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War must play hell with beauty

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

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

I'm a washout as domestic goddess

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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

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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

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

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

How war work led to liberation

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11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

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

Pools that rock

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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

Bravery of the nurses on the front line

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11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

It’s not just the soldiers we should be remembering for their bravery in WWI. Nurses at home in Oxfordshire and overseas at the battlefields worked tireless under horrific conditions. Jaine Blackman reports

Women's Land Army kept our troops fed

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11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

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

Taking a look at home life in 1914

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11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

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

Living life in 1914 would curl my hair without a rag

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 1st August 2014

"Imagine how truly exotic going to a picture house must have been" writes Annette Cunningham

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

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

Sex matters in the garden

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design wonders why it’s women who have green fingers

Remember taken girls

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11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Watching lives through a lens is disturbing telly

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

"The Up series is one of the most pioneering reality TV experiments in history" writes Liz Nicholls

Going away makes you appreciate home

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Liven up your summer with some science

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

"You can test if balloons pop when they are filled with a variety of liquids and lit with a match" writes Renee Watson

'I'm no more Ms Polite Girl'

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Mastering the art of taking time out

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11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Rebecca picks up her paintbrush and refuses to feel guilty about not doing the laundry

All at sea with paddleboards

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

"The metaphors for life were clear to see. Perhaps we'll stick to cricket and crabbing" writes Katherine Rees

Love and music help couple beat the odds

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Jaine Blackman meets an Oxford woman married to a Serbian gypsy

A vicious cycle

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11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

‘Fat-bottomed’ mum Liz Nicholls finds it hard to keep up on an active family break

It's full steam ahead for lunch

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11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Jaine Blackman discovers there’s such a thing as a steam oven and tries her hand at dim sum

No need for fashion police when you have daughters

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

"If it were not for their squeals of horror, I'd look like mutton dressed as lamb" writes Annette Cunningham

It's been ages but good giggle melts the years away

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

"It's been a long time since our only concern was who we might snog at the disco" writes Annette Cunningham

Sense... and scentsability

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design is getting busy preserving the scents of summer

In Utopia, it's true they are out to get (nearly) all of us

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

"No spoilers here but a scene with a toddler and a rabbit was beautifully, brutally done" writes Liz Nicholls

Everything but the dog

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11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Super time to be spotting a fuller moon

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

"The next supermoon due on August 10 is set to be a real spectacle - let's hope for a clear night" writes Renee Watson

Driving lessons are a testing experience

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11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Too little too late for those with loan debt

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Invisible - it's the new black

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

'I'm not ready for big school'

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

"We'll be clinging on to his childhood until the last possible moment" writes Katherine Rees

The challenges of long distance care

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11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Catherine Blaxhall, head of Carers Support and OxBEL Action for Carers (Oxfordshire) on the problems faced by long distance carers

Even cynics can believe in love

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11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Rebecca stops the eye-rolling to rejoice in a pal’s whirlwind romance and proposal

Knights fever at Warwick Castle

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11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

With jousting contests, magic shows and knights in shimmering armour, camping in the grounds of Warwick Castle is an adventure for Emily Shelley’s family

'Going the distance for my great mum'

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11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Jaine Blackman met Patricia Alonso as she prepared to say farewell to Oxford before heading home to Spain to look after her sick mother

Take a bite on the wild side

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Anyone for a squirrel burger... or a rabbit enchilada? Jaine Blackman meets Rosie Barham, a woman who is game to cook just about anything

Only 160 days to Christmas

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Yep, it’s only July but already the big retailers are showcasing their festive wares. Jaine Blackman heads to London and gets into the Christmas spirit

I've got to pack in packing my loft with old clothes

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

"It's not like you have to pick your way through pizza boxes to reach the sofa" writes Annette Cunningham

Too poorly to trek for a cure

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design on being too ill to visit the wellbeing festival

Gritty viewing of teens at home and overseas

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

"They are forced to toil in a mechanics yard with the threat of a beating" writes Liz Nicholls

Ditch all those bottles and drink for free

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

"We are so lucky in this country. Our tap water is sensational" writes Renee Watson

School holidays don't have to break the bank

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Mad about our family camping

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

"We were all feeling the love as well as the need for a decent night's sleep" writes Katherine Rees

A carnival of delight

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Lesson learned in making eyes

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Rebecca Moore on flirting






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