Oxfordshire celebrates a bumper summer for music festivals

Herald Series:

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'

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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.

Horse trial entrants can use eco-friendly bedding for mounts

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

5:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TROUBLED housing association has appointed a new chief executive.

Children’s music makes lots of notes

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Innovative firm that began with three staff is on the up

New research centre will offer unrivalled facilities

Herald Series: 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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series: 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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series: 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

Herald Series: 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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

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

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

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

Business mums nominations deadline today

Herald Series: 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.

F1 team sues ex-employees

Herald Series:

7:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

LEAFIELD-based Formula 1 team Caterham is counter-suing a group of former employees who banded together to take the firm to court after being laid off.

Bookshop's success becomes a real-life saga

Herald Series:

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

HE’S been around longer than some of his books stacked up on the shelves.

Welcome to the second last bookshop

Herald Series:

11:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN OXFORD independent bookshop is branching out by going back to its roots.

New baker’s hope for self-raising dough

Herald Series:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ONE fledgling business is hoping to be able to afford the rent in Oxford’s Covered Market by appealing for funding from people on the Internet.

Now online shopping’s in store at Oxford's oldest shop

Herald Series:

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

OXFORD’S oldest shop is embracing the internet age and creating an online store for the first time in its 276-year history.

Hot-desking to help residents work at home

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

People working from home in Wantage and Grove can now take advantage of a communal computer in the town centre.

Pupils asked to create a vision

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN have been asked to create a vision of the future for a business park.

Popular car-sharing scheme drives its way to top award

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SOCIAL enterprise Co-Wheels, which runs car clubs in East and South Oxford, Cowley and Headington, has won a top award.

Two car dealerships announce expansion with new sites

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TWO major motor dealers in the county are expanding with new purpose-built sites.

Pair shun university for a crack at apprenticeships

Herald Series:

2:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WHILE his friends have spent the past few years partying and running up debt at university, 22-year-old Dominic Callaghan has been carving out a career in engineering.

Future is bright for county's energy trainees as centre opens in Witney

Herald Series:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

APPRENTICES can take advantage of a modern purpose-built training centre when it opens in September.

£20,000 fine for firm for breaking asbestos disposal law during demolition

Herald Series: David Harvey

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DEVELOPMENT firm has been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than £15,000 after failing to ensure asbestos was removed safely during the demolition of the Buttercross Works in Witney.

Furniture plant rescue saves 84 jobs

Herald Series: SET FOR DINNER: Lucy's dining table is ready for guests.

9:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EIGHTY-FOUR staff at Witney furniture maker Corndell were told on Monday that their jobs are safe after a takeover deal was agreed.

Learning to juggle business with lots of ‘mummy time’

Herald Series:

5:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S often said that mums rule the world, but it’s harder than it looks to run a business and cope with kids.

Trio of traders take up longer lease at shop

Herald Series: From left, Stuart Miller, of Bybox; Jo Willet, of Oxford Innovation; Suzanne Malcolm, of Vale of White Horse District Council; and Iain Nicholson, Wantage Town Team coordinator

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ENTREPRENEURS who trialled their businesses in an empty Wantage shop unit have taken it over.

Promise to keep traders in the loop over square work

Herald Series:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BUSINESSES and residents have been promised more information in the future over the redevelopment of Oxford’s Frideswide Square.

Hygiene ratings proposal ’will push street traders out of city’

Herald Series:

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

STREET traders claim they are being “pushed out” of Oxford by council proposals to ban vans with poor hygiene ratings.

Business community rises to charity sports challenge

Herald Series:

7:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

BUSINESSMEN and women swapped their suits for sports gear to take part in a fundraising challenge in Oxford.



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