15% of electricity from renewables

The Oxford Times: Some 14.9% of electricity in the UK was generated by renewables such as wind power

1:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Almost 15% of the UK's electricity was generated from renewables last year, official figures show.

Average house price hits new record

The Oxford Times: House price rises slowed in July as new mortgage lending rules took effect

7:39am Thursday 31st July 2014

House prices increased to another new all-time high of £188,949 on average in July but the pace of growth is slowing, Nationwide has reported.

Centrica questions Ofgem's claims

The Oxford Times: Profits at British Gas fell 26% to £265 million as earnings were dented by mild weather

7:50am Thursday 31st July 2014

British Gas owner Centrica showed little sign of cutting energy tariffs today as profits fell and it hit back at Ofgem over "deficiencies" in analysis suggesting household margins were set to double.

BT claims advances in football duel

The Oxford Times: BT is about to begin its second season of a £738 million deal to screen 38 top-flight games a year for three years

11:04am Thursday 31st July 2014

BT claimed its Premier League offering was helping it win its battle with Sky today as it grew broadband and TV revenues by a quarter.

Grayling: Tennis match to go ahead

The Oxford Times: A game of tennis with the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London has been auctioned by the Tories for £160,000 to the wife of a former Russian government minister

10:59am Thursday 31st July 2014

David Cameron and Boris Johnson will go ahead with a tennis match secured by a controversial £160,000 donation to the Conservatives, Chris Grayling said as he claimed Tory donors do not buy policy.

Border staff 'unprepared for Ebola'

The Oxford Times: Border Control staff say they are unprepared for an Ebola emergency

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Border staff do not feel adequately prepared to deal with the possibility of people with Ebola coming to the UK and need more information about the threat, a union leader said.

Ravel Morrison remanded in custody

The Oxford Times: Footballer Ravel Morrison was remanded in custody until August 7

1:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Premier League footballer Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of punching and slapping his ex-girlfriend and her mother.

Crash victim family in mobiles plea

The Oxford Times: Undated handout photo issued by Cambridgeshire Constabulary of 31-year-old Marina Usaceva who has been jailed for six years at Peterborough Crown Court after she crashed her Jaguar X-Type into the back of a Peugeot 206 killing the driver Sukhdeep Singh Jo

1:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The family of a man killed by a "remorseless" driver who was using two mobile phones at the wheel have pleaded with others not to repeat her stupidity.

Death in custody figures soaring

The Oxford Times: The number of prison deaths in custody has risen considerably

2:03pm Thursday 31st July 2014

The number of prisoners who died in custody jumped by nearly a quarter in the year to March to reach its highest level for almost a decade, official figures show.

Shortcomings in response times

The Oxford Times: Ambulances are expected to respond to critical cases within eight minutes

1:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Ambulances in three regions of England are "failing" to get to some of the most critical patients on time, new figures suggest.

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