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BBC News: North Korea threatens US over Sony
Monday 22nd December 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

Tour de Yorkshire reveals host sites

The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire are announced.

Concern over missing work party man

Police say they are "concerned" about a man who has been missing in Leeds since the night of his work Christmas party.

'God message' hammer killer jailed

A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, is jailed.

House in final charity light display

A couple who decorate their private house with about 30,000 Christmas lights for charity has switched on the festive display for a final time.

Police missed chances over Savile

Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough over claims of historical sex abuse of children in the resort were missed, North Yorkshire Police has said.

Service warning over funding cuts

A fourth year of reductions in the annual block grant from central government will lead to hundreds more job losses and fewer services, councils in Yorkshire warn.

Man jailed for sex attacks on girls

A man is jailed for seven years for sex offences against two girls in Bradford.

How German Christmas markets came to the UK

The lure of a German Christmas market in Leeds

Live BBC World News

North Korea threatens US over Sony

North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.

New York killer boasted to onlookers

The man who shot dead two New York police officers told members of the public to "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the attack, police say.

Spanish princess to face fraud trial

The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.

IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread

Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.

Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.

S Korea holds cyber drill after hack

South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.

Pakistan arrests over school attack

Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.

Tunisia candidate refuses to concede

Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.

BBC Sports News

Fans voice anger at Rangers' AGM

The Rangers board are greeted with chants of "out, out, out" before the club's AGM on Monday, just one day after Ally McCoist leaves.

The alternative 2014 sport awards

From villains to heroes, strange moments and anti-climaxes, soap operas and spats, Tom Fordyce hands out his gongs.

Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.

Tour de Yorkshire reveals host sites

The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire are announced.

Oyston in alleged supporter bust-up

The Football Association says it is aware of a row between Blackpool chairman Karl Oytson and a supporter of the club.

I'll be back stronger - Crolla

Boxer Anthony Crolla vows to come back "stronger than ever" after being hospitalised in a confrontation with burglars.

Tour de Yorkshire reveals host sites

The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire are announced.

Concern over missing work party man

Police say they are "concerned" about a man who has been missing in Leeds since the night of his work Christmas party.

'God message' hammer killer jailed

A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, is jailed.

House in final charity light display

A couple who decorate their private house with about 30,000 Christmas lights for charity has switched on the festive display for a final time.

Police missed chances over Savile

Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough over claims of historical sex abuse of children in the resort were missed, North Yorkshire Police has said.

Service warning over funding cuts

A fourth year of reductions in the annual block grant from central government will lead to hundreds more job losses and fewer services, councils in Yorkshire warn.

Man jailed for sex attacks on girls

A man is jailed for seven years for sex offences against two girls in Bradford.

How German Christmas markets came to the UK

The lure of a German Christmas market in Leeds

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

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: £2m raised after dogs' home fire

Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.

VIDEO: Floods spark retail park chaos

Firefighters have rescued 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

VIDEO: 'My brother died in dark street'

Matilda Wellbelove talks about the death of her brother, Archie, who was hit by a taxi on a road where the street lighting had been switched off to save money.

VIDEO: Panto 'most difficult of all' acting

York Theatre Royal's long-serving panto dame, Berwick Kaler, tells BBC Breakfast what it takes to excel in the role of Widow Twanky or Mother Goose.

AUDIO: 'I never thought I'd see laptop again'

Stolen laptop containing the last photographs of a terminally ill child before she died has been returned to her family.

VIDEO: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies at 82

Actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett, has died at the age of 82, her son confirms.

VIDEO: CBI predicts jobs growth in 2015

The CBI says half of businesses will take on more staff next year but a lack of skills could still hold back the economy.

VIDEO: Who won The Apprentice final?

Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.