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BBC News: US troops in Poland for exercises
Thursday 24th April 2014
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BBC news for Cheshire

Victim would be 'proud of Gerrard'

Steven Gerrard's cousin, who was the youngest victim of the Hillsborough disaster, would have been "very proud" of the England captain, an inquest hears.

Port project's £100m investment

The developers of a new container terminal at the Port of Liverpool invest £100m in 17 Chinese cranes.

Children use robot to talk on wards

Patients on a children's ward use a robot to communicate with each other and with staff.

Arrest after man attacked by gang

A 20-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was attacked with a "sharp object" by a gang in Liverpool city centre.

Firm ends deal over Hillsborough row

A company withdraws its sponsorship of a newspaper column after it likened Hillsborough mourners to a "partisan menace".

Man held after pedestrian hit by car

A man is arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a pedestrian was left in a critical condition in Liverpool.

Legends play for Hillsborough 96

Liverpool legends play a charity match to celebrate the lives of the 96 fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Live BBC World News

US troops in Poland for exercises

A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.

Hamas and Fatah declare end to rift

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announce a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.

Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.

S Sudan president sacks army chief

South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.

Ecclestone trial to begin in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on bribery charges in the German city of Munich, and could face 10 years in jail if convicted.

Deadly car bomb strikes Nairobi

Four people, two of them police, are killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by a car bomb outside a police station.

Iran replaces prison service chief

The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.

BBC Sports News

Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

Karim Benzema's goal gives Real Madrid the advantage in their Champions League semi-final against holders Bayern Munich.

Man Utd believe Moyes timing right

Manchester United deny a claim of "unprofessionalism", saying they did not want to search for a new boss before David Moyes left.

Liverpool reveal Anfield expansion plan

Liverpool plan to redevelop parts of Anfield to increase the ground's capacity to around 59,000.

Moyes, Woodward and the doomed presentation

David Moyes 'livid' at Manchester United treatment after 10 months characterised by poor communication and difficult relationships

Seven or eight on Murray's coach list

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is considering "seven or eight" candidates in his search for a new coach.

Victim would be 'proud of Gerrard'

Steven Gerrard's cousin, who was the youngest victim of the Hillsborough disaster, would have been "very proud" of the England captain, an inquest hears.

Port project's £100m investment

The developers of a new container terminal at the Port of Liverpool invest £100m in 17 Chinese cranes.

Children use robot to talk on wards

Patients on a children's ward use a robot to communicate with each other and with staff.

Arrest after man attacked by gang

A 20-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was attacked with a "sharp object" by a gang in Liverpool city centre.

Firm ends deal over Hillsborough row

A company withdraws its sponsorship of a newspaper column after it likened Hillsborough mourners to a "partisan menace".

Man held after pedestrian hit by car

A man is arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a pedestrian was left in a critical condition in Liverpool.

Legends play for Hillsborough 96

Liverpool legends play a charity match to celebrate the lives of the 96 fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
http://askten.co.uk


1. BBC Two celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sunday, 20 April, having been home to many landmark programmes over the decades. Play School was the first programme to be aired on the channel and Match of the Day began life on BBC2 with Liverpool v Arsenal the first featured game on 22 August 1964. BBC

2. The Consumer Prices Index, Britain’s primary measure of inflation, fell to 1.6 per cent in March – the lowest rate recorded since October 2009. The falling price of petrol, clothes and shoes all contributed to the drop, which marked the third consecutive month in which inflation was below the Bank of England’s target rate of 2 per cent. Daily Telegraph

3. A study by the Food Standards Agency has found that many lamb takeaways and curries in fact contain another, cheaper meat - beef, turkey or chicken. Out of 145 samples, 43 were mis-described and 25 were beef. Which? Magazine, meanwhile, tested 30 takeaways in Birmingham and found 16 had no lamb. Daily Mail

4. A planet detected by scientists using the Kepler telescope is the most similar to Earth yet found orbiting a distant star. Nearly 1,000 ‘exoplanets’ are now known but the new discovery, named Kepler 186f, is the closest in size and temperature to our own. It has the potential to hold liquid water, an essential for life. The Times

5. Children lose seven minutes of sleep every hour of television they watch a day, claims a new study by Harvard University. Researchers, who examined more than 1,800 children, found a "small but consistent association" between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. The connection appeared to be stronger in boys than girls. The Observer

6. There are more than five times as many cases of the most serious types of skin cancer now than there were in the 1970s, figures show. Cancer Research UK blames the rise from 1,800 cases of malignant melanoma to 13,000 on the rising popularity of sun-seeking holidays abroad - and on sunbed use. Daily Mail

7. According to Rightmove, asking prices in Greater London have risen by more than 40% since 2007, compared with just 8.7% for the UK as a whole. While asking is not the same as getting, it’s clear that London is a very different market to Britain as a whole. Evening Standard

8. A major new exhibition of French modern master Henri Matisse opens at Tate Modern today. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs surveys 120 of Matisse's colourful late-career cut paper works including The Snail and Blue Nudes. "Joyous and fascinating," says The Guardian.

9. Pyjamas are falling out of fashion as Britons increasingly sleep nude. One in four adults do not won any form of nightwear – the highest proportion in Europe, according to a new survey. Daily Express

10. The Queen celebrates her 88th birthday today. Her official birthday each year is on a Saturday in June, which this year falls on 14th. BBC

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: One man's bid to make kindness cool

BBC News hears from a man carrying out a daily random act of kindness or 'RAK Nomination'.

VIDEO: Tribute to youngest Hillsborough victim

The mother of the Hillsborough disaster's youngest victim has said he would have been ''very proud'' of his cousin, England Captain Steven Gerrard.

VIDEO: Storms damage rare sea life

New video evidence has revealed the scale of damage caused by the winter storms to Lyme Bay on south coast of England.

VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award

Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.

VIDEO: Duchess of Cornwall's brother dies

The Duchess of Cornwall's brother, Mark Shand, 62, has died as a result of a serious head injury he sustained during a fall in New York on Tuesday night.

VIDEO: Cancer teen reaches £1m target

A teenage blogger with terminal cancer has raised £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

VIDEO: Scottish referendum: An English view

Only those living in Scotland can actually vote - but what do people living in England think of the referendum?