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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 Retail Park, said to be 'a whole new booking experience'.
Business
Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

Health

In pictures: Sun shines as Bodfest returns home

The Bodfest organisers thanked everyone who came to enjoy the music festival’s return to Bodicote on Saturday (July 14).

Music
Robert Courts, who has replaced David Cameron as the MP for Witney, following a by-election. NNL-161026-112801001

West Oxfordshire MP resigns from government over Brexit plan

The West Oxfordshire MP has resigned from his role in the Foreign Office over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Brexit.

Politics
Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

Picture yourself in this perfect postcard cottage

If you’ve ever imagined yourself living in a quintessentially English thatched cottage, then Ivy Cottage in Flitton may well be your dream property.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

As NHS warn of a rise in blood sucking insects and horsefly bites, here’s what you should do if bitten

Brits may have been basking in the tropical sunshine over the past few weeks, but the downside to the balmy weather is that painful bites by bloodsucking insects have soared.

Health
Banbury Open Air Pool on one of the hottest days of 2016. NNL-160719-170510009

Discounted swimming at outdoor pool for Banbury families

Families from less advantaged areas of Banbury are invited to enjoy discounted swimming at Woodgreen Leisure Centre’s outdoor pool this summer.

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Paul Shepley says Ruscote Avenue, where he lives, is a hotspot for the anti-social cars and motorcycles to race around

Complaints over anti-social drivers speeding around Banbury

Complaints have been made about being disturbed by anti-social motorists with loud engines and exhausts racing around Banbury at all hours.

Crime
Superheroes ready. Photo by Modern Parlance Photography NNL-181007-165517001

Katharine House Hospice Midnight Walk: hundreds of superheroes help push past £1m figure

Hundreds of people set out for a ten-mile walk at midnight last Saturday (July 7) to raise money for people and families facing life-limiting illness.

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Boost for Banbury’s disabled accessibility

Cherwell District Council announced this week that it will modify plans for the Castle Quay 2 development to include the town’s first changing places facility.

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Charlotte Olivia Owens on stage with Karen Irvani NNL-181007-153253001

Birthday magic for autism support group in Middleton Cheney

There were reasons galore to celebrate when autism support group Parents Talking Asperger’s held a birthday party at its Middleton Cheney headquarters.

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Tracy Ostler will take on the Outlaw Ironman challenge NNL-180907-121015001

Adderbury teacher’s ultimate endurance challenge

An Adderbury primary school teacher will take on one of the most physically gruelling endurance races this month to raise money for school improvements.

News
Headline act UB40

UB40 bring the house down at Cornbury

Great Tew's Cornbury Music Festival kicked off yesterday, Friday, July 13, with brummy reggae legends UB40 headlining.

Music
Lawrence Prestidge and his late friend Tom McCall, of Banbury,  who Lawrence has dedicated his latest children's book to, 'Can Such Things Be?' NNL-181007-112520001

Great Bourton author dedicates latest children’s book to late friend

Great Bourton children’s book author Lawrence Prestidge has released his latest book dedicated to college friend Tom McCall who died last year.

Arts
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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Karl Field at the European Championship in Italy NNL-180507-171756001

Middle Barton marksman taking on the world

A Middle Barton man has been chosen as part of a four man team to represent Great Britain at this month’s FITASC World Championship Finals in France.

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Cllr. Ian Hudspeth, Oxfordshire County Council leader. NNL-150411-132940001

County council leader: Blenheim Palace dinner for Trump ‘showed off best of Oxfordshire’

Oxfordshire County Council leader Ian Hudspeth was among the guests at the dinner for Donald Trump at Blenheim Palace and believes it showed off the area at its best.

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The Coopers at DeerJam 2017 (courtesy Carol Henson) NNL-170606-134053001

Banbury’s Ye Olde Reindeer announce Deerjam line-up

The DeerJam charity music festival at Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn in Banbury will return for its fourth year on Saturday, July 21.

Music

In pictures: Huge anti-Trump protest outside Blenheim Palace

US President Donald Trump was given a deafening welcome to Oxfordshire as hundreds of protesters gathered outside Blenheim Palace yesterday (Thursday, July 12).

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US President Donald Trump visits Oxfordshire amid hundreds of protesters

The VIP treatment was given as US President Donald Trump visited Oxfordshire at a black-tie dinner at Blenheim Palace yesterday (Thursday, July 12), greeted by hundreds of protesters.
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