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BBC News: Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths
Thursday 29th January 2015
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BBC news for Cheshire

Disaster ambulance boss criticised

South Yorkshire's ex-chief ambulance officer aimed to "take credit" for a successful operation during the Hillsborough tragedy, the inquests are told.

Animal feed firm charged over death

A company is to be prosecuted over the death of a lorry driver who was buried under a stockpile of animal feed.

Tesco names 43 UK store closures

Tesco names the 43 stores it is closing across the country including two on Merseyside and two in Cheshire.

Costa charged after 'stamp' on Can

Chelsea's Diego Costa is charged with violent conduct after the Capital One Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

Man jailed for killing over £10 debt

A former professional boxer killed his friend with a punch to the face which sent him backwards into a shop's metal shutters, in a row over a £10 debt.

Arsenal draw Middlesbrough in FA Cup

Liverpool will play at Crystal Palace in the fifth round of the FA Cup if they win their replay with Bolton Wanderers.

First female bishop consecrated

Anglicans in the Diocese of Chester have a new assistant bishop - the first woman to be ordained to this ministry in the Church of England.

Clare's Law abuse disclosures made

A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence shows 11% of requests in Merseyside were released.

Live BBC World News

Inquest hears of Sydney siege deaths

The start of the inquest into the Sydney cafe siege hears that hostage Katrina Dawson was killed by fragments of a police bullet or bullets.

Argentina's Nisman 'feared guards'

Top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in unexplained circumstances, borrowed a gun because he feared for his security, a colleague says.

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

EU to debate fresh Russia sanctions

EU foreign ministers are due to meet in Brussels to discuss imposing further sanctions on Russia amid an upsurge in fighting in Ukraine.

Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand

Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.

Nuclear scientist jailed in US

A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.

US Supreme Court blocks executions

The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.

Israel-Hezbollah clashes kill three

Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper are killed as Hezbollah militants trade fire with Israeli forces along the Lebanese border.

BBC Sports News

Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (agg 2-3)

Christian Eriksen scores late as Tottenham survive a strong Sheffield United fightback to set up a League Cup final with Chelsea.

Guinea 1-1 Mali

Lots will decide whether Guinea or Mali reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after they draw in Mongomo.

Real Madrid to rename Bernabeu

Real Madrid are set to rename the Bernabeu as part of a sponsorship deal with a UAE-based petroleum investment company.

Sharapova into Australian Open final

World number two Maria Sharapova eases past fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova to reach her fourth Australian Open final.

England braced to lose four more

Brad Barritt, Geoff Parling, Tom Wood and Kyle Eastmond are all likely to miss England's Six Nations opener against Wales.

Disaster ambulance boss criticised

South Yorkshire's ex-chief ambulance officer aimed to "take credit" for a successful operation during the Hillsborough tragedy, the inquests are told.

Animal feed firm charged over death

A company is to be prosecuted over the death of a lorry driver who was buried under a stockpile of animal feed.

Tesco names 43 UK store closures

Tesco names the 43 stores it is closing across the country including two on Merseyside and two in Cheshire.

Costa charged after 'stamp' on Can

Chelsea's Diego Costa is charged with violent conduct after the Capital One Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

Man jailed for killing over £10 debt

A former professional boxer killed his friend with a punch to the face which sent him backwards into a shop's metal shutters, in a row over a £10 debt.

Arsenal draw Middlesbrough in FA Cup

Liverpool will play at Crystal Palace in the fifth round of the FA Cup if they win their replay with Bolton Wanderers.

First female bishop consecrated

Anglicans in the Diocese of Chester have a new assistant bishop - the first woman to be ordained to this ministry in the Church of England.

Clare's Law abuse disclosures made

A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence shows 11% of requests in Merseyside were released.

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: Warnings as snow hits parts of UK

BBC correspondents report from the areas of the UK which are worst hit by the snow.

VIDEO: Beavers allowed to stay in wild

Beavers living on the River Otter in Devon will be allowed to remain living in the wild, if free of disease.

VIDEO: Post-war blocks get listed status

Fourteen office blocks, including one nicknamed the hanging gardens of Basingstoke, have been given protected Grade II* listed status.

VIDEO: Doubt over serial killer conviction

The foreman of a jury which convicted a serial killer tells the BBC he now believes the Colin Norris is innocent.

VIDEO: Search for a care home: Video diary

Mary Pike records a video diary about finding her mother a new care home after a fee rise forced her to move.

VIDEO: Widower reunited with wife's voicemail

Stan Beaton hears a voicemail greeting from his wife, who died of cancer more than 10 years ago, which he thought had been deleted and lost forever.

VIDEO: Female jihadists 'drawn in online'

The BBC's Frank Gardner speaks to a woman who works with the UK government to tackle the growing problem of women from western Europe going to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

VIDEO: Glitter cries in court over images

Gary Glitter has broken down in tears while giving evidence at his trial for alleged historical sex offences, as Daniela Relph reports.