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You could meet Levi Roots and get a free goody bag

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on August 1, 2019

This is your chance to meet the man himself at the Banbury Food & Drink Festival and get a free goody bag containing a selection of his produce! Just leave your name, email address and telephone number below then sit back and cross your fingers. Hurry entries close on Monday 12th August at 12.00 Noon […]

Win a Free Ticket to The Big Feastival!

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on August 1, 2019

The Big Feastival, returns to the Cotswolds this August Bank Holiday for the 8th year with a jampacked line-up. With music from the UK’s biggest artists, Michelin star chefs live on stage, award-winning street food and an exciting programme of family entertainment, The Big Feastival has something for everyone. The Big Feastival will be kicking […]

Banbury Food & Drink Festival

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 31, 2019

Sunday 18th August, 10.30am – 4.30pm Banbury Town Centre Banbury Food & Drink Festival celebrates a wide range of high quality artisan food and drink produced from around the county, exploring the art of food and drink making. Providing a wonderful opportunity for people to experience the friendly and social atmosphere that accompanies eating and […]

Gardener’s Diary – August

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 30, 2019

With most things in the garden either sown or planted, now is a good time to relax and enjoy it. Ensure the garden can cope with the heat of full summer. Deadhead flowering plants, keep up the weeding and water regularly. If you are going on holiday arrange for someone to water for you. Keep […]

Comedy at The Mill

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 30, 2019

This Autumn, The Mill will be presenting the cream of the up and coming comedy circuit in a series of regular Comedy Club nights. Each night will feature three stars of the UK comedy scene giving Banbury a chance to get a real taste of a range of diverse comedy styles and talents and guaranteed […]

The Unicorn, Deddington

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 30, 2019

The magic of the Unicorn lies with landlord Kris and his family. Kris grew up in a farming family in and around Middleton Cheney with farming in his blood. Much of the focus has been with poultry rearing, but also includes a flock of sheep and a herd of cows. There is not much Kris […]

Keeping cool at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 25, 2019

With temperatures rising rapidly, the animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park have been keeping cool with a little help from their keepers. They have been treated to delicious ice enrichments and slices of ice-cold refreshing watermelon. Some of the animals have also been cooling themselves down by taking a dip in their pools, especially the Capybaras (also known […]

A History of Banbury

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 3, 2019

“Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady upon a white horse; Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, And she shall have music wherever she goes.” This nursery rhyme which has been a favourite with children across the world dates from about 1760.The “Fine” lady is a member of […]

NEW Exhibition and Summer Holiday Family Activities

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 2, 2019

The British Motor Museum 20 July – 2 September This summer explore the Museum’s new exhibition The Car. The Future. Me. and enjoy a selection of futuristic themed family activities. Every day you can Discover Circuits – drop into our family activity station and draw a graphite car, then create a circuit to give your car working headlights. Or […]

Gardener’s Diary – July

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 2, 2019

A great time to relax and enjoy your garden with blue skies, sunshine and rich, fresh growth. The emphasis is now on weeding and watering. The pond or water garden is now at its best and will be attracting many forms of wildlife to the garden. Monthly reminders: Flower Gardens – Deadhead to prolong displays. […]

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