Most of Oxfordshire will have fast broadband by late next year

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5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Oxfordshire with superfast broadband is on track to be completed by the end of next year, say county council bosses.

Service sector firms have helped boost Oxfordshire recovery

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2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW report highlights Oxfordshire as a recovery success story.

‘We’ll pull out all stops to let people know about us,’ says new Diamond Light Source chairman

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2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE new chairman of the Diamond Light Source particle accelerator research facility has vowed to press the case for funding for the facility in the run-up to next year’s general election.

Space hub Harwell boldly goes on a jobs bonanza

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2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE small step in Harwell is a giant leap for Oxfordshire’s space industry, with the promise of tens of thousands of new jobs.

Mother and daughter open a female-only fitness studio

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2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MOTHER and daughter have teamed up to launch a new female-only fitness studio in Witney.

Brewery stocks pubs with defibrillators

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12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BREWERY is looking at where best to equip its Oxfordshire pubs with life-saving machines.

Yours to takeaway... all the contents from ‘Posh’ Oxford chippy

Banbury Cake:

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

BIDDERS are taking away more than just fish and chips from a Jericho eaterie.

Villagers plan a co-operative to buy their pub

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7:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

VIILAGERS are trying to start a co-operative to save a pub in West Hanney, near Wantage.

New Wallingford distribution centre ‘should lead to 75 jobs’

Banbury Cake: Lynda Atkins

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW distribution centre working for national supermarket chains including Tesco and Sainsbury’s could bring 75 jobs to Wallingford.

Village in superfast broadband milestone for Oxfordshire

Banbury Cake: Nick Carter,  cabinet member for business and customers

7:02pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip Oxfordshire with superfast broadband will reach its 10,000th property today.

Grove's Post Office to shut during revamp

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6:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

GROVE Post Office will be closed for refurbishment from Friday, September 19, to Monday, September 29.

City boss seeks to bring an end to market rental fights

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6:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

LENGTHY disputes over the rents in Oxford’s Covered Market could be consigned to history if a senior Oxford City Council officer has his way.

College in deal with British Gas over trainees

Banbury Cake: GOOD Andrew Smith, Oxford East MP

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

BRITISH Gas Oxford will recruit 10 apprentices in a new deal with Abingdon and Witney College.

Exam students’ pop-up apprenticeship shop

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10:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

STUDENTS opening GCSE results today can tap into free careers information at Oxford’s Westgate Centre.

It’s the coolest, chicest job in town for Alpine Guru Oli

Banbury Cake:

10:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SKI ace Oli Corkhill was just 16 when he became an instructor at one of Europe’s most exclusive resorts.

£400k tankers deal expands firm’s worldwide presence

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10:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A WEST Oxfordshire firm has landed a £400,000 deal to supply aircraft refuelling tankers to Burma.

Banking on success for bridal business

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10:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NOT being able to find a dress for her wedding prompted Madelaine Orlando to open a bridal boutique of her own.

Oxfordshire celebrates a bumper summer for music festivals

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5:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Helen Wright looks at how Oxfordshire’s music festivals keep the punters coming in and remain viable in the face of growing competition

'I could not be happier with the end result'

Banbury Cake:

11:55am Thursday 21st August 2014

Anna Halloran gives the final segment of her home renovation blog, as her derelict Marston house transforms into her dream home after eight weeks and a tight budget

Hotel harnesses water power

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10:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HOTEL took a step towards a hydro-powered future when work started on installing an Archimedes Screw this week.

Charity shop gets new look after 25 years

Banbury Cake:

5:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CHARITY shop in Wallingford reopened on Monday after being refurbished for the first time since opening 25 years ago.

Horse trial entrants can use eco-friendly bedding for mounts

Banbury Cake:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ECO-friendly bedding will be on offer in the stables of this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Plans for 400 homes, offices and shops on Didcot A site

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6:30am Tuesday 19th August 2014

PLANS have been revealed to build up to 400 homes, offices and shops on the former Didcot A Power Station, weeks after the cooling towers were demolished.

Builders at last see light at the end of recession tunnel

Banbury Cake:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AFTER banging their heads against a brick wall, Oxfordshire’s builders can see light at the end of the tunnel.

Salut! Friends cause a stir with their French cocktail van

Banbury Cake:

2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THREE friends are hoping to cause a stir at county events after opening a cocktail bar in a vintage van.

Opening up the world of robotics

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2:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A £15.6m centre in Culham, for training engineers to use robotic arms, has lodged plans for a 3,000sqm facility.

Barber Gareth's top of the locks

Banbury Cake:

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

AFTER 27 years trimming locks Gareth Clarke’s cutting-edge talents have won national recognition.

Troubled housing association appoints new chief executive

Banbury Cake:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TROUBLED housing association has appointed a new chief executive.

Children’s music makes lots of notes

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10:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

PARENTS and children have celebrated five years of musical playtime in Oxfordshire.

Publicans in call for more late nightspots as revellers desert town for Oxford

Banbury Cake:

12:00pm Saturday 9th August 2014

WITNEY needs more late nightspots, pub landlords said, after its only nightclub was replaced by a cafe bar.

Sky is no limit as company expansion creates 100 jobs

Banbury Cake:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Innovative firm that began with three staff is on the up

New research centre will offer unrivalled facilities

Banbury Cake: Harwell Science and Innovation Campus

2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

A NEW centre for the research of materials is to be built at the Harwell science campus.

Smelling the coffee as small firms hire staff at faster rate

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2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

SMALL firms across the county are hiring new staff at their fastest rate for 25 years, according to a survey.

Business world is offered a one-night licence to thrills

Banbury Cake:

2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

FROM Wantage with Love – business leaders have been invited to a James Bond-style private party and casino.

Covered Market traders and council disagree on who should settle rent dispute

Banbury Cake: Covered Market traders are currently embroiled in a battle with Oxford City Council over proposed rent rises

9:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

A ROW over rents at the Covered Market is set to rumble on as the two parties struggle to agree on an arbitrator.

Schoolchildren enjoy Fabulous day at the bakery

Banbury Cake:

12:30pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

CHILDREN at a Witney school learned how cakes are made at a bakery in the town.

Witney Trade Fair returns after nine-year gap

Banbury Cake:

9:30am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A MAJOR business event that used to attract tens of thousands of people to Witney is to make a comeback next month.

Oxford company behind laboratory on comet probe 250 million miles away

Banbury Cake:

8:27am Wednesday 6th August 2014

A mini-laboratory designed and built by Harwell-based RAL Space and The Open University is due to reach an icy comet today.

Grundon plans to make a clean sweep of waste

Banbury Cake: Residents of Wigan borough have been praised for their recycling efforts.

6:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S recycling rates could improve with a new processing plant in a landfill site at Ewelme, near Wallingford.

Palace caterer bought

Banbury Cake: Blenheim Palace as it is now

8:30am Tuesday 5th August 2014

The catering firm that runs the restaurant at Blenheim Palace has been bought by another company.

Traders cast their spells on market

Banbury Cake:

10:30am Monday 4th August 2014

FOR discerning shoppers there can be all sorts that floats their boat.

Plans for hosts of wild flowers remain on hold

Banbury Cake:

10:39am Monday 4th August 2014

Part four of Anna Halloran’s home renovation blog about the derelict house in Marston she is transforming into her dream home (with only £30,000 to spend and six weeks to do it in)

Gateway transport plans are criticised

Banbury Cake:

10:00am Monday 4th August 2014

WOLVERCOTE residents have claimed transport proposals for the Northern Gateway business park scheme were “rushed through” without enough consultation.

Residents’ concern over cafe proposal

Banbury Cake:

1:00pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

EXTENDING a cafe and takeaway business will cause distress to residents’ daily lives in Jericho, it has been claimed.

Managing to juggle a work-life balance

Banbury Cake:

10:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

BECKY Considine is one of the first nominees for the new Oxfordshire Business Mother of the Year Award.

St Clement’s traders cheer as car park reopens at last

Banbury Cake:

7:30am Saturday 2nd August 2014

TRADERS have welcomed the reopening of St Clement’s car park after work to build student flats over it was completed.

Brewing goes back to a small is beautiful future

Banbury Cake:

3:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The beer industry is undergoing a massive change, with a series of micro-breweries thriving around the county. LUKE SPROULE finds out more about these ‘back-to-the past’ brews

Pioneering diabetes testing system drives jobs growth

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2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

THE largest employer in Witney is set to increase its workforce by 10 per cent as it gears up for the launch of a new product that could improve the lives of millions of diabetes sufferers.

Entrepreneur with vision for developing enterprise

Banbury Cake:

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Mention the words charter, Government and university and most entrepreneurs’ eyes glaze over.

Business mums nominations deadline today

Banbury Cake: yellow SUTT: Business women in Sutton buck the national trend

8:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Today is the last day to nominate your top business mums for the NatWest Venus Awards’s Business Mother of the Year Award.


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