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Ex-Army officer chooses amputation rather than suffer foot injury pain

A former Army officer left in agony after injuring her foot chose to have her lower leg amputated rather than live with the unbearable pain.

Cornelia Oosthuizen, 39, lived in agony for nearly five years – taking up to 12 pills a day to stave off the pain – before making ...

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Noodle firm drops ‘whitewashed’ ad of Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has said she hopes her sponsors will consult her about how they portray her after an online ad campaign that depicted her with pale skin was taken down following criticism.

Critics said the depiction in the ad from her main sponsor, Japanese ...

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Union chiefs press May over workers’ rights after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has been pressed by union leaders to guarantee jobs and workers’ rights after Brexit during a series of face-to-face meetings in Downing Street.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said she did not receive the guarantees she was seeking. ...

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Man in court charged with causing death of police community support officer

A man has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a Police Community Support Officer by dangerous driving.

Darren Ogom, 42, is accused of causing the death of off-duty PCSO Holly Burke after a police pursuit in Birmingham on Tuesday night.

Ms Burke, who ...

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Bottles and cans deposit return scheme can create new jobs, minister says

Scotland’s planned deposit return scheme for drinks containers could help boost jobs, the Environment Secretary has said.

Roseanna Cunningham said the Government would announce the next steps in the scheme’s design shortly as she visited a Coca-Cola bottling plant in ...

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Footballer has important warning after colonoscopy Twitter thread goes viral

Ireland footballer Jonathan Walters has said getting tested for bowel cancer could be the difference between whether or not he sees his “little son” and two girls grow up.

The Burnley striker, whose mother Helen Brady died aged 40 from bowel cancer, said he had been ...

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Guardiola backs Mendy for key role at Manchester City for rest of season

Pep Guardiola hopes Benjamin Mendy can play a key role for Manchester City in the remainder of the season.

The French left-back made his latest comeback from injury as a second-half substitute in the second leg of City’s Carabao Cup semi-final stroll against Burton on ...

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Henry in rallying call to Monaco in wake of Metz defeat

Thierry Henry gave a rallying call to Monaco in the wake of their 3-1 Coupe de France defeat at home to Metz amid reports he will be sacked.

The former France international has suffered a wretched start to his managerial career at Stade Louis II with the side second from bottom in ...

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Nadal bulldozes way past Tsitsipas and into Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal ended the run of exciting young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in brutal fashion to reach his 25th grand slam final.

Tsitsipas was looking to become only the third man after Juan Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic to beat both Roger Federer and Nadal at the same slam but was ...

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Santander will shut two Oxfordshire branches - but others have been saved

A BANK is scaling back its presence on the high street by bringing the shutters down in two Oxfordshire towns.

Santander has announced plans to close banks in Didcot and Henley after 'changes in how customers are choosing to carry out their banking'.

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Man arrested after brawl in USA Fried Chicken shop, Wantage

A TEENAGER who is suspected of attacking customers inside a Wantage takeaway has been arrested.

The 19-year-old from Wantage has been released under investigation following the incident, where two men assaulted two people at the USA Fried Chicken shop in ...

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Plans to turn former Abingdon chemist into gin bar and restaurant

A FORMAL change of use planning application has gone in to turn an historic chemist's shop in Abingdon into a gin bar and restaurant.

The Grade-II listed building in High Street had been the home of Smith’s chemist for more than a century until it moved in 2016 to Stert ...

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PICTURES: Snow falls across Oxfordshire

SNOW fell across the county earlier this week and our Oxford Mail Camera Club were out capturing the wintry scenes.

Following an ice warning by the Met Office on Monday night, rain, sleet and eventually snow fell on Tuesday afternoon, with large areas still blanketed by the white ...

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Mike Russell says Scots have ‘right to consider’ alternative to ‘Brexit crisis’

People in Scotland “have the right” to consider independence as an alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May’s worsening Brexit “crisis”, a senior member of Nicola Sturgeon’s Cabinet has said.

Mike Russell, the Scottish Constitutional Relations ...

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Homicides increase by 14% as knife crime rises

Homicides have increased by 14% in a year while offences involving a knife are up by 8%, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Official data shows there were 90 more homicides recorded by the police in the year to September 2018, excluding victims of terror ...

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Author Diana Athill has died at the age of 101

Author Diana Athill, known for her frank accounts of her life, has died at the age of 101, publisher Granta announced.

The writer and hugely respected editor, who died on Wednesday night after a short illness, published eight memoirs.

She wrote about her passions ...

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Alex Salmond arrested and charged by police

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has been arrested and charged by police.

The 64-year-old has been arrested by Police Scotland.

No further details of the charge have been released by the force.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We can confirm ...

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Possibility of a second Brexit referendum has ‘somewhat increased’, says Blair

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said there is now more than a 50% chance that a second Brexit referendum could be held.

Asked if he stood by his previous statement that there was a “50/50 percent chance” of second referendum, Mr Blair said: “No I would say ...

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What is antimicrobial resistance and how can it be tackled?

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned that antimicrobial resistances is as big a threat to humanity as climate change.

– What is antimicrobial resistance?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bugs – including bacteria and viruses – no longer ...

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Solskjaer: United are ‘making progress’ in De Gea and Martial contract talks

Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are “making progress” in contract negotiations with the likes of David De Gea, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata.

With the Old Trafford giants highly unlikely to make a first-team signing this month, focus ...

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Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka set up Australian Open final clash

Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka will do battle for the Australian Open title and the world number one ranking at Melbourne Park on Saturday.

Kvitova reached her first grand slam final outside of Wimbledon with a 7-6 (2) 6-0 victory over surprise package Danielle Collins before US Open ...

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