Three cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant found in Oxfordshire

Three cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant found in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is set to become the focus of targeted COVID-19 testing activity following the identification of three cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
Deck the Walls exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery / Exhibitions and art fairs to visit in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this December

Exhibitions and art fairs in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this month

From the Oxford Christmas Arts Market to Anish Kapoor’s visceral paintings, here’s our pick of the exhibitions, art fairs, markets and such to visit in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this December.
Prospect Pubs & Bars to open fifth site, The Joiners Arms in Bloxham. Left to right: Dan Shotton and Mark Draper

Prospect Pubs & Bars to open fifth site, The Joiners Arms in Bloxham

The new owners are currently undertaking a major refurbishment and extension program on the property, sympathetically restoring it back to its former glory whilst adding to the dining and outdoor areas.
Council urges residents to do what they can to protect Christmas from COVID

Council urges residents to do what they can to protect Christmas from COVID

People in Oxfordshire are being encouraged to do all they can to take precautions to reach the Christmas period free of COVID by abiding by new government restrictions in response to the Omicron variant.
Mandatory mask-wearing in Oxfordshire shops and public transport from Tuesday

Mandatory mask-wearing in Oxfordshire shops and public transport from Tuesday

The government is aiming to help contain the spread of this variant by tightening up the rules on face-covering in shops and on public transport.
New Christmas Carol by John Rutter for Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising volunteers

New Christmas Carol by John Rutter for Macmillan Carols 25th anniversary

The internationally acclaimed composer, has written a new Christmas carol in recognition of 25 years of fundraising by volunteers for Macmillan Cancer Support in Oxfordshire.
Cornbury Music Festival 2022 line-up announced

Cornbury Music Festival 2022 line-up announced

After a long sad two year sabbatical, Cornbury Music Festival is set to return in July 2022 with a classic Cornbury line-up of old friends who simply do what they do brilliantly.
South Parade organisations join forces to present Art Late Summertown

South Parade organisations to present Art Late Summertown

Explore late-opening exhibitions at The North Wall and Sarah Wiseman Gallery and enjoy 20% off the Prix Fixe menu at Pompette restaurant and wine bar.
Gees Restaurant & Bar in North Oxford wins AA Rosette for 11th consecutive year

Gees Restaurant & Bar wins AA Rosette for 11th consecutive year

The restaurant was praised by inspectors for “continuing to delight townies and gownies on the northern edge of the city centre” and its “very satisfying Mediterranean-influenced modern brasserie cooking”.
Oxford’s Kiss Bar is set to reopen this November

Oxford’s Kiss Bar is set to reopen this November

Kiss Bar is set to reopen on Friday, 26 November, to be precise. It had announced earlier in the year that it was temporarily closing due to COVID-19.