Lifestyle

Lightning Stripes: Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrates birth of Chapman’s Zebra foal.

Zebra leaping

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on August 23, 2019

Cotswold Wildlife Park has welcomed the latest addition to the Chapman’s Zebra family – an energetic female foal who has been attracting the attention of visitors with her incredible speed. When she was just a few days old, the newborn was galloping around the paddock and her lively outbursts were caught on camera. Watch the […]

Cotswold Storks take flight over West Sussex

White Stork

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on August 23, 2019

A group of 24 juvenile White Storks bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park have been released at the Knepp rewilding project in West Sussex as part of an initiative to restore populations of the species in Southern England. The last definitive record of a pair of wild Storks successfully breeding in Britain was in 1416. The […]

Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on August 19, 2019

BARKS are the cat’s whiskers! Rescuing, re-homing and caring for over 350 animals each year is a huge feat for one of our most-loved local charities – and it’s entirely run by volunteers. BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue and Kindness Service) saves cats, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hedgehogs, rodents and wild creatures. They also foster […]

Special arrival: Banbury care home delivers blankets to babies

Neil Gilkes
Posted by Neil Gilkes, on August 8, 2019

New-born babies in Banbury are being kept cosy and warm, thanks to a donation of hand-knitted hats and blankets by residents at a local care home. Residents from the ‘Knit and Natter’ group at Care UK’s Highmarket House, on North Bar Place, got their pins and needles out to create a range of hats and […]

Witney care home helps town understand dementia

Neil Gilkes
Posted by Neil Gilkes, on August 8, 2019

  A care home in Witney is helping to create a dementia-friendly community by hosting a series of free dementia awareness events over the coming months. On Thursday 15th August from 2pm-4pm, the team at Care UK’s Millers Grange on Curbridge Road, will open the doors to the community for one of its popular ‘Dementia […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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