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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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A tougher licensing policy had been introduced for taxi drivers

Stricter rules for taxi drivers in the districts

Mandatory training and stricter use of criminal records are among new measures to be introduced as part of a tougher licensing policy for taxi and private hire drivers.

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Banbury MP Victoria Prentis NNL-150826-094619001

Banbury MP seeks help to challenge travel times to John Radcliffe

North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis is seeking her constituents’ help amid growing concerns over planned changes to Banbury’s Horton Hospital.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Blue Badge displayed in windscreen

County council to crack down on Blue Badge abusers

Oxfordshire County Council will crack down on the misuse of Blue Badges across the county and raise awareness of the consequences of their fraudulent use.

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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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Cherwell send out final reminders to Banbury residents to register electoral details

Cherwell District Council have sent out final reminder letters to residents across the district, including Banbury, warning them they will be removed from the electoral register unless they confirm their details within 14 days.

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Rough sleeping ban for Banbury town centre delayed

Rough sleeping ban for Banbury town centre delayed

In November, Cherwell District Council voted to introduce a public space protection order (PSPO) to Banbury town centre in a bid to stop begging, rough sleeping and alcohol consumption.

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The Warriner School, Bloxham. NNL-161207-130558009

The Warriner School to appear in annual review of education

The Warriner School in Bloxham is one of 12 schools to be selected to appear in the Parliamentary Review of Secondary Education.

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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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Sixth formers in Blessed George Napier School's Amnesty International Youth Group who are campaigning to save the Human Rights Act. NNL-161129-113222001

Blessed George Napier students campaign to protect human rights act

Sixth Form students at Blessed George Napier School have been raising awareness of the human rights act.

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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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Bloxham-based family service gets funding

A hub for families and carers with young children is to get a share of £163,000 from Oxfordshire County Council (OCC).

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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The Corner Meadow, Farnborough Road, Mollington. NNL-161122-103959009

Expansion plans for gypsy and traveller site

Plans to expand a gypsy and traveller site in Mollington are to go before councillors today, Thursday.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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Hook Norton Brewery drayman and staff sergeant Derek Pratt, dressed to represent his regiment, the 457 Battery part of 106 Regiment Royal Artillery, at the Lord Mayor's show and Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph. NNL-161115-104126001

Drayman Derek polishes boots for Cenotaph ceremony

A delivery driver from Hook Norton Brewery who uses military precision to do his day job was invited to take part in national celebrations on Remembrance Day.

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