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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

Flying the flag for ocean liners

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

It's not good to be the 'baddest'

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11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

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

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

Getting some help with specs appeal

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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

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

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

Taking charge of your mind and body

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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

Managing finances will be child's play

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11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

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

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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

All the fun of St Giles

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11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

A tale of the grail in Wales

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11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

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

Looking forward to eastern influences

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11:00am Friday 12th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

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.

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

My dancing fleet on themed cruise

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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

A need to be loved

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11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

All changes as the school year begins

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11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Left hanging on the telephone

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

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...

The naked truth of celebrity selfies

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11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

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

Don't rush a split you may regret

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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

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

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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

So what's inside your bag?

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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

How to share the expense of buying a home

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11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

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

Shop around online to save on grocery bills

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

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

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

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

Taking a river punt

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

Tasty outing to try something different

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11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Inside Oxford with Alison Boulton

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

The marquee makes its mark

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

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

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

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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

'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

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

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

Students sign up despite high costs to study

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11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Sweet smell of tradition

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design praises magnificent myrtle

In praise of dog walks

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11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city’s dreaming spires

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

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

Nice pear for, um, a nice pair?

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

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

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

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






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