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5 Tips for Helping your Parents as they Start to Get Older

Guest blog by Jessica Silver from ElWell. ElWell is a local service here to help people live the life they want as they get older and support their families. They make home visits across Oxfordshire and provide tailored help for mobility, balance, overcoming loneliness, managing memory loss, making home adaptations and nutrition. We’re the sandwich…

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Fun Winter Outdoor Activities for Kids

Anyone else have cabin fever yet? My kids are way better behaved after a trip to the park, but unfortunately are a little like me and much prefer to be snug and warm inside. After a few too many tantrums, I’ve vowed to toughen us all up and get outdoors. It’s not always easy when…

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Where to Go Lambing Near Oxford

Spring has sprung and baby lambs are on their way! Here are the top picks for lambing in Oxfordshire: Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham Saturday 8 February 2020 – Sunday 19 April 2020 Our flock of over 660 ewes are due to give birth this lambing season and we’d love to share the magic with you. Join…

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CELEBRATING THE WOMEN OF OXFORD’S PAST THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Oxford Castle & Prison are hosting an evening of interactive theatre to celebrate International Women’s Day and raise money for the Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. The charity event will celebrate the unsung heroines from Oxford Castle & Prison’s turbulent history with performances of monologues from their perspectives. Women such as Empress Matilda…

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Oxford Mumbler Franchise For Sale

Do you use the Oxford Mumbler website & Facebook group? Do you think you could improve it? 💜We are looking for new Oxford Mumbler Franchisee to join our Mumbler family.💜 We are looking for a special person to join us and take Oxford Mumbler to the next level. You can enjoy all of the benefits…

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) 2019 Maternity Survey Results

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive care, and they encourage care services to improve. They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of…

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Hire Ark-T Space

Hire Space, Change Lives! Ark-T is a community arts charity based in Cowley, Oxford.  At our centres, we host a diverse and exciting range of events and classes and we are seeking new additions to our programme for children and parents. The hall at Ark-T Centre is a large bright, light space ideal for classes…

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Internet Safeguarding Basics for Parents

Internet Safeguarding Basics for Parents, Guest Blog written by Hayley Towers (Director of Phase 4 Computers)     These days children are pretty much brought up with technology surgically attached to their hands. More and more we are seeing our households and our lives being connected online, whilst this makes the world a smaller place and…

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Oxford Castle & Prison – February Half Term

Dig! Into Spring this February Half term! Oxford Castle & Prison are inviting youngsters to Dig! Into Spring this February half term and explore the nature and 1000 year history of Oxford Castle & Prison. Chris Abbott, General Manager, Oxford Castle & Prison, “This half term we want to inspire youngsters to not only explore…

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Three Secrets to Raising Happy Children

By Maddy Biddulph Giving kids happy childhoods should (hopefully) set them up to become well-rounded and content adults. It goes without saying that parents want their kids to be happy, but achieving this is another matter altogether. Here’s the thing, we all know that giving into your child’s every demand is not going to bode…

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