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Plan to create extra 300 school places for Oxfordshire children with special educational needs

A proposal to create 300 new school places for Oxfordshire children with special educational needs (SEND) with a £15m investment have been revealed today (Monday, December 10). Oxfordshire County Council plans to also have 68 places in mainstream...

yesterday, 17:14 in Regional West

Dash-cam footage appeal after fatal M40 crash

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information and dash-cam footage of a crash on the M40 which killed one woman and left another in a serious condition. A grey Ford Fusion left the carriageway into woodland at the side of the motorway between...

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional West

Brailes author’s memoir describes nurses’ training in 1959

Christmas on the wards of a big London teaching hospital in 1959 meant a procession of carol-singing nurses, cloaks turned back to reveal scarlet linings and holding lanterns. This emotional seasonal scene is just one of many in a fascinating memoir...

yesterday, 12:23 in Regional West

Anti-Brexit bus and Boris Johnson lookalike in Banbury calling for people's vote

A big yellow bus calling for a second Brexit referendum with a Boris Johnson lookalike and 'EU Supergirl' campaigned in Banbury town centre on Saturday (December 8). Pro-EU group Banbury for Europe was joined in their regular Saturday stall outside...

yesterday, 10:28 in Regional West

Mum turned bedtime story into book while battling cancer - with the proceeds going to charity

A mother-of-two is raising money for charity with a bedtime story she turned into a book while undergoing treatment for cancer. Lynda Wiggins spent six months of treatment and recovery, after discovering she had breast cancer in 2017, penning The...

Sunday, 12:24 in Regional West

Banbury trampolinist invited to red carpet gala for work in community

A trampolinist enjoyed a night on the red carpet at a sports awards ceremony for his work with a Banbury club. Michael Bunyan, 24, was selected for the TSB Young Leaders Programme, run in partnership with Sported, for his work with Ricochet Trampoline...

Sunday, 09:41 in Regional West

Volunteer tech expert gives Banbury charity much needed IT upgrade

A Banbury charity has had an IT upgrade thanks to a technology specialist who gave his time to support them through a volunteering programme. Let’s Play Project asked Sanctuary Housing for help when their computer systems started to run slowly....

Saturday, 12:55 in Regional West

Norbar employee’s decade of fundraising for Katharine House Hospice recognised

A Norbar employee has been quietly raising money for the Katharine House Hospice for a decade, initially as a commitment to helping her local hospice. Jenny Hanks has now raised £9,000 for KHH through a number of self-run events. “I have always liked...

Saturday, 09:01 in Regional West

Fire at garage units in Banbury ‘a suspected arson attack’

A fire in a residential garage in Banbury is being treated as an arson attack, according to a councillor who called on anyone with information to call police. Two fire crews from Banbury were called to a fire in a garage on Balmoral Avenue at 4.55pm...

Friday, 16:50 in Regional West

Awards ceremony honours hard-working Horton hospital staff

Hard-working staff from the Horton General Hospital were among those honoured for their achievements at a special awards ceremony on Wednesday (December 5). Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's Staff Recognition Awards ceremony at Oxford...

Friday, 16:01 in Regional West

Breathing, talking manikin with a pulse shows ‘commitment’ to Horton

An innovative simulation suite to help train doctors and nurses shows a commitment to the Horton General Hospital, a senior doctor said. The interactive manikin, which talks, breathes and has a pulse, provides trainees with realistic clinical...

Friday, 12:53 in Regional West

Have your say on permanently downgrade Horton maternity ward

People are invited to have their say on plans to permanently downgrade maternity services at the Horton General Hospital at an upcoming public meeting. A meeting on Wednesday, December 19, will invite views on the impact of a closure of the obstetrics...

Friday, 11:05 in Regional West

Rarely performed Chipping Norton Choral Society works to be heard in Banbury

Two rarely performed, choral works will be performed in Banbury this month by the popular Chipping Norton Choral Society (CNCS). The two pieces of music by English composers, Elgar and Vaughan Williams will be performed at St Mary’s Church on...

Friday, 10:55 in Regional West

Campaign group’s dossier details ‘horrific’ traumas among Banburyshire mums

Hospital campaign group Keep the Horton General says women are suffering post traumatic stress disorder due to Horton downgrading. The group has compiled a dossier of womens’ experiences that include accounts of distress, fear, frustration and...

Friday, 09:01 in Regional West

Take a selfie and get tips on how to stay safe on a night out at Banbury roadshow

Selfies and crime prevention tips will go hand-in-hand at a night-out safety roadshow in Banbury tomorrow (Friday, December 7). Members of the public will be invited to take selfies using party-themed props to prompt conversations about staying safe...

Thursday, 16:43 in Regional West

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