Christmas News
Village carols in aid of Dogs for Good

Village carols in aid of Dogs for Good

A carol evening to raise money for Dogs for Good is taking place in Chipping Warden Village Hall on December 15, 7pm.

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Tibbetts brown box appeal for Banbury charities

Tibbetts brown box appeal for Banbury charities

Tibbetts are asking the residents of Banbury for help in filling shoe boxes to give a little Christmas cheer to those less well off.

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Poll: When should the Christmas decorations come down?

Poll: When should the Christmas decorations come down?

Take part in our festive poll and pick one of the five answers.

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Trip of a lifetime on Santa’s train

Trip of a lifetime on Santa’s train

The newest addition to Chiltern Railways’ fleet – the Santa Train – will be taking families from Banbury on a trip of a lifetime.

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Group’s Christmas wreath workshop

Group’s Christmas wreath workshop

Design and make your own traditional festive wreath at Banbury Floral Group’s workshop at Church House at 7.30pm on December 4.

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Father Christmas returns to Hempton Christmas Bazaar

Father Christmas returns to Hempton Christmas Bazaar

Father Christmas and his elves will be returning to Hempton’s Christmas Bazaar tomorrow (Saturday, December 2).

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Santa Dash in aid of Katharine House Hospice attracts the crowds

Santa Dash in aid of Katharine House Hospice attracts the crowds

Festive Banburians donned iconic red suits and descended on People’s Park for the Santa Dash and Christmas Trail on Sunday.

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Lanterns light up Brackley night sky for Christmas light switch-on

Lanterns light up Brackley night sky for Christmas light switch-on

More than 250 lanterns lit up Brackley High Street on Saturday for the town’s Christmas light switch-on.

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PICTURES: Veterans switch on Banbury Christmas lights to huge crowd

PICTURES: Veterans switch on Banbury Christmas lights to huge crowd

Thousands of people watched as Banbury’s Christmas lights were switched-on by veterans in a fun-filled day in the town centre yesterday (Sunday, November 26).

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Thousands set to fill Banbury town centre for Christmas lights switch-on

Thousands set to fill Banbury town centre for Christmas lights switch-on

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Banbury town centre to celebrate the start of Christmas on Sunday (November 26).

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Santa should cut down on sherry and mince pies, according to nation's leading GP

Santa may also suffer from alcoholism and work stress, the head of the Royal College of GPs said.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairwoman