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Senior Tories show support for pregnant MP Stella Creasy over maternity rights

Theresa May has signalled her support for a potential rethink of parliamentary rules over maternity leave after pregnant MP Stella Creasy admitted feeling forced to choose between “being an MP and being a mum”.

The Labour MP for Walthamstow said the Independent Parliamentary ...

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Stewart ‘hopeful’ of remaining in Tory leadership race

Rory Stewart said he was “never confident” but “always hopeful” as he battled to remain in the contest to be the next prime minister.

As Tory MPs vote for the second time, candidates need to secure 33 votes to survive, and Mr Stewart said he believed he had that ...

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Scotland making slow progress towards cycling target, MSPs told

The Scottish Transport Secretary has said the Government is expected to miss a target for 10% of everyday journeys to be made by bike by 2020.

Michael Matheson said cyclists currently make up around 4% of these trips.

Addressing MSPs in the Holyrood chamber, he acknowledged the slow ...

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Family day out for Queen on first day of Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot was a family day out for the Queen who was joined by her children and grandchildren for an afternoon out at the races.

Despite the rain, thousands of racegoers were treated to the sight of the head of state and senior royals processing in carriages along the famous Berkshire ...

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Nigel Farage milkshake protester ordered to pay compensation

A man who threw milkshake over Nigel Farage has been ordered to pay the Brexit Party leader compensation following the “act of crass stupidity”.

Paul Crowther, whose “politically motivated” act cost him his job and led to threats being made to his family, was told ...

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Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells himself as rebel for 2020 re-election bid

As he mounts his bid for re-election, US President Donald Trump is offering himself as the outsider once again – but it is a much more awkward pitch to make from inside the Oval Office.

Mr Trump is set to formally announce his 2020 bid at a rally in Orlando, Florida, where advisers ...

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Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after crash at Tour de Suisse

British rider Geraint Thomas has been taken to hospital for assessment following a crash which has forced him to pull out of the Tour de Suisse.

The Welshman came off his bike around 30 kilometres from the end of stage four of the race and received medical attention at the side of the ...

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Caster Semenya: IAAF used me as ‘human guinea pig’ for testosterone limit

Caster Semenya has accused world athletics’ governing body the IAAF of using her as “a human guinea pig” to test its testosterone limit for intersex athletes and said it can never be allowed to happen again.

The double Olympic 800 metres champion was reacting to the ...

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Providence Land plans 130-home housing estate in Watlington

A LAND investment company is attempting to get planning permission for 130 new homes in Oxfordshire – but has submitted its proposals in two separate plans.

London-based Providence Land Limited, which describes its entire business as 'buying and selling real estate', wants to ...

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Providence Land plans 130-home housing estate in Watlington

A LAND investment company is attempting to get planning permission for 130 new homes in Oxfordshire – but has submitted its proposals in two separate plans.

London-based Providence Land Limited, which describes its entire business as 'buying and selling real estate', wants to ...

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Convicted child abuser had ‘heart of gold’, inquiry told

A former teacher at a childcare institution has described a convicted child abuser as having a “heart of gold” and being a “father figure” to youngsters.

Chris Brown, 77, was giving evidence to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry on Tuesday when he said he had doubts ...

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Italian woman who was Europe’s oldest person dies aged 116

A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died.

Italian news agency ANSA said Giuseppina Robucci died on Tuesday in the southern Italian town of Poggio Imperiale, where she was born on March 20 1903.

She ...

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Murdered schoolgirl was talented teenager who loved to sing and dance

Murdered schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel spent her short teenage years pursuing her love of dancing and singing.

The 14-year-old, who was known as Ana, practised for hours in her bedroom, often posting videos on YouTube of her dancing.

Ana was born in Russia in February 2004, and ...

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Justice Secretary urged to tear up sectarianism secrecy agreement

The Scottish Government has been urged to “rip up” a secrecy agreement it reached with the SPFL over data on sectarianism in Scottish football.

It emerged on Sunday that almost two years’ data has been collated by match officials regarding unacceptable behaviour at ...

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Hong Kong protesters reject leader’s apology and demand she quit

Hong Kong pro-democracy politicians and activists have rejected a new apology by the city’s leader over a highly unpopular extradition bill, demanding that she quit and that the legislation be scrapped completely.

Carrie Lam’s plea for “another chance” drew a chorus ...

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Platini questioned by investigators over awarding of 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Michel Platini’s detainment for questioning by French police over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar is “in no way an arrest”, according to a statement released on behalf of the former UEFA president.

Platini, who has never denied voting for Qatar but has always ...

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Liverpool and Chelsea both allocated just over 5,000 tickets for Super Cup final

Liverpool and Chelsea have been allocated just over 5,000 tickets apiece for August’s UEFA Super Cup final in Istanbul.

On Monday UEFA issued a statement confirming 78 per cent of tickets at Besiktas’ 38,000-capacity Vodafone Park would be made available to fans of both clubs ...

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Fraudster is given more time in prison

A FRAUDSTER who worked for a taxpayer-funded business group in Oxfordshire will spend longer in prison.

Robert Arnold, 50, was jailed for 38 months in April after admitting six counts of fraud. In total, the former financial advisor illegally benefitted from £336,095.


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Tributes paid to grandparents who died in Bicester roundabout crash

THE family of a couple who died in a crash on a Bicester roundabout last week have said they are 'absolutely devastated' by the sudden and tragic loss. 

Kenneth Jarvis, 77, and Gillian Jarvis, 80, from Bicester both died in the collision at the A41 and Vendee Drive ...

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Arsonists target Rivermead Nature Park, Rosehill

ARSONISTS have set fire to a jetty in an Oxford nature reserve.

Flames tore through the wooden structure at Rivermead Nature Park, near Rosehill, on Sunday after reportedly being set alight by vandals.

Pictures, captured by Dane Paintin, captured the ...

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Merkel ‘doing very well’ after visibly shaking at Berlin ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly had not drunk enough water.

Mrs Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain ...

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