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History paints a bleak picture for Championship play-off final winners

Almost two-thirds of clubs promoted to the top flight via the play-offs since the introduction of one-off finals in 1990 have gone straight back down.

Derby, who face Aston Villa in Monday’s Championship play-off final, know very well how hard it can be to adjust after promotion via ...

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Luiz believes Sarri is doing amazing job at Chelsea

David Luiz has backed under-pressure Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, insisting the Italian is doing an amazing job.

Sarri has come in for heavy criticism this season with fans unhappy at his style of play, while a spectacular downturn in results saw them fall off the title pace.

They ...

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Tickets selling out fast for Music in the Park

MUSIC lovers are being urged to get their tickets soon so they don't miss out on Abingdon's annual outdoor concert.

Music in the Park will return on Saturday evening in the town's Abbey Grounds after the free family-friendly Fun in the Park, with both events regularly attracting ...

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Trump plays down North Korean missile threat

Donald Trump has downplayed recent North Korean missile tests in an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser.

The US president tweeted from Tokyo that the tests are not a concern for him — even though they are for Japan.

Mr Trump also said North Korean leader Kim ...

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Golf and sumo wrestling on the agenda for Trump and Abe in Japan

Donald Trump flew in aboard the Marine One helicopter for a round of golf at Japan’s Mobara Country Club with prime minister Shinzo Abe.

Mr Abe is the US president’s closest friend among world leaders and it was the fifth time they had played golf together since Mr Trump took ...

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Tory leadership race: Who are the contenders and where do they stand on Brexit?

The race for Number 10 is heating up as several prominent Tories have thrown their hats in the ring for the top job.

Here are the main runners and riders, where they stand on Brexit and what they have had to say about their bid to take on the mantle of Conservative ...

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Find some backbone on Brexit – fast: Watson attacks Labour’s second ref stance

Labour must “find some backbone” and fully commit to supporting a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election, the party’s deputy leader has said.

Tom Watson said he feared the results of the European elections would show voters had ...

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Toronto Raptors reach NBA Finals for first time

The Toronto Raptors will challenge the Golden State Warriors for the NBA crown after reaching the finals for the first time.

Scenes of jubilation broke out at the Scotiabank Arena on Saturday night after Kawhi Leonard led the home side to a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in the ...

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Sir Mo Farah and Andrew Strauss join runners at Vitality Westminster Mile

Sir Mo Farah and former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss will be among the elite athletes, fun runners and charity fundraisers taking part in the Vitality Westminster Mile on Sunday.

Strauss will be joined by England’s ICC men’s World Cup squad, the Middlesex team and ...

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Abingdon couple join dementia study after Alzheimer's diagnoses

AN ABINGDON couple who have been married for 69 years are taking part in NHS research into dementia after one was diagnosed with the condition.

Barry and Enid Reeves, both 91, are involved in a study at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust to help researchers understand the ...

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Find some backbone on Brexit – fast: Watson attacks Labour’s second ref stance

Labour must “find some backbone” and fully commit to supporting a second referendum on Brexit to have any chance of winning the next general election, the party’s deputy leader has said.

Tom Watson said he feared the results of the European elections would show voters had ...

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What the papers say – May 26

The battle to become the new prime minister is heating up and features on most of the front pages on Sunday.

The Sunday Times reports that Michael Gove is set to become the latest to enter the leadership race, throwing down the gauntlet to current front-runner Boris ...

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Tories and Labour braced for Europe poll backlash

Both the Conservatives and Labour are braced for a backlash from voters over Brexit as the results of the European elections are announced.

Opinion polls have suggested Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party could be on course for victory in the European contests, with results due to start ...

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Nicola Sturgeon to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin

Nicola Sturgeon will discuss business and cultural links between Ireland and Scotland on a visit to Dublin to promote trade.

Scotland’s First Minister will meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during the visit on Monday and host a round-table meeting with investors at Irish Employers and ...

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NHS-wide ban on sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s

The sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s will be banned at NHS sites across Scotland from later this year.

From November 30, all retail units operating at health service locations will have to comply with the ban, which will apply to drinks with an added caffeine content of more than ...

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Nicola Sturgeon to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin

Nicola Sturgeon will discuss business and cultural links between Ireland and Scotland on a visit to Dublin to promote trade.

Scotland’s First Minister will meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during the visit on Monday and host a round-table meeting with investors at Irish Employers and ...

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Smacking ban ‘will do nothing to help vulnerable children’

A ban on smacking in Scotland is “unnecessary” and will “do nothing to help vulnerable children”, campaigners have claimed.

Scottish Green MSP John Finnie has brought forward a member’s bill, which if passed would remove the defence of “justifiable ...

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New national development coordinator to help prevent people going missing

A national post to help prevent people going missing has been created with £70,000 in Scottish Government funding.

The national development coordinator will work with local authorities and other organisations to improve collaboration on supporting vulnerable people.

Police ...

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Gove to enter crowded battle for the Number 10 crown

Environment Secretary Michael Gove will enter the race to be next Prime Minister on Sunday as the fight for the Tory crown showed signs of turning increasingly bitter.

The Press Association understands prominent Brexiteer Mr Gove will join an already crowded field after Foreign Secretary ...

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Ernesto Valverde does not believe Liverpool defeat is haunting Barcelona

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde rejected the suggestion his players had been psychologically scarred by their Champions League experience at the hands of Liverpool.

The Reds’ 4-0 comeback in the European semi-final second leg appeared to still be playing on the Barca squad’s ...

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Sinn Fein urges Irish government to ‘prepare for reunification of Ireland’

Sinn Fein has pressed the Irish government to “prioritise preparations” for a united Ireland, following exit poll findings.

Findings from an RTE exit poll suggest there is significant support among Irish voters for a united Ireland.

The island has been divided into two ...

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