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Shop around online to save on grocery bills

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

There's serious danger from a flatulent Earth

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

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

Taking a river punt

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

The marquee makes its mark

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

My love affair with television is back on again

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

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

Tasty outing to try something different

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

It's a challenge to remain charitable

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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

'Dark times shaped our happier future'

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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

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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

Make room for animal magic

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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

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

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

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

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

Students sign up despite high costs to study

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11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Tears and laughter as we view great career moments

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11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

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

In praise of dog walks

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11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city’s dreaming spires

Nice pear for, um, a nice pair?

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Sweet smell of tradition

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design praises magnificent myrtle

Exams are over but life won't get easier

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11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city’s dreaming spires

Unexpected grief for a one-off comic

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11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

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

The slow horror of losing your mind

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11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

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

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

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...

Tips to cut the costs of your mobile phone

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Forget the fakery for life in the raw with a hangover

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

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

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?

A feast of a festival

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Don't mistake PMT for OMG

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Getting more than just a great haircut

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

'I want to get paid to go adventuring'

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11:00am Friday 15th August 2014

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

'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

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

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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

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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

The science of cheap fun

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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

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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.

Family saga for the county set

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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

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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'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

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

Watch out for hidden costs of your holidays

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11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Crossing the line is (sometimes) right and funny

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11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

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

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

Le summer Paris style

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11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

I'm not lazy, I'm REALLY lazy

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

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

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11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Finally getting my red carpet moment

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11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

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

Sorrow of lost youth

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11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton






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