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Lothbury’s plans for Oxford’s Clarendon Centre approved by City Council

Opened in 1984 as a shopping centre in central Oxford, the Clarendon Centre is undergoing a change of use to develop an academic and living hub.
Root One Garden Centre in Wallingford unveils plant area extension and new building

Root One Garden Centre unveils plant area extension and new building

Root One Garden Centre in Wallingford has unveiled extensions to its coffee shop and retail areas to improve its customer experience and increase the range of goods stocked at the site.
Bertioli and Bell Hutley collaborate to launch new tableware range

Bertioli and Bell Hutley collaborate to launch new tableware range

The collaboration - a collection of limited edition tableware - has evolved from a shared desire to tell the story of nature’s pollinators and to celebrate their magic.
Oxford bookseller Blackwell’s is acquired by Waterstones. Image: Blackwell’s Art & Poster Store on Oxford’s Broad Street

Oxford bookseller Blackwell’s is acquired by Waterstones

Oxford’s iconic academic and specialist bookseller which started trading 143 years ago was acquired by Waterstones after it scrapped plans to transfer the company’s ownership to its staff.
Blackwell’s is up for sale for the first time in 143 years

Blackwell’s is up for sale for the first time in 143 years

The family-owned academic bookseller has been privately owned for 143 years, and this is the first time the owners have considered selling the business after calling off plans to hand ownership to staff.
The Gym Group opens a second 24/7 training space at Oxford Headington Retail Park.

The Gym Group has opened second 24/7 training space in Oxford

Costing more than £1 million to create, the new gym located next to Aldi and Homebase has opened just in time for those looking to set personal fitness goals for the new year.
Oxford’s Mayor raises a glass to Majestic’s new store in Summertown

Oxford’s Mayor raises a glass to Majestic’s new store in Summertown

The retailer has returned to the site of their old branch, which closed a few years ago, with a dedicated ‘Tasting Counter’ and an expanded ‘Fine Wine’ selection.
Covered Market launches The Un-Covered Market audio tour

Covered Market launches The Un-Covered Market audio tour

The City Council commissioned Oxford-based multi-media artist Charlie Henry to create a participatory installation that embraces the history and communities who use the market.
Majestic Wine in Summertown is set to return to its former Banbury Road location

Majestic Wine in Summertown to return to its former Banbury Road location

The structures on the site - a garage and an office block - were demolished in July 2019 to make way for a £15m mixed-use redevelopment, including a 180-bedroom easyHotel.
Warburtons to invest in new distribution facility in Banbury

Warburtons to invest in new distribution facility in Banbury

The £56 million investment will see the development of three new distribution depots in Widnes, Bognor Regis and Banbury, and two new bakery plants in Stockton and Burnley.