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Look Back with Little: Special birthday for our history champions

In the autumn of 1957 the well-known and much respected local historian Dr ERC (Ted) Brinkworth gave a series of talks under the heading ‘New Light on Old Banbury’ run as a university extra-mural class.

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The picturesque red-tiled roofs of Gudhjem is home to Denmark's annual 'Sol Over Gudhjem' cookery competition and its week long food festival.

Travel: The Baltic island of Bornholm is Denmark's secret delight

To the locals it's the 'The Sunniest Place in Denmark' yet the Danish island of Bornholm, with its picture-postcard fishing villages, dense beech and conifer forests, stunning beaches and rugged granite cliffs, is little known to us in Britain.

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Grand manor home was once a hunting lodge used by Henry VIII

Grand manor home was once a hunting lodge used by Henry VIII

Cainhoe Manor is steeped in history.

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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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The top five cottages in our region perfect for a countryside escape!

The top five cottages in our region perfect for a countryside escape!

Thinking of escaping the rat race and upping sticks to the countryside?

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The Blakesley Show is on August 4

All the fun of the fair at the Blakesley Show with Michael Graham

The Blakesley Show is all set for another successful year celebrating the very best of British livestock, local food, and rural skills.

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Staff at the Virgin Holidays concession in Next are ready for the opening on Friday. Photo: Virgin Holidays

Virgin Holidays offering prosecco and kids play area at new Banbury Gateway store

Virgin Holidays is opening a concession store inside Next at Banbury Gateway Shopping Park, said to be 'a whole new booking experience'.
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Warwick Castle

Magical stay in the medieval glamping tents at Warwick Castle

The look on my six-year-old daughter’s face when she saw the size of the bed she was sleeping in was just one of the memorable moments during a weekend stay at Warwick Castle.

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Enjoy a splash in one of these top homes for sale in our region with a swimming pool

Enjoy a splash in one of these top homes for sale in our region with a swimming pool

What better way to cool off in the long hot summer we’re enjoying than by taking a dip in your own swimming pool?

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Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Enjoy a poolside Pimms in this lavish Buckinghamshire home!

Horses, tennis or swimming? Enjoy all three at this family home in Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire!

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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.

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Trevor Nelson MBE, Britvic's David Greenaway, Peter Borg-Neal, The Caterer's Editor Chris Gamm

Popular pub-restaurant group scoops major hospitality award

Peter Borg-Neal, CEO of popular pub-restaurant operator Oakman Inns - which has venues across Herts, Bucks, Oxon, Northants, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire - was recognised with a Pub & Bar Award at the 35th Annual ‘Cateys’ in London.

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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.

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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.

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An early 1930s view of the Waggon and Horses

Look Back with Little: Memorable moments at the Waggon and Horses

In his book Victorian Banbury Barrie Trinder has stated that in the nineteenth century the activities of village carriers were concentrated at certain public houses.

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Daniel Ricciardo

GUIDE: All you need to know about this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone

For one weekend a year, the village of Silverstone becomes one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country as F1 descends on Northamptonshire.
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Outgoing Brackley Rotary Club president Ken Smith, handing over to new president Colin Gillies. NNL-180307-094933001

New president at the helm at Brackley Rotary Club

A new president has taken the helm at Brackley Rotary Club.

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Banbury outdoor pool NNL-180625-130009001

Look Back with Little: Outdoor pools – forever a very special attraction

Back in the 1930s the editorial in the Banbury Advertiser was entitled Town Talk. It consisted of one or more comments on matters of topical interest.

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Steam Roller - Bloxham Steam Rally NNL-160627-131033001

Steam power still drawing the crowds as Bloxham Steam Rally gets underway

Although of a bygone age, steam-powered and vintage vehicles have a wide-ranging appeal.

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Bicycles and buses were the main means of getting to and from work at the Northern Aluminium Company in 1952

Look Back with Little: Hotel plan could give site vital role once more

A recent news item in the Banbury Guardian concerning the prospect of a hotel with associated spa on the site of the former aluminium works in the Southam Road has considerable significance within the overall history of Banbury.

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