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PICTURES: Strange red sun turns Banburyshire sky yellow

Banburyshire was covered in a strange red-tinted glow yesterday (Monday, October 16).

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Teenage girl ‘sexually assaulted by boy’ in Banbury

A teenage girl was sexually assaulted by a boy she knew in Banbury, according to police who are appealing for witnesses.

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Organisers, from the left, Brian Douthwaite, David Beaumont, Puffin Pocock and Rachel Mander with 'Captain Kingsmill' and reproduction weapons. NNL-151013-125312009

New artefacts at Battle of Edgehill exhibition for 375th anniversary

A special open event will be held this weekend to celebrate two years of the Battle of Edgehill exhibition on its 375th anniversary with some new artefacts on display.

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Halloween safety advice issued by Warwickshire Police

Halloween safety advice issued by Warwickshire Police

Warwickshire Police issued tips for a safe and fun Halloween - including ‘trick-or-treat’ etiquette that could help spare awkwardness.

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County Council leader Councillor Heather Smith.

Northants cuts: Rural bus subsidies could be lost plus libraries to be reviewed

Rural bus routes, libraries, road maintenance and gritting and Trading Standards in Northamptonshire are all set for cuts as part of £9.6m in savings announced by the county council yesterday (Monday, October 16).

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Spook-tacular fun in store at Castle Quay Shopping Centre

Creepy creatures, fun face painting, eerie arts and crafts and a treasure hunt full of treats (no tricks) will be coming to Castle Quay Shopping Centre this Halloween.

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VIDEO: Thames Valley Police chief issues Halloween warning

Thames Valley Police chief constable Francis Habgood urged people to consider whether they really need to phone 999 at Halloween as it is a busy time of year for emergency services.

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Banbury's annual Michaelmas Fair.
Friday October 16th 2015.
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Banbury prepares for magic of Michaelmas Fair

Banbury is preparing to be swathed in bright lights and sweet delights when the Michaelmas Fair returns this week.

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Maggie Boswell and Jane Holdsworth from Radway Riding School with their runners up award in the Best Sporting Rural Business Category at the Rural Business Awards 2017. Photo: RDA

Riding school near Banbury hailed for rural contribution at business awards

A riding school just outside Banbury has been hailed for its contribution to the countryside community at the Rural Business Awards 2017.

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Chipping Norton schoolboy Alfie Acock, seven, with his ponytails which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust. Photo by Jane Acock NNL-171013-131226001

Chipping Norton boy, 7, raises over £1,000 with haircut for cancer charity

A seven-year-old boy from Chipping Norton raised more than £1,000 by growing his hair and having it cut off to be used as a wig for children with cancer.

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(L-R) Warwick Racecourse's business development executive team Elizabeth Csak, Andre Klein, Sheryl Caswell and Hook Norton Brewery marketing manager Mark Graham with the brewery's dray and shire horses Lucas and Nelson at the racecourse.

Hook Norton Brewery ales on tap at Warwick Racecourse

Hook Norton Brewery has established a new partnership with Warwick Racecourse as racegoers will be able to enjoy a range of award-winning ales from the independent family-owned company.
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BBC Children in Need rickshaw challenge coming to Banbury

Banbury will play a central role in the annual rickshaw challenge for BBC Children in Need this year, it was revealed last night (Wednesday, October 11).

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Primary school age children throw rocks at Banbury homes

Primary school age children were reportedly spotted throwing rocks at houses in Banbury, according to police.

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Man accused of attempting to incite girl into sexual activity in Oxfordshire

Man accused of attempting to incite girl into sexual activity in Oxfordshire

A man has been charged with attempting to incite a teenage girl to engage in sexual activity in Oxfordshire and appeared in court in Banbury yesterday (Wednesday, October 11).

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Paula Milner has set up a base for her craft workshops at her home in Lower Boddington, Northants. Photo: Mark Lord Photography NNL-171010-154209001

Lower Boddington mum’s craft workshops for Christmas

An entrepreneurial mother has taken the next step in her craft business by setting up a base at her Lower Boddington home for workshops.

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Mark Pawley was found dead in a flat in Banbury. Photo courtesy of Thames Valley Police NNL-171010-095919001

Family of Banbury man found dead pays tribute to ‘lovable rogue’

The family of one of the men found dead in Banbury has released a heartfelt tribute to the ‘lovable rogue’.

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Stephanie Harrop with her daughter Charlotte and hearing dog Scruffy, who is retiring at the end of October after eight years NNL-171010-154057001

Famous Banbury hearing dog Scruffy set for retirement

A much-loved hearing dog is retiring after eight years helping his deaf owner from Banbury gain confidence.

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Sonia Bowmar-Scothern busy crocheting more stock. Photo: Steven Prouse NNL-170810-183911009

Record funds raised at Dogs For Good craft fair

An annual craft fair for a Banbury-based centre for training assistance dogs enjoyed its most successful event ever with more than £1,500 raised on Saturday.

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Jack Good visits Banbury Music Radio station in 2008

Influential music producer from Upper Tadmarton dies

A producer credited with revolutionising how pop music was presented on television, who lived in Upper Tadmarton, has died.

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Mick Payne on holiday in Benidorm. Photo courtesy of Shannon Payne NNL-170310-120325001

Family pays tribute to ‘generous’ Banbury business owner

The family of a well-known Banbury businessman paid tribute to the ‘kind’ and ‘generous’ great-grandfather after his death.

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