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BBC news for Cheshire

Giants return to Liverpool streets

Giant marionettes are back on Liverpool's streets as part of a three-day event commemorating World War One.

'Spotter' vantage point seats 'sold'

Two elevated seats for ambulance staff to watch for problems in the stadium were removed on the day of the tragedy at Hillsborough, the inquests hear.

'Elvis' jailed over child sex images

An Elvis Presley impersonator is jailed for a year for downloading and distributing more than 900 indecent images of children.

Five held after boy, 16, shot in leg

A 16-year-old boy is shot in the leg and five people, including the victim, are arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Woman mauled to death by her dog

A 43-year-old woman was mauled to death by her Staffordshire bull terrier, Merseyside Police say.

Character actress Dora Bryan dies

Southport-born Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.

Man injured in 'targeted' shooting

A 24-year-old man is shot in the abdomen outside a house on Merseyside.

Live BBC World News

Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800.

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Ferry owner death cause 'unknown'

South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.

Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies are flown out.

Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'

Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.

Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack

Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 bus passengers from the minority Hazara community in the central Afghan province of Ghor, officials say.

Wildlife loss link to child slavery

New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

BBC Sports News

Welsh athlete Williams suspended

Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.

Azerbaijan to hold Formula 1 race

Azerbaijan will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2016, the former Soviet state has announced.

Jadeja fined over Anderson incident

India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson.

Drogba belongs at Blues - Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Didier Drogba "belongs" at the club as he considers re-signing the Galatasaray striker.

Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide

Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.

Giants return to Liverpool streets

Giant marionettes are back on Liverpool's streets as part of a three-day event commemorating World War One.

'Spotter' vantage point seats 'sold'

Two elevated seats for ambulance staff to watch for problems in the stadium were removed on the day of the tragedy at Hillsborough, the inquests hear.

'Elvis' jailed over child sex images

An Elvis Presley impersonator is jailed for a year for downloading and distributing more than 900 indecent images of children.

Five held after boy, 16, shot in leg

A 16-year-old boy is shot in the leg and five people, including the victim, are arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Woman mauled to death by her dog

A 43-year-old woman was mauled to death by her Staffordshire bull terrier, Merseyside Police say.

Character actress Dora Bryan dies

Southport-born Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.

Man injured in 'targeted' shooting

A 24-year-old man is shot in the abdomen outside a house on Merseyside.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. What Wonga would owe if it applied its own annual 5,853% interest rate to the £2.6m in compensation it now has to pay 45,000 customers. The payday lender had sent threatening letters from fake law firms, and charged a fee for sending them out. Financial Times

2. Before you go on a summer shopping spree, this may make you put the plastic back in your wallet. One in five people will take 17 years to pay off credit card debts, a study suggests. The figure is based on those paying off the minimum each month towards the average debt of £4,500 at 17.9 per cent. Metro

3. Voters will be asked if Britain needs a new Magna Carta, as the constitutional document reaches its 800th anniversary next year. The Commons wants to know if rules of democracy need to be written down, as many of them are based on common law and conventions at present. The consultation runs until January. Daily Express

4. One in four children spends less than half-an-hour outdoors each day, the National Trust says. More than half of youngsters aged seven to 12 spend less than an hour outside, it added. Nine in ten have never taken part in traditional outdoor activities such as playing conkers or building a raft, a poll of parents showed. Daily Mail

5. UK scientists have made a “major step forward” in the race to develop a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on more than 1,000 subjects has identified a set of proteins in the blood whose presence can predict the onset of the dementia condition with 87 per cent accuracy. Daily Telegraph

6. Retail prices are falling at the fastest rate since records began. Ferocious competition on the high street is forcing retailers to offer cut-price food, clothes, footwear and electrical items. The British Retail Council says typical prices in the shops were down by 1.8% in June year-on-year. Food prices mildly bucked the trend with a marginal inflation of 0.6%, but the cost of non-edible items dropped by 3.4%. The Times

7. Think fondly of your boss – he or she might work a day more than you each week. According to a study from the Institute of Leadership and Management, almost half of UK managers work an extra day of unpaid overtime per week. The pressures of work and remote access to email through smartphones and tablets leave over 90% of managers working outside contracted and paid hours, the study found. The Times

8. All passengers flying into and out of the UK have been told that mobile devices in their hand luggage must have enough charge to be switched on. The new guidelines come after the US announced extra security checks last week. The rules cover phones, tablets and other gadgets including razors and cameras. Uncharged devices will not be allowed on board planes. Metro

9. In 2045 the world population will reach 10.4bn with more than 70% of people living in crowded urban areas, predicts a new study. In Global Strategic Trends – Out to 2045, a Ministry of Defence think tank also forecasts that 3.6bn people will suffer water shortages and terrorists will have access to cheap, unmanned drones and space satellites. The Observer

10. Richard Linklater's new drama Boyhood, opens in UK cinemas last week. Filmed over 12 years, it tells the story of a boy's life from age six to 18, as he becomes man and faces life's challenges. With Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. "An astonishing achievement," says The Guardian.

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea

SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.

VIDEO: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claims

Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.

VIDEO: 'Flying' car destroys upstairs wall

A car has smashed into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire, after careering off the road.

VIDEO: One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.

VIDEO: Note found in World War One kilt

A hidden poem written by a Glasgow woman has been found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.

VIDEO: Black Cultural Archives 'magnificent'

The Black Cultural Archives has opened its new permanent home in the heart of Brixton after a £7m redevelopment.

VIDEO: Secrets of royal childhoods revealed

A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.