Families have been making their final preparations for a fun Halloween weekend, including carving pumpkins, dressing up in costumes and trick or treating. Here we look back at some photos from over the years.

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And some people have been decorating their homes in time for Halloween tonight.

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In recent years Clive Goddard and his wife, who live in Paget Road, Cowley, have decorated their front lawn with creepy decorations - including a menacing carved pumpkin, a 'body' trapped under a lawnmower, and 'dancing ghosts'.

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Lots of people have stopped to look at the home with one neighbour asking Mr Goddard if he's 'trying to scare people away or lure them in'.

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