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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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William Webb Ellis by Graham Ibbeson NNL-170210-120232001

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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UPDATE: Farthinghoe’s Percy has mercy

UPDATE: Farthinghoe’s Percy has mercy

Farthinghoe residents rallied around to defend the honour of a long standing resident.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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New Royal Baby announced

New Royal Baby announced

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that they are expecting their third child.

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Harriers Banbury Academy want to make this bus into a community learning hub NNL-170822-162032001

Harriers Banbury Academy seeking bags of money

Harriers Banbury Academy is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative for a unique project.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Millions of Brits trust gut instinct over anything else

Millions of Brits trust gut instinct over anything else

It’s official - trusting your gut instinct is the way forward for major life events.

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Bank of Mum and Dad lends kids £2.3bn to pay the rent

Bank of Mum and Dad lends kids £2.3bn to pay the rent

The Bank of Mum and Dad will fund £2.3 billion of rent for their offspring, contributing on average £415 to every payment.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

Emma Elsworthy

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