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All change as new £1 coin poised to enter circulation – but companies unprepared

It will be all change in Britain on Tuesday when the new £1 coin enters circulation but millions of commuters could be left facing fresh chaos as it emerged 11 out of 18 rail providers had not upgraded their machines and would be unable to accept the new tender.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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Banbury Business Improvement District project. Town centre. NNL-160628-154859009

Mixed reaction from business owners

Efforts to designate Banbury town centre as a Business Improvement District (BID) took another step closer as a public consultation was held outlining what the scheme could bring to the town.

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Aftab Gaffar and Stephanie Kerr who run BIDs, Steve Smith, Kieron Mallon and Lynn Pratt from CDC and Chris Gregory from Heartflood NNL-170321-133338001

Banbury BID: Businesses raise some concerns

Reaction to the presentations and a Banbury BID were mixed with issues ranging from the added tax levy of 1.5 per cent it will impose to its ability to tackle the issues of empty shops and the lack of parking.

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Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Primark recalls kids’ clothing over choking fears

Clothing giant Primark has recalled a line of children’s clothing over safety fears.

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Baby teething necklaces recalled due to choke hazard

Amber necklaces and bracelets, wooden teething rattles and teething clips have been recalled after Trading Standards test results revealed them to be a choking hazard.

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Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24.

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Banbury Academy and Space Studio GV. NNL-161005-144949009

Banbury’s Space Studio to hold open day

Banbury’s Space Studio will be hosting an open afternoon/evening on March 30 to showcase the facility.

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Diana Marlow, from Chipping Norton, celebrates her �25,000 win in bingo. NNL-170321-131636001

Chippy bingo player ‘shocked’ over £25k win

A Chipping Norton lady who has been playing bingo for 34 years has won around £25,000 in the national game.

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Banbury's CQ2 development that is scheduled for completion in 2018 NNL-170321-092247001

Big names coming to Banbury as part of Castle Quay expansion

Lidl, Nandos and Zizzi are among the names that have been confirmed as coming to Banbury as part of the Castle Quay Shopping Centre expansion.

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Lyn and James Pettinger, of Kids Exclusive, outside the pop-up shop they leased for six months before taking on a more permanent lease. NNL-170316-154708001

Pop-up shop scheme is looking for new takers

Independent traders who want to try out their business ideas without having to commit to a long-term lease can take advantage of Banbury town centre’s pop-up shop initiative.

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Tesco recalls popular ready meal over allergy fears

Tesco recalls ready meal which was packed with different dish

Tesco is recalling a popular ready meal over an allergy risk after it was packed with a different dish.

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Product recall

Children’s toy recalled over safety fears

Smyths Toys Stores has recalled a popular product amid safety fears.

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Simple trick that can slash your SKY TV bill

Simple trick that can slash your SKY TV bill

Want to save £139 a year on your Sky TV subscription with a single click of a button?

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Jonathan Ross presents award to Peter Borg-Neal, CEO Oakman Inns

Company in charge of two popular Oxfordshire pubs adds to list of accolades at industry “Oscars”

Oakman Inns, the operators of two popular Oxfordshire pubs, has scooped another pair of gongs at the Publican Awards 2017.

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Popular Easter eggs recalled over health risk

Two easter eggs, made by a hugely popular premium chocolate brand have been recalled after it was revealed that they could pose a health risk to some customers.

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The Grand Theatre, Banbury, is up for redevelopment. The front in Broad Street. NNL-171001-161137009

Final curtain for the Banbury’s Grand Theatre?

The future of Banbury’s Grand Theatre could be decided tomorrow (Thursday) as council planners consider allowing it to be turned into flats.

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Sarah Williams, of Banbury Food Bank, is asking for Mothers Day toiletries donations. NNL-170314-144005009

Foodbank launches toiletry appeal for Mother’s Day

Banbury Foodbank is calling for donations of women’s toiletry products and treats in its Mother’s Day appeal.

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Banbury councillor Mark Cherry has tabled a motion to the next full council meeting at OCC for a new link road in Banbury. NNL-170314-143108001

Motion to build link road to go before full council meeting

A motion to build a link road through a busy part of Banbury is to be put in front of county councillors next week.

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Whetherspoons' free app lets customers avoid the bar and order food and drink straight to their table

Banbury and Bicester pubs launch free app so customers can avoid the bar

Forget queuing at the bar, two pubs in Banbury and Bicester have launched a free ‘Order & Pay’ iPhone and android app, so food can be now be delivered directly to customer’s tables.

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