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BBC News: Penalties 'do not stop' drug use
Thursday 30th October 2014
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BBC news for Cheshire

Thieves leave apology at flooded pub

Thieves leave an apology at a Merseyside pub after flooding it by damaging a boiler while stealing a safe.

MP wants action over Twitter abuse

Labour MP John Mann demands action over the "vitriolic and violent" anti-Semitic abuse directed at colleague Luciana Berger on Twitter.

Everton 'seek Lille police answers'

Everton are "seeking answers" to what they claim was the "disproportionate police response" to trouble in Lille before their recent Europa League tie.

Pig's head found near mosque appeal

Cheshire Police are investigating how a pig's head came to be placed outside a planned mosque in Ellesmere Port.

Police will not charge Balotelli

Police will take no further action against Liverpool's Mario Balotelli over a row involving photos being taken of his car.

VIDEO: 'Losing funding was gut-wrenching'

Birkenhead's GB handball player on Rio funding

Non-league duo make FA Cup history

Yellows reach the first round for the first time

Live BBC World News

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.

Abbas warning over holy site closure

The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.

Drones buzz French nuclear plants

An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.

Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'

An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.

Two dead in Kansas airport crash

At least two people are dead and four are injured as a small plane crashes into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials say.

Polanski freed after US arrest bid

US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.

BBC Sports News

Murray seals World Tour Finals place

Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.

The Rumble in the Jungle revisited

On the 40th anniversary of Muhammad Ali v George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire, BBC Sport speaks to those who were there.

Thieves leave apology at flooded pub

Thieves leave an apology at a Merseyside pub after flooding it by damaging a boiler while stealing a safe.

MP wants action over Twitter abuse

Labour MP John Mann demands action over the "vitriolic and violent" anti-Semitic abuse directed at colleague Luciana Berger on Twitter.

Everton 'seek Lille police answers'

Everton are "seeking answers" to what they claim was the "disproportionate police response" to trouble in Lille before their recent Europa League tie.

Pig's head found near mosque appeal

Cheshire Police are investigating how a pig's head came to be placed outside a planned mosque in Ellesmere Port.

Police will not charge Balotelli

Police will take no further action against Liverpool's Mario Balotelli over a row involving photos being taken of his car.

VIDEO: 'Losing funding was gut-wrenching'

Birkenhead's GB handball player on Rio funding

Non-league duo make FA Cup history

Yellows reach the first round for the first time

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. Overtime payments at the Passport Office topped £2.5million in a month during a chaotic summer in which holidaymakers’ plans were put in jeopardy, figures show. The then-government agency paid out £6.75million to staff for working extra hours during July, August and September as they tried to clear a backlog of thousands of applications. Daily Mail

2. The number of people earning less than £7.69 an hour increased by 250,000 last year to reach 5.2 million. The increase partly reflected growth in employment, but there was also a reverse in the previous year’s slight fall in low-paid work. Workers in Britain are more likely to be low paid than those in comparable economies such as Germany and Australia. Resolution Foundation.

3. Schools are being urged to hold lessons in body confidence as a new survey reveals that one in four Britons is depressed by their appearance. A new project called Be Real aims to tackle the issue which campaigners say is trapping millions of people in the UK in an unhealthy cycle of depression, short-term dieting, cosmetic intervention and eating disorders. Daily Express

4. One of Apple’s first pre-assembled computers - the Apple-1 - has been sold for a record $905,000 (£565,000) at an auction in New York. The motherboard is one of around 50 Apple-1 computers that were first manufactured by Steve Wozniak in the garage of his Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976. Few of the devices have survived, and the latest sale has fetched the highest price yet thanks to its mint condition.

5. Fewer teenagers scored at least five C grades in their GCSEs, including English and maths, this year amid major changes to the exams and school league tables, official figures show. In total, just over half (52.6%) of pupils in England reached the five A*-C including the basics benchmark, according to statistics published by the Department for Education (DfE). Daily Mail

6. Foreign criminals are costing taxpayers £850m a year with thousands living in the community instead of being deported. Of the 4,200 foreign national offenders living in the community, one in six - 760 - have absconded, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report. Those missing included 58 “high harm” individuals who have been missing since 2010, the report said. The Times

7. The Star Wars character of Chewbacca was inspired by director George Lucas’ big, hairy Alaskan malamute dog Indiana - who would always sit in the passenger seat of his car like a co-pilot. The dog was also the inspiration behind the name of one of Lucas’ other creations, Indiana Jones. BBC

8. A recent study of 188 countries found that more than half the planet’s 671 million obese people live in just ten countries – with one in ten of them living in the United States, where a third of adults are obese. The UK did not make the top ten. The Independent

9. With a population of just 40,000, Salisbury is one of Britain’s smaller cities. Yet it has beaten London – as well as Paris and New York – to be named one of the top ten in the world. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 ranked Salisbury seventh in its list. The Observer

10. Queen Elizabeth sent her first tweet during a visit to the Science Museum in London. The 88-year-odl monarch formally opened the museum’s new Information Age Galleries by touching a tablet scree to send her first message around the world. The tweeted through the @britishmonarchy account, which has 733,000 followers. Daily Telegraph

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