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Shipston’s healthcare to be boosted by impressive investment

Plans have been announced to further develop Shipston on Stour’s Ellen Badger Hospital bringing additional healthcare resources to the town.

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Banbury prospective parliamentary candidate Victoria Prentis NNL-150826-094619001

Health and care system needs more planning, says Banbury MP

NHS bosses have not been sufficiently proactive in planning health and social care, Banbury MP Victoria Prentis said this week.

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Louise Gourlay with her book, A Way Through, which looks at the holistic approach to health encompassing mind, body and spirit NNL-180202-144517001

Chipping Norton author explores holistic approach to cancer

Following a breast cancer diagnosis at just 38 years old one woman’s quest for an holistic alternative to cancer drugs led her to write a book on her findings.

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Kingsfield Nursery children deliver cakes to the residents of Fairholme House NNL-180902-143949001

The Long Read: Book end generations interact across Banbury

When Channel 4 aired the ground breaking docu-series in August 2017, it probably never expected the mini revolution it would inspire within the care home community.

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Front, Lawrie Thornton with, back, from the left, brother, John Thornton with Gus the dog, mum, Jane Thornton and dad, Tony Thornton, from Banbury. NNL-150519-173626009

Banbury family in despair over Helen and Douglas House cuts

A Banbury family with a severely-disabled son is left wandering how they are going to cope after Helen and Douglas House stops providing end-of-life care for over-18s.

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Banbury turns out to support Horton staff

Staff at the Horton General Hospital were given a show of support from Banbury as tens of thousands marched in London on Saturday.

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Operations postponed due to intensive care bed shortage at JR

Heart and cancer patients have had their operations at the John Radcliffe Hospital postponed because there are no intensive care beds free for their recovery.

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In pictures: Banbury joins NHS in Crisis demo in London

Horton General Hospital campaigners described being part of the thousands of people marching through London to support the NHS as ‘amazing’.

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Hospice care for adults at Douglas House will end in August

Tens of thousands sign petition to stop Helen and Douglas House cuts

Almost 19,000 people have shown their support for Helen and Douglas House by signing a petition to stop the much-loved hospice from cutting care for adults.

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Hospice care for adults at Douglas House will end in August

Helen and Douglas House to stop adult hospice care to cut costs

Helen and Douglas House will be stopping hospice care for adults and cutting around 60 jobs by closing one of its two hubs in a bid to save money, with its shop in Banbury under review.
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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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Keep the Horton General campaigners at a demo in London last year

Banbury NHS campaigners on the march again

Scores of NHS campaigners from Banbury will travel to London next Saturday, February 3, to join a demonstration supporting the health service.

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Ex-Banbury MP Sir Tony wades into Horton campaign

Former MP and Banbury High Steward Sir Tony Baldry has waded into the Horton campaign with a letter to the review panel chairman.

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

JR took north Oxfordshire midwives to cope with pressure

Oxford hospital bosses admitted they had to take midwives from north Oxfordshire to cope with pressure on the maternity unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

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

Horton campaigners to seek appeal against judicial review dismissal

Horton campaigners will be seeking leave to appeal a High Court judge’s dismissal of a judicial review into the consultation on the Banbury hospital’s downgrading.

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Protesters outside the OCCG meeting on downgrading the Horton General Hospital NNL-171108-151244001

Health chiefs refuse to disclose GPs’ votes despite media request

Oxfordshire health bosses who are pursuing a downgrade of the Horton have denied an appeal for release of details of GPs’ voting over the hospital’s maternity ward.

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Vaccination warning over Australian 'flu

Special report: Banburyshire GPs encourage getting flu jab to avoid illness

GPs in Banburyshire are assuring people in vulnerable categories it is not too late to be vaccinated against flu.

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Ambulances outside the busy Horton A&E department

Temporary dialysis ward set up at Horton hospital

A temporary dialysis ward with six beds has been set up at the Horton General Hospital from today (Monday, January 15) so patients do not have to travel to Oxford for treatment.

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