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Johnson under pressure from Brussels as Brexit deadline looms

Boris Johnson is coming under pressure to concede more ground to Brussels as hopes for an early breakthrough in the Brexit talks appeared to falter.

UK and EU officials will resume talks in the Belgian capital on Monday, with the prospects of an agreement in time for Britain to leave with ...

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Jodie Chesney murder accused says he did not know her

A drug dealer who is charged with killing girl scout Jodie Chesney says he did not even know her or any of her friends, the Old Bailey has heard.

Manuel Petrovic, 20, is one of four youths jointly accused over the death of the popular 17-year-old in Amy’s Park in Harold Hill, east ...

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Catalan leaders convicted by Spain’s Supreme Court for secession attempt

Spain’s Supreme Court has convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in the secession movement of 2017.

The court sentenced former regional vice president Oriol Junqueras to 13 years for sedition and misuse of public funds.

The 12 were tried for their ...

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Houston Texans upset the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium

The Houston Texans upset the Kansas City Chiefs on their feared home ground with a 31-24 win.

The Chiefs bounded out to a 17-3 lead after the first quarter, helped by the first of two touchdowns from wide receiver Tyreek Hill, with Damien Williams grabbing another.

But Houston added ...

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Five talking points from the Barclays FA WSL this weekend

It was back to business for clubs in the Women’s Super League this weekend following the international pause and it will come as no surprise that there were goals and drama galore. We looked at the five biggest talking points of the weekend:

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Wales’ class of 2011 still hurting over France semi-final defeat – Gatland

Warren Gatland believes that Wales’ agonising 2011 World Cup semi-final defeat against France probably still hurts those players who were involved.

Wales face Les Bleus in a last-eight clash next Sunday, inevitably evoking memories of events at Eden Park, Auckland eight years ...

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Death toll rises to 35 in Japan amid Typhoon Hagibis

The death toll has risen to 35 and 17 people remain missing as Japan deals with the destructive Typhoon Hagibis.

Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers on Monday in central and northern Japan.

Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds on Saturday ...

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Scientists develop robot inspectors for offshore wind farms

Scientists have developed fully autonomous robots which are able to inspect wind farms for damage.

Unlike many drones, these do not require a human operator and can assess the integrity of offshore wind turbines.

Those behind the devices believe they could help prevent technicians ...

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Typhoon Hagibis leaves dozens dead in Japan

Rescue crews in Japan are digging through mudslides and searching for missing people following a typhoon that has left dozens dead.

Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds on Saturday that left thousands of homes on Japan’s main island flooded, damaged or without ...

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Syrian troops ‘enter town close to Turkey’s border’

Syria’s state news agency says government forces have entered the northern town of Tal Tamr that is close to Turkey’s border.

Sana said the Syrian army moved into the area to “confront the Turkish aggression”, without giving further details.

The report says ...

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James Henry has positive vibes on Oxford United's chances

JAMES Henry believes Oxford United can be the real deal this season if they keep working hard.

A superb run was extended on Saturday with a 3-0 home win over Doncaster Rovers which moved Karl Robinson’s side up to eighth – just two points off third place.


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Absent minded driver cause most of Oxfordshire's car crashes

ABSENT-minded drivers are the most common cause of road accidents in Oxfordshire, figures reveal.

The latest Department for Transport statistics show drivers or riders failing to look properly contributed to 402 accidents in Oxfordshire last year.

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Johnson unveils Queen’s Speech crackdown on foreign offenders

Boris Johnson is putting a crackdown on violent and foreign criminals at the centre of the first Queen’s Speech of his premiership in a bid to “restore confidence” in the justice system.

The package of 22 bills will include legislation to keep serious criminals in prison ...

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Cancer patients show their scars in photoshoot

The scars of cancer patients will be put on display as part of a new project showing the “gritty and raw reality” of the disease.

Sixteen men and women who have been diagnosed with cancer have taken part in the “Defiance” photoshoot to show strength and solidarity ...

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Lewis Hamilton thinking of Niki Lauda after Mercedes clinch title

Lewis Hamilton dedicated Mercedes’ historic constructors’ championship to the team’s late non-executive chairman Niki Lauda.

Mercedes clinched the title in Japan on Sunday – and with Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas now the only men left in the running to win the ...

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Johnny Sexton says Ireland are hitting their peak ahead of All Blacks clash

Johnny Sexton has questioned the “strange” negativity around Ireland’s World Cup campaign, insisting Joe Schmidt’s men are ready to peak for the All Blacks.

British and Irish Lions fly-half Sexton insisted Ireland always knew Japan’s quality ahead of their ...

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Football rumours from the media

Manchester United have reportedly opened talks with Barcelona as they bid to bring midfielder Ivan Rakitic to Old Trafford in the January transfer window. Spanish website Sport says United are in the hunt for the Croatian. They might face a battle, however, with Inter Milan also expressing an ...

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Oxford Cambridge Expressway latest: public consultation overdue

THERE is still no set date for a public consultation over where the potential Oxford-Cambridge Expressway could go.

Residents in West Oxford and South Oxfordshire worry that the expressway could plough through their areas – but the government has given no clear or precise ...

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Extinction Rebellion to ‘swarm’ City of London

Eco-activists Extinction Rebellion have vowed to “swarm” the City of London and cause “maximum disruption” to financial institutions like the Bank of England.

The group said it would try and close roads and stop public transport early on Monday morning, citing the ...

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What the papers say – October 14

Demands from Brussels and the Prime Minister’s allies are on Monday’s front pages.

The Independent says the PM has been told he must move “further and faster” when it comes to achieving Brexit by October 31, with EU negotiators demanding more concessions from ...

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Oxford United boss not concerned by large number of scouts watching side

KARL Robinson joked he was not concerned about the presence of 50 scouts watching Oxford United’s game on Saturday – because they represented clubs who could not afford his players.

The absence of games in the top two tiers during international breaks always leads to a ...

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