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Friday 27th February 2015


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BBC news for West Midlands

Teen arrested over doorstep stabbing

A teenager is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed on his doorstep in Dudley on Wednesday.

Blues have funds to complete season

Birmingham City have funds to finish the season and should not be deducted points, say their parent company's receivers.

Roadworks force food off shelves

A store in Birmingham city centre says it has been forced to remove all food from display because of pollution from nearby roadworks.

Man held after woman falls from flat

A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman falls from a third floor window of a block of flats.

Cuts hit jobs and children's centres

Up to 200 jobs will be lost and children's centre will close as Walsall Council approves spending cuts of £29m and a tax rise.

Police 'selfie' job role filled

The successful applicant for a senior police role which called for candidates to send a "selfie" with their CV publishes the picture he submitted.

Council's cuts plan exceeds savings

A move to save £1m at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has cost £1.3m so far to implement, it is revealed.

'Record visitors' at German Market

A record number of visitors came to Birmingham during the six weeks the city's Christmas German Market was open, new figures reveal.

Live BBC World News

Star Trek legend Nimoy dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83, his family says.

Russian politician Nemtsov shot dead

A leading Russian opposition politician, former deputy PM Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say.

Greek PM vows 'no third bailout'

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras denies his country will need a third international bailout, and vows to "start working hard" to change the country.

Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held

The Mexican president hails the capture of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.

UN laments IS statue 'war crimes'

The reported destruction of historic artefacts in Iraq by Islamic State militants is a war crime, the head of the UN agency for culture says.

Snatched baby found after 17 years

A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital.

Spaniards 'joined Ukraine rebels'

Authorities in Spain arrest eight people accused of travelling to eastern Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO

Teenagers and young adults are at risk of permanent hearing loss by listening to music "too much, too loud", the World Health Organization says.

BBC Sports News

Qatar 2022 final by 18 Dec - Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the Qatar 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than 18 December.

Ireland 11-8 England

Ireland gain revenge for their World Cup semi-final defeat by England with a narrow Women's Six Nations victory at Asbourne.

The Apprentice v The Master

Why England's novice fly-half George Ford could well shatter the poise of Ireland's master, Johnny Sexton, writes Tom Fordyce.

Will Storey break the hour record?

Dame Sarah Storey talks about her toughest task to date as the Paralympic champion attempts to break the hour record on Saturday.

St Helens 21-14 Castleford Tigers

St Helens recover from their World Club Challenge defeat to extend their unbeaten start to Super League against Castleford Tigers.

Ulster 25-20 Scarlets

Ulster score three tries in the second half to clinch a 25-20 win over the Scarlets in Friday's Pro12 match.

Teen arrested over doorstep stabbing

A teenager is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed on his doorstep in Dudley on Wednesday.

Blues have funds to complete season

Birmingham City have funds to finish the season and should not be deducted points, say their parent company's receivers.

Roadworks force food off shelves

A store in Birmingham city centre says it has been forced to remove all food from display because of pollution from nearby roadworks.

Man held after woman falls from flat

A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman falls from a third floor window of a block of flats.

Cuts hit jobs and children's centres

Up to 200 jobs will be lost and children's centre will close as Walsall Council approves spending cuts of £29m and a tax rise.

Police 'selfie' job role filled

The successful applicant for a senior police role which called for candidates to send a "selfie" with their CV publishes the picture he submitted.

Council's cuts plan exceeds savings

A move to save £1m at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has cost £1.3m so far to implement, it is revealed.

'Record visitors' at German Market

A record number of visitors came to Birmingham during the six weeks the city's Christmas German Market was open, new figures reveal.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. London workers are the most productive in the UK with Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly the least productive. Although those results are not a surprise, the chasm is vast: in central London the average worker is producing 42% more every hour than the national average, while in Cornwall they produce 28% less than the national average. Office for National Statistics

2. A growing number of 30-somethings are being forced to leave London as soaring property prices mean they cannot afford to live in the capital. London's population is set to reach a record high of 8.6m, making housing an ever more central issue at the general election. One in six tenant say housing say housing is the issue most likely to affect their vote. Office for National Statistics

3. People who commute into London from the south-east are the rail passengers most likely to be delayed, according to consumer group Which? They were also the most likely to be unhappy with their train operator, a poll of 7,309 people found. Southern had the worst score of any train firm, with 39% of users reporting delays. BBC

4. A new guide to making the perfect cup of tea may finally settle the question of when to add the milk in a breakthrough that will be a blow to many purists. The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a guide called Preparation Of A Liquor Of Tea For Use In Sensory Tests that sets out what it deems to be the essentials for a perfect brew. According to the BSI, the milk must be poured into the cup before the tea, which should be brewed for six minutes. The Times

5. Russell Brand has been named alongside the likes of Henry Kissinger and Hilary Mantel on a shortlist of the world's greatest minds. The comedian and activist is included on Prospect magazine's 50-strong World Thinkers 2015 shortlist. Last year, the award was won by Indian intellect Amartya Sen, with the figures such as Pope Francis and broadcaster Mary Beard in the top 10. The Times

6. The number of pensioners being treated for class-a drug addiction has doubled in six years, says the Daily Star. Data released by Public Health England shows 634 pensioners aged 65 or above needed treatment for drug addiction in the last year. Most of them are being treated for problems with heroin and other opiates - but 80 are addicted to both heroin and crack. Daily Mail

7. More than 20 years after his death, Random House Children’s Books has revealed it will publish a recently- discovered Dr Seuss manuscript with illustrations called “What Pet Should I Get?” on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author’s home in La Jolla, California, by his widow and secretary. Daily Express

8. Government surveyors in the U.S. have determined a new height for the Washington Monument — about 25 cm shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years. The new official measurement puts the monument at 169 metres, as measured from the floor of the main entrance to the top. Ever since the stone obelisk was completed in 1884 to honour the nation’s first president, the historic height has been recorded at 169.2 metres. The Observer

9. Cézanne's 'The Card Players' was the most expensive work of art ever sold (£170 million in 2011) until the sale of Gauguin's 'When Will You Marry?' for close to £195m earlier this month. The Guardian

10. The traditional 'gift bag' given to Hollywood's leading players at the Oscars will this year be worth £104,000. It is said to include an adult toy worth $250, free furniture worth $28,000 and a $14,239 lifestyle makeover. New York Times

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VIDEO: The town torn apart by child sex abuse

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VIDEO: Prince and Emperor meet in Japan

Prince William continues his visit to Japan, lunching with the Japanese Emperor Akihito, as Peter Hunt reports from Tokyo.

AUDIO: Ex-MI6 chief on 'Jihadi John' claims

The former head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop Mohammed Emwazi - known as "Jihadi John'" - from joining Islamic State.

VIDEO: Meet the men who went part-time

Close to one million men are now choosing to reduce their hours and take part-time employment. Emma Simpson reports.

VIDEO: Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years

The former singer, Gary Glitter, has been jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.

VIDEO: Fees pledge: What do students think?

The BBC asks students at Leeds University for their reactions to a Labour pledge to reduce tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.

VIDEO: Inside UKIP's 'get Nigel elected' rally

Robin Brant reports from UKIP's Spring Conference in Margate, an event a senior party figure describes as a 'get Nigel elected' rally.

VIDEO: Exclusive peek at Mary Queen of Scots

An exclusive peek around the studio where the first public statue to Mary Queen of Scots, in the country of her birth, is being created.

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