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BBC News: Jail threat for sex abuse 'neglect'
Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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BBC news for West Yorkshire

Labour unveils Bradford candidate

The Labour Party selects Naz Shah to contest the Bradford West parliamentary seat following the resignation of Amina Ali.

Three quarters of jails overcrowded

Leeds Prison is the most overcrowded in England and Wales, a report by the Howard League for Penal Reform says.

Murder arrest over window fall

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 40-year-old man fell from an upstairs window in Bradford.

Road death pets 'must be identified'

A Halifax woman's campaign calling on the Highways Agency to identify pets killed on major roads and inform their owners will be debated in Parliament later.

Man arrested over city club attack

A man is arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after another man is seriously injured in an assault outside a Leeds nightclub.

East Coast rail back in private hands

Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.

Rugby club to unveil recycled stands

Featherstone Rovers is to unveil its new spectator area after volunteers built stands recycled from a derelict football ground 75 miles away.

City centre beggar ban must stop

A judge rules that Leeds City Council must stop using injunctions to ban beggars from the city centre and railway station.

Live BBC World News

Nemtsov funeral to be held in Moscow

The funeral is to be held in Moscow of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in the Russian capital on Friday.

Obama seeks long Iran nuclear freeze

The US president says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, ahead of a controversial Washington speech by Israel's prime minister.

Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.

'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce

Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.

'Cloudy' drug halts US execution

The execution of the first woman in Georgia in 70 years is postponed because the drug that was to be used appeared "cloudy", US officials say.

US told to cut 80 Caracas diplomats

Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.

Homeless man 'reached for LAPD gun'

The Los Angeles police chief says a homeless man shot dead by police had reached for an officer's weapon before being killed.

Australia to bolster force in Iraq

Australia is to more than double its contingent of troops training local forces in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.

BBC Sports News

FA wants Team GB sides at Rio 2016

The Football Association is planning to enter men's and women's Great Britain teams at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Should England expect to win Slams?

After hopes of a Six Nations clean sweep slip by for another year, Tom Fordyce asks whether English rugby fans should expect more.

Harrington ends long wait for title

Padraig Harrington thinks he has rediscovered his "mental edge" after ending wait for a title in either the US or Europe.

Terry hopeful over new Chelsea deal

Chelsea captain John Terry says he is keen to have "a few years" more at the club, but would not leave to play elsewhere.

Tuesday's gossip column

Chelsea could sign 44-year-old, Manchester City consider Guardiola, Di Maria "too ugly" for Real Madrid, plus more

Vanessa-Mae bids to overturn ban

Violinist Vanessa-Mae will try to reverse her four-year skiing ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday.

Labour unveils Bradford candidate

The Labour Party selects Naz Shah to contest the Bradford West parliamentary seat following the resignation of Amina Ali.

Three quarters of jails overcrowded

Leeds Prison is the most overcrowded in England and Wales, a report by the Howard League for Penal Reform says.

Murder arrest over window fall

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 40-year-old man fell from an upstairs window in Bradford.

Road death pets 'must be identified'

A Halifax woman's campaign calling on the Highways Agency to identify pets killed on major roads and inform their owners will be debated in Parliament later.

Man arrested over city club attack

A man is arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after another man is seriously injured in an assault outside a Leeds nightclub.

East Coast rail back in private hands

Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.

Rugby club to unveil recycled stands

Featherstone Rovers is to unveil its new spectator area after volunteers built stands recycled from a derelict football ground 75 miles away.

City centre beggar ban must stop

A judge rules that Leeds City Council must stop using injunctions to ban beggars from the city centre and railway station.

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


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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