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How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

Daniel Allen, Keele University

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Doing this could cost you big

Driving through a puddle in your car in Banbury could land you a £5,000 fine

If you drive your car through puddles and splash people in Banbury, you could be heading for a £5,000 fine.

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LISTEN: Harrowing moment hero call handler talks brave mum through CPR to bring her dying baby back to life

This was the harrowing moment a hero South Central Ambulance Service call handler talked a brave mum through performing CPR on her dying baby - and brought him back to life.

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Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Worrying trend: Millions fear for partners’ health

Three in four of us are concerned about the health of their partner - due to stress and lack of exercise, according to research.

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Paula Milner showing the budding enthusiasts how to make something pretty at her Christmas craft workshops. Photo by Mark Lord Photography NNL-180201-104432001

Learn a new skill for 2018 at Lower Boddington craft workshops

An entrepreneurial mother who runs her own craft workshops in Lower Boddington is encouraging people to discover the benefits of creating something from scratch as a New Year’s resolution.

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When do the decorations go down?

When should your Christmas decorations be put away?

Santa’s been and gone and you’ve had your decorations up for weeks.

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The Atic, Butchers Row, Banbury

Banbury’s Rock the Atic turns up the heat for New Year

Banbury’s Rock the Atic on Butchers Row is hosting a NYE party that should rid you of those winter blues.

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Revealed: Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 – with a ‘royal influence’

Revealed: Top 20 most popular baby name predictions for 2018 – with a ‘royal influence’

Nearly 3,500 pregnant women across the country who are expecting babies in 2018 have revealed their selected baby names in a new survey.

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VIDEO: Shocking reasons people give up their dogs revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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Ice skating in Boston

Boston and The Berkshires in winter make a spa and shopping heaven

If you’re looking for an ideal place for a bit of winter R&R there’s a B&B option that fits the bill exactly – Boston and The Berskshires that is, in New England.

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Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Naturalist Russell Hedley explains how recognise edible fungi

Travel: An autumn wildlife adventure in Lakeland

It was a horrible high-pitched squeal that suddenly made us aware that something serious was happening close by. But little did we expect to see a juvenile stoat attempting to kill a large rabbit just yards from the RSPB Campfield Marsh building where we were eating our picnic lunches.
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A screenshot from a Facebook Messenger Kids promotional video

Facebook launches messaging app for under-13s

Facebook has launched a messaging app for kids, a move which will see the social media giant expand their user base to a whole previously under-age sector.

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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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Study says we are sentimental and still prefer cards over texts or email

Study says we are sentimental and still prefer cards over texts or email

Sentimental Brits would prefer to receive a Christmas card than a text or email, a study has found.

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SMIDS Oakman owner Peter Borg-Neal with HR Director Jill Scatchard

Another major gong for popular pub-restaurant operator Oakman Inns

Just over two weeks after Oakman Inns was awarded the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award, their Human Resource programme received further recognition at the National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) at the Café de Paris in London.

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You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

Lottery winners could be swapping their multi-million pound prizes for a lifetime monthly payout of £10,000 in a possible new shake up to increase ticket sales.

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North-east view of Calthorpe House by E G Brunton as it was when Thomas Draper purchased it, taken from Eleanor Drapers book NNL-171120-100818001

Look Back With Little: Fascinating account of Calthorpe Manor through time

In his popular nostalgia column, Banbury Guardian’s resident historian Brian Little takes a fascinating look at Calthorpe Manor through the ages.

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Smacking makes children more badly behaved

Smacking makes children more badly behaved

Smacking your child makes them behave more badly, a new study has warned.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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