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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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County council elections – who’s standing in your area?

In less than two weeks, voters in the Banbury Guardian area will be going to the polls to vote for who they want to represent them on Oxfordshire County Council, Warwickshire County Council and Northants County Council.

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Victoria Prentis

Banbury and Bicester MP says PM’s decision to hold early election is ‘the right one’

North Oxfordshire’s MP, Victoria Prentis, has welcomed today’s, Tuesday, announcement of a snap general election.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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Transition funding to be allocated to volunteer groups by county council

Day centres in Oxfordshire are to receive a share of £300,000 in transition funding following changes to adult day services by Oxfordshire County Council.

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Gritting fleet travels twice around world

Oxfordshire’s fleet of gritters travelled the equivalent of more than twice around the world this past winter.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare.

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Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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Victoria Prentis MP, who is campaigning against proposed changes to Banbury's Horton Hospital

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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A new council for a Better Oxfordshire. Press briefing at Said Business School, Oxford. 3rd March 2017. Contact: emily.reed@oxfordshire.gov.uk Picture: Andrew Walmsley NNL-170603-170507001

BREAKING: Unitary proposals are submitted to central government

The final proposal for a unitary authority in Oxfordshire has been submitted to central government today, Thursday.

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Yvonne Rees, new chief executive of Cherwell District and South Northants Councils. NNL-170321-110730001

New chief executive for district councils

A new joint chief executive has been appointed to Cherwell District and South Northants Councils.

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Unitary plan to be sent to government

A proposal to abolish the existing councils in Oxfordshire and replace it with a unitary authority will be submitted to central government.

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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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Plans for a replacement for community centre in Bretch Hill to go before councillors

A replacement for a dilapidated community centre on a Banbury estate is due to be approved by councillors tomorrow, Thursday.

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Keep the Horton General campaigners on the march

Horton campaigners part of Saturday’s 350,000-strong march in London

Two coaches of Horton campaigners joined two from Oxford to mount a strong county contingent at the #OurNHS march in London on Saturday.

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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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Cllr. John Donaldson

Appeal to groups to help Syrian refugees

Community groups which can offer support to Syrian refugee families are invited to a meeting later this month.

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CDC leader Barry Wood

Lines continue to advance in battle over unitary authority proposals

A push to simplify local government in Oxfordshire in a bid to save cash has been meeting a lot of resistance from several quarters in the county.

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