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Exhibition in Oxford gallery showcases art by people experiencing homelessness

Homeless Oxfordshire is pioneering a remarkable exhibition titled "Through Our Eyes" at the Fusion Arts Gallery in Gloucester Green, Oxford. This unique showcase features art created by individuals experiencing homelessness, offering a compelling glimpse into their lives and perspectives. The exhibition is designed to confront and challenge the stigma associated with homelessness by illustrating the inherent creativity and potential within everyone. Artworks on display are the result of art therapy […]

today22/02/2024 3

Recycling

Oxfordshire Leads England in Recycling Efforts for a Decade

Oxfordshire residents have been recognised for their exceptional commitment to recycling, reusing, and composting, making the county the top performer in England for the 10th year running. According to the latest government statistics, Oxfordshire County Council was named the leading county council waste disposal authority, with 57.2% of household waste being recycled, reused, or composted in the 2022-23 period. Councillor Pete Sudbury, the Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment […]

today09/02/2024 9

Economy

EZ-Charge Advocates for VAT Reduction on Public EV Charging to Boost Electric Vehicle Adoption

In a move to promote electric vehicle (EV) adoption, Oxfordshire-based charge point operator EZ-Charge urges the UK government to cut VAT on public EV charging. The aim is to create an incentive for more drivers to transition to electric vehicles. Tackling VAT Disparity Public EV charging is currently subject to a 20% VAT, which is notably higher than the 5% rate for drivers who charge at home. EZ-Charge argues that […]

today09/01/2024 20

Economy

Oxfordshire Sees Promising Visitor Economy Recovery in 2022, Yet Challenges Persist

Oxfordshire, known for its picturesque landscapes and rich history, is witnessing a steady return of visitors, as reported by Experience Oxfordshire. Despite this positive trend, the region's visitor economy still faces hurdles in regaining its pre-pandemic strength. Encouraging Growth Amidst Economic Challenges The 2022 Economic Impact Report for Tourism in Oxfordshire reveals a significant increase in visitor numbers and related spending compared to 2021. The county welcomed 26.5 million trips, […]

today19/12/2023 19

Development

Thame and Wallingford among latest areas to have 20mph limits approved

Wallingford and Thame are the latest Oxfordshire towns to embrace a safer and healthier lifestyle by implementing 20mph speed limits in residential areas. This initiative, part of a broader movement to enhance street safety, was approved on 14 December by Councillor Andrew Gant, Oxfordshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport Management. Alongside Wallingford and Thame, 16 other locations have been given the go-ahead for this change. The list of areas […]

today15/12/2023 32

Charity

Leading Oxford Children’s Author to kickstart city’s art trail designs at Westgate Christmas pop-up

Oxford's renowned artist and author, David Melling, known for the beloved Hugless Douglas children's book series, is set to paint one of the initial oxen for Oxford's upcoming OxTrail event. This unique experience will take place in a space specially designated for public viewing. From 18th to 21st December, locals and visitors at the Westgate Shopping Centre will have the rare opportunity to watch the highly esteemed artist bring to […]

today12/12/2023 11 2

Education

North Oxfordshire primary school set to benefit from £2.8m of improvements

Bloxham Church of England Primary School is set to receive a major upgrade with a nearly £2.8 million renovation and improvement initiative, funded by Oxfordshire County Council. This exciting development awaits final approval from Councillor Dan Levy, the council's finance cabinet member. The school has progressively grown over the years, expanding in phases to meet the increasing demand for student places. The upcoming project aims to construct a new school […]

today12/12/2023 12

Christmas

Oxfordshire Residents Advised on Fire Safety this Festive Season

As the festive season approaches, Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service is reaching out to residents with important safety advice to ensure a secure festive period. The focus is on preventing fire-related accidents, preserving the festive cheer for everyone in Oxfordshire. Key advice includes being cautious with festive decorations and cooking practices. The use of LED lights is recommended for their lower heat emission. It’s also important to inspect […]

today06/12/2023 12

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Helen & Douglas House Awarded ‘Outstanding’ Rating by CQC

In a significant achievement for pediatric palliative care, Helen & Douglas House Children’s Hospice in Oxford has been rated 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following their inspection on 18th July 2023. This prestigious recognition places them in the top echelon of UK independent health providers, as only 10% receive such a rating according to the CQC State of Care report 22/23. Exemplary Service in Pediatric Palliative Care Helen […]

today24/11/2023 12

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