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MP’s Horton survey finds Banbury patients face 80 minute hospital journey

A survey of the time it takes Banburyshire patients to travel to hospital appointments in Oxford showed an average journey of 80 minutes - higher than the 45 minutes claimed by health bosses.

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Banbury bodybuilders put it all on the line

Two Banbury fitness enthusiasts have stepped up their training and will be entering their first bodybuilding shows in a matter of weeks.

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Matron Nokuthula Ndimande, of Bloxham has been named mental health nurse of the year 2017. NNL-170321-145009001

Dedicated Bloxham nurse wins award for her commitment

A ward matron from Bloxham has been named mental health nurse of the year.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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And the research shows it is women who suffer more stress than men in their lives.

Revealed: Which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event”

New research has determined which sex gets more stressed over “every key life event” - from losing their smartphone to Brexit.

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Needles found in Wroxton fly-tip

Refuse including 30 used needles, a car seat and construction debris were all found in a Wroxton fly-tip which was removed this week.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Banburyshire mothers describe stress and overload at JR Hospital

Mothers in Banburyshire have described a chaotic situation at the JR birthing centre since consultant-led obstetrics was removed from the Horton General last October.

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Horton campaign group slams lottery ‘bribe’ in canvassing

Banbury MP Victoria Prentis has added to Horton campaigners’ criticism of a market research scheme giving out lottery tickets in return for completing a survey about downgrading the hospital.

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Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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Dr. Hugh Gillies, at Godswell Surgery, Bloxham. NNL-170703-154709009

Failing GP service is ‘elephant in the room’ during Horton downgrade talks

A Banburyshire GP has raised the alarm about ambitious NHS reorganisation in north Oxfordshire and whether it can possibly work - because GPs are burning out.

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The superbug is immune to our strongest antibiotics.

Warning over highly-contagious superbug sweeping the nation

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.

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Free-range eggs become barn eggs following bird flu

Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Raising smoking age does cut teen smoking

Raising smoking age does cut teen smoking

Raising the legal age of smoking to 21 or even would dramatically slash the numbers of teenagers taking up the deadly habit, researchers said.

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The Horton General Hospital, Maternity Unit, in Banbury. NNL-160706-143655009

Group offers Horton consultation guide

A guide to help residents through the maze of confusing information in the Oxfordshire Transformation Plan (OTP) has been released this week.

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Public urged to attend Horton campaign group meeting

Medical experts and campaigners who oppose NHS downgrading will form a panel at a special public meeting on the Horton General Hospital on Thursday, March 2.

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Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Young adults are facing a bowel cancer “time bomb” because of their unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, scientists warn.

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dirtyjACkDC and Til Dawn help out the Horton Hospital

Gig raises £1,000 for Horton fund

A storming gig by popular Banbury bands Dirty Jack DC and Til Dawn has helped to raise a healthy £1,000 for the Horton Hospital Fighting Fund.

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Brackley's Crown Hotel was packed for Monday's public meeting

Brackley voices fears about Horton downgrading plan

Brackley was promised this week that south Northants and south Warwickshire are part of the core population of the Horton catchment and will be looked after.

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