Oxford Times

My son is innocent, says father of alleged Manchester bomber

The father of the alleged Manchester arena attacker has denied that his son is linked to militants or the suicide bombing that killed 22 people.

Ramadan Abedi said he spoke to his 22-year-old son Salman Abedi five days ago and he was getting ready to visit Saudi Arabia and sounded ...

2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
PICTURES & VIDEO: Police arrest three more men after Manchester terror attack

The terrorist who blew himself up and killed 22 people in Manchester was part of a wider network, police have revealed.

Speaking at a press conference this afternoon Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said it was "very clear" that officers are investigating a ...

2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
Traffic building after crash involving lorry and tractor

Traffic has returned to normal in southern Oxfordshire as a lorry and tractor have been involved in a crash on the A420.

It happened this morning close to Fyfield heading away from Oxford at Digging Lane and led to very heavy traffic.

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2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
Wayne Rooney dilemma for England manager Gareth Southgate

Boss Gareth Southgate faces a dilemma over Wayne Rooney’s future ahead of his latest England squad announcement.

The Three Lions’ all-time leading goalscorer’s international career could be over if he is not included for the games against Scotland and France next month. ...

2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
Vincent Kompany praises Manchester’s resilience in wake of terror attack

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has vowed to support the victims of Monday’s terrorist attack and praised the city’s resilience.

The defender hailed the emergency services after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded more than 50 at Manchester Arena after an ...

2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
Title favourite Simona Halep ’50-50′ for the French Open

Title favourite Simona Halep could miss the French Open after a scan revealed ankle ligament damage.

The Romanian world number four suffered the injury in the final of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome last weekend.

In a post on Instagram accompanied by pictures of her ...

2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
Stenson enjoyed visiting scene of Open triumph ahead of BMW PGA Championship

Henrik Stenson hopes a flying visit to the scene of his Open triumph will help kick-start a strong second half of the season, beginning with this week’s BMW PGA Championship.

Stenson started the year in excellent form with three top-eight finishes in his first four events, but then ...

2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
Manchester terror attack police investigating ‘network’ over concert bombing

Police have confirmed they are investigating a “network” in connection with the Manchester bombing as it emerged an off-duty female officer was killed in the atrocity.

As a huge inquiry into the attack continued, the father of perpetrator Salman Abedi claimed his son was ...

2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
Queen swaps regal robes for silk dress and coat at St Paul’s Cathedral service

The Queen dispensed with her regal robes when she attended a national service celebrating the Order of the British Empire – but the Duke of Edinburgh did not.

As sovereign of the Order the Queen has a grand and imposing mantle with a long train which she normally wears to the event ...

2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
Soldiers at key sites to free up armed police in terror response, MSPs told

Troops will be deployed at Ministry of Defence and civil nuclear sites across Scotland to free up armed officers in the wake of the Manchester terror attack, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

Scotland’s First Minister said military personnel would secure 12 sites north of the border ...

2017-05-24 18:09 open_in_new
TERROR THREAT: Armed police at Ashmolean, Oxford, as public urged to be 'alert but not alarmed'

Follow updates on investigations into the Manchester terror attack here

People in Oxfordshire have been told by police to remain 'alert but not alarmed' following the terror threat level being raised, as armed police are deployed in public areas of Oxford.

Last ...

2017-05-24 17:03 open_in_new
Umar Faroq charged after man injured in assault in Waterloo Drive, Banbury

A teenager has been charged after a man was assaulted in Banbury.

Umar Faroq, 19, of Fergusson Road in the town, was charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article with intent on May 5.

Police did not release details until today.

It comes after an incident in Waterloo ...

2017-05-24 17:03 open_in_new
England full-back Stefan Ratchford signs Warrington contract extension

England full-back Stefan Ratchford has committed his future to Warrington until November 2020.

Ratchford, 28, has played 160 times for the Wolves since making his debut in 2012, scoring 550 points.

The former Salford man told Warrington’s official website: “I’m ...

2017-05-24 17:03 open_in_new
England recall IPL trio to face South Africa

England recalled Indian Premier League trio Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes for the opening match of the Royal London One-Day Series against South Africa at Headingley.

Stokes, Buttler and Woakes missed the two-match series against Ireland at the start of the month after the ...

2017-05-24 17:03 open_in_new
Vincent Kompany vows to help Manchester bombing victims

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has vowed to support the victims of Monday’s terrorist attack and praised the city’s resilience.

The defender hailed the emergency services after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded 59 at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande ...

2017-05-24 17:03 open_in_new
RAF graduates wished ‘best of British luck’ by Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall wished new RAF graduates the “very best of British luck” as she highlighted the Air Force’s “vital role in protecting our nation” during “troubled times”.

Military troops are being deployed across the country, including to ...

2017-05-24 17:03 open_in_new
Increased police deployment on trains and at railway stations

Rail passengers will see more armed police on trains and at stations following the Manchester attack.

British Transport Police (BTP) is deploying additional officers amid the UK terror threat level rising to critical. The force insisted the measure does not mean there is “any ...

2017-05-24 17:03 open_in_new
Home Secretary ‘very clear’ with US over leaked terror attack details

Authorities in the United States have been warned not to leak details about terror attacks such as the Manchester bombing before their UK counterparts by Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

In the latest such embarrassment for the US, Ms Rudd said she has reprimanded American officials who appear ...

2017-05-24 15:57 open_in_new
Raids and three more arrests over Manchester Arena suicide bombing

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Manchester concert suicide bombing as a huge investigation into the attack gathers pace.

They were detained after police executed warrants in the south of the city, taking the total of people in custody to four.

Officers ...

2017-05-24 15:57 open_in_new
Cancer cases reach all-time high – and numbers expected to grow

The number of cases of cancer in England have reached the highest level on record.

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 299,923 new cancer diagnoses were registered in 2015.

This is the equivalent of 822 every day.

Cancer registration statistics ...

2017-05-24 15:57 open_in_new
In video: Melania Trump rejects husband Donald’s hand again

US First Lady Melania Trump appears to reject her husband’s invitation to hold hands for the second day in a row.

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2017-05-24 15:57 open_in_new