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Japanese space probe starts year-long journey home from asteroid

A Japanese spacecraft has departed from a distant asteroid, starting a year-long journey home after collecting soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) said the Hayabusa2 left its orbit around the ...

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Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin hits out at corporate governance rules

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has launched a scathing attack on corporate governance rules and advisers which he said are causing companies to collapse.

The ardent pro-Brexit businessman also said he believed a no-deal Brexit would be preferable to the current deal secured by Prime Minister ...

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Idea of Corbyn as PM ‘chills me to the bone’, says ex-Labour minister

A former Labour minister has revealed he will be voting for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the General Election, saying the idea of Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister “chills me to the bone”.

Tom Harris, who served as a junior minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, ...

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Idea of Corbyn as PM ‘chills me to the bone’, says ex-Labour minister

A former Labour minister has revealed he will be voting for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the General Election, saying the idea of Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister “chills me to the bone”.

Tom Harris, who served as a junior minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, ...

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Gauke warns Tory majority will lead to ‘disastrous’ no-deal Brexit

A former Tory Cabinet minister has warned a Conservative majority at the General Election will result in a “disastrous” no-deal Brexit.

David Gauke, the former justice secretary, suggested Tory supporters opposed to no deal should consider “lending” their votes to ...

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Hillary Clinton voices concerns about impact of social media on young women

Hillary Clinton has said the idea of perfection that is often portrayed on social media is “insidious” and undermines the confidence of young women.

The former US secretary of state said that people in the public eye should talk more openly about their failures to break the ...

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Hundreds of motorists blocked by Catalan separatists

Hundreds of car and truck drivers are stuck in a large traffic jam in north-eastern Spain caused by Catalan separatists blocking a major route near the city of Girona.

The protesters began gathering on the AP-7 highway on Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning had built several large ...

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How have Leicester got things so right this season?

Leicester are second in the Premier League and in the title race for the first time since they won a shock crown in 2016.

Here, the PA news agency looks what has gone right for the Foxes this season.

Brendan Rodgers has been nominated for the Barclays Manager of the Month award for ...

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FOOTBALL: Oxford Mail Youth League goalscorers

Under 12

Autumn A

Banbury Utd Spencer 0, North Leigh Utd 7 (Charles Walker 3, William Shayler, Corey-Jack Cooper, Max Simpson, Dylan Hall).

Bure Pk Jun Galaxy 5 (Adam Rosoman, Maddox Moore, Tommy French, Brody Lloyd, Samuel Lawrence), Grove Chall 4 (Callum ...

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Masked men carry out distraction burglary in Radley

THREE masked men tricked their victims into thinking they were police in a 'frightening' distraction burglary.

Police said the trio, all wearing 'face coverings,' entered through the back door of a home in Radley, near Abingdon, on Thursday.

The victims, two men aged 54 ...

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New homes to be built on Abingdon Road recreation ground, Oxford

OXFORD City Council has revealed plans for new social housing and a children’s play areas development off Abingdon Road.

If planning permission is granted, the council will build between 29 and 33 homes on the recreation ground off Bertie Place.

The majority of the ...

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Plans for gym at Parade Green, James Wolfe Road, withdrawn

CONTROVERSIAL plans to turn a shop into a gym have been withdrawn after residents complained.

Developers at Unite Students say they have struggled to rent out the empty units on Parade Green underneath the huge new student development on James Wolfe Road.

They said the ...

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Cyclist has serious head injury after crash with van on High Street, Oxford

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital after being involved in a collision yesterday morning.

South Central Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls around 8.40am all reporting a crash between a van and a cyclist on High Street in Oxford.

An ambulance was sent to ...

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Cyclist has serious head injury after crash with van on High Street, Oxford

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital after being involved in a collision yesterday morning.

South Central Ambulance Service received multiple 999 calls around 8.40am all reporting a crash between a van and a cyclist on High Street in Oxford.

An ambulance was sent to ...

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Fire crews rescue man from Graven Hill housing site

A worker on a new housing esate was rescued by firefighters yesterday afternoon after being injured whilst working on scaffolding. 

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service posted on its Facebook page last night revealing it had been called out to the Graven Hill construction ...

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Dispatches Child Drug Runners exposes Oxfordshire exploitation

RUTHLESS drug gangs are recruiting Oxfordshire children into a 'horrifying' cycle of exploitation.

A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary will air tonight, exposing harrowing tales of teenagers groomed into drug crime in our county.

Oxfordshire County Council and Thames Valley ...

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Most distant world ever explored given new name: Arrokoth

The most distant world ever explored – four billion miles away – finally has an official name: Arrokoth.

That means “sky” in the language of the Native American Powhatan people, Nasa said.

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped body ...

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16 killed as violence flares after Israeli strikes target Gaza militants

Israeli air strikes killed two Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza as rocket fire towards Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the territory to 16 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months.

The Israeli military said more than 250 rockets have ...

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David Gauke to stand as independent candidate at election

Ex-Tory Cabinet minister David Gauke has announced he will stand as an independent candidate at the General Election.

The former justice secretary said he would contest the South West Hertfordshire seat he has held since 2005.

Mr Gauke also endorsed calls for a second referendum, ...

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Venice flooding hits second highest level ever

The mayor of Venice has blamed climate change as flooding of the historic lagoon city hit the second-highest level ever, as the city braced for another wave on Wednesday.

The high-water mark hit 74in late on Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level recorded ...

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Woakes admits England’s bowlers will have to ‘find a way’ on New Zealand pitches

England seamer Chris Woakes is preparing for a difficult time on flat New Zealand pitches with a ball less helpful to his skillset if he is given the nod in next week’s first Test.

It is thought Woakes and Sam Curran are vying to bowl alongside Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes ...

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