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Bin collection days to change for half of Cherwell’s residents

Bin collection days will be changing for half the households in Cherwell from August 1.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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#GE2017: John Bercow addresses ‘large number of spoiled ballots’ in thank you speech

Returning MP John Bercow thanked voters and promised to ‘rededicate himself’ to representing the Buckingham people in his acceptance speech this morning.

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#GE2017: David Lidington: “It is an enormous privilege to have been elected”

#GE2017: David Lidington: “It is an enormous privilege to have been elected”

Returning MP for Aylesbury David Lidington thanked constituents for voting him into office for the seventh time in a row.

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#GE2017: Buckingham constituency results breakdown

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow romped home with the lion’s share of the votes in the Buckingham constituency.

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#GE2017: Aylesbury election results breakdown

#GE2017: Aylesbury election results breakdown

It was a good night for Aylesbury’s Labour group and candidate Mark Bateman - even though they didn’t snatch the historically safe Tory seat from David Lidington.

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#GE2017: Commons Speaker John Bercow retains Buckingham seat

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has retained his seat as Buckingham’s MP.

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#GE2017: Stay tuned for the Buckingham election result

In the early hours of tomorrow morning the Buckingham General Election result will come in.

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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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General Election: the six South Northamptonshire candidates give their opinions

General Election: the six South Northamptonshire candidates give their opinions

With the election right around the corner, we spoke to the candidates who have put themselves forward to be the next MP for the South Northamptonshire constituency.

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ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

ELECTION 2017: Why charities should be allowed to campaign freely at election time

Everybody was caught off guard when Theresa May announced Britain would be heading to the polls on June 8. But charities were more surprised than most by the news – which had an immediate impact on their day-to-day campaigning operations.

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Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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CORRECTION: Who should you vote for?

CORRECTION: Who should you vote for?

On 22 May, this newspaper published an interactive quiz on our website entitled ‘Who should I vote for?’.

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