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BBC News: Politicians ponder Scotland's future
Saturday 20th September 2014
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BBC news for Lincolnshire

Man denies murdering Chinese student

A man pleads not guilty to the murder of Chinese student Mingzi Yang whose body was found in a Lincoln house in June.

Holiday park remains partially shut

Parts of a holiday park affected by a large fire will remain closed until the new year, it is confirmed.

School named after 'Dambuster' Wallis

A Lincolnshire school is renamed after bouncing bomb inventor Barnes Wallis to mark its conversion to an academy.

Lancasters reunite at Dambusters dam

The last two airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world are to fly over Derwent Dam, echoing the famous Dambusters raid practised there.

Minister backs Boston stadium plans

A £100m project to build a new stadium and homes is a step closer after a government minister decides the application needs no further action.

New voices shine light on Irish war

Former Lincoln Prison inmate talks of escape

Six regions hit new house price peak

East Midlands house prices rise by 7.6%

Live BBC World News

Turkish hostages in Iraq released

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are back in Turkey, says Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Ukraine deal with eastern rebels

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.

New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll

Voters in New Zealand go to the polls after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history.

Guilty plea in US embassy bombings

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.

Russian jets intercepted off Alaska

Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.

Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.

Intruder sparks White House alert

Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.

BBC Sports News

Yaya Toure targets Champions League

Manchester City's Yaya Toure tells BBC's Football Focus he wants to win the Champions League for the club's fans.

Red Bull 'can upset Mercedes fight'

Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull could upset the Mercedes title battle in this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

Lennon keen on Cardiff & Fulham jobs

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon tells BBC Radio 5 live that the vacant posts at Cardiff City and Fulham interest him.

St Helens 41-0 Castleford Tigers

James Roby scores two first-half tries as St Helens beat Castleford to reach the Super League play-off semi-finals.

Man denies murdering Chinese student

A man pleads not guilty to the murder of Chinese student Mingzi Yang whose body was found in a Lincoln house in June.

Holiday park remains partially shut

Parts of a holiday park affected by a large fire will remain closed until the new year, it is confirmed.

School named after 'Dambuster' Wallis

A Lincolnshire school is renamed after bouncing bomb inventor Barnes Wallis to mark its conversion to an academy.

Lancasters reunite at Dambusters dam

The last two airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world are to fly over Derwent Dam, echoing the famous Dambusters raid practised there.

Minister backs Boston stadium plans

A £100m project to build a new stadium and homes is a step closer after a government minister decides the application needs no further action.

New voices shine light on Irish war

Former Lincoln Prison inmate talks of escape

Six regions hit new house price peak

East Midlands house prices rise by 7.6%

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

VIDEO: UK mosques condemn hostage takers

Muslim leaders in the UK have condemned the actions of Islamist extremists holding British hostages.

VIDEO: William takes Kate's place in Malta

Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.

VIDEO: Police separate rival crowds in Glasgow

Protestors are demonstrating in Glasgow as supporters of the Yes and No campaigns gather in the city centre.

VIDEO: Nicola Sturgeon steps into spotlight

Politicians in England and Scotland are set to consider how the UK will be governed in the future after voters rejected Scottish independence.

VIDEO: Tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile

Tens of thousands of tourists remain stranded after Hurricane Odile swept through western Mexico, devastating resorts and destroying transport hubs.

VIDEO: Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to the Islamic State militant group to free British hostage Alan Henning.

VIDEO: Alice Gross: Police continue search

Police are continuing to search the home of Arnis Zalkalns, who is wanted in connection with the disappearance of teenager Alice Gross in west London.