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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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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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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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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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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 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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Are you a heavy snorer?

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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Wayne Cowley, from Milcombe, with his guide Salvatore climbing Kilimanjaro for Meningitis Research Foundation

Milcombe man climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for meningitis charity in step-daughter's memory

A Milcombe man raised more than £5,000 for a meningitis charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of his step-daughter who died of septicaemia at six-months-old.
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Doctors urge support for a new surgery in Byfield

A senior doctor insists plans for a new surgery in Byfield are much-needed and should be approved.

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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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Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

Common blood thinner lowers cancer risk

The common blood thinning drug warfarin lowers the risk of cancers in the over 50s.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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