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Portraits in stately home come alive at library presentation

The characters behind some of the portraits at Waddesdon Manor will be the topic of a talk in Adderbury.

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Slimming World consultants meet Jason Donovan, from left, Jenny McManus, Heather Woodward and Janice Bagnall.

Popstar Jason Donovan inspires slimming consultants to carry on the good work

A group of slimming consultants have been inspired to help more people lose weight in the New Year after meeting soap actor and popstar Jason Donovan.

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COMMENT: Brew’s up, but rape and consent is no laughing matter

COMMENT: Brew’s up, but rape and consent is no laughing matter

This week Thames Valley Police launched a 
Consent Is Everything campaign - to educate people about rape and sexual assault.

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Crispin Andrews

The Ashes Column: Ian Bell is a victim of his own versatility ahead of Third Test

So, England have a bad game, Gary Ballance is out, Ian Bell will bat at three, again and Joe Root is up to four. Kevin Pietersen is relaxing on a beach in St Lucia.

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Crispin Andrews

The Ashes Column: ‘Why I hope England don’t make history this summer’

Only once in the last 50 years, has England lost an Ashes series, after winning the opening Test.

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Nelson the cat, who looks like Bond villain Blofeld

Cat which looks like Bond villain Blofeld can’t find a loving hideout

Nelson the cat is struggling to find a new home – because he looks like Bond villain Blofeld.

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The Ashes Column: Crispin Andrews

The Ashes column: ‘Rodney Hogg told me it will be 6-0 to Australia’

And so it begins... yes that’s right the Ashes gets under way on Wednesday.

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Susan Rasmussen

Under the Radar: Total Immersion

My friend Sue lives 16 miles away, so we split the difference, got on our bikes and met in the small town halfway between us.

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Susan Rasmussen

Under the Radar: Two anecdotes and styling tips for very tall women. Dedicated to Jill.

Name dropping alert. I was once in St James’s Palace at a jolly reception hosted by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

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Susan Rasmussen

Below the Radar: Open Garden horror

This is not a gardening column. Despite appearances.

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Child 44

Matt Adcock at the cinema - Child 44 review

The Cold War gets grim in Child 44, the big screen thriller adaptation of Tom Rob Smith’s award-winning novel that details the hunt for a serial child killer known as the ‘Butcher of Rostov’.

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Keanu Reeves as John Wick.

Matt Adcock at the cinema: John Wick review

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a retired assassin, the best in the business (once killed three people in a bar with just a pencil they say).

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Big Eyes

Geoff Cox’s DVDs: Big Eyes; Dumber And Dumber To; The Hobbit 3

I’ve always enjoyed the performances of Austrian-born actor Christoph Waltz, particularly his Oscar-winning turns in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, although he’s always been on the verge of going a tad too far over the top.

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Susan Rasmussen

Below the Radar: I’ve read a lot of ‘Frisky Literature’...

This is a family newspaper so I’ll be careful about how I say this.

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Cinderella

Gail Adcock at the cinema: Cinderella review

No swashbuckling, shoot-’em-up or superhero antics this week. Instead sisters are doin’ it for themselves and bringing girl power by viewing, well, the er, totally brand new retelling of Cinderella actually.

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Predestination

Geoff Cox’s DVD reviews: Predestination, Penguins Of Madagascar, Ribbit, Get On Up

A time-travelling secret agent journeys back and forth through history in search of a bomber who has eluded him throughout his career in sci-fi thriller PREDESTINATION (15: Signature).

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Nintendo's chief executive, Satoru Iwata, unveiled NX plans Photo: Koji Sasahara

Console Corner: What’s NeXt for Nintendo?

It may be a fair few years away from reality but the big gaming news this week is that Nintendo has revealed it has a new “gaming platform” in production.

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Susan Rasmussen

Below the Radar: Our new web columnist meets the editor...

I’ve hounded him for weeks. I’ve emailed, phoned, rung the doorbell of the office, kept just this side of stalking, and HE’S apologising to ME for keeping me waiting while he finishes some emails. AND making me a cup of tea! What manners!

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Insurgent

Matt Adcock at the cinema: Insurgent review

In the near future, a girl named Tris (Shailene Woodley) is on a mission to stand against the corrupt draconian government led by the evil Jeanine (Kate Winslet).

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Do believe the hype: Bloodborne

Bloodborne: Do believe the hype

Another PlayStation 4 exclusive hits the shelves next week but this time it looks set to live up to the hype.

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