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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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The 500 bus service, between Banbury and Brackley, in Chacombe village. NNL-170905-134539009

Could Chacombe keep its bus service at least for short term?

Changes to a bus service which was due to be redirected to no longer pass through a village may have had a stay of execution.

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Banbury Bank Holiday bin collections

Banbury Bank Holiday bin collections

Bin collections remain unaffected this bank holiday weekend in the district; however the council offices at Bodicote House will be closed on Bank holiday Monday.

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

In the wake of Monday‘s terrorist attack, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages.

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Senior nurses should ‘upgrade’ for scheme

Senior nurses in Oxfordshire hospitals are being asked to ‘top up’ their qualifications to degree level as part of an international accreditation programme.

Banbury students' art exhibition, 'We Made This'. From the left, Sarah Harris, Rebekah Nash and James Martin. NNL-170523-123203009

Student Art ‘pop-up’ opens in Banbury’s Church Lane

A pop-up art gallery at The Haven in Church Lane, Banbury marks the start of a month-long arts festival showcasing the work of students from Banbury and Bicester College.

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Manchester vigil

Manchester vigil at Banbury Market Place

Banbury residents are being urged to join a show of solidarity and support for the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

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Seb and Jess Foxwell will be performing for 24 hours at Burton Dassett church NNL-170522-094936001

Musical twins set to raise the church roof in Burton Dassett

A brother and sister musical duo will be performing for 24 hours straight to raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital after one of the twins suffered a hand injury that could have ended his future in music.

Banbury man charged after assault in Grimsbury

Banbury man charged after assault in Grimsbury

A man has been charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article with intent following an incident in Banbury.

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Business as usual at Banbury’s Norbar after takeover

After 74 years in the Brodey family, Norbar Torque Tools has been sold to American tool giant Snap-on, but Neill and Phillip Brodey remain at the helm of the company their grandfather Bill began on Banbury’s North Bar Street.

An image taken moments after the attack. Inset: Ariana Grande.

Ariana Grande “offers to pay for victims’ funerals” after Manchester Arena attack

Popstar, Ariana Grande, has reportedly offered to pay for the funerals of those who died as a result of a terror attack in Manchester on Monday.

Bodicote House, Cherwell District Council Offices Bodicote

Advice on offer for Banbury area landlords at tomorrow’s forum

Private landlords and property professionals will have the opportunity to receive updates on the latest changes in the rental sector and advise on how to achieve higher standards at tomorrow’s landlords’ forum.

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Lorry driver who died in M40 crash near Gaydon is named

The lorry driver who died in a collision on the M40 between Gaydon and Banbury yesterday (Tuesday) has been named.

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South Newington gardens open for hospice

This summer, supporters of Katharine House Hospice will be opening their gardens to raise money as part of the Hospice’s seventh Festival of Open Gardens.

Lloyds Scholar Lucy Cross

Follow in the footsteps of talented Banbury students

Lloyds Banking Group’s award-winning social mobility programme, Lloyds Scholars, is now recruiting its 2017/18 university intake of students from across the UK.

Veteran Chris Smithson

Banbury man launches veterans’ breakfast club

A new Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club meets for the first time at 9.30am on Saturday, June 3, at The Exchange, on Banbury High Street.

North Banbury Scout Group celebrations

Half-century celebrations for North Banbury Scouts

North Banbury Scout Group have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the group’s formation on May 19 1967.

Zoolab visits Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery in Upper  Tysoe

Upper Tysoe tinies meet the minibeasts

A snake, a tarantula and a chameleon were among the unusual visitors when Winchcombe Farm Day Nursery, in Upper Tysoe, hosted a visit from a Zoolab ranger to help the youngsters learn all about minibeasts.

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