It's easy to feel down when looking at the news.

Sometimes even we need a burst of happy stories to put a smile back on our face. 

Luckily, there's plenty of positive news in Oxfordshire. 

Here is a happy news round up this week:

  • Two parrots appear outside Oxfordshire flat this morning

Oxford Mail:

A woman in Didcot got quite a surprise ... when two parrots appeared outside her flat! 

Jan Matthews, 63, who lives in the flat in the Fleet Meadow area of Didcot, said the birds appeared to be a couple.

Mrs Matthews added the bird’s “colours stood out in the trees as they were bright red”.

Watch the video footage and read more here>>>

  • Ex-Oxford University student Malala Yousafzai announces marriage

Oxford Mail:

Nobel Prize winner and ex-Oxford student Malala Yousafzai has announced marriage on social media this week. 

The Pakistani activist announced her marriage to Asser Malik, a manager with Pakistan’s cricket governing body, on Twitter on Tuesday.

On Tuesday Mrs Yousafzai, 24, said the couple celebrated with a small ceremony in Birmingham with their families.


  • John Gowing Jewellers in the Covered Market celebrates 75th birthday

Oxford Mail:

A family business which started out after the Second World War is still going strong 75 years on.

John Gowing Jewellers in the Covered Market in Oxford is celebrating the landmark anniversary with special signs in the window and a chance to win a Mondaine watch in December in a special prize draw.

A fantastic achievement, well done!

Read more here>>>

  • Adorable knitted installation marks Remembrance Day

Oxford Mail:

Another knitted post-box topper appeared in Abingdon this week, this time in honour of Remembrance Day.

Stitched on top of a net knitted with blue yarn the words “Lest we forget” can be read in bright red letters.

Sitting on top of it, there is a stuffed Royal Air Force plane in a dark military green colour.

Read more here>>>

  • Wallingford telephone box transformed into mini-museum


Oxford Mail: A telephone box has been loving restored - and will reopen as a mini-museum.

The telephone box, on St George's Road in Wallingford, will be used for pop-up exhibitions.

We cannot wait to visit!

Read more here>>>

  • Dreaming spires of Oxford are one of the most snapped skylines in the UK

Oxford Mail:

The skyline of Oxford is one of the most snapped skylines, according to a new study carried out by image monitoring platform Pixsy.

Oxford was the eighth most photographed skyline in the UK looking at the total number of posts with 1,312 posts.

We love our beautiful skyline!

Read more here>>>

  • Bicester coach organises football marathon to raise money for 8-year-old boy’s operation

Oxford Mail:

A community is rallying together to help pay for a life-changing operation for an eight-year-old boy to be able to walk for the first time.

To help, Billy Humphrey’s football team – Bure Park Disability Football Team – have organised a 12-hour football marathon at Whitelands Farm Sports Ground on November 14.

So far £45,000 has been raised towards Billy’s operation.

A great cause, good luck!

Read more here>>>


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