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The JACKfm news team is digging a little deeper into the stories that matter to Oxfordshire. Stay up-to-date with the county's big conversations - hit download to get your fix!

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The JACKfm news team is digging a little deeper into the stories that matter to Oxfordshire. Stay up-to-date with the county's big conversations - hit download to get your fix!

    Oxfordshire gets serious about tackling the climate emergency

    Oxfordshire gets serious about tackling the climate emergency

    COP26 will see officials from almost every country arrive in Glasgow to witness what’s being described as the last chance to save our planet.
    The news team have been finding out from a bunch of professors, campaigners, businesses and charities in Oxfordshire, what they think needs to be prioritised at the summit.
    Plus, what could we all be doing more of in our everyday lives, to help tackle climate change?
    Find out in the latest episode of the Oxfordshire News Podcast.

    • 50 min
    Men's mental health: Challenging the stigma

    Men's mental health: Challenging the stigma

    We investigate why some men have a harder time talking about mental illness. We’re challenging the stigma that stops many of them from seeking help when they need it most.

    Figures show men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives. Only 36% of referrals to NHS talking therapies are for men, even though they're just as likely to suffer.

    This episode features some of Oxfordshire's men who have 'lived experience' of things like depression and anxiety, plus local mental health charities and experts.

    Talking about your feelings isn't a sign of weakness!

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    • 31 min
    Sarcoma: The forgotten cancer

    Sarcoma: The forgotten cancer

    In the latest episode of the Oxfordshire news podcast, Health workers in Oxford are raising awareness about a very rare cancer.

    Our reporter Emma Kirwan has been finding out more about sarcoma, which has been described as the "forgotten cancer".

    Stream the Oxfordshire News Podcast now, or your usual podcast place. 

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    • 16 min
    Freedom day, or is it?

    Freedom day, or is it?

    From nightclubs to care homes, self-isolation to working from home, a lot of changes are incoming and we cover them all in this episode of the award-nominated Oxfordshire News Podcast.

    Boris Johnson has confirmed that England's so-called "Freedom Day" will likely go ahead on July 19th.

    But, some people in Oxfordshire have been telling us why they WON'T be ditching all of the restrictions just yet ...

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    • 29 min
    COVID-19: When symptoms don't stop

    COVID-19: When symptoms don't stop

    In this episode you will hear from an Oxford University Bursar who has been suffering from 'long covid' symptoms for over a year, plus experts from the post covid clinic in Oxford, a GP and an MP in Oxford who is calling for the Government to set up a 'long covid' compensation scheme for frontline workers. 

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    • 41 min
    We're all going on a ... GREEN holiday

    We're all going on a ... GREEN holiday

    Should you travel to an amber-list country? What if your holiday destination doesn't 'go green' in time?

    The news team has been speaking to a bunch of local experts, including David Gambier from Great Experience Travel, Georgina Staines from Travel Counsellors and Rachel Tredwell from Not Just travel.

    You can hear them in the latest episode of The Oxfordshire News Podcast – which also features interviews with local people who’re jetting off on their holidays this week!

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    • 29 min

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