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Restaurant Review – The Star Inn, Sulgrave

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

Sulgrave is a popular conservation village in South Northamptonshire only 7.9 miles from Banbury. Whilst doing this review of the Star Inn I became acquainted with three connections which it has with America. Firstly, the village is best known for Sulgrave Manor, the ancestral home of George Washington the first president of the United States. […]

Banbury & District Show

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

Sunday 9th June, 10am – 4.30pm, Spiceball Park. The Banbury & District Show offers something for everyone, even the canine members of the family. The centre-piece to the Show are the arenas situated in both fields, ranging from stunts to local clubs showcasing their talents, show them your support along the way. This year there […]

Gardener’s Diary – June

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

Summer should have arrived at last and gardeners can start to enjoy their gardens with much of the heavy work now completed. Beware, however, as there is still time for late frosts which can still harm tender bedding and vegetables early in the month. This month has the year’s longest day and can be described […]

Exotic Madeira

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

First impressions are often so telling. Minutes from the airport I sensed the scale of the mountainous peaks and craggy cliffs with houses surrounded by blazing bougainvillea and banana leaves and villages with terracotta roofs dotted amongst the patchwork of the terraced cultivation carved out of the mountainside. In the capital Funchal’s famous market, the […]

The 50plus – Independence In Your Home

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on May 22, 2019

How we as a country fund support for the elderly is very much in the news at the moment. Political debate has included a hastily backtracked ‘death tax’ and currently includes considering funding a universal care entitlement with a potential privately funded ‘care supplement’, a new form of insurance to pay for improved service levels […]

Cherwell Business Awards 2019

Neil Gilkes
Posted by Neil Gilkes, on May 20, 2019

  Digital Accounting Enterprises, a Bicester-based accountancy practice supporting small Limited companies and Sole Traders, has been named ‘one to watch’ after it won the New Business category at Cherwell Business Awards 2019 last Friday night. Based on Market Square, Bicester, Digital Accounting beat the two other companies shortlisted for the ‘New Business’ award sponsored […]

WIN FREE TICKETS TO THIS YEARS 16TH CORNBURY FESTIVAL 

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on May 16, 2019

Cornbury Festival goers are in for a treat in July with a terrific line-up over the 3 day Festival from Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July and you could be going completely free of charge. Your Letterbox has a number of free weekend tickets to give to lucky winners of this online competition. This […]

Woodgreen Leisure Centre 80th birthday

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 28, 2019

This month marks the 80th birthday of the swimming pool. It is amazing to think that it opened just before the outbreak of WW II and has played a part in the lives of many people since then who have fond memories of it. The exact date of opening was 23 May 1939 after £7,900 […]

Mechanical Mysteries at Banbury Museum this May!

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 28, 2019

Roll up! Roll up! The Mechanical Circus is coming to town! This May, the team at Banbury Museum invite you to go back in time with them and remember those idyllic childhood days of magic and curiosity, where the marvels of the fairground and circus brought imaginations to life. The latest exhibition to open in […]

Theatre, Circus and a whole lot of Fun!

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on April 28, 2019

This May half term will see the Big Top arrive on Bicester’s Whitelands Farm Sports Ground as the climax of the Mill Arts Centre’s B-Live season for a week-long run of performances of The Hogwallops. Spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this chaotic and colourful tale of a […]

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