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Substantial donation will see new Sue Ryder night service in South Oxfordshire
Community

Substantial donation will see new Sue Ryder night service in South Oxfordshire

The donation from Henley-based Anthony (Tony) Lane Foundation will allow the charity to recruit new members into the team to work through the night from 10.00pm to 7.00am
Oxford shed enthusiast’s Wendy House shortlisted for national award
Home & Garden

Oxford shed enthusiast’s Wendy House shortlisted for national award

The Cariad Wendy House was a lockdown and maternity leave project for Rebecca Cariad, and it is now used as a play space for her children.
New business fund set to launch to support ambitious Cherwell-based businesses. Image:The Eco Business Centre, in North West Bicester
Business Services

New business fund set to launch to support ambitious Cherwell-based businesses

The new scheme – the Cherwell Business Adaptation Fund - will be delivered by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Business team on behalf of the council.
The Didcot Powerhouse Fund announces grant recipients for 2022. Recipients include Didcot Railway Centre
Community

The Didcot Powerhouse Fund announces grant recipients for 2022

In its first year of grant giving, the fund has made grants totalling £95,508 to 17 organisations with amounts ranging from £400 to £13,000.
The Building Beauty Awards has announced two new judges and an exciting new international prize at the World Architecture Festival
Real Estate

The Building Beauty Awards announces new judges and international prize

Rory Sutherland and Theo Fennell as the latest judges to join the award scheme’s already prestigious panel of forward-thinkers.
Oxfordshire buildings wanted for the Building Beauty Awards 2022
Real Estate

Oxfordshire buildings wanted for the Building Beauty Awards 2022

Now is the perfect time to submit an entry on behalf of your favourite regional building for the recently launched Building Beauty Awards.
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists award £480,000 to nine UK-based scientists.
Education

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists award £480,000 to nine UK-based scientists

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences have announced the recipients of the 2022 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK.
Bhoomi Kitchen joins list of Michelin Guide restaurants in Oxford
Food & Drink

Bhoomi Kitchen joins list of Michelin Guide restaurants in Oxford

Sister to the original Bhoomi Kitchen in Cheltenham, this modern family-run restaurant becomes the only Indian restaurant in the city on the Michelin Guide list.
Gees Restaurant & Bar in North Oxford wins AA Rosette for 11th consecutive year
Food & Drink

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”.
Call for entries for 2022 Mogford Prize for Food & Drink Writing
Culture

Call for entries for 2022 Mogford Prize for Food & Drink Writing

Open to writers of any nationality aged 18+, entries for the annual short story competition will be accepted until 12 January 2022 via the Mogford Prize website.