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Rethink on late-night drink levy

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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.

Business award finalists down to last three

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times:

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.

Improved quality space at group’s new headquarters

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

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

Computer game will help to save lives all over the world

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

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

Clean energy scheme in Oxford launches share issue

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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.

Independent Dave is now the only butcher in the village

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

DAVE Bartlett is now the last independent butcher standing in Kidlington after another shop closed.

Surreal feeling as ex-teacher’s health bars hit shops

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A FORMER school teacher whose allergy led her to create a range of health-food snacks, said seeing them on supermarket shelves was “surreal”.

Farmer helps global firms in trial to improve oilseed rape

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

An Oxfordshire farmer is playing a central role in a trial to improve the yield and quality of oilseed rape.

Jobs in jeopardy as phone shops are closed

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

WORKERS at four Oxfordshire Phones 4U outlets are waiting to discover what will happen to their jobs after the telecommunications company faced administration.

Vinegar producer's taste triumph

The Oxford Times:

11:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A vinegar producer has been given an award for using traditional flavours and characteristics.

Three Oxford stores among those affected as Phones 4u to go into administration

The Oxford Times:

8:40am Monday 15th September 2014

Oxford workers at Phones 4u are waiting to discover what will happen as the telecommunications company is to go into administration.

Breweries make Good Beer Guide

The Oxford Times: Real ale lovers head to Scarborough

8:40am Saturday 13th September 2014

TWO North Oxfordshire breweries are among new entries in this year’s Good Beer Guide.

Downton stars big fans of Bampton butchers’ bangers

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Saturday 13th September 2014

PRIZE-WINNING bangers made by a village butchers have taken on a whole new level of fame after being endorsed by Downton Abbey stars.

Brewery project to reveal its history

The Oxford Times:

10:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

A HISTORIC brewery will encourage visitors to see how beer was traditionally made after restoring a Grade II-listed chimney in a £200,000 project.

Traders’ market celebrates its seventh year

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Friday 12th September 2014

WITH the harvest season in full swing, one market will celebrate its seventh birthday this Saturday.

PM praises county’s social partnership as ‘a beacon’

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

DAVID Cameron has praised Oxfordshire as “a beacon’’ for businesses which plough back profits to help society.

Business Minister praises Oxford Launchpad

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BUSINESS Minister Matthew Hancock has praised the Said Business School’s new Oxford Launchpad for leading the way in fostering an entrepreneurial culture.

Williams F1 still moving up the grid despite £21m loss

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WILLIAMS F1 is winning on the track this season but racked up a £21m loss for the first half of this year.

Working for Allianz

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

NATIONWIDE Accident Repair Services has signed a deal to provide vehicle accident repair and repair management services to Allianz Insurance.

Life coach at event

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THE Oxfordshire Project will be holding a business networking event at Bignell Park Hotel, Chesterton, on Wednesday.

Medical business adds to marketing strength

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

MEDICAL device firm Owen Mumford has made changes to its marketing team.

Mobile firms sign deal to secure jobs and investment

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

AN ABINGDON software developer will take on more staff, after mobile communications giant Motorola bought an 18 per cent stake.

Scaled-down festivities for Christmas still excite Oxford traders

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE noise and sparkle of St Giles’ Fair may have been swept away for another year, but Town Hall planners have already set their sights on Christmas.

Minister praises Cowley's 'world-beating product'

The Oxford Times:

8:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BUSINESS Minister Matthew Hancock has hailed the Mini production plant at Cowley as proof that “Britain’s automotive renaissance is in full flight”.

Cowley plant lauded as 'the home and heart of the Mini' + Video

The Oxford Times:

8:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

BMW executives hailed Oxford’s contribution to Mini and said the city will remain the “home and heart” of the iconic car as the three millionth ‘new’ model built since 2001 rolled off the production line yesterday.

Mum’s bilingual bookshop is such a novel family affair

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Saturday 6th September 2014

WHEN Cheryl Sánchez married a Spaniard, it did not occur to her it would be a business opportunity.

Diner couple blame taxman as staff don't get their pay

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

A COUPLE trying to open two restaurants at once have spoken of a “horrendous” fortnight waiting for a £49,000 tax rebate.

Locked out: Canal boat bus too big for maiden voyage

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE launch of Oxford’s first canal Water Bus took an unexpected course yesterday – after its owners discovered it was one centimetre too big to fit through a lock.

Care chiefs stop referrals to company over shock report

The Oxford Times: Andrew Smith MP

6:30am Saturday 6th September 2014

SOCIAL care bosses have stopped new referrals to an Oxford home care company criticised in “shocking” findings from inspectors.

Wood recycler in root-and-branch stock clearout

The Oxford Times:

5:20am Saturday 6th September 2014

MORE than 20 tonnes of recycled wood will be on sale this month as a Milton Park social enterprise relocates.

Charcoal firm rises from ashes of lightning strike

The Oxford Times:

5:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

WHEN Matt Williams’ livelihood was destroyed by lightning, fire officers told him that nine out of 10 businesses fail after a natural disaster.

Jamie’s mentor is on hand to open up pizzeria

The Oxford Times:

10:20pm Friday 5th September 2014

THE man who taught celebrity chef Jamie Oliver how to cook Italian food was on hand to open a new pizzeria in Oxford.

‘Funerals don’t have to be dark and horrible anymore’

The Oxford Times:

3:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

LUCY Jane has a simple philosophy for running her Oxford funeral business: “Nothing’s too silly that you can’t ask.”

Revamp for zero-rated pub

The Oxford Times:

10:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A PUB has been given a revamp after being given the worst possible food hygiene rating in a recent inspection.

Graduate’s bright idea boosts buses

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Friday 5th September 2014

AN OXFORD Brookes graduate is the mastermind behind new F1 technology revolutionising the university’s bus service.

Housing market boom creates jobs at property firms

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

The housing market boom is creating jobs at property firms around Oxfordshire.

Food firms invite jobless to get a taste of the workplace

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

THE firm behind Kenco and Tassimo coffee will give unemployed youngsters a taste of the workplace.

Firms see extra £100k flow in from local trade drive

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

More than £100,000 has flowed into independent shops and firms following a campaign to boost local business.

Former prefects turn their fundraising skills into cash

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 4th September 2014

When Jemma Phibbs and James Lloyd were head boy and girl of Wheatley Park School they did such a good job of running fundraisers they decided to start a business doing it.

Head of the River pub bids to add more bedrooms

The Oxford Times:

7:30am Thursday 4th September 2014

A POPULAR riverside pub in Oxford is planning to expand its hotel operation with more guest rooms.

Dozens of jobs in store as bargain business expands

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

UP TO 150 jobs are being created as two new bargain stores open in Didcot and Abingdon.



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