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Leafield-based Caterham F1 car-maker goes into administration

The Oxford Times:

11:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

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

Perch pub to close for three months for a major revamp

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: 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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times:

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

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.

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

The Oxford Times:

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

The Oxford Times: 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.



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