• December in the Garden with David Williams

    December signals the end of another year. It’s a time for parties and celebrations but let’s not forget the garden. It is surprising what there is to do at this time of year. There is of course the never-ending task of sweeping up leaves and twigs that keep on...
  • Armchair Traveller – Australia

    Armchair traveller visits the opposite side of the world, Australia. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, an impressive coastline, and abundant sunshine, Australia has topped the world’s happiest country list more than once! Australian interiors have coined the laid-back look, a timeless, personal, and distinctive style that’s very relaxed and simple yet...
  • Caring for your pond during winter

    Winter can be hazardous for ponds and pond life, when the temperature starts to drop and frost and ice start to creep in it can spell disaster for the ecosystem of a small pond. However, the good news is that there are steps you can take to ensure your...
  • Hit Tina Turner show heads to Oxford

    What’s Love Got To Do With It? Smash hit show celebrating Tina Turner is heading to Oxford in 2020 Tina Turner fans should get ready to party as the smash hit touring show What’s Love Got To Do With It? arrives in Oxford in the second year of its...
  • Garden Jobs November

    With David Williams This month the leaves will be falling thick and fast so sweeping them up will become a daily job to ensure that they don’t get too thick on the ground. Remember that all of the leaves you pick up will make great leaf mold that you...
  • Art Surgery with Barry Whitehouse of the Artery in Banbury

    A Brush with Letters If you want to create interesting envelopes and learn a new take on an age-old career, then try your hand at brush lettering. Calligraphy is almost as old as time itself and is taken from the Greek words Kallos, and Graphe, simply meaning ‘beautiful writing’....
  • New magazine out now

    The November issue of the magazine is available to purchase now. Between the covers this month you will find: Out and About: Plenty to see and do in the Four Shires this month, what will you do first? HS2 be or not to be that is the question: Local...
  • Meet the fabulous Four Shires Team

    A paragraph about who you are and what you do for the Magazine: Jeremy Wilton – Il Jeffe, Il Capo de Tutti Capo – seriously, the boss… in a rural sort of way. If you were an animal which animal would you be and why? Of course, I would...
  • Universities first Police team mark a year on campus

    The University of Northampton is celebrating its first year of keeping staff and students safe on campus through its partnership with Northamptonshire Police. In 2018 the two organisations collaborated on the first partnership of its kind, which led to the introduction of a dedicated police team for Northampton’s new...
  • Charity golf day raises vital funds

    Charity golf day raises funds for local mental health charity An annual golfing day, organised by the Bicester office of accountants Whitley Stimpson, has raised £1,000 for an Oxfordshire charity that specialises in helping people to recover from mental health illnesses.  Whitley Stimpson, which also has offices in Banbury,...