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Banbury MP slams health chiefs over Horton at Westminster debate

Banbury MP Victoria Prentis slammed Oxfordshire health chiefs over the Horton downgrade in a debate on healthcare in the county at the Houses of Parliament this morning (Tuesday, October 17).

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Free gifts for kids at Banbury toy shop before closure

Christmas comes to Banbury for an early treat over half term as popular toy shop Trinders winds down towards closure with free gifts for children.

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The John Radcliffe is 'struggling' with gynae operating lists

Banburyshire GPs asked to use distant hospitals for gynaecology patients

A logjam in the John Radcliffe Hospital’s gynaecology service has caused health bosses to ask GPs to consider sending their patients out of the county for treatment.

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Injured teenage footballer taken to Horton on door in van

A Banbury teenager was taken to the Horton hospital on an old door after dislocating his kneecap while playing football in King’s Sutton as the ambulance took too long.

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Fr Richard Walker and opera singer, Camilla Shaughnessy at St John's RC Church, Banbury

St John’s, Banbury raises money for repair of stained glass windows

A huge fundraising exercise has been started at St John’s RC Church, Banbury to pay for repair of some of its ancient stained-glass windows.

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Audee Mae Strangwood, from Horley, pictured last year with her father, Keith Strangwood. NNL-170310-160815009

Banburyshire parents outraged at ‘walk to school’ calls

Parents in villages are up in arms after Oxfordshire County Council told them their children might have to walk long distances to school.

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A SCAS ambulance at the Horton General Hospital

Campaigners slam health chiefs after Horton birth transfer held up with burst tyre

Campaigners have accused health chiefs of subjecting Banburyshire patients to ‘Russian roulette’ with risky transfers to Oxford.

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Autumn fair will help raise money for Dogs for Good

Dogtober started on Sunday and the Banbury-based centre for training dogs for disabled people is inviting the public to its Autumn Fair at the weekend.

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Maud Fagan, 100, cuts her birthday cake at the Valentine Club

Centenarian Maud still raises club funds

Maud Fagan celebrated her 100th birthday last month at the seniors’ club where she runs the sales table.

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William Sitwell with Masterchef finalists Lorna, Alison and Giovanna at Weston Supper Club NNL-170210-111239001

Masterchef girls serve up a top meal at William Sitwell’s Weston

A hundred people last week got to do something millions of Masterchef viewers long for - to taste dishes cooked by the competitors.

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Rachel Spandler-Parsons. Photo courtesy of Stuart Parsons

‘Perfect wife and mother’: Tributes flood in for Banbury woman killed in bike accident

The husband of a Banbury woman who died in a road accident at the weekend has spoken of his gratitude at the immense outpouring of love and affection for his wife.

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