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Steve Coogan swerves long driving ban because of Alan Partridge show

Steve Coogan swerves long driving ban because of Alan Partridge show

Entertainment
By Emily Mee, news reporter Steve Coogan will not face a lengthy driving ban after he told a court it would stop him filming a new series featuring his Alan Partridge character.The actor was caught driving his Porsche at 36mph in a 30mph zone near his East Sussex home - adding three points to the nine already on his licence for previous offences. But rather than facing an automatic six-month driving ban, Coogan will only serve two months - as he argued he would be forced to cancel a travelogue series for the BBC.In the series, which will be filmed in October, the actor will drive around the UK meeting people.Coogan told a magistrates court: "I'm producing a travelogue follow-on TV series where I'm basically driving around Britain. ...
Brit Fortnite star: ‘My mum was worried about how long I play’

Brit Fortnite star: ‘My mum was worried about how long I play’

Technology
By Chris Robertson, news reporter A British teen who came second at the Fortnite world cup over the weekend has told Sky News that there was "tension" between him and his mum before the tournament over how much time he spent playing the game.Jaden Ashman will split the £1.5m prize with his teammate after they came runners-up in the video gaming tournament. Speaking to Sky News, Jaden said his mum thought he was "wasting his time" ahead of the tournament, and was worried that he was just sat in his room playing video games. Image: The world cup was held in New York "This has proved to her that I can make a living out of my gaming," he said."I'm really focused on my gaming, I'm definitely going to t
Kotak digs in for the long haul, takes his fight with RBI to next level

Kotak digs in for the long haul, takes his fight with RBI to next level

Finance
Uday Kotak, India's richest banker, seems to have hunkered down for the long haul in his fight with the RBI. According to an ET story, the billionaire promoter of Kotak Mahindra Bank has just told Bombay High Court he doesn't buy RBI's interpretation of promoter holding in banks. Kotak insisted that the owners’ stake in the bank as a percentage of paid-up capital was in line with rules. He also pointed out that the banking regulator never communicated with promoters over shareholding — something that has now become quite a contentious issue. The tiff between the banking regulator and Kotak has been going on since 2014. According to the bank's latest affidavit, the entire dispute has arisen from how the RBI has chosen to interpret the law. The row has its origins a regulatory diktat that ha
Europa League final in Baku: Far from the pitch and a long way from home – the surreal final

Europa League final in Baku: Far from the pitch and a long way from home – the surreal final

Sports
The next time Uefa wants to take a showpiece club final to a new footballing outpost, they could always try the moon.It cannot be that much more inaccessible than Baku proved to be for UK-based Chelsea and Arsenal fans, and the atmosphere will surely be better than it was at the half-empty Olympic Stadium on Wednesday too.Things did improve as a spectacle once the star man, Eden Hazard, decided to put his stamp on proceedings, but until then it seemed that this would be a final that reflected its build-up - unhappy, and strangely surreal. One of the few chants before half-time that could be heard echoing across the covered-up athletic track that forms the perimeter of the pitch came from the ...