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Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

My first ballet-sleeping beauty

If you are looking for a young child’s first visit to the theatre, then My First Ballet-Sleeping Beauty at Oxford’s New Theatre is well worth going to. It is a colourful and spellbinding show for […]

Family, Going Out

Hilton Bournemouth

When celebrity events are on don’t be surprised by the expensive range of sports cars parked outside the hotel including Porsches, Ferraris and Bentleys and the well-spoken security staff on patrol throughout this hi-tech hotel.

Gadgets, Review, Technology

A Water Filter – That Really Cleans Up.

This jug includes a free water quality meter which lets you test your water, so you can have peace of mind knowing your filtered water is of a top quality.

Press release, Technology, Travel

Bookings for train tickets to Madrid surge by 1137% following semi-final last week

Bookings for train tickets to Madrid surge by 1137% following semi-final last week

Europe, Events, Family, Going Out, Music, Review, Theatre

Club Tropicana at the New Theatre in Oxford

Mon 13 May 2019 – Sat 18 May 2019 If you are looking for a good night out, with a touch of panto and carry on, plus some great upbeat music from the 1980’s then […]

Madagascar The Musical
Abingdon, Africa, Film, Going Out, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Oxfordshire, Television, Theatre, Toys

Madagascar the Musical at the New Theatre Oxford

This performance of Madagascar the Musical was at a perfect length for children, but for me absolutely too short! I would love to stay and sing along with the actors, singing “move it move it” for a bit longer, as the performance was absolutely amazing! I would recommend this for families with children to come and enjoy together this lovely story about friendship.

Madagascar The Musical
Events, Family, Oxford, Oxford University, Oxfordshire, Theatre

X-FACTOR WINNER MATT TERRY TO CONTINUE IN 2019 TOUR OF MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL

The  Musical has confirmed that X Factor Winner Matt Terry will continue in the role of Alex the Lion on the critically acclaimed UK tour for 2019.  And it will be landing at the New […]

RedJet 7 high speed ferry docking
Europe, Health and Safety, Press release, Safety, Safety and Environment, shipping, Technology, Travel, water

Do you know which way you are pointing? Azurtane is developing the answer

The ambition is to make ferry operations even safer whilst continuously reducing carbon emissions.

Events, Going Out, Oxford, Theatre

Calendar Girls the Musical at the New Theatre Oxford

“We are going to need to considerably bigger buns!”

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Africa, Electricity, Energy

How Africa will meet its growing demand for power

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHIE) Better power supply is key to unlocking Africa’s economic potential, including job creation, access to knowledge, agricultural and industrial transformation. As many as 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, around 43% […]

Going Out, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Theatre

The Rocky Horror Show at Oxford’s New Theatre

For those who have yet to see the Rocky Horror Show, it is certainly a great adventure to be enjoyed.

United Utilities commissions new assurance tech on 100km pipeline for £300m West Cumbria water project
pipeline, Press release, Safety and Environment, Technology

UNITED UTILITIES COMMISSIONS NEW ASSURANCE TECH ON 100km PIPELINE FOR £300m WEST CUMBRIA WATER PROJECT

United Utilities has commissioned innovative new assurance technology to use across 100km of ppipeline, allowing it to manage contractors and meet Ofwat’s regulatory requirements for its £300m West Cumbria water supplies project. Using data from […]

Jolanta Ryba, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Swan Lake at the New Theatre Oxford

A review by Jolanta Ryba Swan Lake (Russian: Лебединое озеро Lebedinoye ozero), is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite it being an initial failure, it is now one of the most […]

Energy, Innovation, Press release, Technology

How Data Centers are Pioneering Green Technology

By Lex Coors When you think of March, you think of St. Patrick’s Day. And what color immediately comes to mind? Green. But today, the color green has taken on a brand new significance as […]

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Going Out, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Oxfordshire, Press release, roadworks, Safety

Motorbike ownership by UK region

The South East has the most motorbike owners, while the North East has the fewest

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Art, Events, Going Out, Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University, Oxfordshire, Theatre

Carmen at the Oxford Playhouse

As for Oxford Opera Company, I do hope it gives fresh opportunities for local people based in our city, not just university students to perform and participate in opera.

Books, Oxford

Sculpting the Elephant

Here are a few images of last night’s book launch of Sylvia Vetta’s new novel Sculpting the Elephant at the Jam Factory Oxford. Her new book is about Harry King, artist and antiques dealer, who […]

Going Out, Lifestyle, Oxford, Theatre

Annie the musical a review New Theatre Oxford

The team of actors is led by award-winning actress, Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Wicked, Loose Women, Chicago, Call the Midwife) as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan!

Bus, Business, Rail

Greengauge 21 calls for the development of a unified bus and rail network with a coherent fares system

Leading transport Think Tank Greengauge 21 is calling for the creation of an easy-to-use joined-up national transport network to: improve productivity; address regional imbalances and social inequality, particularly in “left behind” places; improve air quality […]

Business, Oxford

The Oxford Business Book Club in February 2019.

This month, we’re delighted to welcome Anita Hoffman, author of Purpose & Impact: how executives are creating meaningful second careers. Anita is a Visiting Fellow at the Doughty Centre of Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield University as well as […]

Lanes Farm Energy
Electricity, Energy, Gas, Press release, Technology

Large UK Biogas Plant Order for WELTEC BIOPOWER

Biomethane from waste to supply 9,600 households with energy In winter 2019, the German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER has started building a biomethane plant near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, UK. The client is Lanes Farm […]

Gadgets, Innovation, Oxford University

Some of today’s leading innovators under 35

There have been many innovators in the past including such people as Marie Skłodowska Curie, Copernicus, Einstein, Rosalind Franklin etc. Some have innovated throughout their lives like Thomas Edison, Tim Berners-Lee and Leonardo da Vinci […]

Africa, Electricity, Energy

Mining for coal still has a place in the power mix

Wayne Lindecke, Director: Power Generation, WSP in Africa During the recent Investing in African Mining Indaba, concerns were noted on the impact that the move towards a ‘greener economy’ would have on coal mining – […]

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Electricity, Energy, Government

Does nuclear energy have a future in the UK?

Professor Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford.

pipeline, Press release

UNITED UTILITIES COMMISSIONS NEW ASSURANCE TECH ON 100km PIPELINE FOR £300m WEST CUMBRIA WATER PROJECT

United Utilities has commissioned innovative new assurance technology to use across 100km of pipeline, allowing it to manage contractors and meet Ofwat’s regulatory requirements for its £300m West Cumbria water supplies project. Using data from […]

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Business, Oxford, Research, Social Media, Technology

TOP TEN FUNNIEST IT SUPPORT CALLS OF 2018

IT support provider Probrand reveals bizarre and intriguing IT ‘issues’ reported to its helpdesk in 2018
Calls to Probrand in the first week of 2019 were up over 47%, with most calls coming from workers who had forgotten their password over the Christmas break and needed help resetting it

Ronan Le Gloahec
Energy, Gas, Oil, Oil Field Services

WEIR OIL & GAS CLOSES ROTATING EQUIPMENT SERVICES CONTRACT IN IRAQ

Deciding factors in the deal included Weir Oil & Gas’ capabilities in Iraq, positive past and existing contract performance with the client, local content, in-house engineering and a comprehensive international facility near the customer’s sites. This contract further consolidates Weir’s Rig-to-Grid capabilities in the Middle East.

Gadgets, Review, Technology

Ergonomic mouse Evoluent VerticalMouse 4 Right Large

A gadget review by Nicholas Newman Being a journalist means for much of my time I am chained to my desk typing away at my computer all day. This means I am always changing my […]

Going Out, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Jersey Boys

The musical features many of the group’s pop hits from the Sixties such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Oh What a Night and Can’t Take My Eyes off of You.