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Popular children’s concerts set to return to Banbury’s St Mary’s

The hugely popular Children Singing for Children concerts are set to return to St Mary’s Church, Banbury, for a 15th year raising money for international children’s charities.

Cornbury Music Festival 2017 will be the festivals last hurrah

Cornbury calls time on festival

Organisers of the Cornbury Festival have announced that next year’s event will be their last.

GBBO: As we pre-heat our ovens for the Bake Off final let’s recap on who we’ve lost already

GBBO: As we pre-heat our ovens for the Bake Off final let’s recap on who we’ve lost already

It’s been another season of burnt biscuits and showstopping cakes - the nation has been gripped by series 7 of the Great British Bake Off. With the final looming this Wednesday, here’s a recap on who’s had the upper crust and who’s had a soggy bottom.

TV and Film
SeeSaw's Dr Helen Mackinnon and Radiohead drummer Phil Selway NNL-161022-220721001

Rock royalty visits Sibford School

Just a day after it was announced that Radiohead would headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival, the band’s drummer, Phil Selway, visited Sibford School near Banbury.

Aowen Jin

Bringing a slice of the East with new display 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.

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Peter Baxter and Henry Blofeld

Blofeld and Baxter entertain in Banbury

Two bastions of a beloved radio institution bring tales from behind the microphone to Banbury next month.

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Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents

Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents

It’s the time of year when pumpkins are transformed into something ghoulish for Halloween.

A general view of the Brackley firework display in the moonlight.

Fireworks display to return to Brackley

Brackley will once again have a town fireworks display this year after a two-year absence.

Migraine sufferers should avoid processed meats and leafy greens

Migraine sufferers ‘should avoid processed meats and leafy greens’

Migraine sufferers should avoid eating processed meats and leafy greens because they increase the level of nitrates which may cause the debilitating headaches.

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So haunted that a priest was called in to perform an exorcism: Borthwick Castle near Edinburgh (Photo: TSPL)

Hallowe’en mini break: haunted places in the UK to stay overnight

For a more unusual weekend break, try a getaway in one of these ‘haunted’ hotels, castles and guesthouses which you can stay in around Hallowe’en – or any time of year.

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Could Costa roll out alcohol across its branches?

Costa Coffee adds booze to its menu

Coffee lovers who fancy something more than a caffeine kick may be in luck - as a Costa Coffee could be set to add booze to its menu.

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Its official, Red Red Redemption is getting a much-craved sequel

Console Corner: Read Dead still very much alive

It’s official, six years after the release of the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption Rockstar have confirmed a sequel is on the way.

Tech 1
A battered Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

Review: Jack Reacher's return is enjoyable but forgettable

Matt Adcock reviews Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (12A), starring Tom Cruise

TV and Film
The Nintendo Switch - which was known in development as the NX

Nintendo pins hopes of a return to greatness on new Switch console

Nintendo has revealed details of its forthcoming Nintendo Switch games console, as the company eyes a return to its former greatness.

Banbury 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

Brackley Players Jim Howson, Peter Milne, Sue Arthurs, Amanda Howson, Scott Saffrey and Sally Munday-Webb in their production of Out of Focus NNL-161016-115719009

Brackley Players cause chaos

Can you imagine the chaos that would ensue if a hall was double booked?

Theatre and Comedy
Biochemistry graduate Mark Hussey, who became a full time musician, has released a guitar concerto. NNL-161018-130521001

Banbury biochemist releases his first guitar concerto

A biochemistry graduate from Banbury, who gave up his career to become a full-time musician has released his first guitar concerto.

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in Inferno

Review: This Inferno fails to catch fire

Matt Adcock reviews Inferno (12A), starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones

TV and Film
Marmite enthusiasts are stockpiling the black stuff amid fears supermarkets may run out.

Just why are Marmite superfans stockpiling jars and what is #MarmiteGate?

Marmite enthusiasts are stockpiling the black stuff amid fears supermarkets may run out.

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