Driving licence fees to be slashed

Banbury Cake: 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.

Rwanda suspends BBC radio service

Banbury Cake: The BBC has defended its programme on the genocide

9:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

The BBC has had one of its African radio services suspended by the Rwandan government in protest at a documentary about the country's 1990s genocide, the broadcaster said.

Queen sends a royal tweet

Banbury Cake: Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal tweet under her own name to declare the opening of the new Information Age Galleries at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London.

2:53am Friday 24th October 2014

The Queen has passed a technological milestone - sending the first royal tweet under her own name to declare a new Science Museum gallery open.

UK return 'unsafe' for Ashya family

Banbury Cake: A medic wheels five-year-old Ashya King after his last proton therapy session at Proton Therapy Center in Prague (AP/CTK)

6:24am Friday 24th October 2014

The parents of brain cancer patient Ashya King have said they do not feel "safe" enough to return to the UK.

Kidman hails 'extraordinary' Urban

Banbury Cake: Nicole Kidman praised her "extraordinary" husband Keith Urban after he helped her cope with the death of her father.

2:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

Nicole Kidman has revealed her debt to her "extraordinary" husband Keith Urban after he helped her cope with the death of her father.

Firefighters escalate strike action

Banbury Cake: Firefighters are to escalate their strike action

3:21pm Friday 24th October 2014

Strikes by firefighters are to be escalated after hopes of a breakthrough in a long running dispute over pensions collapsed.

Jade killer dogs 'were friendly'

Banbury Cake: Shirley and Michael Anderson only allowed Jade to visit her friend Kimberley Concannon because she had had a good school report

6:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

A woman whose dogs savaged to death a teenager described them as "friendly, timid and loving" - while a vet described one as being among the most aggressive dogs he had ever come across.

McConaughey scoops thriller award

Banbury Cake: Matthew McConaughey was given the accolade for his role in the acclaimed series True Detective

10:06pm Friday 24th October 2014

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has picked up another award to add to his burgeoning trophy collection - scooping best actor at the Crime Thriller Awards.

Scottish Labour leader to quit

Banbury Cake: Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont is to stand down

10:12pm Friday 24th October 2014

Johann Lamont has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with a parting shot at the Westminster leadership.


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