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County puts block on health plan for Horton

County councillors have today refused to back the plan that would see the downgrading of the Horton General Hospital.

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Banbury woman, 80, who died in Gaydon collision last week named

Banbury woman, 80, who died in Gaydon collision last week named

A woman who died in a collision in Gaydon last week has been named as Elizabeth Anne Roberts, 80, from Banbury.

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Banbury Operatic Society in rehearsal for Six of the Best

Memorable musical numbers in Banbury concert

Lovers of musicals across the decades are in for a treat at the next Banbury Operatic Society concert.

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Play to help Banbury youngsters Thrive

A “life-affirming” play encouraging young people to express their feelings about death comes to Banbury on Thursday.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

Primark pulls “shocking” and “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry shopper.

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Cashel Chilvers tries to power through for Banbury Bulls against Oxford Harlequins at Bodicote Park

Quins complete the double as Bulls slip to derby defeat

Banbury Bulls were unable to gain revenge over Oxford Harlequins in Saturday’s South West One East derby.

Rugby
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Milan Bass can cope with step up in trip at Wetherby

We’ve teamed up with BetVictor to preview the day’s racing.

Racing
Banbury's Steve O'Connor goes past Old Cranleighans' George Pettit

Banbury’s relegation battle gets harder after heavy loss

Banbury have just six games left to save their season.

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Five Banbury hotels fail child exploitation test

Five guest houses and hotels in Banbury failed a child exploitation test carried out by Thames Valley Police and Cherwell District Council.

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Inspiring Banbury project warms hearts on Valentine’s Day

People walking past The Hive, in Banbury on Tuesday got a lovely surprise for Valentine’s Day.

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Ryan Markham hit the late winner for Easington Sports

Markham bags the points as Sports get back on track

Ryan Markham struck the solitary goal as Easington Sports returned from Shrivenham with all three UHLSport Hellenic League points.

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Jack Ross hit the winner for Ardley United

Ross takes Ardley into top five a he hits the winner

Ardley United manager Paul Davis will be looking for his side to maintain their recent good run against Lydney Town on Saturday.

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Royal British Legion offering D-Day veterans tours to Normandy to pay their respects

The Royal British Legion’s travel arm is offering D-Day veterans free-of-charge tours to Normandy, but as the organisation has no database of D-Day veterans, it needs your help to spread the word.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

Health
A new display is opening up at the Harry Potter studios

Precious treat for Harry Potter fans

A permanent expansion is to be added to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesden next month (March).

Whats on
Healthy eating comes to Oxford

Fun for foodies

Known as the ‘Gastronomic Glastonbury’ the Foodies Festival is back, and this year there is a focus on healthy living.

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Banbury United's Conor McDonagh controls the ball as Weymouth's Calvin Brooks closes in

Ford pleased to see Puritans make their point

Banbury United boss Mike Ford was content with a point after his side overcame an early setback against Weymouth.

Non League
Keanu Reeves as John Wick

Review: Stylish and energetic action with the return of John Wick

Matt Adcock reviews John Wick Chapter 2 (15), starring Keanu Reeves

TV and Film
NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.

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Morrisons recall meat product after listeria is found in packs

Morrisons recall meat product after listeria is found in packs

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms.

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