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Thursday 24th July 2014


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BBC news for West Midlands

Agency errors before mothers' deaths

The killing of a Birmingham mother in 2012 "was potentially preventable", according to a review which exposed a number of agency failings.

Unipart Automotive sheds 1,200 jobs

More than 1,200 jobs are lost from Solihull-based car parts firm Unipart Automotive as it goes into administration.

Stimpson captures triathlon gold

Oldbury's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.

Double murder suspect sectioned

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering two people found fatally stabbed at their home, is sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Hundreds attend PCC memorial service

A memorial service to celebrate the life of former West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones takes place in Wolverhampton.

Ex-MEP on money laundering charge

Former West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire is charged with money laundering and misconduct but dismisses the charges as "ludicrous".

Body found in burnt out vehicle

A man is arrested and a murder investigation launched after a body was discovered in a burnt out car in Birmingham.

Live BBC World News

Algeria passenger jet feared crashed

A passenger plane carrying 116 people is missing, feared crashed, on a flight from Burkina Faso to the Algerian capital, Algiers.

Shelling 'kills 15 in Gaza shelter'

At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza was shelled, the Gaza health ministry says.

Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

More MH17 bodies leave Ukraine

Two planes carrying bodies of those killed on board flight MH17 land in the Netherlands, as UK experts start examining data from the two flight recorders.

Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.

Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.

Inquiry urged into two-hour execution

Lawyers for a double murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona took nearly two hours to kill him have called for an independent review of the execution.

BBC Sports News

Nibali wins stage to all but seal Tour

Vincenzo Nibali wins final mountain stage to extend overall lead.

Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold

England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon.

Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie

Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.

Lampard joins MLS side New York City

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard joins Major League Soccer side New York City FC on a two-year deal.

Thursday's gossip column

Galatasaray may sell Wesley Sneijder, Liverpool hope to sign Arturo Vidal and Andy Carroll could be out for four months.

Agency errors before mothers' deaths

The killing of a Birmingham mother in 2012 "was potentially preventable", according to a review which exposed a number of agency failings.

Unipart Automotive sheds 1,200 jobs

More than 1,200 jobs are lost from Solihull-based car parts firm Unipart Automotive as it goes into administration.

Stimpson captures triathlon gold

Oldbury's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.

Double murder suspect sectioned

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering two people found fatally stabbed at their home, is sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Hundreds attend PCC memorial service

A memorial service to celebrate the life of former West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones takes place in Wolverhampton.

Ex-MEP on money laundering charge

Former West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire is charged with money laundering and misconduct but dismisses the charges as "ludicrous".

Body found in burnt out vehicle

A man is arrested and a murder investigation launched after a body was discovered in a burnt out car in Birmingham.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. What Wonga would owe if it applied its own annual 5,853% interest rate to the £2.6m in compensation it now has to pay 45,000 customers. The payday lender had sent threatening letters from fake law firms, and charged a fee for sending them out. Financial Times

2. Before you go on a summer shopping spree, this may make you put the plastic back in your wallet. One in five people will take 17 years to pay off credit card debts, a study suggests. The figure is based on those paying off the minimum each month towards the average debt of £4,500 at 17.9 per cent. Metro

3. Voters will be asked if Britain needs a new Magna Carta, as the constitutional document reaches its 800th anniversary next year. The Commons wants to know if rules of democracy need to be written down, as many of them are based on common law and conventions at present. The consultation runs until January. Daily Express

4. One in four children spends less than half-an-hour outdoors each day, the National Trust says. More than half of youngsters aged seven to 12 spend less than an hour outside, it added. Nine in ten have never taken part in traditional outdoor activities such as playing conkers or building a raft, a poll of parents showed. Daily Mail

5. UK scientists have made a “major step forward” in the race to develop a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on more than 1,000 subjects has identified a set of proteins in the blood whose presence can predict the onset of the dementia condition with 87 per cent accuracy. Daily Telegraph

6. Retail prices are falling at the fastest rate since records began. Ferocious competition on the high street is forcing retailers to offer cut-price food, clothes, footwear and electrical items. The British Retail Council says typical prices in the shops were down by 1.8% in June year-on-year. Food prices mildly bucked the trend with a marginal inflation of 0.6%, but the cost of non-edible items dropped by 3.4%. The Times

7. Think fondly of your boss – he or she might work a day more than you each week. According to a study from the Institute of Leadership and Management, almost half of UK managers work an extra day of unpaid overtime per week. The pressures of work and remote access to email through smartphones and tablets leave over 90% of managers working outside contracted and paid hours, the study found. The Times

8. All passengers flying into and out of the UK have been told that mobile devices in their hand luggage must have enough charge to be switched on. The new guidelines come after the US announced extra security checks last week. The rules cover phones, tablets and other gadgets including razors and cameras. Uncharged devices will not be allowed on board planes. Metro

9. In 2045 the world population will reach 10.4bn with more than 70% of people living in crowded urban areas, predicts a new study. In Global Strategic Trends – Out to 2045, a Ministry of Defence think tank also forecasts that 3.6bn people will suffer water shortages and terrorists will have access to cheap, unmanned drones and space satellites. The Observer

10. Richard Linklater's new drama Boyhood, opens in UK cinemas last week. Filmed over 12 years, it tells the story of a boy's life from age six to 18, as he becomes man and faces life's challenges. With Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. "An astonishing achievement," says The Guardian.

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: New twist in Banksy mural saga

There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.

VIDEO: The tale of the pub with no power

Bad weather left a Kent pub without power over Christmas, the landlord has been compensated for loss of earnings as power companies change the rules on payments for people whose power is cut off

VIDEO: Viking boat goes on display

The remains of a 1,000-year-old Viking boat have gone on display for the first time in the city where it was found.

VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete

Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

VIDEO: Ex-boyfriend guilty of Jayden murder

Ben Blakeley, the ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson, has been found guilty of her murder.

VIDEO: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed

The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.

VIDEO: Police monitored bereaved families

Metropolitan Police gathered information on 18 bereaved families campaigning for justice, including relatives of Stephen Lawrence and Jean-Charles de Menezes.

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