosty weather as the team based in Deddington prepares for winter.
Geoff Smith with his wife Jenny. Photo courtesy of Helen Adkins NNL-160501-120439001

Motorist cleared of causing Bloxham driving instructor’s death by careless driving

A motorist who ran into a Bloxham driving instructor has been found not guilty of causing death by careless driving.

A truck crashed into the central reservation of the M40 between Banbury and Gaydon on Tuesday, October 31. Photo: Richard Baker NNL-171031-142647001

Truck crashes into central reservation on M40 between Banbury and Gaydon

A truck crashed into the central reservation of the M40 between Banbury and Gaydon this morning (Tuesday, October 31).

Veronica Keyte, left and Rosemary Cannon, right at a B8 bus stop on Austin Drive, Banbury. NNL-171024-162555009

Banbury bus changes: Pensioners will be ‘forced to use food money on taxis’

Residents of two large Banbury estates have reacted with anger to the loss of their bus services.

DHL road safety instructor teaches the pupils about the dangers of HGVs NNL-171019-121827001

Big rig visits Shenington primary school for the day

Staff from DHL visited Shenington C of E Primary School for the day and led a school assembly on the dangers of heavy goods vehicles.

Roadworks sign

Relief for motorists as Bloxham Road roadworks end

Motorists were able to drive down A361 Bloxham Road in Banbury with ease for the first time in weeks this morning (Thursday, October 26) as the traffic lights are gone.


VIDEO: Top LA directors create new campaign to show dangers of driving with a mobile phone

The directors behind the video for Pharrell Williams’s hit song Happy have teamed up with THINK! for its latest road safety campaign, aimed at cutting the numbers of people killed or injured by drivers using mobile phones.

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