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Three cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant found in Oxfordshire
Wellbeing

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.
E-scooter trial in Oxford extended to March 2022
Transport

Voi E-scooter trial in Oxford extended to March 2022

Residents and visitors to Oxford can continue to hire e-scooters as the trial has been formally extended by four months from its original end date of 30 November 2021 to 31 March 2022.
Prospect Pubs & Bars to open fifth site, The Joiners Arms in Bloxham. Left to right: Dan Shotton and Mark Draper
Food & Drink

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
Wellbeing

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
Wellbeing

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.
The bus network changes to expect across Oxfordshire in the New Year
Transport

The bus network changes to expect across Oxfordshire in the New Year

This follows a detailed review of the Oxfordshire bus network by Oxfordshire County Council with the major operators, including Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel.
Roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in county’s car parks
Transport

Roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in county’s car parks

Following the installation of the first park and charge EV hub at Bicester’s Cattle Market car park in May, the locations of the remaining 19 sites have been announced.
New Christmas Carol by John Rutter for Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising volunteers
Culture

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.
Owen Mumford investing £14m in new state-of-the-art facility in Witney
Technology

Owen Mumford investing £14m in new state-of-the-art facility in Witney

The new building is commissioned to align with the company’s strong sustainability agenda, and is designed in accordance with the latest environmental standards to obtain BREEAM certification.
Cornbury Music Festival 2022 line-up announced
Culture

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.