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Friday 24th October 2014


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BBC news for West Midlands

Payout for former MG Rover staff

An £8m pension settlement is agreed with some former MG Rover staff, almost a decade after the car firm collapsed.

Shark transported 120 miles to breed

A shark is transported more than 120 miles across England in a bid to encourage him to breed.

Council plans school crossing cuts

Birmingham City Council proposes cuts to pest control and school crossing services.

Teen charged with computer hacking

An 18-year-old is charged with computer hacking and possession of child sex abuse images.

'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

Plans for a code of practice for some religious schools are shelved, the BBC learns, after Home Secretary Theresa May suggested it should be mandatory following the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham.

Social workers facing 'more cases'

A commissioner overseeing the much-criticised Birmingham's Children's Services says social workers continue to face huge challenges.

300 jobs at risk over council cuts

More than 300 jobs could be cut at Dudley Council as it tries to save £57m over the next three years, the authority warns.

Live BBC World News

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.

Canada attack 'not linked to IS'

Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.

Sweden calls off search for sub

Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions among members.

Governor quits over Mexico missing

The governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing last month, stands down.

NY axe attack: Islamist link probed

Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.

Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed

Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.

BBC Sports News

'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'

Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.

'England can win Four Nations'

Full-back Sam Tomkins says it is down to the players to perform and ensure that England win the Four Nations.

Serbia awarded 3-0 Albania walkover

Serbia are awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned but lose three points.

Sharapova out of Finals despite win

Maria Sharapova goes out of the WTA Finals, ensuring Serena Williams will end 2014 as the world number one.

Payout for former MG Rover staff

An £8m pension settlement is agreed with some former MG Rover staff, almost a decade after the car firm collapsed.

Shark transported 120 miles to breed

A shark is transported more than 120 miles across England in a bid to encourage him to breed.

Council plans school crossing cuts

Birmingham City Council proposes cuts to pest control and school crossing services.

Teen charged with computer hacking

An 18-year-old is charged with computer hacking and possession of child sex abuse images.

'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

Plans for a code of practice for some religious schools are shelved, the BBC learns, after Home Secretary Theresa May suggested it should be mandatory following the Trojan Horse affair in Birmingham.

Social workers facing 'more cases'

A commissioner overseeing the much-criticised Birmingham's Children's Services says social workers continue to face huge challenges.

300 jobs at risk over council cuts

More than 300 jobs could be cut at Dudley Council as it tries to save £57m over the next three years, the authority warns.

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

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A police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard has been described as inept by a group of MPs.

VIDEO: 'Great opportunity to rebalance power'

Wales now has a "great opportunity" to rebalance "powers and finance" in the UK, Plaid Cymru's leader has said, ahead of her party's conference later.

AUDIO: Mums on 'diabolical' holiday fines

The Local Government Association says it is time to scrap a ban that stops parents in England taking children out of school for holidays during term-time. These mothers in Salford give their views.

VIDEO: Clock change 'decreases activity'

Moving the clocks forward by an extra hour all year in the UK could lead to children getting more exercise every day, according to researchers.

VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan

The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.

VIDEO: Too many train announcements?

Graham Satchell looks at whether train companies should speak more or less frequently during railway journeys.

VIDEO: Farmland birds show rapid decline

Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.

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