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BBC News: 'Time is right' for new terror powers
Monday 24th November 2014
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Welcome to the Netherton Portal - with in-depth local information, news, sport, everything on around WF4 and West Yorkshire!

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BBC news for West Yorkshire

Warehouse blast victims rescued

An explosion at a warehouse in Bradford initially leaves two people trapped when part of the building collapses.

Teacher 'taped pupil to chair'

A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.

Prison 'gun revenge' plotters jailed

Two men, including one from Leeds, are jailed for plotting a "revenge" attack involving a firearm.

Rethink over children's centres

Three of 14 children's centres threatened with closure in West Yorkshire will remain open after a council rethink.

Sex pests targeted in city clubs

Sex pests targeting students in clubs and bars in Leeds are being targeted in a bid to safeguard potential victims.

Mercer sacked as Carnegie coach

Yorkshire Carnegie sack coach Gary Mercer with the rugby club 10th in the Championship, BBC Radio Leeds reports.

Armed gang jailed for pub robberies

A gang of robbers behind a string of armed raids on pubs and restaurants across Leeds are jailed.

Revenge bomb hoax man found guilty

A man from Leeds is found guilty of making hoax bomb phone calls which led to the centre of a North Yorkshire town being sealed off by armed police.

Live BBC World News

Ferguson jury rules on Brown death

A grand jury reaches a decision over whether to charge a police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says his family.

US defence secretary to step down

Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.

Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.

Swiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'

Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.

Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn

The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says.

Mother of baby left in drain charged

Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.

Women not equal to men, says Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says women cannot be treated as equal to men, and accuses feminists of rejecting motherhood.

Spain priests held over child abuse

Police in Granada have arrested three priests and one layman on suspicion of child sex abuse, according to Spain's interior minister.

BBC Sports News

Sports Personality shortlist named

Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.

VIDEO: Better than Beckham? Great NFL catches

After Odell Beckham Jr's incredible catch for the New York Giants, BBC Sport looks at the best efforts from the 2013 season to see how they compare.

Historic fifth world title for Taylor

Ireland's Katie Taylor wins her fifth consecutive world title by beating Azerbaijan's Yana Allekseevana in the lightweight final.

Register to vote for Sports Personality

Details of how to register so you can vote online for BBC Sports Personality of the Year on 14 December.

Warehouse blast victims rescued

An explosion at a warehouse in Bradford initially leaves two people trapped when part of the building collapses.

Teacher 'taped pupil to chair'

A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.

Prison 'gun revenge' plotters jailed

Two men, including one from Leeds, are jailed for plotting a "revenge" attack involving a firearm.

Rethink over children's centres

Three of 14 children's centres threatened with closure in West Yorkshire will remain open after a council rethink.

Sex pests targeted in city clubs

Sex pests targeting students in clubs and bars in Leeds are being targeted in a bid to safeguard potential victims.

Mercer sacked as Carnegie coach

Yorkshire Carnegie sack coach Gary Mercer with the rugby club 10th in the Championship, BBC Radio Leeds reports.

Armed gang jailed for pub robberies

A gang of robbers behind a string of armed raids on pubs and restaurants across Leeds are jailed.

Revenge bomb hoax man found guilty

A man from Leeds is found guilty of making hoax bomb phone calls which led to the centre of a North Yorkshire town being sealed off by armed police.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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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

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Pro-independence paper goes on sale

A new newspaper, claiming to represent those who voted for independence from Britain in last September's referendum, has been launched in Scotland.

VIDEO: 'My daughter felt trapped in hospital'

A coroner has concluded the death of a 25-year-old woman in a hospital in East Yorkshire was "not a case of neglect".

VIDEO: Over 40s 'frozen out' of home loans

Home buyers over the age of 40 are increasingly being "frozen out" of mortgages , the industry has warned.

VIDEO: Boosting public awareness on terror

Police officers having been speaking to the public at Liverpool Street railway station to promote awareness of terrorism.

VIDEO: 'King of Fish' returns to UK rivers

Successful conservation projects have reversed the decline of salmon in many UK rivers, as John Maguire reports.

VIDEO: Lewis Hamilton's season in numbers

See Lewis Hamilton's season in stats as he becomes only the fourth British F1 driver to win multiple world championships.

VIDEO: Man's 20-year fake identity

The former head of the Somerset Racial Equality Council is convicted of fraud after stealing another man's identity, as Duncan Kennedy reports.

VIDEO: Dewani judge asked to throw out case

A judge is being asked to throw out the case against UK businessman Shrien Dewani, who denies conspiring to murder his wife in South Africa.