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3:46pm Thursday 29th March 2012
There was a lot of talk on Friday about the announcement of the Government’s Alcohol Strategy. This included a minimum unit price (mup) of 40p a unit of alcohol. This means that those of us that regularly spend £6-£10 on a bottle of wine probably won’t see a price difference due to the mup. However, those that partake in Aldi’s £2.99 a bottle or three bottles under £9, will now be paying more unless those bottles are under 9.97% Alcohol By Volume (ABV) which is doubtful.
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Just ten months after being invited to perform alongside some of the biggest names in the music world Cumnor cellist Barney Morse-Brown found himself on stage collecting a prestigious prize at this year's BBC Folk Radio Awards.
2:50pm Friday 11th July 2008
With a number of great bus-themed hits of the past playing annoyingly in my head - a mixture of Flanders and Swann, mawkish late-night Country and Western, and playgroup outings - I was doubtful about how much I would find to enjoy at the Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museum.
2:47pm Friday 11th July 2008
I t is a source of some irritation that the predictive text facility on my mobile phone accepts gr8 as a word (as, I have just learned, does my PC's spellchecker) and yet it rejects what I would call proper' words such as bode and vitriolic.
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11:41am Friday 30th May 2008
I am beginning to think that I should, for the sake of the English wine industry, stop visiting our 160-odd vineyards. With every visit I make, I bring with me the sort of weather that can wipe out an entire vintage.
11:08am Friday 30th May 2008
Painter Jan Harvey and scrap metal sculptor Sophie Thompson, who have previously exhibited on their own forArtweeks, are joining forces this year to produce a show on a theme dear to both their hearts - rare breed animals.
11:00am Friday 30th May 2008
J ean Alesi had a spectacular Formula One career that lasted for more than 12 years. At the beginning he won the French Formula Three title, then graduated to Formula 3000 with the French ORECA team in 1988.
10:57am Friday 30th May 2008
10:53am Friday 30th May 2008
I wonder how many of the commuters driving through the village of South Newington on the busy main road between Banbury and Chipping Norton know that they are within a stone's throw of probably the finest wall paintings of any church in Oxfordshire?
10:49am Friday 30th May 2008
I admit, I had to refer to Wikipedia to confirm what an Allium was. I thought it was a kind of lily (I was getting confused with Arum) - in fact Allium is the onion genus and there are no less than 1,250 species covering everything from onions, shallots and leeks to garlic and chives.
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10:58am Friday 7th March 2008
Jennings Brewery, in the historic Cumbrian market town of Cockermouth, was established in 1828 by John Jennings, a local farmer, and remained an independent brewery until it was acquired by Marston's PLC in 2005.
10:56am Friday 7th March 2008
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11:36am Tuesday 12th February 2008
More and more people are beginning to realise that cider is both delicious and refreshing. A huge variety of traditional ciders are now easily available to try - and many micro-breweries are springing up to produce cider. Here are three of my favourites.
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5:11pm Friday 21st December 2007
Now that Christmas is approaching it's time to consider stocking-up with some delicious beers that can be sipped and enjoyed round the festive table. With so many superb beers being brewed now, it is also worth slipping them into a few Christmas stockings too - and keeping a few bottles near the chimney for Santa.
5:09pm Friday 21st December 2007
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4:36pm Friday 26th October 2007
Is it me, or are all the best gastro pubs ridiculously difficult to find? Just when you are about to give up and turn back, or begin wondering if it is worth sleeping in the car overnight, you come across your destination.
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The picturesque Trout Inn, at Godstow, reopened its doors in March following a major refurbishment, costing more than £750,000. This popular pub and restaurant has been lovingly restored and transformed into a stylish drinking and dining destination.