Sep 27 2019

Chiltern Railways Wins the Sustainable Development Award at the National Rail Awards

Chiltern Railways has won the Sustainable Development Award at the National Rail Awards. The award recognises the work the train operator has undertaken to the long-term sustainability of the railway industry. During the last 12 months, Chiltern Railways has taken its commitment to both local communities and wider environmental issues to a new level with several large-scale initiatives. This includes the development of the UK’s first-ever clean air zone at a railway station and an…

Sep 27 2019

Baby Rhino Birth Caught on Camera at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Stella (pictured left with mum Ruby) is the newest addition to the Rhino family at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. She is Monty and Ruby’s first female calf. The newborn is healthy and nursing well from Ruby who is proving, once again, to be an exceptional mother. Monty and Ruby are both fifteen years old….

Sep 25 2019

Stagecoach Customers Make 50 Million Contactless Journeys By Bus

Contactless now accounts for around a third of bus revenue outside London Transactions up 15% year-on-year as passengers respond to more convenient travel Tap and go payment technology on Stagecoach fleet of 7,000 regional buses Popularity of system sees switch from cash to contactless growing at 1% a month Plans underway to offer capped daily…

Sep 24 2019

Thames Travel Connector Services Carries 1.5M Passengers Per Year

More than 1.5M passengers took journeys on Thames Travel’s Connector services in the last year, new figures have revealed. The data for the company’s most recent financial year revealed nearly 200,000 more passenger journeys were taken compared to the previous 12 months. The 13% increase in passenger journeys follows a year of strategic investment and…

Sep 19 2019

Sri Lankan Street Food Restaurant the Coconut Tree Launches Brand New ‘Cocotail’ Menu

Pioneering Sri Lankan street food restaurant group The Coconut Tree has launched a new range of low-alcohol, low-sugar and sharing cocktails, and an updated range of their sweet and fiery cocktails (nicknamed ‘Cocotails’).   From the 19th September, the Sri Lankan street food restaurant group will be rolling out the new menu across their five…

Sep 17 2019

Spring Awakening at Oxford Playhouse

Oxford University students bring eight-time Tony and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Spring Awakening to life from 6 to 9 November at Oxford Playhouse. Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s provocative reimagining of Frank Wedekind’s play combines an alt-rock score with a narrative fueled by sexuality, morality and rebellion.   It is Germany, 1891. After becoming an…

Sep 17 2019

The Lovely Bones at Oxford Playhouse

Following a hugely successful tour in 2018, the acclaimed stage adaptation of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones comes to Oxford Playhouse from 11 to 16 November.   Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There’s…

Sep 16 2019

Oxford University Museums Win Collections Trust Award 2019 for Project Working with Forced Migrants

An award-winning project at the History of Science Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum has received further recognition for its work creating volunteering opportunities for forced migrants. Multaka-Oxford was named winner of the 2019 Collections Trust Award at a ceremony on Thursday 12 September. The annual award recognises the often unsung achievements of those who manage…

Sep 16 2019

Ghostfest is Back for its 10th Year at Oxford Castle & Prison

This October, Oxford Castle & Prison will host its popular Halloween Festival for its 10th year! From 25th October – 2nd November, the ancient castle site will embrace its bloody past with a series of spine-chillingly spooky events!   Oxford Castle’s history is filled with murder, battles and executions so it’s no wonder that many…

Sep 16 2019

Kiki Smith: I am a Wanderer at Modern Art Oxford

28 September 2019 – 19 January 2020. Oxford, UK: The German-born American Kiki Smith (b. 1954) is a pioneer of contemporary printmaking and sculpture who has created a materially experimental and multifaceted body of work that explores the political and social aspects of human nature. I am a Wanderer is her first solo UK institutional show in…

Sep 16 2019

Oxford Bus Company Introduces Innovative Cloud Based Technology to Modernise Lost Property System

 Oxford Bus Company has become the first bus operator in the UK to use new technology to make it easier for passengers to be reunited with their lost belongings.   It has partnered with NotLost, an innovative lost property software supplier. The NotLost platform combines various features including image recognition and powerful search functionality with…

Sep 16 2019

Stick Man at Oxford Playhouse

Stick Man is leaving his family tree and heading back out on tour this autumn! Based on the book by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler, Stick Man comes to Oxford Playhouse this October half term!   ‘Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three…’…

Sep 16 2019

Barber Shop Chronicles at Oxford Playhouse

Inua Ellams’ hugely acclaimed play Barber Shop Chronicles comes to Oxford Playhouse from Wednesday 9 to Saturday 12 October as part of a UK tour.   Newsroom, political platform, local hot-spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium – for generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where…

Sep 13 2019

Oxford Bus Company ‘Brand the Bus’ Competition Hots Up

More than 1,800 votes have been cast for entries to the Oxford Bus Company’s unique ‘Brand the Bus’ competition. The competition offers people the chance to nominate their favourite good cause to be branded on a double-decker bus. Since launching the competition for the second year in a row 16 entries have been made by…

Sep 13 2019

Blenheim’s Economic Impact Passes £100m Milestone

A newly-released report undertaken by Oxford Brookes Business School on behalf of Blenheim has revealed that Blenheim is contributing more than £100m annually to the economy.   The figure is a major milestone for the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site and represents a 15% increase compared to the previous year.   According to the report…

Sep 12 2019

Win a Sri Lankan Sharing Feast for Four at The Coconut Tree

Sep 10 2019

Our Guide to Oxford Open Doors

Sep 10 2019

Downton Abbey: Oxfordshire Filming Locations