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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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The biomass crop allowing farmers to profit from hard to grow on land

Pressure on local farmers has never been greater as sale prices for traditional crops like corn, barley and wheat continue to stagnate while consumers demand higher quality at affordable rates.

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VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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Ben Cherry from Tysoe with Sacha Dench from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, who are both taking part in Flight of the Swans

Flight to save the Bewick swan

A Banburyshire volunteer is taking part in a ground-breaking expedition to raise awareness about the declining numbers of swans.

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New council survey is a breath of fresh air

The quality of the air we breathe, and how to improve it, is the subject of a newly-launched council survey.

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Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England.

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New penalties introduced for Cherwell fly-tippers

Over the past three years, Cherwell District Council has spent more than £150,000 clearing up fly tipping.

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Killer Asian Hornets UK invasion worse than we thought

‘Killer’ Asian Hornet’s UK invasion worse than we thought

The invasion of ‘killer’ Asian hornets into the UK appears worse than initially thought after a SECOND sighting in a separate location was confirmed.

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Flea

Fleas with massive penises could invade bedrooms this autumn in their millions

Bad news for anyone with a fear of bugs, billions of super-fleas with massive penises are being predicted to invade British bedrooms in the coming months.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Hay fever cases set to soar across Europe

Hay fever cases set to soar across Europe

Millions more people will suffer from hay fever in the future as global warming dramatically increases the pollen count, according to a new study.

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Hennef Way, in Banbury is an air pollution hot spot. NNL-160113-095734001

Plan of action for pollution hot spots

A draft plan to tackle air pollution hot spots in north Oxfordshire is to be discussed by councillors next week.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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VIDEO: House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research.

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WRAP has created takeaway container lids as part of a spring campaign to boost food waste recycling in south Northants. NNL-160908-103430001

Food waste recycling up by a fifth in south Northants thanks to Banbury charity

A campaign by a Banbury-based charity to boost food waste recycling in south Northants has seen a 20 per cent increase in the collection rate.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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The Silver Y moth, like the one which landed on Cristiano Ronaldos face 1

Swarms of “Ronaldo” moths could be set to invade UK

After starring in the drab European Championship final in France and landing on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s face, swarms of moths could be set to invade the UK in the next 24 hours.

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Men fined for dumping rubbish in Banbury

Two men who dumped six black sacks of household rubbish at a recycling bank in Banbury have each been fined £75 for flytipping.

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Flytipping in Blisworth

Flytipping costs have risen by £3K

Clearing up flytipping costs taxpayers in south Northants £28,154 a year.

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An unusual polling station in Suffolk

EU Referendum: What time will we know the result? Plus Q&A and everything else you need to know

After weeks of argument, claim and counter-claim, voters go to the polls on today to decide the outcome of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

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