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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'I'm no more Ms Polite Girl'

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Remember taken girls

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Mastering the art of taking time out

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

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

Going away makes you appreciate home

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

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

Invisible - it's the new black

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Everything but the dog

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11:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

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

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

Driving lessons are a testing experience

Oxford Mail:

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

The challenges of long distance care

Oxford Mail:

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

Knights fever at Warwick Castle

Oxford Mail:

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

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

Take a bite on the wild side

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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

'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

'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

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

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

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

Lesson learned in making eyes

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Rebecca Moore on flirting

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

A carnival of delight

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Losing centre would be the real tragedy

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Becks' kecks and see you in 2018

Oxford Mail: Gill Sutherland is a World Cup WAG

11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Gill Sutherland is a World Cup WAG (Witty And Gobby)

Lady of the lake

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11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Janie Hampton revels in life around an inland “sea” in the small, peaceful country of Malawi

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

Kids on flights can be plane sailing

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11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

As research finds a quarter of parents don’t like taking young children on flights, Jaine Blackman asks what they can do to ensure a stress-free journey for the family... and other passengers

Kate has found her Humble home

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11:00am Friday 11th July 2014

Her parents may have been disappointed Kate Humble didn’t go to Oxford – apart from for a typing course – but she’s done plenty to make them proud since. Here she tells Jaine Blackman how her marriage and country life are at the heart of her happiness

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

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

Parenting praise for the Beckhams

Oxford Mail:

2:23pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Rebecca Moore is impressed with the way David and Victoria are putting their son to work

Selling books and beating the odds

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Jaine Blackman finds out how one shop is thriving in a challenging market

Finland: where a gift of a certain age can be herself

Oxford Mail: annette cunningham

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

"I managed to go the last two days without once dipping into my make-up bag" writes Annette Cunningham

Being treated is hard work

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design prepares for a birthday barbecue

Try the view from below, Mr. Banker

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

"No matter how tight things are it's worth trying to put a bit of money aside" writes Gill Oliver

Student boobs over loan debt

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Keep labour tales to yourself please

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Rebecca Moore questions whether we need to share the gory details about giving birth

Goodbye to all this

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Time for a fiesta

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Jaine Blackman drags herself away from the tapas to enjoy one of Sitges' many festivals

Time to forgive and forget - even WVM

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Good luck girls but you deserve better than this

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

11:00am Friday 4th July 2014

"At least Paddy's willy jokes had a bit of cheeky charm. Brian's don't" writes Liz Nicholls






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