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BBC News: RAF jets strike first IS targets
Tuesday 30th September 2014
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BBC news for Hampshire

Disabled subsidy scrap plan concern

Scope has concerns over Isle of Wight Council's plan to scrap its flat rate disability allowance for a money-saving alternative.

Row over passenger tolls for ferry

Residents complain over charges for foot passengers and cyclists using the floating bridge between East and West Cowes being considered by the council.

Former Bishop of Winchester dies

The former Anglican Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt, dies aged 71.

Portsmouth confirm debt-free status

Portsmouth announce they are now debt-free, less than 18 months after the Supporters Trust took charge of the club.

Woman, 86, rescued from flat fire

An 86-year-old woman is rescued from a fire at a flat in Portsmouth.

Motorcyclist killed in collision

A motorcyclist is killed in a collision in a Hampshire village.

Man jailed for Twitter abuse of MP

A man who sent abusive messages to Labour MP Stella Creasy after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen, who was born at Steventon rectory, on the £10 note is jailed.

Live BBC World News

Thousands more join HK protests

Crowds of pro-democracy protesters grow in Hong Kong ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest protests so far on Wednesday - China's National Day.

Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.

White House security plan 'failed'

The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.

Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

Iran 'postpones' woman's execution

Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Catalans slow independence campaign

The government of Catalonia halts its referendum campaign following a court ruling but remains "determined" to hold the vote.

Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.

BBC Sports News

Verstappen 'could be F1 superstar'

Sir Jackie Stewart says Max Verstappen could become a "superstar" if he impresses in his grand prix weekend debut at Suzuka.

Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'

US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence, police in Baltimore, Maryland say.

Earls ruled out of autumn series

Keith Earls is out for for three to four months, including Ireland's autumn internationals, after undergoing knee surgery.

Disabled subsidy scrap plan concern

Scope has concerns over Isle of Wight Council's plan to scrap its flat rate disability allowance for a money-saving alternative.

Row over passenger tolls for ferry

Residents complain over charges for foot passengers and cyclists using the floating bridge between East and West Cowes being considered by the council.

Former Bishop of Winchester dies

The former Anglican Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt, dies aged 71.

Portsmouth confirm debt-free status

Portsmouth announce they are now debt-free, less than 18 months after the Supporters Trust took charge of the club.

Woman, 86, rescued from flat fire

An 86-year-old woman is rescued from a fire at a flat in Portsmouth.

Motorcyclist killed in collision

A motorcyclist is killed in a collision in a Hampshire village.

Man jailed for Twitter abuse of MP

A man who sent abusive messages to Labour MP Stella Creasy after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen, who was born at Steventon rectory, on the £10 note is jailed.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. Barnardo’s calculated that one in five families in England would not have been able to afford a trip to the seaside on bank holiday Monday last week. Looking at the cost of train tickets, fish and chips and sun cream, the charity estimated that a day trip could cost as much as £172.20 and blames welfare cuts for poverty. Metro

2. Networking, risk-taking and ruthlessness are the keys to running your own business, as well as being aged 31, a survey has found. Only six per cent of entrepreneurs feel academic qualifications were vital to success, with eight per cent saying their good looks had helped their chances. However, a third of those polled make less money and work longer hours than they had expected. BBC

3. There was a "statistically significant" rise in immigration in the year to March according to new figures. Net migration into the UK totalled 243,000 in the 12-month period, up almost 40% on the previous year. Some 560,000 people, most from the EU, entered the country and 316,000 left. David Cameron has pledged to reduce annual net migration to 100,000. The Times

4. The latest figures, from the 2012 Health Survey for England, show that 14% of children aged two to 15 were obese and 28% were classed as overweight or obese. Those aged 11 to 15 were more likely to be obese with one in five children placed in that category. In children aged two to 10, 10% of both boys and girls were obese. Daily Mail

5. The World Health Organization has called for a ban on the use of electronc cigarettes indoors and says age restrictions should be introduced to stop children using them. A new report says e-cigarettes are likely to be less harmful than traditional ones but says they should not be promoted as devices that can help people quit. Daily Express

6. The UK is deeply elitist according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission study found that 71% of senior judges, 62% of senior armed forces officers, 55% of top civil servants, 43% of newspaper columnists and 36% of the Cabinet were educated at independent schools and Oxbridge. BBC

7. Darts is being given a middle-class makeover. The game, once synonymous with the working-class, is now drawing a wealthier crowd who are paying £600 for tickets. Prince Harry and Zara Phillips have both been to world darts championships. Stephen Fry has dipped his toe in darts commentary. The Sunday Times

8. Salaries offered in job advertisements have witnessed their first annual rise since the recession. A study found that the average annual wage offered in the UK was £33,873 in July, up 0.9% on the same period a year ago. The rise bucked this month’s official jobs data which showed an unexpected 0.2% drop in earnings growth in the three months to July. Daily Telegraph

9. House prices in Britain will be more than 25% higher in five years, with London finally being overtaken by other parts of the country. Property firm Savills predicts that house prices will jump by 9.5% this year across the UK, up from its original estimate of 6.5%, with the property market having “exceeded all expectations”. The Times

10. A slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981 has sold at auction for $1,375 (£820). The cake, in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold to a mystery online bidder in Los Angeles. Fans of royal food have previously purchased cakes dating back to Queen Victoria’s wedding in 1840. The Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Will it be driest September on record?

Alex Deakin examines the latest weather figures.

VIDEO: Third video of UK hostage released

A third video has been posted online showing the British photographer John Cantlie, who's being held by the group which calls itself Islamic State.

VIDEO: S Yorks police 'weak' on sexual abuse

South Yorkshire police's response to reports of sexual abuse has been weak across the force, according to a new report.

VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation

A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.

VIDEO: Johnson gives 'permission to purr'

David Cameron smiles as Boris Johnson gives Tory delegates "permission to purr" over the Scottish referendum result.

VIDEO: Freezing benefits 'a basic fairness'

David Cameron has said that freezing working benefits so that they do not rise by more than wages is "a basic fairness".

VIDEO: Children hit by tooth decay at three

More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.