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Gary Barlow calls time on his personal record label

Gary Barlow began the Future label in 2009 and enjoyed chart success with a handful of singers. Credit: John Phillips/PA Wire

The X Factor judge Gary Barlow has said he has closed his music label Future Records because he has too many commitments, including his home life.

All of the artists signed up to the Take That star's Future Records are to be taken over by the label's parent company Universal.

Barlow, whose fourth child, Poppy, was stillborn in August, told The Sun: "It's been a very difficult decision but it came down to time. I've had a lot going on recently and I want to spend more time with my family."

Jimmy Carr's publicist says tax avoidance issue 'will plateau out'

The publicist for comedian Jimmy Carr has told PRWeek that he has been advising Carr on how to handle the tax avoidance affair. The Corporation chairman Gary Farrow spoke of the decision to issue an apology:

You’ve got to deal with it and take it on the chin. We’re working around it. It’s going to plateau out - he hasn’t taken drugs and he hasn’t been caught with a hooker. He hasn’t broken the law.

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8 out of 10 panellists tease Jimmy Carr over tax affairs

Jimmy Carr has presented 8 out of 10 Cats since 2005. Credit: PA

Comedian Jimmy Carr faced merciless teasing from his 8 Out Of 10 Cats team-mates after dominating the headlines this week over his tax affairs.

During tonight's recording, team captain Sean Lock waded in by telling Carr: "We all like to put a bit of money away for a rainy day, don't we? But I think you're more prepared than Noah."

And broadcaster Georgie Thompson chipped in: "On the plus side, at least you've been in a top 5 list of something."

8 Out Of 10 Cats is on Channel 4 at 10pm tomorrow.

UK Uncut: Tax avoidance clearly immoral

The anti-austerity campaign group UK Uncut has said that individuals and corporations who it claims are avoiding paying tax are "clearly acting immorally" and urged the Government to clamp down on the practice:

The government must make Vodafone, Phillip Green, Amazon, Google, Barclays, Goldman Sachs- and all the other mega-rich individuals and corporations raking in massive profits- pay their fair share in tax. They must invest the money they raise in our public services, stop the cuts, and protect our jobs, pensions, welfare and other public sector goods and services. And they must do it now.

– UK Uncut statement
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