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£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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

First Ever Superheroes Week Comes to Fairytale Farm this February Half-Term

Fairytale Farm’s first ever Superheroes Week has just been announced. With superhero-themed activities running all day right through the February half-term (15th to 23rd February 2020), it will get 2020 off to a flying start. Fairytale Farm owner, Nick Laister, says: “Those fairytale baddies had better watch out as Fairytale Farm is taken over by…

Special Offer For Oxford Residents at Oxford Castle & Prison in January

Oxford Castle & Prison are running a discount in January for OX residents.   Throughout January 2020, those with an OX postcode will receive 40% discount on admission to Oxford Castle & Prison when visiting at the weekends (Saturday and Sunday).   Chris Abbott, General Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison said: “We are really…

New Timetable Launches for Oxford and the North Cotswolds with Changes to 75% of All Trains

The new December weekday train timetable for Oxford and the North Cotswold has launched yesterday, Monday 16 December, providing faster journey times, more seats and more frequent services to key locations. Users are being warned to check before travelling to avoid being caught out.    Regular users have been asked to check their new journey…

Blenheim Palace Wins Double Gold at Tourism South East Awards

Blenheim Palace had double reason to celebrate at this year’s Beautiful South Awards For Excellence.   The Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site won Gold in the International Tourism Award and picked up the top prize as Wedding Venue of the Year.   The ceremony took place at The Grand Brighton and was hosted by travel…

Oxford Castle & Prison Win Silver at Prestigious Tourism Awards

Oxford Castle & Prison have won Silver for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at the prestigious Beautiful South Awards.   The Beautiful South Awards, organised by Tourism South East recognises achievements for businesses and professionals in the tourism industry over the last 18 months.   Oxford Castle & Prison were awarded Silver for Small…

Graduate Hotels Announces Second Location in the UK

AJ Capital Partners Acquires the Macdonald Randolph Hotel with Plans to Debut Graduate Oxford, England as Part of the Graduate Hotels® Collection. Oxford, England – Graduate Hotels, owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, announced today that it has acquired the Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford, England. This marks the second Graduate Hotels property to…

Bicester’s Eco Business Centre Scoops Award for Planning Innovation

Bicester’s newest office and coworking space has been commended by industry experts for planning excellence. The Eco Business Centre, in North West Bicester, was developed by Cherwell District Council and is an exemplar in sustainability. It is zero carbon and is the first non-residential Passivhaus Plus building in the UK, a rigorous standard for energy…

Oxford Bus Company ‘Brand the Bus’ Competition Attracted Thousands of Votes

The public vote for the Oxford Bus Company’s award-winning ‘Brand the Bus’ competition has now closed, and ten good causes have been nominated for the grand finale. Some 6,130 unique online votes were cast for 32 entries made by charities and good causes to be branded on a bus. The top ten good causes nominated…

Leading Children’s Authors and Illustrators Champion Magical Museum of Stories

The Story Museum – Opening Saturday 4 April 2020 ● Favourite stories will be collected, shared and brought to life in Oxford museum, opening following a £6m capital development project ● Featuring immersive galleries inspired by books, oral storytelling, games and films for visitors of all ages ● Supported by leading children’s authors and illustrators…

Birmingham Airport Picks Up Two Awards for Best UK Airport

Birmingham Airport has been crowned UK Best Airport two nights running by its customers and airlines.   Last night (Thursday), Birmingham received the Airport Operators Association (AOA) UK Best Large Airport award, which is voted by airlines. This was the second consecutive year the accolade was given to Birmingham in the category which recognises excellence…

Happy 70th Birthday Raymond Blanc, OBE

The celebrations continue at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Happy 70th Birthday Raymond Blanc, OBE   Throughout this year of celebrations marking the 35th anniversary of Belmond Le Manoir, there has been a fantastic selection of events hosted by Raymond Blanc.  A summer garden party on Bastille Day,  an intimate French-themed dinner and a prestigious…

Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons Celebrates Receiving Top Accolade From Times & Sunday Times Readers

For the seventh year running, Raymond Blanc OBE and his team at the two Michelin-starred hotel and restaurant, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, in Oxfordshire have won Best UK Hotel in the Times & Sunday Times Reader Awards. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Belmond Le Manoir is continuing to surprise and delight guests by…

Oxford Tube Announces New Timetable and Express Service

Introduction of 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 remain unchanged   The Oxford Tube…

Oxford Bus Company Issues Final Call to Enter ‘Brand The Bus’ Competition

Good causes are into the final week to enter the Oxford Bus Company ‘Brand the Bus’ competition, to be in with a chance to appear on a double-decker. The competition offers local good causes and charities the opportunity to have an Oxford Bus Company bus emblazoned with its branding. People can vote for their favourite…

Museum Late Night Diversity

Join us at the Pitt Rivers Museum this Friday for the national launch of LGBT+ History Month 2019 and enjoy a pride-filled evening in the Museum with tours, poetry, talks, stalls, activities and much more! The LGBT+ History Month launch event will take place with a series of talks from speakers including Maisie Barker (Schools…