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Stay away pleas ignored as beach-goers and cliff jumpers return to Durdle Door

Scores of people have defied attempts to close the beach at Durdle Door in Dorset after three people were seriously injured jumping off cliffs into the sea there on Saturday.

So-called tombstoners could even be seen jumping from the 200ft high sea arch again on Sunday despite the ...

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Easing lockdown is ‘sensitive moment’ but transition needs to happen, Raab says

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said it is a “sensitive moment” as Britain eases lockdown measures – but the country has to transition.

From Monday, groups of up to six people will be able to meet outside in England as long as they observe social distancing as part of ...

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Karsten Warholm hoping to make Olympic gains as he prepares for Impossible Games

Double world champion Karsten Warholm has warned he will get even faster as he prepares to lead athletics’ reboot.

The 24-year-old will aim to break the 300m hurdles world record at the Impossible Games in Oslo next week.

It has replaced the Diamond League meet after the ...

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Judd Trump will lead the way as snooker prepares to return behind closed doors

Judd Trump will kickstart snooker’s return behind closed doors in the opening match of the Championship League in Milton Keynes on Monday.

The tournament, the first since the Gibraltar Open in March when the coronavirus pandemic forced a shutdown, will be staged at the Marshall Arena ...

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Compton Verney near Banbury to reopen park to visitors

POPULAR parkland around an historic country house is to reopen tomorrow following the latest Government advice on coronavirus.

Compton Verney, near Banbury, will reopen its 120 acres of Grade II-listed Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown-designed grounds.

The park ...

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Dramatic 48 hours for Thame firefighters at crash this weekend

THIS WEEKEND firefighters have rescued people stuck in a ditch, washed out a massive blaze in a shed, been first on the scene to a car crash, and stopped an electricity pylon from exploding. 

In the last 48 hours, the Thame crew have been 'kept busy' with dramatic 999 ...

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Pope warns against negativity as world emerges into new normal

Pope Francis has advised against pessimism as many people emerge from coronavirus lockdowns to a new way of living.

During Mass in St Peter’s Basilica to mark Pentecost Sunday, Francis noted a tendency to say “nothing will return as before”. That kind of thinking, he ...

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Captain Tobias, nine, completes ‘ginormous’ marathon challenge

A nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy – named Captain Tobias by supporters – has completed his “ginormous challenge” to walk a marathon using a walker to cheers from crowds of well-wishers.

Tobias Weller was described as “incredible” and “an ...

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Captain Tobias, nine, completes ‘ginormous’ marathon challenge

A nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy – named Captain Tobias by supporters – has completed his “ginormous challenge” to walk a marathon using a walker to cheers from crowds of well-wishers.

Tobias Weller was described as “incredible” and “an ...

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Fishermen ‘shocked and saddened’ over disturbance death at medieval castle

Fishermen have expressed their shock and sadness at the death of a man following a “disturbance” at a medieval castle in Kent.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death at the 15th-century Lullingstone Castle in Eynsford.

He has ...

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Tyrone Mings says Premier League return is driven by money

Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings believes the Premier League’s return is driven by money.

The England defender also said players were the last to be consulted about the top flight’s comeback plans.

The Premier League is due to restart on June 17 after being halted in ...

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Botley Under Quarantine: The photography project that documents life in Lockdown

AN OXFORD photographer set out to put a smile on her neighbours faces by documenting the pandemic through a collection of family photographs.

Carmen Caldera, 51 from Cedar Road in Botley decided to capture the positive moments of the coronavirus lockdown by taking photos of her ...

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Oxford MP Anneliese Dodds slammed for 'sitting on fence'

OXFORD MP Anneliese Dodds was accused of ‘sitting on the fence’ in a heated live TV interview about whether the government is making the right call to ease lockdown measures.

On the BBC Andrew Marr show yesterday morning the shadow chancellor was asked to take a stance ...

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Oxford MP Anneliese Dodds slammed for 'sitting on fence'

OXFORD MP Anneliese Dodds was accused of ‘sitting on the fence’ in a heated live TV interview about whether the government is making the right call to ease lockdown measures.

On the BBC Andrew Marr show yesterday morning the shadow chancellor was asked to take a stance ...

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Government making it up as it goes along on reopening schools – teaching union

The Government has revised its plans to reopen schools 41 times since May 12 because of errors in judgment, an education union leader has claimed.

Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), has added to calls for ministers to rethink the reopening of ...

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Calf stuck neck-deep in mud freed after tram driver intervenes

A calf trapped neck-deep in mud was rescued after being spotted by a tram driver.

The animal got himself into trouble by walking into a boggy pond which had turned to mud in the hot weather in Rochdale.

RSPCA inspector Ryan King said: “An eagle-eyed tram driver had spotted the ...

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Pope warns against negativity as world emerges into new normal

Pope Francis has advised against pessimism as many people emerge from coronavirus lockdowns to a new way of living.

During Mass in St Peter’s Basilica to mark Pentecost Sunday, Francis noted a tendency to say “nothing will return as before”. That kind of thinking, he ...

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‘Start of the beginning’ with racing all set to return at Newcastle

Racing makes its long-awaited return at Newcastle on Monday – the first major sport to resume in Britain following the coronavirus shutdown.

Meetings were last held on March 17, when Wetherby and Taunton were in action behind closed doors, before racing was brought to an immediate ...

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ECB to seek guidance about cricket’s return

The England and Wales Cricket Board is “extremely heartened” by the Government’s go-ahead for professional sport to return behind closed doors.

Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, declared that cricket, among other sports, was set ...

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Mauro Icardi makes full-time move to PSG

Paris St Germain have triggered the option to sign Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.

The Argentina international was on loan at the Ligue 1 club during the 2019-20 campaign before the French season was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in PSG claiming their ninth ...

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