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Help shape central Abingdon
Real Estate

Help shape how central Abingdon could be revitalised

Vale of White Horse District Council looking to identify parts of the market town that have seen better days and consider how they could have brighter futures.
New Park Fair launching in August promises to revive the classic country fair event
Culture

New Park Fair launching in August promises to revive the classic country fair event

The new country fair at Great Tew Estate in August will bring together forward-thinking independent artisans, cherished fashion and lifestyle brands, and quintessential family entertainment.
Oxford’s Metro Bank to celebrate Spring Fling with live music at its Queen Street store
Business Services

Oxford’s Metro Bank to celebrate Spring Fling with live music at its Queen Street store

Live music will be provided by The Indie Rollers, an acoustic duo specialising in pop, Irish songs, rock and soul, and Metro Man - the Bank’s mascot - will also make an appearance.
Clarendon Centre Oxford - Cornmarket Entrance
Retail & Leisure

Lothbury’s plans for Oxford’s Clarendon Centre approved by City Council

Opened in 1984 as a shopping centre in central Oxford, the Clarendon Centre is undergoing a change of use to develop an academic and living hub.
Root One Garden Centre in Wallingford unveils plant area extension and new building
Retail & Leisure

Root One Garden Centre unveils plant area extension and new building

Root One Garden Centre in Wallingford has unveiled extensions to its coffee shop and retail areas to improve its customer experience and increase the range of goods stocked at the site.
Bertioli and Bell Hutley collaborate to launch new tableware range
Retail & Leisure

Bertioli and Bell Hutley collaborate to launch new tableware range

The collaboration - a collection of limited edition tableware - has evolved from a shared desire to tell the story of nature’s pollinators and to celebrate their magic.
Oxford bookseller Blackwell’s is acquired by Waterstones. Image: Blackwell’s Art & Poster Store on Oxford’s Broad Street
Retail & Leisure

Oxford bookseller Blackwell’s is acquired by Waterstones

Oxford’s iconic academic and specialist bookseller which started trading 143 years ago was acquired by Waterstones after it scrapped plans to transfer the company’s ownership to its staff.
Blackwell’s is up for sale for the first time in 143 years
Retail & Leisure

Blackwell’s is up for sale for the first time in 143 years

The family-owned academic bookseller has been privately owned for 143 years, and this is the first time the owners have considered selling the business after calling off plans to hand ownership to staff.
The Gym Group opens a second 24/7 training space at Oxford Headington Retail Park.
Retail & Leisure

The Gym Group has opened second 24/7 training space in Oxford

Costing more than £1 million to create, the new gym located next to Aldi and Homebase has opened just in time for those looking to set personal fitness goals for the new year.
Oxford’s Mayor raises a glass to Majestic’s new store in Summertown
Retail & Leisure

Oxford’s Mayor raises a glass to Majestic’s new store in Summertown

The retailer has returned to the site of their old branch, which closed a few years ago, with a dedicated ‘Tasting Counter’ and an expanded ‘Fine Wine’ selection.