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Huawei and 5G: the key questions

Ministers are due to decide on Tuesday if Chinese tech firm Huawei should be allowed a place in the UK’s 5G network infrastructure.

However, the decision is controversial, with the United States pressuring the UK to block Huawei over security fears.

Here is a closer look at ...

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The key numbers on Britain and its EU links

The UK is leaving the European Union on January 31, more than three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Here is a look at Brexit and the UK’s relationship with the EU in numbers.

– 33.6 million: The number of people who voted in the June 26, 2016 ...

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Fianna Fail and Fine Gael ‘open’ to debate with Sinn Fein

Both Fianna Fail and Fine Gael say they are willing to debate with the Sinn Fein leader despite two possible new dates going unconfirmed.

The three parties were approached by Today FM in the last week, inviting each leader to take part in a live debate on the station.

Sources within ...

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Grenfell refurbishment firms expressed no trace of responsibility, inquiry told
Firms involved in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower have expressed “no trace of responsibility” for the catastrophic fire, despite experts saying the work failed to comply with building regulations, an inquiry has heard. ...
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Kobe Bryant death: Vigils held as Los Angeles pays tribute to basketball hero

The city of Los Angeles has paid tribute to basketball star Kobe Bryant with vigils and tributes after his shock death in a helicopter crash.

The 41-year-old died alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people in the accident in Southern California on Sunday ...

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Sam Ricketts understands why Liverpool will play the kids in Anfield replay

Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts has every sympathy with Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp after the German announced he would be “playing the kids” in their FA Cup replay at Anfield.

Having squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2, the runaway Premier League leaders now face an ...

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New £1.4m budget for Bullingdon Community Centre, Oxford

A NEW £1.4 million budget to rebuild a city community centre is set to be officially signed off tonight.

The cost for creating a new Bullingdon Community Centre in Headington will be put to Oxford City Council.

Officers have had to increase the budget for the project ...

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Oxford railway line's future on agenda at Growth Board meeting

PLANS to reopen the Cowley branch line could hit the buffers if the Oxford mainline is not upgraded, according to a new report.

The first stage of a study into railways across Oxfordshire will be discussed by the Oxfordshire Growth Board in Didcot Civic Hall tomorrow afternoon. ...

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Dog gastroenteritis reported in Bicester area

PET owners have been made aware of a sickness affecting several dogs in the Bicester area.

A spike in cases of canine gastroenteritis, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, has been reported elsewhere in the country.

Vets in Derbyshire and Lancashire have highlighted a ...

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Angry neighbour 'punctures tyre' after leaving parking note

A RESIDENT allegedly let down someone's tyre after leaving a passive-aggressive note about parking.

The driver made the allegation on the Spotted: Thame Facebook page yesterday, sharing a photo of the neatly-written note.

It said: "Park outside your house. Would you ...

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Angry neighbour 'punctures tyre' after leaving parking note

A RESIDENT allegedly let down someone's tyre after leaving a passive-aggressive note about parking.

The driver made the allegation on the Spotted: Thame Facebook page yesterday, sharing a photo of the neatly-written note.

It said: "Park outside your house. Would you ...

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Dog causes kitchen fire in Wantage

FIREFIGHTERS had to hose down a kitchen blaze after a dog 'knocked' the cooker switch and set a bin alight.

The clumsy canine almost caused chaos on Thursday afternoon, but crews from Wantage and Didcot fire stations managed to put out the flames.

ALSO ...

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Lewis Capaldi in case of mistaken identity at Grammys

Lewis Capaldi suffered a case of mistaken identity at the Grammys.

The Scottish singer, who was nominated for the Song of the Year award for his hit single Someone You Loved, was thought to a seat-filler rather than one of the invited guests.

He wrote on Twitter: “A lady ...

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Democrats demand John Bolton gives evidence in Trump impeachment trial

A draft of a book from former US national security adviser John Bolton appears to undercut a key defence argument in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Mr Bolton writes in the forthcoming book that Mr Trump told him that he wanted to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars ...

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Coronavirus: Foreign Office working to get Britons out of Hubei province
Ministers are working to get Britons out of coronavirus-hit Hubei province in China, the Foreign Office has said, as Public Health England acknowledged that the first UK case is likely to come from somebody already in the country. ...
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Openreach to expand full-fibre broadband network
Openreach is planning to make ultrafast broadband available in more than 200 market towns and villages across the UK as part of its aim to reach four million homes and businesses with full-fibre technology by March 2021. ...
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Italy’s regional voters thwart hopes of Matteo Salvini’s League party

Italian voters have thwarted right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini’s hopes of turning an election in a key northern region into a springboard for regaining national power.

Nearly complete results from Sunday’s election for the governorship of the prosperous Emilia-Romagna ...

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England prop Kyle Sinckler joins Bristol on two-year deal

Bristol have announced the signing of England prop Kyle Sinckler on a two-year deal.

Sinckler, 26, will move to the west country club from Harlequins in the summer.

He has won 31 England caps and played in all three Tests on the British and Irish Lions’ 2017 New Zealand ...

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Dear Basketball – Kobe Bryant’s Oscar-winning retirement letter

Basketball great Kobe Bryant, who has died in a helicopter crash at the age of 41, also won an Oscar in 2018.

The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in the incident in California on Sunday.

In ...

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In pictures: Tributes paid to Kobe Bryant

Tributes to Kobe Bryant were paid all around the world after the death of the former basketball great.

The 41-year-old, a five-time NBA champion, died in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in California on Sunday morning.

Here, the PA news agency takes a ...

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Woakes and Stokes strike as England edge closer to South Africa series win

Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes pushed England two steps closer to a memorable series win on the fourth morning of the decisive final Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

The final innings of the match got under way with the hosts 465 runs behind and with two days ahead of them at the ...

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