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E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Banbury

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as TV channel E4’s Tattoo Fixers are looking for people from Banbury to appear on the show. Participants will get the chance to have a regrettable tattoo covered up by one of the three top ink

35 min. ago in Regional West

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research. Studies show 39 per cent of respondents think handwriting is less important now thanks to email, text messaging and social media. Ho

today, 11:42 in Regional West

Book on Caribbean island reveals its link to Banbury

The fortunes of an English colony on a remote Caribbean island – many of whom came from Banbury – is the subject of a book. The Island that Disappeared tells the story of a group of Puritans, who sailed to the island of Providence in 1631 to form a colon

today, 11:29 in Regional West

Man assaulted in Banbury nightclub

A man was assaulted in Moo Moo nightclub in Banbury last weekend. The assault happened at around 3am on Saturday, April 22 where the victim was punched in the back of the head, causing him to fall temporarily unconscious inside the club. The victim was g

today, 10:43 in Regional West

Female officer quits Thames Valley Police to become stripper and earns more

A female officer has left Thames Valley Police after 12 years on the front line for a better paid job ... as a lap dancer. Mum-of-three Hannah Havers, 35, joined the police in 2003 but the long hours and stressful shifts were leaving her exhausted and af

today, 01:55 in Regional West

Adderbury goes to war over field’s use

War has broken out in Adderbury over the future of a field, gifted to the village for community and recreation use. While the parish council is set on moving the Adderbury Football Club to new pitches on the Milton Road field and building a community cen

yesterday, 19:17 in Regional West

Could Woolworths be set to return to Banbury after former boss makes admission?

Retailer collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand. Woolworths, which originally had a store the High Street before moving to Castle Quay shopping centre - where H&M currently stands - could be set...

yesterday, 14:59 in Regional West

Banbury’s Legion d’Honneur recipient diagnoses his own PTSD

A veteran of D-Day has diagnosed his own post-traumatic stress disorder, more than 70 years after enduring the horrors of war. Frederick Bates, 92, who was awarded the Legion d’Honneur four years ago, recognised he suffered from the stress syndrome after

yesterday, 09:52 in Regional West

County council elections – who’s standing in your area?

In less than two weeks, voters in the Banbury Guardian area will be going to the polls to vote for who they want to represent them on Oxfordshire County Council, Warwickshire County Council and Northants County Council. The county council elections will

yesterday, 09:37 in Regional West

No-one is safe from cyber criminals warns leading security expert

No one is immune from cyber crime, a leading internet security expert has warned, following revelations that one in five UK businesses fell victim to online attacks last year. Robert O’Brien, of internet security firm MetaCompliance, said the rise of hac

yesterday, 09:37 in Regional West

Money-laundering revealed as ‘counterfeit’ fivers turn out to be worn-out genuine notes

What were feared fake versions of the new ‘counterfeit-proof’ fiver have turned out to be genuine, washed-out notes. Police had issued a warning over fake versions of the new £5 notes - despite claims it was impossible to copy. Officers issued the alert

yesterday, 06:27 in Regional West

Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

If you’re having difficulty choosing the most flattering pictures for your online profile - then let a stranger decide, suggests new research. With more of our lives spent online from getting a job to seeking romance, having the right profile picture may

yesterday, 06:27 in Regional West

Budget supermarket chain Lidl to help prevent child abuse

The NSPCC has teamed up with Lidl for a campaign aiming to keep children safe from abuse. The long-term commitment from the supermarket aims to enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ primary school programme. Curr

yesterday, 06:27 in Regional West

COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election. There seems to be a new summer trend in the UK – get the country out to vote! In 2014 it was the Scottish independence referendum grabbing attention while in 2015 the whole country turned out to vot

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional West

8 things you need to know about Saint George’s Day

It’s Saint George’s Day today - the day we celebrate England’s patron saint. Or the day we moan about how we ought to celebrate him, whilst not doing anything to actually celebrate him ourselves. Both are fine options. Here is your guide to George, his l

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional West

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