Brand new international arts festival arriving in Oxford this June

Image Credit: Fachdozent-Description-Pottery “Handmade in Britain” was established in 2007 to provide a creative platform to support and promote design and craft talent in the UK. Their commitment to promoting the work of talented makers, designers, and craftspeople has already led them to establish annual events in Kew, Edinburgh, and Chelsea.  They also recently launched […]

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Businessman ‘leaves £41m’ fortune to Oxfam

Image Credit: Chris McAuley / The First Oxfam Shop / CC BY-SA 2.0 The multi-millionaire catering boss, Richard Cousins, has left £41m to the Oxford-based charity, Oxfam, after dying alongside his family in a plane crash. Mr Cousins was chief executive of Compass Group, and was only 58 years old, when he died alongside his fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, […]

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Green Councillor gets mis-directed ‘hate mail’ over St Clement’s Ward renaming

Image Credit: Steve Daniels (CC BY-SA 2.0) Craig Simmons, Councillor for St. Mary’s ward and Green party member, has received “mis-directed” hate mail for the proposal to rename the extended St. Mary’s ward in memory of Sir Roger Bannister. The world-famous athlete, who was also a celebrated neurologist and a master of Pembroke College from […]

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Boundary Commission reveals draft changes for Oxford electoral boundaries

Image Credit: Newprogressive, Mtcv, OpenStreetMap contributors The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has recently revealed its draft plans for changes to council wards in Oxfordshire. The plans come as part of a wider review of electoral boundaries across the country, which aim to ensure that all areas of the country are equally represented. The Head of […]

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