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Oxfordshire is the most rural county in the South East. It has a population of around 666,100, one third of which lives in towns or villages of less than 10,000 people.

The county is a popular visitor destination for its rural beauty, numerous market towns and Oxford city itself, which has earned a global reputation for its academic and architectural splendour. Oxford is also a global centre of publishing.

Oxfordshire has consistently high levels of employment and the workforce is amongst the most highly-qualified in the country. World-class business clusters include bioscience, advanced motorsport engineering, scientific research and cryogenics.

lockwise – starting with the back row Prof Ian Walmsley, pro vice-chancellor, University of Oxford; Cllr Bob Price, Leader, Oxford city council; Ian Wenman, Deputy Chair, Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership; Cllr Ian Hudspeth, leader, Oxfordshire CC; Nick Clegg, Deputy PM; Greg Clark, Minister for Cities and the Constitution

City Deal signed

City Deal promises £1.2bn investment in Oxfordshire and thousands of new jobs.
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Have your say on services

We have less money to spend and public services will have to change. We want to hear from you about the services you value most.
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Christmas activities

Christmas markets and activities in Oxfordshire.
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Christmas markets
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