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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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Charges on way for garden waste bin collections

Charges on way for garden waste bin collections

Householders in West Oxfordshire will have to pay for their garden waste to be collected from April.

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Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.

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Turkeys

How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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

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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Miscanthus also known as Elephant Grass NNL-161024-131929001

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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Air Quality Map ANL-140204-124036001

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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Flytipping in Banbury NNL-160525-154751001

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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