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Tuesday 31st March 2015
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BBC news for West Yorkshire

Man held over multiple stab murder

A 32-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a Bradford grandfather in 2012.

Sinfield to make rugby union switch

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is to join Championship rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the current rugby league season.

Nightclub arson 'put lives in danger'

A man accused of starting a blaze at a disused Leeds nightclub placed the lives of those in a neighbouring building in danger, a court hears.

Briton guilty plea in US terror trial

West Yorkshire terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

Dozens involved in car park brawl

Dozens of men are involved in a mass brawl in a car park at a shopping centre in West Yorkshire on Sunday night.

Acquittal was 'rebirth' - Sollecito

In his first remarks since his final acquittal of Leeds Uni student Meredith Kercher's murder, Raffaele Sollecito says he will be "marked for life" by the ordeal.

Pure is 'UK's biggest gym operator'

Leeds-based fitness company Pure Gym has become the biggest gym operator in the UK, the company has said.

Memorial for 'spiked drink' student

A memorial evening is being held for a student whose parents believe died after her drink was spiked in Germany.

Live BBC World News

Buhari ahead in tight Nigeria poll

Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari has a narrow lead over Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, with more than half the votes counted.

'Good chance' of Iran nuclear deal

Russia's foreign minister says prospects of a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear programme are "very good" on the final day of intense talks.

Turkey hit by massive power cut

A huge power cut hits several cities in Turkey, including Istanbul's public transport network.

Thai PM plans martial law replacement

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has asked for permission to end martial law, replacing it with new curbs.

Turkish prosecutor taken hostage

Armed men take hostage a Turkish prosecutor heading an inquiry into the death of a boy during anti-government protests in 2013.

Singapore charges Lee criticism teen

A 16-year-old Singaporean is charged and given S$20,000 bail over a YouTube video criticising late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.

Myanmar drafts ceasefire with rebels

Myanmar's President Thein Sein witnesses the signing of a draft ceasefire deal between the government and 16 rebel groups, which the UN says is "historic".

Peru prime minister deposed in spy row

Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara is sacked by Congress over allegations that the country's spy agency gathered information on thousands of Peruvians.

BBC Sports News

Sinfield to make rugby union switch

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is to join Championship rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the current rugby league season.

Will wiser Watson win Masters again?

"I know what I need to do" - Bubba Watson is more relaxed as he defends a Masters title for the second time, writes Iain Carter.

FA bemoan GB Olympic team omission

The Football Association say they are "disappointed" Great Britain football teams will not compete at Rio 2016.

Rangers posts losses in 2014 accounts

Rangers interim chairman Paul Murray describes the six-monthly accounts to December 2014 as "disappointing".

Khan v Brook 'within 12 months'

Amir Khan accepts Kell Brook's challenge and says he wants to fight his British welterweight rival at Wembley within a year.

Australia announce Ashes squad

Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed are included in Australia's 17-man squad to play England in this summer's Ashes Test series.

Man held over multiple stab murder

A 32-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a Bradford grandfather in 2012.

Sinfield to make rugby union switch

Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield is to join Championship rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the current rugby league season.

Nightclub arson 'put lives in danger'

A man accused of starting a blaze at a disused Leeds nightclub placed the lives of those in a neighbouring building in danger, a court hears.

Briton guilty plea in US terror trial

West Yorkshire terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

Dozens involved in car park brawl

Dozens of men are involved in a mass brawl in a car park at a shopping centre in West Yorkshire on Sunday night.

Acquittal was 'rebirth' - Sollecito

In his first remarks since his final acquittal of Leeds Uni student Meredith Kercher's murder, Raffaele Sollecito says he will be "marked for life" by the ordeal.

Pure is 'UK's biggest gym operator'

Leeds-based fitness company Pure Gym has become the biggest gym operator in the UK, the company has said.

Memorial for 'spiked drink' student

A memorial evening is being held for a student whose parents believe died after her drink was spiked in Germany.

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


1. Bill Gates has been named the richest man in the world for the 16th time. In the annual ranking of global billionaires, the Microsoft founder beat Mexican businessman Carlos Slim to the top spot. Gates’ net worth rose by just over $3bn (£1.94bn) in the year to 13 February, to $79bn. There are now a record 1,826 billionaires in the world - an increase of 181 in the past 12 months. Forbes Magazine

2. British Airways has retained its title as the UK’s leading consumer ‘superbrand’. In an eye-catching installment of the annual ranking, several household names including Cadbury, Heinz and Marks & Spencer dropped out of the list of favourite brands. Meanwhile, the likes of John Lewis, Lego and Häagen-Dazs featured in the upper reaches of the grouping. The Guardian

3. The number of zero-hours contracts has increased from 1.4 million to 1.8 million, new figures have revealed. The new total for last August is 400,000 more than a previously published estimate in January 2014. The number of people saying they were employed on zero-hours contracts in their main job was 697,000 in the quarter to December, up from 586,000 in the same period in 2013. The figures mean some people are on more than one contract with no guarantee of a minimum number of hours. Office for National Statistics
4. Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day could help prevent heart disease, new research has found. A team of experts studied a group of more than 25,000 Korean men and women with an average age of 41. They had no previous signs of heart disease. Their coffee consumption was listed as none, less than one cup a day, one to three cups a day, three to five cups a day and five or more every day. The researchers discovered those who drank between three and five cups were less likely to show signs of heart disease. Daily Express

5. Drivers are to get ten minutes’ grace before being given a ticket if they stay too long on council parking spots. The changes in the law in England are expected to come in within weeks and will apply to all on-street and off-street council parking spots. Other measures in the Deregulation Bill include a right for residents and local firms to demand their council reviews parking in their area. CCTV camera cars that automatically issue parking fines are to be made illegal - apart from in areas near schools and in bus lanes. New York Times

6. More than half a million people are believed to have come to England from abroad over the past three years, according to Oxford University research. And two-thirds of the 565,000 migrants believed to have arrived between 2011 and 2014 are EU citizens, the study by the university’s Migration Observatory said. The estimated numbers were put together to provide an up-to-date idea of the migrant populations across England. They come in advance of official estimates from the Office for National Statistics, due in June. Daily Mail

7. Large firms will be forced to reveal details of the gap between how much they pay male and female employees after the government agreed to implement the measure. The Liberal Democrats had been pushing for the policy in the face of Tory opposition, and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson said it was “fantastic news” that her party had won the “argument in government”. The measure will be added to legislation currently going through Parliament and will come into force within the next 12 months. Financial Times

8. Apple, Sony and HTC are among the most female-friendly employers in the technology industry, a report on gender equality has found. The study, published on the eve of International Women’s Day, saw Apple come out on top, with 28% of female staff holding senior positions. Among them are former Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts and Sue Wagner, founding partner and director of asset manager BlackRock. Daily Mail

9. As The U.S. puts its clocks forward - two weeks ahead of the UK - potentially dangerous consequences have been revealed by scientists. Sleep scientists say effects of the time shift can include a pernicious phenomenon known as “microsleeps,” or momentary losses of concentration at critical times. Susceptibility to “microsleeps” increases after the clocks change, resulting in a spike in car crashes, including fatal ones where alcohol is involved, as well an increase in workplace injuries. The Guardian

10. The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, with an apple about to hit his head. It was ditched as its high level of detail didn't really show up when shrunk down on products. Metro

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: 'Porn made my boyfriend abuse me'

A young woman talks about how her boyfriend's pornography habit led to him abusing her when she was 13.

VIDEO: Disability village 'under threat'

The village of Botton in North Yorkshire has been home to people with learning disabilities for 60 years, but there are claims that the community could be under threat.

VIDEO: Nursing code of conduct launched

A new code of conduct has been launched by the body that oversees 670,000 nurses and midwives in the UK.

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VIDEO: Scotland's crucial 2015 election role

Opinion surveys are suggesting unprecedented gains for the Scottish National Party in the upcoming general election.

VIDEO: Election 2015 reality check: Tax

The general election campaign has officially kicked off with a claim from the Conservatives that every working family in Britain would pay an extra £3,028 in taxes under a Labour government.

VIDEO: Key election figures brought to life

With just under six weeks to go until polling day the size of the electoral challenge for all the parties is clear.