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Cropredy artist offers portraits with a difference

A Cropredy artist and dress maker is combining her creative skills to offer brides a unique memento of their special day.

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Burmington Grange, Cherington, Shipston on Stour will be open to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme NNL-170409-152334001

Burmington Grange opens its gates

Beautiful Burmington Grange in Cherington near Shipston-on-Stour, will open its gates to the public this weekend, September 9 and 10, as part of the National Garden Scheme.

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David Beaumont, Julian Humphrys, Brian Douthwaite (back) and Puffin Pocock and Rachel Mander NNL-170822-143539001

Radway’s Civil War exhibit gets national recognition

The tireless work of four volunteers with help from their community has been recognised by a national organisation.

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Ian Harris, in 20s dress with his locally made Levis motorcycle, dating from 1921, Lorna Abbott, Julia Whitby and Jo Langton

Step back in time with Hornton history over Bank Holiday weekend

Historians in Hornton will stage an ambitious Bank Holiday weekend event to focus on four centuries of crafts, trades and working habits.

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The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

Emma Elsworthy

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Matthew Armitage displays his blacksmithing skills in the on-site forge

Become a part of Tooley’s rich history

Tooley’s historic boatyard, situated behind Banbury’s Castle Quay Shopping Centre, is looking for a team of volunteers for a variety of new positions.

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Chess champion Carl Portman, from Hanwell, has written a book about chess in prisons. NNL-170708-171603001

Chess champion from Hanwell releases book on how chess changes prisoners’ lives

A Hanwell-based chess champion is hoping for checkmate with his book on how the game is helping to educate and rehabilitate prisoners.

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Bloxham Museum war time exhibits. Registrar Peter Barwell with the old village fire engine in the store room. NNL-141021-192444009

Extra opening for Bloxham Museum

Bloxham Village Museum will be opening on Tuesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm during August in addition to its normal openings.

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The Lions Club of Banbury is holding its annual charity horse ride at Broughton Castle on September 3. NNL-170708-102431001

Charity horse ride at Broughton Castle

The Lions Club of Banbury is holding its annual charity horse ride at Broughton Castle on September 3.

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Church Lane Gallery, Banbury. NNL-170725-134920009

Artists unite to secure Banbury gallery’s future

Church Lane Gallery is going from strength to strength and has secured its immediate future through a joint effort by Banburyshire artists.

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

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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