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Cherwell council backs bid for cash to improve roads

Cherwell District Council is backing a county bid for £152 million, some of which would be used to provide essential transport improvements in north Oxfordshire.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Praise for project supporting poorer Banbury families

A scheme to help those in the more deprived areas of Banbury was applauded by councillors as figures show it is making a difference.

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Fury and dismay at Horton Hospital decisions

Fury and dismay at Horton Hospital decisions

Anger broke out this week following the controversial decision to permanently close full-maternity services at Horton.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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Cherwell District Council offers ‘golden hellos’ to incoming Horton doctors

Cherwell District Council has vowed to do everything it can to protect the Horton.

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More time to have your say on where to put extra homes in Cherwell

People have been given more time to comment on plans to accommodate Oxford’s unmet housing need after it was agreed to extend the current consultation until October.

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Health scrutiny committee involved in Horton decision is hiring

The committee with a key role in overseeing health services across Oxfordshire is looking for a member of the public to join it.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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CPRE says building on Oxford green belt should be a ‘last resort’

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has objected to housing being built on Oxford’s green belt as part of plans by Cherwell District Council (CDC) to help the city meet its unmet housing need.

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Bin collection days to change for half of Cherwell’s residents

Bin collection days will be changing for half the households in Cherwell from August 1.

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Houses on the Woodgreen Build still require roof tiles but are scheduled to be ready this month NNL-170717-165502001

Snagging issues blamed for delay to Banbury’s new affordable homes

After months of inactivity and weeks of questioning the BG has finally received some answers regarding the Woodgreen Avenue Build! affordable houses.

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New signs to be used for drivers encountering Banbury roadworks

Forthcoming roadworks in Banbury and Bloxham will see the use of signs urging drivers to turn off their sat-navs.

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Legendary director Ken Loach joins Horton supporters in demo

Legendary film director Ken Loach joined Horton campaigners and NHS supporters in a demonstration in Oxford on Saturday, July 1.

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Acclaimed Warriner School drama aids Oxfordshire County Council’s LGBT success

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has been named one of the best in the country for tackling anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi and trans) bullying in schools.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Banbury MP Victoria Prentis votes ‘no’ on pay cap amendment

Newly reelected Banbury MP, Victoria Prentis was one of the 313 Conservative who voted ‘no’ to a Labour amendment to the Queen’s Speech that would have ended the public sector workers pay cap.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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Easington Rec. Plans were to build a 23 space car park in the grassy area up to the childs play zone NNL-170106-110148001

Banbury’s green spaces sparks fiery town council debate

Insults, confusion over procedure and dissent directed at the chamber from the public were just some of the highlights from Tuesday evening’s Banbury Town Council meeting.

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Military tradition to make comeback at Armed Forces Day in Banbury

Banbury’s Armed Forces Day on July 1 will be bringing back a military tradition similar to ones that have taken place on battlefields around the world during times of war.

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