• New General manager for the Vanbrugh hotel

    Vanbrugh House Hotel, in the heart of Oxford, has appointed Cristina Raduica as the hotel’s new general manager. Cristina’s career in the hospitality industry began when she moved to the UK in 2012, having completed a Masters Degree in Marketing at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.  Progressing from...
  • Northend Open Gardens

    Northend, Warwickshire, Sunday 30th June 2019, 11.00am to 5.00pm, Cost: £5 for adults – accompanied under 16s free. Nestled at the foot of the Burton Dassett Country Park, Northend opens its village gardens to the public on June 30. From the splendour of the gardens at The Manor House...
  • Clerical Errors with Maggie Chaplin

    Summer of 1549 and it’s market day in Chipping Norton. There’s the usual hubbub as the crowds jostle to see what the traders have to offer and the pedlars shout their wares. There are sacks of grain, bales of wool, carts piled high with fruit and vegetables, and crates...
  • 10 Minutes with Kathy Sledge

    10 Minutes with… Kathy Sledge who will be performing as part of the Nocturne series of concerts at Blenheim Palace in June Are you able to name some highlights from your time with Sister Sledge? My best highlights are my early days with my sisters. Performing with so many iconic...
  • Prescott Bike Festival on Sat 15 -Sun 16 June 2019 Featuring an eclectic mix of historic, custom, superbikes and those of engineering significance

    Saddle up and get ready for a new-look Prescott Bike Festival 2019, it’s a summer weekend that promises to be even hotter than ever! The popular, family-friendly event returns to the Gloucestershire hill climb on 15-16 June 2019. As ever, Prescott Bike Fest will feature an extensive display of...
  • June in the Garden with David Williams

    Your garden should be growing like mad and will be ready to burst into bloom at this time of the year! Be prepared to be busy in the garden as with the weather generally being warmer and the days longer and sunnier it means that everything will be growing...
  • Oxford Technical Solutions wins 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    Bicester, Oxfordshire: Oxford Technical Solutions, the Oxfordshire-based manufacturer of high-precision satellite-aided inertial navigation systems, is delighted to announce that it has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade, 2019. OxTS received the award in recognition of its outstanding export success. OxTS’s position-measuring inertial navigation systems have become...
  • The Little Welly Returns to Henley on Thames

    Get ready for another dollop of outdoor, muddy fun as The Little Welly – the UK’s largest obstacle course for children – returns to Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire on 8th and 9th June, with some extra exciting news and some special celebrity guests! Parenting author and broadcaster and local...
  • ASHLEY BLAKER AND IMRAN YUSUF: PROPHET SHARING

    Two great religions. Two great comedians. The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither...
  • Sensory Herbal

    The sensory herbal handbook was released at the end of April and is a beautiful book by the Seed Sistas. The book follows the calendar year, dipping into each season and exploring the plants associated with them. For example: Spring: Plantain, Cleavers and Rosemary Summer: Daisy, Heather and Yarrow Autumn:...