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Thanks to the women who fought for us

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

"Post-menopausal women who exercise are much less likely to get breast cancer" writes Renee Watson

Tears and laughter as we view great career moments

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

"Mork declared he'd had fun and hopefully cheered up many lives (blub)" writes Liz Nicholls

Tune in for a new time lord

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11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

As TV roles go, taking on Doctor Who comes with a certain degree of expectation. Peter Capaldi talks about taking over as the 12th Doctor and Jaine Blackman meets an Oxfordshire woman who has recorded a song for the Time Lord

The slow horror of losing your mind

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Jaine Blackman meets a woman who wants to raise awareness of a rare condition

Students sign up despite high costs to study

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Nice pear for, um, a nice pair?

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Unexpected grief for a one-off comic

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Whirlwind Rebecca Moore plans to remember Robin Williams... with a maniacal laugh

In praise of dog walks

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city’s dreaming spires

Exams are over but life won't get easier

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city’s dreaming spires

End in sight for summer break

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

"In the last few days of the holidays I should probably check they still know how to hold a pen" writes Katherine Rees

Sweet smell of tradition

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design praises magnificent myrtle

Getting to the bottom of the way dogs 'talk'

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Renee Watson is head of explosions at Wats.on consultancy, mum of two and spreader of science love...

'Luca and I would not be defeated'

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Sonia Jandhyala tells Jaine Blackman of the despair and love she felt on the day her ‘doubly unlucky’ son was born

Forget the fakery for life in the raw with a hangover

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

"This is proper farming, not larking about with a couple of chickens and an eglu" writes Liz Nicholls

Stepping back in theatre's history

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

There’s a new tour on Oxford’s tourist trail focusing the Sheldonian Theatre. Jaine Blackman takes the tour and meets a guide who specialises in leading parties around the city

Spoilt for choice at spa break

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Jaine Blackman wanders through a world of spas to emerge relaxed and rejuvenated

'Pub Landlord' Al Murray shows his serious side

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Al Murray may be famed for his brash comedy alter-egos, but behind the laughs lies a sensitive history-geek nurtured during his days as an Oxford student. In new series Secrets From The Asylum he delves in to his Victorian ancestors’ struggle with mental illness. Jaine Blackman reports

Tips to cut the costs of your mobile phone

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Don't mistake PMT for OMG

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

'I want to get paid to go adventuring'

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Rebecca searches the job ads but fails to find a vacancy for ‘living an awesome life’

A feast of a festival

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Trying to make the break work

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

"For holiday clubs to be useful for us they need to start at 7.30am and finish at 6.30pm" writes dentist Katherine Rees

Plants for the social climbers

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design asks if flowers are upper or working class?

Getting more than just a great haircut

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

The science of cheap fun

Oxford Mail:

3:25pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Forget costly summer outings, entertain the kids with inexpensive experiments at home, says Jaine Blackman

Watch: Raymond Blanc turns chanteur with Katherine Jenkins for a special night at Le Manoir + Video

Oxford Mail:

12:50pm Friday 8th August 2014

WE ALL know he can cook but who knew Raymond Blanc of Oxford’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons could sing too.

Le summer Paris style

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Pick up the litter... even other people's

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Complex case of research to trace autism

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

"I hope we, as a society, will learn to celebrate difference among children" writes Renee Watson

Crossing the line is (sometimes) right and funny

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

"Adam Hills could give most politicians a run for their money in the brains stakes" writes Liz Nicholls

Watch out for hidden costs of your holidays

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Family saga for the county set

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Jaine Blackman meets an author who has made Oxfordshire the prime location for her trilogy of love and intrigues

Rise of the big spenders

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Young women in Oxford are now more likely than men to see their finances deteriorate to such an extent that they fall into personal insolvency, according to new figures. Jaine Blackman asks why

I'm not lazy, I'm REALLY lazy

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Finally getting my red carpet moment

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Rebecca gets down with the kids but doesn’t manage to grab herself a movie goodie bag

I've had enough armchair sport

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

"Someone obviously gave Usain Bolt a slap on the wrist for acting like a bored teenager" writes Katherine Rees

Plant the seed of garden love

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design says get children outside this summer holiday

War must play hell with beauty

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Women's Land Army kept our troops fed

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design takes a look at how food crisis was averted

Devon dreams on Botley Road

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

"The sun shines here too and I’d miss the people and the eclectic mix that oxford offers" writes Katherine Rees

I'm a washout as domestic goddess

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Rebecca fears she would have been useless and doomed to be an old maid in wartime

Changing face of fashion

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Costume designer Izzy Pellow who has created designs for plays for Oxford Theatre Guild, ElevenOne Theatre, and Tomahawk, takes a look at women’s fashions in 1914

Sorrow of lost youth

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Life-changing time for men and women

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

The women who made the UK healthier

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

"She helped raise the population out of the darkness of war with lashings of science" writes Renee Watson

Pools that rock

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

In 1914 the best most families could hope for by way of a holiday was a seaside day trip. Erin Murton of Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust tells of the joys of exploring rock pools

BBC leads the way in coverage of war’s centenary

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

"The Abbey will descend into darkness until only a single candle flickers" writes Liz Nicholls

Remembering when a penny could buy a lot

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Taking a look at home life in 1914

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Jaine Blackman discovers what Oxford women were reading about 100 years ago

How war work led to liberation

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Jaine Blackman looks at how WWI changed women’s lives in Britain






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