Lifestyle

Banbury hosts the launch of Happerley England

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

On 5th September the first stage of the Happerley England Tour took place at Primrose Hill Farm Arlescote, Banbury in association with The Kitchen, one of Oxfordshire’s finest country eating houses. Guests learned about the Happerley England project and enjoyed a very exclusive feast of regional food and drink all sourced from Happerley Gold Standard […]

Gardener’s Diary – October

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

Summer has officially ended and autumn begins. The evenings are now becoming cooler but October could still give us some glorious daytime sunshine. Summer bedding is now looking tired and it’s time to replace with autumn/winter bedding to give new colour well into winter. The main activity in the flower garden now is planning and […]

The New Inn, Middleton Cheney

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

The New Inn is a family and dog-friendly pub in the heart of Middleton Cheney, with a gorgeous function room available for hire. With a newly launched menu, you’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked, locally sourced English pub food with weekly specials, monthly themed nights and a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Showing the latest […]

Introducing the New Foscote Hospital

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

The Foscote Private Hospital in Banbury has undergone a breathtaking transformation following its’ sale to Harley Street maxillofacial surgeon, Professor Kaveh Shakib. The hospital, which has been established in Banbury for over 40 years, was put up for sale in 2018 by the charitable trust that had been managing it, as it required major investment […]

The Bell Inn at Shenington

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

I’ll get straight to the point, what I really like in a little country pub, is when the owner is a very experienced chef and is hands on in running the kitchen and doing the cooking. Well that’s what you get at the The Bell Inn at Shenington and boy does it work well! It […]

The Gate Hangs High, Hook Norton

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

September 2019 marks the start of a new future for The Gate Hangs High as it is taken over by new management, we can’t wait to welcome you to enjoy the atmosphere created by the setting of our traditional English Country Inn with original beams, shining horse brasses and a beautiful inglenook fireplace creating a […]

Gardener’s Diary – September

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

This month marks the ‘tail-end’ of summer and the start of autumn. Quite often a time of warm, dry weather with the appearance of early morning mists. The natural world is slowing down as animals, birds, insects and plants start to prepare for winter. The garden is entering a natural lull before the work of […]

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 […]

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