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BBC News: Ambulance wait times 'may increase'
Sunday 21st December 2014


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BBC news for West Midlands

Rubbish boss to have assets seized

A waste firm boss who was jailed for failing to clear a 42ft-high rubbish pile near Dudley is set to have his assets seized.

Man shot in 'terrifying ordeal'

A 22-year-old man is shot by masked raiders who broke into his home in the West Midlands.

Jigsaws used to create 4ft elephant

An artist creates a 4ft (1.2m) elephant using old jigsaw puzzles, as part of a scheme to donate new ones to hospitals including Birmingham's Heartlands.

Tory MEP Philip Bradbourn dies

Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.

Man, 80, jailed for teen acid attack

An 80-year-old man is jailed for 18 years for masterminding an acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend.

Toddler's parents cleared of murder

The parents of Levi-Blu Cassin are cleared of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court - but convicted of causing or allowing his death.

Birmingham in 'top 10 world cities'

Why is Birmingham better than the rest?

Christmas decorations from the past

Brightening up England's streets over the years

Live BBC World News

US mulls putting NK on terror list

The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS

Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.

Tunisia rivals in poll dispute

Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call.

Obama condemns killings of NY police

President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.

Mother charged with Cairns murders

Australian authorities charge a woman in the northern city of Cairns with the murder of seven of her children and her niece.

Pakistan carries out more executions

Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.

Muhammad Ali ill with pneumonia

Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.

'Allahu Akbar' attacker shot in France

Police in central France shoot dead a man who injured three officers at a police station whilst reportedly shouting "God is great!" in Arabic.

BBC Sports News

Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal

Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal in the Premier League.

Newcastle United 0-1 Sunderland

Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.

VIDEO: Advent calendar: Europe's Ryder Cup

The moment Welsh rookie Jamie Donaldson secures the point that retains the Ryder Cup for Europe at Gleneagles.

Hartlepool rule out signing Evans

League Two club Hartlepool rule out the signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, who was released in October.

Pietersen exclusion is 'ludicrous'

Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.

Adams tired of Lakeside 'users'

Three-time BDO world champion Martin Adams wants players to stop using the Lakeside event to kick-start a PDC career.

Rubbish boss to have assets seized

A waste firm boss who was jailed for failing to clear a 42ft-high rubbish pile near Dudley is set to have his assets seized.

Man shot in 'terrifying ordeal'

A 22-year-old man is shot by masked raiders who broke into his home in the West Midlands.

Jigsaws used to create 4ft elephant

An artist creates a 4ft (1.2m) elephant using old jigsaw puzzles, as part of a scheme to donate new ones to hospitals including Birmingham's Heartlands.

Tory MEP Philip Bradbourn dies

Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.

Man, 80, jailed for teen acid attack

An 80-year-old man is jailed for 18 years for masterminding an acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend.

Toddler's parents cleared of murder

The parents of Levi-Blu Cassin are cleared of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court - but convicted of causing or allowing his death.

Birmingham in 'top 10 world cities'

Why is Birmingham better than the rest?

Christmas decorations from the past

Brightening up England's streets over the years

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
http://askten.co.uk


1. The Oxford English Dictionary editors have chosen vape - to smoke an e-cigarette - as its 2014 word of the year. The rise of e-cigarettes was cited as the reason for the skyrocketing use of the word - along with countless debates over the safety of using them long term. The 2013 word of the year was “selfie,” describing the decidedly less controversial self-portrait taken with a smartphone. Daily Mail

2. Australian actor and “Thor” avenger Chris Hemsworth is the world’s sexiest man, according to the U.S. magazine People. Past choices of the magazine, which began handing out the accolade in a 1985 cover story on fellow Australian Mel Gibson, have ranged in age from 27, with John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1988, to 59, with Sean Connery a year later. Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Richard Gere have each been chosen twice. Metro

3. Seven of the 30 largest U.S. corporations paid more money to their chief executive officers last year than they paid in federal income taxes, according to a new study. The seven companies cited were Boeing Co, Ford Motor Co, Chevron Corp, Citigroup Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and General Motors Co. CBC News

4. If you owned Apple and sold it, you could purchase the entire stock market of Russia, and still have enough change to buy every Russian an iPhone 6 Plus. The value of Russian equities has slumped $234 billion to $531 billion this year, while Apple gained $147 billion to $652 billion. Bloomberg
5. More than half of British parents would rather not brave the outdoors with their children, preferring to hang out with them at home. According to a recent survey. 18% find it stressful to be outside with their families, while 41% fear for their children’s safety when they go for a walk. Daily Telegraph

6. Scientists have found that a 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million different types of bacteria. It was already known the mouth is home to 700 million different types of bug. Now, the new report by Dutch researchers reveals how some are more easily exchanged than others. The Times

7. UK inflation rose to 1.3% in October, up from its five-year low of 1.2% last month. The slight increase is down to a relative increase in transport costs compared to the same period last year. Computer games and toy prices also prompted the jump in the CPI index. However, food and non-alcoholic beverages are 1.4% cheaper than they were a year ago. Financial Times

8. The government has been criticised for its handling of obesity after a report by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) found the crisis in people’s weight costs the UK more than it spends on armed violence, war and terrorism combined. It accuses the government of a “fragmented” and ineffective response. Daily Express

9. Police are failing to officially record one in five of the crimes reported to them, a damning report has revealed. An inspection of all 43 forces showed that 800,000 offences a year were not logged as crimes. Over a quarter of sexual offences were not recorded, while the figure for crimes of violence against the person was even higher at a third. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) posed the question: “To what extent can police-recorded crime information be trusted?” The Observer

10. Frank Sinatra’s My Way has been replaced by Monty Python’s Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life as the most popular song played at funerals, new research has found. A study by The Co-operative Funeralcare showed that traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs top the list of the funeral music chart. The top 10 included Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Abide With Me, Match Of The Day theme, My Way, All Things Bright And Beautiful and Angels by Robbie Williams. The Times

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AUDIO: Welby's frustration over gay marriage

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage.

VIDEO: Ambulance targets plan leaked

The BBC has seen plans to extend ambulance response times for some serious, but non-critical cases in England.

VIDEO: Hereford United fans plan new club

Hereford United fans plan to form a new club after it was wound up at the High Court in London for failing to pay off its debts.

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