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Rail workers vote to continue strike action over guards dispute

Workers on South Western Railway have voted to continue taking strike action in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union backed more walkouts by 416, with 88 voting against.

A bigger majority voted to take other forms of ...

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Muslim religious leaders accompany US Jewish group on Auschwitz visit

Muslim religious leaders joined members of a US Jewish group at Auschwitz for what organisers described as “the most senior Islamic leadership delegation” to visit the site of a Nazi German death camp.

The interfaith visit on Thursday came four days before the 75th anniversary ...

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Charles describes Holocaust as ‘universal human tragedy’ at Israel event

The Prince of Wales has urged nations to learn the “lessons” of the Holocaust as he joined world leaders in condemning anti-Semitism, during an event marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.

Charles described the extermination of six million Jewish people during the ...

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‘New evidence’ shows how acute stress can lead to grey hair

Scientists believe they have uncovered “new evidence” that shows how acute stress can cause hair to turn white prematurely.

Mice experiments have revealed that extreme levels of stress causes the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the body’s rapid ...

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Stormont minister presses for extra NI funding during Treasury meeting

Stormont’s finance minister has said he received a “warm” reception when he met a senior Treasury minister to discuss extra funding for Northern Ireland.

Conor Murphy held talks with Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak in London on Thursday.

He is bidding ...

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‘I was trying to get him off me’, actress Sciorra tells Weinstein rape trial

Actress Annabella Sciorra has confronted Harvey Weinstein from a New York witness box, her voice quivering as she recounted a rape accusation she kept largely private for decades.

“I was punching him. I was kicking him. I was just trying to get him off of me” after he pushed ...

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Paralympic champion Thornhill better than ever with Tokyo on the horizon

Defending a world title is never easy but para-cyclist Sophie Thornhill believes recovering from hip surgery has made her a better athlete ahead of the 2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships.

The 23-year-old is the reigning world champion in the Tandem B sprint and ...

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Niall Quinn named interim deputy CEO at Football Association of Ireland

Niall Quinn has been appointed interim deputy CEO at the Football Association of Ireland.

The former Republic of Ireland international will work alongside Gary Owens, who was named interim CEO earlier this week.

The FAI is at risk of insolvency and it was revealed in December ...

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Worcester lock Fatialofa making ‘good progress’ after spinal surgery

Worcester Warriors have revealed Michael Fatialofa is “making good progress” on his recovery from spinal surgery.

Warriors lock Fatialofa has been moved from the Intensive Care Unit to the Major Trauma Unit at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

The 27-year-old second row ...

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Broad looking to be Wanderers star once again

Stuart Broad has hinted he is ready to deliver another of his trademark hot streaks as he returns to one of his happy hunting grounds in South Africa.

Broad turned the match on England’s last Test appearance at the Wanderers in Johannesburg four years ago, taking five wickets for ...

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TRAVEL: Cyprus - Explore the Troodos mountains of Cyprus - away from the beaches

ESCAPING the heat seems a strange concept to us in the UK but in the Med it’s vital in the summer and important too at other times of the year when the sun is beating down.

Hot-spot Cyprus has long been popular with the Brits, but holidaymakers usually just head straight for ...

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TRAVEL: Ski France's Alpe D'Huez - on the sunny side of the Alps

IT IS not just the weather that brightens skiers’ days at Alpe D’Huez.

From the Alps’ longest black run, to a rocking electric music festival and stunning helicopter jaunts, France’s sunniest resort has it all.

Boasting an average of 300 days of sun ...

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Thames Water did NOT approve of developers' plans for 110 homes on 'unsuitable' site

THAMES Water has clarified that it did not approve of developers' plans to build 110 homes in North Witney, on a site deemed to be unsuitable due to sewage concerns.

Witney Town Council’s planning and development committee objected to the plans, for a development in Hailey ...

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Thames Water did NOT approve of developers' plans for 110 homes on 'unsuitable' site

THAMES Water has clarified that it did not approve of developers' plans to build 110 homes in North Witney, on a site deemed to be unsuitable due to sewage concerns.

Witney Town Council’s planning and development committee objected to the plans, for a development in Hailey ...

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Funeral held for Oxford United legend John Shuker

A PACKED church provided a fitting tribute as hundreds celebrated the life of Oxford United legend John Shuker.

Many attending the funeral at St Mary’s Church, Bampton, wore yellow today in recognition of his distinguished career at the club.

The congregation ...

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Coronavirus: What global public health emergencies has WHO previously declared?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is expected to declare a public health emergency of international concern in response to the coronavirus outbreak which appears to have originated in eastern China.

The disease has killed 17 people and infected nearly 600, with cases detected in ...

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Handyman could face life in jail for machete attack on ‘Britain’s hardest cop’

A handyman could be facing life behind bars after being found guilty of a ferocious machete attack on an officer dubbed “Britain’s hardest cop”.

Pc Stuart Outten, 29, was repeatedly struck over the head with a 2ft long blade after stopping Muhammad Rodwan’s white ...

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‘Golden triangle’ graduates ‘have highest earnings five years after degree’

Graduates of Oxbridge and top London universities typically have the highest earnings five years after gaining their degree, official figures suggest.

There is a significant earnings premium attached to attending an institution in the so-called “golden triangle”, data published ...

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No breakthrough, says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband after meeting with PM

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband has said there was “no breakthrough” with Boris Johnson when they discussed efforts to free the British-Iranian mother from imprisonment in Tehran.

Richard Ratcliffe and their five-year-old daughter Gabriella met the Prime Minister in ...

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Community groups win Pacer trains

Three groups in northern England have each won a Pacer train carriage in a competition aimed at giving the controversial rail vehicles a new lease of life.

The outdated trains will be utilised by a mental health charity, a primary school and a hospital, the Department for Transport ...

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Vanderwal hopes to get second taste of the Olympics with Tokyo in sight

With Olympic qualification on the line, Great Britain basketball player Rachael Vanderwal is hoping that emotions don’t get the better of her.

A fourth-place finish at EuroBasket last year ensured the GB women’s team a spot in one of the Olympic qualifying tournaments. ...

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