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Friday 21st November 2014


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BBC news for West Midlands

IRA Birmingham pub bombings remembered

Five people remember the Birmingham pub bombings, 40 years after 21 people were killed and 162 were injured in an IRA attack.

Dudley Council leader to step down

Dave Sparks is to step down as leader of Dudley Council to focus on his role with the Local Government Association.

Man in court over wife's murder

A man appears in court and denies murdering his wife and attempting to kill two children.

Moussi gives Blues wages to charity

New Birmingham City midfielder Guy Moussi will give all his wages to charity after signing on a short-term deal.

City's local TV licence awarded again

The licence for local TV in Birmingham is given to another group after City TV went into administration.

More men banned in exploitation case

Two more men are banned from contact with young girls after Birmingham City Council uses "innovative" legal action to prevent child sexual exploitation.

Wings 'fell off' death crash plane

An aircraft which crashed in France killing a father and son fell from the sky "like a stone", an inquest is told.

Croupier murder suspect sectioned

A man arrested during an inquiry into the murder of an Italian croupier in Birmingham is sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

Live BBC World News

Republicans savage immigration plan

President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to give more than four million undocumented migrants work permits "damages the presidency" says a Republican leader.

Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation'

US Vice President Joe Biden, on a visit to Ukraine, says Russia faces "greater isolation" if it fails to pull back its military forces.

Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe

Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.

Dutch 'Syria bride' custody extended

A judge in the Netherlands agrees to extend the period police can hold a Dutch teenager who travelled to Syria to marry an Islamist fighter.

Iran urged to agree nuclear deal

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius urges Iran to "seize the opportunity" of reaching a deal on its nuclear programme in Vienna.

Uganda uproar over toddler's death

The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.

Israel 'foils plot to kill minister'

Israel says it has arrested four Palestinian Hamas members who were planning to kill FM Avigdor Lieberman during the recent Gaza conflict.

Police make computer hijack arrests

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.

BBC Sports News

Hamilton puts down title marker

Lewis Hamilton is fastest in both practice sessions as he puts down a title marker ahead of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Tan says Wigan's Whelan is a racist

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan accuses Wigan counterpart Dave Whelan of being a racist following several controversial comments.

VIDEO: BBC F1 team's best moments of 2014

The BBC F1 team share their favourite moments of the 2014 season so far, as the title goes down to the wire at the last race in Abu Dhabi.

Holy trademark! Batman v Valencia

La Liga giants Valencia are facing a fight to be allowed to use a bat symbol on their crest - from the creators of Batman.

Moeen hits 21-ball 50 in England win

Moeen Ali hits a rapid fifty and takes three wickets as England win their opening warm-up game against Sri Lanka A.

Wigan fine Flower for Hohaia punch

Ben Flower is found guilty of gross misconduct by Wigan following his dismissal for punching in the 2014 Super League Grand Final.

Sturridge deflated after new injury

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Daniel Sturridge is as "down as I've ever seen him" as a result of his injuries.

IRA Birmingham pub bombings remembered

Five people remember the Birmingham pub bombings, 40 years after 21 people were killed and 162 were injured in an IRA attack.

Dudley Council leader to step down

Dave Sparks is to step down as leader of Dudley Council to focus on his role with the Local Government Association.

Man in court over wife's murder

A man appears in court and denies murdering his wife and attempting to kill two children.

Moussi gives Blues wages to charity

New Birmingham City midfielder Guy Moussi will give all his wages to charity after signing on a short-term deal.

City's local TV licence awarded again

The licence for local TV in Birmingham is given to another group after City TV went into administration.

More men banned in exploitation case

Two more men are banned from contact with young girls after Birmingham City Council uses "innovative" legal action to prevent child sexual exploitation.

Wings 'fell off' death crash plane

An aircraft which crashed in France killing a father and son fell from the sky "like a stone", an inquest is told.

Croupier murder suspect sectioned

A man arrested during an inquiry into the murder of an Italian croupier in Birmingham is sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. Trick-or-treating is believed to have stemmed from the superstition that ghosts could disguise themselves in human form and knock on doors to ask for money or food. If they were denied, the spirit could then curse or haunt the person who refused. New York Times

2. British workers are the worst savers in Europe, according to data from the European Commission. Brits save just 9.9% of everything they earn – less than half the proportion in France and below the levels in economically troubled nations such as Spain and Portugal. Experts say the news is evidence of a "dramatic" change in culture in Britain. Daily Mail

3. Argentina has called on Britain to close its military base in the Falklands, insisting that there is “absolutely no chance of another invasion from the mainland”. The Buenos Aires special secretary for the Falklands said Britain should follow its withdrawal from Afghanistan by leaving the South Atlantic territory. The Times

4. Facebook now has as many users as there are people in China. The social network giant announced the statistic as it revealed that profits nearly doubled to more than $1bn. The number of users checking into Facebook at least once a month has risen by 14% to 1.35bn in the third quarter. However, it warned that spending will increase sharply next year and its revenue growth will slow in the fourth quarter. The Guardian

5. According to British Geological Survey, the largest known British earthquake happened near the Dogger Bank in 1931, with a magnitude of 6.1. Fortunately, it was 60 miles offshore but was still powerful enough to cause damage to buildings on the east coast of England. The Times

6. Contrary to myth, Michelangelo did not spend four years lying on his back painting the ceiling of the Sisteen Chapel, but was stood up on a platform he designed himself. He initially did not want to take on the project as he considered himself to be a sculptor and not a painter. Daily Telegraph

7. Victoria Beckham has been named Britain’s entrepreneur of the year, reports the BBC. The former Spice Girl topped a list of the UK’s top 100 entrepreneurs compiled by Management Today magazine. The journal heaped praise on Beckham for her "finely tuned business acumen" for expanding her fashion empire into a business with a £30m turnover and a staff of 100. Daily Telegraph

8. A global top 50 of the world’s most innovative companies features just one UK firm, reports the Daily Telegraph. Unilever, which spends almost £1bn a year on new inventions and employs 6,000 people in R&D, squeezed into the list at 49. Virgin and BP, which made the cut last year, had dropped out. Tech firms dominated the top 10 of the chart, which was put together by US-based Boston Consulting Group. Financial Times

9. More than two thirds of Britons do not believe military intervention in Afghanistan was worthwhile and 42% say the UK is less safe as a result of the 13-year operation. The BBC survey comes as the last British troops leave Helmand province and after Camp Bastion was handed over to Afghan forces. Daily Mail

10. More than 700 passengers from 58 countries have already booked a flight on Virgin Galactic at a cost of £150,000 per ticket. Top Gear

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Bike prototype with global interest

A four-wheeled bike being showcased at the UK Investment Summit is being developed in Swansea with the inventor hoping it will be a "global force"

VIDEO: 'Bed blockers face legal action'

A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying that too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home.

VIDEO: Two dead in London balcony incident

Two men have died and at least six other people have been injured in an incident in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge where eyewitnesses say a sofa was being moved through a balcony window.

VIDEO: Learning maths the Chinese way

Around 60 Chinese maths teachers come to Britain, to try to pass on some of the techniques which have helped Chinese pupils come top of global league tables.

VIDEO: Parked car brings tram to standstill

A group of bystanders lifts a car out of the way after it blocks the way of a tram.

VIDEO: WW1 hero Chavasse twins remembered

The bravery of two World War One brothers is remembered in a production in Lancashire.

VIDEO: Games tech boost for movie planning

Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee look to have given the blockbuster a boost by applying computer games technology to the film industry.

VIDEO: Domestic abuse victims 'turned away'

A leading charity is warning that refuge centres are having to turn a third of people away because of a lack of space.

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