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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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Banbury Signal Box north NNL-160202-143112001

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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Author Sue Priest with her book Chagford Twins 1 The Quizling Question published uner her maiden name SP Davidson NNL-170320-120518001

Banbury author looks to excite with science

A Banbury author and science club business owner has released her first novel that she hopes will inspire the next generation of female scientists.

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St Johns Church Hornton. John Bridgeman in front of a picture of the Black Prince NNL-170320-124851001

Discover the hidden mysteries of a village church

More than 900 years of intrigue, hidden paintings and compelling evidence of an anchoress will be just some of the topics covered during a tour and talk of Hornton’s St John’s Church.

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Part of a canvaswork by Sue Davie, which is among the works exhibited

The art of the stitch on show in Rugby

Exquisite pieces of art stitched by hand go on show in Rugby next month.

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Artwork by Grayson Perry will be on display at the Banbury Musuem NNL-170703-093521001

Grayson Perry exhibits come to Banbury Museum

Banbury Museum has announced that it will be the first port of call for two large scale tapestries from Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry to go on display.

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Author Lawrence Prestidge in the new Prestidge Library NNL-170227-110321001

Prestidge-ous honour for children’s author

A Banbury primary school unveiled its new library this week naming it after a local children’s book author.

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Church Lane Art Gallery, Melanie Charles NNL-170227-094037001

New gallery pops up in Banbury

As one Banbury art venue closed its doors - Naomi’s Cafe - another opened at the weekend as the Church Lane Art Gallery popped up.

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Susie Wightman, from Sibford Gower is calling on knitters to 'yarn bomb' for Oxfordshire Art Weeks. NNL-170214-130305009

Keen knitters and crochet fans sought to yarn bomb village for Artweeks

Knitted tree covers and wall coverings may be coming to Sibford Gower in May as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

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Pamela Hawkins, from Banbury, is performing the lead part of Cinderella in the Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of Cinderella Dreams. NNL-170214-134057001

Banbury dancer takes on one of the ‘greatest roles in classical ballet’

A production of Cinderella designed to showcase new and emerging dance talent has cast a Banbury girl in its lead role.

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Barry Whitehouse, owner of The Artery, in Banbury, with his mother, Margaret, who died last year of cancer. NNL-170702-095327001

Banbury art shop owner sets up fund in memory of his mum to help disadvantaged young adults

Disadvantaged young adults who want to learn how to paint or draw will be able to take advantage of a fund set up in memory a local art lover.

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Clare Mackintosh 2016 NNL-170120-104813001

Impressive guests confirmed for Chipping Norton literary festival

There’s a stunning line-up for this year’s ChipLitFest including a happy return for founder turned best-selling author Clare Mackintosh.

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The Twits. Photos: Pamela Raith Photography

Don’t be a Twit! Enter this rather marvellous, disgustingly good competition

We have teamed up with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre to celebrating their New Year of must-see entertainment in style with a chance to win 4 passes to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden and 4 tickets to see the author’s classic The Twits.

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William Shakespeare? picture courtesy of Steven Wadlow NNL-170801-180033001

Could this be the face of Shakespeare once owned by a Banbury area estate?

Owners of a Tudor painting are hoping to discover its origins and confirm its historical significance as the only known portrait of William Shakespeare completed whilst he was still alive.

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Francis O'Neill portrait NNL-170901-172020001

Chenderit talk exposes Rembrandt’s secret tools

A former Chenderit art teacher will return to the Michael Heseltine Gallery, Friday January 13, to give an engaging speech into his work uncovering one of the great portrait masters artistic secrets.

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The newly restored organ at St James the Less Church, Sulgrave. Andrew Dixon and Libbie Foster, members of the organ restoration committee. NNL-160612-144816009

Sulgrave’s 124-year-old restored organ to sing again after 10 years of silence

A church organ which has been gathering dust will be played for the first time in 10 years following its restoration.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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Banbury Literary Live, November 20

Banbury Literary Live guest works with David Tennant

Novelist and scriptwriter Jane Rogers, who will appear at Banbury’s Literary Live festival, is currently recording a new radio drama starring David Tennant.

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Banbury Literary Live, November 20

Travel tales to be part of Banbury Literary Live

From the Middle East to Antarctica, freelance journalist Matthew Teller has explored some of the world’s most majestic destinations

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