- COMMUTER ROUTE TO LONDON TO OPEN!
This new service will provide added competition to the existing express train and coach services to London. At present, express bus or train services leave Oxford for London every 12 minutes. Hopefully, this new service should provide increased competition and new capacity to the existing services operated by Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach and First Great Western. For those London commuters living outside Oxford, the new station at Water Eaton should mean they can avoid driving through congested Oxford city centre.
- CAMPAIGNERS WANT EVERGREEN 3 TO START RAIL REVOLUTION
Oxford station, East West Rail, Cotswold Line upgrade and Witney tram proposal
Railfuture wants Evergreen 3 to prompt more rail investment in the Thames Valley. Hugh said “The most pressing need is to give Oxford a bigger station with room for more trains, more bus links and more passengers. The current station is not big enough for present needs, let alone future growth.
“Evergreen 3 has already boosted the East West Rail proposal to reopen the railway from Bicester Town to Winslow, Bletchley, Milton Keynes and Bedford, with a link from Winslow to Aylesbury. The Department for Transport now not only supports East West Rail but wants to electrify Oxford – Bedford as part of its proposed “electric spine” north-south freight and passenger rail route.
“In 2011 Network Rail restored double track to the section of the Cotswold Line between Charlbury and Ascott-under-Wychwood, enabling services to be increased and made more reliable. Railfuture awaits a DfT decision on whether to restore double track to the section between Wolvercote and Charlbury, so that Cotswold trains could be increased to an easy and simpler hourly service.
“Witney's passenger rail service was ended in 1962. Reopening the Witney Railway was considered by Oxfordshire County Council in the early 2000s and by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) in 2009. Railfuture wants the Oxford – Eynsham – Witney line reopened as a tramway and extended on a new route to Carterton and RAF Brize Norton. This would relieve the A40 west of Oxford, which has long been Oxfordshire's most congested main road.”
Chiltern Railways' news link
- SIMCITY IS BACK!
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 6, 2012 - The franchise that laid the foundations of the city building simulation genre is back, empowering players to create the world of their imagination! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) today announced that SimCity™ is breaking new ground in 2013. SimCity for PC, a brand new entry in the franchise is currently in development at Maxis Emeryville, and was revealed today during Game Changers @ GDC, a symposium that featured inspirational speeches from Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, and charity: water CEO and founder Scott Harrison.
- CENTRAL LONDON FABIAN SOCIETY
Central London Fabian Society
Wednesday 20 June, 7.30 pm
Marcus Roberts (Deputy General Secretary of the Fabian Society)
“Labour’s Next Majority”
Cole Room, Fabian Society, 11 Dartmouth Street, SW1H 9BN
Nearest tube: St James’s Park.
Details from Giles Wright on 0207 227 4904 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0207 227 4904end_of_the_skype_highlighting, email@example.com
- Is the Monarchy Really Necessary?
In these times of meritocracy, it is surprising that there are still western parliamentary democracies that still hold on to the concept of monarchy. After all, you would not choose your dentist on the hereditary principle - yet many parliamentary democracies continue to cling on to this - perhaps anachronistic tradition.
- Robert Stanley Opticians have just refurbished their Headington store.
Robert Stanley Opticians have been practising in London Road, Headington for over 40 years and they are part of the largest independent opticians based in Oxfordshire. However, they are at the cutting edge when it comes to Eyecare and Eyewear.137, LONDON ROAD, HEADINGTON OX3 9HZ OXFORD, OXFORDSHIRE
- OXFORD PLAYHOUSE LAUNCHES THE NEW ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE SCHEME
Evolve is a rolling year-long scheme which will support three individual artists or companies by offering a range of practical and in-kind support, including seed funding for projects, rehearsal space, creative development and peer mentoring. It is aimed at emerging artists and companies, or mid-career individuals at a juncture in their practice, who feel that access to support, resources and input from the Oxford Playhouse team will help them evolve creatively and professionally.
- LEVEL CROSSINGS GETTING SAFER DESPITE YARNTON DEATH
- Polish School Oxford celebrates its 10th year of Achievement
Sobotnia Polska Szkola w Oxford. Uczymy jezyka polskiego i historii. The Polish Saturday School in Oxford. We prepare students for GCSE exams in the polish language.
- Oxford’s 1st Polish Business Fair
(29 April 2013) Oxford's 1st Polish Business Fair was opened by Oxford’s Polish Association chair Ewa Gluza. This business fair is dedicated to the growing numbers of successful Polish run enterprises based in the county. Oxford’s Polish Association chair Ewa Gluza announced “it was a great success!”
- What we need is a vision for the whole of the European Union.
I spend a lot of my time in France and have the opportunity to observe public life and politics there at close quarters. It is interesting that such a proud, indeed, sometimes overly patriotic country, sees absolutely no contradiction between its own direct interests and those of the European Union. It considers them intimately connected and pursues one as an expression of the other. As in Berlin and Madrid, and most other EU
- Jana Brzechwa Wiersza
Wiersze Jana Brzechwy to klasyka literatury dziecięcej. Tutaj znajdują się tylko niektóre wierszyki poety. Jego dorobek w poezji dziecięcej jest znacznie większy. Wierszowane historyjki poety są lubiane zarówno przez dzieci, jak i dorosłych.
- Oxford's Lord Mayor Joins in Oxford Polish School 10th Anniversary
In Image from left to right: 3rd Year Teacher Jolanta Ryba, Clr. Jean Fooks, Former Headteacher Hanna Darowska, Headteacher Marzena Henry, Editor Oxofrdprospect.co.uk Nicholas Newman, Mohammed Abbasi Lord Mayor of Oxford, Clr. Van Coulter, Chair Oxford Polish Society Eva Gluza and Retired Oxford Polish School Teacher.
- Eurostar International appoints Clare Hollingsworth as Chairman
- HELP TO BUY: A POSITIVE BOOST FOR HOUSEBUILDER LINDEN HOMES
‘Help to Buy’ is available at a variety of Linden Homes Thames Valley sites, including Exemplar Park, The Artisan Quarter and Saxon Gate. For more information visit www.lindenhomes.co.uk.