Former cabinet minister turned TV presenter Michael Portillo travelled on the Cotswold Line yesterday, filming scenes for a new series of his programme Great British Railway Journeys.
Mr Portillo and a camera crew travelled from Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire to Hanborough on the morning all-stations stopping train into Oxford, en route to Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock.
He recorded a sequence on the train, reading a passage about Blenheim from the 1863 edition of Bradshaw’s Handbook, which inspired the programme.
10:58am Saturday 6th February 2016
Police are hunting a white van following a hit and run in Wallingford.
8:00am Saturday 6th February 2016
SAINSBURY’S is set to open a new store in central Oxford, it has emerged.
12:20pm Saturday 6th February 2016
Two missing Oxford teenagers have been found safe.
8:30am Saturday 6th February 2016
THE “invaluable” Phone Friends scheme for the elderly in Oxfordshire is at risk after the county council pulled its funding.
6:00am Saturday 6th February 2016
A TERMINALLY ill Oxford United fan who lives in the USA says “it will mean everything” for him to cheer on the U’s at Wembley.
6:30am Saturday 6th February 2016
BOOK lovers in Oxfordshire are turning to electronic tomes more and more, according to latest figures from our libraries.