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Fabulous Food & Drink

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

PURPLE MANGO, BANBURY Purple Mango restaurant is situated in Hanwell Fields, Banbury. Serving fine Indian food, we offer a wide range of superb dishes accompanied with stylish food presentation. Inside you will find spacious dining facilities and there is ample FREE parking. We also cater for large parties of guests including weddings and corporate functions. […]

Gardener’s Diary – April

Pete Toms
Posted by Pete Toms, on April 1, 2019

April is one of the most exciting months for gardeners, with new plants bursting into life and a mixture of new foliage and flowers everywhere. A real change in birdsong can be heard this month and bees and other insects become more active, but beware, April is often a cruel month, weather-wise and plant damage […]

Gut… Stress… Sleep… Penny Brohn

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

Did you know something like 70% of your immune system is in the gut? Humans have trillions of bacteria living in their gut, mouth and nose, known collectively as the microbiome. Recent research has shown us that some of these bacteria are intricately involved in helping our immune system to function. That’s good reason to […]

‘Mini Madness’ this Easter at the British Motor Museum!

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

The Museum kick starts its Mini 60th celebrations with a host of themed family activities this Easter from 6 – 28 April. Visitors can enjoy family tours with a Mini mad mechanic character, follow a Mini Trail and make a Mini using air dry clay. Over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from 19 – 22 […]

Iron and Wood – 10 Year Anniversary

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

Ten years ago, whilst working for a large builders merchant Simon Attfield became aware of the growing demand for a bespoke wood burning stove company in the Banbury area. The owner of a similar business had recently retired and Simon, who was then in his early forties and with a young family, decided to take […]

Cotswold Wildlife Park – Events

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

1st April to 30th April – CotsWild Explorers. The Cotswold Wildlife Park’s new ‘CotsWild Explorer’ activity trail launches in April for children aged 6-11 years old. The Egg themed trail pack (available from the gift shop) comes with a pop badge, lanyard and a pencil, for £2.50 per pack (plus normal entrance price) with 10% […]

3rd Annual Banbury Friendship Festival

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

The Banbury Friendship Festival organising committee are delighted to announce Festival number three. This year’s will be on Sunday 19th May. All the action will be in the community garden off Bridge Street and will be themed around the need to reduce our impact on the natural world. If you walk or cycle locally – […]

How to Boost your Winter Immunity

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

Walk into any health food shop at this time of year and you’ll be bombarded with products claiming to ‘boost your immunity’. Now you may be wondering whether any of it really works. Today, we want to talk a little about the immune system – including the evidence behind vitamins and minerals with immune boosting […]

Fabulous Food & Drink

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

THE CASTLE AT EDGEHILL The 4th Open Cinema at The Castle At Edgehill. When A Star is Born. Sunday 27th May 2019 8.30pm. Tickets available at £12, BBQ & Outdoor Pizza Oven available and fully stocked bar with the beautiful back drop of the Warwickshire countryside. Bar Opening Times (including coffee machine) 11am – finish […]

Restaurant Review – The Duck on the Pond

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

This month we are again reviewing a local gastro pub with new owners, namely Gordon and Penny Waddell, who 6 months ago acquired the Duck on the Pond at South Newington. And before you ask, yes there is a pond there and it does have a resident duck on it or to be precise two […]

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