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Mark Clattenburg will continue to referee in Premier League until end of season

Mark Clattenburg will continue to referee in the Premier League until the end of the season.

Clattenburg announced his decision last week to become head of referees in Saudi Arabia but the official will remain in English football for the rest of the current campaign.

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UPDATE: Lanes reopened after lorry and six cars in crash on A34 at Wendlebury

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy and his mother have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A34 this morning after which ambulance crews said they were 'extremely lucky' to be alive.

The pair were left with 'potentially serious' injuries after the incident, which involved six cars ...

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John Tanner told listeners he would like to tell some of the rough sleepers in Oxford they were a disgrace

A CITY councillor has been forced to apologise after he called homeless people ‘a disgrace.’

Labour councillor John Tanner was speaking on BBC Radio Oxford yesterday morning, discussing the homelessness crisis across the city.

He told listeners: “I would like to go ...

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Gridlock on Oxford roads as Thames Water sewer works get under way

TRAFFIC is crawling along the Abingdon Road this evening as one of Oxford's busiest thoroughfares undergoes sewer works.

A section of Abingdon Road has been partially closed by Thames Water for the works until March 3.

The affected area is near Western Road and cars are at ...

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Abingdon Tesco car park blocked off after roof 'incident'

PART of a Tesco Extra car park in Abingdon was taped off today following an 'incident' that damaged a section of the roof.

Customers were kept from passing under the walkway roof at the site in Marcham Road, where a drainpipe appears to have been broken and roof slades fallen ...

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Britain beats Ibiza to bask in warmest day of year so far

Temperatures have hit 18.3C (64.9F) as the country basks in the warmest day of the year so far - beating the likes of Ibiza, southern Spain and the whole of France.

The record temperature was logged at Kew Gardens, west London, where visitors enjoyed temperatures 10 degrees warmer than ...

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Man 'killed banker after being laughed at'

An unemployed plasterer has told jurors he killed a young banker after he was "laughed at" and called a "half chap".

Trevor Timon, 31, allegedly punched 30-year-old Oliver Dearlove in the head after becoming angry that he and his friends were talking to a woman he knew.

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Rory McIlroy plays round of golf with US president Donald Trump

Rory McIlroy played a round with US president Donald Trump on Sunday as he continues his recovery from a rib injury.

The world number three has not played competitively since suffering a stress fracture to one of his ribs during the South African Open in January, where he lost a ...

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Pep Guardiola relishing 'beautiful' intensity of Champions League spotlight

Pep Guardiola is relishing the intensity of the Champions League spotlight and hopes his Manchester City players can do the same.

City resume their European challenge on Tuesday as they host Monaco in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Guardiola won the competition twice with ...

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Scales of Justice: Cases heard at Oxford and Banbury Magistrates' Court

OXFORD

Stuart Morris, 36, of Stonhouse Crescent, Radley, Abingdon, admitted assaulting Andrew Hillsdon by beating him in Radley, Abingdon, on June 13 last year. Handed a community order with a 12-month alcohol treatment requirement, a 30-day programme requirement and a ...

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Scales of Justice: Cases heard at Oxford and Banbury Magistrates' Court

BANBURY

Kevin Mewis, 56, of Myers Close, Charlton, Banbury, admitted harassing Katarzyna Benka by sending her emails, approaching her in the street and following her on a bicycle between November 15 and December 2 last year. Fined £110 and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and ...

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Scales of Justice: Cases heard at Oxford and Banbury Magistrates' Court

OXFORD

Daniella Vladimir, 40, of Shepherds Hill, Oxford, admitted ringing Thames Valley Police and the Metropolitan Police, without reasonable excuse and when there was no genuine emergency, which she was prohibited from doing by a restraining order, in Oxford on January 11. Fined ...

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Reaction Engines CEO welcomes government spaceport pledge

AN OXFORDSHIRE company building a ‘space plane’ which could go into orbit from a runway take-off has welcomed the government’s intention to build spaceports in the UK.

Reaction Engines, based in Culham, said the announcement was a boost to its own work and the UK space ...

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Get the violins out - top orchestra relocates because of Brexit

One of Britain's most successful orchestras, based near Woodstock, is moving to Belgium because of Brexit.

The European Union Baroque Orchestra has been based in the county since 1985 but will give its last UK concert in its current form at St John's Smith Square London on May 19 ...

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Protests planned at Oxford City Council budget meeting

PROTESTS are planned outside the town hall this afternoon as Oxford City Council meets to set its budget for the next year.

Oxford residents are planning to meet at 5pm to demonstrate against the closure of the Lucy Faithfull House homeless hostel in Speedwell Street.

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UPDATE: Lanes reopened after lorry and six cars in crash on A34 at Wendlebury

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy and his mother have been taken to hospital after a crash on the A34 this morning after which ambulance crews said they were 'extremely lucky' to be alive.

The pair were left with 'potentially serious' injuries after the incident, which involved six cars ...

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Fake accountant stripped of ACCA membership after fraud conviction

A MAN who posed as a qualified accountant swindling thousands of pounds has been stripped of his membership and ordered to pay costs.

Harvey Pearce, who now lives in Witney, was convicted of a series of frauds and thefts in Didcot and Buckinghamshire last May.

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Ian Brady loses bid to launch fight for choice of tribunal lawyer

Moors Murderer Ian Brady has been refused permission to launch a "totally unique" High Court fight for the right to have the lawyer of his choice representing him at a tribunal.

Brady applied for the go-ahead to challenge a bar on solicitor-advocate Robin Makin, who has represented him for ...

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Tipper truck driver 'crushed cyclist to death by careless driving on roundabout'

A renowned art designer was crushed to death as she cycled to work in London when a lorry ran over her at a roundabout, a court has heard.

Moira Gemmill, 55, was on her way to St James's Palace when she was struck by a Mercedes tipper lorry near Lambeth Bridge in Westminster on April 9 ...

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British IS fighter 'carries out suicide bombing in Iraq'

A British Islamic State fighter has reportedly carried out a suicide bombing near Mosul.

The bomber - named by the group as Abu Zakariya al-Britani - is said to have detonated an explosives-filled vehicle in a village to the south of the Iraqi city.

The Britani suffix has been used ...

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UKAD chief's appearance before select committee postponed by one week

The much-anticipated appearance of UK Anti-Doping boss Nicole Sapstead before the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) select committee has been postponed by one week to Wednesday, March 1.

Sapstead, ex-British Cycling coach Simon Cope and former Team Sky medic Dr Richard Freeman - two key ...

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