Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

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

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.

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

Captive is a highly energetic piece performed by four dancers inside a large cage

Top dance company returns to Banbury

World renowned dance company Motionhouse returns to Banbury next week for the finale of The Mill’s dance festival.

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Children's Halloween costumes being tested for fire safety PNL-151028-113623001

Oxfordshire County Council issue Halloween fire safety warning

Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service and Trading Standards team is urging people to be extra cautious when buying children’s fancy dress Halloween costumes to reduce fire risks caused by naked flames.

Christmas lights switch-on. Parsons Street lights. NNL-151129-215551009

No celebrity for Banbury lights switch-on

A new look, more inclusive Christmas Lights switch-on will launch this year’s festive season in Banbury.

The Play's the Thing

Permanent exhibition goes behind the scenes at the RSC.

It will be curtains up at the RSC for its first ever permanent exhibition devoted to the staging of Shakespeare’s plays on Saturday October 22

Aowen Jin

Unique installation at Compton Verney

One of the most promising artists in the world will bring a unique installation entitled The Ritual to Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park.

Sue Rudland

Brush up on artists in Eydon and Upper Stowe

Artists in venues including Eydon and Upper Stowe will be opening up their galleries for a nine day event starting on Saturday, October 8.

One of the paintings on display

Monarchy and Picasso celebrated at Compton Verney

Two new exhibitions will be opening at Compton Verney later this month.

More women are opting for trainers over heels

More women buying trainers than high heels

Women are swapping high heels for comfy trainers as they follow in the footsteps of fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham who have ditched skyscraper shoes.

Banbury Dancers (L-R) Anna Dahlman, Eve Townsley, Lauren Wade, Anna Blackmore, Millie Lock, Ella Stephenson, Elizabeth Hogben, Phoebe Sunga (photo Ben Garner) NNL-160928-122300001

Banbury ballerinas selected by English Youth Ballet

From hundreds of budding dancers a select group of talented Banburyshire ballerinas have been chosen to appear in the English Youth Ballets(EYB) production of Sleeping Beauty.

The Beano Annual 2016

Do you remember these kids’ comics from your childhood?

Kids’ favourite The Beano is getting a revamp. The DC Thompson-published comic has had its print edition redesigned and has launched a brand-new website they’re calling the Ultimate Feed of Awesome’.

Paul Emery, right, and wife, Libby. Paul has written a book about his adventures travelling the world with his Triumph motorcycle. NNL-160927-134635001

Motorcyclist turns travels into a novel

A man who circumnavigated the world on his Triumph motorbike has written a story about his adventures.

Front cover of the latest Katherine House Hospice book Voices. NNL-160927-122716001

Voices of Katharine House Hospice patients star in new book

A new book which puts words from past and present staff and patients from Katharine House Hospice on paper is to be released next month.

Some of the dancers in Sleeping Beauty

Youngsters from Banbury area to star in Sleeping Beauty ballet

A number of youngsters from the local area will perform in a professional ballet production coming to the New Theatre in Oxford.

Heyford Park water tower in the sunset. PNL-160922-125452001

Campaign launched to save water tower

A fight to save an historic water tower which has become a habitat for wildlife has been launched.

Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.


Banbury choreographer’s piece performed at The Mill

A Banbury born choreographer is to have her piece performed as part of a night at dance at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury.

Tanks, trucks and firepower NNL-161208-161804001

Dunchurch tank spectacular set to be biggest yet

Keep your eyes and ears peeled as Dunchurch gets ready for an invasion.

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