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BBC News: Tesco execs suspended during inquiry
Monday 22nd September 2014
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BBC news for Essex

Thai murder police expand DNA tests

Thai police expand DNA testing to try to identify the killers of Essex student Hannah Witheridge and fellow British tourist David Miller.

Flooding traps six people in cars

Six people are rescued from cars trapped in flood water, as heavy rain hit Essex.

'Gimp Man' aims to spark debate

A rubber fetishist takes to the streets in a 'gimp suit' in an attempt to challenge stereotypes and raise money.

Cancer blog boy suffers relapse

A seven-year-old boy, who is to be presented with an award by Prince Harry next week, is battling cancer for a third time.

Teen party murder conviction appeal

A teenager, jailed for life for the murder of a 17-year-old boy at a house party, lodges an appeal against his conviction.

Murder probe 'has not gone cold'

Police say the investigation into the murder of a Saudi Arabian student in Essex has "not gone cold".

'I loved/loathed my 1960s high-rise block'

The people who lived in hi-rise buildings

Live BBC World News

Turkey clamps down on Syria border

Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the entry of at least 130,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.

Thousands of HK students at boycott

Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.

Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust

Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis.

S Leone hails lockdown 'success'

Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.

Abbott: Security before some freedom

Australian PM says the "delicate balance" between freedom and security may shift as he seeks powers to tackle Islamists, after terror raids last week.

Moscow rally against Ukraine crisis

Thousands of Russians march in Moscow to protest against Russia's involvement in the Ukraine crisis.

US hopes for Afghan security pact

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.

BBC Sports News

The latest great managerial rivalry?

Man City and Chelsea could have a managerial rivalry worthy of two clubs likely to dominate the title race, writes Phil McNulty.

Magnussen treated for heat injuries

McLaren's Kevin Magnussen needed treatment from a doctor because of injuries from an overheating seat in the Singapore GP.

All Black Cruden misses flight

New Zealand suspend Aaron Cruden after the fly-half missed their flight to Argentina following a night out drinking.

Lim & ex-Man Utd stars buy Salford City

Singapore businessman Peter Lim takes a 50% stake in non-league club Salford City, along with five ex-Manchester United players.

Thai murder police expand DNA tests

Thai police expand DNA testing to try to identify the killers of Essex student Hannah Witheridge and fellow British tourist David Miller.

Flooding traps six people in cars

Six people are rescued from cars trapped in flood water, as heavy rain hit Essex.

'Gimp Man' aims to spark debate

A rubber fetishist takes to the streets in a 'gimp suit' in an attempt to challenge stereotypes and raise money.

Cancer blog boy suffers relapse

A seven-year-old boy, who is to be presented with an award by Prince Harry next week, is battling cancer for a third time.

Teen party murder conviction appeal

A teenager, jailed for life for the murder of a 17-year-old boy at a house party, lodges an appeal against his conviction.

Murder probe 'has not gone cold'

Police say the investigation into the murder of a Saudi Arabian student in Essex has "not gone cold".

'I loved/loathed my 1960s high-rise block'

The people who lived in hi-rise buildings

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

VIDEO: Henning 'wanted to make a difference'

Nine months after Alan Henning was kidnapped in Syria, Doctor Shameela Islam-Zulfiqar, who travelled with him on his last convoy, talks about her friend.

VIDEO: Sculptor creates art using Lego

Nathan Sawaya, a New York-based artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks with several new sculptures created specifically for each exhibition.

VIDEO: Fake gay marriage scam exposed

BBC Inside Out exposes the gangs organising fake gay marriages for illegal immigrants in London.

VIDEO: Walliams joins SwimBritain relay

A series of swimming relays is taking place across Britain this summer, in an initiative to get more people enjoying the fun and fitness benefits of the sport.

VIDEO: Inside London hospital's 'eye bank'

BBC Inside Out has met the patients who have been given a new lease of life as a result of eye donations and has gone inside Moorfields Hospital’s 'eye bank' in London.

VIDEO: London marks global climate protest

Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world.

VIDEO: Malta lights up for Prince William

Prince William speaks of the Queen's fondness for Malta in a speech marking the island's 50th anniversary of independence.