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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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MP joins calls for single public consultation for Horton General

South Northants MP Andrea Leadsom has joined her Oxfordshire counterparts in calling for a single public consultation to be held into downgrading of the Horton.

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Keith Strangwood at The Horton General Hospital, Maternity Unit, in Banbury. NNL-160706-143901009

Anger over delay in examination of plans to cut Banbury’s Horton Hospital services

Campaigners are furious that a planned day-long meeting where NHS cuts – including downgrading the Horton – were to be examined has been postponed.

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Villagers demonstrate in support of surgery

Villagers demonstrate in support of surgery

Campaigners in Middleton Cheney upset about the closure of their local doctors’ surgery made their feelings known at a demonstration last weekend.

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Jeremy Corbyn and Andrew Smith MP at Saturday's meeting. Picture by Sasha Melia

Jeremy Corbyn tells Banbury ‘keep on campaigning’ for Horton hospital

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used a public meeting to encourage campaigners in their fight to keep essential acute services at Banbury’s Horton.

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Politicians call for single consultation over downgrade of Banbury’s Horton Hospital

Banburyshire’s leaders have joined forces in calling for public consultation on downgrading the Horton’s services to be done in one go.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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The Horton Hospital, Banbury and Cllr Andrew McHugh. NNL-161122-153600009

Banbury’s Horton Hospital could face ‘death by 1,000 cuts’ says new councillor

A new Banbury councillor has accused Oxford hospital bosses of planning to downgrade the Horton for years.

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RCN bosses worried about replacing nurses on wards in Banbury and Oxford plan

RCN bosses worried about replacing nurses on wards in Banbury and Oxford plan

The local director for the biggest voice in nursing has expressed serious concern about plans to axe £125m from the workforce budget, revealed in plans for the area including Banbury and Oxford.

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Aldi recalls popular food dish over allergy fears

ALDI is recalling one of its popular curry dishes because it contains milk, which is not declared within the ingredients list.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Have your say on reorganisation of adult day services

Older people, people with disabilities and their carers have less than four weeks to have their say on money-saving changes to adult day services.

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Clive Hill of The Chipping Norton Hospital Action Group. NNL-160426-141428009

Action group calls for return of Chipping Norton hospital beds

A Chipping Norton campaigner criticised county councillors last week for failing to challenge threats to the town’s community hospital.

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Cllr Sean Woodcock who will lead the Banbury and Bicester Labour Party on an NHS campaign day

Banbury Labour supporters hold Saturday campaign

Councillors and activists from Banbury and Bicester Labour Party will take to the streets on Saturday as part of its NHS Campaign Day. Part of a national day of campaigning, the party says the time has come for proper investment in the NHS to transform it for the 21st century.

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The Save Our Horton Christmas Bazaar is held on Saturday

Horton group holds Christmas Bazaar to help fighting fund

The busy members of the Save Our Horton Facebook page fundraising team are hoping for a good turnout when they hold their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday December 3.

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Burning eye fears lead to contact lens solution recall

A contact lens solution has been recalled by the manufacturer following the discovery of a potential fault which could cause eye irritation or possibly more serious consequences.

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STP - The plan that is behind loss of Horton services

STP - The plan that is behind loss of Horton services

Secret plans to cut health services have been introduced with no Parliamentary approval and no public or professional consultation, a Banbury campaigner says.

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Keep the Horton General campaigners are heading to Oxford. Photos by Mark Bigelow

Horton Hospital campaigners head to Oxford to warn of cuts dangers

Campaigners from Banbury, Witney, Oxford and elsewhere in the county are converging on the county council HQ today (Thursday) to call for a halt to drastic cuts in health services.

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The Save Our Horton choir will sing festive songs at the Christmas lights switch-on

Campaigners tune up for festive choir engagement

A specially formed Save Our Horton Choir will be entertaining the public with a variety of carols and festive songs at the Banbury Chrisstmas Lights Switch-On at Banbury Town Hall next Sunday, November 27.

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