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Sunday Sunrise – 25th November 2012 …

Snapshot of Stories

Gangnam Style, the dance track by South Korean pop phenomenon Psy, has notched up more than 808m views since it was posted in July.  The video pokes fun at the consumerism of Gangnam, an affluent suburb of the South Korean capital Seoul.  In it, the portly Psy dances as though he is trotting on a horse, holding the reins and spinning a lasso in a manner that has sparked a global dance craze.  The video also features the 34-year-old singer reclining on a sun lounger in tight pink shorts, gazing longingly at a girl dancing on an underground train in tight shorts and gesticulating at a woman working out on a beach – in tight shorts.  Popular parodies include one performed by Eton College schoolboys and another in the Star Trek language Klingon.  Gangnam Style, which won best video at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards, has also been number one in 28 countries.  It holds the Guinness World Record for the most “liked” song ever – currently with a little under 5.4m likes on YouTube.  Previously, Justin Bieber’s 2010 teenybopper hit Baby held the record for the most YouTube views.  Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun was the first person in the US to tweet a link to the Gangnam Style video.

Hundreds of suspected tax avoiders are to receive letters in the coming weeks warning them that their financial affairs are facing special scrutiny.  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending letters directly to 1,500 people who it believes have signed up to one particular avoidance scheme.  The correspondence, the first of its kind, is a pre-emptive strike before the scheme’s legality is challenged.

The National Audit Office said such schemes cost the UK more than £10bn.  In a report, published on Wednesday, the watchdog said HMRC was dealing with a backlog of 41,000 cases of aggressive tax avoidance involving individuals and small companies.  In an attempt to tackle the backlog, HMRC is sending out four versions of the same letter in a pilot scheme. The first wave of about 700 will start landing on doormats on Saturday.  One version says: “You are in the small minority of people who have made the deliberate choice to avoid tax. We focus our resources on this small minority. The choice that you have made changes the way we view your tax affairs.  “Our Specialist Investigations Unit will be carrying out a full investigation into this scheme and they will open an enquiry into your tax affairs.”  It goes on to suggest that people who use the scheme could find that they have to pay the outstanding tax, plus interest, and – in certain circumstances – could face a financial penalty.  It provides contact and payment details for people if they wish to pull out of the scheme immediately and pay up.  No details have been revealed about the recipients of the letters, who live across the UK. Although they are not all thought to be among the mega-rich, one tax expert said he would be surprised if there were no big names among them.

Songs Played

Madonna – Don’t Tell Me
Jonny Cola and the A Grades – Out Of Focus
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Nada Surf – Inside Of Love
Scatman John – Scatman
Zombies – Time Of The Season
Robert Miles – Children
Scissor Sisters – Kiss Me Off
Vaccines – Teenage Icon
Cheryl – Under The Sun
Puddle of Mudd- Blurry
Def Leppard – Animal
Little Mix – DNA
Fountains Of Wayne – Denise
Starsailor – Good Souls

80s Hour

Feargal Sharkey – You Little Thief
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Rainbow – I Surrender
Soft Cell – Soul Inside
Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
Spandeau Ballet – Only When You Leave
Talk Talk – Talk Talk

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Sunday Sunrise – 25th November 2012 …

Snapshot of Stories

Gangnam Style, the dance track by South Korean pop phenomenon Psy, has notched up more than 808m views since it was posted in July.  The video pokes fun at the consumerism of Gangnam, an affluent suburb of the South Korean capital Seoul.  In it, the portly Psy dances as though he is trotting on a horse, holding the reins and spinning a lasso in a manner that has sparked a global dance craze.  The video also features the 34-year-old singer reclining on a sun lounger in tight pink shorts, gazing longingly at a girl dancing on an underground train in tight shorts and gesticulating at a woman working out on a beach – in tight shorts.  Popular parodies include one performed by Eton College schoolboys and another in the Star Trek language Klingon.  Gangnam Style, which won best video at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards, has also been number one in 28 countries.  It holds the Guinness World Record for the most “liked” song ever – currently with a little under 5.4m likes on YouTube.  Previously, Justin Bieber’s 2010 teenybopper hit Baby held the record for the most YouTube views.  Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun was the first person in the US to tweet a link to the Gangnam Style video.

Hundreds of suspected tax avoiders are to receive letters in the coming weeks warning them that their financial affairs are facing special scrutiny.  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending letters directly to 1,500 people who it believes have signed up to one particular avoidance scheme.  The correspondence, the first of its kind, is a pre-emptive strike before the scheme’s legality is challenged.

The National Audit Office said such schemes cost the UK more than £10bn.  In a report, published on Wednesday, the watchdog said HMRC was dealing with a backlog of 41,000 cases of aggressive tax avoidance involving individuals and small companies.  In an attempt to tackle the backlog, HMRC is sending out four versions of the same letter in a pilot scheme. The first wave of about 700 will start landing on doormats on Saturday.  One version says: “You are in the small minority of people who have made the deliberate choice to avoid tax. We focus our resources on this small minority. The choice that you have made changes the way we view your tax affairs.  “Our Specialist Investigations Unit will be carrying out a full investigation into this scheme and they will open an enquiry into your tax affairs.”  It goes on to suggest that people who use the scheme could find that they have to pay the outstanding tax, plus interest, and – in certain circumstances – could face a financial penalty.  It provides contact and payment details for people if they wish to pull out of the scheme immediately and pay up.  No details have been revealed about the recipients of the letters, who live across the UK. Although they are not all thought to be among the mega-rich, one tax expert said he would be surprised if there were no big names among them.

Songs Played

Madonna – Don’t Tell Me
Jonny Cola and the A Grades – Out Of Focus
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Nada Surf – Inside Of Love
Scatman John – Scatman
Zombies – Time Of The Season
Robert Miles – Children
Scissor Sisters – Kiss Me Off
Vaccines – Teenage Icon
Cheryl – Under The Sun
Puddle of Mudd- Blurry
Def Leppard – Animal
Little Mix – DNA
Fountains Of Wayne – Denise
Starsailor – Good Souls

80s Hour

Feargal Sharkey – You Little Thief
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Rainbow – I Surrender
Soft Cell – Soul Inside
Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
Spandeau Ballet – Only When You Leave
Talk Talk – Talk Talk

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Sunday Sunrise – 25th November 2012 …

Snapshot of Stories

Gangnam Style, the dance track by South Korean pop phenomenon Psy, has notched up more than 808m views since it was posted in July.  The video pokes fun at the consumerism of Gangnam, an affluent suburb of the South Korean capital Seoul.  In it, the portly Psy dances as though he is trotting on a horse, holding the reins and spinning a lasso in a manner that has sparked a global dance craze.  The video also features the 34-year-old singer reclining on a sun lounger in tight pink shorts, gazing longingly at a girl dancing on an underground train in tight shorts and gesticulating at a woman working out on a beach – in tight shorts.  Popular parodies include one performed by Eton College schoolboys and another in the Star Trek language Klingon.  Gangnam Style, which won best video at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards, has also been number one in 28 countries.  It holds the Guinness World Record for the most “liked” song ever – currently with a little under 5.4m likes on YouTube.  Previously, Justin Bieber’s 2010 teenybopper hit Baby held the record for the most YouTube views.  Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun was the first person in the US to tweet a link to the Gangnam Style video.

Hundreds of suspected tax avoiders are to receive letters in the coming weeks warning them that their financial affairs are facing special scrutiny.  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending letters directly to 1,500 people who it believes have signed up to one particular avoidance scheme.  The correspondence, the first of its kind, is a pre-emptive strike before the scheme’s legality is challenged.

The National Audit Office said such schemes cost the UK more than £10bn.  In a report, published on Wednesday, the watchdog said HMRC was dealing with a backlog of 41,000 cases of aggressive tax avoidance involving individuals and small companies.  In an attempt to tackle the backlog, HMRC is sending out four versions of the same letter in a pilot scheme. The first wave of about 700 will start landing on doormats on Saturday.  One version says: “You are in the small minority of people who have made the deliberate choice to avoid tax. We focus our resources on this small minority. The choice that you have made changes the way we view your tax affairs.  “Our Specialist Investigations Unit will be carrying out a full investigation into this scheme and they will open an enquiry into your tax affairs.”  It goes on to suggest that people who use the scheme could find that they have to pay the outstanding tax, plus interest, and – in certain circumstances – could face a financial penalty.  It provides contact and payment details for people if they wish to pull out of the scheme immediately and pay up.  No details have been revealed about the recipients of the letters, who live across the UK. Although they are not all thought to be among the mega-rich, one tax expert said he would be surprised if there were no big names among them.

Songs Played

Madonna – Don’t Tell Me
Jonny Cola and the A Grades – Out Of Focus
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Nada Surf – Inside Of Love
Scatman John – Scatman
Zombies – Time Of The Season
Robert Miles – Children
Scissor Sisters – Kiss Me Off
Vaccines – Teenage Icon
Cheryl – Under The Sun
Puddle of Mudd- Blurry
Def Leppard – Animal
Little Mix – DNA
Fountains Of Wayne – Denise
Starsailor – Good Souls

80s Hour

Feargal Sharkey – You Little Thief
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Rainbow – I Surrender
Soft Cell – Soul Inside
Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
Spandeau Ballet – Only When You Leave
Talk Talk – Talk Talk

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Sunday Sunrise – 25th November 2012 …

Snapshot of Stories

Gangnam Style, the dance track by South Korean pop phenomenon Psy, has notched up more than 808m views since it was posted in July.  The video pokes fun at the consumerism of Gangnam, an affluent suburb of the South Korean capital Seoul.  In it, the portly Psy dances as though he is trotting on a horse, holding the reins and spinning a lasso in a manner that has sparked a global dance craze.  The video also features the 34-year-old singer reclining on a sun lounger in tight pink shorts, gazing longingly at a girl dancing on an underground train in tight shorts and gesticulating at a woman working out on a beach – in tight shorts.  Popular parodies include one performed by Eton College schoolboys and another in the Star Trek language Klingon.  Gangnam Style, which won best video at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards, has also been number one in 28 countries.  It holds the Guinness World Record for the most “liked” song ever – currently with a little under 5.4m likes on YouTube.  Previously, Justin Bieber’s 2010 teenybopper hit Baby held the record for the most YouTube views.  Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun was the first person in the US to tweet a link to the Gangnam Style video.

Hundreds of suspected tax avoiders are to receive letters in the coming weeks warning them that their financial affairs are facing special scrutiny.  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending letters directly to 1,500 people who it believes have signed up to one particular avoidance scheme.  The correspondence, the first of its kind, is a pre-emptive strike before the scheme’s legality is challenged.

The National Audit Office said such schemes cost the UK more than £10bn.  In a report, published on Wednesday, the watchdog said HMRC was dealing with a backlog of 41,000 cases of aggressive tax avoidance involving individuals and small companies.  In an attempt to tackle the backlog, HMRC is sending out four versions of the same letter in a pilot scheme. The first wave of about 700 will start landing on doormats on Saturday.  One version says: “You are in the small minority of people who have made the deliberate choice to avoid tax. We focus our resources on this small minority. The choice that you have made changes the way we view your tax affairs.  “Our Specialist Investigations Unit will be carrying out a full investigation into this scheme and they will open an enquiry into your tax affairs.”  It goes on to suggest that people who use the scheme could find that they have to pay the outstanding tax, plus interest, and – in certain circumstances – could face a financial penalty.  It provides contact and payment details for people if they wish to pull out of the scheme immediately and pay up.  No details have been revealed about the recipients of the letters, who live across the UK. Although they are not all thought to be among the mega-rich, one tax expert said he would be surprised if there were no big names among them.

Songs Played

Madonna – Don’t Tell Me
Jonny Cola and the A Grades – Out Of Focus
Ben Folds Five – Do It Anyway
Nada Surf – Inside Of Love
Scatman John – Scatman
Zombies – Time Of The Season
Robert Miles – Children
Scissor Sisters – Kiss Me Off
Vaccines – Teenage Icon
Cheryl – Under The Sun
Puddle of Mudd- Blurry
Def Leppard – Animal
Little Mix – DNA
Fountains Of Wayne – Denise
Starsailor – Good Souls

80s Hour

Feargal Sharkey – You Little Thief
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Rainbow – I Surrender
Soft Cell – Soul Inside
Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
Spandeau Ballet – Only When You Leave
Talk Talk – Talk Talk

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