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Family ‘so worried’ over disappearance of teenage boy

The family of a teenager who has been missing since the weekend have spoken of their desperation to find him and get him home safely.

Liam Smith, who was reported missing from Aberdeen, is known to have travelled on a 202 Stagecoach bus service from the city to Lumphanan on ...

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Alcohol adverts should be banned on TV before 9pm, says Scottish Government

A TV watershed for alcohol adverts and compulsory health labelling on products could be brought in under Scottish Government plans.

Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick unveiled a new 20-point framework at a conference in Edinburgh on Tuesday, aimed at tackling the negative ...

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Minister champions sex life benefits of cycling

A minister has championed the sex life benefits that come from regularly riding a bicycle.

Rory Stewart pointed to a study which suggested men who cycle have the sexual prowess of those five years younger.

The Justice Minister told MPs of the “astonishing ...

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Donald Trump rules out further Saudi sanctions over writer’s death

President Donald Trump has said the US will not levy additional punitive measures at this time against Saudi Arabia over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Mr Trump said in a statement that the US does not condone the killing of the US-based Saudi columnist, but that ...

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It’s now or never to remove May, Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Tories

The Conservatives will be stuck with Theresa May as leader for the next general election unless they move to get rid of her now, Jacob Rees-Mogg has warned.

Amid signs the attempt by Brexiteers to force a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister has stalled, Mr Rees-Mogg ...

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MOT emissions test failure rate soars after tougher rules introduced

The number of cars failing MOT emissions tests has more than doubled since tougher rules were introduced to improve air quality and make roads safer.

Nearly 750,000 cars failed the emissions test in the six months after the change on May 20, compared with 350,000 during the same ...

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Championship clubs ‘gravely concerned’ by new TV deal

Worried Sky Bet Championship clubs are “gravely concerned” following the English Football League’s new TV deal with Sky and warned the matter is not closed.

The EFL agreed a five-year domestic broadcasting deal with Sky Sports worth £595million, starting next ...

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Championship clubs ‘gravely concerned’ by new TV deal

Worried Sky Bet Championship clubs are “gravely concerned” following the English Football League’s new TV deal with Sky and warned the matter is not closed.

The EFL agreed a five-year domestic broadcasting deal with Sky Sports worth £595million, starting next ...

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Jonny Bairstow still playing for keeps but willing to do what is asked of him

Jonny Bairstow is not ready to give up his wicketkeeping aspirations but will throw himself into any role that gets him back in England’s Test team.

Bairstow arrived in Sri Lanka as undisputed first-choice gloveman only for an untimely ankle injury to open the door for Ben ...

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Richie Murphy backs Johnny Sexton for World Rugby player of the year award

Johnny Sexton’s candidacy for World Rugby player of the year is “very fitting”, according to Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy.

Fly-half Sexton is now the bookies’ favourite to land World Rugby’s top accolade, that will be dished out in Sunday’s ...

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Graeme Swann believes Moeen Ali needs to consider himself a frontline bowler

Graeme Swann claims Moeen Ali’s reluctance to be recognised as a frontline spinner will hinder England’s attempts to become the best Test side in the world.

England wrapped up their first Test series victory in Sri Lanka since 2001 over the weekend and Moeen has been an ...

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New book looks at what war would look like in Oxfordshire

A BOOK written as though the battles and conflict happening in the Middle East were instead in Oxfordshire has been published.

The novel, called 'Through Adversity', is set in Faringdon and surrounding villages and culminates in Oxford.

The story imagines that the ...

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Abingdon and Witney College defends decision to shut base in Blackbird Leys library

A COLLEGE has defended its decision to shut its permanent base in Blackbird Leys.

Abingdon and Witney College, who provide the adult learning service on behalf of the county council, will no longer offer a programme of free courses from the estate's library and have made its one ...

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REVIEW: Jessie J at New Theatre, Oxford - 'Pop princess returns...in a puff of red smoke'

Saturday night marked a flawless performance by Jessie J who set the bar high, right from the off.

The British pop princess literally lit up the room as she appeared elegantly amidst a smog of red vibrant smoke, her alluring outline a sparkling silhouette amongst the band.

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Former Kidlington motorbike garage could be refused

A PLAN to replace a garage with modern flats in Kidlington is set to be thrown out over worries it looks too different to other buildings nearby.

The former Kings Two Wheel Centre in Oxford Road has been vacant since summer 2017 – and developers want to knock down buildings ...

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Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler visits Blackwell's

AN ARTIST known for illustrating one of the nation’s most treasured children’s tales held a book signing and reading session in Oxford.

Axel Scheffler, who illustrated The Gruffalo, visited Blackwell’s in the Westgate Centre yesterday.

Children and ...

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Travel insurer denies allegations it refused medical flights to save money

A major travel insurance provider has denied allegations it refused to pay for emergency medical flights to save money.

Travel Insurance Facilities, which is behind a number of popular insurance brands such as pharmacist Boots, is being investigated for medical negligence and fraud, ...

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Patrick Harvie condemns UK Government’s dismissal of UN poverty report

The UK Government has shown contempt for people impacted by poverty, Scottish Green Party co-convener Patrick Harvie has suggested.

Mr Harvie spoke at Holyrood following the publication of a report on extreme poverty and human rights by UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston.

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Patience is a virtue, says Rees-Mogg as anti-May letters fail to arrive

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s efforts to oust Theresa May appear to have stalled as Tory colleagues failed to back his call for a motion of no confidence in their leader.

The Brexiteer and his allies had been confident that the 48 letters needed to trigger a confidence vote would be ...

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Teachers closer to industrial action after rejecting pay deal

Teachers in two trade unions have voted almost unanimously to reject the pay deal put forward by Scottish ministers.

EIS general secretary Larry Flanagan said the “landmark” 98% vote against the pay deal by his union was “one of the strongest rejections of an offer ...

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Wounding charge brought against Pc after man injured by police dog

A police officer whose dog injured a member of the public has been charged with racially aggravated wounding.

West Midlands Police constable Paul Birch is accused of unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm to a man who was with a group of travellers.

The ...

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