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  • Succession Planning for Banbury Business Women

    Banbury’s longest running women’s business networking group, Banbury Women in Business (BWIB), is delighted to announce their speaker for its next quarterly meeting. Aline Shand from Shand Financial Consultancy Ltd will talk to the group under the intriguing title of “What if…you live too long? At the meeting, which...
  • The Bower House, a restaurant with rooms, opens in Shipston-on-Stour

    The Bower House, a 75-seat restaurant with rooms, has recently opened its doors in a  Georgian building in the heart of the thriving market town of Shipston on Stour, on the edge of the Cotswolds and just 10 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon; the town was recently named the best place...
  • June Magazine out now

    The June issue of the magazine is out now and includes many fantastic ideas for the summer holidays along with all your regular favourites. We also launch our Young Authors writing challenge (as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations) Along with all the fabulous reads and features this month...
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival Crosses Borders

    The UK’s longest running poetry festival returns to Stratford-upon-Avon from 18 – 25 June. Inspired by world events and international cultures, this year’s festival takes the theme of ‘Crossing Borders’, with world-class poets and artists reflecting contemporary issues of conflict, immigration and integration. Organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust,...
  • Your Baby Skin to Skin

     “Don’t panic!” says experienced Henley based midwife Rachel Fitz-Desorgher. “Babies know how to be babies. All is as it should be.” New book ‘Your Baby Skin to Skin’ takes parents on a reassuring and practical journey through baby’s first year, grounded in the knowledge that your baby is a...
  • Dancers in the frame at special exhibition

    Joie de Vivre is a collection of images designed to showcase the beauty and vitality of older dancers with the aim of encouraging others to take part. The exhibition has been brought to Witney Community Hospital by the Creating With Care programme which is designed to use the creative...
  • Successful Festival puts grandfather of landscape architecture, Capability Brown, firmly on the map

    2016 was the tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, and was marked by a year-long Festival celebrating his life and work, which shaped what we now regard as the quintessential English landscape. Funded by The National Lottery, throughout 2016 over 500 events organised by 21 partners were...
  • 24 hour playathon

    Local youngsters Seb and Jess Foxwell simply love music. Seb plays trumpet and piano and Jess plays flute, piccolo and piano. They both play with the National Childrens Orchestra of Great Britain and study music on Saturdays at Birmingham Junior Conservatoire. Their musical path began when they were just...
  • banbury craft fair comes to town

    Now in it’s 8th year Banbury’s best known Craft Fair returns with more than 40 stalls of local, hand-made crafts. It’s coming Saturday – 6th May – from 10am – 4pm, St Mary’s Church, Banbury. It’s free entry. Crafts include everything from handmade chocolates, textiles, woodturning, jewellery, photography and...
  • BREWED IN THE SHIRE TO CELEBRATE THEIR SHIRES

    Hook Norton Brewery have announced that their next seasonal ale will be Mane Tail (3.7%). A pale, golden straw coloured ale with a crisp and refreshing taste, Mane Tail has been inspired by the shire horses at the brewery who still deliver beer the traditional way to the local...