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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 11

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 11

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 10

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 8

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 13

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 12

September 21, 2018 12:09 PM Petition calls for M25 'give peas a chance' graffiti return

A petition has called for a "comforting" piece of road graffiti on the M25 to be reinstated and protected. Road users say it was "an iconic part of modern British history" but has been replaced by "give Helch a break!!!". A spokesman for Network Rail, which owns the bridge, said: "While we sympathise with requests to reinstate this much-loved graffiti 23

September 5, 2018 9:24 AM Iran latest: US sanctions 'will CRIPPLE' Tehran and spark ‘CIVIL UNREST’

DONALD Trump’s new wave of sanctions to Iran will “cripple” the country’s economy, dealing a “major blow” to its growth and likely sparking major public discontent, according to a new analysis released by top economists. Oxford Economics warned the second wave of US sanctions attacking Iran’s main resources, its oil industry and crude exports, will badly 57

August 27, 2018 2:18 PM Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12%

Barbeque heart risk: Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases a person’s risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12% Cooking on coal, wood or charcoal could make you more likely to die of heart disease. A study has revealed people who use solid fuels for cooking may have a 12 per cent higher risk of dying of a heart attack, heart failure 22

August 27, 2018 7:49 AM Net migration to Brighton down by a third since Brexit vote

In total, 5,309 people moved to Brighton and Hove from abroad and 3,405 left, leaving the latest net migration figure at 1,904. That means Brighton and Hove’s migrant population is still rising, but at a slower rate than before the referendum. Fewer people are migrating to Brighton and Hove from abroad, while more are moving away. While the Brighton 18