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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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Andrea Leadsom MP NNL-161128-132936001

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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Blind veteran John Cantwell, from Banbury, will be marching to the cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday. NNL-160811-110414001

Blind veteran to join march to cenotaph

A veteran from Banbury will be joining more than 100 other blind veterans in a march to the Cenotaph, in London on Remembrance Sunday.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Bloxham Plan receives massive support in vote

Bloxham Plan receives massive support in vote

Bloxham villagers have delivered an overwhelming referendum result in favour of a document that will guide decisions on future planning applications in the village.

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Man developed hepatitis after energy drink overdose

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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Cherwell District Council NNL-150121-144802001

Cherwell District Council joint chief exec to stand down

The joint chief executive of Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire Councils has announced she will step down from her post in March next year.

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Bloxham residents urged to vote in village’s referendum

Bloxham residents urged to vote in village’s referendum

Villagers in Bloxham will be able to have their say on the document that could guide future decisions on planning applications by participating in the neighbourhood plan referendum.

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Rachael Tew, from Banbury, has gone to Greece to help with the refugee crisis NNL-161027-170416001

Kind-hearted Banbury woman seeks funding to help refugees in Greece

A saleswoman who gave up her life in Banbury to help refugees in Greece has decided to stay and continue to volunteer.

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Banbury MP Victoria Prentis NNL-150826-094619001

Banbury MP calls for consultation before changes to hospital services

Banbury’s MP has called for greater democracy when changes such as the recent move of consultant-led maternity are required.

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