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Ed goes to Bollywood? Sheeran 'offered film role'

Banbury Cake: Ed goes to Bollywood? Sheeran 'offered film role'

12:27pm Friday 6th March 2015

The Brit-winning singer could be headed for the big screen.

No KP talks on Foxes offer - agent

Banbury Cake: Kevin Pietersen played for Surrey in last year's domestic T20 competition

12:26pm Friday 6th March 2015

Kevin Pietersen has yet to consider Leicestershire's bold bid to sign him for this summer's NatWest T20 Blast.

Chris O’Donnell gets emotional at his Hollywood star ceremony

Banbury Cake: Chris O’Donnell gets emotional at his Hollywood star ceremony

12:16pm Friday 6th March 2015

It was a family affair when the actor got his honour on the Walk Of Fame.

Kylie and Jason relive their Neighbours memories

Banbury Cake: Kylie and Jason relive their Neighbours memories

12:07pm Friday 6th March 2015

Soap alumni Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce look back at their time on Ramsay Street.

Jenna Coleman changed her mind over leaving Doctor Who, confirms Steven Moffat

Banbury Cake: Jenna Coleman changed her mind over leaving Doctor Who, confirms Steven Moffat

11:37am Friday 6th March 2015

The actress had originally asked to be written out of the hit BBC show at Christmas.

Vodafone boost for maternity pay

Banbury Cake: Vodafone is offering its employees an improved maternity pay package

11:10am Friday 6th March 2015

Vodafone is to become one of the first multinationals to introduce a worldwide minimum level of maternity pay, it announced today.

'McDonald's dentist' verdict upheld

Banbury Cake: A decision to strike off a dentist who tried to carry out work in a McDonald's has been upheld

10:57am Friday 6th March 2015

The High Court has upheld a decision to strike off "for public protection" a dentist who tried to carry out work on a woman's teeth in a McDonald's.

The Life of Nigel: He's no Messiah

Banbury Cake: Nigel Farage said the general election was the most open campaign in 100 years

10:57am Friday 6th March 2015

Nigel Farage has tried to fend off his more enthusiastic supporters' praise, telling a woman who described him as "sent by God" that: "I'm not the Messiah, I'm a very naughty boy".

Cole accepts FA charge

Banbury Cake: West Ham's Carlton Cole has accepted a Football Association charge of making an "abusive" comment on social media

10:49am Friday 6th March 2015

West Ham striker Carlton Cole has accepted a Football Association charge over a Twitter exchange with a Tottenham supporter.

Olivia Colman spies a new role in The Night Manager

Banbury Cake: Olivia Colman spies a new role in The Night Manager

10:36am Friday 6th March 2015

The Broadchurch actress will reunite with Rev co-star Tom Hollander for BBC One’s new drama.

Glenn appointed FA chief executive

Banbury Cake: Martin Glenn has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Football Association

10:33am Friday 6th March 2015

Martin Glenn, a former Leicester director and chief executive of United Biscuits, has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Football Association.

Organisers dismiss boycott rumours

Banbury Cake: Fernando Alonso's crash during the second pre-season test last month in Barcelona has left many observers perplexed

10:21am Friday 6th March 2015

Australian Grand Prix organisers have dismissed suggestions a number of Formula One teams are threatening to boycott the race over safety fears surrounding McLaren.

Kat Slater is flogging Kim Kardashian's wardrobe in Walford market

Banbury Cake: Kat Slater is flogging Kim Kardashian's wardrobe in Walford market

10:16am Friday 6th March 2015

The Eastenders street stall trader was spotted bargaining off that 2014 VMA outfit.

Kristen Bell's daughters haven't seen Frozen yet

Banbury Cake: Kristen Bell's daughters haven't seen Frozen yet

10:16am Friday 6th March 2015

The actress is looking forward to watching the hit Disney film with her children when they are a little older.

Right job, wrong time - Scholes

Banbury Cake: Paul Scholes described the Oldham post as "the right job, just at the wrong time"

10:14am Friday 6th March 2015

Paul Scholes has revealed he does intend to manage Oldham in the future but feels the timing is wrong for him to assume the current vacancy at SportsDirect.com Park.

Is this the most glamorous music festival of them all?

Banbury Cake: Is this the most glamorous music festival of them all?

10:07am Friday 6th March 2015

You don’t have to be old or elitist to enjoy a picnic and an opera at Glyndebourne.

Pendleton eyeing Festival ride

Banbury Cake: Victoria Pendleton is Britain's most successful female Olympian (onEdition/PA)

10:04am Friday 6th March 2015

Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton has set her sights on riding at next year's Cheltenham Festival after deciding to try to qualify as amateur rider.

Man held in US cyber attack probe

Banbury Cake: A man has been arrested as part of a major cyber crime investigation

10:01am Friday 6th March 2015

A suspected hacker from Britain has been arrested in connection with an alleged cyber attack on the United States Department of Defence (DoD) as part of a week-long UK-wide operation.

Who is Liv Tyler head over heels for?

Banbury Cake: Liv Tyler has had a baby boy

9:59am Friday 6th March 2015

The actress has shared a cute picture of her baby and said she is “so in love” with her new son.

PM 'scared' of TV debate - Farage

Banbury Cake: David Cameron has tried to make sure the debates do not take place, according to Nigel Farage

9:56am Friday 6th March 2015

Conservatives have been trying to stop televised leaders' debates happening ever since it became clear Ukip would be included, Nigel Farage has claimed.

Watch Cara Delevingne in the new Face Of An Angel trailer

Banbury Cake: Watch Cara Delevingne in the new Face Of An Angel trailer

11:06am Friday 6th March 2015

The model stars alongside Daniel Bruhl and Kate Beckinsale in Michael Winterbottom’s gripping drama.

Neil Patrick Harris has doubts over reprising Oscars role

Banbury Cake: Neil Patrick Harris has doubts over reprising Oscars role

9:46am Friday 6th March 2015

The actor received a mixed reaction to his Academy Awards hosting this year.

Madonna: Working out saved me from injury after Brits fall

Banbury Cake: Madonna: Working out saved me from injury after Brits fall

9:46am Friday 6th March 2015

The queen of pop has credited her physical fitness with saving her from harm when she took a tumble at the music awards ceremony.

Zoe Saldana reveals life as a mother of twins is full of action

Banbury Cake: Zoe Saldana reveals life as a mother of twins is full of action

9:46am Friday 6th March 2015

The Avatar star has said bringing up two babies is keeping her very busy.

Green fuel touted for plane travel

Banbury Cake: The newly-married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take a spin in an Aston Martin powered by biofuel

9:38am Friday 6th March 2015

The team which supplies the royal family with "green fuel" for their cars and trains is launching a low-cost plane propellant which can be made from products including waste cooking oil or algae.

Chinese revolution at Thomas Cook

Banbury Cake: A Chinese company has bought a stake in Thomas Cook

9:38am Friday 6th March 2015

Chinese conglomerate Fosun is buying a 5% stake in Thomas Cook for £91.8 million as part of a deal which the travel operator hopes will help it cash in on China's £85 billion tourist market.

Alps murder case biker 'ruled out'

Banbury Cake: Police said there was not enough evidence to charge Zaid al-Hilli

9:38am Friday 6th March 2015

A motorcyclist sought in connection with the murders of three members of a British family in the French Alps has been ruled out of the inquiry, according to reports, leaving police apparently no closer to a breakthrough more than two years after the killings.

School not a Grey area, says head

Banbury Cake: Nicola Scholes with her son Liam appearing on ITV's Good Morning Britain after Liam was excluded from his school's World Book Day celebrations for wearing a Fifty Shades Of Grey costume (ITV/GMB)

9:38am Friday 6th March 2015

A school has defended its decision to stop a pupil taking part in World Book Day celebrations while wearing a Fifty Shades Of Grey costume.

'Sharp increase' in A&E traffic

Banbury Cake: The A&E waiting time target was missed for the 85th consecutive week

9:38am Friday 6th March 2015

There was a "sharp increase" in the number of people attending accident and emergency departments in England last week, with the target of seeing 95% of patients within four hours missed again.

Call for anti-IS network campaign

Banbury Cake: Islamic State is believed to be able to "exert an outsized impact on how the world perceives it" because of its use of social media

9:38am Friday 6th March 2015

Supporters of Islamic State could control as many as 90,000 Twitter accounts worldwide, a new study suggests.

Fans see the funny side of Harrison Ford's crash

Banbury Cake: Fans see the funny side of Harrison Ford's crash

11:06am Friday 6th March 2015

Ford portrayed the spacecraft captain Han Solo in Star Wars, leading fans to question why Chewbacca wasn’t on hand to help.

Paloma Faith won't be singing Bond song

Banbury Cake: Paloma Faith won't be singing Bond song

9:27am Friday 6th March 2015

The Brit winner is disappointed not to have been picked to sing the theme for the new 007 movie.

2018 World Cup 'Hodgson's target'

Banbury Cake: Roy Hodgson could be heading to a second World Cup with England

8:25am Friday 6th March 2015

Roy Hodgson wants to continue as England manager until after the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, according to reports.

Harrison Ford 'battered but OK' after plane crash

Banbury Cake: Harrison Ford 'battered but OK' after plane crash

8:36am Friday 6th March 2015

The Star Wars actor’s aircraft came down at a golf course in Los Angeles.

McDermott hails Sinfield landmark

Banbury Cake: Kevin Sinfield is up to fourth in rugby league's all-time scoring list

7:43am Friday 6th March 2015

Leeds skipper Kevin Sinfield reached another landmark as he helped his side turn the tables on Hull with a 43-12 victory that takes them two points clear at the top of Super League.

Buttler expects team changes

Banbury Cake: Jos Buttler thinks changes will be made for Monday's game against Bangladesh

7:43am Friday 6th March 2015

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler suspects that changes will be made for Monday's must-win World Cup game against Bangladesh in Adelaide.

Find out the secret to Poldark star Aidan Turner's rippling muscles

Banbury Cake: Find out the secret to Poldark star Aidan Turner's rippling muscles

7:35am Friday 6th March 2015

A make-up artist perfects Aidan Turner’s topless look for Poldark.

Van Gaal defends charged Evans

Banbury Cake: Papiss Cisse, right, and Jonny Evans were both charged with spitting by the Football Association

7:14am Friday 6th March 2015

Jonny Evans has the backing of his Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal as he prepares to respond on Friday to a Football Association spitting charge.

Hodgson will head for Russia

Banbury Cake: Roy Hodgson will travel to Russia for the preliminary 2018 World Cup draw, amid reports he intends to win an extension as England manager.

7:05am Friday 6th March 2015

Roy Hodgson will travel to Russia for the preliminary 2018 World Cup draw, amid reports he intends to win an extension as England manager.

Fans urged to report sexist abuse

Banbury Cake: Footage has emerged of fans directing abuse at Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro

7:03am Friday 6th March 2015

The Football Association is urging supporters to report sexist abuse at games after footage emerged of fans directing obscenities at Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro.

Migrant population 'up by 565,000'

Banbury Cake: The estimated figures cover 2011-2014

5:58am Friday 6th March 2015

The migrant population in England is estimated to have increased by more than half a million in three years, research from the University of Oxford has revealed.

Man wanted in Poland faces UK court

Banbury Cake: Sir John Major has said a Labour-SNP deal could "prise apart the union"

3:09am Friday 6th March 2015

A man wanted by Polish authorities in relation to a string of offences has appeared in a UK court.

Greens seek 'progressive alliance'

Banbury Cake: Natalie Bennett is seeking a "progressive alliance" with the SNP

3:09am Friday 6th March 2015

The Green Party is aiming to build a "progressive alliance" involving the SNP in parliament, members will be told today.

Wind-up radio inventor to get CBE

Banbury Cake: Trevor Baylis was previously awarded an OBE for his invention of the wind-up radio

3:09am Friday 6th March 2015

Trevor Baylis, who created the wind-up radio, is to receive his CBE today.

Pc awaits sentence for seizing CCTV

Banbury Cake: Helen Jones has admitted to misconduct in a public office

3:09am Friday 6th March 2015

A corrupt policewoman will be sentenced today after seizing CCTV footage of a street bust-up to be used as a "tool to blackmail" Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard.

Becky stepbrother faces Crown Court

Banbury Cake: Rebecca Watts, 16, vanished from her home in Crown Hill, Bristol, on February 19 (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

3:09am Friday 6th March 2015

The stepbrother of 16-year-old Becky Watts will appear before a Crown Court judge today.

Ayesha: 18 years for wicked killer

Banbury Cake: Ayesha Ali was tortured and killed

3:09am Friday 6th March 2015

A mother who abused, tortured and killed her eight-year-old daughter while under the spell of her sadistic lesbian lover has been jailed for 13 years.

Alonso thought it was 1995 - report

Banbury Cake: Fernando Alonso is reported to have suffered short-term memory loss after his crash in testing

12:48am Friday 6th March 2015

Fernando Alonso suffered memory loss so severe after his recent pre-season testing crash that he forgot he was a Formula One driver, according to a Spanish newspaper.

MPs warn on health cash shareout

Banbury Cake: Margaret Hodge says there are still unacceptable inequalities in public health

12:32am Friday 6th March 2015

A £2.7 billion fund to improve public health is not being dispersed quickly enough to local authorities to fairly reflects their needs, MPs have warned.

Food workers most likely to smoke

Banbury Cake: Giving up smoking is the single best way of improving health, according to campaigners

12:32am Friday 6th March 2015

People who work in the food service and accommodation industries are more likely to smoke than other workers in the UK, with almost a third (31%) admitting to being smokers, research has revealed.

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