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  • OXFORDSHIRE NURSING HOME ATTAINS HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATING IN ENGLAND

    Recent results by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rate Godswell Park Care Home in Bloxham, Oxfordshire as outstanding in every area:  being safe, effective, caring, responsive and well–led.  Godswell Park is the first general nursing home in England to achieve this result. Michael Bone, chairman of Godswell Park said:...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

    We at the Four Shires Magazine have something to celebrate today. WE ARE 20! Some things just get better with age… Back in October 1997, the very first issue of the modern Four Shires magazine – then called Banbury Fare was published. In the leader for that first issue...
  • Fairytale Farm

    Fairytale Farm, near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, was the UK’s fastest-growing farm attraction in 2016, according to official figures just released by Visit England. Visit England’s ‘Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions’, which was published this month, shows that Fairytale Farm grew by 35.7% in 2016, compared to...
  • 20th anniversary issue out now!

    Our celebratory Birthday issue of the magazine has arrived! We are proud to share with you a bumper packed edition which celebrates everything we love to do! Within its pages this month you will be sure to find plenty of features both new and from our archives. All of...
  • Banbury Literary Live

    Community event, Banbury Literary Live returns for its fifth outing at North Oxfordshire Academy on Sunday 15th October. With the emphasis very much on the word ‘live’, this event has grown to include community art, music, dance and drama, as well as a fabulous line up of authors and...
  • HOSPITAL IN BANBURY RECEIVES 5 STAR CATERING AWARD

    Following an unannounced visit from the Cherwell Food Standards Agency on August 14th, the restaurant at Horton Treatment Centre was once again awarded 5 stars, the fifth year in a row that the hospital has received this rating. The catering team are incredibly pleased that their hard work and dedication...
  • HOOK NORTON BREWERY WINS INTERNATIONAL BEER CHALLENGE

    Hook Norton Brewery has once again been recognised for a range of beer styles at the International Beer Challenge 2017 picking up three silver medals and two bronze. More than 700 beers from 30 countries entered the competition, which celebrates its 20th year this year. The beers were judged...
  • SEPTEMBER ISSUE IS OUT NOW

    The September issue of Four Shires Magazine is out now! It is packed full of all your favourite’s; Countryman George Fenemore is off fishing, Maggie is visiting the graves of many local famous people, whilst Chrissie Bridger celebrates 40 years of Old Hall Books. With the children set to...
  • August issue is out now!

    The August issue of the magazine is out now! The new magazine is out now and is full of all of your usual favourites including: Countryman, Georoge Fenemore, Plenty of things to see and do in our Out and About section, The ever popular Pictures from the past pages...
  • Pimms & Strings

    Lime Tree Village, a retirement village in Warwickshire is holding a ‘Pimms & Strings’ event on Friday 18th August 2017 from 12noon – 3pm. Pimm’s will be served from the terrace of the Edwardian clubhouse, Cawston House and guests can sit and relax on the terrace or the lawns...