Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Cherwell’s Activity Hubs will return for half-term

Cherwell’s Activity Hubs will return for half-term

After one of the most successful summers for the popular sports and activity hubs, preparations are under way to have them return in time for the October half-term break.

Center Parcs has announced that it is launching a nationwide search for The UKs Top Treehouse, led by wildlife presenter and adventurer Steve Backshall.

Most children would prefer a treehouse over a new game console

Center Parcs has launched a nationwide search for The UK’s Top Treehouse, led by wildlife presenter and adventurer Steve Backshall.

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VIDEO: Baby dwarf crocodiles hatch at zoo for first time in nearly two decades

Four West African dwarf crocodiles have redefined cute after hatching at nearby Whipsnade Zoo for the first time in 18 years.

Woburn Safari Park is celebrating Father's Day

Father’s Day fun at Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire will be putting fathers’ first with an array of special events and activities this Father’s Day including a hearty dad’s BBQ, giant games, wild adventures on the Road Safari and the chance to win a family VIP Up Close Encounter worth over £325.

Recreation and Sports Activators Edward Frape and David Norridge

Cherwell Council’s activity days coming to a close

During half-term week, Cherwell District Council have been running free activity sessions in parks across the area.

Now that's a mammoth tooth

VIDEO: Zoo releases close-up footage of elephant tooth operation

Zookeepers at Whipsnade have been busy tackling a mammoth toothache and they’ve captured it all on camera.


SLIDESHOW: First sighting of fuzzy baby red panda twins at zoo

Warning: the following pictures are ridiculously cute as zoo reveals images of baby red panda twins after they emerged from their nesting box for the first time this week.

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Bloxham Museum has some new polypopylene boxes grant aided by The National Lottery. From the left, Peter Barwell, registrar, Clive Walker and Robert Aplin, trustees. NNL-151003-121649009

Museum is boxing clever with grant cash

Exhibits at Bloxham Village Museum will now have the protection they deserve thanks to a £9,900 Heritage Lottery grant.

MHBG-26-07-12 Fir Tree Open Day''Fir Tree Falconry's annual open day.'Pictured - Winstone the Bengal Eagle Owl

Warmington: Falconry event raises money for air ambulance

THE SUN came out and so did the crowds as Fir Tree Falconry in Warmington hosted its third annual open weekend on Saturday and Sunday.


Sibford students are in fashion

FASHION items designed by five students from Sibford School have been specially selected for a prestigious exhibition at the Royal Ballet in London’s Covent Garden.

Glebefields Exhibition - Residents Margaret Oxley and Peggy Angers by some flower displays at the Glebefields exhibiton

Residents show off their creative skills

TALENTED residents at Glebefields Care Centre in Drayton showed there is plenty of creativity among older people when they displayed their home-made arts and crafts on Saturday.

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