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Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney passenger flight

Australian airline Qantas has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney.

It was used to carry out a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney ...

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In Pictures: William and Kate return to Pakistani children’s village

A flight delay on the final day of their tour of Pakistan gifted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a return visit to a children’s centre in Lahore.

In previously unreleased pictures, William and Kate were seen during their return to the SOS Children’s Village, which ...

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Orionid meteor display set to light up night skies

Skygazers are set for some celestial fireworks as Earth passes through an area of space “littered” with the debris of Halley’s Comet.

The Orionid meteor is active throughout October, but is expected to peak at around 11.30pm on October 21, producing 20 or so meteors every ...

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Hong Kong protesters defy police ban to press ‘five main demands’

Hong Kong protesters flooded streets again on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands for accountability and political rights.

Protest leaders carried a black banner at the front of the procession with a slogan “Five main demands, ...

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Scientists develop ‘artificial skin’ that can make mobile phones ticklish

Scientists have developed an “artificial skin” that they say can wrap around devices such as smartphones and make them ticklish.

The prototype, which has been designed to look like and mimic human skin, responds to different forms of human contact such as tickling, caressing ...

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Ssassy Prooperty and Greencore Construction say Springfield Meadows are UK's first zero-carbon homes

While climate protestors cause disruption with their demands for the UK to urgently cut its carbon emissions, in a quiet corner of Oxfordshire a pioneering property company is diligently going about doing just that.

Developers Ssassy Property are 30 years ahead of the ...

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What could happen next in the Brexit saga?

It was billed as “Super Saturday” as the Commons held a weekend sitting for the first time in 37 years, but things did not go the way Prime Minister Boris Johnson had planned.

– What happened in Parliament?

MPs voted by a majority of 16 to back an amendment put ...

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Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney passenger flight

Australian airline Qantas has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney.

It was used to carry out a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney ...

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Oxfordshire town pays for new PCSO for three years

AN Oxfordshire town council has announced it will pay for a dedicated Police Community Support Officer for up to three years.

Carterton near Witney made the agreement this month.

Announcing the news, the council told locals that Carterton was one of the safest places to ...

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Bicester's road police find more than just stolen caravan

POLICE used GPS to track down a stolen caravan and at the scene busted a driver for using illegal number plates.

Bicester's road policing team traced the pull-along using a fitted tracker which is usually activated when the owner turns it on.

On arrival, the team spotted a ...

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Bladon villagers want to buy White House pub 'where Churchill drank'

VILLAGERS are vying to buy a pub that is said to be where Winston Churchill learned to drink.

Greene King is selling The White House in Bladon, the West Oxfordshire village in which the former Prime Minister is buried, and residents fear it could close if it falls into the hands of ...

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Pakistan PM was ‘shocked’ by impact of Diana’s death

Imran Khan was “shocked” by the impact Princess Diana’s death had on people in Pakistan, he has told CNN.

The Pakistani prime minister spoke after meeting with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their royal tour last week, and revealed how the death of Diana, Princess ...

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Tom Curry comes of age under the watchful eye of mentor Hill

There can be little doubt in anyone’s mind that Tom Curry is the find of the Eddie Jones era.

But the 21-year-old is putting together such an incredible body of work only 17 caps into his international career, that we might soon have to ask, is he the best player of this Jones ...

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TVP praised for Christopher Lemonius murder investigation

POLICE have been praised for their 'professional and fair' investigation into the murder of Christopher Lemonius.

Mr Lemonius was killed in June 2017 after being chased from his house in Blackbird Leys and hacked and beaten to death.

His murderers have since been ...

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Best and worst schools in Oxfordshire for 2019 GCSE results

THE best and worst performing secondary schools have been revealed based on this summer's GCSE exams.

The government has released its provisional 'league tables' showing how well individual schools performed based on a number of measures.

The tables released by the ...

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Confronted by impeachment, Trump adds to the chaos

The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Mr Trump keeps adding to the chaos.

In the four weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the investigation, Mr Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not less, ...

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Trump cancels plan to host G7 at his golf resort

Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders’ meeting at his Florida golf resort next year.

Trump announced a rare backtrack Saturday night after facing accusations that he was using the ...

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Nine Oxfordshire leisure centres join Safe Places scheme

NINE leisure centres across Oxfordshire have now agreed to offer help to people feeling confused, anxious, abused or harassed.

The council-owned facilities have all signed up to a public scheme called Safe Places.

The idea is that if members of public are worried someone ...

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Oxfordshire figures for opioids and anti-depressants

MORE than 40 per cent of Oxfordshire patients using prescription medicines have been doing so for at least a year, new analysis of official figures has found.

A review of of Public Health England figures by UK Addiction Treatment Centres, a group of rehab centres, found 47 per cent ...

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Three friends are staging their own ‘slightly scary’ Pinocchio production

THREE theatre-loving friends have joined forces to stage their own production of Pinocchio in Oxford.

Alice Evans, a drama teacher and young mum from Witney, florist Jacqui Lewis and Ally seamstress Baker have come together to write, design, costume and direct their adaptation of ...

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The Oxford-Cambridge Arc needs Olympic style organisation say businesses

Some of the UK’s biggest property companies have said a 2012 Olympics-style body is needed to make the Oxford-Cambridge Arc a success, so councils and businesses can work together on the scheme.

To guarantee growth in the region, 25 investors and developers, including Legal ...

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