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Queen Bee Attempts Palace Coup

Queen Bee Attempts Palace Coup

The Palace is used to welcoming royalty, but when a queen bee inadvertently led her colony to swarm on a stone plinth outside the Duke of Marlborough’s private entrance it was decided she needed to be gently escorted off the premises.

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We're Offering a ‘Dream’ Role for Shepherd

We're Offering a ‘Dream’ Role for Shepherd

We are looking to recruit a shepherd to help care for our 1,000-strong flock of sheep, as well as our collection of rare breed British white cattle .

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We've Welcomed Government’s New National Planning Code

We've Welcomed Government’s New National Planning Code

We have welcomed the government’s new national model design code, which was published this week.

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Shepherd’s Cutie Pies – Sheepdog Puppies at the Palace

Shepherd’s Cutie Pies – Sheepdog Puppies at the Palace

The eight-week-old border collie puppies are the latest generation born from our sheepdogs who work across the Estate.

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Rural Housing Alliance Praises Blenheim’s Radical Approach to Affordable Housing

Rural Housing Alliance Praises Blenheim’s Radical Approach to Affordable Housing

During Rural Housing Week the Rural Housing Alliance has praised our response to the urgent need for additional affordable housing in the country.

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Dry Stone Wall Restoration Uncovers Ghostly Relics of Blenheim’s Past

Dry Stone Wall Restoration Uncovers Ghostly Relics of Blenheim’s Past

Restoration work on our traditional dry stone walling has revealed a fascinating glimpse into the estate’s past.

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We've been Shortlisted for Prestigious Future of Real Estate Award

We've been Shortlisted for Prestigious Future of Real Estate Award

Blenheim Estate Homes has been shortlisted for the Estates Gazette Future of Real Estate Award 2021.

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Re-discovered 200-year-old Guide Reveals Lost Treasures of one of Britain’s Most Luxurious Roman Villas

Re-discovered 200-year-old Guide Reveals Lost Treasures of one of Britain’s Most Luxurious Roman Villas

Our Palace Archivist has re-discovered a 200-year-old guide revealing the lost treasures of one of Britain’s largest and most luxurious Roman villas

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We've Launched a Tree Sponsorship Scheme

We've Launched a Tree Sponsorship Scheme

We are giving people the unique opportunity to commemorate a special event or remember a loved one and help the environment by having a tree planted on our UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Saplings From Europe’s Greatest Collection of  Ancient Oaks on Sale at Blenheim Palace

Saplings From Europe’s Greatest Collection of Ancient Oaks on Sale at Blenheim Palace

A limited number of saplings grown from Europe’s greatest collection of ancient oaks have gone on sale to the public at Blenheim Palace for the first time.

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We Are Addressing Urgent Need To Expand Woodland Creation

We Are Addressing Urgent Need To Expand Woodland Creation

Our Estates Director has addressed a national conference on how to fulfil ambitious new goals for woodland creation in England and Wales.

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Chainsaw Champion Carves Stunning Seat From Fallen Oak

Chainsaw Champion Carves Stunning Seat From Fallen Oak

A fallen ancient oak tree on our Estate has been given a new lease of life as a stunning carved bench thanks to the artistic skills of chainsaw artist Matthew Crabb.

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Growing natural capital: Morgan Sindall and Blenheim Estate creating new forests

Growing natural capital: Morgan Sindall and Blenheim Estate creating new forests

In partnership with Morgan Sindall Group plc we are creating nine new woodlands, planting more than a quarter of a million trees to transform the land as part of an ambitious series of sustainability initiatives.

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We're Inviting Tenders For Partnership on Arable Land

We're Inviting Tenders For Partnership on Arable Land

We are inviting farmers to tender for c.1,100 acres (445ha) of arable farmland as we implement our ground-breaking land strategy.

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We've Piloted A Social Prescription Programme

We've Piloted A Social Prescription Programme

We are piloting a new ‘social prescription’ programme aimed at addressing the mental distress, social isolation and physical inactivity caused by lockdown.

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We've Launched Woodstock Community Development Project

We've Launched Woodstock Community Development Project

We're delighted to have launched the Woodstock Community Development Project, in partnership with Woodstock Town Council, and Community First Oxfordshire (CFO).

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Survey Reveals Biodiversity of our Ancient Woodland

Survey Reveals Biodiversity of our Ancient Woodland

A new survey has revealed the incredible biodiversity of our ancient woodland.

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Christmas Comes Very Early

Christmas Comes Very Early

It may only be February but our Forestry Team is already hard at work preparing for Christmas.

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Scan Reveals Record Ratio for our Sheep Flock

Scan Reveals Record Ratio for our Sheep Flock

Our flock of sheep are expecting a record ratio of lambs this year according to the latest ultrasound pregnancy scans.

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Volunteers Restore Historic Hedgerow

Volunteers Restore Historic Hedgerow

A team of volunteers is helping to re-plant an ancient hedgerow as part of a wildlife conservation project in Bladon.

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We're Building Bee B&Bs

We're Building Bee B&Bs

We're building our own natural hives to help protect dwindling colonies of wild bees across our estate.

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Our Partner Pye Homes Won Top Prizes at Housebuilder Awards

Our Partner Pye Homes Won Top Prizes at Housebuilder Awards

Our partner, Pye Homes, have won two top prizes at this year’s Housebuilder Awards, the most sought-after and prestigious annual ceremony in the industry.

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Restored Waterfall Roars Back to Life

Restored Waterfall Roars Back to Life

Our iconic manmade waterfall, created by ‘Capability’ Brown, has been restored to its former glory following a major repair and restoration project.

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New tenants playing vital role in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

New tenants playing vital role in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Our new tenants at Witney Business & Innovation Centre; Healthtech Firm Visiba are helping ease pressure on NHS & support rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Brightening up the community with nearly 2,000 spring bulbs

Brightening up the community with nearly 2,000 spring bulbs

Our Gardens Team are donating nearly 2,000 spring bulbs to local groups following an online appeal.

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We're Supplying Lamb to One of Country’s Oldest Family Butchers

We're Supplying Lamb to One of Country’s Oldest Family Butchers

We are working with Aldens of Oxford, one of the UK’s longest established family butchers, to offer our high quality lamb to its customers.

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Huge Interest in our Latest Collection at Park View

Huge Interest in our Latest Collection at Park View

We are officially launching our latest collection of our landmark Park View development this weekend and hundreds of buyers have already pre-registered their interest.

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Farming Charity Opens New HQ on our Estate

Farming Charity Opens New HQ on our Estate

We have provided FarmAbility a permanent hub space as part of our ongoing partnership with the charity.

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Our Herdsman Harvests Bumper Crop From Giant Veg Chaos Garden

Our Herdsman Harvests Bumper Crop From Giant Veg Chaos Garden

Our Herdsman Richard has harvested a bumper crop of vegetables from a giant edible chaos garden he created on our Estate.

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We're measuring our biodiversity as part of a nationwide wellbeing study

We're measuring our biodiversity as part of a nationwide wellbeing study

Scientists are studying the sounds of nature in our estate as part of a nationwide study into the potential benefits of green spaces for health and wellbeing.

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Stamp Duty has been temporarily waived

Stamp Duty has been temporarily waived

Homebuyers can save thousands under the new Stamp Duty threshold.

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Park View: a 'Kite Mark for Stewardship'

Park View: a 'Kite Mark for Stewardship'

A newly-published report, by property consultants Knight Frank, has described our commitment to developing high quality properties as part of our Landowner Legacy as a ‘kite mark for stewardship’.

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We've Appointed an Award-Winning Consultancy to Help us Shape a Sustainable Future

We've Appointed an Award-Winning Consultancy to Help us Shape a Sustainable Future

We are working with VeloCity, which features engineers, architects and planners, to re-imagine a future based around people, places, public transport and new technology.

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Lake Dredge Project Postponed

Lake Dredge Project Postponed

Our lake dredge project, set to start this month, has been postponed.

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We've Donated Descendants of our Ancient Oaks to Volunteer Tree Stewards

We've Donated Descendants of our Ancient Oaks to Volunteer Tree Stewards

We donated a mix of young oak, cherry and beech saplings grown on our Estate to the Combe Parish Tree Stewards scheme.

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Council’s U-Turn Will Put Our Affordable Homes Model at Risk

Council’s U-Turn Will Put Our Affordable Homes Model at Risk

Our radical new way to provide more than 200 truly affordable homes in Woodstock is at risk after Cherwell District Council opted to remove it from their Local Plan.

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Ecology Team to Safeguard Wildlife Ahead of Lake Dredge

Ecology Team to Safeguard Wildlife Ahead of Lake Dredge

A team of ecologists have begun work to help safeguard vital wildlife habitats ahead of our £9m lake dredge project, which is due to get under way in April.

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Housing Commission Recognises Radical Approach to Affordable Homes

Housing Commission Recognises Radical Approach to Affordable Homes

Our radical approach to affordable housing has been featured in a major new government-backed report.

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£9m Project to Dredge our Lake

£9m Project to Dredge our Lake

A massive civil engineering project due to begin in April will see more than 300,000 cubic metres of silt removed from the Queen Pool lake.

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Park View opened by MP Robert Courts

Park View opened by MP Robert Courts

Witney MP Robert Courts officially opened our landmark Park View development on Thursday, 23rd January.

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