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Noel Edmonds launches anti-Lloyds radio station

Abba’s Money Money Money, Eurythmics’ Would I Lie To You and Destiny’s Child’s Survivor are on the playlist for a radio station set up by Noel Edmonds to get back at Lloyds Bank. The star is seeking £60m compensation from Lloyds after falling victim to a multi-million pound fraud a decade ago. He has now set up an online radio station called Positively Noel. Between songs, he plays messages about his case and encourages Lloyds staff to call his whistleblowing hotline. The songs all relate to the TV and radio…

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Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal

A terminally ill man who wants to be helped to die has been granted permission to take his case to appeal. Two judges from the Court of Appeal said there should be a full hearing of 68-year-old Noel Conway’s case. Mr Conway, a retired lecturer from Shropshire who has motor neurone disease, was too ill to attend court. Last October, the High Court rejected his challenge to the Suicide Act 1961 which he argues breaches his right to a “peaceful and dignified death”. Mr Conway wants a doctor to be…

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Noel Gallagher scores a 10th number one album

Noel Gallagher has topped the album charts for a 10th time with his latest album, Who Built The Moon. The record, which has given the star his best reviews for more than a decade, sold 78,000 copies to reach the top spot, including 12,800 on vinyl. “I’m on a better winning streak than Man City are at the minute,” he told the Official Charts. “I’m actually on a par with Pep Guardiola. I’m a bit of a wizard, I often thought I was.” Gallagher scored seven number ones as part…

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Noel Gallagher on 'cosmic pop', Liam and The Scissor Queen

As the title of his incoming third solo album – Who Built The Moon? – suggests, all is not as it once appeared on planet Noel. After nearly 25 years rattling out earth-friendly, chart-topping hits, suddenly the atmosphere has changed. The Noel-axis has tilted and the recording studio controls have been set for the heart of the sun. A “spirit of adventure” (as the former Oasis guitarist puts it) imbued from inside the lair of Belfast producer David Holmes, races right through his first truly risky record and walks slowly…

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Noel Conway: Terminally ill man loses right-to-die case

A terminally ill man has lost his High Court challenge against the law on assisted dying. Noel Conway, 67, from Shrewsbury, who has motor neurone disease, wanted a doctor to be allowed to prescribe a lethal dose when his health deteriorates. Currently any doctor helping him to die would face up to 14 years in prison. His lawyers had argued he faced a stark choice, which was unfair and the law needed to change. They said he could either bring about his own death while still physically able to do…

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Manchester Arena: Noel Gallagher to headline reopening concert

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher is to headline a special benefit concert to reopen Manchester Arena next month. The venue has been closed since the bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May, which left 22 people dead. It will reopen on 9 September with a fundraising show featuring a number of north-west acts. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be joined by indie bands The Courteeners and Blossoms, 1980s pop star Rick Astley, and poet Tony Walsh. Walsh captured the spirit of the city when he performed…

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Bake Off's Noel Fielding now says he loves cake

Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding has responded to reports that he would not be eating any cake on the Channel 4 show. The comedian and actor said he was joking when he told a journalist he wouldn’t be partaking in any nibbles during the baking contests. “No-one likes a tubby gut,” the Sunday Times reported. But Fielding tweeted that he had actually joked: “No-one likes a tubby goth.” The Mighty Boosh star added: “I love cake.” In The Sunday Times magazine interview, Fielding was quoted as saying: “Sugar…

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