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Inspiring Banbury project warms hearts on Valentine’s Day

People walking past The Hive, in Banbury on Tuesday got a lovely surprise for Valentine’s Day. Artist Lucy Tustian, a regular at the community hub, knitted 150 hearts and attached inspiring messages to them to give to passers-by as part of The Social Hea

yesterday, 15:51 in Regional West
 

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals. A large number of the 44 Sustainability and Transf

yesterday, 15:51 in Regional West
 

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms. Here is everything you need to know about the bug. What is shigellosis? Shigellosis is a highly contagious infection caused by a

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional West
 

Royal British Legion offering D-Day veterans tours to Normandy to pay their respects

The Royal British Legion’s travel arm is offering D-Day veterans free-of-charge tours to Normandy, but as the organisation has no database of D-Day veterans, it needs your help to spread the word. The mission to make every surviving D-Day veteran aware o

yesterday, 11:26 in Regional West
 

Morrisons recall meat product after listeria is found in packs

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms. The retailer has asked customers who bought its 150g Ready to Eat Peppered Beef Slices to return them, after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said th

yesterday, 10:24 in Regional West
 

NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned. Plans for the reorganisation of the NHS to help save £22bn are putting a greater focus on general practices taking appointments

yesterday, 09:15 in Regional West
 

Town business answers snow warden call

Banbury butcher Steve Betts is one of the first to answer a call for volunteer snow wardens to help keep the town centre safe Staff at Mr Betts’ Church Lane shop were the first to receive their safety equipment and training after Banbury Town Council app

Sunday, 06:44 in Regional West
 

NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. The number of people applying to be nurses has f

Saturday, 06:07 in Regional West
 

Budget agreed after six-hour discussion

Savings of around £38m have to be made by Oxfordshire County Council over the 2017/18 tax year in a budget which was narrowly agreed at a meeting on Tuesday. OCC’s proposed budget was carried by 31 votes to 29 after a six hour debate in the council chamb

Saturday, 06:07 in Regional West
 

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget. Following explosive reports this week on the plans that could alter the course of the NHS in England, we’ve summarised everything you need to kno

Friday, 13:07 in Regional West
 

Transition cash for groups providing children’s services

Three groups in the Banbury Guardian area have been recommended for start-up funding from Oxfordshire County Council. The groups are among 12 in the county to be considered as part of the transition from council-funded to community-led services at childr

Friday, 12:08 in Regional West
 

‘Impossible dream’ moves step closer for Brackley

A replacement for Brackley’s Cottage Hospital moved a step closer this month after a full planning application for a new medical centre was submitted to South Northamptonshire Council (SNC). In 2014 SNC approved a hybrid planning application for the Netw

Friday, 09:40 in Regional West
 

Battle lines are drawn over unitary proposal

A clearly defined split has formed in Oxfordshire between district and county councils over plans for a unitary authority. Last month, Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) unveiled its ‘One Oxfordshire’ vision which would see Oxfordshire’s district and count

Friday, 08:57 in Regional West
 

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology. However, campaigners are war

Friday, 06:14 in Regional West
 

Keen knitters and crochet fans sought to yarn bomb village for Artweeks

Knitted tree covers and wall coverings may be coming to Sibford Gower in May as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks. Banbury artist Susie Wightman, who has a studio in the village, is looking for people to help her in the noble art of ‘yarn bombing’. Yarn bombi

Friday, 06:14 in Regional West
 
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