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Oxford in the limelight as cameras roll on the new series of ITV drama Lewis

Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox Credit: ITV

Filming for the eighth series of ITV's detective drama Lewis has started again in Oxford. The Inspector Morse spin-off will film at a number of locations around the city, including the Cherwell and Isis Rivers and the magnificent University Colleges.

In the six new episodes Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox reprise their roles as the detectives who investigate grisly murders against the backdrop of the beautiful university spires of Oxford.

But this time it’s different. After an extended break from the Police, Hathaway has been promoted to Inspector. Lewis is drafted back from retirement to renew their partnership.

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Scam victim loses £250,000

It's one of the biggest - and most sophisticated - money-laundering scams in British criminal history. And one of its biggest casualties is revealed today as an academic and former investment banker from Kent.

Dr Peter Greenhalgh was one of 2,000 British victims of a massive international investment sting. Ruthless fraudsters swindled him out of a quarter of a million pounds as he nursed his wife through treatment for cancer. John Ryall reports.

Mr Selfridge second series shooting starts

Jeremy Piven and Aisling Loftus on the set of the second series of Mr Selfridge

Based upon the life of flamboyant American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, who founded the world-renowned store on London’s Oxford Street in 1909, the second series picks up the story in 1914 as the store celebrates its 5th anniversary of trading. Mr Selfridge is buried in Dorset.

Harry, played by Emmy award-winning American actor, Jeremy Piven (Entourage_), is proud of the store’s success but there is no time to rest on his laurels. With rumours rife and talk of war in Europe, he prepares staff for challenges times ahead.

With World War One imminent and set to be the greatest and most devastating in history, it will inevitably affect the lives of everyone in the store. Throughout these troubled times, Harry will turn to his family and friends and try and heal the rifts of the past.

In January this year, the first episode of_ Mr Selfridge_ achieved a peak audience of 9.4 million viewers. This made it the highest launch audience for a new ITV drama series since Scott and Bailey in May 2011. Filming will take place on location in London and Kent with transmission on ITV in 2014.

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ITV rebrand is biggest change in 11 years

Amanda Piper in the new ITV News Meridian set preparing to deliver the news Credit: Robin Britton/ITV News Meridian

ITV studios around the country have been working through the weekend to roll out the new look. Everything from the programme sets to the mugs in the kitchens gets rebranded. Viewers will see the changes from the first transmission of the day and on ITV, ITV2, ITV, ITV4 & CITV - and ITV.com

ITV News Meridian director, Lisa Nichols, in the new look studio gallery Credit: Robin Britton/ITV News Meridian

ITV News Meridian has changed the look of its programme titles, set and graphics. There is a new look too for the national and international news programmes from ITV News. So tune-in at 1.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm and of course, at 10pm to see ITV in a whole new light.

Easy does it. ITV's rebrand task force up a ladder getting the new logo in position Credit: Mike Pearse/ITV News Meridian
Dish of the day - the new ITV logo revealed on the roof of the TV studios Credit: Mike Pearse/ITV News Meridian
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