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Trump becomes first head of state to meet Japan’s new emperor

US president Donald Trump has become the first world leader to meet the new emperor of Japan.

The president, who is on a four-day state visit, was the centre of attention at a grand outdoor welcome ceremony at Japan’s Imperial Palace, where he took a solo walk down red carpets and ...

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Tories humiliated as Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party surges to victory

The Conservatives were routed by Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in a dramatic set of European election results.

The Tories dropped to just 9% of the vote in England and Wales and appear on course for their worst ever national election share once the full picture from Scotland becomes ...

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Controlled parking zones set to be approved for Magdelen Road and Howard Street

MORE controlled parking in Oxford’s residential streets is set to be signed off – making it harder for commuters to park their cars in them.

A controlled parking zone (CPZ) will soon be introduced in Magdalen Road and Howard Street in East Oxford if it gets the go-ahead ...

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SCALES OF JUSTICE: The latest results from Oxford Magistrates' Court


Mark LEAH HENDRON, 32, of Parkside, Marcham, admitted stealing two bottles of vodka from Waitrose, Wallingford, on February 8 as well as breaching a suspended sentence. He was jailed for four weeks and must pay compensation of £40, a victim surcharge ...

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Vandalism and graffiti add to delays in Great Western Park, Didcot

FRUSTRATION is growing after a planned neighbourhood park on a new housing estate was delayed again due to vandalism.

Residents of Great Western Park in Didcot have been waiting for more than a year for the park, which features skateboard ramps, a playground and sports facilities, ...

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'Hearing dog changed my life' says deaf Moulsford School teacher

A DEAF teacher from Wallingford has had his life transformed by a dog that alerts him to sounds.

Graham Sage, 29, felt unsafe in his own home because of his condition - while daily troubles like not being able to hear his alarm clock in the morning left him anxious and unable to ...

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Tories face ‘existential’ threat after ‘worst ever’ result

The future of the Conservative Party could be in doubt unless it manages to deliver Brexit, leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has warned.

The Foreign Secretary acknowledged the very existence of the party he hopes to lead could be threatened by the Brexit backlash after the Tories secured ...

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Lib Dems storm to victory in London

The Liberal Democrats stormed to victory in London as Labour lost half their seats and the Conservatives were wiped out.

The Lib Dems won the popular vote over the city, including in more than a dozen key Labour and Tory-voting areas, taking three of the region’s eight seats in the ...

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Liberal Democrats ‘strongest Remain force in British politics’ – Cable

The Liberal Democrats are “the strongest Remain force in British politics” the party’s leader has said.

With the results for Wales and the nine regions of England declared, the Lib Dems finished in second place with 15 MEPs, up from just one at the last European ...

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Counting for Ireland’s EU election seats continues for second day

The second day of counting in the European elections gets under way later on Monday.

The count ended on Sunday in Ireland’s three constituencies without any MEPs elected.

The Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe topped the poll in the Dublin constituency with 63,849 votes. He is ...

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French court to try Briton in absence over French filmmaker’s death in Ireland

A former British journalist will today be tried in his absence for the murder of a French filmmaker in Ireland.

Ian Bailey, 62, has always vehemently denied involvement in the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

The body of the 39-year-old was found badly beaten on an isolated ...

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Man and woman to appear in court over deaths of teenage boys in Sheffield

A man and a woman will appear in court charged with murdering two boys aged 13 and 14.

The woman also faces three counts of attempted murder following the incident at a house in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield on Friday.

South Yorkshire Police previously said a 37-year-old man and a ...

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Sir Mo wants to win while famous faces celebrate self esteem at London 10,000m

Sir Mo Farah is competing for his sixth victory at the Vitality London 10,000 as more than 17,000 runners hope to cross the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace.

Among them will be celebrities including Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean, writer Bryony Gordon and author ...

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Key quotes as Brexit Party tops UK’s European election results

How key figures have reacted to the UK’s European election results so far.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage: “Never before in British politics has a new party launched just six weeks ago topped the polls in a national election.

“The reason of course is very obvious: ...

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European elections: Far-right and greens gain ground as centre fragments

The EU’s traditional centre has splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades.

The far-right and pro-environment greens gained ground on Sunday after four days of a polarised vote.

Turnout was at a two-decade high for ballots across all 28 European ...

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Alexandra Phillips: Confusion as South East elects two MEPs with same name

There were jokes and a little confusion as voters in the South East elected two people called Alexandra Phillips to represent them in the European Parliament.

The two Phillips may both have been elected to the same region, but they come from very different parts of the political ...

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Corbyn hints Labour may shift towards supporting second referendum

Jeremy Corbyn has hinted the Labour Party may move towards backing a second referendum after the party received a drubbing in the European Parliament elections.

In a statement, the Labour leader said the EU elections had become “a proxy second referendum”.

He added: ...

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Tommy Robinson blames social media ‘ban’ for European election defeat

Tommy Robinson blamed Government “interference” with social media companies for his failure to secure a seat in the European Parliament.

The independent candidate polled 2.2% of the overall vote in the North West as the Brexit Party gained the largest share with 31.2%.

He ...

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Greens push Tories into fifth place as support surges

The Green Party pushed the Tories into fifth place in England and Wales, more than doubling its tally of MEPs.

The party’s sole Westminster MP Caroline Lucas said the “tremendous” result was part of a “Green wave sweeping across the EU”.

The number of ...

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Holyrood’s Presiding Officer to tour Scotland as part of 20th anniversary events

The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament Ken Macintosh will visit every region in Scotland as part of a tour to strengthen Holyrood’s relationship with local communities.

He will visit Maryhill and Springburn in Glasgow on Friday, before travelling to the Skye and Banff ...

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Johnson says ‘no one sensible’ would aim exclusively for a no-deal Brexit
Tory tensions over Brexit continued to rip through the race to be next prime minister as front-runner Boris Johnson insisted “no one sensible” would exclusively aim for a no-deal withdrawal. ...
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