Christmas News
Banbury fundraiser chosen for Christmas light switch-on

Banbury fundraiser chosen for Christmas light switch-on

The build up to Christmas will officially begin this Sunday as Banbury switches on its lights, kicking off a new-look Christmas event.

Local
Christmas safety the focus as police campaign launched

Christmas safety the focus as police campaign launched

Thames Valley Police (TVP), along with community organisations and other partners, are coming together to help keep people safe over the Christmas period.

Community
Oxfordshire’s Trading Standards releases song warning about festive scams

Oxfordshire’s Trading Standards releases song warning about festive scams

A song loosely based on the 12 Days of Christmas warning people about the danger of festive scams has been released by trading standards.

crime, law and justice
Bloxham Christmas Tree Festival turns on the charm

Bloxham Christmas Tree Festival turns on the charm

St Mary’s Church in Bloxham was filled with the scent of pine last weekend for the village’s annual Christmas tree festival.

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Festive fair in aid of bird rescue charity

Festive fair in aid of bird rescue charity

A Christmas fair to raise money for rescued parrots is being held on Sunday.

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UPDATED: Treemendous display at churches in Bloxham and Adderbury

UPDATED: Treemendous display at churches in Bloxham and Adderbury

Bloxham’s and Adderbury’s Christmas Tree Festivals will be taking place this weekend.

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Banbury braves weather for Christmas light switch-on

Banbury braves weather for Christmas light switch-on

Hundreds braved the damp weather on Sunday to watch X Factor winner Sam Bailey switch on Banbury’s Christmas lights.

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Banbury has the X Factor at Christmas lights event

Banbury has the X Factor at Christmas lights event

X Factor winner Sam Bailey will be in Banbury on Sunday to turn on the town’s Christmas lights.

celebrity
The Coca-Cola truck isn’t coming but Cadbury might bring festive cheer to Banburyshire

The Coca-Cola truck isn’t coming but Cadbury might bring festive cheer to Banburyshire

The Christmas Coca-Cola truck won’t be coming but Cadbury might be on hand to bring some seasonal cheer to Banburyshire.

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‘Upcycle an old jumper for Christmas’, says Banbury charity

‘Upcycle an old jumper for Christmas’, says Banbury charity

Banburians dreading receiving the annual Christmas jumper as a present may have a little less to fear this year.

consumer goods

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Christmas 2017: Watch the best TV ads so far

The countdown to Christmas is on and this year's Christmas adverts are already starting to flood in.We've compiled some of the best to get