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Chipping Norton carer seeks debate on pay in Commons

A Chipping Norton man who looked after his elderly and ill mother for eight years has launched a national petition in a bid to get the Government to pay carers a living wage.

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Staff from Citizens Advice who will be happy to help with Universal Credit worries. (L-R) Gill Ince, Carl Jenkinson, Andrew Carter and Hayley Watson. Photo: Citizens' Advice North Oxon & South Northants NNL-171031-122103001

Be prepared for Universal Credit rollout in Cherwell district this month

This month sees the introduction of Universal Credit to Banbury residents who are claiming any of six benefits it replaces.

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Jerome Prigent of the Horse & Groom in Caulcott, has been nominated for the 2017/18 Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award. NNL-171024-162102001

Caulcott chef nominated for parliamentary award by MP

A chef from a Caulcott pub has been nominated by Banbury MP Victoria Prentis for the 2017/18 Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award.

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Middleton Cheney Library is threatened with closure. Library supporters and users. NNL-171024-165702009

‘Disaster’: Group slams plan to close Middleton Cheney Library as consultation opens

Closing Middleton Cheney Library would be a ‘disaster’ it was claimed as the county council opened a consultation on £9.6m worth of cuts.

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Around 40,000 homes targeted in voter registration campaign

A four week campaign to encourage around 40,000 households in Cherwell and south Northamptonshire to confirm or update their details on the electoral register starts today (Friday, October 27).

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County Council leader Councillor Heather Smith.

Leaked email reveals Tories timed Northamptonshire cuts announcements to increase election chances

Controversial proposals to cut £9.6 million from Northamptonshire County Council’s budget were timed to give the Tories more chance of winning the 2019 borough elections, it has been revealed.

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Representatives from the Shipston Neighbourhood Plan Community Team with copies of the draft plan. (From left, Ed Jackson, town councillor Alison Henderson and Philip Sykes). Photo: Shipston Town Council

Draft plan for Shipston's growth submitted for consultation

A draft plan for how Shipston should develop over the next 14 years has been submitted to the district council for independent examination ahead of a consultation.
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Cllr Sean Gaul proposed a motion to urge BT to clean up its phone boxes, like this one. Photos: Cllr Sean Gaul NNL-171018-163231001

Bid to get vandalism-attracting BT phone boxes in Cherwell cleaned up

Unsightly BT phone boxes attracting vandalism and anti-social behaviour in Cherwell district should be cleaned up, the council has urged.

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County Council leader Councillor Heather Smith.

Northants cuts: Rural bus subsidies could be lost plus libraries to be reviewed

Rural bus routes, libraries, road maintenance and gritting and Trading Standards in Northamptonshire are all set for cuts as part of £9.6m in savings announced by the county council yesterday (Monday, October 16).

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Banburyshire MPs Victoria Prentis and Robert Courts who spoke in the debate on Oxfordshire health services

Banbury MP slams health chiefs over Horton at Westminster debate

Banbury MP Victoria Prentis slammed Oxfordshire health chiefs over the Horton downgrade in a debate on healthcare in the county at the Houses of Parliament this morning (Tuesday, October 17).

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Banbury MP Victoria Prentis

Banbury Town Council unite in call to MP

Banbury Town councillors came together to urge Banbury MP Victoria Prentis, to use her parliamentary position to save the Horton Hospital.

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Bid for £500m to improve Oxfordshire’s roads submitted after unanimous support

Unanimous support has been given for a £500m funding bid to improve roads and other transport infrastructure across Oxfordshire including £152m for the north of the county.

Transport
Cherwell District Council bins. NNL-170721-113513001

Binbo Baggins at Canal Day promoting recycling as part of national campaign

Recycling experts will be on the road promoting their green message as part of Recycle Week 2017, culminating at Banbury Canal Day on Sunday (October 1).

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Longford Park is one of the main places houses were built in Cherwell district. NNL-170606-160829009

‘Housing need being addressed’ as over 1,000 homes built in Cherwell

More than 1,000 homes were built in Cherwell district this financial year with the council saying it is addressing the housing need and exceeding its targets for affordable properties.

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Cherwell District Council leader Barry Wood. NNL-170214-171809001

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 leader Barry Wood. NNL-170214-171809001

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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