The Star Inn in Sparsholt to re-open after extensive refurbishment programme

Food & Drink

The Star Inn in Sparsholt to reopen after extensive refurbishment programme

The historic Star Inn in Sparsholt will reopen on Wednesday 15 June after an extensive programme of refurbishment carried out by the team behind Newbury’s Michelin-starred restaurant, The Woodspeen.
Hospitality mogul Alastair Storey purchases award-winning The Star Inn in Sparsholt

Food & Drink

Hospitality mogul Alastair Storey purchases award-winning The Star Inn in Sparsholt

The 80-cover pub, with a detached converted barn providing eight letting bedrooms, was extensively renovated and refurbished when it was bought by Ian and Caron Williams nine years ago.
Oxfordshire based Williams Racing commits to becoming climate positive by 2030. Image: CEO Jost Capito with colleagues

Environment

Williams Racing commits to becoming climate positive by 2030

Building on progress in the global motorsport industry in recent years, Williams Racing goes further than any other race team in committing to becoming climate positive by 2030.
Council leaders issue statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October

Housing

Council leaders issue statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October

Leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, Councillors Sue Cooper and Emily Smith, have issued a joint statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October.
Freedom day as almost all lockdown restrictions are lifted in Oxfordshire

Community

Freedom day as almost all lockdown restrictions are lifted in Oxfordshire

Almost all restrictions on social contact end in Oxfordshire as the country moves into the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions in the so called ‘Freedom Day’.
Williams Advanced Engineering to collaborate with Nyobolt on next-gen batteries

Technology

Williams Advanced Engineering and Nyobolt collaborate on next-gen batteries

The engineering and systems integration partnership is designed to support and advance a new class of niobium-powered lithium-ion battery technology.
Gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband coming to Oxfordshire

Infrastructure

Gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband coming to Oxfordshire

Residents are set to benefit from faster internet with a significant number of Oxfordshire towns being confirmed for an upgrade to gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband.
Young adults account for half of all new COVID-19 cases in Oxfordshire

Community

Young adults account for half of all new COVID-19 cases in Oxfordshire

Those aged between 18 and 29 are being encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible and continue with twice-weekly testing as cases in the county continue to rise.
District councils make their revised management structure permanent

Government

District councils make their revised management structure permanent

The decision formalises the structure that has been operating successfully at the councils for many months, and it demonstrates a strong commitment to working in partnership with others.
The Beacon in Wantage to open again to the public

Community

The Beacon in Wantage to open again to the public

Vale of White Horse DC plans to open the arts and community centre to the public again from 06 September following the news that it will no longer be needed as a symptom-free testing site.