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Could legal action save a doctor's surgery in

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One campaigner's taking her fight to the High Court.

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And we've been to a special birthday party, celebrating Oxford Children's

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People living in Witney are hoping a High Court judge

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The Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group wants to close

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One resident is now taking legal action, claiming there wasn't

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It comes as NHS England says it won't allow GPs to charge patients

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for some extra services, an idea that doctors

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Last September they heard that the Deer Park GP surgery

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I think it is totally disgusting what they are doing.

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I had a problem that I thought might be serious, and

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I got to see the doctor the same day.

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My wife was seriously ill for four years, and the doctor up there

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Now one patient has taken the fight to the High Court to seek an order

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We are waiting for a judge to look at

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it to say whether it will go ahead or not.

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If we succeed, we will set a precedent

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so that anyone else in the

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The CCG, who run the Deer Park practice, wouldn't talk to us today,

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If we close down, the knock-on effect

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for everyone to discuss and come to a solution,

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and I would urge all parties, but particularly Oxfordshire health

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bosses, to get around the table and discuss a happy solution.

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The pages from Deepak and an easy raising money to their legal fees.

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Adding to see whether their practice were close in March.

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There's a warning about contaminated Class A drugs circulating in west

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Oxfordshire,after at least three people are now known to have died.

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GP surgeries, hospitals and other agencies are on red alert

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following the deaths of two men within four days in the Witney

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A third death has also now been reported to police.

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They're all believed to be linked to a bad batch of crack

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A mother from south Oxfordshire who's serving a three-year jail

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sentence for the manslaughter of her daughter has had it

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Jasmine Gregory, who's 24 and from Wantage,

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was convicted over the death of her 14-month-old daughter,

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Her sentence has now been put up to four-and-a-half years.

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A fourth person's been charged with the murder of a Canadian man

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whose body was found in Milton Keynes.

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Police were called to Great Linford on Saturday morning

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where the body of 32-year-old Suren Siva-nan-than was found.

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A 23-year-old has now been charged, as well as two other men

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The case has also been referred to the Independent Police

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A political activist has been accused of hypocrisy

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after accepting a scholarship to Oxford University

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from the very organisation he was criticising.

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South African Joshua Nott was heavily involved

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It condemned a statue of the nineteenth-century

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British imperialist Cecil Rhodes as a symbol

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Joshua Nott has now accepted a ?40,000 grant

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He says he'll use it to fight against Rhodes' ideals.

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Next tonight, another one of our special reports marking

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Oxford Children's Hospital's tenth anniversary.

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Earlier, past and present patients were being treated

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First though, Serena Martin has been looking back at how

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It started with the idea to put all children's care under one roof,

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rather than split across two sites, the Radcliffe Infirmary and the JR.

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It means that all of the children's things

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can be brought together, so that we have children's radiology, play

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therapists, an enormous amount of things that are dedicated

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You walk into this space and immediately you know that you

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Families have been at the heart of its design since the beginning,

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choosing paint colours, naming and labelling the wards,

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with boys wanting a sport theme, girls wanting cuddly animals,

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so it's ended up somewhere in between.

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And to make the idea a reality, ?15 million

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In the past decade, the hospital has looked after half a million children

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from newborns to teenagers, served more than 4,000 meals

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And today some of the very first patients are back to celebrate

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The best thing about it is the staff and the nurses.

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We came here when Fred was a week old.

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We stayed here for seven weeks and they were amazing.

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They are caring, they were there for when we

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I was in another hospital, but then I got moved here,

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The overuse of antibiotics was mainly to blame for a serious

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stomach bug outbreak in hospitals around ten years ago,

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according to new research by Oxford University.

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The outbreak of C-difficile in 2006 led to deep cleaning and other

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infection control measures by the NHS.

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Scientists found that cases of C-Diff only fell when use

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of certain antibiotics were reduced and used in a targeted way.

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This week, people in and around Milton Keynes are celebrating

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When the area was first developed, art was a big focus,

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with large numbers of public art being purchased or commissioned

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Around in the many corners of Milton Keynes, you will find

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They are often placed with a sense of humour, like

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this horse standing outside the bank with the same logo.

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This shopping centre installation celebrates

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accessible art that has always been at the heart of the town.

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Depicted as a stage set here, the idea is for

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you to go out and find the originals yourself.

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I think art is always about thinking about what might come next.

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Milton Keynes is also a town that was following a similar thought

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process, how can you construct a space that will also work 50 years

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I think it makes sense that integrated

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art is in the fabric of its open architecture.

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These concrete cows from 1978 have to be the most famous

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or infamous piece of public art here in Milton Keynes.

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But over the years, there has been far

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more going on in the art scene here than these brutalist beasts.

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In 1988, roads were closed when Michael Jackson performed here.

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MK Bowl bathing in the heyday of stadium tours.

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From pop royalty to jazz royalty, Sir John Dankworth abd

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Dame Cleo Laine founded The Stables at Wavendon,

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a melting point for all types of music.

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But they had no idea that Milton Keynes

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was about to be developed when they bought the rural property.

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At first, they were a bit sort of, Oh no, we don't want to...

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But then my dad really grew to love Milton Keynes.

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Stadium MK is also developing as a concert venue.

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Theatre is thriving, and MK Gallery is undergoing a

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So, the concrete cows may be living out their

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retirement at the town's museum, but the success and vitality

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of the art scene here is no laughing matter.

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Meanwhile, Milton Keynes' 50th birthday received a cheer

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in parliament today, after a local MP asked

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the Prime Minister what the future holds for the town.

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Theresa May praised strong local leadership in the area.

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Plans for the new town were approved five decades ago.

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We have been the most successful of the new

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cities, and have one of the

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Will the Prime Minister agree that Milton Keynes has a great future and

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that it will be central in delivering this

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I join my honourable friend in marking Milton

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Keynes' 50th birthday, and also I understand he has secured a

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Westminster Hall debate today on the subject.

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I would like to congratulate him on having done that.

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I think that Milton Keynes is a great example of what you can

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achieve with a clear plan and with strong local leadership.

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Alexis Green has the weather next.

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Very like last night, there will be a widespread frost,

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One or two foggy patches but a good deal of cloud during the course of

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It will turn to freezing in the countryside.

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These are our temperatures in our towns and

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cities, but in the countryside we could see loads of -3 or

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A bitterly cold start to the day tomorrow.

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The wind be slightly mild initially, we'll have a lot of cloud.

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Through the course of the day, the cloud will start to thin

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and break, particularly for southern parts.

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But we will hold onto the cloud cover into the afternoon and

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temperatures in some places will reach just freezing.

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Given the strength of the wind, the air is

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coming in from Europe, and that air is bitterly cold.

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An icy feel to things tomorrow with temperatures

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reaching a high of around two Celsius, but feeling more

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It will thin to allow for another widespread frost first thing

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Friday, patchy rain is a possibility at times, not amounting to much.

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There will be dry interludes as well, and a band of

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more persistent rain might spread into Friday night and stay with us

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through the early hours of Saturday morning.

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As we look ahead to the rest of the week, tomorrow some

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sunny spells for some, but generally a lot of cloud.

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Feeling more like freezing, down to -2 Celsius

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given the wind-chill, and on Friday we will have the potential

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for a wintry shower, and on Saturday

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take a look at the Outlook towards the weekend.

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Good evening. If you think it was cold today, for many it will be

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colder still tomorrow. Cold even when we have the sunshine today.

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This was one of the wonderful weather watcher pictures we had sent

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in from Cornwall. It contrasts with a cloudy and foggy eastern half of

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the country, and a bank of cloud. Still foggy, but it is starting to

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lift. It is being pushed north and west, this bank of cloud. That will

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continue through the night. We will still have some fog sitting on the

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hills. Even with the cloud, it will be a cold night, with temperatures

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away from the far north and west falling to

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