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I like weddings... at a distance

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Victoria Hislop finds novel inspiration overseas

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Her husband may be a very well-known face on TV, but bestselling novelist Victoria Hislop, who visits Woodstock on Monday, is big in Greece. Jaine Blackman reports

Fairytale romance has an unhappy end

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Rebecca has her illusions shattered by the break-up of a friend’s whirlwind courtship

Make the most of mellow days while you can

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

"Get out and explore before the weather gets frosty and you just want to snuggle up" writes Renee Watson

Thanks for the music

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

When "new for old" insurance just won't do

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

New film makers shorts are sweet

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Sit quietly, think of nothing and ease your stress

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Keeping Fit with Lisa Cuerden

A big merci for care of mum

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

"Because of my sincere gratitude to the French, I'm willing to overlook the delayed flight" writes Katherine Rees

'Mum calls me the Queen of Oxford'

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11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

As the Cleaner, Greener Oxford campaign is launched this week, city centre manager Laurie-Jane Taylor talk about her role and how she got there. Jaine Blackman reports

Disturbing images of two different lives in torment

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11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

"Becky has nothing to lose because she's already lost it all" writes Liz Nicholls

Mum ditches her wigs and scarves

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11:00am Friday 19th September 2014

It’s National Alopecia Awareness month and Jaine Blackman meets Laura Griffiths who is going ‘au natural’ to highlight the condition

Getting some help with specs appeal

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Jaine Blackman makes a spectacle of herself taking a look at new trends for eyewear and trying some designers’ latest lines in glasses

Dreams of being Jamie's mate have been flame-grilled

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

"This bunch have a laugh regardless of the fact they're in a trick-or-treat wig and lycra" writes Liz Nicholls

Writing a way out of despair

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11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Mum Kaylea Cross tells Jaine Blackman about the novel way she battled post natal depression

Flying the flag for ocean liners

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Taking charge of your mind and body

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

A worn-out Liz Nicholls meets health and lifestyle coach Skip Archimedes and Lisa Treacher in her mission to ‘supercharge’ her life

It's not good to be the 'baddest'

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Rebecca fears Beyonce is doing more harm than good as a role model for young women

A tale of the grail in Wales

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Angela Swann enters a peaceful haven to find luxury, fine food and a great line in legends

We can all go to extremes if we want to

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

"Research suggests superhuman ability is a matter of practice and not a result of genetics" writes Renee Watson

Managing finances will be child's play

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

All the fun of St Giles

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Looking forward to eastern influences

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Lisa's back wit a new approach to healthier living

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11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

"An intense yoga course in Los Angeles has taught me how to meditate and live a much calmer lifestyle" writes Lisa Cuerden

Weighty issue of free speech

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

"I for one am grateful everyone has a voice, even if it’s not always want to hear" writes Katherine Rees

Face in the Crowd: A fancy end to another great year of festivals

Oxford Mail: Tim Hughes

10:00am Monday 8th September 2014

IT has come to that time again. With the nights drawing in and the first hint of autumn in the air, it’s time for us to pack away the tent and sleeping bag, wipe off the glitter, and replace the wellies with a comfortable pair of trainers.

All changes as the school year begins

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Not perfect but perfectly happy

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

"The book was inappropriate. I spent the next day answering questions on STIs and shaving" writes Katherine Rees

Remembering the dread (mine) of starting school

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

As term begins in Oxford, what effect does starting school have on a four-year-old? When her daughter Mery started primary school in 2010, Gill Sutherland kept a diary of the youngster’s first six weeks as a pupil. It reveals how mum and daughter both felt about those difficult first days and what has happened since

Don't rush a split you may regret

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

We all know that one in three marriages fails, but divorce is declining in Oxfordshire and a new survey reveals more than half the people who split up regret it. Jaine Blackman reports

It's autumn and there's a bumper crop for viewing

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11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

"The programme manages not to be gloomy even with the subject matter" writes Liz Nicholls

So what's inside your bag?

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

The ultimate handbag – and contents – are reckoned by one luxury goods brand to cost £10,000. Jaine Blackman asks what women want and takes a peek inside their bags

Left hanging on the telephone

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

My dancing fleet on themed cruise

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

In preparation for the new series of Strictly which returns to TV screens on Sunday, Catherine Wylie joins a dance cruise

The naked truth of celebrity selfies

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Rebecca Moore wonders why anyone would put their nude pictures on a site that could be hacked

Be canny when choosing your charity giving

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

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

Mums are key to happiness

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design investigates the legendary chrysanthemum

How to share the expense of buying a home

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

A need to be loved

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Taking a river punt

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Forty reasons to be cheerful

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

"Memories of the weekend will be of slightly deranged sleep-deprived laughter" writes Katherine Rees

Make room for animal magic

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

It began innocently enough when, a few years ago, deer – or rather their heads – started being spotted in Oxfordshire homes, but now there's a whole menagerie of animals vying for space indoors. Jaine Blackman joins the hunt

Tasty outing to try something different

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

My love affair with television is back on again

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

"The kids eat tarantulas, mothers breastfeed monkeys and men dice with death" writes Liz Nicholls

'Dark times shaped our happier future'

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

After a bleak few years, author Debrah Martin and her daughters are relishing a new life, as Jaine Blackman finds out

Falling for the Finns

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Annette Cunningham steps out of her comfort zone, ditches the posh frocks and finds she actually enjoys the great outdoors

The marquee makes its mark

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

There's serious danger from a flatulent Earth

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

"The craters are unstable. Scientists report hearing tumbling Earth and running water" writes Renee Watson

It's a challenge to remain charitable

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Ice bucket stunt leaves Rebecca wondering why people feel the need to show off online

Flights to fancy for bird-brained

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design takes a look at feathered friends






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