'Stowaway' dies in coach accident

Banbury Cake: An investigation is under way involving the police and Health and Safety Executive inspectors

9:23am Friday 25th July 2014

A suspected stowaway has been killed when he was hit by a coach after emerging from underneath the vehicle.

BSkyB in £5.3bn European expansion

Banbury Cake: BSkyB has announced a takeover of sister companies in Italy and Germany

7:56am Friday 25th July 2014

BSkyB bolstered its pay-TV empire today with the £5.3 billion takeover of sister companies in Italy and Germany.

RBS pre-tax profits almost doubled

Banbury Cake: The figures, released a week early, are significantly stronger than expected

7:56am Friday 25th July 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland nearly doubled pre-tax profits to £2.65 billion in the first half of the year, despite taking an extra £250 million hit for mis-selling financial products.

Plane crash victim's cards 'stolen'

Banbury Cake: Investigators examine a piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Petropavlivka, eastern Ukraine (AP)

6:02am Friday 25th July 2014

Personal belongings of one of the British victims of the MH17 Air Malaysia crash have been stolen, his brother-in-law said.

Jayden's killer to be sentenced

Banbury Cake: Ben Blakeley will be sentenced today

3:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A violent and controlling man found guilty of murdering his 17-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend is due to be sentenced today.

Tulisa assault charge verdict due

Banbury Cake: Former N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Stratford Magistrates' Court, where she is to find out the verdict of an assault charge against her

3:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos arrived at court today to find out the verdict of an assault charge against her.

School rocket 'may be from Hamas'

Banbury Cake: The crisis in Gaza has escalated, with hundreds of people - mainly Palestinians - having been killed (AP)

9:23am Friday 25th July 2014

Israel's deputy foreign minister has denied knowing who was responsible for the shelling of a UN-run school in Gaza, claiming the damage could have been caused by a Hamas rocket.

UK plc finally bounces back

Banbury Cake: Britain is forecast to be the fastest growing major economy in 2014.

7:21am Friday 25th July 2014

Britain has finally emerged from its worst post-war downturn after growth of 0.8% in the second quarter of 2014 took the size of the economy above its pre-recession peak.

Mother admits killing son Mikaeel

Banbury Cake: Mikaeel Kular was found dead in woodland (Police Scotland/PA)

3:30am Friday 25th July 2014

The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son.

Aston Martin to bring back Lagonda

Banbury Cake: Aston Martin is reviving the Lagonda name

9:23am Friday 25th July 2014

Aston Martin is bringing back the Lagonda name, with the super saloon being offered for sale by invitation only.


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