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January 4, 2019 5:51 PM ‘Nonsense!’ Brexiteer DISMANTLES Theresa May’s Brexit ally

JOHN Redwood has accused Michael Gove of using “Project Fear nonsense” over post-Brexit farming. The former Conservative Party leader took aim at the Environment Secretary after he addressed the Oxford Farming Conference on Thursday. Mr Gove warned farmers they face “considerable turbulence” if the UK leaves the EU with a no deal and claimed Theresa 11

December 3, 2018 5:13 PM Mike Ashley calls for online tax to save the High Street

Mike Ashley has called for a new tax on online retailers to help revive ailing town centres. The Sports Direct owner told MPs that the "internet is killing the High Street". His answer is taxing all retailers that make more than 20% of their turnover online - and not just online-only operators. Mr Ashley said a tax would hit his own £400m online operation 39

November 20, 2018 11:06 AM Gaz Coombes cancels gigs and shares X-ray of broken leg after being 'Bruce Lee'd' by teenage daughter

The former Supergrass frontman told his followers on Twitter that his daughter had "connected too well" during a play-fight. The former Supergrass frontman said he had broken his leg playing with his children, and shared an X-ray picture on Twitter. "I've only gone & broken my leg! Larking around with the kids I got 'Bruce Lee'd' by my 15 year old: let's 17

November 19, 2018 2:34 PM I’m not looking for applause, I want gasps, says magician Dynamo

The magician tells all about his triumphant return to the stage after a gruelling battle against Crohn's disease and arthritis. However, the man, who famously walked across the River Thames just to show it is possible to apparently walk on water, has confounded the doomsayers with a unique new routine for a small stage. And to help the audience understand 26

November 8, 2018 2:49 PM Oxford University denies it rejected Stormzy scholarship

The University of Oxford has denied claims it rejected an offer by Stormzy to fund two black students through a scholarship scheme. It told Radio 1 Newsbeat it "admires" his commitment but it had not "received or turned down any offer or proposal". At an event for his new publishing platform #Merky Books, Stormzy reportedly said he had approached Oxford 22

November 8, 2018 11:57 AM Jenni Murray pulls out of Oxford talk amid trans row

BBC Radio 4 host Dame Jenni Murray has pulled out of an Oxford University talk amid a backlash over comments she made about transgender people. The Woman's Hour presenter was invited to speak at an event called Powerful British Women in History and Society. But the student union's LGBTQ Campaign said she had made "transphobic comments" in a 2017 newspaper 26

November 7, 2018 11:40 AM Should there be a tax on red meat?

A "meat tax" could prevent almost 6,000 deaths per year in the UK, according to researchers, but should politicians be telling people what they can and can't eat? Scientists at the University of Oxford say governments should consider imposing price hikes on red meat - such as beef, lamb and pork - to reduce consumption. They say it would save lives and more than £700m in UK healthcare 27

November 7, 2018 9:16 AM Meat tax could save thousands of lives and slash healthcare costs

Although the tax would push up the price of burgers, sausages and mince, scientists are calling on governments to consider it. A study has found meat taxes could save an estimated 220,000 lives globally by 2020 and reduce healthcare costs by £30.7bn. Consumption of red meat such as beef, lamb and pork has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease 21

October 16, 2018 1:55 PM Richard Branson net worth: Why is Branson getting Hollywood Walk of Fame star?

RICHARD BRANSON will be among a host of celebrities getting their own star on the Hollywood walk of Fame this year. Why is the businessman getting his own star and how much is he worth now? Richard Branson will be among stars securing their place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year, along with a slew of British faces. Consisting of more than 2,600 five-pointed 21

October 16, 2018 8:07 AM M40 crash: Caravan travels wrong way on motorway

A car towing a caravan and driving the wrong way on the M40 has been involved in a crash with another vehicle. It was travelling south on the northbound carriageway when it crashed at about 16:00 BST on Monday. The road was closed between junction 6 for Watlington and junction 8A for Oxford, and reopened at about 07:00. The air ambulance was dispatched 16