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Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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MP Victoria Prentis (second from left) with representatives from Brita UK, Refill and local businesses NNL-171109-164253001

Banbury joins refill scheme to curb waste

Banbury has joined the campaign to protect the seas and oceans by reducing the reliance on disposable plastic water bottles, following the launch of the Refill scheme.

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

‘Don’t use conkers’ Spider season is upon us, here’s how to keep arachnids out of your home

A cool August has seen spiders head indoors earlier than usual this year.

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Do you think we need another service station on the M40 by Banbury? NNL-170425-154214009

No need for Banbury M40 service area, says CPRE

A countryside protection group has come out firmly against a planned M40 service area, hotel, warehouse and HGV park at Banbury.

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Police officers, including Sgt Jade Hewitt, with Banbury mayor Colin Clarke and fire station manager Mark Ames (right) by the damaged play equipment.

Rallying call to stop ‘mindless’ Banbury park arson attacks

The community was urged to help catch the ‘mindless’ arsonists ruining play equipment at a Banbury park during an ‘action day’.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Cherwell District Council bins. NNL-170721-113513001

Bin collection days to change for half of Cherwell’s residents

Bin collection days will be changing for half the households in Cherwell from August 1.

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Project could boost green economy including renewable energy generation

Project which aims to boost green economy in county gets EU cash

A project aimed at boosting green economic development in Banbury and the rest of the county has received £1.6million in funding.

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Banbury Country Park area view. NNL-170530-153412009

Banbury country park to open in spring 2018

A country park for Banbury’s north east has been given the green light.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Spiceball Park Banbury, NNL-170404-175418009

Wild Banbury’s wildlife day

Wild Banbury, the volunteer group that is part of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, will be holding a Wildlife Day in Spiceball Park on Saturday, May 13.

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Sonny the hedgehog was released over Easter in Stratford NNL-170417-124114001

Hornton hedgehogs head to Shakespeare’s homestead

Hedgehogs fostered in Hornton have made their debut in Stratford this Easter, having been released at the former home of William Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway.

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Lambing live at Broughton Grounds Farm North Newington. Pictured, new born lamb NNL-171004-081603009

Spring comes to Broughton farm

Good weather and baby animals brought out the crowds on Saturday as Broughton Grounds Farms opened the gates to its lambing live event.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Oxfordshire pubs makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Spiceball Park Banbury, paths. NNL-170404-175433009

Banbury’s Spiceball Park bucking the trend of declining habitats

Spiceball Park is continuing with a transformation project that has increased biodiversity and improved habitats for fish, birds and river plants.

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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Farmland project helps boost bird numbers

Farmland project helps boost bird numbers

A farmer near Chipping Norton has been taking part in a project to help birds survive the hardships of winter.

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Sarka Naivertova climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to raise money for Banbury Young Homelessness Project. NNL-170213-163252001

Town estate agent’s climb to roof of Africa

Climbing Africa’s tallest peak while battling altitude sickness has been a challenge for a Banbury estate agent.

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