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Horton consultation sheet is ‘ludicrously slanted’ to downgrade, says campaigner

The response document on which Banburyshire residents are meant to give their views in the consultation on Horton services is ‘ludicrously slanted’, according to a Horton campaigner.

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Oxfordshire Healthcare Consultation document. NNL-170117-135220009

Horton maternity loss consultation has begun

A three-month long consultation on the Oxford University Hospitals Trust’s removal of consultant led maternity, Oak Ward medical beds, ten trauma beds, stroke and critical care started this week. The documents, including many associated reports, are found at http://www.oxonhealthcaretransformation.nhs.uk/ - then examine the different links.

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Year 9 pupil Althea in rehearsal on the trapeze

High-flying performance from Sibford students

Pupils at Sibford School near Banbury will be reaching for the sky next when they perform their own adaptation of the musical Cabaret.

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Vocal Band community choir sessions relaunch in Banbury

Sing your heart out with community choir

Can you hit a high note or do you see yourself as the next Ed Sheeran or Adele?

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Some of the friendly staff and volunteers who lead the drop-in IT sessions

Learn IT at friendly drop-in sessions

Would you like to learn basic computer skills, or gain more confidence so you can email friends, shop online, use Skype or research family history?

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Walking Football is proving popular in Banbury

Extra Walking Football sessions launch

A new form of football has proved so popular that South Northants Council (SNC) has upped the number of sessions.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Caz Hancock, from Banbury, had to pay �60 for a taxi back from the JR hospital after a mini-stroke. NNL-171001-151518009

Midnight discharge from JR leaves Banbury woman stranded in nightclothes

A Banbury woman has complained of being told to make her own way home from the JR, Oxford in her dressing gown and slippers at 11pm.

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GPs are under more pressure than ever due to inadequate funding

Furious GPs’ leader attacks PM for scapegoating GPs

GPs are being scapegoated for a government failure to fund the NHS properly, causing winter chaos in hospitals including the Horton, a senior doctor says.

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Stewart Green of Purtiatans radio, Susan Needham from Magna, Greg Howes, Lee Bacchus and Ian Flemming NNL-170901-124121001

Puritans Radio scores a winner

Magna Exterior Systems, one of Banbury’s largest employers, kicked off the new year with a charitable donation to the Puritans Radio station.

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This is what a collision of galaxies looks like (Photo credit: NASA)

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

New analysis has revealed jobs in construction dominate the list of occupations most likely to have a conviction for drink and drug-driving.

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Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger

‘Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger’

The “hidden sugar” in our diets could be causing us to die younger, according to scientists.

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Hacker using laptop

From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

Cybercrime was big business for fraudsters in 2016

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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Product warning

Laptop battery packs recalled over fire hazard fears

Computer manufacturer Toshiba has recalled a range of laptop battery packs over fears that the units could overheat and potentially catch fire.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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The Grand Theatre, Banbury, is up for redevelopment. The front in Broad Street. NNL-171001-161149009

A call to arms to save Banbury’s Grand Theatre

A rallying call has gone out to the residents of Banbury and the surrounding communities in what could be a last ditch effort to save one of the town’s iconic landmarks.

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