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Sea rescue drama captured on video

Banbury Cake: Blackpool RNLI volunteers pulling a woman from the sea after she got into difficulty on a sandbank at Uncle Tom's Cabin in Blackpool.

9:57am Saturday 4th July 2015

A woman's dramatic sea rescue by lifeboat volunteers as she was cut off by the tide and in "real danger of drowning" has been caught on video.

Call to tackle littering from cars

Banbury Cake: London already has powers to fine people who throw litter from cars

7:26am Saturday 4th July 2015

Councils are calling for new powers to let them tackle the "huge and spiralling" problem of littering from cars.

'Exam factory' mood in schools

Banbury Cake: Schools are creating a "pressure cooker" atmosphere for children, experts say

7:23am Saturday 4th July 2015

A "pressure cooker environment" in schools is affecting children's mental health and self-esteem, a charity has said.

Houghton backs 'fantastic' Bassett

Banbury Cake: Laura Bassett, right, has received plenty of support since her injury-time own goal

6:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

England captain Steph Houghton is convinced Laura Bassett can play a key role as the Lionesses bid to secure third place in the Women's World Cup at the expense of Germany.

Falcao eyes glory with Chelsea

Banbury Cake: Radamel Falcao will line up for Chelsea next season after a disappointing campaign at Old Trafford

6:12am Saturday 4th July 2015

Radamel Falcao is targeting his first silverware in England having joined reigning Premier League champions Chelsea on a season-long loan.

Murray wary after Nadal upset

Banbury Cake: Andy Murray returns to match action on Saturday

6:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

Andy Murray believes Rafael Nadal's shock Wimbledon exit serves as a warning ahead of his third-round match against Italy's Andreas Seppi.

Watson learns she 'can beat Serena'

Banbury Cake: Heather Watson, left, believes she has the power to beat her idol Serena Williams

6:09am Saturday 4th July 2015

Heather Watson grew up with Serena Williams' picture on her bedroom wall: now she has the ammunition to beat "the best player in the world".

Hamilton: It's all about me

Banbury Cake: Lewis Hamilton is keen to make his own history in this year's campaign

6:08am Saturday 4th July 2015

Lewis Hamilton has said he would prefer to be judged by his own achievements in Formula One, instead of being compared to drivers of the past.

USAF axes July 4 show over security

Banbury Cake: The RAF's Red Arrows team was to have performed at the July 4 celebration

5:59am Saturday 4th July 2015

The US Air Force has cancelled an Independence Day event at a UK base over security concerns.

Migrants prompt new Chunnel chaos

Banbury Cake: Lorries parked on the M20 in Ashford, Kent, under Operation Stack

2:23am Saturday 4th July 2015

Fresh disruption was brought to Channel Tunnel services after around 150 migrants tried to storm the terminal in Calais in a bid to board UK-bound freight.

Stars' July 4 plea to free Shaker

Banbury Cake: Shaker Aamer has been imprisoned at Guantanamo for 13 years (Reprieve UK/PA)

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

A host of Hollywood stars, musicians and politicians have called on Barack Obama to release Britain's last Guantanamo detainee on Independence Day.

Web policing 'a massive challenge'

Banbury Cake: Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe fielded questions from young people

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Police are only "skimming the surface" despite efforts to protect children online, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has said.

Lightning show for boiling Britons

Banbury Cake: Forked lightning over Victoria, central London (Scott D'Arcy/PA)

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Spectacular lightning lit up the night sky across much of the country as storms rolled in amid a prolonged heatwave.

Princess Charlotte to be christened

Banbury Cake: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess of Cambridge, as the Cambridges will appear in public for the first time as a family of four at Princess Charlotte's christening.

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Princess Charlotte is being christened tomorrow in front of the Queen and close family as well-wishers gather to catch a glimpse of the newest royal addition.

Rathband family's plea for justice

Banbury Cake: David Rathband was blinded in the attack by gunman Raoul Moat

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Five years since gunman Raoul Moat ran amok, the family of the police officer he shot and blinded were still waiting for justice, his grieving twin brother has said.

Neo-Nazi protest in central London

Banbury Cake: Police have moved the 'anti-Shomrim' demonstration away from the strongly-Jewish community of Golders Green

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Jewish security officials said they are "covering all eventualities" today as a neo-Nazi demonstration takes place in central London.

Squadron visit to end royal week

Banbury Cake: The Queen has taken part in a number of activities in Scotland in the past week, including hosting a garden party

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will meet RAF reservists during a visit to a squadron today.

Murray and Ward look to progress

Banbury Cake: Andy Murray, right, and James Ward are the only Britons left in the Wimbledon singles competition

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Britain's hopes of Wimbledon glory will be in the balance today as Andy Murray seeks a place in the last 16.

Beach massacre victims return home

Banbury Cake: The repatriation process will be complete when the remaining five bodies return to UK soil

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

The final five bodies of the Britons killed in the Tunisian beach massacre will be flown back to the UK later today.

Tories to meet inheritance tax vow

Banbury Cake: Chancellor George Osborne.

2:15am Saturday 4th July 2015

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to use his first all-Conservative Budget on Wednesday to deliver the party's promise to end inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1 million.

UnREAL's Shiri Appleby: Not wearing make-up was freeing

Banbury Cake: UnREAL's Shiri Appleby: Not wearing make-up was freeing

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

The Roswell star plays producer Rachel in the new Lifetime show about what goes on off camera on a Bachelor-inspired reality TV show.

Idris Elba conquered fear of heights for TV show

Banbury Cake: Idris Elba conquered fear of heights for TV show

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

The Luther star tried rally car racing, aerobatics and drag racing for Discovery’s Idris Elba: No Limits.

Second time lucky for Great British Bake Off's Nancy

Banbury Cake: Second time lucky for Great British Bake Off's Nancy

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

She entered the show before winning it and didn’t get very far.

Allison Janney wants animated West Wing

Banbury Cake: Allison Janney wants animated West Wing

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

Could The West Wing take on The Simpsons and Family Guy? Actress Allison certainly hopes so.

Emmerdale's Lesley Dunlop hates kissing real-life partner Chris Chittell on camera

Banbury Cake: Emmerdale's Lesley Dunlop hates kissing real-life partner Chris Chittell on camera

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

The actress didn’t like being cast opposite her partner.

Emilia Clarke couldn't resist telling Arnold Schwarzenegger 'I'll Be Back'

Banbury Cake: Emilia Clarke couldn't resist telling Arnold Schwarzenegger 'I'll Be Back'

12:11am Saturday 4th July 2015

The actress couldn’t help trotting out Arnie’s familiar line.

Heather Mills won't marry again after Paul McCartney divorce trauma

Banbury Cake: Heather Mills won't marry again after Paul McCartney divorce trauma

12:01am Saturday 4th July 2015

The former Mrs Macca says she won’t be heading down the aisle again.

The best pictures from Finsbury Park as Drake headlines Wireless

Banbury Cake: The best pictures from Finsbury Park as Drake headlines Wireless

11:16pm Friday 3rd July 2015

See Labrinth, ASAP Rocky and more in our gallery.

Serena: I thought I would lose

Banbury Cake: Serena Williams, pictured, admits she thought she would be beaten by Heather Watson

11:04pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Serena Williams admits Heather Watson had her contemplating a shock Wimbledon exit before the American came through a three-set thriller on Centre Court.

12 brilliant quotes from Celebrity Masterchef

Banbury Cake: 12 brilliant quotes from Celebrity Masterchef

10:46pm Friday 3rd July 2015

What dish made Gregg Wallace wonder if he and John Torode had taken acid?

Big Brother's Marc has been evicted and everyone's really shocked

Banbury Cake: Big Brother's Marc has been evicted and everyone's really shocked

10:36pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Marc’s out, Aisleyne’s out. Who will we still be watching?

Hamilton: I had to stay on track

Banbury Cake: Lewis Hamilton holds a 10-point lead in the Drivers' Championship

10:07pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he was determined not to allow his high-profile split from Nicole Scherzinger to scupper his chances of becoming the first British driver to win back-to-back Formula One world championships.

Tories to meet inheritance tax vow

Banbury Cake: George Osborne is to deliver a manifesto pledge on inheritance tax

10:05pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to use his first all-Conservative Budget on Wednesday to deliver the party's promise to end inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1 million.

Storm damage bill 'may reach £1.5m'

Banbury Cake: Hailstones caused damage to cars and properties

9:07pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Tropical storms which saw hailstones the size of golf balls shower down on parts of Britain could have caused up to £1.5 million of damage to cars, motoring group AA said.

Lily Allen was all smiles today at Wireless festival

Banbury Cake: Lily Allen was all smiles today at Wireless festival

9:06pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Lily hung out in the sun with friends at Finsbury Park.

Big names ease through in SW19

Banbury Cake: Novak Djokovic is in cruise control so far at Wimbledon

8:41pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka cruised through their third-round tests at Wimbledon as Australian dark horse Nick Kyrgios staked his own claim.

Watson: I'll get her next time

Banbury Cake: Heather Watson, left, and Serena Williams acknowledge the Centre Court crowd after their superb match

8:15pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Heather Watson will forever rue squandering the chance to create one of the great Wimbledon upsets, but vowed to beat "best in the world" Serena Williams the next time they play.

Solar powered plane reaches Hawaii

Banbury Cake: The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, lands at Kalaeloa Airport in Kapolei, Hawaii (AP)

6:58pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A solar powered plane has landed in Hawaii after a record-breaking flight across the Pacific.

Naughty Boy: Zayn Malik is 'chilling out'

Banbury Cake: Naughty Boy: Zayn Malik is 'chilling out'

6:26pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The music producer said the ex-One Direction star is enjoying some time out after leaving the group.

Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is the most streamed song so far of 2015

Banbury Cake: Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk is the most streamed song so far of 2015

6:08pm Friday 3rd July 2015

It seems there’s just no stopping Mark Ronson and his musical success.

Button rules out Silverstone points

Banbury Cake: McLaren Honda's Jenson Button cut a frustrated figure on Friday's practice day at Silverstone

5:46pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Jenson Button has ruled out scoring any points in what could be his final appearance at the British Grand Prix.

'No charge' for missed appointments

Banbury Cake: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has backed the principle of fining GP no-showers

5:31pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Downing Street insisted the Government had no plans to charge patients who miss NHS appointments despite Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt backing the principle of fining no-showers.

Bank compensation drops to £75,000

Banbury Cake: Currently, people's deposits are protected by up to £85,000 if their bank, building society or credit union goes bust

5:31pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Bank and building society customers are to get £10,000 less compensation if their financial institution goes bust, the Bank of England has announced.

Rita Ora: X Factor suits my schedule

Banbury Cake: Rita Ora: X Factor suits my schedule

5:27pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The Black Widow star said her new X Factor role fits in better with her hectic work schedule.

Drink-driving charge for Faulkner

Banbury Cake: James Faulkner has been dropped for the Natwest T20 Blast contest against Roses rivals Yorkshire

5:18pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Australia and Lancashire all-rounder James Faulkner has admitted making "an error of judgement" after being charged with drink-driving by Greater Manchester Police.

Convincing win for Djokovic

Banbury Cake: Novak Djokovic is safely through to the fourth round

5:16pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Novak Djokovic cruised through to the fourth round of Wimbledon as Bernard Tomic posed him few problems on Centre Court.

Sharapova through to last 16

Banbury Cake: Maria Sharapova, pictured, blasted past Irina-Camelia Begu and into the last 16

5:04pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Maria Sharapova crushed Irina-Camelia Begu with a routine straight-sets victory to reach Wimbledon's last 16 for the 10th time in 13 years.

Duran Duran: Music streaming is the future

Banbury Cake: Duran Duran: Music streaming is the future

4:58pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The rockers spoke out in favour of streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music.

Katie Price fined for jumping red light

Banbury Cake: Katie Price fined for jumping red light

4:58pm Friday 3rd July 2015

The 37-year-old’s Bentley was caught on the A24 at Buck Barn near her home in West Sussex just after 5pm on August 20 last year.

Moores enjoying attacking England

Banbury Cake: Nottinghamshire coaching consultant Peter Moores said he has enjoyed watching England's attacking approach

4:48pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Peter Moores has enjoyed watching England's attacking cricket since his sacking as head coach and believes he did "a pretty good job" of rebuilding the side.

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