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Get more bang for your buck on bonfire night

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Liz Nicholls finds out how demand for firework displays at home are rocketing as well as rounding up big and little professional bangs on offer for charity

Your furniture may soon be building itself

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

"Companies like Ikea will be jumping out of their skins to start making use of 4D printing" writes Renee Watson

Mum scores a winning trip

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

"Buying in to the Chelsea magic did at least soften the blow of the cost of the football shirt" writes Katherine Rees

First gig at the O2

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Pocket money loans to tempt the youngsters

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

"Children warned: your bouncy castle may be repossessed" writes Gill Oliver

Read this... if you dare

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Dave Shelton, author of Thirteen Chairs, was at Oxford’s Story Museum yesterday telling some creepy tales. Get in the spirit of Halloween with a spooky story he has written exclusively for Friday Life

What have you done, Renee?

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Fact is as strange as fiction... and more fabulous

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

"The flowers are not so much plants as carnivorous vats of digestive juices" writes Liz Nicholls

Try yoga to make time for yourself and live happier

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

"It is just as important as any other form of exercise in helping you have a fitter and healthier life" writes Lisa Cuerden

We're amazing... even our hairy bits

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11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Rebecca Moore meets up with a friend in a rush and has a wave of love for womankind

Look out for sleepy hogs

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design makes a plea for a gardener’s pal

The grit behind the catwalk glamour

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

As Oxford Fashion Week approaches, we get a behind the scenes look at the world of modelling. Jaine Blackman reports

Facts behind the fearsome ebola virus

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

"The threat to us is low and the threat globally is less than diseases such as Malaria, TB and HIV" writes Renee Watson

Someone needs to steer the NHS

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

"Why is this massive organisation not producing lines of own brand?" writes Katherine Rees

Discovering Denmark

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Luke Sproule finds there's much more to Denmark than Christmas jumpers and Nordic noir

Behind the scenes of political probing

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Frighteningly good half term fun

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Liz Nicholls rounds up the best activities - many of them spooky - around the county as schools break up

Adding insult to longer hours and lower pay

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

New generation of girl power

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Feminism is alive and well with younger women standing up for their rights. Jaine Blackman reports on how Oxford students want to spread their message wider

I'm trapped in the hellish reality of cash and class war

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

"I shall be watching Spider House... squealing and through my fingers" writes Liz Nicholls

Focus on issues that are stopping you lose weight

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Keeping Fit with Lisa Cuerden

You can't beat a chocolate cake

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

Mr Badger is a greedy guest

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design takes a look at a sometimes unwelcome visitor

'Smoking is as cool as cancer'

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11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Rebecca Moore hits out at celebrities who ignore the risks and perpetuate the glamorous image of cigarettes

Crunch time for growers

Oxford Mail: Sheena Patterson

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Sheena Patterson of Oxford Garden Design looks for enlightenment on her apple types

Partners deserve some respect

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Rebecca Moore is Oxford Savvy

'Let's lighten up about wording'

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Rebecca Moore defends the use of gentle humour in a college’s newsletter about the serious subject of sexual consent

Living it up at the festival of death

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Oxford will be gripped by all things deathly later this month. Debbie Waite meets the founder of a festival which aims to shine a light on the dark subject of dying

I'm not ready to be invisible

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

"More over Clooney, I'm done with the stereotype of the suave 50-something man" writes Katherine Rees

Drive for a garage

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Elitism rules... and so do the 'Rioters'

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

The hidden art of motherhood

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Do babies and culture mix? Yes, says art consultant Sarah Mayhew Craddock with a big sigh of relief

We need some pin-ups to do the math for us

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

"Wouldn't it be great if Rihanna raved about doing her tax return" writes Gill Oliver

Romantic lead Hugh Grant is a cynic at heart

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

In new romcom The Rewrite, Hugh Grant plays a washed-up screenwriter, jaded by Hollywood. The honorary fellow of New College, Oxford, tells how he really relates to the part. Jaine Blackman reports

I'm loving those amateur critics and apprentices

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

"Each series delivers a fresh team of arrogant steely-eyed hopefuls" writes Liz Nicholls

Long term weight loss is not just a matter of dieting

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11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

"Many factors will affect fat loss in a big way. Pay attention to what is happening in your life" writes Lisa Cuerden

Set yourself some goals to stay on the fitness track

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

"Don't be one of those people who just talks about what they want to achieve and doesn't do it!" writes Lisa Cuerden

Making a boob with videos

Oxford Mail: Rebecca Moore

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Oxford Savvy with Rebecca Moore

Are we all really getting happier?

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Rebecca Moore reads the latest statistics but feels emotion surveys may be hopelessly flawed

Shedding light on research to end blindness

Oxford Mail: Renee Watson

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

"Take a moment to marvel at the intricate machines that are your eyes" writes Renee Watson

Trio join forces for flea market

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Liz Nicholls meets three creative women who will host a community shopping event tomorrow

Battle scars of a birthday bash

Oxford Mail: Katherine Rees

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

"Even the most pacifist parent struggles to stop a son turning anything into a gun" writes Katherine Rees

'I can rely on my bosom buddies' says cancer survivor Jenny Steele

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Jaine Blackman meets a woman who is spreading the message that it’s not just a disease which hits the over 35s

Creature comforts

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Sound of the serpent one of many delights

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Alison Boulton digs beneath the city's dreaming spires

Hefty bills for fancy words are hard to stomach

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Personal finance with Gill Oliver

Rosamund Pike goes from good girl to Gone Girl

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

She’s played her fair share of English roses and fun sidekicks but Oxford old girl Rosamund Pike has broken out of her box as lead in the highly-anticipated Gone Girl adaptation. Jaine Blackman reports

Going batty over a mixed bag of 'educational' TV

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11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

"Bermuda, the land of sun and shorts seems to have short-circuited Louis’ brain" writes Liz Nicholls

Why Celia's smirk is brighter than the orange tiles

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

"Dashed dreams and sarcastic asides are part of the formula" writes Liz Nicholls

Go behind the scenes for day of experiments

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11:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Liz Nicholls reports on a laboratory of fun for Oxford children that aims to fuse art and science






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