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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 .

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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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The Christmas tractor run returns in aid of Katharine House

Tractors and other heavy machinery will once again be adorned with fairy lights and travel through Banburyshire villages raising money for the Katharine House Hospice.

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Three Dancing Fairies, temporary sculpture, by David and Adam Gosling, at The Rollright Stones, near Chipping Norton. NNL-170512-155433009

Pictures: New residents move in at the Rollright Stones

Three natural wooden sculptures forming a ring of fairies have been erected at the Rollright Stones close to the main stone circle.

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James Reeve, parish councillor and the now empty apple tree NNL-171031-095036001

Deddington scrumper ruins village tradition

An early morning scrumper selfishly removed every single apple from a village tree and with it ends a children’s village pantomime tradition.

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Do you know the law on naked selfies?

Sending a naked selfie can be a criminal offence — but not many teenagers know this

Young people have always explored their sexuality and shared these experiences with others.

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Aynhoe chosen for auction of famous sculpture

A new auction house has chosen Aynhoe Park to host its first event, showcasing over 100 bespoke and visually striking sculptures.

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Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

Testing life-hacks: Do copper coins really make flowers live longer?

How often does someone suggest a new hint, tip or hack that will supposedly make your life a whole lot easier? And which ones can you trust?

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On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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You can buy a Prosecco-themed advent calendar in time for Christmas

You can buy a Prosecco-themed advent calendar in time for Christmas

It might still be four months until Christmas, but lovers of a glass of fizz can already get ready for the festive season with their bubbly-themed advent calendar.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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