Education

Oxford University denies it rejected Stormzy scholarship

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The University of Oxford has denied claims it rejected an offer by Stormzy to fund two black students through a scholarship scheme.It told Radio 1 Newsbeat it "admires" his commitment but it had not "received or turned down any offer or proposal".It comes after Stormzy claimed the university rejected his scholarship idea - which has since been taken up by the University of Cambridge.Newsbeat has
Entertainment

Burt Reynolds turned down James Bond – and 10 other stars who rejected great roles

[ad_1] Image copyright Rex Features Image caption Reynolds' role in 1972's Deliverance made him a star Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds, who died on Thursday, had a long list of impressive films to his name, including Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance and Boogie Nights.But he could have had even more. During his 60-year career, he claimed to have turned down several huge roles, including James Bond and Han Solo.Reynolds was eyed
Entertainment

Ed Sheeran’s wedding chapel plan rejected

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed Sheeran announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn in January Ed Sheeran has been denied planning permission for a private wedding chapel in the grounds of his home.The 27-year-old chart-topper had hoped to wed fiancee Cherry Seaborn in the custom-built Saxon-style round tower at his estate in Dennington, Suffolk.But planning officials said the structure would cause "unsatisfactory visual impacts" and create "the
US & World

Letter from Africa: Why has Nigeria rejected paternity leave?

[ad_1] Image copyright Wayne Djokoto/Nappy.co Image caption Nigerian lawmakers have rejected legislation for paternity leave In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about the strong opposition to paternity leave in Nigeria.For a change, it's Nigerian men at the receiving end of outlandish deliberations by our nation's lawmakers. We, women, are usually the victims.In 2016 for example, Nigeria attracted global head-shaking when its parliament