Local News

New vehicle weight limit for old Easington

Vehicles weighing over 7.5 tonnes will no longer be able to use roads in parts of Easington thanks to action taken by local Councillor Kieron Mallon and Oxfordshire County Council.

Opening of Lock 29

A fresh new retail centre has opened in Banbury. The former 30,000sq foot BHS store in Castle Quay shopping centre has been transformed into an artisan food and drink venue and vibrant cultural space thanks to the vision of Conservative-controlled Cherwell District Council.

Keith Mitchell CBE - Obituary

It is with great sadness that North Oxfordshire Conservative Association has learnt that Keith Mitchell CBE has passed away.

£3.6 million for Oxfordshire’s A&E services

Accident and Emergency provision across Oxfordshire will receive a funding boost this winter after the Government announced spending of £300 million to help the NHS prepare for the approaching winter months.

Police recruitment UP in Thames Valley

219 new Police Officers have been recruited in the Thames Valley as part of the first tranche of the Government's drive to deliver 20,000 additional police officers.

Banbury announced as a Fibre First town

Residents and businesses in Banbury are set to benefit from ultrafast fibre broadband after network provider Openreach confirmed the town will be included in the next tranche of their Fibre First programme.

Horton scrutiny body granted expanded remit

Powers for local Councillors to scrutinise plans concerning the future of the Horton General Hospital have been strengthened after Conservative-led Oxfordshire County Council agreed to revise the scope of the Horton Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Horton HOSC).

Banbury Conservatives welcome confirmation on Horton paediatrics

Following recent local speculation, Banbury Conservatives have welcomed confirmation from Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Oxfordshire University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that paediatric provision at the Horton General Hospital will not be downgraded.