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VIDEO: Dogs for Good's Fidget demonstrates calming technique for autistic children

Oxfordshire Freemasons got to see first hand some of the techniques family dogs are being taught to help their owners.

The Banbury Citizens Advice team from Money Academy NNL-171031-135448001

Banbury Citizens Advice branch wins £34,000 grant to help people in debt

The Citizens Advice branch covering Banbury and the surrounding area has been awarded nearly £34,000 to support people in debt thanks to the public’s help.

Chipping Norton School's sixth form was rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted. Many students were delighted on A-level results day. Photo courtesy of the school

High praise for Chipping Norton School from Ofsted inspectors

Everyone at Chipping Norton School is celebrating after being highly praised by Ofsted inspectors.

Gary Parker has donated Star Wars prizes for a raffle at The Odeon Cinema, Banbury. NNL-170512-150339009

Banbury cinema holds Star Wars raffle as The Last Jedi is released

The much anticipated eighth Star Wars film is out tomorrow and to coincide with its release one avid fan is raffling off a selection of his prized Star Wars memorabilia for charity.

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Holloway's of Banbury are selling a Dickin Medal and associated paperwork with photos, won by carrier pigeon, Princess, in WWII. NNL-171128-161930009

Rare Second World War medal for pigeon is sold at Banbury auctioneer

A rare wartime medal which was awarded to a carrier pigeon for her contribution to the allied effort during the Second World War has sold at auction for £7,200.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.


Deddington’s Farmers Market ranked third best in the country

The sleepy village of Deddington has been singled out as hosting one of the best farmers markets in the UK.

Martin and Adele Hambidge, founders of Parents Talking Asperger's Witney. NNL-171212-163032001

New branch for Middleton Cheney-based autism support group

Middleton Cheney-based autism support group Parents Talking Asperger’s (PTA) is expanding.

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

Clearning snow, what are the rules?

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your paths and driveways? Expert advice

Despite snow falling on most of the region, many residents are still nervous about clearing it for fear of getting punished.

Care Quality Commission

Child patients at Horton happy with their treatment says watchdog survey

Youngsters receiving care at the Horton Hospital are happy with their experiences overall.

Immaculate, featuring a chorus of Santas, is coming to The Factory, in Banbury. NNL-171212-150726001

Edinburgh Fringe success comes to Banbury

An ‘adult panto’ which has been a big success at the Edinburgh Fringe is coming to Banbury this weekend.


VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week.

Man with Oxfordshire links found after prison recall

Man with Oxfordshire links found after prison recall

A man with links to Oxfordshire, described as ‘a threat to the public’, has been found after being wanted on recall to prison.

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Stolen council 4x4 used to ram raid Chipping Norton Aldi

The Aldi supermarket in Chipping Norton was ram raided using a stolen council Land Rover last night, according to police.

A stunning snap of a snowy field near Kineton by Chris Wyatt

Snow and sun make for perfect pictures in Banburyshire

More pictures are coming in from across Banburyshire of beautiful sights as the sun shines a light on the snow.

Oxfordshire County Hall NNL-160721-122114009

County eyes big tax rise in latest budget

Council tax for Oxfordshire County Council provided services could be rising by 4.99 per cent according to next year’s budget.

(Left to right) Alison Pearce and family dog Harvey, Andrew Keech from Oxfordshire Freemasons and Dogs for Good demo dog, Fidget and  Dogs for Good PAWS Family Dog Instructor, Robbie Campbell. NNL-171212-100230001

Dogs for Good gets £60,000 to help children with autism connect with their family dog

Oxfordshire Freemasons has donated £60,000 to Banbury-based Dogs for Good to help children with autism make the most of their family dog.

Mark Cherry at the area on Warwick road a pedestrian crossing will be placed NNL-170914-160149001

Warwick Road pedestrian crossing gets the go-ahead

Labour County Councillor for Banbury Ruscote, Mark Cherry, announced last week that work is due to start in March 2018 on a new pedestrian crossing on the Warwick Road.

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