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Tuesday 16th September 2014
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BBC news for West Yorkshire

£1m cash boost for museum's future

Bradford Council agrees to use £1m of taxpayers' money to help secure the future of the city's media museum.

Galloway sues over YouTube video

Bradford MP George Galloway begins legal action against Northern Ireland victims campaigner Willie Frazer and Google over allegations made at a loyalist protest in Belfast.

Crane firm on manslaughter charge

A crane hire firm is charged with corporate manslaughter over the death of a crane driver from Halifax.

CCTV released in Thai murder hunt

The families of two murdered Britons in Thailand, one of whom was a Leeds University student, pay tribute as police hunting for suspects release CCTV images.

Child heart surgery views sought

A consultation begins into the future of children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary after a review last year was dismissed by the government as flawed.

Man admits attacking George Galloway

A man admits beating MP George Galloway in a west London street but denied his attack was religiously aggravated.

M&S offers online education courses

The High Street retailer is entering online education with the launch of a business course with Leeds University.

Live BBC World News

Ebola global security threat - Obama

US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

Ukraine rebels to get self-rule

Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to parts of eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels and an amnesty for rebel fighters.

Nasa backs Boeing's astronaut design

Boeing is the big winner in a competition for a new American system to take astronauts into orbit - a capability lost when the shuttles retired in 2011.

US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'

US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says.

French PM Valls wins confidence vote

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls narrowly wins a crucial confidence vote in parliament, despite a recent cabinet revolt over austerity measures.

Rio archbishop robbed for crucifix

Armed robbers steal the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro's crucifix, even though one of the gang recognised him and apologised.

'100 children died' in Malta sinking

Up to 100 children may have been among 500 people who drowned after a migrant boat sank near Malta last week, a migration body says.

BBC Sports News

I had accident premonition - Norman

Two-time Open champion Greg Norman says he had a premonition about the chainsaw accident in which he nearly lost his left hand.

The other big vote in Scotland

While Scotland decides its future on Thursday, the R&A will announce whether it will admit female members for the first time.

Liverpool 2-1 Ludogorets Razgrad

A late Steven Gerrard penalty gives Liverpool a dramatic victory after Mario Balotelli scores his first goal for the club.

£1m cash boost for museum's future

Bradford Council agrees to use £1m of taxpayers' money to help secure the future of the city's media museum.

Galloway sues over YouTube video

Bradford MP George Galloway begins legal action against Northern Ireland victims campaigner Willie Frazer and Google over allegations made at a loyalist protest in Belfast.

Crane firm on manslaughter charge

A crane hire firm is charged with corporate manslaughter over the death of a crane driver from Halifax.

CCTV released in Thai murder hunt

The families of two murdered Britons in Thailand, one of whom was a Leeds University student, pay tribute as police hunting for suspects release CCTV images.

Child heart surgery views sought

A consultation begins into the future of children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary after a review last year was dismissed by the government as flawed.

Man admits attacking George Galloway

A man admits beating MP George Galloway in a west London street but denied his attack was religiously aggravated.

M&S offers online education courses

The High Street retailer is entering online education with the launch of a business course with Leeds University.

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: Blinded in one eye 'for being gay'

A photographer says he will continue his career despite being blinded in one eye in a homophobic attack.

VIDEO: Why are London pavements exploding?

Two van drivers had a lucky escape after a pavement explosion in central London which was caught on CCTV.

VIDEO: Crimewatch marks 30th anniversary

Television show Crimewatch is marking 30 years of helping to solve crimes by appealing to the public for information.

VIDEO: Cancer teen's mum: 'He touched so many'

Stephen Sutton's mother Jane pays tribute to her son as someone who ''lived life to the full'', as plans are revealed for spending the money he raised in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

VIDEO: 'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths

Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are focussing on the Burmese migrant community, reports Jonathan Head on Koh Tao.

VIDEO: S Yorks PCC Shaun Wright quits

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

VIDEO: 'I just couldn't bear it anymore'

Almost one in six mental health patients in England have attempted suicide because of long waiting lists for therapy, according to new research.