Jan 30 2020

Stagecoach Unveils People-Powered New Look Buses as it Marks 40 Years of Connecting Communities

Stagecoach introduces permanent new-look bus design, shaped by customer research calling for a more simplified and modern service 37% of people in Britain would use buses more if they were easier to use, according to new Stagecoach research Fresh design follows multi-million-pound investment in greener buses, smart technology, customer service and better journeys Celebratory one-of-a-kind…

Jan 30 2020

Early Shoots of Spring Herald Exciting Floral Year for Banbury

Banbury has been revealed as a finalist for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom Competition 2020. Experts from the RHS will visit the town in early August, inspecting the horticultural, community and environmental efforts on display. Banbury’s entry will be led by Cherwell District Council’s landscape and cleansing teams, in partnership with Banbury Town…

Jan 29 2020

Performance Gym and 200m Swimming Lake Coming Soon to Bicester Hotel and Spa

This April, Bicester Hotel and Spa will bring a high-end, sports performance gym to Oxfordshire. As well as a Performance Gym there will also be a 200m Swimming Lake, outdoor Grass Running Circuit and Assault Course. The Performance Gym will be equipped with premium Matrix equipment appealing to training enthusiasts, amateur sports people, professional athletes…

Jan 28 2020

Oxford Bus Company’s PickMeUp Breaks 250,000 Journeys Mark

More than 250,000 journeys have been made on PickMeUp, the Oxford Bus Company’s ground-breaking on-demand ride-sharing service since it launched. The landmark was broken this month in the eastern arc of Oxford. More than 30,000 registered users have signed up to the app and completed the journeys since the service was launched in June 2018….

Jan 24 2020

The Worldwide Smash Hit Musical MAMMA MIA! Will Return to Oxford From Tuesday 8th December 2020 as part of the MAMMA MIA! UK & International Tour

The sensational feel‐good musical MAMMA MIA! will return to the New Theatre Oxford for a four-week run from 8th December 2020 – 2nd January 2021 as part of a UK & International Tour celebrating 20 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999.   “A thoroughly enjoyable evening of fun” – Plays To…

Jan 22 2020

Experience Oxfordshire Announce Venues Rebrand to Attract More Business Visits and Events to Oxfordshire

The official venue finding service at Experience Oxfordshire, formerly known as Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing, has rebranded as Experience Oxfordshire Venues.   The new name acknowledges the increased remit of the service, as part of Experience Oxfordshire’s ambition to promote the region to business and events visitors as well as the traditional conferencing market. Modern business…

Jan 22 2020

£9m Project to Save Finest View in England

A massive civil engineering project to help save the ‘finest view in England’ is set to get under way at Blenheim Palace later this year.   The multi-million pound project will see more than 300,000 cubic metres of silt – enough to fill Wembley Stadium – removed from the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site’s iconic…

Jan 21 2020

The Oxford Artisan Distillery Appoints Full Time Chairman

The Oxford Artisan Distillery is pleased to announce the appointment of a full-time chairman, Dave Smith.   With a clear focus on whisk(e)y production and brand growth, the distillery has appointed a new full-time Chair to navigate the distillery through the coming years and to strengthen the executive team. Dave Smith joins the distillery’s board…

Jan 20 2020

Thousands of Items Left on Oxford Bus Company Services Per Year

The Oxford Bus Company have revealed the unusual items which were lost by passengers last year. Among the thousands of items left on buses and coaches in 2019 were a Zimbabwe ten billion dollar note, a toilet roll with Donald Trump’s face on it, a Civil Enforcement Officer’s hat, a breast pump and a giant…

Jan 17 2020

2020 Events at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Start 2020 as you mean to go on and join Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons this year for some truly fabulous events you will not want to miss!   A new year means new opportunities, and what better way to celebrate the dawn of a new decade, than to escape to the stunning, Oxfordshire retreat…

Jan 14 2020

Oxfordshire Artweeks Prepares for a Bright Spring Festival this May (2nd-25th May 2020)

Oxfordshire Artweeks is the UK’s oldest and biggest open studios and pop-up exhibition event, and the 38th festival, in the planning for spring 2020, promises to be brighter and bolder than ever before. Artists, potters, photographers, silversmiths, furniture-makers and more throw open doors across the county to welcome visitors, for free, into over 500 pop-up…

Jan 08 2020

Oxford Bus Company Commemorate X90 on Emotional Last Day of Service

Oxford Bus Company celebrated its proud history of transporting passengers between Oxford and London, on the last day of the X90 service on Saturday 4 January 2020.   Colleagues past and present and members of the public embarked on free vintage rides between Gloucester Green and Thornhill Park and Ride on vehicles from yesteryear. The…

Jan 08 2020

Prescribe Yourself a Dose of Winter Wellness at Blenheim Palace

Discover the beauty and tranquillity of a perfect winter’s day out with a visit to Blenheim Palace.   Open every day throughout the winter season, the 2,000 acre ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped Parkland offers visitors tranquil space, winter walks, wellness activities and wildlife watching.   Fitness & Wellbeing   Challenge yourself in 2020 with the Blenheim…

Jan 07 2020

A Fresh Canvas this January

As 2020 dawns, January heralds in the first exhibitions of a year of great art here in Oxfordshire. Here are five suggestions to kick start your county-wide explorations of colour, craft, talent and inspiration: it’s a great start. In Oxford city, from 18th, Summertown’s Sarah Wiseman Gallery presents Hidden Histories by Mychael Barratt, an exploration…

Jan 07 2020

Oxford Tube Launches New Timetable and Express Service

New timetable and express services started this morning  12 express journeys to Baker Street Monday to Friday, between Oxford and London in both directions Significant increase in number of journeys – an extra 13,446 seats each week Up to every 8-minute frequency on Saturdays leaving Oxford Stagecoach, who operates the Oxford Tube, confirmed fares will…