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Thursday 18th September 2014


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BBC news for West Midlands

Fire at scrap and waste firm

More than 40 firefighters tackle a blaze at a scrap metal firm in Wolverhampton.

Lorry stowaway suspects arrested

Three men are arrested after allegedly making their way into the country by stowing away under a lorry.

Man hurt in air weapon assault

A man in his 30s is injured with an air weapon outside a house in Walsall.

Fifth murder charge over stabbing

A fifth man is charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed in the neck during an outbreak of violence in Birmingham.

Man jailed for fatal supercar crash

A driver who killed a Birmingham woman and seriously hurt two other people while speeding in a hired high performance car is jailed for six years.

Council says 6,000 jobs to go

A further 6,000 jobs will be cut at Birmingham City Council in the next four years, making the workforce about a third of the size it was in 2010.

Son detained for killing mother, 86

A mentally-ill man who struggled to care for his elderly mother at their Walsall home is given a hospital order after admitting killing her.

Live BBC World News

Australia raids over 'killing plot'

Australian police launch anti-terror raids after a call from a senior Islamic State militant for "demonstration killings", PM Tony Abbott says.

US House approves Obama Syria plan

The US House of Representatives approves President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm the moderate Syrian opposition taking on Islamic State.

NFL rocked by new violence arrest

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police say, the latest such incident to rock the NFL.

Ukraine president in key US visit

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is beginning a key visit to the US to seek further support to tackle what he describes as Russian aggression.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a "fairly aggressive" rare cancer, doctors treating him say.

Iran nuclear talks set to resume

World powers are set to resume talks in New York with Iran, but diplomats say a breakthrough on its disputed nuclear programme is unlikely.

Argentina tries 'baby theft' doctors

Medical staff go on trial in Argentina charged with kidnapping babies born in captivity to left-wing prisoners during military rule.

BBC Sports News

Mourinho has Costa hamstring concern

Jose Mourinho says after Chelsea's draw with Schalke that Diego Costa is not yet ready to start more than one game a week.

Hart positive despite Bayern defeat

Man City keeper Joe Hart believes his team can qualify for the Champions League last 16 despite losing to Bayern Munich.

Pick your greatest Ryder Cup moment

Tense, tantalising, captivating, controversial, the Ryder Cup delivers iconic moments year after year. Choose the best from our top 10.

Rivalry set to heat up in Singapore?

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will continue their world title battle at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend.

NFL rocked by new violence arrest

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, police say, the latest such incident to rock the NFL.

Fire at scrap and waste firm

More than 40 firefighters tackle a blaze at a scrap metal firm in Wolverhampton.

Lorry stowaway suspects arrested

Three men are arrested after allegedly making their way into the country by stowing away under a lorry.

Man hurt in air weapon assault

A man in his 30s is injured with an air weapon outside a house in Walsall.

Fifth murder charge over stabbing

A fifth man is charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed in the neck during an outbreak of violence in Birmingham.

Man jailed for fatal supercar crash

A driver who killed a Birmingham woman and seriously hurt two other people while speeding in a hired high performance car is jailed for six years.

Council says 6,000 jobs to go

A further 6,000 jobs will be cut at Birmingham City Council in the next four years, making the workforce about a third of the size it was in 2010.

Son detained for killing mother, 86

A mentally-ill man who struggled to care for his elderly mother at their Walsall home is given a hospital order after admitting killing her.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. Barnardo’s calculated that one in five families in England would not have been able to afford a trip to the seaside on bank holiday Monday last week. Looking at the cost of train tickets, fish and chips and sun cream, the charity estimated that a day trip could cost as much as £172.20 and blames welfare cuts for poverty. Metro

2. Networking, risk-taking and ruthlessness are the keys to running your own business, as well as being aged 31, a survey has found. Only six per cent of entrepreneurs feel academic qualifications were vital to success, with eight per cent saying their good looks had helped their chances. However, a third of those polled make less money and work longer hours than they had expected. BBC

3. There was a "statistically significant" rise in immigration in the year to March according to new figures. Net migration into the UK totalled 243,000 in the 12-month period, up almost 40% on the previous year. Some 560,000 people, most from the EU, entered the country and 316,000 left. David Cameron has pledged to reduce annual net migration to 100,000. The Times

4. The latest figures, from the 2012 Health Survey for England, show that 14% of children aged two to 15 were obese and 28% were classed as overweight or obese. Those aged 11 to 15 were more likely to be obese with one in five children placed in that category. In children aged two to 10, 10% of both boys and girls were obese. Daily Mail

5. The World Health Organization has called for a ban on the use of electronc cigarettes indoors and says age restrictions should be introduced to stop children using them. A new report says e-cigarettes are likely to be less harmful than traditional ones but says they should not be promoted as devices that can help people quit. Daily Express

6. The UK is deeply elitist according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission study found that 71% of senior judges, 62% of senior armed forces officers, 55% of top civil servants, 43% of newspaper columnists and 36% of the Cabinet were educated at independent schools and Oxbridge. BBC

7. Darts is being given a middle-class makeover. The game, once synonymous with the working-class, is now drawing a wealthier crowd who are paying £600 for tickets. Prince Harry and Zara Phillips have both been to world darts championships. Stephen Fry has dipped his toe in darts commentary. The Sunday Times

8. Salaries offered in job advertisements have witnessed their first annual rise since the recession. A study found that the average annual wage offered in the UK was £33,873 in July, up 0.9% on the same period a year ago. The rise bucked this month’s official jobs data which showed an unexpected 0.2% drop in earnings growth in the three months to July. Daily Telegraph

9. House prices in Britain will be more than 25% higher in five years, with London finally being overtaken by other parts of the country. Property firm Savills predicts that house prices will jump by 9.5% this year across the UK, up from its original estimate of 6.5%, with the property market having “exceeded all expectations”. The Times

10. A slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981 has sold at auction for $1,375 (£820). The cake, in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold to a mystery online bidder in Los Angeles. Fans of royal food have previously purchased cakes dating back to Queen Victoria’s wedding in 1840. The Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Why are there so many blackberries?

It has been a bumper year for edible plants and berries according to The Woodland Trust, who say this autumn could see the best fruit crop since records began.

VIDEO: War ammo found in residential garage

Munitions and other artefacts from World War One and World War Two have been found during a raid on a residential garage in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

AUDIO: 'I found migrant under my campervan'

A driver describes the moment he found a migrant "clinging on with his fingernails" to the bottom of his campervan.

VIDEO: Alice Gross search: Hunt for man

Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross want to speak to a Latvian man seen on the same canal towpath used by the schoolgirl.

VIDEO: Should 'vaping bars' be banned?

As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping".

AUDIO: Blinded in one eye 'for being gay'

A photographer says he will continue his career despite being blinded in one eye in a homophobic attack.

VIDEO: Why are London pavements exploding?

Two van drivers had a lucky escape after a pavement explosion in central London which was caught on CCTV.

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