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Month: August 2016

CHARITY SHOPPING — Mollie Makes

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Who needs new? Find out how to access constantly changing, original materials and tools for bargain prices at secondhand stores…

OXFORD HERITAGE WALKS: FROM PARADISE STREET TO SHEEPWASH — Oxford Today

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When local historian Malcolm Graham suggested a tour starting in Paradise Street, by St. George’s Tower, I confess I had to look it up on a map. I grew up in Oxford and have spent most of my 37 years here, but I am ashamed to say that never once had I explored the fascinating […]

MOTHER’S PRIDE — THE OXFORD TIMES

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In August’s column, I wrote about the joys of Rectory Farm pick-your-own, where you can watch your children running through fields eating raspberries and you feel like you’re one of those families you see in adverts.

THE HUMAN AND ECONOMIC COST OF RIO’S $1.6bn OVERRUN — Oxford Today

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The Rio Olympic Games this year have already incurred a massive cost overrun of $1.6 billion, a Saïd Business School study reports, and the consequences for the local population are already taking effect…

HOTEL REVIEW: JESMOND DENE HOUSE — Feetontheground.holiday

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I was delighted to review Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle’s most prestigious boutique hotel, for travel site Feetontheground.    

THE OXFORD PROFESSOR WHO WARNS THAT SITTING IS THE NEW SMOKING — Oxford Today

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Eminent NHS physician and health policy influencer Sir Muir Gray is on a crusade to get people to work standing up instead of sitting down to improve their health. He himself is in his 70s and works in his north Oxford home at a standing desk. Click here to read my interview with the inspiring […]