Monthly Archives: March 2014

Penhurst link to Savile inquiry

Allegations uncovered by the Met Police as part of its investigations into the activities of Jimmy Savile include claims that he may have abused children at Penhurst, the former national children’s home on New Street in Chipping Norton, at some … Continue reading

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Grants to help communities commemorate WW1

A grant scheme that supports the development of arts and heritage opportunities in West Oxfordshire is being widened this year to help communities commemorate the First World War. 2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, … Continue reading

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Chippy News talks to BBC Oxford

Yesterday lunchtime, Keith Ruddle from the Chipping Norton News spent an hour talking to Kat Orman on BBC Radio Oxford. Together with Chippy author and former reporter Jenny Selby-Green, Keith discussed the future of Chippy, including housing, supermarkets, and the … Continue reading

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Alan Carr A Hit With Chippy Audience

Comedian and chat show presenter Alan Carr appeared at The Theatre in Chipping Norton on Tuesday night – and was a great hit with his audience! Chippy News reporter Roger Sinclair sent this short review: Alan Carr had us rocking … Continue reading

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WOBA success for Chippy businesses

Chipping Norton businesses were in the spotlight again at Heythrop Park on 14 March at the annual West Oxfordshire Business Awards gala dinner evening. The evening was chaired by Chippy’s Ken Norman – in usual lively form. Collecting the Employer … Continue reading

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What’s happened to the footpath?

After its unpublicised closure recently, the footpath from New Street carpark to Withers Way is now reopened – but is looking a bit sorry for itself. We assume the closure was for works at the back of the new Manor … Continue reading

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Jump in early at The Lido

Well… kind of. The Lido is holding its annual pre-season clean-up on Saturday 22 March. It is asking for people to come along to the Lido from 10am, and jump in… to help clean up the pool before it opens … Continue reading

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Talk to BBC Oxford about your town

BBC Oxford is currently in town, wanting to hear your stories and views about Chippy. The team will be in town – look out for their marquee in the market area – until around 2pm today. They’re looking for stories … Continue reading

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What’s your favourite place in Chippy?

As Chipping Norton Museum gears up for the new season, which starts next month, we’d like to build a picture of what about CHippy’s history makes it a good place to live today. So this week, we’re asking: what is … Continue reading

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Man from The Leys pleads guilty to Oxfam fraud

A Chipping Norton man has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to defrauding Oxfam. Edward McKenzie-Green, of The Leys, was found to have committed £64,000 of fraud by setting up false invoices for companies he had set up. The 34-year-old … Continue reading

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