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Anger as social distancing keeps Grenfell victims from attending inquiry

Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed anger at not being able to attend the inquiry into the disaster due to social-distancing measures.

The hearings into the blaze which killed 72 people in 2017 will resume on Monday, with limited attendance after being halted in mid-March as ...

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Arts industry reacts to £1.57bn lifeline from Government

The Government’s £1.57 billion support package for the arts industry has been mostly well-received by those within the pandemic-ravaged sector.

The Tate, the Science Museum Group, the Natural History Museum, National Gallery and the Royal Shakespeare Company were among those ...

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Lewis Hamilton says taking knee ‘an important moment’ in fight for equality

Lewis Hamilton described “taking a knee” before Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix as an emotional and poignant chapter in his battle to make Formula One a more inclusive sport.

Hamilton, wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt, was joined by 13 of his contemporaries ...

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Elliott Moore upbeat Oxford United can finish play-off job at home

ELLIOTT Moore is expecting a different type of game when Oxford United and Portsmouth clash again this afternoon.

Just three days on from a semi-final first leg where the sides mustered just two shots on target each, they meet at the Kassam Stadium.

Following on from the ...

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Substitutes could be key in play-off, says Pompey midfielder

SQUAD depth could be the decisive factor when Oxford United and Portsmouth meet for the second time in four days.

That is the view of Pompey midfielder Bryn Morris, who was a surprise inclusion for Friday’s play-off semi-final first leg.

The 24-year-old started for ...

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Could paying 10 percent more council tax fix Oxford's potholes?

A FIFTH of people in Oxford say they would pledge an extra 10 per cent council tax to fix the nation's roads.

Research by Roadmender Asphalt concluded that Oxford residents were keen to get rid of potholes and repair the roads.

In the survey, 20 percent of people in the ...

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St Giles Fair unlikely to go ahead if current Covid rules stay in place

A NEWLY appointed organiser of Oxford’s historic St Giles Fair has warned it may not stage an event this year at all because of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain is due to take over as the main organiser of the ancient fair, as Oxford City ...

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Wantage railway station will not reopen in Beeching reversal

A BID to open a new railway station in southern Oxfordshire 'did not make the cut' in a £500 million Government shortlist.

The long-running campaign to reopen Wantage Road Station, which closed in 1964 during the Beeching cuts, has seen residents, councillors and MPs push to ...

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On This Day in 2006: England captain Michael Vaughan ruled out of Ashes tour

Mere months after finally overcoming Australia in an Ashes series for the ages, England learned their tilt at retaining the urn Down Under would go ahead without inspirational captain Michael Vaughan.

The Yorkshireman had been the architect of the unforgettable 2005 triumph, mixing shrewd ...

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Picture of the day – July 6

The world’s top cyclists set off from Dover when a stage of the Tour de France was held in England for only the second time in 1994.

Stages four and five of that year’s race took place on the English south coast as part of the celebrations to mark the opening of the Channel ...

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Three reasons why you should own a weighted blanket

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You likely already know what a weighted blanket is due to the enthusiasm—and curiosity—surrounding them. On the off chance you ...

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Deliveroo riders to be trained to spot signs of child abuse

Deliveroo riders will be trained to spot signs of child abuse in a bid to help identify those at risk who may be hidden due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The NSPCC have said they will provide training for hundreds of riders to help them recognise children at risk of abuse and ...

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Spotify unveils new subscription plan for couples

Spotify is hoping to woo couples over to its music streaming platform with the launch of a new subscription plan across the UK.

Here's what music fans need to know.

What is the new subscription plan?

The new model means that two people living at the ...

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Nando's reveal when their UK restaurants will reopen

Nando's have confirmed when their restaurants will reopen to diners across the UK.

The long-awaited news means that fans of the chain will be able to sit inside a branch to get their peri-peri fix for the first time in more than three months.

What have Nando's said? ...

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McDonald's: The 15 most valuable toys you may have at home

An antiques website has partnered with a toy expert to reveal the most valuable McDonald's toys ever.

If you find a set of TY’s Teenie Beanie Boos (from 2000) - you could be sitting on £338.

Plus, there are loads more McDonald’s toys that are each ...

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Driving lessons and tests return: What you can and can't do

Driving lessons have resumed across England, with learners once again able to sit the theory test.

The resumption of lessons and tests on July 4 comes three months after the Government ordered lessons and testing to be suspended for all but key workers. 

The ...

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Didcot Railway Centre could win an award

A DIDCOT Railway Centre project that took volunteers 24 years to complete has been shortlisted in a museums and heritage award.

The 21-acre 'living museum' has been shortlisted in the restoration/conservation project category of the annual Museums & Heritage Awards – just ...

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Could paying 10 percent more council tax fix Oxford's potholes?

A FIFTH of people in Oxford say they would pledge an extra 10 per cent council tax to fix the nation's roads.

Research by Roadmender Asphalt concluded that Oxford residents were keen to get rid of potholes and repair the roads.

In the survey, 20 percent of people in the ...

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Cycle delivery firm Pedal & Post parks taxi idea to focus on fighting Covid-19

CYCLE delivery company Pedal & Post has parked its plans to launch a taxi service due to the coronavirus crisis and is focusing on work to combat Covid-19.

In May, the firm based on the Osney Mead industrial estate, launched a new ‘local Oxford supermarket’ to ...

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Oxford United ready for play-off second leg with Portsmouth

KARL Robinson backed his Oxford United players to create their own intensity with a place at Wembley on the line tonight.

A 1-1 draw at Fratton Park on Friday left the Sky Bet League One semi-final against Portsmouth in the balance.

Now everything rests on the second leg ...

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Politicians and arts industry react to support package

The Government’s £1.57-billion support package for the arts industry has been mostly well-received by those within the pandemic-ravaged sector.

The Tate, the Science Museum Group, the Natural History Museum, National Gallery and the Royal Shakespeare Company were among those ...

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