• Avoid waiting for results stress

    Across the country students are anxiously awaiting their exam results.  Whether it is for GCSEs, A-levels or higher education, it can be an anxious and stressful time both for the students and their families. While it isn’t possible to change the outcome of the exam  results, it is possible...
  • Alternative to a traditional bouquet

    Bouquets and table arrangements are synonymous with a traditional wedding day and often provide a solid way to include your colours or theme into your day, creating a cohesive look. Just because flowers have a long standing within the wedding tradition it doesn’t mean you can’t be quirky with...
  • Woodstock Live

    ‘Woodstock Live’ celebrates its 13th year of taking live music into the town’s beautiful and historic Town Square over the August bank holiday weekend. Organiser Chris Baylis explains the ethos behind the festival : “We aim to stage a creative event featuring, in the main, artists who play their...
  • The August garden

    Watering at this time of the year can be a time consuming job for the gardener however, as we are spending hours watering every day. With this in mind it is a good idea to prioritise what needs the water the most. Pots, hanging baskets and the greenhouse are...
  • NEW MAGAZINE OUT NOW

    The August issue of the Magazine has hit the shelves. Bettween the covers this month you will find, fabulous social events, a wonderful wedding feature and plenty of local reading! Included this month: To Catch a King – Charles Spencer visited Broughton Castle last month to present his new...
  • De Vere Oxford Thames Chef

    Oxford-based chef, Claudio Costea, has been named Senior Champion at the coveted UK Cooper Skillet competition, which took place at De Vere Oxford Thames recently. Claudio will now compete in the European Chapter Copper Skillet final, taking place in Lisbon on 6 October 2018 at the IACC Europe Knowledge...
  • Making a Splash

    There’s a resounding splash accompanied by squeals of delight from the assembled onlookers as Rupert Ponsonby, company director, consultant, and owner of Sarsden Glebe disappears under a swirl of muddy water, having been dragged to the edge of a pool and pushed in by a determined sheep farmer, ably...
  • Oxfordshire firefighting cycle team

    A team of cyclists from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has won a prestigious award at The Fire Fighters Charity’s Spirit of Fire Awards recently, in recognition of an epic fundraising ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 2016 that raised over £102,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity....
  • Garden Sports

    Summer brings with it long, lazy days with hopeful sunshine to beckon us in to the garden, writes Cathy Black. There are a whole plethora of weird and wonderful garden games and sports that can be enjoyed in a relatively small space. What better way to get active then...
  • CHIPPING NORTON ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

    When the chipping Norton branch of the Royal British Legion looked at ways of marking the Centenary of the First World War in 2014 they were keen to take the names carved in stone on the war memorial and bring them alive. Extensive research was carried out with the...