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UK Science Minister to launch First Light Fusion’s maiden ‘Big Gun’ fusion campaign

UK Science Minister to launch First Light Fusion’s Big Gun fusion campaign

At 22 metres long and weighing 25,000 kg, the Big Gun is the UK’s largest 2-stage hypervelocity gas gun able to launch projectiles at 6.5km per second, 20x the speed of sound.
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Canadian General Fusion to build its Fusion Demonstration Plant at Culham Science Centre. Image: Artist’s Impression of the General Fusion building

Canadian General Fusion to build its Fusion Demonstration Plant at Culham

General Fusion will enter into a long-term lease with UKAEA, following the construction of the new facility that will be used to demonstrate it’s proprietary Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) technology.
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Oxfordshire SMEs encouraged to apply for Brexit support funding

Oxfordshire SMEs encouraged to apply for Brexit support funding

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.
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Exscientia acquires personalised medicine AI pioneer Allcyte

Exscientia acquires personalised medicine AI pioneer Allcyte

The combination expands Exscientia’s capabilities by enabling high content evaluation of individual patient biology in primary tumour tissues rather than artificial cell lines or animal models.
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Oxfordshire COVID-19 cases on the rise in young people

Oxfordshire lockdown extension: COVID-19 on the rise in young people

Young people in Oxfordshire are being encouraged to take all precautions not to contract COVID-19, get their vaccination as soon as it is offered and make sure they are regularly getting tested.
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Radcliffe Camera at the University of Oxford

Oxford University to interview 2021 prospective candidates online

The announcement comes amidst concerns about the rising rate of COVID-19 cases in the UK, and ahead of the university’s virtual open day on 30 June and 01 July.
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Growing demand for buildings as firms flock to Witney say property agents

Growing demand for buildings as firms flock to Witney say property agents

There is a growing demand for buildings in Witney from both large and small firms, creating hundreds of jobs, according to commercial property agents VSL & Partners.
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Oxfordshire County Council looks to an electric bus future

Oxfordshire County Council looks to an electric bus future

The council will express an interest in the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme - a new government funding competition to transition to zero emission transport by 2050.
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Free bike rental for travel to and from Milton Park at Didcot Parkway cycle hub

Free bike rental for travel to and from Milton Park at Didcot Parkway cycle hub

The new cycle hub opened in March 2021 which can accommodate circa 600 bikes. The rental bikes are available from the same, secure location and are free for the first 48 hours of use.
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£405k awarded to District Councils for work on three garden community projects. Image: Didcot Garden Town

District Councils awarded £405k for work on garden community projects

The funds, from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, will be used to kick-start new studies and innovations needed in each community.
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Oxfordshire councils regulatory teams win top award for business support during the pandemic

Oxfordshire councils regulatory teams win award for pandemic business support

A combined nomination was made by Oxfordshire’s Regulatory Partners to the Office for Product and Safety Standard (OPSS) Regulatory Excellence Awards 2021.
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Auto Royale Concours d’Elegance cancelled due to lockdown extension

Auto Royale Concours d’Elegance cancelled due to lockdown extension

The organisers felt they could not stage an event that worked for their sponsors, participants and the general public to the degree that they would have wished.
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