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The search is on for Banbury’s Artist of the Year

The Artery Art Supply shop in Banbury’s Parson’s Street is on the hunt for four ‘artists of the year’ after launching a brand new competition.

Arts
Pirate Percy and Marina Mermaid will be at Banbury's Castle Quay NNL-180718-122403001

Children’s summer activities return to Castle Quay

Banbury’s Castle Quay Shopping Centre is once again teaming up with Oxfordshire Libraries for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with the theme of Mischief Makers.

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Hare and Hounds Beer and Music Festival NNL-170730-152222001

Wardington’s Woodstock as Hare and Hounds music festival returns

The Hare and Hounds will once again be hosting their annual music festival this weekend raising money for Clic Sargent.

Music
The officers deny the allegations

Girl sexually assaulted in Bloxham

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault which occurred in Bloxham.

Crime
Kat Allsworth and her daughter Freya NNL-171007-112819001

Boost for Banbury’s disabled accessibility

Cherwell District Council announced this week that it will modify plans for the Castle Quay 2 development to include the town’s first changing places facility.

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Tracy Ostler will take on the Outlaw Ironman challenge NNL-180907-121015001

Adderbury teacher’s ultimate endurance challenge

An Adderbury primary school teacher will take on one of the most physically gruelling endurance races this month to raise money for school improvements.

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Headline act UB40

UB40 bring the house down at Cornbury

Great Tew's Cornbury Music Festival kicked off yesterday, Friday, July 13, with brummy reggae legends UB40 headlining.

Music
Lawrence Prestidge and his late friend Tom McCall, of Banbury,  who Lawrence has dedicated his latest children's book to, 'Can Such Things Be?' NNL-181007-112520001

Great Bourton author dedicates latest children’s book to late friend

Great Bourton children’s book author Lawrence Prestidge has released his latest book dedicated to college friend Tom McCall who died last year.

Arts
Karl Field at the European Championship in Italy NNL-180507-171756001

Middle Barton marksman taking on the world

A Middle Barton man has been chosen as part of a four man team to represent Great Britain at this month’s FITASC World Championship Finals in France.

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The Coopers at DeerJam 2017 (courtesy Carol Henson) NNL-170606-134053001

Banbury’s Ye Olde Reindeer announce Deerjam line-up

The DeerJam charity music festival at Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn in Banbury will return for its fourth year on Saturday, July 21.

Music
Stacy Parsons owner of the Rustic Bean

Banbury’s coffee shop wants to change the customer experience

Banbury’s newest and only dedicated coffee shop is looking to change the drinking habits of coffee-holics with a morning promotion.

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Ping Pong Parlour in Banbury's Castle Quay NNL-181207-112648001

Whiff Whaff is coming home

Shoppers in Banbury will be able to challenge their friends and family to a free game of ping-pong in a new dedicated space in Castle Quay.

Lifestyle

Win a family ticket to Oxfordshire’s hidden gem

Happening now, in a land not too far away is a ground-breaking story of animal conservation that started life in a semi-detatched house in Witney.
Environment
Banbury Heights Nursing Home get a taste of the seaside with a beach, paddling pool and a real life ice cream van NNL-180207-131404001

Seaside treat for Banbury Heights Nursing Home

Residents of the Banbury Heights Nursing Home were treated to a virtual day at the seaside complete with a beach, paddling pool and a visit from a real life ice cream van.

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Victor Bonutto, fishing tackle collector extraordinaire

Game Fair celebrates its Diamond anniversary

One of Europe’s largest celebrations of county life will take place at the end of the month at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire.

Outdoors
The Three Conies first  motorcycle meet in 2016

Motorcycles and music at the Three Conies

It’s that time of year again when two wheeled machines of all makes and models will converge at the Three Conies for the annual Mandeville Motorcycle Meet.

Music
TVP have recovered a mountain of stolen power tools and wanrt to reunite them with the rightful owners NNL-180907-101617001

Police hope to reunite trades people with their tools

Following a large recovery of stolen power tools in February, Thames Valley Police is appealing for victims to get in touch in the hope of reuniting them with their stolen tools.

Crime
Slade Nature Reserve volunteers during the improvements NNL-180628-101813001

Bloxham nature reserve gets a refurb ahead of public opening

A nature reserve in Bloxham will open its kissing gates to the public this month after extensive renovations to improve accessibility have been completed.

Environment
Neva Mynd will be performing at the Market Square Festival

Banbury Market Square to host free music festival

Banbury Town Council has announced plans to rock the town’s Market Square with a free summer live music festival.

Music
Deddington cyclists will take on the Mont Ventoux challenge in France NNL-180207-155611001

Deddington cyclists take on epic challenge

While most of us will be watching England’s quarterfinal match a group of amateur cyclists will attempt to join an exclusive club known as the Brotherhood of the Mads of the Windy Mount.

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