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‘Bank of mum and dad’ lends £5billion a year to help children buy homes

Children in the UK will borrow a total of £5billion from their parents to get them on the property ladder in 2016, according to data from Legal & General (L&G).

Chris Grant aka Chris Da Ambassada

Multi award winning reggae artist recognised by MOBO wants to spread the good word

Did you know nearby Bucks is home to a multi award winning musician who has been recognised by MOBO? Well you do now... meet Christopher Grant aka Chris Da Ambassada.

Wareham, Dorset

Brits unfamiliar with UK scenery

Despite being home to some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, people in the UK are unaware of some of the most stunning locations throughout the rest of the country.

A legendary Legend... Zelda

Nintendo announce release date for next gen console

Gaming giant Nintendo have confirmed that their next generation games console - codenamed Nintendo NX - will be released in March next year.

Edinburgh is the most popular destination for UK holidays

Revealed: The UK’s hottest tourist destinations

Edinburgh has been voted the UK’s top tourist spot for 2016.

What's On rss

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Console Corner: Ratchet and Clank review

Ratchet-ing up the platformer.

Number Four, Privet Drive, part of the Harry Potter Tour at Warner Bros Studio in Leavesden

Behind the Dursleys’ door at Harry Potter tour at Warner Bros Studio

For the first time ever, Harry Potter fans have the chance to step inside Number Four, Privet Drive and peer into the Dursleys’ living room.

Chris Evans as Captain America

Captain America: Civil War review - Exciting and funny superhero action

Matt Adcock reviews Captain America: Civil War (12A)

What's On

What’s on where around Banbury: listings, April 28 edition

Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Banbury over the coming week. Please email with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen to open flower show at Blenheim Palace

A star of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Sir Ian McKellen swaps fantasy for flora when he opens this year’s Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Saturday Cooks rss

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Number of people buying groceries online surges

More people than ever before are shopping for food online with an extra £1.2 billion forecast to be spent doing the groceries via the internet this year.

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People now more likely to get drunk at home than at pub

People are more likely to get drunk together at home than at a pub or club, according to new research.

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Budget supermarket recalls mixed vegetables due to undeclared allergens

Lidl is recalling packs of ‘Green Grocer’s brand of Mexican, Gourmet and Oriental Mixed Vegetables 750g because they contain milk, gluten, soya and celery which are not mentioned on the label in English.

Apparently money can buy happiness

Money really can buy happiness

Money CAN buy happiness - if your purchases fit your personality, suggests new research.


Muller and Sainsbury’s recall children’s yogurts due to contamination with bits of plastic

Two different kinds of yogurt have been recalled - one by a major supermarket, and the other by a well-known brand - due to them potentially being contaminated with pieces of plastic.

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