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Only 60% of people can spot a manipulated picture - can you?

Most of us can’t tell what’s wrong with a faked picture - underlining the threat to democracy by the spread of made up propaganda, a study shows.

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Tooley's Boatyard, Banbury. Matt Armitage, with 'Avalon', the 1,500th boat in for service during his 15 years in charge. NNL-171107-134523009

Tooley’s Boatyard welcomes milestone narrow boat

Banbury’s historic Tooley’s Boatyard, part of Banbury Museum in Castle Quay, is celebrating this week as it welcomes the 1,500th boat to pass through the dry dock since Matthew Armitage saved it from potential closure 15 years ago.

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BBC historian to give Adderbury talk

Friends of the Community of Adderbury Library (FOCAL) will have a very special guest this Saturday, July 8.

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Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

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Banbury Run brought out the sun - and 500 vintage motorcycles

The sun shone down on the 500 eager motorcycle enthusiasts - and many spectators - when this year’s Banbury Run took place on Sunday.

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Lucy Loveheart at work on the painting

New painting captures ‘England’s finest view’ at Blenheim

A new work by internationally-renowned artist Lucy Loveheart will be specially featured at Blenheim Palace this year.

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Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

A family of four will cough up almost as much as the cost of a weekly food shop to visit some of the country’s leading museums, according to new research.

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Ballet Central present Dracula

Ballet performers coming to Chipping Norton

There will be a chance to see the up and coming ballet performers when a show comes to Chipping Norton Theatre on Friday June 9.

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An artist's impression of the Pye Gallery which is to be built at Banbury Museum after it received a donation. NNL-170905-101941001

Museum to build new gallery after donation

Banbury Museum will be building a new special exhibitions gallery thanks to a major donation.

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Vienna Festival Ballet presents Cinderella

Cinderella story in Banbury

A rags to riches tale is transported to the world of ballet for two performances at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

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Week three winners of Banbury Camera Club competition

The month long competition to find ‘Hidden Banbury’ is reaching its conclusion with this weeks winning images going through to the grand final.

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My First Ballet presents Cinderella

Cinderella tale in Oxford

A reimagined version of the fairy tale Cinderella is coming to the New Theatre in Oxford for two days, starting on Friday April 28.

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Scenes from Providence Island, off the coast of Nicaragua. Picture by Tom Feiling who wrote a book about a Puritan colony on the island. NNL-170425-110212001

Book on Caribbean island reveals its link to Banbury

The fortunes of an English colony on a remote Caribbean island – many of whom came from Banbury – is the subject of a book.

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St George's flag

8 things you need to know about Saint George’s Day

It’s Saint George’s Day today - the day we celebrate England’s patron saint.

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Banbury Camera Club week one winners announced

Banbury Camera Club’s (BCC) month long competition to discover ‘Hidden Banbury’ is well under way with the week one winners being announced.

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Cinderella as a ballet comes to Oxford

Classic fairy tale served up at Oxford

Children as young as three can come along and see a ballet which has been specially created for young people.

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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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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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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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