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Tuesday 21st October 2014


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BBC news for West Midlands

Job cuts warning at Walsall Council

More than 400 jobs could be cut at Walsall Council along with closures of libraries and children's centres, the authority warns.

Clark sacked by Birmingham City

Birmingham City sack manager Lee Clark and his assistant Steve Watson, with Blues lying 21st in the Championship.

Arson school closed for fourth week

A school, affected by an arson attack on a nearby warehouse, closes for a fourth week while it waits for a safety document.

McFadden returns to Labour team

Ed Miliband appoints former minister Pat McFadden to his frontbench team, where he will speak on European issues.

Deal struck for city shopping centre

A deal has been struck for the sale of the Mander shopping centre in Wolverhampton, the BBC understands.

Thousands race Great Birmingham Run

Thousands of people take part in the Great Birmingham Run - the most popular half marathon in the Midlands.

'Anglo-Saxons blinged up gold'

Permanent home for Anglo-Saxon objects

Live BBC World News

Judge begins Pistorius sentencing

The judge begins reading the sentence for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius after his conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.

Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'

A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.

BBC Sports News

India suspend tours to West Indies

India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.

Man Utd's best display - Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal says Manchester United are disappointed not to beat West Brom after their "best match of the season".

Graham to lead England against Samoa

James Graham captains England in their Four Nations opener with Samoa on Saturday as Sean O'Loughlin is out injured.

Stoke 'angry' at criticism of Moses

Stoke chairman Peter Coates says BBC pundit John Hartson's criticism of Potters winger Victor Moses is "unacceptable".

Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'

Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.

Job cuts warning at Walsall Council

More than 400 jobs could be cut at Walsall Council along with closures of libraries and children's centres, the authority warns.

Clark sacked by Birmingham City

Birmingham City sack manager Lee Clark and his assistant Steve Watson, with Blues lying 21st in the Championship.

Arson school closed for fourth week

A school, affected by an arson attack on a nearby warehouse, closes for a fourth week while it waits for a safety document.

McFadden returns to Labour team

Ed Miliband appoints former minister Pat McFadden to his frontbench team, where he will speak on European issues.

Deal struck for city shopping centre

A deal has been struck for the sale of the Mander shopping centre in Wolverhampton, the BBC understands.

Thousands race Great Birmingham Run

Thousands of people take part in the Great Birmingham Run - the most popular half marathon in the Midlands.

'Anglo-Saxons blinged up gold'

Permanent home for Anglo-Saxon objects

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. As increasing numbers of women delay having families while they build careers, figures revealed that one in five new mothers is aged 35 or older. The statistics for 2013 showed that 51 per cent of all live births were to mothers in their 30s. The average age of first-time mothers is now at a record high of 28.3 years. Nearly two-thirds of births were to fathers aged 30 and over. Office for National Statistics

2. FTSE 100 bosses earn 120 times more than the average worker. The average total earnings were £2.4m, rising to £3.3m for chief executives. According to research from Incomes Data Services, wage growth for the overall workforce trails well behind inflation, rising by 0.6% in the three months to July compared with the same period a year earlier. The Times.

3. High property costs mean that small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of the UK economy, are finding it increasingly difficult to make a living in London. A study puts London 18th of 24 in its Small Business Cities Burden Index, below cities including New York, Dublin and Tokyo. Commercial rents in central London have increased by about 13.5% this year. Financial Times

4. Michael Jackson has topped Forbes’ list of high-earning dead celebrities. Over the last year the deceased pop legend generated a haul of $140m, almost three times as much as second-placed Elvis Presley, who made a comparatively poor $55m over the same period. Jacko's estate made a fortune on the back of his second posthumous album release Xscape. Daily Mail

5. British MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion to recognise the state of Palestine. The motion was passed 274-12 after the first full debate on the issue since 2012. The result is not binding on the UK government and David Cameron has said the official non-recognition will not change. The Observer

6. Unruly dogs could be placed under ‘dogbos’ that come into force next week. The owners of dogs that aggressively chase cats, run wild in parks or “alarm” postmen could face criminal prosecution, fines of up to £20,000 or the prospect of theirs pets being seized. They could also be forced to neuter their pet and attend training classes. Daily Telegraph

7. The chief executive of the NHS is urging staff to take a lead in the anti-obesity fight by joining gyms. Simon Stevens says the NHS should become an agent for social change and lead by example as it is revealed that one in five young people and one in four adults in the UK now suffer from obesity, which each year causes 34,000 deaths and costs the NHS more than £1bn. Daily Express

8. The asking price for a forecourt in Mayfair with parking space for eight cars is an astonishing £2.25m. It is thought to be the most expensive London car park on record. The buyer will also need to pay a service charge and ground rent. The same sum would buy a 16th-century castle in Scotland or a six-bedroom villa in Ealing. Daily Mail

9. Apple, the inventor of the iPad and the iPhone, had the most valuable brand in the world for the second year running. The value of its fruity logo – created in 1977 by Rob Janoff, with a bite out of it to avoid confusion with a cherry, grew by 21% over the past year. New York Times

10. It costs $2bn per annum to launch water into space to sustain the astronauts on the International Space Station. The requirement is six tonnes per person. Daily Mail

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: UK feels the effect of hurricanes

John Hammond explains how hurricanes can sometimes affect the UK weather.

VIDEO: UKIP spokesman defends UKIP Calypso

UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie has said the song UKIP Calypso, which is performed with a mock Caribbean accent by DJ Mike Read, is "fantastic".

VIDEO: British medics head to Sierra Leone

Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.

VIDEO: European and UK police join forces

Police from across Europe have been brought to the UK to help catch foreign criminals in Operation Trivium.

VIDEO: EU pesticide ban 'threatens crops'

A report published today claims that banning too many pesticides will lead to lower yields on farm, which in turn could result in an increase in food imports, and job losses

VIDEO: Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

VIDEO: UK Ebola vaccine tests continue

As UK efforts to find a vaccine for the Ebola virus continues, Tim Muffett met some of those trying to develop new treatments, and some of the volunteers willing to test it.

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