Happy Birthday to our NHS!

The National Health Service (NHS) is today celebrating 75 years of providing health services. Founded in 1948, the NHS became the first universal health system that was free at the point of delivery and available to everyone, something that has continued to this day. Key stages of the NHS include Britains first kidney transplant took place in 1971 and the…

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Local group NOxDAB wins digital radio licence

Radio Horton, the health and wellbeing broadcaster for Banbury and surrounding areas, will soon be available across North Oxfordshire and parts of South Northamptonshire on small scale DAB, after local group, NOXDAB was awarded the areas digital radio licence by regulator Ofcom. NOxDAB, the local applicant hoping to operate a digital radio multiplex for Banbury, Brackley and Bicester, has today…

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Radio Horton is front-runner for North Oxfordshire Pub

Radio Horton is front-runner for North Oxfordshire Pub

A North Oxfordshire pub has been hosting charity race nights to help raise vital funds for local charities. One of the latest beneficiaries is hospital, health and wellbeing radio station, Radio Horton, who received four-hundred pounds from the event. The Butchers Arms is nestled in the quaint village of Balscote, six miles to the west of Banbury, and began hosting…

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Could you be the future of Radio Horton?

Banbury’s Radio Horton is in the final stages of transitioning to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, expanding its remit through the promotion of the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, and the importance of maintaining good personal mental and physical health, in turn, helping reduce pressure on the NHS and is looking for new volunteers to support its direction. The station,…

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HRH The Prince of Wales thanks hospital radio volunteers

HRH, the Princes of Wales

His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales has recorded a special programme to say thank you to volunteers of hospital, health and wellbeing radio stations for their work in keeping communities connected and patients entertained during the Coronavirus pandemic. ‘Music & Memories with HRH The Prince of Wales’ will be broadcast on Radio Horton alongside hospital radio stations across the…

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Voice Across Time receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Voice Across Time receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Voices Across Time, a theatre company based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The award is for Voices Across Time’s work creating intergenerational, participatory performances that celebrate shared culture. Voices Across Time (VaT) uniquely combine music and history in their original shows.…

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Celebrating our Volunteers

Volunteers' Week

This week is Volunteers’ Week 2021, a chance to reflect and recognise the work of volunteers around the country and the difference made individually by millions of volunteers around the country. Radio Horton has a number of volunteers who each support the operational functions of the organisation. From presenting a radio programme, to visiting the hospital wards and/or local care…

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More tea, vicar? Oxfordshire Company’s gesture to NHS Volunteers for Volunteers’ Week

This week marks Volunteers’ Week (1st-7th June) – an annual celebration organised by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), recognising the contributions that millions of volunteers make across the country. To celebrate, Banbury’s Radio Horton has been working with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Voluntary Services department in arranging an afternoon tea package courtesy of a local…

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