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Struggling with hay fever? Worst is yet to come says Met Office

Pollen levels have been unusually high in recent weeks, with as many as 20 million hay fever and asthma sufferers impacted across the country.

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In Pictures: Sun shines on Brackley’s soapboxes

Hundreds of spectators lined Brackley High Street to watch the weird and wonderful designs in this year’s Soapbox Derby.

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Marrillion enjoy a drink after a photoshoot in Banbury's Old Reindeer Inn as part of their 30th anniversary reissue package NNL-180522-142304001

Rocking Banbury’s Reindeer with throwback photo shoot

Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn on Banbury’s Parson’s Street can lay claim to being Oliver Cromwell’s headquarters during the civil war.

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Steve Tombs with Little Whiffy who ventured down to Banbury train station during an unscheduled day out NNL-180521-142713001

Ferret goes on grand adventure across Banbury

A Banbury couple’s pet ferret took an unscheduled excursion around town last week with sightings of the cuddly critter creating a social media frenzy.

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Call for ban on cars dropping off or picking up pupils at school gates

Call for ban on cars dropping off or picking up pupils at school gates

A charity has called for cars to be banned from the school gates at drop off and pick up times in a bid to improve pupils’ health.

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A chestnut tree fell on Banbury Chestnuts Bowls Club, causing a lot of damage. Photo: Martyn Cooper

Games return after chestnut tree falls on Banbury bowls club green

Banbury Chestnuts Bowls Club hosted matches again on Saturday after having to cancel the previous weekend’s fixtures as a chestnut tree fell on the green.

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Banburyshire villages plan Royal Wedding events

Banburyshire villages plan Royal Wedding events

Fancy watching Harry and Meghan’s big day with others? Well the area is littered with Royal events.

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Royal couple may live in Banburyshire

While Royal supporters look forward to a spectacular wedding on Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may end up being Banburyshire residents.

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Mark Morrell, aka Mr. Pothole, will become Brackley's Mayor on Saturday and will make history in the process

Brackley Town Council to make history

History will be made this Saturday, May 12, as Brackley Town Council step into the 21st century.

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Space Studo students will be launching one of these high altitude balloons on May 11 at 11.30am NNL-180805-165127001

Banbury’s Space Studio plans out of this world event

Banbury’s Space Studio students will be reaching for the unknown this Friday, May 11, as they launch a balloon into near space.

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The Handlebar Moustache Club hold their AGM in Banbury NNL-180904-094217001

Hirsute owners club visits Banbury for annual meet

Over 50 men bedecked with ‘a hirsute appendage of the upper lip, with graspable extremities’ visited Banbury last week for the annual general meeting of the Handlebar Moustache Club.

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The Atic, Butchers Row

Banbury’s Rock the Atic begins comedy marathon this evening

Banbury will be at the centre of the stand-up-up comedy universe for the next five days as a world record is attempted.

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Tom Christy with his new book and the inspiration behind it NNL-180226-101848001

Banbury’s phone box library’s phone box book

The brains behind Banbury’s phone box library has now gone one better, writing a children’s book about the diminutive book sharing scheme .

Arts

VIDEO: Banbury filmmaker seeks extras this weekend

Banbury surgeon and film maker James Owen is currently filming his second feature film and needs male extras this weekend
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Keep burst pipes at bay

These eight tips will protect your home from the ‘Beast From The East’

A viciously-cold weather front is set to sweep in from Siberia over the coming weekend, bringing freezing conditions and bitter winds with it.

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VIDEO: Warwickshire Hunt slammed after hounds run amok through village of Oxhill as mum is forced to snatch child to safety in own home

Warwickshire Hunt has been criticised after its hounds ran amok in villages during a chase.

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Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Don’t forget your toothbrush - or your space rocket - as hotel chain reveals lost property list

Space rockets, mothers-in-law and twenty Bob The Builder costumes were among the unlikely items left behind by customers at Travelodges last year, the budget hotel chain has revealed.

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Banbury’s looking a right Charlie

Banbury’s looking a right Charlie

A new craze is sweeping the town as visitors and residents alike are snapping themselves with a movie star.

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The Giant Snowglobe

Snowglobe rescheduled to appear at Banbury’s Castle Quay

A giant Snowglobe which was due to arrive at Banbury’s shopping centre last Sunday had to cancel its appearance due to . . . . snow!

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