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Royal visitor to Banbury chocolate plant

Australia’s answer to Mary Berry and the proclaimed ‘Queen of Chocolate’ hosted a two day course at Banbury’s Barry Callebaut chocolate plant.

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Banbury Academy pupil chased by men with faces covered

A Banbury Academy pupil was chased by two men who had their faces covered on his way to school this morning (Friday, May 25).

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Syresham St James Primary School pupils who play for Brackley Town, head teacher Kate Clough and under-18s coach Kevin Squirrell with the FA Trophy

Primary school children excited by Brackley Town's FA Trophy visit

Primary school children and staff were excited to see Brackley Town FC's FA Trophy today (Friday, May 25) as the club shares the celebrations with the community.
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Jamaican rap star Sean Paul to play headline show in region

Chart-topping Jamaican rapper Sean Paul, American hip-hop star Fatman Scoop and BBC 1’s Charlie Sloth will be heading to the region this summer.

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Beaumont Road McDonald’s now open

Banbury’s drive through McDonald’s, on the junction of Beaumont Road and Ruscote Avenue, has reopened after a refurbishment that brings the restaurant into the digital age.

Business
Woodgreen Open Air Pool opens this weekend

Banbury’s open air pool opens this weekend

As the long bank holiday weekend beckons, anyone looking to enjoy an outdoor swim now can as Woodgreen Open Air Pool is set to open its doors to the public.

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Attempted robbery of runner in Banbury

A woman was pushed over as two men tried to steal her belongings while she was on a run in Banbury on Tuesday.

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Banbury Star CC host their annual road men's and ladies' races on Sunday

Capacity field will line up as Star prepare for big races

A capacity field will compete in Sunday’s annual Banbury Star Cyclists’ Club’s road races for both men’s and women’s races.

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Horton hospital neighbours welcome inclusion in ‘Super-HOSC’

Warwickshire’s health leader has welcomed his inclusion in a new group being set up to re-examine evidence used to downgrade the Horton consultant maternity unit.

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Miles Kane plays the Roadmender on June 1 (Picture: Lauren Dukoff)

Miles Kane promising to 'blow your socks off' as he makes Roadmender return

His forthcoming new album is called Coup de Grace, but this is far from any kind of end game for Miles Kane, who plays the Roadmender in Northampton next week.
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Rocking Banbury’s Reindeer with throwback photo shoot

Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn on Banbury’s Parson’s Street can lay claim to being Oliver Cromwell’s headquarters during the civil war.

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One of the feral cats found near Bicester

Colony of feral cats found in north Oxfordshire in the care of charity

Cherwell Cats Protection is trying to raise money to help a feral colony of 25 to 30 cats found near Bicester.

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Ferret goes on grand adventure across Banbury

A Banbury couple’s pet ferret took an unscheduled excursion around town last week with sightings of the cuddly critter creating a social media frenzy.

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Console Corner: Space Hulk Deathwing PS4 review

Unreal how much this engine bugs me.

Tech

Knightcote murder: judge reads statement from Patricia McIntosh's family before jailing her killer for life

The son of Knightcote murder victim Patricia McIntosh has told the man who killed her that he committed the "ultimate betrayal" to both her and her family.
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Advice as trains from Banbury may be busy over bank holiday weekend

Rail users travelling from Banbury train station over the bank holiday weekend are advised services may be busy due to engineering works between Birmingham and Coventry.

Transport

How police spot a drink driver - even before they’ve stopped your car

Police officers have issued a warning to drink and drug drivers who think they can get away with it: Don’t bother.

Crime
Andrew McIntosh will serve a minimum of 17 years in prison

Warwickshire pilot who murdered wife in Knightcote given life sentence

A former airline pilot from Warwickshire has been given a life sentence after murdering his estranged wife in a fit of rage in Knightcote last year.
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