Infant deaths ‘too high a price’ to drop Horton appeal

Banbury’s hospital campaign group, Keep the Horton General, says it twill not drop its legal appeal against the process used to downgrade the town’s hospital.

Keith Strangwood at The Horton General Hospital, Maternity Unit, in Banbury. NNL-160706-143901009

Horton ‘super’ committee will rule on maternity return

Banburyshire’s stakeholder group, the Community Partnership Network (CPN) has been told a new scrutiny committee made up of local councillors will decide the future of the Horton’s maternity unit.

Dame Esther Rantzen NNL-180613-111154001

EXCLUSIVE: Dame Esther Rantzen says children with mental illness will get help

Children suffering mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, bullying and abuse have been assured they will be given help.

Cllr Andrew McHugh and right, Keith Strangwood of Keep the Horton General

Horton maternity building will be repaired if new group orders its return

Hospital bosses say they ‘will have to’ repair the crumbling Horton maternity hospital if a new scrutiny committee demands that consultant led maternity is returned to Banbury.

Former BBC broadcaster Sue Cook, right, with two residents of Banesberie Close

‘Scandalous’ waste of Banbury homes may be nearing an end

A cul-de-sac of elderly people’s bungalows owned by a London borough may finally be restored to use - after a decade.

Insect expert, George Fenemore, in Wimborn Close Deddington, where beetles have been settling in the evenings. NNL-180506-165842009

Deddington homes invaded by beetles

A number of homes in Deddington have been suffering an invasion of beetles.

Harry and Meghan could be moving to Banburyshire ANL-181005-171952001

Harry and Meghan ‘to have Great Tew home’

Speculation is growing that the Royal family’s newest married couple are setting up home in Banburyshire.

Child abuse

Children’s mental health investigation: Banburyshire primary school pupils suffering

In the second part of a special Banbury Guardian investigation about child mental health issues, we look into the problem in primary schools.

Photo: NSPCC/ Jon Challicom. Posed by model

Children’s mental health investigation: Banburyshire schools fight soaring crisis

In the first part of a special Banbury Guardian investigation into children’s mental health, head teachers share their experiences of the growing crisis among young people.

Hayley Ash (left) and Tessa Hince with BBC presenter Ore Oduba NNL-180522-171115001

Shipston charity duo overwhelmed at Royal Wedding

Two charity workers invited to Windsor for the Royal Wedding said it was ‘overwhelming’ to be part of such a momentous occasion.

The Horton General Hospital, Maternity Unit, in Banbury. NNL-160706-143745009

Horton hospital neighbours welcome inclusion in ‘Super-HOSC’

Warwickshire’s health leader has welcomed his inclusion in a new group being set up to re-examine evidence used to downgrade the Horton consultant maternity unit.

Cllr Mark Cherry near the newly resurfaced road near North Oxfordshire Academy

Developer cash pays for A422 resurfacing of potholed road

Developer cash from a new housing estate called Banbury Rise has paid for the resurfacing of the potholed road outside North Oxfordshire Academy.

Dr Peter Fisher, second from left, who is one of the Keep the Horton General Legal team outside the Appeal Court last December with, l - r, Peter McLoughlin, Keith Strangwood and Charlotte Bird NNL-170812-173746001

Banbury campaign expert warns of visa ‘perfect storm’

A senior member of Banbury’s hospital campaign group has written to the new Home Secretary over immigration rules that are endangering local services.

Jenny Feeney

Stitchers plan funds event for Horton cancer unit

Banbury women undergoing mastectomies will find a comfort bag on their bed thanks to a group of kind-hearted stitchers.

Banburyshire villages plan Royal Wedding events

Banburyshire villages plan Royal Wedding events

Fancy watching Harry and Meghan’s big day with others? Well the area is littered with Royal events.


Royal couple may live in Banburyshire

While Royal supporters look forward to a spectacular wedding on Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may end up being Banburyshire residents.

Bloxham Nursery stable conversion planning. From the left, John Wyatt, with staff, Darren Philpott, Laurelia d'Arcy Singer and Christopher Heath.

Bloxham split over plan for plant nursery home outside village limits

Plans to allow a plant nursery owner to develop a stable into a supervisor’s home have divided opinion in Bloxham.

Hornton May Day parade. Photo by Rosy Burke

Hornton May Day celebrations a scorching success

May Day in Hornton was the hottest ever and the traditional celebrations produced a record amount of money for village causes.

David Scrimgeour, from, Banbury, is running a half marathon for the KTHG legal fund. He is pictured with his wife Hannah and children, Alex and Eve. NNL-180805-163929009

Dad running half marathon for the Horton fighting fund

A dad whose children were born at the Horton General Hospital is to run a half-marathon to raise money for the hospital campaign group’s fighting fund.

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