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Head-to-head on Europe - Farage v Barroso at the Oxford Union

What's the definition of chocolate?

Not a difficult question you'd think - but it took the European Union 15 years to come up with an answer.

That was just one revelation during a special debate at the Oxford Union on whether we should stay in the EU - or leave.

And centre stage was southeast MEP Nigel Farage - taking on the former President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso.

Another familiar face was there too - the former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg.

Our political correspondent Phil Hornby was watching.


Haulage firm says Calais crisis could force them to pull out of European operations

A family-run haulage firm in Wiltshire is considering pulling out of its European operations, because of the danger posed to its drivers and vehicles - by people intent on getting to Britain.

Thousands of pounds of damage has been caused to lorries owned by Broughton Transport Solutions. And they say when immigrants manage to get on board, the firm gets fined thousands more.

David Woodland reports.

Koeman backs Paris tributes

Southampton FC manager Ronald Koeman has backed the call for tributes this weekend, following the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday.

Saints host Stoke City on Saturday. During his pre-match press conference Koeman said security is bound to be heightened across the Premier League this weekend.

Watch the Press conference in full here:

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Heseltine: "No regrets ..."

It's twenty-five years this month. 25 years since the Oxfordshire MP Michael Heseltine, challenged Mrs Thatcher for the Tory leadership.

What does he regret about those days? Did he really think he was going to win? Now he's 83 and looks back over those heady events, what keeps him awake at night ? And - why was the man they called "Tarzan" on a trip to the zoo when he realised the game was up?


EXCLUSIVE: Michael Heseltine recalls plot to overthrow Margaret Thatcher 25 years on

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Can you remember where you were 25 years ago? You might if I tell you that was when Mrs Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister. It followed an extraordinary few days when Michael Heseltine, the MP for Henley, challenged her. She was toppled - but he didn't get the top job.

Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby's been talking to Lord Heseltine. What are his memories of that week? A sequence of events that began with Sir Geoffrey Howe's dramatic resignation.

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The Last Word, November 2015

The world seems a more dangerous place after the events in Paris last weekend. How safe are we in the south and south east? What more should we do? Debating Syria, the terrorist threat, and spending on policing :- John Howell MP, Henley (Con); Naushabah Khan, Medway (Lab); Tim Aker MEP, Thurrock (UKIP).

And it's twenty-five years since the Oxfordshire MP, Michael Heseltine challenged Mrs Thatcher for the leadership. He told us about his memories of those days - and we asked him what does he think of when he lies awake at night?

Kent Police Commissioner warns against budget cuts after Paris terror attacks

The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, is writing to the Home Secretary warning against the implementation of further cuts to the police following the Paris terror attacks.

Speaking at the Kent and Medway Police and Crime Panel, she said the Paris attacks were a watershed moment.

She said she would be writing to Theresa May warning her that Kent has a special importance as a gateway into the UK.

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