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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Time running out to comment on Banbury GP plan

Time running out to comment on Banbury GP plan

Anyone interested in shaping how doctors’ surgeries in Banbury and north Oxfordshire develop have until Sunday to make comments on the plans.

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Martin and Adele Hambidge, founders of Parents Talking Asperger's Witney. NNL-171212-163032001

New branch for Middleton Cheney-based autism support group

Middleton Cheney-based autism support group Parents Talking Asperger’s (PTA) is expanding.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Child patients at Horton happy with their treatment says watchdog survey

Youngsters receiving care at the Horton Hospital are happy with their experiences overall.

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(Left to right) Alison Pearce and family dog Harvey, Andrew Keech from Oxfordshire Freemasons and Dogs for Good demo dog, Fidget and  Dogs for Good PAWS Family Dog Instructor, Robbie Campbell. NNL-171212-100230001

Dogs for Good gets £60,000 to help children with autism connect with their family dog

Oxfordshire Freemasons has donated £60,000 to Banbury-based Dogs for Good to help children with autism make the most of their family dog.

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The Keep the Horton General Legal team outside the court before this week's hearing began: Peter McLoughlin, Dr Peter Fisher, Keith Strangwood and Charlotte Bird NNL-170812-173746001

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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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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Walkers getting active and raising awareness for how exercise can help against diabetes in Bicester. Photo: Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Diabetes: Banbury men show how exercise can help manage condition

Two men from Banbury with different types of diabetes have urged those with the condition to get active ahead of a ‘health walk’ to raise awareness.

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Alabama Rot.

Vet’s warning after Alabama Rot kills dog in neighbouring county

A veterinary centre has taken to social media to warn residents after a dog died from the Alabama Rot this month.

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HOSC meeting in Oxford. Hands off the Horton campaigners NNL-170708-155202001

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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Ambulances outside the busy Horton A&E department

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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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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‘Unsustainable’ Banbury doctors’ surgery could close under changes

An ‘unsustainable’ doctors’ surgery in Banbury is threatened with closure as health bosses seek to reorganise GP practices in the town.

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Tim Holt, clinical manager of Horsefair Surgery NNL-171114-112700001

Banbury’s Horsefair Surgery director aims to tackle issues

The much-maligned Horsefair doctors surgery in Banbury has a new clinical director who is confident about turning it around.

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Barry and Valerie Richards enjoy the complimentary tea and biscuits after the donation. Photo: NHS Blood and Transplant

Banbury couple urge others to give blood after 175th donation

A Banbury couple who have donated their blood 175 times encouraged others to do the same as it could save someone's life.
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Hanwell Fields School has been given a defibillator NNL-171113-142248001

Hanwell Fields school given defibrillator by family

Staff and pupils at Hanwell Fields Community School have been given a defibrilator by the family of an ex-pupil who left year 6 in the summer.

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