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Banburyshire GPs make urgent appeal to halt Horton services move

GPs in Banburyshire have sent an urgent letter to the chair of the hospital trust urging her to halt damaging downgrading of the Horton General Hospital.

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Call for tougher IVF regulation

Call for tougher IVF regulation

Fertility experts are calling for tougher regulations around IVF treatment because the solutions used to grow embryos can influence the birthweight and health of babies.

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VIDEO: House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research.

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Dead end jobs are bad for your health says a new report

Dead-end jobs are bad for your health

Being stuck in a dead end job by your early 40s is bad for your health.

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Edd Frost & Daughters' hearse positioned outside St Mary's Church before the public meeting

Banbury meeting leaves Oxford hospital bosses in no doubt - Hands Off the Horton

The future of Horton’s full maternity service may be gone within the next month and this evening (Thursday) Banbury told Oxford hospital bosses in no uncertain terms they were not going to tolerate it.

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VIDEO: Banbury’s massive show of support for Horton

A massive crowd of up to 5,000 Banburyshire people flocked to the Horton General Hospital yesterday (Sunday) in the biggest show of solidarity the town has ever witnessed.

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New generation of teas could cure hangovers, report suggests

New generation of teas could cure hangovers, report suggests

The choice of leaf-based beverages on offer has mushroomed in recent years, from builder’s tea or nothing, to every flavour from peppermint to rhubarb & ginger.

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Free NHS treatments are available to protect kids teeth

Parents putting teeth of millions of children ‘at risk’

Six out of ten parents don’t know about a free NHS treatment that protects against decay, a survey has revealed.

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Trampoline warning

Trendy trampolines cause child injuries

Bryony Page may have wowed crowds by becoming the first Brit to win an Olympic medal on a trampoline.

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South Central Ambulance Service. The Horton General Hospital, Banbury. Emercency Ambulance. NNL-160816-115834009

Ambulance experts say downgrading Banbury’s Horton would create chaos and risk to life

Downgrading of Banbury’s Horton General Hospital would cause danger, delays and a risk to life, a leading ambulance man says.

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The Horton Maternity Hospital which may be reduced to a midwife only unit from September

Oxford hospitals chief refuses to be drawn on Horton maternity move

The chief executive of the hospital trust that has placed the spectre of downgrading over the Horton said new technology will change the future of health care.

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A survey of south Oxon women proves women are sent to Banbury to give birth

A survey of patients in the Vale of White Horse district shows criticism of the John Radcliffe maternity department’s aftercare.

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How much sunshine can your skin stand?

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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Dave Pegg in the Keep the Horton General campaign tee shirt at Fairport's Cropredy festival NNL-160815-144353001

Campaign taken to top of the bill at Cropredy festival

Fairport Convention bass player Dave Pegg donned a new-style Hands Off the Horton tee-shirt when the band played the customary headline set on Saturday to end this year’s festival at Cropredy. (Picture by Kirstie Handley)

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Banbury MP urges public to join Hands Around the Horton

One of the biggest protest demonstrations of the campaign to keep consultant led services at the Horton General Hospital takes place on Sunday when hundreds of people join hands around the Oxford Road site.

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Special care baby unit will go in September if Horton unit is downgraded (Pictured Mia Healey)

Oxford’s JR is ‘full to bursting’ and cannot take on Banbury’s births, say staff

The prospect of moving Banbury area’s consultant maternity work to Oxford is set to overwhelm that department, according to staff inside the John Radcliffe.

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MP calls on neighbours to support Save the Horton campaign

MP for north Oxfordshire, Victoria Prentis, has written to her neighbouring MPs, urging them to support the Horton Hospital.

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