Beyond Walls: What’s driving the rise in downsizing in Oxfordshire?
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by Rebecca Bennett
8h ago
Beyond Walls: What’s driving the rise in downsizing in Oxfordshire? For many, the decision to downsize to a smaller and lower maintenance property is linked to a new chapter in life, such as retirement or grown-up children leaving home. For those with wanderlust, downsizing can offer the freedom to embark upon new adventures. Today’s downsizers also hold the key to freeing up larger properties to allow growing families the opportunity to upsize. However, the current tough economic climate is driving more people to consider downsizing for financial reasons. Recent data from Knight Fr ..read more
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Troy: A beautifully restored Grade II Regency Manor house
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by Rebecca Bennett
1w ago
Troy is a beautifully restored Grade II Regency Manor house nestled amidst farmland, south of the picturesque village of Ewelme in South Oxfordshire This charming Regency Farmhouse believed to have originated in 1827, possibly occupies the historic grounds of a former monastery, as attested by the presence of an ancient yew tree. Initially named “Troy”, the house underwent a brief interlude as “Gould’s Grove” before returning to its original designation.  Its most renowned occupant, Jerome K. Jerome, celebrated as the author of ‘Three Men in a Boat’, humbly depicted Troy in his autobiogr ..read more
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Picnic for free in these six National Trust wildflower meadows with great views
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by Claire Foster
2w ago
Claire Foster in association with / 30 April 2024 Picnic for free in these six National Trust wildflower meadows with great views in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire (National Trust Images / Hugh Mothersole) Six National Trust-protected wildflower meadows with great views where you can picnic for free in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire May is National Walking Month and No Mow Month – both great reasons to explore wildflower meadows with a picnic. Wildflower meadows, particularly chalk grasslands, are increasingly rare but vitally important because they support many different species of plants and ..read more
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Come From Away: A musical celebration of the best of humanity in the face of adversity
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by Ay Adeduro
3w ago
Come From Away: A celebration of the best of humanity in the face of adversity Come From Away is a Tony Award-winning musical that tells the remarkable true story of the events that unfolded when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander in Newfoundland following the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. The show arrived at New Theatre Oxford on Tuesday, 23 April. When the airspace over North America was closed on 9/11, all airborne planes were forced to land at the nearest airport, and inbound flights from Europe diverted to Canada. The town of Gande ..read more
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In Pictures: Madagascar the Musical
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by Ay Adeduro
3w ago
In Pictures: Madagascar the Musical Pictures from “Madagascar the Musical”, a stage adaptation of the popular animated film “Madagascar”. “Madagascar the Musical” is a stage adaptation of the popular animated film “Madagascar,’ produced by DreamWorks Animation.  The musical follows the same storyline as the movie, where a group of zoo animals from the Central Park Zoo in New York City accidentally end up in the wilds of Madagascar. The main characters include Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo, and a group of mischievous penguins. The musical f ..read more
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Oxford City Council Elections 2024: All you need to know about up coming election
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by Ay Adeduro
1M ago
Here’s all you need to know about up coming Oxford City Council Elections on Thursday, 02 May 2024 Oxford City Council elections are coming. Elections for city councillors, as well as for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and councillors in a couple of parish councils, will take place on Thursday, 02 May 2024. And while the polling cards have started to land on resident’s doormats, there is still time to register to vote in the elections, which take place on Thursday, 02 May 2024. What the elections cover Registration Postal and Proxy voting Voting in person Who will be standing? Elect ..read more
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Terror survivor talks to local RAPAID charity on anniversary of Westminster Bridge attacks
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by The Oxford Magazine
1M ago
Alex Chivers / 22 March 2024 Terror attack survivor marks Westminster attack anniversary by talking to Oxfordshire-based RAPAID charity. Image: Alex Chivers (right) with Travis Frain (left) On 22 March 2017, Travis Frain was injured when an individual drove a hired car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London before exiting the vehicle and attacking nearby people with a blade. A 19-year-old university student at the time, Travis was one of around 50 people injured, and six people were killed. Since that day, Travis has been determined to raise awareness of the terrorist threat and c ..read more
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Things to do with the kids in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Easter holiday
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by The Oxford Magazine
2M ago
Things to do with the kids in Oxford and across Oxfordshire this Easter holiday Are you looking for things to do with the kids in Oxford and across Oxfordshire over the easter holiday? Look no further; we’ve got you covered. From Easter trails and outdoor adventures to magic shows and sing-alongs – fun has never felt so good! One of the best ways to celebrate Easter in Oxford and across Oxfordshire is to spend time discovering the beautiful countryside and the great outdoors. When you’re not out hunting for Easter eggs (we’ve even a handy guide to help you put together the ultimate Easter egg ..read more
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The best museums and experience centres for kids in Oxfordshire
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by Claire Foster
2M ago
Ashmolean Museum: One of The best museums for kids in Oxfordshire Best museums and experience centres for kids in Oxfordshire Entertaining the young ones can be quite the task! Likewise, sparking their enthusiasm and curiosity for learning about new facts and histories can often pose a challenge. Discover the best museums for kids and and the best kid-friendly experience centres in Oxford and across Oxfordshire – ideal for igniting their fascination with the past, present, and future. Whether your children are drawn to history, art, science, or sports, or they simply have an interest in the wo ..read more
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The Drifters Girl review: Notes of tenacity in a compelling and uplifting performance
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by Ay Adeduro
2M ago
The Company of The Drifters Girl “The Drifters Girl” is a musical based on the true story of Faye Treadwell (born Fayrene Lavern Johnson), who took charge of the American vocal group “The Drifters” – a doo-wop R&B and soul group that rose to fame during the 1960s – after her husband’s death, navigating the challenges of managing their careers amidst personal struggles and barriers within the music industry. While initially, the show might come across as a fascinating tale of legal battles over the rights to The Drifters’ name and its many derivations, including ‘The Original Drifters’, ‘T ..read more
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