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Hopes to improve Whately Hall Hotel in Banbury after sale

The Whately Hall Hotel in Banbury has been sold with its new owners hoping to bring it back to four stars.

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Wendy Veale, owner of The Old School B&B, Little Compton, Best in Europe (TripAdvisor). NNL-180213-151933009

‘Phenomenal’ reaction for Little Compton B&B named best in Europe

A B&B owner in Little Compton has been overwhelmed with interest and praise since being named the best in Europe.

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KFC in Banbury town centre was closed due to a shortage of chicken NNL-180220-092345001

Banbury KFC closed as restaurant runs out of chicken

KFC in Banbury town centre is shut after failing to receive a chicken delivery.

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‘Dream come true’ as shoppers fill new charity ‘superstore’ in Banbury

Shoppers filled The Salvation Army’s new ‘superstore’ in Banbury after the ribbon was cut to officially open the shop today (Thursday, February 15).

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Cherwell District Council vice chairman Cllr Jolanta Lis presented Reg's Cafe owners Reg and Alison Howe with its gold Eat Out Eat Well award NNL-180214-100500001

North Oxfordshire businesses recognised for providing healthy food choices

Food outlets which go above and beyond to provide healthy food in north Oxfordshire were recognised with a new awards scheme.

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The Salvation Army Great Big Charity Superstore on Bridge Street, Banbury

Salvation Army 'superstore' in Banbury ready for opening tomorrow

A Salvation Army ‘superstore’ will be opening its doors to a brass band in Banbury tomorrow (Thursday, February 15).
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An industry collective, including eight heating engineers from around the UK, has provided a heating system to the Let's Play's children's centre. Photo: Viessmann NNL-181202-105917001

Generous heating engineers help out Banbury children’s charity

A Banbury charity providing out-of-school activities for disabled children was able to move into its new home thanks to a generous group of plumbers.

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Donate your old furniture to project which helps those in need

Banbury residents giving their home a spring clean are being urged to donate their old furniture to help others.

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Shire Hall, where Warwickshire County Council sits

Tax rise of almost five per cent is part of Warwickshire County Council’s budget

Taxpayers will have to pay almost five per cent more towards public services provided by Warwickshire County Council including recycling and libraries for the next 12 months from April.

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Magenta Banbury branch manager Helen Tooby and deputy manager Charles Stevens. Photo: Magenta

Storage firm backing Banbury’s regeneration with £4m investment

A market-leading self storage company has invested £4m on the back of Banbury’s regeneration plans.

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10 of the toughest job interview questions – and how to answer them

10 of the toughest job interview questions – and how to answer them

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences, made even more intense if the interviewer goes off script to ask something unexpected.

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Britain faces hummus crisis amid global chickpea shortage

Britain faces hummus crisis amid global chickpea shortage

The price of supermarket hummus has leapt by 29 per cent since January 2017 due to a global chickpea shortage. A 310g pot of hummus costs £1.47 on average now, a year-on-year increase of 33 pence, according to analysis by the trade magazine The Grocer.

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B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

Weddings can be expensive affairs but high street retailer B&M has released a new selection of wedding accessories to make your big day that bit more affordable with prices starting at just one pound.

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Banbury area 499 bus service petition. Christina Elmes and Bernard Grenville-Jones, Head of Campus with the petition, at Banbury and Bicester College, Banbury. NNL-180130-144755009

Fears cuts to subsidies could see closure of bus service between Brackley and Banbury

Commuters who rely on the 499 bus service to get to work and school are fearful for the service’s future.

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Banbury BID logo, designed by Banbury's Toast Design Agency NNL-170728-095120001

Meet the Banbury BID board directors

Having been ratified in November with a 67 per cent approval, the Business Improvement District (BID) is forging ahead and now has an appointed board.

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Do you know your holiday rights?

A third of workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

We might be in the midst of winter and planning our escape to sunnier climates, but a recent report has revealed that a third (33 per cent) of British workers don’t actually understand their annual leave policy, according to latest research from online recruitment firm, Totaljobs.

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The future of UK shopping? Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Amazon have welcomed the public into their first supermarket more than a year after opening the space to employees for testing purposes.

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Middle Barton Stores and Post Office is due for refurbishment. NNL-180123-122318009

Middle Barton Post Office to temporarily shut for refurbishment

Middle Barton Post Office will be temporarily closed for approximately two weeks for refurbishment but customers will still be able to use the shop.

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Prodrive's Tim Colchester, left, receives the award from Adrian Moore of Xtrac

Banbury’s Prodrive on top of the world

Banbury-based Prodrive has achieved the highest accolade in the British motorsport industry after winning the Business of the Year Award at the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) Business Excellence awards.

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