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Wednesday 4th March 2015
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BBC news for Essex

Traveller camps ban 'unprecedented'

An "unprecedented" High Court injunction bans travellers from setting up illegal sites across the entirety of an Essex town.

Cancer man given 'post-death' op date

A cancer patient given four weeks to live by doctors is initially told he will have to wait five weeks for vital surgery by the Royal London Hospital.

Man wins payout over rape claim

An ex-city banker wins nearly £70,000 in damages from Essex Police after he was named on their "most wanted" list as an alleged rapist.

Meat cleaver attacker jailed for life

A man is jailed for the attempted murder of a woman he attacked with a meat cleaver in Essex last year.

Calvin and Kasabian to top V Festival

Sam Smith, George Ezra, Ella Eyre are among the first wave of acts confirmed on the V Festival line-up.

TV plea over 'appalling' acid attack

A renewed appeal to find those responsible for an "appalling" acid attack on a man is to be shown on BBC One's Crimewatch.

Man critical after nightclub brawl

A man is taken to hospital with a serious head injury following a fight involving "up to 20 men" near an Essex nightspot, police say.

'Mad chicken woman' sells round egg

"Perfectly spherical" egg auctioned for £480

Live BBC World News

Boston Marathon bomb trial begins

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago, opens in the city shortly after exhaustive jury selection.

India vows rapist interview inquiry

India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.

Thirty feared dead in Ukraine mine

Some 30 miners are feared dead in a suspected methane gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine.

Leader of Mexico's Zetas cartel held

Omar Trevino Morales, the leader of Mexico's Zetas drugs cartel and one of the country's most wanted men, has been captured, security officials say.

Putin urges end to political murders

Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

New wave of Paris drone alerts

Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.

Iraq in bid to encircle IS in Tikrit

Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen are seeking to surround Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, on the third day of an operation to retake the city.

Obama dismisses Netanyahu speech

US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.

BBC Sports News

Australia win with record Cup score

Australia post a World Cup record total as they beat Afghanistan by the biggest winning margin in the tournament's history.

Club lifts 128-year ban on females

A British Open Championship venue lifts its ban on female memberships for the first time in its 128-year history.

Pietersen England return 'untenable'

Kevin Pietersen's return to the England team would be "untenable", says former one-day captain Adam Hollioake.

Broad admits to injury 'nightmares'

England's Stuart Broad says he is yet to get over the mental scars of being hit in the face by a bouncer last year.

Yarnold targets career 'grand slam'

Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold targets maiden World Championship gold to complete a career skeleton grand slam.

'Blame fans' Hillsborough police told

Police officers were told to put the blame for Hillsborough on the "drunken, ticketless Liverpool supporters", the inquest into the disaster hears.

Traveller camps ban 'unprecedented'

An "unprecedented" High Court injunction bans travellers from setting up illegal sites across the entirety of an Essex town.

Cancer man given 'post-death' op date

A cancer patient given four weeks to live by doctors is initially told he will have to wait five weeks for vital surgery by the Royal London Hospital.

Man wins payout over rape claim

An ex-city banker wins nearly £70,000 in damages from Essex Police after he was named on their "most wanted" list as an alleged rapist.

Meat cleaver attacker jailed for life

A man is jailed for the attempted murder of a woman he attacked with a meat cleaver in Essex last year.

Calvin and Kasabian to top V Festival

Sam Smith, George Ezra, Ella Eyre are among the first wave of acts confirmed on the V Festival line-up.

TV plea over 'appalling' acid attack

A renewed appeal to find those responsible for an "appalling" acid attack on a man is to be shown on BBC One's Crimewatch.

Man critical after nightclub brawl

A man is taken to hospital with a serious head injury following a fight involving "up to 20 men" near an Essex nightspot, police say.

'Mad chicken woman' sells round egg

"Perfectly spherical" egg auctioned for £480

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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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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VIDEO: 'How I snapped weasel on bird photo'

The amateur photographer who took a picture of a weasel on the back of a woodpecker mid-flight says it is "almost a dream".

VIDEO: Prince's warning about ivory trade

The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.

VIDEO: Becky suspects quizzed by police

Police have until 1500 GMT to question two people suspected of murdering missing teenager Becky Watts.

VIDEO: Victim's family 'let down' by system

The family of a murder victim who overheard a judge saying victim statements made "no difference" to parole decisions say they have been "let down" after hearing their son's killers could be moved to open prisons.

VIDEO: 'I am against modern cult of fattism'

Journalist James Delingpole on who should pay for the health care of people who are overweight.

VIDEO: PM on Trident: No-one wants grubby deal

Speaking of Trident, David Cameron said his party would "make sure it was properly renewed" in the next Parliament.

VIDEO: Westminster repairs could cost £3bn

MPs and peers might have to leave the Palace of Westminster within 20 years, if repairs and modernisation work are not carried out.

VIDEO: Phoenix Nights star thanks medics

Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins said he is "eternally grateful" to the medical staff who treated him when he collapsed on stage.