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.

David Cameron who stood down from his Witney seat

Conservatives hold Witney in by-election

Conservatives hold on to their parliamentary seat but see its majority slashed.

Ben Mobbs of Banbury is taking on the OCC NNL-160927-151332001

Banbury man challenges Oxfordshire County Council over 60 year term loans

A Banbury man has taken on the unenviable task of challenging Oxford County Council (OCC) over its use of Lender Option Borrower Option loans or LOBOs.

David Cameron

By-election to be held for former prime minister David Cameron’s constituency

Former prime minister, David Cameron’s old seat of Witney will be the subject of a by-election on October 20.

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Conservatives romp to victory in Banbury by-election

The conservative candidate Andrew John McHugh easily secures victory in the Adderbury, Bodicote and Bloxham ward by-election.

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Victoria Prentis with Keith Strangwood and Kate Spencer of Keep the Horton General NNL-160816-112049001

Banbury MP fears ‘lives will be lost’ following Horton downgrade

Banbury’s MP Victoria Prentis said she fears lives will be put a risk following the downgrade of maternity services at Banbury’s Horton Hospital.

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Debate continues over council reform

The debate over the best model for local government in Oxfordshire has flared up again.

Victorial Prentis MP is facing changes to her constituency boundaries. NNL-151015-144539001

Boundary Commission releases draft proposals for constituency border changes

Constituencies in the Banbury Guardian area could see some changes after the Boundary Commission released its draft proposals for the redrawing of constituency boundaries.

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Blueprint for Bloxham could go to referendum

A blueprint for development in Bloxham could proceed to referendum.

Sarah Wookey, a former GP at West Bar Surgery for 27 years, is going to the Democratic Republic of Congo to work for Medecins Sans Frontieres for nine months. NNL-160831-092631001

Town GP prepares for Congo journey

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres will be welcoming a GP from Banbury to its ranks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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New team appointed to run contract for South Northamptonshire Council facilities

South Northants’ three leisure centres will switch to a new management team tomorrow (Thursday).

Children and alcohol, what's your view?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

A study has found that half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home.

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Oxfordshire county and districts release their reports on local government reorganisation

Two reports outlining options for the reorganisation of local government have been released this week as a matter of ‘public interest’.

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An example of a "zombie knife". Photo: PA

Zombie knife sellers face jail as crackdown begins

Sellers of zombie knives will face jail from this week as a ban on the “horrific” weapons comes into force.

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Kineton voters to go to the polls

Voters in Kineton will be asked to have their say on the future of planning in their village in a referendum on September 1.

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom was appointed Environment Secretary by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May

Andrea Leadsom MP disappointed by Locus hearing outcome

Andrea Leadsom MP, Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire, expressed her disappointment that she and seven other MPs have been denied locus standi through the Lords HS2 Select Committee.

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Unitary reshaping put on hold for now

After months of deliberation, published reports, consultations and expense to the tax payer the move towards an Oxfordshire unitary council have been put on hold.

New Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Sarah Standing

Theresa May and the other prime ministers who were never elected

Opposition parties have called for a snap general election after Theresa May has been named Britain’s next Prime Minister without a democratic vote from the public.

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BREAKING NEWS: South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom PULLS OUT of race to become Conservative leader

BREAKING NEWS: South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom PULLS OUT of race to become Conservative leader

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has announced she is pulling out of the race to become Conservative leader.

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