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An evening to remember with Jeremy Clarkson

Last night was the Chippy Lido’s annual Auction of Promises, hosted, as usual, by former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Whilst the national newspapers and broadcast TV concentrated on Clarkson’s career in their coverage of the event – see the … Continue reading

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A Geological Anniversary in Churchill

The Churchill Heritage Centre is celebrating a big anniversary this month. 200 years ago, Churchill-born geologist William Smith published the first geological map of England and Wales. This feat, a result of extensive travels on his own and with his … Continue reading

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Run and join the Chippy Road Runners

If your New Year resolution was to get fitter or healthier (and we’re ignoring the fact that you’ve already had a month to do so!), Chippy’s Jason Shurmer has set up a running group in town, for anyone who wants … Continue reading

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Snow plough spotted in action!

News team member Roger Sinclair snapped Mayor Mike Tysoe in action on The Leys earlier – good to see the snow plough in action! (And yes, that IS a car that has skidded on the ice that can be seen … Continue reading

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Get your Sports Award nominations in

The closing date for this year’s Sports Awards nominations is 16 January, so if you know anyone who deserves an award, get in touch with the Town Council on 01608 642341. The Awards Ceremony will be held on 20 February.

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Remembering Joan Bowen

Joan Bowen, who lived in Chippy until 2010, died on 29 December after a long period of illness. She was just two days short of her 92nd birthday. Her son Peter Keen has been in touch to let those who … Continue reading

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New Year’s Honour for Chippy’s Jo

Chippy’s own Jo Graves has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year’s Honours. Jo, who many will know as a Chipping Norton Town Councillor of two decades’  standing, and as Mayor of the town during the Golden … Continue reading

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Clare launches debut thriller at Jaffe & Neale

Last night saw the launch of a new book by local crime writer Clare Mackintosh at Jaffe & Neale. Clare, who is the director of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival, and who many in town will know from her days at … Continue reading

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More play equipment – but where?

This month’s Chipping Norton town council meeting saw councillors discuss play areas, skateboard parks and the long-running recycling centre issue. Firstly, councillors heard that the developers intending to apply for permission to develop at Chadlington Downs Farm off Walterbush Road … Continue reading

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A winning allotment

At this month’s town council meeting, the annual William Fowler Allotment Competition winners were announced, with the first prize going to Charlie Keen. His granddaughter, Kirsty Newman, is seen here accepting the William Fowler Allotment Cup from mayor Mike Tysoe, on … Continue reading

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