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Anger over canalside tree-felling near Castle Quay

Townspeople have objected to the unannounced felling of ten trees on one of Banbury’s canalside rest areas.

Environment
Hannah Kemp NNL-180425-115958001

Former Banbury Guardian photographer runs lightweight in the London Marathon

Former Banbury Guardian photographer Mike Dancer has pulled off an amazing double – losing nearly nine stone and completing the London Marathon.

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Banbury campaigners at HOSC NNL-170708-175552001

Banbury campaigners hit out at ‘secret’ health planning group

Campaigners in Banbury have voiced feares about the formation of what they see as a ‘secret’ planning group for health bosses and councillors.

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Banbury Gateway Retail Park parking. PCSO Lauren Bushby and PCSO Adam Whiting on patrol near the muddy verge where cars hve been parking. NNL-181004-161828009

Banbury Police take action on ‘staff car parking’

Police taking action over motorists’ parking on verges at Banbury’s newest shopping site say they sympathise with the drivers.

Business
Colin and Sue Hewitt, from Clifton. NNL-180304-140121009

Heart attack victim’s ‘traumatic’ ordeal getting treatment at Horton

A 70-year-old heart attack victim who was put in a taxi to Banbury from a hospital in Oxford said he could have died when he then got lost in the Horton’s corridors.

Health
Celia Chandler, from Adderbury, is going on a husky driving trip in Sweden to raise money for Banbury Samaritans. NNL-180320-110707009

Banbury Samaritan goes on a mushing trip to raise funds

Early retirement has meant anything but a restful life for Celia Chandler.

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Lou Patten chief executive of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group NNL-180304-112556001

Health bosses agree plan to retain Horton services

Oxfordshire health bosses have agreed a plan to retain A&E and the children’s ward at the Horton after a meeting in Banbury.

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Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital NNL-150710-123011001

Concerns over JR maternity could influence decisions over Banbury’s Horton

Hospital inspectors have published a list of criticisms after an unannounced visit to the John Radcliffe Hospital’s maternity unit.

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Horton campaigners joined thousands of others at the NHS in Crisis march in London NNL-180602-172716001

Banbury campaigners give a guarded welcome to Horton’s IRP report

Keep the Horton General Campaign Group (KTHG) has urged caution over any expectations that the IRP report means an automatic return of obstetrics to Banbury.

Health
The Horton General Hospital NNL-160816-115751009

Banbury campaigners urge caution over Horton maternity report

The long-awaited initial assessment on the removal of consultant-led maternity from the Horton to Oxford has posed as many questions as it has offered opinions.

Health
Ian Davies, Head of Operations at Cherwell District Council, Banbury, is retiring. NNL-180320-190729009

Top Cherwell council officer retires after 26 years

A senior Cherwell District Council officer bows out today, Friday, March 23, after 26 years of service to Banburyshire.

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Banbury prospective parliamentary candidate Victoria Prentis NNL-150826-094619001

Banburyshire MPs justify their votes on free school lunches

Banburyshire MPs Victoria Prentis (Banbury) and Andrea Leadsom (South Northants) stood by their votes last week to change the thresholds for free lunches for school pupils.

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Brian Wilson NNL-180320-121241001

‘Iconic’ full line up revealed for Fairport’s Cropredy Convention

This year’s Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is to be one of the most iconic yet as the Beach Boys’ co-founder Brian Wilson headlines the opening night show.

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Brian Wilson co founder of the Beach Boys playing Cropredy this year

Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson to play Fairport’s Cropredy show

This year’s Fairport’s Cropredy Convention is to be one of the most iconic yet as the Beach Boys’ co-founder Brian Wilson headlines the opening night show.

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The fighting spirit  - one of the many occasions Banburyshire has turned out to support its hospital, this was July 2016

Campaigners’ efforts pay off as Horton changes to get new hearing

Months of effort by campaigners and councillors has resulted in the Horton maternity downgrade being looked at again.

Health
Hook Norton Vets are taking equipment to Gambia to care for horses and donkeys. From the left, Jenna Reilly, Nancy Homewood and Amy Woodward. NNL-180313-112533009

Vets’ appeal for donation of high-viz equipment to help donkeys in The Gambia

Businesses, horse-lovers and individuals are being asked to donate hi-viz equipment to help save ponies and donkeys from death and injury in Africa.

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Hosefair Surgery, Banbury, sign. NNL-170711-143041009

Banbury surgery raises game but still requires improvement

A Banbury GP surgery that serves more than 17,000 patients has been taken out of special measures.

Health
Mr Pothole, Mark Morrell, with potholes between Greatworth and Halse. NNL-180503-160407009

‘Armageddon’: Brackley campaigner’s notice served on ‘National Pothole Day’

‘Pothole armageddon’ starts today, Thursday, as a Brackley campaigner challenges his county council over the state of the roads.

Transport
Badgers could come under threat of a cull in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire

Oxfordshire and Warwickshire badger culling - have your say

A two week public consultation into badger culling in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire began on Monday.

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