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UK hardest hit as report reveals EU faced 205 terror attacks last year

More than 200 terrorist attacks took place, were stopped or failed across the EU last year, an official report has found.

Over half of the cases in 2017 were recorded in the UK, according to figures compiled by Europol.

The EU’s law enforcement agency said ...

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Alzheimer’s supplement ‘breakthrough’ condemned by experts

Experts have strongly condemned “irresponsible” and “deeply cynical” claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to ...

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Sadiq Khan will run for London Mayor again in 2020

Sadiq Khan has confirmed he will seek a second term as Mayor of London in 2020.

The Labour politician also said he hoped protests against US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK would help change public opinion in America.

Mr Khan, who has been involved in a ...

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Barry Bennell’s victims relieved after paedophile loses sentence appeal

Victims of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell have spoken of their relief after he failed in a Court of Appeal bid to have his 30-year jail term cut.

Three judges in London ruled on Wednesday that the length of his jail term for multiple offences against 12 boys he coached was ...

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Football fan hits back at Lord Sugar’s Senegal slur

A Senegal fan has criticised as offensive Lord Sugar’s tweet comparing his national team to sunglasses sellers on Marbella beach.

Pape Ndiaye, 47, said he was “absolutely” offended by the tweet, which Lord Sugar defended as a joke, before apologising and removing. ...

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Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement

The Government may have seen off a Commons rebellion over its flagship Brexit legislation with a last-minute concession to pro-EU backbenchers.

Brexit Secretary David Davis wrote to MPs to inform them that an official ministerial statement will be issued on Thursday making clear it ...

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Anfield Road redevelopment on track – Liverpool chief Hughes

Liverpool insist plans for the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end remain on track but building the club’s new training ground is the priority.

Following the opening of the £115million Main Stand in September 2016, fans were keen for the smallest side of Anfield, which ...

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Oxford United sign Armani Little, Steven Johnson-Fikula and Brandon Taverner for under 23s side

OXFORD United have looked to strengthen their new under 23 side with three signings.

Armani Little, Steven Johnson-Fikula and Brandon Taverner have agreed one-year contracts with the U’s.

They will join up with the rest of United’s squad when pre-season ...

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Travellers set up camp near Kidlington football pitches

OXFORD County Council says it has started the 'legal procedure' to move on travellers who have set up camp on a Kidlington playing field.

More than a dozen caravans parked up next to the play ground and community football pitches in Ron Groves Park last ...

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Travellers set up camp near Kidlington football pitches

OXFORD County Council says it has started the 'legal procedure' to move on travellers who have set up camp on a Kidlington playing field.

More than a dozen caravans parked up next to the play ground and community football pitches in Ron Groves Park last ...

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Corbyn: May’s NHS figures ‘so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus’

Theresa May’s figures on extra NHS spending are “so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus”, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed as he urged the Prime Minister to be straight with voters on tax rises to fund the plans.

The Labour leader asked why Mrs May was pushing her own ...

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The lowdown on royal christenings

As the Windsors prepare for Prince Louis’s christening, here is a look at what to expect from a royal baptism:

– They are usually private

Christenings for Windsor babies are conducted behind closed doors, except for Princess Eugenie’s.

She ...

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MPs roast Sainsbury’s and Asda bosses for ‘Mickey Mouse figures’ on merger

Sainsbury’s and Asda bosses have been roasted over their £12 billion merger by MPs, who accused them of providing “Mickey Mouse figures” in response to questions about the impact on small suppliers.

Mike Coupe and Roger Burnley were subjected to intense ...

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Royal Ascot welcomes Sir Mo Farah as gold medallist ‘here to enjoy the racing’

Sir Mo Farah made his first appearance at Royal Ascot declaring he wanted to enjoy the racing as thousands of racegoers geared up for the start.

The long distance runner – who won four Olympic golds – looked smart in a top hat and tails as he arrived with wife Tania ...

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Lloyds to cut 450 jobs as back office operations targeted

Lloyds Banking Group is to axe 450 jobs in a move that will mainly affect back office staff.

The lender chalked the move up to organisational changes that will help it “adapt and evolve to support changes in customer behaviour”.

A spokeswoman said branch ...

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Gosport hospital probe reveals ‘truly shocking’ catalogue of failings

Criminal charges could be brought following “truly shocking” revelations that the lives of more than 450 people had been shortened by the prescribing and administering of opioids without medical justification at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

A damning report found ...

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Jones confident England can end losing run in final Test against South Africa

Eddie Jones is confident England’s losing run will come to an end in Saturday’s final Test against South Africa.

The Springboks have already claimed the series 2-0 ahead of this weekend’s clash in Cape Town, where England will seek to halt a run of five straight ...

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Marcus Rashford hails improved England team spirit

Marcus Rashford says the England squad are relishing this opportunity to show people how far they have come, saying Gareth Southgate’s World Cup group “really is a team” compared to Euro 2016.

Harry Kane’s late heroics in Volgograd saw the Three Lions ...

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Iceland’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson doubtful for Nigeria clash due to calf injury

Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s World Cup adventure is in doubt after it was confirmed he has torn a calf muscle.

The 27-year-old Burnley midfielder was injured during Saturday’s 1-1 Group D draw with Argentina and is being monitored by medical staff ahead of ...

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Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton faces an anxious wait to discover if Mercedes will be able to push ahead with their planned engine upgrade for this weekend’s race in France.

Mercedes performed a late U-turn on a decision to unleash their revised power unit at the last round in Canada which ...

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Tandem Festival 2018 is this weekend, and tickets are still on sale

A HOMEGROWN music festival with an environmentally-friendly message returns to West Oxfordshire this weekend.

Tandem Festival will return to Lower Farm in Ramsden near Chipping Norton from Friday to Sunday, offering music from across the globe.

It is organised by Tandem ...

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