Osborne on the spot over EU bill

thisisoxfordshire: Labour is demanding Chancellor George Osborne reveal when he was informed of the EU surcharge

5:31pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Chancellor George Osborne is facing mounting pressure to explain what he knew and when about a shock demand for Britain to pay Brussels an extra £1.7 billion.

Cream guitarist Jack Bruce dies

thisisoxfordshire: Cream guitarist Jack Bruce has died aged 71

4:14pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Jack Bruce, the composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, died today of liver disease, aged 71.

£125m rescue package for Monarch

thisisoxfordshire: Monarch has secured £125 million of permanent capital and liquidity facilities from Greybull Capital

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Monarch Airlines has agreed a rescue deal which will see an investment firm pumping more than £100 million into the company, but also involves pay cuts of up to 30% for staff and hundreds of redundancies.

HS2: Phase two plans to be outlined

thisisoxfordshire: A hub station in Crewe is expected to be part of the second stage of the HS2 scheme

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The city of Stoke-on-Trent is expected to miss out when the head of the £50 billion HS2 project outlines plans for phase two of the high-speed rail scheme next week.

Fourth Portsmouth jihadist 'killed'

thisisoxfordshire: The Foreign Office said it was aware of reports of the death of a British national in Syria

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A fourth jihadist fighter from the same UK city has been killed in Syria, it was reported today.

Hammond condemns Egypt bombing

thisisoxfordshire: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he strongly condemns a terrorist attack in North Sinai

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned a bombing in Egypt which is thought to have killed at least 26 soldiers.

Trolls target Queen's first tweet

thisisoxfordshire: The Queen passed a technological milestone with her first tweet to declare a new Science Museum gallery open

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

The Queen has been targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet.

Fines plan over nuisance calls

thisisoxfordshire: Sajid Javid wants to change legal definitions to ensure that unacceptable behaviour is punished

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Companies that bombard people with nuisance marketing calls will be more likely to face fines of up to £500,000, under Government proposals.

Driving licence fees to be slashed

thisisoxfordshire: The cost of obtaining and renewing driving licences is to fall

5:49am Saturday 25th October 2014

Young drivers facing the mounting costs of taking to the road might well breathe a little easier after the Government announced it was slashing the cost of obtaining a licence.

Gascoigne 'sectioned after binge'

thisisoxfordshire: Medics reportedly sectioned Paul Gascoigne under the Mental Health Act

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Tottenham Hotspur say they are supporting troubled former star Paul Gascoigne after it was reported he had been placed on an emergency three-day detox.






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