Breakthrough! Coronavirus vaccine

Patience in ‘last mile’

FE and partner BNTX reported positive top line Ph3 data for its COVID-19 vaccine, BNT162b2. The trial met the primary endpoint (preventing COVID-19 in those without evidence of prior SARS-COv2 infection) and per the release the case split between vaccinated individuals and those who received the placebo indicates a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at … Read more

Oxford Corvid vaccine trial confirms encouraging results

The coronavirus vaccine under development by Oxford university and AstraZeneca has elicited a strong immune response and been shown to be safe in older adults, a group at disproportionate risk of developing severe Covid-19. In phase 2 trial results published in The Lancet, researchers said the vaccine had fewer adverse effects in older people than in younger … Read more

 Patience in ‘last mile’ of Covid-19 vaccine process

Patience in ‘last mile’

Pfizer’s chief executive has urged patience in the “last mile” of Covid-19 vaccine development, after the timeline for an early look at whether a late-stage trial shows its vaccine works was poised to slip into November. Albert Bourla said on Tuesday that he was still “cautiously optimistic” about the vaccine, which could be the first … Read more

UK consumer spending exceeds last year’s

UK consumer spending in August exceeded last year’s level for the first month since the coronavirus lockdown began, helped by a rebound for clothing, pubs, and bars, but shops continued to struggle as more was bought online. Consumer spending grew 0.2 per cent in August, compared with the same month last year, up from a … Read more

UK economy springs back!

Britain’s economy leapt back to life at the height of summer as consumers rushed out of lockdown to start spending freely — attracted by the government’s incentives to visit pubs and restaurants. After months of staying home and tightening their belts, data yesterday showed shoppers spent more in July than before the pandemic hit, with … Read more


Tours What better way than to discover and learn the vibrant history of Oxford than on a tour? Whether you prefer exploring by foot or on wheels, there is an option for everyone. Walking Tours Footprints Tours – a free 2-hour walking tour of 7+ people operating seven days of the week. To make a booking, … Read more


Theatre The Oxford Playhouse The Oxford Playhouse is the hub of live performance. Whether you are interested in drama, family shows, dance, music, comedy, lectures, poetry, or even workshops and holiday schemes, the Oxford Playhouse has something for you. Check out their program – and for more information and to make bookings, visit the Oxford Playhouse … Read more

Taxis and Limousines

Taxis 001 Taxis – Oxford’s favourite taxi company – provide an excellent taxi service for the city and the wider Oxfordshire area. With high quality vehicles and top customer service, they provide a private transportation service difficult to beat. 001 Taxis also offer airport transfers to a variety of airports in London from the fixed … Read more


Silverstone is the United Kingdom’s only Formula 1 race track. The 2018 events calendar – including the 2018 Formula 1 British Grand Prix – can be found here. As well as tours, Silverstone offers exceptional driving experiences for those wanting to try their hand at the race track. Whether you want to race a Ferrari, Aston Martin … Read more


The city of Oxford is almost synonymous with world-class museums. Perhaps the three most significant are the Ashmolean Museum, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of the History of Science. All admissions are free. Ashmolean Museum Established in 1683, the Ashmolean Museum is not only one of the oldest museums in … Read more