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Thursday 31st July 2014


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BBC news for West Midlands

Cadbury home destroyed by arsonists

A former home of the Cadbury family, described as part of Birmingham's heritage, is destroyed in an arson attack.

Hospitals put forward merger plans

Birmingham Children's and Women's hospitals could merge under plans put forward by their governing trusts.

New Street station date announced

Birmingham's New Street Station is set to open in September 2015 after a £650m redevelopment, Network Rail says.

'Concern' rating for three new jails

The performance of Oakwood prison, which opened under the coalition government is "of concern", official ratings show.

Judge backs disabled woman's care

A judge gives doctors permission not to provide certain life-saving treatments to a severely disabled 20-year-old woman.

Police force scraps partnership work

Staffordshire Police pulls out of a two-year partnership with West Midlands Police working on witness care and preparing court cases.

No action in nursing home 'assault'

A nursing home worker arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting an 85-year-old man will face no further action.

Live BBC World News

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'

Israel is "determined" to destroy militant tunnels from Gaza "with or without a ceasefire", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.

Forensic scientists reach MH17 site

International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.

S Leone declares Ebola emergency

Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.

Race to find India landslide missing

Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.

Russia told to pay Yukos investors

Russia is ordered to pay about $2.5bn to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights.

Australia 'in child asylum cover-up'

The Australian government sought to cover up the extent of mental health problems among children held in asylum detention, a psychiatrist tells a national inquiry.

Euro prices deeper in 'danger zone'

The eurozone inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since the financial crisis, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".

BBC Sports News

'We lost our heads' admits Deila

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.

Pooley denied time trial gold medal

England's Emma Pooley wins silver in the women's cycling time trial at Glasgow 2014 as New Zealand's Linda Villumsen takes gold.

Champions League warning for Man Utd

Manchester United's £750m kit deal will be cut if they fail to qualify for the Champions League in consecutive seasons.

Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide

Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.

Milk Cup match marred by violence

Ugly brawls break out at Northern Ireland's Milk Cup match against Mexico as four players are sent off in Coleraine.

Cadbury home destroyed by arsonists

A former home of the Cadbury family, described as part of Birmingham's heritage, is destroyed in an arson attack.

Hospitals put forward merger plans

Birmingham Children's and Women's hospitals could merge under plans put forward by their governing trusts.

New Street station date announced

Birmingham's New Street Station is set to open in September 2015 after a £650m redevelopment, Network Rail says.

'Concern' rating for three new jails

The performance of Oakwood prison, which opened under the coalition government is "of concern", official ratings show.

Judge backs disabled woman's care

A judge gives doctors permission not to provide certain life-saving treatments to a severely disabled 20-year-old woman.

Police force scraps partnership work

Staffordshire Police pulls out of a two-year partnership with West Midlands Police working on witness care and preparing court cases.

No action in nursing home 'assault'

A nursing home worker arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting an 85-year-old man will face no further action.

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: Harry wants to get wounded working

The first ever Invictus Games, a series of para-sport events for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, begin in September.

VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?

Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Is it a 'good' summer for insect bites?

An increasing number of people are falling prey to creatures like ticks, horseflies, midges and mosquitoes as warm, wet weather creates perfect breeding conditions for insects.

VIDEO: Modern slavery targeted in campaign

The government is launching the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK.

VIDEO: Glasgow 2014 items for auction

The props, costumes and souvenirs from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony are being auctioned off.

VIDEO: The rise and rise of video blogs

Members of the 'millennial generation' are finding ways to earn a living from skills they learned not at school, but on social media.

VIDEO: Is your big tummy a diabetes warning ?

Health officials in England are urging people to measure and monitor their waistlines, to help avoid type 2 diabetes.

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