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BBC News: NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA
Monday 22nd December 2014
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BBC news for Essex

Youth charged over teen park murder

A 17-year-old is charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of Ashley Woolley in a Chelmsford park.

Carter gets all-clear from cancer

Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in May.

Facebook users crack card mystery

Facebook users solve the mystery of a lost memory card in under an hour after an appeal is posted by a police force.

VIDEO: How the east fares on council grants

The amount of money the government is giving to local authorities in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk is explained by BBC Look East's political reporter Andrew Sinclair.

'Air accidents' probe call for NHS

Hospital failings should be scrutinised by a body similar to the one which investigates air accidents, an MP has said.

Trust to replace chief executive

An ambulance trust is to start looking for a replacement for a £232,000-a-year chief executive in January - 12 months after he took up the role.

Cancer bungle 'down to incompetence'

Hospital failings caused faults with figures

Trip home 'saved Sydney cafe worker'

Cafe worker speaks of his "lucky escape"

Live BBC World News

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.

New York killer boasted to onlookers

The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.

Driver attacks French pedestrians

A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.

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.

China 'is against cyber attacks'

China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.

Abbott: House bill cut helped women

Australian PM Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that women benefitted from his scrapping of a carbon tax, as they were "particularly focused on the household budget".

Cairns murders: Court plea rejected

A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.

BBC Sports News

McCoist leaves Rangers manager post

Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is put on gardening leave, with Kenny McDowall taking charge.

Reds can make top four - Rodgers

Boss Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool can finish in the Premier League top four after their 2-2 draw against Arsenal.

'Flamini like a windscreen wiper'

MOTD2 pundit Phil Neville on how Liverpool dominated Mathieu Flamini in the Arsenal midfield in their 2-2 draw.

Monday's gossip column

Trio chase Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao, Man City after Kevin De Bruyne, Mats Hummels alerts Man Utd, plus more.

Johnson was going to subbed - Poyet

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he was going to replace Adam Johnson before the midfielder grabbed the winner at Newcastle.

Youth charged over teen park murder

A 17-year-old is charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of Ashley Woolley in a Chelmsford park.

Carter gets all-clear from cancer

Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in May.

Facebook users crack card mystery

Facebook users solve the mystery of a lost memory card in under an hour after an appeal is posted by a police force.

VIDEO: How the east fares on council grants

The amount of money the government is giving to local authorities in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk is explained by BBC Look East's political reporter Andrew Sinclair.

'Air accidents' probe call for NHS

Hospital failings should be scrutinised by a body similar to the one which investigates air accidents, an MP has said.

Trust to replace chief executive

An ambulance trust is to start looking for a replacement for a £232,000-a-year chief executive in January - 12 months after he took up the role.

Cancer bungle 'down to incompetence'

Hospital failings caused faults with figures

Trip home 'saved Sydney cafe worker'

Cafe worker speaks of his "lucky escape"

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

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AUDIO: Welby's frustration over gay marriage

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage.