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Street food comes to Oxford

The finest traders in Britain (and beyond) have been cooking up a storm to win the British Street Food Awards since 2010 and this year they'll be heading to Oxford. The British Street Food Festival will be taking place at Oxford Castle Quarter from Friday May 1 to Monday May 4 - The May Bank Holiday weekend. And this year they're...

Suicidal Monks, Dirty Habits and Mash Tun Mayhem!

A Blog by Brewery Bird Deep in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside, on a farm in Hullavington (approx. six miles south of Malmesbury), it's 7.30am and the clanging of barrels can be heard, accompanied by the heady aroma of ovaltiney mashed barley and muttered expletives (the latter the result of a minor altercation between Tony Kemp, owner / Director of Flying...

The Positive News Team!

A new company has been formed that is definitely good news for people who like reading about community stuff, business and what's on. And us lot from The Ocelot are part of it. Positive Media Group is the new umbrella company that comprises Swindon Link, The Business Exchange Swindon & Wiltshire and everybody's favourite entertainment guide The Ocelot, which has only just been added to the growing...

On ya bike in Kurdistan

OFF THE GRID A blog from Luke Coleman (Our Man in Iraq) Public transport in Iraqi Kurdistan is bobbins. It hardly fares better in the south of Iraq, but at least there is a creaking train service between Baghdad and Basra, a journey I'd love to be able to make one day. Buses run irregular routes around my city, and not...

The Goat – Grammar ire!

Theirs nothing that winds me up more than bad grammar. And speling. Its not funny when you miss out an apostrophe or get there confused with theyre. Your really bound to get on someones goat. But you know what really winds me up is that there will be some of you out there who won't have even spotted the mistakes in the previous two paragraphs. Don't get...

Toilet Break

THE NERD'S LAST WORD A  blog by Michael Bosley It was during the intermission of a show at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge recently that I decided I'd go for a quick toilet break, aware that guzzling a hurried pint of cider before making our way into the show was probably not my best move. "Quickly!" said my girlfriend "or there'll be a queue before you get there". Deftly,...

Love Living in

Community-focused film competition ‘Love Living in’ offers £1,000 top prize Property specialist Leaders has launched a new competition, Love Living in, which shines a spotlight on what it is that makes the place people call home special. Leaders’ marketing manager, Alison Guyton, said: “Every town, city, village and suburb is different; made up of a unique assortment of people, streets, buildings,...

Gobbling up the Hobgoblin crisps

That pesky Hobgoblin at Witney’s Wychwood Brewery is at it again. Not content with getting photographed with politicians when campaigning against beer tax or being the face of one of the UK’s most popular beers, the mischievous miscreant is making even more forays into invading your local. That’s right. The Hobgoblin has now launched its own crisp brand. The flavour he’s...
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