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Wednesday 30th July 2014
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BBC news for Hampshire

Immigration show has 'positive' side

Immigration Street, a follow-up to Benefits Street, could show a "thriving" community in Derby Road, one participant says.

Plan for shared police and fire HQ

A firefighters' union expresses concern about services being "watered down" if facilities in Hampshire are shared with police.

Rarely seen birds breeding on island

A pair of bee-eater birds, native to southern Europe, are discovered breeding on the Isle of Wight.

Arsenal sign £16m teenager Chambers

Arsenal complete the signing of teenage Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee understood to be about £16m.

Teacher banned for ice punishment

A teacher who punished pupils by making them put ice cubes in their underwear is banned from teaching.

Staff member treated after robbery

A member of staff is taken to hospital following a robbery at a convenience store in the New Forest.

In pictures: New Forest Show opens

A "hands on" theme at the county show

Live BBC World News

Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle

A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, at the end of a destructive day.

US and EU expand sanctions on Russia

President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".

Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.

West Africa flight ban over Ebola

A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.

China spies 'hacked Canada agency'

A prominent Canadian government research organisation has been attacked by Chinese hackers, the government says.

Jewish Museum suspect extradited

Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspected gunman in a fatal shooting at a museum in Brussels in May, has been extradited to Belgium from France.

Death threats to Amazon tribe leader

One of Brazil's most prominent indigenous leaders, Davi Kopenawa of the Yanomami people, calls for police protection following a series of death threats.

BBC Sports News

Home nations win three golds in pool

England's Ben Proud, Wales' Georgia Davies and the England 4x100m medley team win swimming gold at the Commonwealth Games.

England make India batsmen struggle

James Anderson and Stuart Broad help England continue to dominate India on day three of the third Test at Southampton.

The Commonwealths boxer who had never been in a ring

Meet the boxer from a disappearing Pacific island nation who trains by using a punch bag hanging from a breadfruit tree.

Five-star McIntosh earns record haul

Jen McIntosh eclipses her mother's medal record to become Scotland's most successful female in Commonwealth Games history.

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.

Immigration show has 'positive' side

Immigration Street, a follow-up to Benefits Street, could show a "thriving" community in Derby Road, one participant says.

Plan for shared police and fire HQ

A firefighters' union expresses concern about services being "watered down" if facilities in Hampshire are shared with police.

Rarely seen birds breeding on island

A pair of bee-eater birds, native to southern Europe, are discovered breeding on the Isle of Wight.

Arsenal sign £16m teenager Chambers

Arsenal complete the signing of teenage Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee understood to be about £16m.

Teacher banned for ice punishment

A teacher who punished pupils by making them put ice cubes in their underwear is banned from teaching.

Staff member treated after robbery

A member of staff is taken to hospital following a robbery at a convenience store in the New Forest.

In pictures: New Forest Show opens

A "hands on" theme at the county show

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: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire

A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.

VIDEO: Road rage driver used lorry to kill

A lorry driver is convicted of using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.

VIDEO: PC 'lied' over Hillsborough evidence

A police officer on duty on the day of the Hillsborough football disaster has been accused of lying, the inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans has heard.

VIDEO: East Coast beaches 'fast disappearing'

Up to half a mile of land is being lost every 50 years due to coastal erosion, as Sian Lloyd reports.

VIDEO: Diesels face £10 pollution charge

Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars about £10 to drive into central London to tackle high levels of air pollution, are being considered.

VIDEO: Young royals meet Usain Bolt

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry meet Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt during a visit to the 2014 Commonwealth Games village in Glasgow.

AUDIO: Why is shoplifting on the rise?

Hywel Griffith reports on the growth of shoplifting offences in North Wales.