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The cafe where you decide how much to pay!

Now, imagine a cafe where YOU decide how much to pay for your cup of tea or sandwich. It seems too good to be true, but in a cafe in Banbury that's exactly what you do.

The owner says she's relying on customers to do the right thing by making a suitable donation in a box next to the non-existent till. But will the idea of paying what you want catch on? Cary Johnston went to find out.

Do you recognise these distinctive jewels? Appeal for stolen jewellery

A range of distinctive jewellery, worth £150,000, were stolen from a house in Southampton in October and have still not be found.

Offenders stole jewellery worth over £150,000 after forcing entry to a house on Cobden Avenue in Bitterne between 3pm and 4pm.

This necklace was stolen from a house in Bitterne on October 30th Credit: Hants Police

Police Staff Investigator Melody Manning said: “I would like to hear from anyone who has information about this burglary. Any detail you can provide may help us to reunite the owners with their property.

“Do you recognise the pictured items of jewellery which were among those stolen? Maybe you were offered jewellery for sale in the run up to Christmas or you have heard someone bragging about the burglary?”

This necklace was another among the host of accessories stolen Credit: Hants Police

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PSI Manning at Shirley police station.

This bracelet and necklace was taken and still has not been found Credit: Hants Police


Cut in petrol prices over festive period

Reductions in petrol prices have been seen across the South - as supermarkets and major petrol companies slash their prices.

It's led to many filling up their cars in between the Christmas and New Year period, following long road trips for families visiting loved ones over Christmas.

Unleaded petrol price in Chandler's Ford was 109.7p per litre Credit: James Street

Developer responds to residents' broadband complaints

In response to complaints from residents at the Kingsmere Estate in Bicester in Oxfordshire, about the lack of superfast broadband at their homes, a spokesperson for the developer Countryside Properties (Bicester) Ltd. issued a statement:

“We have completed the installation of all of the BT/Openreach ducting through the Kingsmere site based on a design agreed with them in 2010. It is then BT/Openreach’s decision as to whether they would run copper or fibre through the ducting.

We are aware that the Kingsmere Residents’ Association has been in direct discussion with BT/Openreach about how the provision of superfast broadband can be achieved at Kingsmere.

Unfortunately unlike with other utility suppliers we are only able to provide the ducting for BT/Openreach. It is then up to them what service they provide. We are however working with BT/Openreach and the developers and residents of Kingsmere to ensure that the situation is resolved as soon as possible to all parties satisfaction.”

– Countryside Properties (Bicester) Ltd.

Residents angry over unreliable broadband

Residents campaign for faster broadband at the Kingsmere Estate in Bicester

A group of people living on a new housing estate in Bicester in Oxfordshire say it is unacceptable that they do not have access to reliable broadband.

The campaigners say faster internet speeds were promised to them two years ago - but they are still waiting for improvements. The Kingsmere Residents' Association said members have made it clear they are very disappointed that Superfast Broadband is not available for most residents, through their representation at public forums.

The developers, meanwhile, say they area working with BT and the residents to ensure the situation is resolved as soon as possible. However, the homeowners are still unhappy, as resident Marcus Gilbert explains.

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