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BBC News: Britons jailed over Syria terror camp
Wednesday 26th 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

Arrest after pensioner lorry death

A man is arrested after an elderly woman is hit by a lorry and dies on a shopping street in Leeds.

Metallica headline Reading & Leeds

The American heavy metal band are announced as the first headliner for the festival over the bank holiday weekend.

Bargain hunters sold hollow TVs

Christmas shoppers hoping for a bargain may have been duped into buying hollow TV sets, police believe.

Mum tells of 'bullied' girl's tears

A mother describes in court the "heartbreaking" moment her seven-year-old daughter said a teaching assistant taped her to a chair.

Warehouse blast investigation begins

An investigation begins into what caused an explosion at a warehouse in Bradford which trapped two people.

Police arrest suspected film pirates

One man from Dewsbury who is suspected of releasing a pirated copy of Hollywood blockbuster The Expendables 3 is arrested.

Widnes fined for crowd trouble

Widnes are fined £20,000 by the Rugby Football League for crowd disturbances after August's Challenge Cup loss to Castleford.

Mercer's Carnegie position unclear

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

Live BBC World News

Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling

The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the decision not to charge Darren Wilson.

Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.

Sex assault charge for radio host

Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.

Nato fears Russian Black Sea control

Nato's top commander warns that Russia's increased military presence in the annexed region of Crimea could be used to control the Black Sea.

Jihadi 'hostage murderer' killed

The Algerian army has killed one of the militants responsible for the beheading of a French hiker in September, the justice minister says.

Raqqa air strikes death toll rises

Almost 100 people are now believed to have died in a series of government air strikes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe VP leadership bid blocked

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF blocks Vice-President Joyce Mujuru from retaining a party post, damaging her chances of one day succeeding President Mugabe.

Cameroon frees 16 held by CAR rebels

Cameroon's military has freed 16 hostages, including a Polish priest, captured by rebels from the Central African Republic (CAR), the president says.

BBC Sports News

VIDEO: Eubank's surreal poetry recital

Chris Eubank performs an impromptu recital of Rudyard Kipling's poem 'If' during an interview about his son, Chris Eubank Jr.

Dortmund train in a London park

Borussia Dortmund are photographed training in London's Regent's Park before the Champions League game against Arsenal.

Rodgers has three weeks - Grobbelaar

Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar criticises Simon Mignolet and says Brendan Rodgers has "three weeks" to save his job.

Cricketer Hughes 'remains critical'

Australia batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition after being struck on the head by a ball in a match.

White faces Ding in UK second round

Jimmy White wastes no time in closing out an impressive 6-2 win over Dave Harold in the first round of the UK Championship.

Arrest after pensioner lorry death

A man is arrested after an elderly woman is hit by a lorry and dies on a shopping street in Leeds.

Metallica headline Reading & Leeds

The American heavy metal band are announced as the first headliner for the festival over the bank holiday weekend.

Bargain hunters sold hollow TVs

Christmas shoppers hoping for a bargain may have been duped into buying hollow TV sets, police believe.

Mum tells of 'bullied' girl's tears

A mother describes in court the "heartbreaking" moment her seven-year-old daughter said a teaching assistant taped her to a chair.

Warehouse blast investigation begins

An investigation begins into what caused an explosion at a warehouse in Bradford which trapped two people.

Police arrest suspected film pirates

One man from Dewsbury who is suspected of releasing a pirated copy of Hollywood blockbuster The Expendables 3 is arrested.

Widnes fined for crowd trouble

Widnes are fined £20,000 by the Rugby Football League for crowd disturbances after August's Challenge Cup loss to Castleford.

Mercer's Carnegie position unclear

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

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: Lee Rigby family on Facebook 'failure'

Two members of murdered fusilier Lee Rigby's family say a government report into his killing has given them someone to blame.

VIDEO: Movember moustache praise from PM

David Cameron remarks on the look of Tory MPs Jake Berry and Jason McCartney, sporting Movember moustaches.

VIDEO: Unsafe Christmas toys seized at Dover

Thousands of dangerous and counterfeit goods have been prevented from entering the UK after they were seized by Kent County Council Trading Standards from a huge consignment entering Dover Docks.

VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'

Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.

VIDEO: Sharp rise in 'revenge evictions'

There has been a sharp rise in the number of people asking for help from Citizens Advice because they feel they have been unfairly evicted from rented accommodation.

VIDEO: MP woke from coma and asked to pay bill

An MP described awaking from a coma in a US hospital to a phone call asking how he was going to settle his bill.

VIDEO: Vlogger Chyaz on new ad rules

Video bloggers or 'vloggers', as they're called, are being issued with new guidance by the Advertising Standards Authority, which says they have to make it clear if they are promoting products for money.

AUDIO: Horned dinosaur species identified

A new species of horned dinosaur has been identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.