Radio Horton bridges the gap

Radio Horton launches Care Home radio service

Simon & Garfunkel are perhaps best known for coining the phrase “bridge over troubled water”, but Banbury’s hospital, health and wellbeing radio is continuing to build bridges between care home residents and their families, keeping them entertained during the coronavirus pandemic. In April, Radio Horton were approached by local theatre production group, Voices Across Time who delivered a Community Outreach…

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Children’s chemotherapy service launches at Horton

Horton General Hospital, Banbury, Oxford Road entrance

A new chemotherapy service for children is now available at the Horton General Hospital. The service’s first clinic launched in September and provides chemotherapy to young people between the ages of one and 19. The clinic operates as a satellite site to Kamran’s Ward at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford, and means that patients and their families in the north…

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Banbury Campaign for cleaner air

NEWS: There are calls for a campaign in Banbury to try and tackle the problem of air pollution. It’s after Hennef Way was named the worst place in Oxfordshire for deadly nitrogen dioxide. The road has double the legal amount. Vic Walton, former presenter of Radio Horton Kidz brings us this report: (courtesy of BanburySound 107.6fm) Campaign to tackle toxic…

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One week to Nominate Horton Staff for Patients Choice Award

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Patients Choice Award

Just one week remains for patients and their loved ones from across the Banbury area to nominate Horton hospital staff who have delivered outstanding care to them over the past year for a new recognition award. The Patients’ Choice Award, run by Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, is an opportunity for patients to thanks members of staff who…

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Drinking Beer, Jammin’ Deer – pub festival raises funds for Radio Horton and Katharine House Hospice

Radio Horton members enjoying the music and atmospherics at DeerJam. (Front L-R: Members, Lisa Simmons, Charlie Hallam, Graham Rousell, James Hulbert, Anthony Brown and Bob Dainty)

Two local charities were under the spotlight at the annual DeerJam Music Festival, held at Banbury’s most historic pub, the Ye Olde Reindeer Inn. Organised by The Reindeer, DeerJam took place over Friday evening and Saturday (3rd – 4 th June) and comprised of performances from 9 local bands and artists, in aid of two local charities, this year, Radio…

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New Chaplain Appointed for Horton Hospital

Bishop Colin Fletcher OBE of Dorchester, licensing Revd. Dr Geoff Morgan as Team Chaplain at the Horton General Hospital

On 21st April 2016, Radio Horton brought live to patients’ bedsides the Welcome Service and Licensing of Reverend Dr. Geoff Morgan as Team Chaplain for the Horton General Hospital within the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Opening the service, Lead Chaplain, Revd. Canon Dr. Margaret Whipp said: “It’s my joy to welcome today everybody who’s attended. Members of staff from…

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Sir Tony Baldry appointed High Steward of Banbury

Sir Tony Baldry, High Steward of Banbury and former Conservative MP for Banbury

The role of High Steward of Banbury has been revived after a gap of almost 50 years. Former MP for Banbury, Sir Tony Baldry has been appointed to the position by Banbury Town Council. The post was previously occupied continuously from the time of Queen Mary Tudor (who reigned from 1553 to 1558) until 1968 when the previous holder of the…

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