Monthly Archives: March 2013

“Mining town” Chippy is the fifth best in Britain

Chippy has been in the news again this week, with stories about the town featuring in both the UK national press and across the water in the US. Unfortunately, both seemed to perpetuate stereotypes of the town that bear little … Continue reading

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Learn about farming history this Easter

The Churchill and Sarsden Heritage Centre, a great local museum, reopens this Easter with a new focus on local farming history. The centre, in the village of Churchill’s old church (not the “new” one at the top of the hill!), … Continue reading

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Experience Chipping Norton Launches

The official launch of Experience Chipping Norton took place at  Jaffe & Neale on 12 March, with some 40 local businesses gathering to learn about its plans – and also to take advantage of the free cupcakes on offer, which came … Continue reading

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Update on Cotswold Maternity Unit

Reports are coming in this morning that the Oxford University Hospitals Trust board members are currently discussing a recommendation that the Cotswold maternity unit, based at the new hospital on London Road, should reopen on 1 July 2013. This follows … Continue reading

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Review: The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie, the second self-produced play at Chipping Norton Theatre directed by John Terry, opened to an appreciative audience on 7 March for a run of nine performances and looked like being another huge success. This play by Tennessee … Continue reading

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A Good Day For Red Box New Media

Ever wondered who makes the promo desktop wallpapers, mobile ringtones and screensavers for Hollywood blockbusters? Well, if you’ve downloaded one for the new Bruce Willis flick A Good Day To Die Hard, it will have been made by one particular … Continue reading

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The Fibreworks to host woolly new festival

The Fibreworks, Chippy’s very own wool shop, has announced that it is to hold a Fibre Festival on 4 May. The Festival, which will be held at the Town Hall between 10am and 4pm, will celebrate the town’s wool and … Continue reading

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