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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pub is forced to close after brawls and drug incidents

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

AN OXFORD pub shut its doors for the last time on Saturday after recent incidents involving violence and drug use.

Customers sorry to see Witney pharmacy move from High Street

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A PHARMACY chain is closing its shop in the centre of Witney and moving to a health centre.

Deal in pipeline to end row over rent rise at Oxford's Covered Market

The Oxford Times:

6:30am Monday 1st September 2014

An agreement could soon be struck to end the dispute over rent rises at Oxford’s Covered Market.

Trader fears he may have to shut up shop within a year

The Oxford Times:

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A FAMILY-run corner shop could face closure after nearly 20 years, because of competition from a recently-opened Tesco Express shop in Oxford’s Abingdon Road.

Most of Oxfordshire will have fast broadband by late next year

The Oxford Times:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A PROJECT to equip 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Oxfordshire with superfast broadband is on track to be completed by the end of next year, say county council bosses.

Space hub Harwell boldly goes on a jobs bonanza

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE small step in Harwell is a giant leap for Oxfordshire’s space industry, with the promise of tens of thousands of new jobs.

Mother and daughter open a female-only fitness studio

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A MOTHER and daughter have teamed up to launch a new female-only fitness studio in Witney.

Service sector firms have helped boost Oxfordshire recovery

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A NEW report highlights Oxfordshire as a recovery success story.

‘We’ll pull out all stops to let people know about us,’ says new Diamond Light Source chairman

The Oxford Times:

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE new chairman of the Diamond Light Source particle accelerator research facility has vowed to press the case for funding for the facility in the run-up to next year’s general election.

Brewery stocks pubs with defibrillators

The Oxford Times:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A BREWERY is looking at where best to equip its Oxfordshire pubs with life-saving machines.

Yours to takeaway... all the contents from ‘Posh’ Oxford chippy

The Oxford Times:

8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

BIDDERS are taking away more than just fish and chips from a Jericho eaterie.



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