N OXON: Cherwell District Council’s part of the new council tax bill will not go up, it has been agreed.

The Conservative-run council will freeze its portion of the annual bill – £123.50 on a band D property – for a further 12 months from April.

Oxfordshire County Council, which gets £1,161.71 on a band D property, and Thames Valley Police, which gets £154.30, have also agreed freezes.

Some parish councils have increased their share by about £50 a year.