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BBC News: S Korea leader condemns ferry crew
Monday 21st April 2014
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BBC news for Essex

Man accused of murdering 'new dad'

A man is charged with murder after a 24-year-old, who had recently become a father, was fatally stabbed in Essex.

Escaped rhea 'death threat issued'

People trying to find an escaped 2m-tall bird capable of running at 40mph say they have received a threat to kill it.

The mod and the rocker 50 years on

A mod and a rocker look back at Easter 50 years ago, when the coastal town of Clacton was "invaded" by "rampaging teenagers".

Bench couple appeal in murder probe

A man and woman seen on a bench in a Colchester park, close to where a man was stabbed 102 times, are yet to come forward to police.

Five steps to stopping a lion escape

Many zoos are home to dangerous animals. How do they prepare themselves for an escape?

Tour de France 'could help farmers'

The Tour de France could be a good business opportunity and farmers in Essex should not miss out, a landowners association says.

Police car stolen at officer's home

A thief steals an unmarked Metropolitan Police car after taking the keys in a burglary at an officer's home in Essex.

Live BBC World News

S Korea leader condemns ferry crew

South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".

MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'

A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace.

Boy survives flight in wheel well

A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.

Boston set for emotional Marathon

Boston is set to hold an emotional annual marathon amid high security, a year after bombs near the finish killed three and injured hundreds.

Ukraine probes deaths in tense east

Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further.

Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela

Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.

Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies

Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.

BBC Sports News

'Hillsborough words inspired us'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired his team to victory at Norwich.

Third race win a dream - Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton said it was a "dream" to have won three consecutive races with Mercedes this season.

Liverpool closer to Premier League heaven

After Anfield flop Fabio Borini derails Chelsea, Liverpool will have only themselves to blame if they don't win title - Phil McNulty

VIDEO: MOTD3: Are managers winning games?

Mark Chapman is joined by Danny Murphy and Martin Keown for this week's Match of the Day 3, to discuss whether certain managers are winning matches this season.

Man accused of murdering 'new dad'

A man is charged with murder after a 24-year-old, who had recently become a father, was fatally stabbed in Essex.

Escaped rhea 'death threat issued'

People trying to find an escaped 2m-tall bird capable of running at 40mph say they have received a threat to kill it.

The mod and the rocker 50 years on

A mod and a rocker look back at Easter 50 years ago, when the coastal town of Clacton was "invaded" by "rampaging teenagers".

Bench couple appeal in murder probe

A man and woman seen on a bench in a Colchester park, close to where a man was stabbed 102 times, are yet to come forward to police.

Five steps to stopping a lion escape

Many zoos are home to dangerous animals. How do they prepare themselves for an escape?

Tour de France 'could help farmers'

The Tour de France could be a good business opportunity and farmers in Essex should not miss out, a landowners association says.

Police car stolen at officer's home

A thief steals an unmarked Metropolitan Police car after taking the keys in a burglary at an officer's home in Essex.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. The Social Progress Index, which includes factors other than economic makers such as GDP, ranks Britain 13th – ahead of Japan, France and the US. We come top for education (thanks to our universities), freedom of speech and assembly, and bottom for malnutrition. We rank low on press freedom and fare badly for obesity, too. The Observer

2. Six out of 10 graduates will not earn enough to repay their student loans. In the current system, you start repaying your debt at a rate of £30 per month when you earn at least £16,910 a year. Given that the average debt is £44,000, this means the government could be waiting 122 years to get its money back. Sunday Times

3. Property ownership has fallen to its lowest level since 1987, according to official figures. In 2003, when home ownership in the UK peaked, 71% of Britons lived in homes they owned. However, last year the figure dropped to 65.2%. The number of people renting homes nearly doubled from 2.2m in 2002/03, to 3.9m last year. Daily Express

4. 41% of British 18 to 30-year-olds are “always positive and make the best out of every situation”. 27% say their vision for success is best described by “earning lots of money”; if given €10,000 (£8,240), 22% say they would use the money to start their own business. Daily Telegraph

5. Councils in England and Wales hit motorists with an estimated 7.8m parking tickets last year – the equivalent of one every four seconds. St Edmundsbury borough council in Suffolk issued 9,442 tickets last year, against 1,652 in 2012 – a 472% increase. Sunday Times

6. Tony Blair’s son Euan is planning to stand for parliament and targeting one of Labour’s safest seats for the next general election. He is believed to have his eye on Bootle, Merseyside, which is not far from his mother Cherie’s childhood home. However, a Labour source says it would be a “disaster” if the “heir to Blair” stood. Daily Mail

7. Ukip has received its highest-ever polling position. In a ComRes poll, Nigel Farage’s party is on 20%, up four points from last month. The Tories, hit by the Maria Miller scandal, are down three to 29%, their lowest rating this year. Labour remains unchanged on 35%, with the Liberal Democrats on a lowly 7%. Independent On Sunday

8. The Beverly House off Sunset Boulevard, where they filmed The Godfather scene involving the decapitated head of a horse, is up for sale. The house is priced at £81m. “But a local wit suggests: ‘Make them an offer they can’t refuse’.” Daily Mail

9. The average annual income Britons think they need to be earning in order to experience a happy life is £83,000. The average UK salary is £26,500. BBC

10. The number of credit cards in issue in Britain now stands at 56,000,000, which accounts for 70% of all European credit cards. Financial Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Archbishop highlights global suffering

The Archbishop of Canterbury has highlighted the suffering of people facing conflict around the world during his Easter sermon.

VIDEO: Hospital's special egg delivery

Young patients at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth have received a special delivery of Easter eggs - from a recently treated teenager.

VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise

The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.

VIDEO: 'Luckily we couldn't see the lions'

A driver has been talking about the moment her car caught fire - while in the middle of the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

VIDEO: Baby prince meets a Bilby at the zoo

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Australia with a tour of Taronga Zoo accompanied by their son Prince George.

VIDEO: Phillips completes BMX World Cup double

Great Britain's Liam Phillips wins the Supercross title at the first round of the BMX World Cup series in Manchester, adding to his time-trial victory.

VIDEO: Rural poverty aid 'reluctance'

The UK's largest operator of food banks, the Trussell Trust, revealed this week that it handed out nearly a million food parcels in the past year, but in rural Scotland there is reluctance amongst some people to seek help with poverty.