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BBC News: Pressure grows on crime commissioner
Wednesday 27th August 2014
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BBC news for Essex

Escort agency prostitution arrests

Two men are arrested in connection with suspected child prostitution, following an investigation into an escort agency.

Rail works reconsidered after delays

Network Rail reconsiders planned engineering work in East Anglia after the disruption which followed last weekend's over-running works.

Egyptian sarcophagus found in house

An auctioneer says he felt like he was in a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark on finding a dusty Egyptian sarcophagus in an Essex house.

Man arrested over head injury death

A man is arrested over the death of a woman, who was found with a serious head injury.

Accused care home abusers in court

Three women accused of abusing residents at an Essex care home appear in court.

Youths held over yacht club fire

Two teenage boys are arrested after a fire completely destroyed a derelict yacht club at Southend-on-Sea.

'Illegal immigrants' found in lorry

Thirteen people suspected of being illegal immigrants have been discovered in the back of a lorry near the Dartford crossing, emergency services say.

Live BBC World News

US hostage mother makes video plea

The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.

UN to act on Libya militia leaders

The UN Security Council calls for an immediate ceasefire in Libya and sanctions against those involved in the recent surge in violence there.

Ukraine rebels enter coastal town

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.

US girl, nine, kills gun instructor

A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest.

Landmark court cases deleted from net

Numerous records relating to civil rights cases have disappeared from the US government's online legal archive.

France's jobless total rises again

The number of people looking for work in France rises 0.8% in July, confirming a trend of high unemployment and slow growth.

BBC Sports News

Arsenal 1-0 Besiktas

Alexis Sanchez hits the only goal as 10-man Arsenal beat Besiktas to qualify for the Champions League group stage.

India thrash England in second ODI

England lose by a crushing 133 runs in the second one-day international at Cardiff after Suresh Raina's superb century.

Giroud ruled out until new year

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out for up to four months after having surgery on a broken leg.

Defender scores and saves in shootout win

Defender Cosmin Moti saves two penalties in a shootout to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage.

Chambers poised for England call

Arsenal's Calum Chambers is set to be one of several new additions to Roy Hodgson's England squad on Thursday.

Escort agency prostitution arrests

Two men are arrested in connection with suspected child prostitution, following an investigation into an escort agency.

Rail works reconsidered after delays

Network Rail reconsiders planned engineering work in East Anglia after the disruption which followed last weekend's over-running works.

Egyptian sarcophagus found in house

An auctioneer says he felt like he was in a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark on finding a dusty Egyptian sarcophagus in an Essex house.

Man arrested over head injury death

A man is arrested over the death of a woman, who was found with a serious head injury.

Accused care home abusers in court

Three women accused of abusing residents at an Essex care home appear in court.

Youths held over yacht club fire

Two teenage boys are arrested after a fire completely destroyed a derelict yacht club at Southend-on-Sea.

'Illegal immigrants' found in lorry

Thirteen people suspected of being illegal immigrants have been discovered in the back of a lorry near the Dartford crossing, emergency services say.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. Out of 162 nations 151 are currently involved in some form of conflict. Although the UK has managed to stay relatively free from internal conflict, the country only ranks 47th in this year's Global Peace Index. Iceland came top as the most peaceful nation for the third year in a row. The five least peaceful countries were, in order: Somalia, Iraq, South Sudan, Afghanistan and, in last place, Syria. Daily Express

2. The Premier League began on Saturday following a record summer of transfer spending in England's top league. The 20 top-flight clubs have invested an estimated £647m - £17m more than in the whole of last summer - with experts believing the figure could reach £1bn. Sky Sports News

3. British consumers spend an average of £142 shopping online while drunk. Lobster pots and diving equipment among the bizarre items people have ordered during their merry sprees. Most drunken spending sessions (53%) take place on Amazon, according to a survey by a comparison website. Daily Telegraph

4. Parents typically face spending £180 on sending their children back to school, figures show. A small number – nine per cent – will fork out as much as £900 on uniforms, books, excursions and stationery, the government-backed Money Advice Service found. About 20 per cent of parents said they will need to dip into savings, 16 per cent expect to use a credit card and eight per cent will rely on an overdraft. Metro

5. Pubs are now closing at a rate of 31 per week, according to the real ale group Camra. Campaigners are calling for urgent legislation to make it harder for pubs to be demolished or transformed into retail outlets. With 3% of pubs in the suburbs closing in the past six months, there are now 54,490 boozers left in Britain. The Observer

6. A huge asteroid has a one-in-300 chance of wiping out life on Earth – but not until 2800. Researchers at the University of Tennessee are studying Asteroid 1950 DA, which could strike earth on 16 March, 2880. It has a diameter of one kilometre and is travelling at nine miles a second relative to the Earth. It would hit at 38,000 miles per hour. The Times

7. The UK is the self-employment capital of western Europe, says the IPPR think-tank. Policymakers are concerned that the trend is a sign of labour market weakness, raising fears over the strength of the economic recovery. Around two-fifths of all new jobs since 2010 have been among the self-employed, a trend that has helped shape Labour's cost-of-living agenda. The Times

8. New research from the American Chemical Society shows wine kept in a cupboard at home ages four times as quickly as that stored in a professional cellar. After two years, those stored in domestic conditions had consistently aged more quickly and had fewer antioxidants, less red pigmentation and weaker flavour than the cellar versions. The Times

9. Half of all people eligible for a state pension are still working, a study suggests. One in three pensioners is fully retired while half are working at least part time to make ends meet, it adds. One in four of those toiling in their 60s, 70s and 80s is running their own business. Evening Standard

10. German vehicle-maker Daimler has an innovative approach to holiday email, which many people about to return from holiday may well wish their company would copy. Emails sent to employees while they are on holiday are automatically deleted. Email these people and you will get a message like this: I am on vacation. I cannot read your email. Your email is being deleted. Please contact Hans or Monika if it's really important, or resend the email after I'm back in the office. Danke Schoen. BBC

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Festival security allow laughing gas

Widespread consumption of laughing gas at one of the UK's top dance festivals is exposed by a BBC investigation - as security turn a blind eye.

VIDEO: Cheers and tears after Man Utd rout

Some Manchester United fans have reacted angrily after their 4-0 defeat by League One side Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday.

VIDEO: 'Get taxi or lift' urges ambulance trust

Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.

VIDEO: Buddleia: Gardener's friend or foe?

BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith visits Dover to assess how much of a threat buddleia is to native species

VIDEO: Keeping the disruptive in education

Panorama follows students in the run-up to exams to see if one school can honour its pledge and keep disruptive pupils in school as well as get them five GCSEs.

AUDIO: 'Moth stuck in my ear for 48 hours'

A man who had a moth stuck in his ear for two days says he is now going to keep it in a jar.

AUDIO: Lottery winner's ticket bin hunt

A woman who won £1m on a lottery scratchcard had an anxious wait while a shop assistant looked through a bin for the missing corner of their winning ticket.