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The hidden art of motherhood

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Do babies and culture mix? Yes, says art consultant Sarah Mayhew Craddock with a big sigh of relief

Living it up at the festival of death

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Oxford will be gripped by all things deathly later this month. Debbie Waite meets the founder of a festival which aims to shine a light on the dark subject of dying

Romantic lead Hugh Grant is a cynic at heart

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

In new romcom The Rewrite, Hugh Grant plays a washed-up screenwriter, jaded by Hollywood. The honorary fellow of New College, Oxford, tells how he really relates to the part. Jaine Blackman reports

I'm loving those amateur critics and apprentices

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

"Each series delivers a fresh team of arrogant steely-eyed hopefuls" writes Liz Nicholls

Long term weight loss is not just a matter of dieting

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

"Many factors will affect fat loss in a big way. Pay attention to what is happening in your life" writes Lisa Cuerden

Partners deserve some respect

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

We need some pin-ups to do the math for us

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

"Wouldn't it be great if Rihanna raved about doing her tax return" writes Gill Oliver

'Let's lighten up about wording'

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Rebecca Moore defends the use of gentle humour in a college’s newsletter about the serious subject of sexual consent

I'm not ready to be invisible

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

"More over Clooney, I'm done with the stereotype of the suave 50-something man" writes Katherine Rees

Drive for a garage

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Elitism rules... and so do the 'Rioters'

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Crunch time for growers

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design looks for enlightenment on her apple types

Creature comforts

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Sound of the serpent one of many delights

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Trio join forces for flea market

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Liz Nicholls meets three creative women who will host a community shopping event tomorrow

Rosamund Pike goes from good girl to Gone Girl

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

She’s played her fair share of English roses and fun sidekicks but Oxford old girl Rosamund Pike has broken out of her box as lead in the highly-anticipated Gone Girl adaptation. Jaine Blackman reports

Going batty over a mixed bag of 'educational' TV

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

"Bermuda, the land of sun and shorts seems to have short-circuited Louis’ brain" writes Liz Nicholls

'I can rely on my bosom buddies' says cancer survivor Jenny Steele

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Jaine Blackman meets a woman who is spreading the message that it’s not just a disease which hits the over 35s

Set yourself some goals to stay on the fitness track

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

"Don't be one of those people who just talks about what they want to achieve and doesn't do it!" writes Lisa Cuerden

Shedding light on research to end blindness

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

"Take a moment to marvel at the intricate machines that are your eyes" writes Renee Watson

Hefty bills for fancy words are hard to stomach

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Making a boob with videos

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Oxford Savvy with Rebecca Moore

Are we all really getting happier?

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Rebecca Moore reads the latest statistics but feels emotion surveys may be hopelessly flawed

Battle scars of a birthday bash

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

"Even the most pacifist parent struggles to stop a son turning anything into a gun" writes Katherine Rees

Tame the tiger for happier kids

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Liz Nicholls reports on at a new book by Tanith Carey that looks at the dangers of pushy parenting

Lift-off at Launchpad

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Tales of courage to the Journeys End

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Women prove it's never too late to learn

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

As young freshers flood into Oxford Rebecca Moore talks to three women who began a little later in life

Why Celia's smirk is brighter than the orange tiles

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

"Dashed dreams and sarcastic asides are part of the formula" writes Liz Nicholls

Zoe Broughton goes undercover to change the world

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Dodging landmines and getting arrested are all in a day’s work for Oxford’s Zoe Broughton. Gill Oliver interviews the renowned video-journalist

Get real when it comes to being fit and healthy

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

"There are no quick fixes to being fit and healthy - no special pills or shakes" writes Lisa Cuerden

Go behind the scenes for day of experiments

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Liz Nicholls reports on a laboratory of fun for Oxford children that aims to fuse art and science

The clever teens who keep mum's taxi on the road

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

"I am the first to admit this manic minute-counting is largely my own fault" writes Renee Watson

Injecting new interest into how we spend

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Honesty is not to be sniffed at

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Looking forward to the day we don't need feminists

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

"The working world may have woken up to women but still falls short of true equality" writes Katherine Rees

My face is just fine, thank you very much

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

After being caught by a make-up counter lady, Rebecca Moore finds she’s had enough of make-believe

Setting sail for Andrew

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Laugh all you like, little raises a smile quite like Downton

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

"Lord Grantham is back harrumphing around the house like a camp David Cameron" writes Liz Nicholls

Hertford College puts women's talent in the picture

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Tim Hughes reports on an Oxford college that’s shrugging off centuries of male dominance with photographic portraits of its high-achieving women

The big brains who made science sexy

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Why truth about sweetners could leave bitter taste

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

"Don't worry if you've been fooled by Agave Syrup. You're not alone" writes Lisa Cuerden

Puppeteer Emma Boor leaves it all to the imagination

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Puppeteer Emma Boor tells Liz Nicholls about her new book and how a move from Newcastle to Oxford four years ago has opened many doors

Packing it all in Swedish style to save planet

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

"Packaging is certainly one case of bigger not being better" writes Renee Watson

Oxford festival proves 'old is the new young'

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Jaine Blackman talks to the organiser of a new festival in Oxford aiming to celebrate the wisdom of advancing years

Enjoy freedom of uni but get it all covered

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Beauty of a Greek island

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Hoping to transform herself into an Aphrodite, Nicole Gallagher visits the Greek goddess’s stomping ground

Lack of shuteye seems a dream

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

"Parenting a baby is quite frankly a breeze - ableit a sleep-deprived breeze" writes Katherine Rees

Beware of the rise of the machines

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Why age takes the edge off paranoia

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Rebecca considers the Ange-effect as she contemplates her own ‘pre-emptive strike’






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