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Wife of rugby legend Scott Hastings found safe

The wife of Scotland rugby hero Scott Hastings has been found safe and well after being reported missing.

Jennifer Hastings, 52, had last been seen in Warriston Drive, Edinburgh, at around 10am on Tuesday.

Police had said they were becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare and ...

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In pics: Faiths join hands one week after Westminster attacks

Thousands of people, from police officers to faith leaders and members of the public, have linked hands on Westminster Bridge in a show of defiance a week after the terror attack in the capital.

Rain begins to fall as the vigil pauses for a minute's silence at 2.40pm – the time ...

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Theresa May hails ‘turning point in national story’ as she triggers Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May has formally triggered the two-year process of UK withdrawal from the European Union in what she declared was “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”.

In a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, Mrs May said the UK ...

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Black cat’s lucky day: Inquisitive puss rescued from tightest of squeezes

A cat has been saved from a tight squeeze after becoming wedged between a wall and a wooden fence.

The black cat had become stuck in a gap only 2.5in (6.4cm) wide and was unable to wriggle free.

The trapped puss had been spotted by a member of the public in the Skewen area of Neath, ...

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I felt sick on discovering extent of Coleman injury, says Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams has revealed he felt “sick” when he realised close friend Seamus Coleman had suffered an horrific leg fracture as the pair went head-to-head with World Cup qualification at stake.

The Wales skipper faced Coleman’s Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Friday ...

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Video Assistant Referees could be used in EFL Cup first round next season

Video Assistant Referees could be deployed in English football as early as August when the EFL Cup first round takes place.

The Football Association has indicated VARs could be trialled in next season’s FA Cup, beginning in January 2018 with the FA Cup third round when Premier League ...

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Daniel Levy suggests Tottenham could play at White Hart Lane next season

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has suggested the club could continue playing at White Hart Lane next season.

Spurs have until Friday to activate their option to play at Wembley after their application to host 27 matches at the stadium’s full 90,000 capacity was approved.

(John ...

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Didcot woman hopes to share weight loss success with others as she starts her own class

IT'S a lot of weight is off the mind for a Didcot woman after she managed to shed three and a half stone in just over a year following a determined weight loss regime.

But Laura Dix is not going to keep her secrets of success to herself, and will be running her own Slimming World ...

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Tesco 5p bag charge cash up for grabs in Bicester

TESCO supermarket is scouting for good causes in Oxfordshire to support through its 5p bag charge.

The chain’s Bicester branch is urging local community groups to get in touch as it launches the latest funding offer.

Groups can bag up to £4,000 worth of grant funding ...

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Two new GP surgeries will be created after plans to move Marston Medical Centre patients to a community centre are abandoned

PATIENTS will be consulted on plans to create two new surgeries after a proposal to move GPs into an Oxford community centre was abandoned.

Bury Knowle Health Centre in London Road, Headington, and Marston Medical Centre in Cherwell Drive merged in July.

There were plans ...

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Mother of man sought after fatal hit-and-run crash appeals for him to come home

The mother of a man believed to have fled the country after a hit-and-run crash which killed a four-year-old girl has made an emotional plea for him to come home.

Violet-Grace Youens died in hospital in her mother’s arms on Saturday after she was struck by a stolen black Ford Fiesta ...

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Sterling pushes higher against the euro as Britain triggers Article 50

Sterling pushed higher against the euro as Britain embarked on its historic exit from the European Union by triggering Article 50.

The pound lifted to 1.158 versus European currency, climbing from a rise of 0.2% to 0.6% by the time the Prime Minister had finished her address to Parliament. ...

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Fall in number of NHS GPs despite Government recruitment drive

There has been a drop in the number of GPs working in the NHS despite Government aims to recruit more, figures show.

Provisional data from NHS Digital shows there were 34,050 full-time equivalent GPs at the end of December. This is 445 fewer than in September when there were ...

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Inquest opened into deaths of Westminster terror attack victims

An inquest has been opened into the deaths of four people killed in the Westminster terror attack.

American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, and Aysha Frade, 44, died after Muslim convert Khalid Masood drove at pedestrians on Westminster Bridge last ...

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Missing you already, Donald Tusk tells Britain as EU divorce papers filed

A sombre-faced European Council president Donald Tusk held up the letter announcing Britain’s intention to leave the EU as he delivered the sad message: “We already miss you. Thank you and goodbye.”

Speaking just minutes after Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the ...

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Man dies after being attacked by his dog in front of BBC documentary crew

A man died after he was attacked by his Staffordshire bull terrier while a BBC documentary film crew were visiting him.

The man, named by neighbours as Mario Perivoitos, was bitten by his dog at his home in Norman Close in Wood Green, north London.

Police were called at around ...

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Mohammad Irfan banned for a year after admitting corruption charges

Mohammad Irfan has been banned from all cricket for a year and fined £8,000 after admitting corruption charges during this year’s Pakistan Super League.

The giant left-arm fast bowler was one of three Pakistan international players facing charges in relation to events while playing ...

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Jo Pavey upgraded to 10,000m bronze at 2007 World Championships

Jo Pavey is set to receive the first global medal of her career – 10 years late – after it was confirmed she would be upgraded to 10,000 metres bronze at the 2007 World Championships.

The 43-year-old will be promoted from fourth place at the Osaka championships after world ...

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Didcot woman hopes to share weight loss success with others as she starts her own class

IT'S a lot of weight is off the mind for a Didcot woman after she managed to shed three and a half stone in just over a year following a determined weight loss regime.

But Laura Dix is not going to keep her secrets of success to herself, and will be running her own Slimming ...

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Broken-down car causing delays on A34 near Abingdon

A CAR has broken down and blocked a lane on the A34 near Abingdon.

Police have closed the southbound lane and are directing traffic after it broke down between the Lodge Hill and Marcham interchanges.

Traffic was queuing back for about a mile at 2pm while the car awaits ...

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Two new GP surgeries will be created after plans to move Marston Medical Centre patients to a community centre are abandoned

PATIENTS will be consulted on plans to create two new surgeries after a proposal to move GPs into an Oxford community centre was abandoned.

Bury Knowle Health Centre in London Road, Headington, and Marston Medical Centre in Cherwell Drive merged in July.

There were plans ...

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