Optimism grows over empty shops in Banbury

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

“ENCOURAGING” interest in empty shops in Banbury suggests the town is recovering from the recession, a council leader has said.

West Oxfordshire F1 car maker's future unclear

Bicester Advertiser:

7:10am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TALKS surrounding the future of the West Oxfordshire-based maker of Caterham Formula 1 racing cars are “not making much progress”, administrators said.

Leafield-based Caterham F1 car-maker goes into administration

Bicester Advertiser:

11:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE West Oxfordshire-based maker of Caterham Formula 1 racing cars has gone into administration.

Apprentice-style bake off at Blenheim Palace helps Oxford food bank

Bicester Advertiser:

10:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

A BICESTER-based food supply company held an Apprentice-style contest to help an Oxford food bank.

Network Bicester makes second attempt for planning permission to create business site

Bicester Advertiser: Cherwell district council logo

6:40am Monday 20th October 2014

PLANS for a new multi-million-pound business site on the edge of a Bicester housing estate have been re-submitted to Cherwell District Council.

Perch pub to close for three months for a major revamp

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

ONE of Oxford’s best-known pubs will call time for three months while it undergoes a major revamp.

Oxford's Westgate Centre revamp overcomes insurance hurdle

Bicester Advertiser: Westgate Centre oxford

9:30am Saturday 18th October 2014

DEVELOPERS behind the £400m redevelopment of Oxford’s Westgate Centre have taken out an insurance policy against a city centre road collapsing.

Expansion plan for Oxford hotel is 'a good sign' for tourism

Bicester Advertiser:

6:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

A SUMMERTOWN hotel is set to expand as Oxford’s tourism industry gets set to have an “even stronger” year.

Crown Inn pub at Benson is putting on the Ritz with £40,000 upgrade

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A FORMER director of The Ritz hotel has brought a touch of glamour to a South Oxfordshire pub.

Oxford Town Hall extension offers space for innovative firms

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ENTREPRENEURS and small firms are being offered office space in Oxford Town Hall.

Witney complex latest to join firm's expanding retirement homes portfolio

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

OLD age is good for business, at least if you are Richmond Villages.

Acquisition of Headington law firm complements Withy King’s network

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

LAW firm Withy King has snapped up Headington-based solicitors Edward Pilling & Co.

Work under way on new sports pavilion at Summertown prep school

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WANTAGE building firm has started work on a £2.6m sports pavilion for a Summertown prep school.

Prospect of new jobs at Oxford BioMedica after £56m investment

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

BIOTECH firm Oxford BioMedica is set to increase its workforce by 25 per cent in the next few months following a landmark deal with a pharmaceutical giant worth up to £56m.

Carmaggedon 'til Christmas - traders fear impact as roadwork chaos drags on

Bicester Advertiser:

9:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

TRAFFIC misery that has beseiged the city looks set to continue until after Christmas with businesses warning roadworks will cripple county trade.

Woodstock traders' group celebrates 10 years promoting community

Bicester Advertiser:

9:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A GROUP set up to promote Woodstock as a tourist and shopping destination celebrated its 10th anniversary with a party.

Residents toast South Hinksey pub as it wins permission to reopen

Bicester Advertiser:

7:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOUTH Hinksey residents are celebrating after their village pub won permission to reopen.

Descendants take their hats off to company’s longevity

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

THREE sisters whose family founded a hat-making business 240 years ago visited its Witney factory for the first time yesterday.

Bookshop to aid Gatehouse and impoverished students

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Saturday 11th October 2014

A BOOK and a good imagination can provide shelter from the rest of the world, but Oxford student Richard O’Grady decided to take the saying literally.

Apprenticeship scheme wins firm a national award

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

AN EXPRESS delivery firm has won a national award for its apprenticeship scheme.

Witney travel company becomes a global holidays specialist

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A Witney-baseD travel agency has turned the concept of ‘holiday of a lifetime’ into a burgeoning global business with annual revenues of £150m.

Look at the power behind the Formula E racing cars

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A BATTERY developed in Oxfordshire is helping electric cars in the inaugural Formula E championship reach speeds of 125mph, and the technology is expected to soon enable the cars to recharge wirelessly.

Oven cleaner helps deliver donations to food banks

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A BUSINESSMAN is helping tackle poverty by working with a food bank charity.

All going swimmingly at The Fishes pub in North Hinksey

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Thursday 9th October 2014

PASS the parcel is a big part of every child’s birthday party, but staff at The Fishes in North Hinksey had something else to celebrate yesterday.

Doric still in discussions with a potential anchor supermarket for West Way shopping centre

Bicester Advertiser: An artist’s impression of the West Way development

6:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

WEST Way developer Doric Properties has yet to sign a deal with a supermarket to anchor its £100m regeneration scheme.

100 staff told ‘jobs are safe’ as Witney furniture firm Wesley-Barrell is sold

Bicester Advertiser:

6:30am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A WITNEY furniture maker that has been family-run for more than four generations has been sold to a private investor.

World-leading robotics firm wins royal seal of approval

Bicester Advertiser:

10:30pm Monday 6th October 2014

THE Duke of Gloucester played with robots at an Abingdon technology firm.

An exceptional tourism year but we need more city hotels

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Friday 3rd October 2014

TOURISM in Oxfordshire had an “exceptional” 2013, but experts are warning a shortage of hotel rooms is holding back further growth.

Investment expert explains crowdfunding benefits

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

CITY hotshot Nicola Horlick was in Oxfordshire last week to talk about ways firms can raise cash.

Expansion takes publisher to an extra role as landlord

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

WHEN Claire Selby expanded her international publishing business from her home to an actual office, she ended up becoming a commercial landlord in the process.

Dole queues shortening as jobless take seasonal work

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE number of people on the dole in Oxfordshire has dropped by more than 2,000 as hundreds of seasonal jobs become available in the run-up to Christmas.

Duke learns how scientists use insects as weedkillers

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE Duke of Gloucester learned how Wallingford scientists use tiny insects as weed killers to help farmers around the world.

Town team is praised after new shops fill empty units

Bicester Advertiser:

4:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MOST empty shops in Wantage have been filled, with businesses praising Government cash support.

Hungry Horse jockeys for position at shopping area

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW Hungry Horse pub at Templars Shopping Park in Cowley would create up to 60 jobs.

Rethink on late-night drink levy

Bicester Advertiser:

8:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BARS and clubs in Oxford could soon be charged for serving alcohol after midnight.

Allowing the market to beat food inflation

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

UNTIL recently farmers’ markets were seen by some as an expensive alternative to the weekly shop, but now some are looking at farmers’ markets as a cheaper option.

Milton Park cancer research firm’s £64m funding boost for research

Bicester Advertiser:

7:30am Monday 29th September 2014

THE boss of a scientific research company has said a £64m cancer funding boost will secure its future in the county for years to come.

Still uncertainty over plans for shopping site

Bicester Advertiser: Choose Abingdon's manager Heather Brown

5:00pm Saturday 27th September 2014

UNCERTAINTY still surrounds a £50m proposal to revitalise Abingdon town centre.

Business award finalists down to last three

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

AFTER thousands cast their votes, the three finalists for the Oxfordshire Business Mother of the Year Award have been chosen.

Thriller author gives £10,000 to Oxfordshire bookshops to help children's projects

Bicester Advertiser: James Patterson has a penchant for producing murder mystery

6:40am Saturday 27th September 2014

AN American author has donated more than £10,000 to six Oxfordshire independent bookshops.

Seek and find jobs and workers at fair, says MP

Bicester Advertiser: Ed Vaizey

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

WANTAGE MP Ed Vaizey has called on employers and jobseekers to join a job fair at Milton Park.

Girls gear up for car industry career

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

THE car industry is sometimes seen as a man’s world. At Mini’s Cowley plant, however, young women are being given the chance to break through the glass ceiling.

Computer game will help to save lives all over the world

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Medical emergencies are not usually a game, but that could be just what the doctor ordered.

Gurus aim to get new firms going in 48 hours

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

BUDDING entrepreneurs have just 60 seconds to pitch their ideas at a brainstorming event in November.

Improved quality space at group’s new headquarters

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The need to improve testing, training and showroom facilities has prompted gas detection specialists Crowcon Detection Instruments to move to a new, purpose-built £5m headquarters at Milton Park near Didcot.

Exiles to launch networking forum for business people

Bicester Advertiser: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

London Welsh are starting a networking forum for Oxfordshire business people.

Clean energy scheme in Oxford launches share issue

Bicester Advertiser:

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A CLEAN energy group will tomorrow launch a £1.5m share offer, in a bid to fund a network of solar panels on the roofs of schools and businesses.

Market's new bakery rises to occasion

Bicester Advertiser:

10:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

A BAKERY is hoping to rise to the occasion after finding enough dough for a shop in Oxford’s Covered Market.

Meet the top mums who do the business

Bicester Advertiser:

5:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE Oxford Mail is supporting your chance to choose the county’s top business mothers at Oxfordshire’s inaugral NatWest Venus Awards. ALEX WYNICK meets some of the finalists

Electronics shop site will become an estate agency

Bicester Advertiser:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN estate agents is to open in the former Bicester home of an electronics shop that closed after 95 years in the town in July.


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