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Investment

What We Know So Far About the Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

The 21 victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday were in two adjoining classrooms at Robb Elementary School, authorities said. The gunman killed 19 students and two teachers after barricading himself inside, following a shootout with law enforcement officers. It is the deadliest school shooting since 20 students and six faculty members…

Politics

6 cats at Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary are looking for forever homes – How to adopt

The sanctuary rehomes up to 500 animals every year and looks after 60 cats at any one time. If you think you would be able to rehome one of them go to the Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary website for more details.  You can also sponsor any of their animals or donate to the charity's vital work. Why dogs shouldn't eat chocolate…

Nine nostalgic photos of Oxfordshire in 1985

Here we feature photos from 1985 in the Oxford Mail archive. It was the year when a big march backing CND arrived in Oxford and a group travelled to Bonn to raise support for the miners. And Donnington Middle School celebrated a special anniversary. Pupils dug deep to mark the 50th anniversary of their school…

Appeal to trace man after householder catches intruder in their extension

Police have released the image of a man officers would like to speak to in relation to an attempted burglary in Banbury. At around 10.15pm on Wednesday May 4, a man entered a partly finished extension to a property on Bath Road. He was caught by the occupier and ran off. Investigating officer DC Matthew…

Former champion jockey Lester Piggott, 86, is hospitalised in Switzerland

Former champion jockey Lester Piggott has been hospitalised in Switzerland, it has been revealed by a family member, Piggott, 86, was prolific in his career, winning the Epsom Derby nine times, as well as accumulating an astonishing 4,493 total career wins. As a result, was in the first draft of inductees into the British Champions Series…

Oxford man, 50, admits taking part in affray outside Barton shops

A dad accused of brandishing a machete during an argument in Barton has admitted affray. Andee Williams, also known by the surname Morton, was involved in the brawl outside the shops in Underhill Circus last June together with now convicted stab killer Lewis Brown and two other young men. The 50-year-old was due to stand…

Didcot Premier Inn say their thoughts are with guest’s “loved ones” following death

A guest at the Premier Inn was found dead on Saturday after they did not check out on time. Emergency services were seen at the Milton Interchange near Didcot for about seven hours on Saturday (21) wearing HAZMAT suits and breathing equipment.  Staff at the hotel have offered their condolences and said their thoughts are…

World

Meghan Markle’s Half-Sister Samantha Addresses Dad Thomas’ Possible Stroke

Privacy, please. Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, wants their dad Thomas Markle to be left alone following his hospitalization. “Peace and rest is best,” Samantha, 57, exclusively tells Us Weekly about her father’s current condition. On Tuesday, May 24, Thomas, 77, was rushed to the hospital after a “possible stroke,” TMZ reported. Meghan’s estranged father…

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Science & Tech

A new solar sail concept could carry science to new destinations

Exploring farther out into the cosmos requires innovative, cutting-edge technologies to drive the missions. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program helps to unlock visionary ideas. Recently, the NIAC program selected the Diffractive Solar Sailing project for the Phase III study. This solar sail concept could carry science to new destinations. Solar sails use the…

A step closer to making terahertz technology usable in the real world

Terahertz is the type of electromagnetic radiation that lies between the microwave and the infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. THz radiation bridges the gap between photonic and electronic devices and offers many unused, unexplored bandwidths. Historically, the lack of sources and detectors, as well as the perceived lack of need, had contributed to the…

The best moisturiser for children with eczema is the one that they like to use

There are four main emollient types: lotions, creams, gels, and ointments. Yet, no clear evidence of which is best. A new study set out to find the best moisturiser by comparing their clinical effectiveness and safety. The Universities of Bristol, Nottingham, and Southampton study, enrolled 550 children with eczema under 12 years. The children were…

An enormous asteroid is going to make a close approach to Earth on May 27

The largest asteroid with enormous size (1.8 km in diameter)- four times the size of the Empire State Building- is going to make a close approach to Earth on May 27, confirmed NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). Known as 7335 (1989 JA), the asteroid will fly by from 2.5 million miles (4 million…

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What We Know So Far About the Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

The 21 victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday were in two adjoining classrooms at Robb Elementary School, authorities said. The gunman killed 19 students and two teachers after barricading himself inside, following a shootout with law enforcement officers. It is the deadliest school shooting since 20 students and six faculty members…

As Starbucks Exits Russia, Another Symbol of American Capitalism Fades

Starbucks joined McDonald’s in announcing a permanent end to its operations in Russia this week, having previously suspended trading in Russia in March. The news comes amid an exodus of Western businesses from Russia, including tech giant Apple and furniture retailer IKEA. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Western businesses in Russia have been rushing towards…

14 Children, 1 Teacher Killed in Texas Elementary School Mass Shooting

The 21 victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday were in two adjoining classrooms at Robb Elementary School, authorities said. The gunman killed 19 students and two teachers after barricading himself inside, following a shootout with law enforcement officers. It is the deadliest school shooting since 20 students and six faculty members…