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Tuesday 22nd July 2014

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BBC news for Devon

Poor post natal care 'risking lives'

Lives are being put at risk by "extremely poor access to post natal depression services" in Devon and Cornwall, a report finds.

Divers delayed after flight problem

Tom Daley will arrive late to the Commonwealth Games after his flight makes an emergency landing following an engine fire over Mongolia.

VIDEO: Scientists survey jellyfish after boom

Scientists from the University of Exeter are investigating why more and more jellyfish are being spotted on coastlines like the south west during the summer months.

Car yard blaze prompts investigation

Fire investigators are sifting through the remains of a blaze-hit car breakers yard near Exeter.

Wreaths commemorate D-Day troops

American servicemen stationed in south Devon before D-Day are remembered in a wreath blessing ceremony.

The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

A container filled with Lego fell into the sea in 1997. The pieces are still turning up today.

Rubbish bag call for 'gull menace'

Coastal communities in south Devon are reminded to use seagull-proof sacks to prevent birds scattering litter during the summer.

Live BBC World News

MH17 bodies out of rebel area

A train carrying the remains of most of the victims of the MH17 plane crash arrives in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, out of rebel-held territory.

UN chief: 'Start talking' over Gaza

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking".

US court deals setback to Obamacare

A US appeals court strikes a blow to the president's signature healthcare law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low and middle-income people.

'Foreigners' killed in Kabul attack

A suicide bomber outside Kabul airport kills at least one Afghan and at least three foreign security guards, officials say.

Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war

A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms.

Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll

Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.

Human body parts dumped in Tanzania

Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.

BBC Sports News

Boxer Evans out of Glasgow Games

Olympic silver medallist Fred Evans is out of Glasgow 2014 after being refused accreditation in another major setback for Team Wales.

Real Madrid seal £71m Rodriguez deal

Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m.

Jacket blunder ruins Malaysian dream

Defending champion Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim cannot compete at Glasgow 2014 after her competition jacket goes missing.

VIDEO: C'wealth moments: Peters collapses

Marathon runner Jim Peters enters the stadium leading by 17 minutes at the 1954 Games but collapses before the end.

Glasgow 2014 lit by Olympic glow - Hoy

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy says the London 2012 afterglow will help Glasgow deliver a "spectacular" Commonwealth Games.

Poor post natal care 'risking lives'

Lives are being put at risk by "extremely poor access to post natal depression services" in Devon and Cornwall, a report finds.

Divers delayed after flight problem

Tom Daley will arrive late to the Commonwealth Games after his flight makes an emergency landing following an engine fire over Mongolia.

VIDEO: Scientists survey jellyfish after boom

Scientists from the University of Exeter are investigating why more and more jellyfish are being spotted on coastlines like the south west during the summer months.

Car yard blaze prompts investigation

Fire investigators are sifting through the remains of a blaze-hit car breakers yard near Exeter.

Wreaths commemorate D-Day troops

American servicemen stationed in south Devon before D-Day are remembered in a wreath blessing ceremony.

The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

A container filled with Lego fell into the sea in 1997. The pieces are still turning up today.

Rubbish bag call for 'gull menace'

Coastal communities in south Devon are reminded to use seagull-proof sacks to prevent birds scattering litter during the summer.

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: Birthday celebrations for Prince George

Prince George celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday and to mark the occasion two new pictures have been released by Kensington Palace.

VIDEO: Thousands camping for Glasgow Games

Thousands of people are staying in the tents at specially designated sites across Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Crowds welcome 'Lusty' for last time

The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time.

VIDEO: Albarn praises 'brave' Latitude

Blur front man Damon Albarn praises the Latitude Festival for giving him a headline slot off the back of his "slow" album.

VIDEO: Beauty queen becomes weightlifter

Sarah Davies says "strong is the new sexy" and is aiming to change the way women view themselves.

AUDIO: Growing up with parents in prison

Teenagers 'Bethany' and 'Jack' describe growing up with parents in prison, as a charity calls for more support.

AUDIO: Girl refused school trip after mum's death

A school has apologised after an 11-year-old was left out of a reward for 100% attendance because she had a day off for her mother's funeral.

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