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Overseas know-how for would-be exporters - 12.59pm, 24th June 2016|
Businesses will be given a helping hand to expand into international markets at a free event in Banbury on 5 July.
Cherwell intervenes after county cuts budget not grass - 4.57pm, 20th June 2016|
The leader of Cherwell District Council has said the decision to take over some grass cutting responsibility from Oxfordshire County Council was necessary to preserve the appearance and safety of the area.
Town trading partnership mooted in study - 3.51pm, 20th June 2016|
Cherwell has appointed advisors to investigate the possibility of creating a Business Improvement District (BID) in Banbury town centre. The move follows an appeal from local business leaders.
Free expert advice for local businesses - 2.41pm, 20th June 2016|
Advice to help businesses thrive and grow will be on offer as Cherwell District Council hosts specialist advisers for small and medium sized businesses.
Public inspection of the accounts - 2.27pm, 15th June 2016|
From Friday 1 July 2016 to Monday 1 August 2016, between 9am and 5.15pm any person may inspect the accounts of the Council for the year ended 31st March 2016.
Singing for wellbeing - 10.22am, 15th June 2016|
Residents are being offered the opportunity to get singing this summer in six workshops.
How does Cherwell measure up? - 8.44am, 15th June 2016|
Residents are being asked to give Cherwell marks out of ten as the council launches its annual survey.
Councillors stand firm for Bicester liveability - 3.56pm, 14th June 2016|
Councillors have rejected a plan to provide new employment zones and housing in north-west Bicester.
Euro referendum proxy deadline tomorrow - 3.23pm, 14th June 2016|
The countdown has begun with just over a week to go until the EU referendum.
Police office upgrade continues - 11.45am, 13th June 2016|
It is hoped that Kidlington residents will enjoy a further new-look police office block on the Oxford Road.
Council fields pitch for all-weather sports - 11.41am, 13th June 2016|
Sporty students will scale new heights thanks to the ramping up of plans to build a new climbing wall and all-weather sports pitch at Banbury Academy.
Housing for the disabled is a priority - 11.30am, 13th June 2016|
Councillors have given the go-ahead for specialised housing in Bicester for adults with a variety of disabilities.
Test the waters with cut-price kayaking - 11.25am, 13th June 2016|
A discount scheme for young residents is aiming to get budding boaters to get paddling
All signs point to makeover at nature reserve - 10.57am, 13th June 2016|
A funding award of £41,000 will make Bicester's Bure Park Nature Reserve more accessible and easier to navigate.
Council in youngsters' corner for knock-down boxing - 9.03am, 13th June 2016|
District youngsters can bob and weave without breaking the bank thanks to subsidised boxing sessions in Banbury.
Immediate Closure of Multi-Storey Car Park in Banbury - 8.49am, 10th June 2016|
The Castleside multi-storey car park at Bolton Road, Banbury will permanently close on Friday 10 June 2016.
Registration deadline to be extended - Last chance to register to vote in the EU Referendum - 4.05pm, 8th June 2016|
The Electoral Commission is urging voters who are not already registered to vote to make an application before midnight on Thursday 9 June.
Half-term fun draws crowds - 3.39pm, 7th June 2016|
District youngsters were up and at it over half term as council activity programmes drew sell-out crowds.
Cabbies held to stricter standards - 3.36pm, 7th June 2016|
A public consultation will take place this year on proposals to introduce a new licensing policy which will introduce stricter standards for taxi drivers.
Cash injection boosts home adaptations - 3.16pm, 7th June 2016|
Residents who are eligible for assistance with adaptations to their homes to help address vulnerability or disability will benefit from an increase in available grants.
Cherwell strides forward on balanced books - 3.12pm, 7th June 2016|
The spotlight was shone on a string of achievements as Cherwell District Council approved its annual report.
Health fund boost for Bicester developments - 1.52pm, 7th June 2016|
Bicester's innovative housing developments are being backed for NHS funding for healthy new towns.
Unitary district proposals in Oxfordshire - 9.54am, 7th June 2016|
Oxfordshire's district councils have set out their proposals to secure more powers and funding for the people of the county.
Appetite builds for Bicester's Big Lunch - 3.03pm, 3rd June 2016|
Residents in Bicester will be able to feast on an afternoon of food, entertainment and community spirit with the return of the town's Big Lunch.
Family home is cause for celebration - 2.59pm, 3rd June 2016|
Families looking to get a foot on the property ladder will only need a £6,250 deposit to purchase their share of a three-bedroom home within a thriving community.
Youngsters shape up on the cheap with Sportivate - 3.40pm, 1st June 2016|
Swim and gym at knockdown rates are being offered to Cherwell's young adults as part of the council's Sportivate scheme.
Advice on homelessness fits in the pocket - 7.26am, 1st June 2016|
Efforts to support people rough sleeping are being stepped up with the production of a new Homeless Pocket Guide.
Voter registration deadline is looming - 7.23am, 1st June 2016|
People who have yet to register to vote in next month's referendum only have one week left to submit their details.
Build It Live! comes to Oxfordshire on 11 and 12 June 2016 - 12.52pm, 27th May 2016|
The successful self build exhibition Build It Live! will be launching at Bicester Heritage on 11 and 12 June 2016.
See a man about a kennel licence this summer - 9.50am, 27th May 2016|
Holidaying pet owners are being cautioned to choose the right carer for their furry friends this summer.
Chairman sets stall by market favourite - 9.47am, 27th May 2016|
One of Banbury's best-loved market traders was honoured for over 25 years' service in a special event at the town's market on Saturday.
New village hall for Fritwell - 3.33pm, 23rd May 2016|
A new village hall and eleven new homes have been approved for the former site of the George and Dragon pub in Fritwell.
New housing for adults with learning difficulties - 6.03pm, 20th May 2016|
Councillors have given the green light to much-needed housing for adults with learning difficulties.
Adults with brain injuries get new homes - 6.02pm, 20th May 2016|
The construction of housing for adults with brain injuries is poised to begin in Banbury.
Have fun and keep cool at Banbury's outdoor pool - 12.47pm, 20th May 2016|
The May bank holiday will signify the first signs of summer as Banbury's outdoor pool opens its doors to the public for the first time this year.
District Council Leaders rule out cross-boundary unitary solution - 5.44pm, 19th May 2016|
Following the recent elections, Oxfordshire's District Council Leaders have reconfirmed their ambitions to simplify local government and give more power to the people of the county.
New chairman takes the chain - 5.48pm, 18th May 2016|
Newly-elected members of Cherwell District Council have met for the first time following this month's local elections.
Sir Tony presents coat of arms to Cherwell - 5.46pm, 18th May 2016|
The new chairman of Cherwell District Council has undertaken her first official duty by receiving a coat of arms on behalf of the authority.
Kirtlington homes refused on appeal - 5.38pm, 18th May 2016|
An appeal against a council decision not to allow up to 75 new homes to be built off Lince Lane in Kirtlington has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.
Text to donate and do something great - 12.34pm, 18th May 2016|
Residents who would like to offer support to rough sleepers can take advantage of a new text service which has been backed by Cherwell District Council.
Countdown has begun for four days of fun - 12.32pm, 18th May 2016|
With the countdown now on until the May half term, bookings lines have opened for Cherwell District Council's popular holiday hubs.
Funding available for Queen's birthday celebrations - 2.49pm, 11th May 2016|
To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, Cherwell District Council is providing financial support towards local community events that aim to bring people together and strengthen community spirit.
Time for a Park Run? - 2.46pm, 10th May 2016|
Bicester has joined the global running phenomenon that is Park Run and Cherwell District Council, along with Bicester Leisure Centre is promoting the idea. Runners, joggers and walkers, old or young are encouraged to come down and complete the flat 5k (3.1 mile) course on Saturday mornings at 9am.
Old Town Party promises to be a fun day - 4.09pm, 3rd May 2016|
More than 25 independent businesses and community organisations from around Banbury town centre will take their trade and talents out onto the streets for the Old Town Spring Party on Saturday 7 May.
Customer views on Bicester town centre sought - 4.57pm, 29th April 2016|
Grey4Gold are looking to hear from Bicester shoppers on how they want the town centre improved.
The call is out for rusty musicians - 2.51pm, 27th April 2016|
Want an excuse to get that old guitar out of the loft? How about cleaning the banjo strings and tuning it up again? Or maybe it's time to have another go on those dusty drums?
New funding leads the way for rural businesses - 2.20pm, 26th April 2016|
Rural businesses in Oxfordshire are being encouraged to apply for a slice of European funding.
Court bench tackles armchair offence - 11.22am, 20th April 2016|
A woman who illegally dumped two armchairs in a communal bin area despite knowing she would be breaching her tenancy agreement has received a criminal record for her actions.
Unitary council options study launched - 4.32pm, 19th April 2016|
Seven District Councils yesterday (18/4) appointed leading advisors PwC to conduct an independent review of the best governance options to support an ambitious devolution deal for Oxfordshire.
Details published for election candidates - 9.37am, 12th April 2016|
Details of the candidates standing in this year's local and Police and Crime Commissioner elections have now been published.
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