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Unlikely Banbury adventurer to walk the Thames

A Banbury man will be walking the entire length of the River Thames next month to raise money and awareness for Epilepsy UK.

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Banbury man dies after crashing car into tree in Northamptonshire

Banbury man dies after crashing car into tree in Northamptonshire

A man from Banbury died after crashing his car into a tree in rural Northamptonshire with police appealing for witnesses.

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Photo by Connie Fore

Call goes out for your funny pet photos

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards has already received a barrage of strong (and rib-tickling) contenders, but there's still time to enter.

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A fond farewell to a Banbury landmark

After more than a century of service, Banbury’s Signal Box North is no more.

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Hidden Banbury. White Lion Walk. NNL-170328-110533009

Could you capture ‘Hidden Banbury.’?

Banbury Camera Club (BCC) is urging the public to get involved in its new photography competition to discover ‘Hidden Banbury’.

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Senior citizens having fun at Dance to Health classes

Reduce falls by dancing

Dance to Health – a pilot programme to reduce falls in older people through a combination of physiotherapy and dance – has been such a success that it is set to continue.

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Anjali dance Company founder and director Nicole Thomson

Can you help Anjali Dance Company find a new home?

Banbury’s Anjali Dance Company – an internationally-renowned group of dancers with learning disabilities – has to find a new home after steep increases in rent at The Mills Art Centre, which has lost its funding.

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Chacombe Park head chef Mark Roberts who is running the marathon for the Barchester Foundation

Come to charity football match and family fun day

Running the marathon is a double whammy for Mark Roberts – he’s never done it before and he’s the first person to do so for Barchester’s Charitable Foundation.

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Kineton pupils express their delight at winning the Karcher Accumulator Challenge for the third year running

Triple whammy for school

For the third year running Kineton High School & Sixth Form has won a top fundraising award.

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Popular former teacher Steve Cushing will return to Magdalen College School in May to DJ at a 1980s event

Popular teacher returns to DJ 1980s event in Brackley

More than 800 former students of Magdalen College School in Brackley joined a Facebook reunion page when they learned a favourite teacher had resurfaced on the social media site.

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Bishop Carpenter Primary School in North Newington have won a national stamp competition

Bishop Carpenter Primary School wins top award

A passion for stamps has led a quartet of pupils at Bishop Carpenter Primary School in North Newington winning the Schools Trophy in a national competition run by the Stamp Active Network, a voluntary organisation promoting the hobby. The Trophy is awarded to the school which achieves the highest marks from any three members in a school stamp club.

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Hadsham Farm is holding a lambing event over the Easter holidays

Come and see lambing live at Hadsham Farm in Horley

Understand how sheep farming shapes the land in Oxfordshire and celebrate new life on the farm at the lambing live event. It will be open from 10am to 4pm every day from Saturday (April 1) until April 23.

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Leonard Cheshire Disability, Agnes Court, Banbury. Front from the left, service users, Rupert Hayes, Bruce Mason and Ray Robinson with, back, from the left, Sue Addison, activity asisstant and Sue Northcott, service manager. NNL-140306-164856009

Leonard Cheshire says farewell to friend and carer

Leonard Cheshire Disability in Agnes Court in Banbury is celebrating a trio of landmark moments this year: one hundred years since the birth of its founder; ten years since building work at Agnes Court began and the tireless work of its service manager who will retire at the end of the month.

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Officers from Operation Nautical being briefed ahead of raids on properties. NNL-170328-130408001

Men arrested in connection with child sexual exploitation offences after police raids in Banbury and Birmingham

Seven men have been arrested in connection with child sexual exploitation offences after police officers raided properties in Banbury and Birmingham this morning, Tuesday.

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Staff from Citizens Advice North Oxon and South Northants (NOSN) are getting ready to take part in the spring Wolf Run in April. NNL-170323-155849001

Citizens Advice staff to take on challenging Wolf Run

Volunteers and staff working for Citizens Advice in the Banbury Guardian region are taking part in a gruelling challenge next month.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Victoria Prentis MP, who is campaigning against proposed changes to Banbury's Horton Hospital

MP’s Horton survey finds Banbury patients face 80 minute hospital journey

A survey of the time it takes Banburyshire patients to travel to hospital appointments in Oxford showed an average journey of 80 minutes - higher than the 45 minutes claimed by health bosses.

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Minted: the new design incorporates the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock (Photo: Royal Mint)

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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Brackley headteacher to walk 33 miles to school

A Brackley headteacher will walk the 30 miles of her morning commute to work to raise money to improve outdoor space at the school.

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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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