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BBC News: Japan PM condemns Goto hostage video
Wednesday 28th January 2015
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BBC news for Essex

Tourist toilet funding 'unfair'

Public toilets used by tourists "80 or 90% of the time" should not be paid for by local people, a council says.

Two men arrested over bushes rape

Two men are arrested on suspicion of raping a woman who was dragged into bushes near a Tesco store in Essex, police say.

Ambulance A&E waiting 'intolerable'

Ambulance queues at hospital accident and emergency departments are reaching "intolerable" levels, a chief executive reveals.

Staff disciplined after patient death

Three nurses are disciplined following the death of a patient at a mental health centre, an inquest hears.

One dead and two injured in crash

A man is arrested in connection with a car crash in Rayleigh that left one man dead and two teenage girls injured.

£700k cost of mile-long waste cleanup

A council says it has "started work" on bringing 11 or more prosecutions over a "mile-long" fly-tipping site in Essex.

VIDEO: Up close: Britain's longest train

Train costing £42m cleaning up rail line ballast

Donations for amputee 'astonishing'

Woman was forced to have lower legs amputated

Live BBC World News

Japan PM condemns Goto hostage video

PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.

Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack

Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.

Apple profit 'biggest in history'

Apple's first quarter profit of $18bn is the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company, according to Standard and Poor's.

Bank chief warns of pandemic threat

The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.

US admits snow forecast errors

The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.

Mexico insists 43 students are dead

Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

Spain charges priests with sex abuse

A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.

Tsipras names new Greek cabinet

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.

BBC Sports News

Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (agg 2-1)

Chelsea are into the League Cup final after a 1-0 extra-time victory over Liverpool in a pulsating semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge.

Allenby maintains 'kidnap' claim

Golfer Robert Allenby says police are continuing to investigate his claim that he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten in Hawaii.

Oldham turned against me - Montano

Former Oldham player Cristian Montano accuses the club of double standards in its attempts to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Keys through to face Serena in semi

American Madison Keys reaches her first Grand Slam semi-final with victory over compatriot Venus Williams in Melbourne.

Wednesday's gossip column

Real Madrid still keen on Sterling, Chelsea want Ramos and Cuadrado, Fletcher's Man Utd exit stalls, plus more.

Tourist toilet funding 'unfair'

Public toilets used by tourists "80 or 90% of the time" should not be paid for by local people, a council says.

Two men arrested over bushes rape

Two men are arrested on suspicion of raping a woman who was dragged into bushes near a Tesco store in Essex, police say.

Ambulance A&E waiting 'intolerable'

Ambulance queues at hospital accident and emergency departments are reaching "intolerable" levels, a chief executive reveals.

Staff disciplined after patient death

Three nurses are disciplined following the death of a patient at a mental health centre, an inquest hears.

One dead and two injured in crash

A man is arrested in connection with a car crash in Rayleigh that left one man dead and two teenage girls injured.

£700k cost of mile-long waste cleanup

A council says it has "started work" on bringing 11 or more prosecutions over a "mile-long" fly-tipping site in Essex.

VIDEO: Up close: Britain's longest train

Train costing £42m cleaning up rail line ballast

Donations for amputee 'astonishing'

Woman was forced to have lower legs amputated

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW LAST WEEK

1. Britons are working an extra 19 days every year because we don’t take our full lunch break. The average ‘hour’ allowed for mealtime now lasts just 26 minutes and 28 seconds, a new study has found. Over the course of a year, we are working 133 hours extra for free. The Times

2. Wealth accumulated by the world’s richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam revealed, ahead of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. The richest’s share of global wealth increased from 44% in 2009 to 48 in 2014, the charity said in a report, adding that it will be more than 50 by next year. The Independent

3. Almost 40 employers owing staff £177,000 have been ‘named and shamed’ for failing to pay the national minimum wage. They include a childcare centre in Wolverhampton, a tanning boutique in Glasgow and a building firm in Edinburgh. The 37 offenders face fines totaling more than £51,000. Daily Mail

4. Britain's two largest airports recorded their busiest ever year in 2014. Heathrow passenger numbers last year rose 1.4 per cent to a record 73.4 million, while a total of 38.12 million were handled at Gatwick - a 7.6 per cent increase on 2013 and also an all-time high. Financial Times

5. Shoppers who use the post rather than the internet to settle bills are paying an extra £440 a year for goods and services, a study suggests. The 8million people in Britain – including 5million pensioners – who have no online access are missing out on discounts offered by banks, energy and telecom companies. Metro

6. Milk is now cheaper than bottled water thanks to a fierce supermarket price war, a study suggests. When bought in a four-pint container, the price per litre of milk has dropped to 43p compared with 44p for packs of bottled still water. BBC

7. Seven in ten university students now gain at least a 2:1 – with soaring fees thought to have fuelled a sharp increase in the number getting firsts. Almost 80,000 students – one in five – achieved the highest classification last year, up by 10,000 on 2013. The proportion achieving at least a 2:1 has soared by 163 per cent in a decade. The Times

8. Every year 1,000 people die in the UK waiting for an organ transplant. However, only 4% of people regularly give blood, and only 31% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register Source: NHS Choices

9. Britain’s last Victorian has died. Ethel Lang, who lived to see six British monarchs and 22 prime ministers, passed away at the age of 114. She danced into her late nineties, enjoyed watching snooker and “always liked a cup of tea”. Her daughter said: “Her secret to living so long was living so well,” she said. “She never smoked and rarely had a drink. She was always out and about.” The Observer

10. Last year was officially the hottest on record, say US government scientists. After smashing temperature records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and baking regions in China, South America, and Russia – 2014 has been officially named the hottest on record, with global temperatures 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th-century average. Wall Street Journal

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Up close: Britain's longest train

A look at Britain's longest train, a ballast cleaner train, which is helping replace old ballast on rail tracks between Norwich and London.

VIDEO: Residents recall earthquake moments

Regulars at the South Wonston Social Club in Hampshire describe the moment when an earthquake struck.

VIDEO: 3D printed heart saves girl's life

A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.

VIDEO: £800m hospital's finishing touches

The new £800m South Glasgow Hospitals Campus is to be handed over to Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.

VIDEO: Victims of crime 'feel ignored'

Police, prosecutors and the courts in England and Wales are still failing to show enough compassion to victims of crime, according to an independent report.

AUDIO: Holocaust 'cannot happen again'

Henry Wuga, who escaped the Nazis only to be locked up with German prisoners in Glasgow, says the Holocaust Memorial Day concentrates the mind.

VIDEO: Sleeping shelter removed by council

An emergency sleeping shelter that appeared on a street in Belfast city centre is removed by Belfast City Council

VIDEO: UK growth not across the board

The latest GDP figures for the UK suggest there was growth of 2.6% last year, but the rate of growth slowed in the last quarter of 2014.