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Judge puts freeze on Horton future debate until he rules on consultation case

A High Court judge tasked with deciding whether public consultation on plans to downgrade the Horton General Hospital was lawful says no new moves to change services must be made until he has ruled.

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Decision on Horton High Court challenge could take weeks

Decision on Horton High Court challenge could take weeks

A decision on whether the consultation on downgrading the Horton General Hospital was lawful may not be made for weeks, it has emerged.

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Stolen horse trailer found after decade in Yorkshire

A horse owner based outside Banbury was surprised when police in Yorkshire telephoned to say her stolen horse trailer had been found – after 10 years.

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Holloway's of Banbury are selling a Dickin Medal and associated paperwork with photos, won by carrier pigeon, Princess, in WWII. Auctioneer, James Lees. NNL-171128-161942009

Rare wartime medal for pigeon set for auction in Banbury

A Banbury auction house is waiting with bated breath to see how much a rare wartime medal sells for.

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Fight for Horton hospital goes to High Court again next week

Horton campaigners head to London next week to the Royal Courts of Justice where they hope the permanent downgrading of Banbury’s hospital may yet be stalled.

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Union calls for cash boost amid ‘unprecedented’ demand at Horton and JR

Union bosses have called for more cash for the trust running the Horton General and John Radcliffe hospitals.

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Staff of Banbury firm promotes Santa Dash for hospice

Staff of a Banbury company donned Santa suits this week to promote an annual Christmas fundraising event for Katharine House Hospice.

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Banbury rail passengers asked to help Small Talk Saves Lives campaign

Volunteers at the Banbury and District branch of The Samaritans will be at Banbury station next week as part of an attempt to help prevent suicide on the railways.

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Aspergers support group in Middleton Cheney needs votes for £25,000 sensory room

A support group for parents with children with Aspergers in Middleton Cheney is appealing to Banbury Guardian readers to vote to help it win up to £25,000 for a state-of-the-art ‘digital zone’.

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Bodicote war memorial at Bodicote Church, Church Street, Bodicote. NNL-171114-100259009

Bodicote surprised by cancellation of Remembrance parade

Bodicote villagers were stunned to find their annual Remembrance Sunday parade cancelled at the last minute.

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Dying Banbury mum in appeal to give her boys a future

A dying mum has put out a desperate appeal for funds to ensure her beloved sons can have a secure future after she has gone.

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Company running Banbury surgery says it is improving services

The company that has taken over running of Banbury’s Horsefair Surgery has defended its continuing efforts to improve services.

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Blind veteran from Banbury to join Cenotaph march

A blind veteran from Banbury says he feels ‘incredibly privileged’ to be joining the Remembrance Day commemorations at the Cenotaph in London.

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Cllr. Tony Ilott at a B8 bus stop in Sinclair Avenue, Banbury. NNL-171031-142358009

Councillor pursues Plan B on axed bus routes

A Banbury councillor’s plea to the town’s regular bus service provider to rethink cuts in Hanwell Fields and Hillview Estate have been rebuffed.

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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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Cllr. Tony Ilott at a B8 bus stop in Sinclair Avenue, Banbury. NNL-171031-142510009

Banbury councillor to meet bus boss in search about route cuts

A town and district councillor is to meet a bus company boss today (Friday)) in a bid to find a solution to the closure of two Banbury bus routes.

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Chipping Norton meeting to discuss health care changes

Changes in the way first tier health care is provided are the subject of an evening debate in Chipping Norton on Tuesday, November 14 between 7.30pm - 9pm.

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Ultra broadband coming to West Oxfordshire villages

Great Tew, Great Rollright and Tackley are among villages in West Oxfordshire district that are due to get ultra-fast fibre broadband in the coming year.

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Horton land sale fears after FOI request refused

A refusal by Oxford hospital chiefs to release information about land disposal at the Horton has led to speculation about a potential sell-off.

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Natasha Cooke and Lucy Pedder of Lupins, cooking up a treat at Weston Hall on November 17

Masterchef expert brings taste of London to Weston Hall

Sea bass ceviche, Cornish crab thermidor, crispy spiced quail with apple and kohlrabi and dark chocolate mousse with olive oil and sesame are all on the menu for Masterchef expert William Sitwell’s next supper club on November 17 at Weston Hall, Weston.

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