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Johnson denies offer of peerages to ‘buy off’ Brexit Party

Boris Johnson has dismissed as “nonsense” claims that the Conservatives offered peerages to senior Brexit Party figures in a bid to get them to stand aside in the General Election.

Nigel Farage has claimed he had repeatedly been offered a seat in the House of Lords in an ...

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Duke of York gives ‘no holds barred’ interview on Jeffrey Epstein relationship

The Duke of York has spoken about his relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in a “no holds barred” interview.

Andrew has faced questions about his links with the disgraced financier, who was found dead in his prison cell in New York earlier this year where he was being ...

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Johnson will defend smallest personal majority for a PM since 1924

Boris Johnson will go into the General Election on December 12 trying to defend the smallest constituency majority for a prime minister in nearly 100 years.

Mr Johnson is seeking re-election as MP for Uxbridge & South Ruislip, it was confirmed on Thursday.

He won the seat in 2017 ...

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Johnson will defend smallest personal majority for a PM since 1924

Boris Johnson will go into the General Election on December 12 trying to defend the smallest constituency majority for a prime minister in nearly 100 years.

Mr Johnson is seeking re-election as MP for Uxbridge & South Ruislip, it was confirmed on Thursday.

He won the seat in 2017 ...

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Weekend respite for flood-hit areas as communities feel impact of rainfall

Heavy rainfall has continued to cause disruption but flood-hit communities are set to get some respite this weekend with drier conditions predicted.

There are 118 flood warnings in place covering much of England and parts of Wales following heavy rainfall on Thursday night.

The wet ...

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England not taking foot off gas against Kosovo as they aim to be top seeds
England have sealed Euro 2020 qualification as group winners with a game to spare, yet boss Gareth Southgate insists the trip to Kosovo is anything but a dead rubber as they look to finish as top seeds. ...
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BT Sport awarded exclusive rights to Champions League and Europa League to 2024

BT Sport has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights to UEFA’s European club competitions until 2024, it was announced on Friday.

As part of the deal – which has cost £400million per year and commences in 2021 – BT have secured the rights to all 420 games from ...

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5 things to look out for as Euro 2020 qualifying concludes
The final week of Euro 2020 qualifying is already under way, with plenty still up for grabs. Places at next summer’s festival of football can be won or lost, while there are personal challenges ahead too. ...
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Carterton football club celebrates 13 youth team

A YEAR ago Carterton Football Club was about to fold due to years of mismanagement and crippling debt.

After months of hard work and renovations, the club is celebrating its 13th youth team and is preparing for the opening of new pitches for the next season.

Club chairman ...

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Will these Oxford students be able to hear the trains?

NEW student accommodation close to Oxford railway station is nearing completion.

Until April last year residents were able to save money by paying only £8 to park all day at the Osney Lane car park.

Now Winvic Construction staff are working on a 515-bedroom ...

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Will these Oxford students be able to hear the trains?

NEW student accommodation close to Oxford railway station is nearing completion.

Until April last year residents were able to save money by paying only £8 to park all day at the Osney Lane car park.

Now Winvic Construction staff are working on a 515-bedroom ...

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Coroner's inquest into death of Oxford postman

AN INQUEST yesterday revealed the cause of death of a long-serving Oxford postman, who died in a road traffic collision whilst cycling.

John Howes, 58, died following a collision with a van on the B4044 last month.

See also: Tributes to keen cyclist and postman John Howes ...

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Thousands comment on Connecting Oxford transport plans

HIGHWAYS staff are working through thousands of responses to its radical Connecting Oxford proposals.

The city and county councils are considering a raft of congestion-busting measures including more bus-only lanes - known as bus gates - and workplace parking charges.

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Break-up of union would be a shame, says Sir Rod Stewart

Sir Rod Stewart has said it would be “a shame” if Scotland became independent when asked about the UK’s political situation.

However, the singer said he would support Scotland leaving the union “if it was good” for the country.

Speaking to BBC ...

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In Video: Regent Street sparkles as Christmas lights mark 200 years

Crowds descended on London’s Regent Street on Thursday evening to see the Christmas lights switch-on.

Celebrities including Heart radio presenters Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, as well as pop group The Script, were on hand to press the button.

The famous London street is ...

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BT shares plunge after Labour’s free broadband promise

Shares in BT dropped nearly 4% and TalkTalk put the sale of one of its businesses on hold after the Labour Party announced plans to turn broadband into a public service.

Jeremy Corbyn is due to officially announce the new policy in a speech in Lancaster on Friday morning.

Labour has ...

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Hong Kong condemns ‘barbaric attack’ on official in London

An alleged attack on a Hong Kong government official in London has been condemned as “barbaric” by the country’s leader, but demonstrators say the incident had been overplayed.

Footage posted on social media on Thursday night showed Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa ...

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Johnson denies offer of peerages to ‘buy off’ Brexit Party

Boris Johnson has dismissed as “nonsense” claims that the Conservatives offered peerages to senior Brexit Party figures in a bid to get them to stand aside in the General Election.

Nigel Farage has claimed he had repeatedly been offered a seat in the House of Lords in an ...

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Sweetman-Kirk will fulfil childhood dream by playing at Anfield

Liverpool striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk will fulfil a childhood dream when she runs out at Anfield on Sunday.

As a youngster in girl’s football she admits playing at such grounds was never “on the horizon” but the growth in the women’s game has made it a ...

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Jack Byrne ready to play a part in Republic of Ireland’s decisive Denmark clash

Jack Byrne is ready to play a part in the Republic of Ireland’s decisive Euro 2020 showdown with Denmark after turning his career around.

Snapped up by Manchester City as a 15-year-old, the midfielder returned to Ireland with Shamrock Rovers in December last year as he opted to ...

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ARCh gets funding boost from CALA Homes to help children learn how to read

A CHARITY that helps disadvantaged children develop their literacy skills has received a donation from an award-winning housebuilder.

Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh), based in Bicester, was given £1,590 from CALA Homes.

Working in 100 schools with 260 ...

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