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Thursday 2nd October 2014


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BBC news for West Midlands

Car crashes through house porch

A woman suffered only minor injuries when the car she was driving crashed through a porch at the front of a house near Birmingham.

Begg freed after charges dropped

Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is freed from prison after prosecutors drop seven terror charges saying "new material" had emerged.

Car crush officer returns to work

A police officer, who was crushed by a car as he tried to stop a burglar escaping, returns to work.

First homes heated with 'poo power'

A water company becomes the first in the UK to provide gas produced from human waste to homes.

Birmingham cut links with Pannu

Birmingham City sever links with acting chairman Peter Pannu, ending a five-year spell with the Championship club.

Rail lines open after trackside fire

A fire involving 200 tonnes of metal at a scrapyard in Smethwick is brought under control.

Two in murder probe over flat death

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died at a Birmingham flat.

Live BBC World News

Tension at HK government office

Tension is mounting at the Hong Kong government office in the Central district, with reports of protesters scuffling with police.

UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'

A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.

Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error

Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.

Rebels push to take Donetsk airport

Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine begin an offensive in an attempt to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, Ukrainian officials say.

Turkey debates joining war on IS

The Turkish parliament is to vote on a motion to deploy the military in Iraq and Syria and allow foreign troops to use its territory.

Texas checks 100 for Ebola exposure

As many as 100 people in Texas are being checked for potential exposure to Ebola, Texas health officials have said.

Sarkozy bid divides Chirac couple

The prospect of Nicolas Sarkozy returning as French presidency candidate in 2017 splits opinion between ex-President Jacques Chirac and his wife.

BBC Sports News

Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are called up to the England squad.

No rift over Sturridge - Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson says there is no rift with Liverpool over Daniel Sturridge, who has been left out of his latest squad.

Alonso not ruling out Ferrari exit

Fernando Alonso has refused to rule out leaving F1 giants Ferrari before the end of his contract, which runs until 2016.

England's Johnson faces neck surgery

Exeter Chiefs flanker Tom Johnson is set to undergo neck surgery, forcing him to miss England's autumn internationals.

Car crashes through house porch

A woman suffered only minor injuries when the car she was driving crashed through a porch at the front of a house near Birmingham.

Begg freed after charges dropped

Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is freed from prison after prosecutors drop seven terror charges saying "new material" had emerged.

Car crush officer returns to work

A police officer, who was crushed by a car as he tried to stop a burglar escaping, returns to work.

First homes heated with 'poo power'

A water company becomes the first in the UK to provide gas produced from human waste to homes.

Birmingham cut links with Pannu

Birmingham City sever links with acting chairman Peter Pannu, ending a five-year spell with the Championship club.

Rail lines open after trackside fire

A fire involving 200 tonnes of metal at a scrapyard in Smethwick is brought under control.

Two in murder probe over flat death

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died at a Birmingham flat.

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

AUDIO: Mums face eviction after occupying flats

A group of homeless mothers are going to court to fight their eviction from abandoned flats near the Olympic Park in East London.

VIDEO: Warning over alcohol 'pre-loading'

A leading accident and emergency doctor, Clifford Mann, has warned there's a "dangerous epidemic" of young people ending up in hospital, after getting drunk on cheap drinks before going out.

VIDEO: Up for grabs: Who will win Clacton seat?

The BBC's Adam Fleming visits Clacton as the campaigning for the by-election in the town enters its final week.

VIDEO: 'A new low': Clegg's angry response to Tory claims

The Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, has described a "new low point in coalition relations" after the Conservative Home Secretary, Theresa May, attacked his party for thwarting attempts to introduce new data monitoring powers.

VIDEO: 'Mr Nobody' ups UKIP offer to £1m

Former Conservative supporter Arron Banks has announced that he will donate £1m to UKIP.

VIDEO: Missing girl's family make appeal

The family of a 15 year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Bristol for a week have made an emotional appeal for her to come home.

VIDEO: Body found is Alice Gross, say police

Police investigating the disappearance of missing 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross are now treating it as a murder inquiry after a body was found in a west London river

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