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Top 5 tips for Black Friday success video

Gone are the days when you had to queue outside shops on Boxing Day and fight your way through the crowds to get the best of the year’s bargains.

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An advert featuring the Lord's Prayer has been banned in cinemas

Lord’s Prayer cinema advert ban agency defends policy as ‘correct and fair’

An advertising agency at the centre of a row over the banning from cinema screens of an advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer will not reverse the decision.


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‘Significant’ number of tumble dryers could pose fire risk

Some owners of Indesit, Hotpoint and Creda tumble dryers have been warned their applicances may be a fire risk.


Raymond Blanc outside Le Manoir

Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir named in top 100 UK restaurants

Raymond Blanc’s Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons in nearby Great Milton has been named among the UK’s 100 best restaurants in a Sunday Times list.

Raymond Blanc outside Le Manoir

Top 10 Christmas Adverts of 2015

We all know that festive season has become a big deal for retailers and the Christmas advert can now make or break a shop’s year. We take a look at our Top 10 favourite ads of 2015.

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The cost of the Christmas meal has come down this year - wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock

Cost of Christmas meal less than last year

The cost of making a traditional Christmas meal for eight people has come down this year.

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Firefighters extinguish a Vauxhall Zafira which caught light. PHOTO: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Vauxhall Zafira concerns deepen as ‘shocking’ fire call-out figures revealed

Concerns over Vauxhall Zafira cars bursting into flames have deepened after a fire brigade released “shocking” figures which suggest the problem is becoming more common.


Firefighters extinguish a Vauxhall Zafira which caught light. PHOTO: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Plans to extend popular shopping destination in nearby Milton Keynes called in by Secretary of State

Controversial plans to extend intu shopping centre in nearby Milton Keynes have been halted by government experts.

The Kings Arms, Berkhamsted

VIDEO: Time-lapse footage shows six-day £400k pub refurb in two minutes video

An 18th century coaching inn has re-opened its doors today following a £400,000 refurbishment – and here is all the work condensed into a two and a half minute video.

Tony Hadley is going into the jungle PHOTO: ITV

It’s True! Legendary Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley set to swap Aylesbury Vale for the jungle

World famous Aylesbury Vale musician Tony Hadley has been confirmed as one of the contestants appearing in this year’s I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! reality TV show.

Major retailers have recalled products

10 products from major retailers recalled this week because of safety fears

Major retailers including Sainsbury’s, IKEA, Next, Asda and Aldi have recalled products this week due to health and safety concerns.


Asda has cancelled Black Friday

Asda announces it will not be part of this year’s Black Friday

Supermarket giant Asda has revealed it will not participate in this year’s Black Friday sales frenzy on November 27.


Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld

Police and fire forces could share premises after pledge to work more closely together

Some police and fire and rescue services across the Thames Valley could soon be working together more closely than ever after a formal commitment was signed opening up the opportunity to share premises.


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BUSINESS EYE: Ignore digital at your business’s peril

There is a relentless, powerful revolution taking place in the world of commerce.

Important information for Snapchat users

Snapchat reassures users it’s not saving their selfies

Social media service Snapchat has moved to reassure users that it isn’t saving their pictures, after changes to terms and conditions were criticised in the media.

The new voluntary living wage rate is �8.25 per hour - credit, shutterstock

Living wage increases announced

The Living Wage foundation has today announced that accredited living wage employers will now pay staff at least the new voluntary living wage rate of £8.25 per hour.

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Suckler cow with calf out in the field

FARMING MATTERS Getting the yards ready to bring the suckler herd in

At this time of year many livestock farmers are preparing their buildings for winter. Our suckler herd enjoys being outdoors during the spring and summer months and the late autumn, but soon the cows will look forward to coming indoors.

Matt Hughes of Mondelez International collects the Employee of the Year  award from former Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry at last year's ceremony. NNL-151027-111726001

Nominate your best at Oxfordshire Employee of the Year Awards

The time has come to applaud the success of your staff and company and toast a fantastic year of great work, achievement and dedication at the Oxfordshire Employee of the Year Awards.

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