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Promise of 18 new jobs after £2m deal with energy firm

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A £2M deal brokered by the operator of a new waste incinerator plant due to start operating next month will create 18 jobs.

Defence of pre-tax profits at Oxford University Press

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

PUBLISHING giant Oxford University Press has suffered a drop in its fortunes.

Chinese takeaway franchises on the menu

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A NATIONAL Chinese takeaway chain is looking to open three new outlets in Oxford.

Entrepreneurs spot a niche in the online food market

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

INTERNET shopping is one of the fastest growth areas of the UK economy, with more than half of all shoppers using online supermarket delivery services.

Letting agent is first to get broadband voucher

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A PROPERTY business in East Oxford has become the first in the city to receive funding towards the cost of superfast broadband.

Ripping time for home renovation

Oxford Mail:

12:33pm Monday 7th July 2014

Anna Halloran explains how the worst problems are the best hidden, when it comes to home renovations.

Royal Mail refusal 'won't stop revamp of Oxpens'

Oxford Mail: Impact of Royal Mail job losses in Worcestershire unclear

8:00am Monday 7th July 2014

THE leader of Oxford City Council has said that Royal Mail’s refusal to cooperate in the Oxpens redevelopment wouldn’t be a “showstopper”.

On to a winner with lavender at Wimbledon

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 5th July 2014

TENNIS fans are eagerly watching the action on centre court, but one woman is more concerned about what’s happening in the shops at Wimbledon.

Firm wins cancer test grant

Oxford Mail: An aerial view of Milton Park

8:40am Friday 4th July 2014

A firm developing an on-the-spot cancer detection test has won a £50,000 grant.

Bicester park-and-ride centre will not be ready for Christmas and sales

Oxford Mail: Visitors to Bicester Village from China are up 70 per cent

6:50am Friday 4th July 2014

PLANS to build a park-and-ride in Bicester as part of a package of measures to ease traffic congestion have been delayed.

Online furniture traders opt for a store

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

While some businesses are closing or scaling back their high street outlets and going online, Nathan West and Ko Asakura are going in the other direction.

Bright spark wanted

Oxford Mail: Ian Thompson, managing director of Sharp Laboratories at Oxford Science Park, with the Garmin-Sharp cycle team’s Tour De France coach

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

An electronics firm is inviting students to apply for a paid internship.

Hotel sold in town

Oxford Mail: The Banbury House Hotel

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

The Banbury House Hotel has been sold for an undisclosed sum.

Plumbers prepare to tap into more work

Oxford Mail: From left, Andrew Brown, Daniel Simmonds, Ryan Simpson, Craig Edwards and Josh Harris

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Plumbing firm Sharp and Howse has invested £70,000 in a new fleet of vans.

County laboratories put solar power into Tour riders' bus

Oxford Mail: Ian Thompson, managing director of Sharp Laboratories at Oxford Science Park, with the Garmin-Sharp cycle team’s Tour De France coach

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

TOP cyclists taking part in the 2014 Tour de France, which starts in Yorkshire on Saturday, will relax in a state-of-the-art bus devised by an Oxford company.

Sunday delivery for online shoppers clicks into place

Oxford Mail: Frank Smith, head of retail operations at Boswell’s in Oxford, backs Royal Mail’s seven-day delivery service

2:00pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Online shoppers had parcels delivered to their door on a Sunday for the first time this week.

Burford's post office set to move into newsagent’s

Oxford Mail: The Post Office is benefitting from investment

4:30pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A COUNCILLOR has welcomed plans to move Burford’s post office into the town’s newsagent’s shop.

Queen of shops is offering to lend her skills

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

RETAIL expert Mary Portas is back with a new TV series offering to help independent shops and businesses in Wallingford.

Don't miss out on business travel grants

Oxford Mail: Watford Credit Union reached £1m mark

6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Headington-based businesses have a month to apply for up to £15,000 to promote sustainable travel within the area.

Taxi firm steps in to support charity clients

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A TAXI firm has stepped in to provide cancer patients with free travel to a town’s therapy centre.

Hi-tech company supports hospice

Oxford Mail:

5:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A global engineering and technology services company has chosen to support an Oxford hospice.

Traders hope for a business boost from Jericho boatyard plans

Oxford Mail:

10:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

MARKET traders have said a public “piazza” in the proposed £20m Jericho Boatyard redevelopment scheme could revitalise their businesses.

Administrators take over Witney furniture firm

6:30am Friday 27th June 2014

ALMOST 40 workers at a Witney furniture maker have been made redundant by administrators.

Second sports retailer helps create 50 jobs at retail park

Oxford Mail: Michael McHale, store manager of Decathlon, Oxford, which opened last month

2:40pm Thursday 26th June 2014

MORE than 50 jobs have been created with the opening of a new sports shop in Oxford.

Business park expansion holds promise of 300 jobs

Oxford Mail: Funding growth to be debated

2:40pm Thursday 26th June 2014

UP to 300 new jobs could be created as a result of major extension to a business park.

Bosses face quiz on their plans for funding growth

Oxford Mail: Funding growth to be debated

2:40pm Thursday 26th June 2014

BUSINESS leaders across the county are being invited to reveal how they plan to fund their future growth.

Professor aims to change our views on science perception

Oxford Mail: Prof Andrew Harrison at the Diamond Light Source in Harwell. Picture: OX67770 Antony Moore

2:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

ALL scientists want the best equipment, so imagine how good it must feel to be Professor Andrew Harrison.

Postal workers fear axe as delivery firms hit the road

Oxford Mail: From left, postman Derek Clerkin, delivery office manager Scott Lovell, Steven Gill and postwoman Sam Prescott at Royal Mail’s Oxpens office. Picture:OX68165 Cliff Hide

2:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

HUNDREDS of postal workers could lose their jobs and several post offices could close across Oxfordshire if private delivery firms start competing for Royal Mail business.

Workers made redundant as Witney furniture makers goes into administration

1:40pm Thursday 26th June 2014

THIRTY-EIGHT workers at a Witney furniture maker have been made redundant after administrators were called in.

Location wrangle delays Jericho eatery plan

Oxford Mail: The building on the corner of Walton Street and Little Clarendon Street

10:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

A GOVERNMENT inspector will decide whether a building in Jericho can become a restaurant after officials at Oxford City Council were not able to decide which street it is in.

Celebrating the very best in the business

Oxford Mail: Andrew Hammond and his dad Alec with their awards

5:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

FATHER and son celebrated together after their company was voted the Oxfordshire Business of the Year.

Enterprising pupils in UK contest final

Oxford Mail: Some of the Toucan members, back row, from left, Sanjana Kini, Jenny Dingwall, Hannah Hawken, Jemima Gassom and Sephe Tapper. Front: Kirsty Luk, Abi Church, Emily Fung, Hannah Darnton and Ella Jones

10:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

TEENAGERS are celebrating after their fledgling company won through to the finals of a national business competition.

Motorbike firm takes top prize for businesses

Oxford Mail: Radio Reverb presenter calls on Prime Ministert to do his verse

6:30am Saturday 21st June 2014

BOSSES and workers at a motorcycle accessory firm were celebrating last night after winning the Oxfordshire Business of the Year title.

Motorcycle accessories firm is Oxfordshire Business of the Year

12:20am Saturday 21st June 2014

Bosses and workers at a motorcycle accessory firm were celebrating last night after winning the Oxfordshire Business of the Year title.

Can this mess become my dream home?

Oxford Mail: Anna Halloran

3:37pm Friday 20th June 2014

Anna Halloran, director of Oxford-based interior designers Spiering & Co, talks about her renovation project in Marston

Cowley Mini Plant’s solar farm is now up and running

Oxford Mail: Picture: David Fleming

8:00am Friday 20th June 2014

MORE than 11,500 solar panels are helping cutting carbon emissions at Cowley Mini Plant.

Unipart ‘continues to grow’ despite £6.1m pre-tax loss

Oxford Mail: Frank Nigriello

10:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

BOSSES at logistics, manufacturing and consultancy business Unipart say the firm is growing despite slipping into the red.

Swift action needed to increase quality office space

Oxford Mail: Jon Silversides, head of the Oxford agency at Carter Jonas

10:30pm Thursday 19th June 2014

OXFORDSHIRE needs new speculative office developments to keep up with demand.

Swapping rat race to put a new spin on an old hobby

Oxford Mail: Kelly Ryan

10:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

KELLY Ryan felt her IT job was “sucking her soul away”, so she embarked on some lifestyle changes.

Hotelier is aiming to turn loos into offices

Oxford Mail: The St Giles’ toilets

4:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

HISTORIC toilets in the centre of Oxford could soon be turned into plush new office space.

Council sets sights on a new wave of apprentices

Oxford Mail: RISING STAR: Ryan Taylor, who was named Freeman of Oxford Business Admin Apprentice of the Year 2013

2:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A MAJOR recruitment drive for apprentices has been launched by Oxford City Council.

Rapid growth offers small firms a base for their work

Oxford Mail: DEAL: Stephanie Henwood, manager of Witney Business and Innovation Centre, and Roger File, property director at Blenheim Palace

2:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A CENTRE supporting small and start-up businesses is expanding again just 18 months after opening.

Big Macs’ £3.8m boost for Oxford

Oxford Mail: The eateries were awarded Gold statuses at the annual independent Loo of the Year Awards

7:40am Thursday 19th June 2014

MORE than £3.8m is invested in Oxford’s economy every year by McDonald’s, the fast food chain has claimed.

HMV shuts in face of cyber competition

Oxford Mail: Shoppers pass HMV on its final day’s trading at Cornmarket Street, Oxford, yesterday

7:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

SHOPPERS visited HMV in Oxford for the last time before the music store closed its doors for good yesterday.

Witney Market stalls get makeover

Oxford Mail: Councillor David Harvey, left, and Keith Davies at the market

5:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

MUSICIANS and street performers will join shoppers and market stallholders on Saturday to celebrate the launch of a new look for Witney’s Buttercross Market.

Cotswold cottage visitors raise £3,750 for conservation work

Oxford Mail: Chris Grimes, of Manor Cottages

12:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

HOLIDAYMAKERS booking cottages with a Burford lettings firm have donated £3,000 to help conserve the Cotswolds.

Charity shop to shut on new Waitrose site

Oxford Mail: n artist’s impression of the store

8:40am Wednesday 18th June 2014

A Botley Road charity shop is set to shut this weekend.

HMV to close its Cornmarket store today

Oxford Mail: Shoppers at HMV after it began its closing down sale in January

8:30am Wednesday 18th June 2014

MUSIC store HMV will close today, bosses have confirmed.

Shopping centre plans in doubt as store pulls out

Oxford Mail: south oxfordshire district council logo

8:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

PLANS for a major shopping development are now “in doubt,” according to a Didcot councillor.

Covered Market rent forces flower shop to downsize

Oxford Mail: Sandie Griffith

3:47pm Monday 16th June 2014

A FLOWER shop in the city’s Covered Market celebrating its 30th anniversary is having to mark the birthday by downsizing.






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