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Historic Lamb & Flag pub in Oxford is saved from permanent closure

Historic Lamb & Flag pub in Oxford is saved from permanent closure

The 408-year-old pub is being taken over by a local Community Interest Company formed by hundreds of local scientists, entrepreneurs, writers, artists and business owners.
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Local church community projects across the Thames Valley awarded £160k

Local church community projects across the Thames Valley awarded £160k

The Diocese of Oxford has awarded £160k to support eight community and church projects in Berkshire, Buckingham and Oxfordshire through its Development Fund grant scheme.
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Cliveden Literary Festival announces 2021 programme

Cliveden Literary Festival announces 2021 programme

The festival is returning for a fourth year on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October, with a programme featuring an array of world-renowned writers, thinkers and opinion-makers.
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Marta Bastianelli wins first stage of AJ Bell Women’s Tour in Banbury

Marta Bastianelli wins first stage of AJ Bell Women’s Tour in Banbury

Bastianelli managed to pass Chloe Hosking and Clara Copponi in sight of the line to take the win and the race’s first leader’s jersey of 2021.
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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.
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Crêpeaffaire is coming to Summertown

Crêpeaffaire is coming to Summertown. Flipping awesome!

The unique and independent quality food and lifestyle brand, Crêpeaffaire serves freshly baked sweet & savoury crêpes, plus fairtrade organic artisan coffee and ice cream shake.
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Cllr Sue Cooper to stand down as South Oxfordshire District Council Leader

Cllr Sue Cooper to stand down as South Oxfordshire District Council Leader

Councillor Cooper has been a district councillor in South Oxfordshire for over 23 years and has been the Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council since May 2019.
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AJ Bell Women’s Tour cycling race is coming to Oxfordshire on Monday

AJ Bell Women’s Tour cycling race is coming to Oxfordshire on Monday

Around 100 pro-cyclists – accompanied by support vehicles – will race from Bicester, continuing through Oxford and Abingdon, to the finish in Banbury.
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Free exhibition at Ashmolean to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. Image: Detail from Dante and Beatrice in the Earthly Paradise, Monika Beisner, 2002 © the artist

Free exhibition to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death

To celebrate the 700th anniversary of his death in 1321, the Ashmolean is presenting a free exhibition Dante: The Invention of Celebrity, in Gallery 8 is open until 09 January 2022.
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Afghan Resettlement: Amazon wishlist set up for specific donations

Afghan Resettlement: Amazon wishlist set up for specific donations

An Afghan Resettlement Amazon wishlist for specific donations has been set up by Asylum Welcome, which supports refugees and asylum seekers in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
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National Space Strategy launches from Harwell Space Cluster. Image: Science Minister George Freeman visiting the NSTF.

National Space Strategy launches from Harwell Space Cluster

The strategy sets the government’s priorities for this high-growth sector, with a vision to unlock the UK’s space industry, boost private investment, and capitalise on unique UK strengths.
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Homeless Oxfordshire receives social investment for portfolio of accommodation

Homeless Oxfordshire receives social investment for accommodation portfolio

The investment - from SASC’s Social and Sustainable Housing fund (SASH) - will help increase and improve the quality of accommodation it provides for rough sleepers in Banbury and Oxford.
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