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Banbury’s Carrdus School’s magical Christmas Fair

Banbury’s Carrdus School’s magical Christmas Fair

For those looking for a bespoke or unusual gift well in time for Christmas then look no further than Carrdus School’s popular Christmas Fair.

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Annual shoebox appeal returns

Annual shoebox appeal returns

The annual Christmas shoebox appeal for children in poverty is back.

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Santa narrowly avoids injury as teenagers throw stones and eggs during Round Table’s sleigh visit in Banbury

Santa narrowly avoids injury as teenagers throw stones and eggs during Round Table’s sleigh visit in Banbury

A group of teenagers threw eggs, stones and a china mug at Santa when Banbury Cross Round Table’s sleigh visited a Banbury neighbourhood last night, Wednesday.

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Banbury’s Castle Quay’s weekly prize winning shopper is. . .

Banbury’s Castle Quay’s weekly prize winning shopper is. . .

Castle Quay continued with the Late Night Shopping giveaway this week handing over Boots vouchers to the value of £250

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PHOTOS: Banbury Santas run for hospice

PHOTOS: Banbury Santas run for hospice

Over 400 festive figures descended on Banbury’s Spiceball Park on Sunday to take part in the annual Santa Fun Run organised by Katharine House Hospice.

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Give the gift of listening this Christmas

Give the gift of listening this Christmas

Banbury Samaritans are hosting an Information Day tomorrow (Saturday) at their Albert Street headquarters.

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Thames Valley Police launches its Christmas drink-driving campaign

Thames Valley Police launches its Christmas drink-driving campaign

Thames Valley Police’s Christmas drink drive campaign kicked off last week to crack down on the destruction caused by people who drive after drinking or taking drugs.

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Banbury’s new look Christmas light switch-on

Banbury’s new look Christmas light switch-on

Banbury’s new look Christmas Lights switch-on ceremony on Sunday was a traditional day of Christmas carols, Santa Claus, shopping for festive gifts, fireworks and a local hero as guest of honour.

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Children design a festive card for MP

Children design a festive card for MP

Hundreds of children across north Oxfordshire had a go at designing their own Christmas card for a competition being run by MP Victoria Prentis.

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Banbury fundraiser chosen for Christmas light switch-on

Banbury fundraiser chosen for Christmas light switch-on

The build up to Christmas will officially begin this Sunday as Banbury switches on its lights, kicking off a new-look Christmas event.

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Top festive tips for cooking your turkey safely this Christmas

According to FSS, washing poultry is unnecessary as proper cooking kills harmful bacteria like campylobacter, and rinsing the raw meat will

Festive Taste Test: Which supermarket mince pies are the best?

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Festive Taste Test: Which supermarket makes the best Christmas pudding?

From ultra boozy delights to alcohol free examples, here's how we thought the major supermarkets* measured up.Supermarket Christmas puddingsLidl

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