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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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Banbury butcher Steve Betts with his staff and Cllr Kieron Mallon, leader of Banbury Town Council.

Town business answers snow warden call

Banbury butcher Steve Betts is one of the first to answer a call for volunteer snow wardens to help keep the town centre safe

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Oxfordshire County Council has set its budget

Budget agreed after six-hour discussion

Savings of around £38m have to be made by Oxfordshire County Council over the 2017/18 tax year in a budget which was narrowly agreed at a meeting on Tuesday.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Transition cash for groups providing children’s services

Three groups in the Banbury Guardian area have been recommended for start-up funding from Oxfordshire County Council.

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‘Impossible dream’ moves step closer for Brackley

‘Impossible dream’ moves step closer for Brackley

A replacement for Brackley’s Cottage Hospital moved a step closer this month after a full planning application for a new medical centre was submitted to South Northamptonshire Council (SNC).

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Banbury man arrested after fatal collision in Gaydon

Banbury man arrested after fatal collision in Gaydon

Warwickshire Police are investigating a fatal collision which happened in Gaydon on Wednesday night.

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Press conference to launch the One Oxfordshire resctructuring of the various councils within Oxfordshire. West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road.

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Battle lines are drawn over unitary proposal

A clearly defined split has formed in Oxfordshire between district and county councils over plans for a unitary authority.

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Keen knitters and crochet fans sought to yarn bomb village for Artweeks

Knitted tree covers and wall coverings may be coming to Sibford Gower in May as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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A woman had a lucky escape after her car crashed into the central reservation after it hit a lorry on the M40 this morning (February 16) Photo courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Lucky escape for driver in M40 crash this morning

A woman whose car hit a central reservation after a collision with an HGV on the M40 near Gaydon has escaped with almost no injury.

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Carl Dancer at the new-look Pizza Hut

Pizza restaurant unveils its new look

The Pizza Hut restaurant on Banbury Cross Retail Park has had a £291,000 makeover, creating 10 new jobs.

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Spiceball Park

Man punched and robbed in Spiceball Park

A man was punched and robbed while walking in Spiceball Park on Saturday.

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1st Woodford Halse Beavers

Beavers box clever to help the homeless

Eleven Beavers from the 1st Woodford Halse Scout Group slept in cardboard boxes and raised £32.50 for The Big Issue Foundation’s work with homeless people.

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Fun in the outdoor play area of the new nursery

Fun for all at nursery opening

Dashwood Banbury Academy’s new nursery building for children aged two to three was officially opened by Mayor of Banbury Gordon Ross this month.

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Invitation to register for surplus food scheme

Invitation to register for surplus food scheme

Tesco and FareShare are calling on charities and community groups in and around Banbury to register for a scheme which sees surplus food become meals for people in need.

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The Chinese visitors at  Banbury Academy

School welcomes Chinese visitors

Banbury Academy welcomed a group of students from Guizhou, China, in January.

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Bollywood dancers

Parents enjoy Bollywood evening

Children from Orchard Fields Community School and The Warriner School worked together to put on a Bollywood evening for their parents at Orchard Fields.

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Gareth Nichols on his branded motorcycle

Bank manager’s 600-mile motorbike ride

A Banbury bank manager is embarking on a 600-mile journey across Britain by motorbike and sidecar, in a bid to raise £2,500 for Katharine House Hospice.

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