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

Banbury’s hospital campaign group, Keep the Horton General, says it will 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.


The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

Horton General Hospital

Hospital patients asked to nominate staff for award

Patients are being asked to nominate hospital staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

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.

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Banbury’s Specsavers raise awareness of diabetes

This week is Diabetes Awareness Week and one Banbury optician is hoping to raise the awareness of the link between the blood sugar condition and blindness.

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

Learn more about NHS research at Banbury GP practice

The public are invited to attend a free event on NHS research in Banbury tomorrow, Friday.

Jessica Morgan, 12, from Banbury, has been trying to raise awareness of ME. NNL-180529-102338001

Banbury youngster shares her story to raise awareness of ME

Before being diagnosed with ME, 12-year-old Jessica Morgan enjoyed swimming, Brownies and ballet among other activities.

Banbury's St John Ambulance Unit celebrates its 90th birthday. (L-R) Robert Lawton, Paul Scott, unit vice-president John Cyphus, Darren Howes, unit manager Mike Hickman, unit president David Wright, Margaret Hughes, Peter Ogles, Hazel Punter, Rebecca Wareing NNL-180506-095721001

St John Ambulance to celebrate 90th anniversary at Banbury Show

St John Ambulance’s Banbury Unit will be celebrating its 90-year history with a trip down memory lane at the Banbury and District Show on Sunday.

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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.

Nurse Jade Day monitors an anaethetised otter before it has a CT scan at Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital; NNL-180517-165937001

Chipping Norton vets’ new CT scanner to help treat more sick animals

Vets in Chipping Norton can now assess sick animals for a wider range of conditions thanks to a new CT scanner.

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.

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.

Jo Cross

Clifton stroke survivor criticises hospital for lack of therapy

A stroke survivor from Clifton is backing a charity's call for better rehabilitation therapy after she felt 'lost in her own body' having not received any support for nine months.

Coeliac UK chief executive Sarah Sleet NNL-180305-162556001

Gluten-free tea dance ends coeliac disease awareness week

A gluten-free tea dance will end a week of raising awareness for coeliac disease as a charity marks its 50th anniversary.

Vegan chef Lucy Pearson and Hatha Yoga teacher Jo Padmini-Badger

An experience for both body and mind

Exponents of both yoga and vegan cookery have joined forces to provide a unique health experience at a Banbury leisure centre.

Kathy Farley (left) was presented her Carer of the Year award by The Orders of St John Care Trust deputy chairman Millie Wentworth-Stanley. Photo courtesy of the trust

Banbury care home worker honoured in employee awards

A valued member of staff at a Banbury care home was praised after being named 'carer of the year' in her company's employee awards.

The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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Gym Dodgers annual charity mash up

Banbury fitness group, Gym Dodgers will host their annual Charity Mash Up this Saturday, May 12.

North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis with Godswell Park Care Home owners Bob Lari and Michael Bone and manager Dina Rodriguez NNL-181005-132012001

MP congratulates Bloxham care home staff for excellence

The North Oxfordshire MP congratulated staff at a Bloxham care home for achieving an ‘outstanding’ inspection.

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