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A lone leafless short tree against a deep blue sky

The picture above is from and is entitled 'Lone Tree'.


The Nor'Lye News has been published in North Leigh, Oxfordshire, since 1973. Serving this historic village as well as neighbouring New Yatt, East End and parts of Wilcote, it's monthly round-up of news and events aims to keep us up to date.

For information about this website, contact details and more, see our Nor'Lye News page.

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Editor - Sarah de Buriatte


Rectory Homes application for 100 houses


Thank You

Julie and Paula (Sullivan) would like to thank all those friends and neighbours who attended Brian’s funeral at St Marys on 3 January. We thank you for all your support and kindness to us and Dad throughout his illness and during the sad time following his passing. The cards, letters and kind words were very much appreciated. The collection for the Alzheimers Society raised £553.60. Thank you to all those who gave so generously.


Your chance to publish a short story

Have you ever thought of yourself as a writer?  It is often said that everyone has at least one good story in them. Well, now’s your chance, thanks to a group of authors who are joining together to publish an anthology of short stories in 2018.

The writers have decided to throw down the gauntlet and invite other residents of Freeland, Hanborough and North Leigh to write a story between 2,500 and 7,500 words long and submit it online by 31st July 2017. There’s no theme so you can let your imagination wander.

Selected entries will be included in the anthology which will be published in time for the 2018 Chipping Norton Literary Festival.

Any proceeds from the book will be donated to charity.

Interested to find out more? For full details, see


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