New Oxford Guide to Local Independent Shops launched

This is a great idea, a guide showcasing 85 of Oxford’s best independent shops. I like to support Oxford businesses where I can, and this can only help me. It looks like there is a site coming to thinklocally.co.uk too, so that will be worth keeping an eye on. Book keeps Oxford independent (From The… Continue reading New Oxford Guide to Local Independent Shops launched

Goodbye Carling Academy/The Zodiac/The Venue, welcome the O2 Academy

Yes, it’s been nearly a year since the Zodiac on the Cowley Road became the Carling Academy, so Oxford’s main music venue was clearly long overdue another name change. It will now be the O2 Academy. Apparently as an iPhone user on O2, I’ll get priority booking for tickets (I only ever remember to buy… Continue reading Goodbye Carling Academy/The Zodiac/The Venue, welcome the O2 Academy

Magdalen Bridge to close on May 1st

Magdalen Bridge is to shut between 4 and 8:30 am on May 1st 2008, to inconvenience much of Oxford, and to prevent idiots jumping off a bridge to celebrate tradition. Let them jump I say, it provides needed income to jobbing photographers, who may be able to sell pictures to the national press when the… Continue reading Magdalen Bridge to close on May 1st