Springtide Festival to return in May

first_imgThe live music will include performances from Pangolin, LavenderBoy, Stolen Mic, the Oxford Commas and the Young Woman’s Music Project. Springtide Community Festival will return on Sunday 5th May, the SU has announced. Springtide is “a community focused family-friendly festival that aims to bring the student and non-student community for the day of music, fun and adventure”. There will also be a fully-licensed bar. Alongside music, there will also be a variety of food from companiessuch as Jericho Coffee Traders, Frank’s Burgers, My Japanese and Vegan Ethiopianavailable. The event is being hosted by Oxford SU to “help integrationbetween students and long tern residents”. The SU also hopes it will “encouragestudents to give back something to the city they call home by donating theirtime and skills to help run it and more importantly to have fun.” The festival, which will be held in University Parks between11am and 7pm, will showcase local music, a mini farm and food and drink from acrossthe world. It will be free to attend. People can also sign up to participate in five-a-side football,with matches for kids, men and women taking place across the day.last_img read more

Dubai group ‘agree terms’ for Newcastle takeover

first_img0Shares0000Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has reportedly agreed terms to buy Newcastle United © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 27 – Representatives of Dubai-based Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan said Monday they had “agreed terms” with Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, moving closer to completing a deal to buy the Premier League club.A statement from billionaire Sheikh Khaled’s Bin Zayed Group said: “We can confirm that representatives of His Highness Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nahyan are in discussions with Mike Ashley and his team, about the proposed acquisition of Newcastle United Football Club. “We have agreed terms and are working hard to complete the transaction at the earliest opportunity.”The statement said Sheikh Khaled considered it “an honour to have the opportunity to build on the strong support, history and tradition of the club”.Reports at the weekend said Sheikh Khaled, a relative of Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, was close to sealing a £350 million ($443 million) takeover.A spokesman for the club “politely declined” to comment, but sources close to the club have indicated there was interest but many ends still needed to be tied up before a deal could go ahead.Ashley, the founder of the Sports Direct retail chain, bought the club for £134.4 million in 2007 but has faced a string of protests from supporters disgruntled at what they see as a lack of investment in players.He has put Newcastle up for sale three times but every bid has failed to produce a deal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more