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New Zealand mosque shooter sacks lawyers ahead of sentencing

The Australian white supremacist who has admitted killing 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques mosques has dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month.

Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 29, pleaded guilty in March to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of ...

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Lewis Hamilton strives for equality following dominant Styrian Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton has singled out Ferrari by claiming they are not doing enough to combat racism.

Following his poor performance at Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring in the season opener, Hamilton was in mesmerising form on Sunday to win the Styrian Grand Prix.

He laid the groundwork for ...

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Jose Mourinho targets third Europa League title with Tottenham next season

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has set his sights on winning next season’s Europa League – if his side can qualify.

Spurs took a big step towards reaching the second-tier European competition after beating Arsenal 2-1 in the first ever north London derby at their new home thanks ...

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Ben Stokes expresses pride at leading England despite first-Test loss to Windies

Ben Stokes will hand back the England captaincy with plenty of pride and no regrets despite coming up short against a defiant West Indies side in the first Test at the Ageas Bowl.

Stokes was leading his country for the first time, deputising for Joe Root who was absent due to the birth of ...

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South Oxfordshire Local Plan discussion starts tomorrow

A LONG delayed plan setting out where new homes can be built in South Oxfordshire will be discussed in a series of public meetings starting tomorrow.

The South Oxfordshire Local Plan could see thousands of new homes built across the district by 2034.

As part of the process ...

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McDonald's Drive-thru plans at popular Oxford restaurant prove unpopular

OUTRAGED neighbours have slammed plans for a Drive-thru at a popular Oxford McDonald’s.

The fast food giant is seeking to add the extension in place of the vacant Carphone Warehouse store next to its restaurant in London Road, next to the Headington (Green Road) roundabout. ...

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Wantage railway station included in Beeching reversal scheme

THE Department of Transport has made a dramatic U-turn on a new railway station in southern Oxfordshire following heavy lobbying from residents and MPs.

Wantage Road Station, which closed in 1964 during the Beeching cuts, will now be included in a £500 million Government ...

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Oxford United fans give thoughts on play-off final against Wycombe Wanderers

IN just a few hours’ time, the wait will be over for Oxford United fans.

A season that began 345 days ago with a 1-1 draw at Sunderland culminates this evening at Wembley Stadium against Wycombe Wanderers.

The Sky Bet League One play-off final is undoubtedly one of ...

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Johnny Depp due to finish evidence in ‘wife beater’ libel case against The Sun

Johnny Depp is set to give evidence for a fifth day in his blockbuster libel case against The Sun over allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife Amber Heard.

The 57-year-old actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its executive editor Dan Wootton ...

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What the papers say – July 13

Calls for Britons to begin preparing for Brexit and for a posthumous knighthood for Jack Charlton lead the nation’s papers.

The Daily Express reports the Government is set to launch a £93 million “publicity blitz” to call on UK citizens and businesses to commence ...

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Baby success for England’s first reintroduced pine martens

The first pine martens to be reintroduced to England have had kits, marking a milestone in efforts to boost their recovery, conservationists said.

The native carnivores all but vanished from England in the face of extensive hunting and loss of their woodland homes over the past two ...

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UK Covid-19 healthcare worker deaths among highest – Amnesty International

The UK is among the countries to have recorded the highest number of health and social care worker deaths during the coronavirus crisis, according to a report by Amnesty International.

The human rights organisation said that at least 540 frontline staff have died after contracting the ...

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England’s ‘B-Lines’ network of wildflower habitat to help bees launched

Rivers of wildflowers criss-crossing the country could help declining bees, butterflies and other wildlife move across the landscape, conservationists said.

A newly completed “B-lines” network of England, mapping out corridors of existing and potential wildflower ...

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Covid-19 patients can suffer serious heart damage – study

More than half of heart scans among hospitalised Covid-19 patients are abnormal, suggesting the virus may have a devastating impact on this vital organ, according to new research.

A study from 69 countries, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), found that 55% of 1,261 patients ...

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What will change as beauty salons reopen from Monday?

The beauty sector will be the latest group of businesses in England allowed to reopen their doors from Monday as lockdown restrictions are eased.

However, many things will have changed since we were last allowed to touch up our manicures at the nail salon or have our pores pampered with a ...

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Beauty salons to open as coronavirus restrictions relaxed in England

Beauty salons, nail bars and tattoo shops are to open for the first time in four months as part of the latest relaxation of lockdown restrictions in England.

Spas, massage studios and physical therapy businesses will also be able to welcome customers again on Monday.

But businesses ...

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Twelfth of July to be marked with celebrations at home

Northern Ireland’s traditional day of parading to mark the twelfth of July is instead set to be celebrated at home.

Hundreds of Orange Order parades across the region have been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporters have instead been encouraged by leaders, ...

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More lockdown restrictions removed as Scotland enters phase three

Hospitals are to reopen to visitors, children can play contact sports outdoors and shopping centres will welcome back customers as Scotland starts its first full week of phase three of lockdown.

Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Thursday that phase three of the four-step route map out of ...

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Matt Hancock: More than 100 local actions taken to curb Covid-19 each week

More than 100 “local actions” are being taken across the country each week to tackle outbreaks of Covid-19, the Health Secretary has said.

Matt Hancock revealed flare-ups are being “swiftly and silently” dealt with, while he said increased testing means officials ...

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21 injured after explosion and fire on US navy ship

Twenty-one people have been injured after an explosion and fire on a ship at Naval Base San Diego.

The blaze was reported shortly before 9am local time on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet.

Seventeen sailors and four ...

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Victory keeps Bournemouth alive in fight for survival, says Eddie Howe

Eddie Howe declared Bournemouth’s Premier League relegation scrap “alive” after an astonishing second-half fightback shocked Champions League-chasing Leicester.

Dominic Solanke ended his top-flight goal drought with a timely brace as the struggling Cherries dragged ...

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