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BBC News: Russia in new Ukraine attack threat
Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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BBC news for Devon

Flybe in London City Airport deal

Flybe is to offer flights between Exeter and London after signing a five-year deal with London City Airport.

Trust 'failed' on 111 call answering

The South Western Ambulance Service chief executive says the service has "failed to deliver the performance required" in answering weekend calls to the NHS 111 number.

Crash death soldier's family tribute

The family of a Devon soldier who died after his motorbike was in a lorry collision on Good Friday say he was "much loved by all his family and friends".

Dimbleby joins traffic protest march

BBC presenter Jonathan Dimbleby marches with protesters against road changes in a Devon town.

Wiltshire man killed in air crash

A man aged in his 50s from Wiltshire died in a microlight crash in Devon, police say.

Further job cuts for police force

Ninety police officer jobs will be cut in Devon and Cornwall because of a government funding squeeze, the police and crime commissioner (PCC) says.

Cruise ship berth 'to boost economy'

A berth for cruise liners in Plymouth could bring £15m a year into the local economy by 2020, a report claims.

Live BBC World News

Russia in new Ukraine attack threat

Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war.

Plane search examines coastal debris

Authorities in Australia are looking at material washed ashore to find out if it is related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Obama pledges Japan islands support

US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.

More held in S Korea ferry disaster

Authorities in South Korea arrest four more crew members from the ferry that sank last week and raid the offices of companies linked to its owners.

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.

Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'

A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.

S Sudan attacks 'an abomination'

The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House says.

BBC Sports News

Moyes thanks Ferguson for Man Utd job

David Moyes thanks Sir Alex Ferguson for giving him the chance to manage Manchester United.

Savage on Man Utd: spend £200m & sell 12 players

BBC Sport's Robbie Savage unveils his action plan to make the Red Devils a domestic and European force once again

Yorkshire seamers sink Northants

Yorkshire register their first Championship win of the term after polishing off Northants on the final morning at Headingley.

Flybe in London City Airport deal

Flybe is to offer flights between Exeter and London after signing a five-year deal with London City Airport.

Trust 'failed' on 111 call answering

The South Western Ambulance Service chief executive says the service has "failed to deliver the performance required" in answering weekend calls to the NHS 111 number.

Crash death soldier's family tribute

The family of a Devon soldier who died after his motorbike was in a lorry collision on Good Friday say he was "much loved by all his family and friends".

Dimbleby joins traffic protest march

BBC presenter Jonathan Dimbleby marches with protesters against road changes in a Devon town.

Wiltshire man killed in air crash

A man aged in his 50s from Wiltshire died in a microlight crash in Devon, police say.

Further job cuts for police force

Ninety police officer jobs will be cut in Devon and Cornwall because of a government funding squeeze, the police and crime commissioner (PCC) says.

Cruise ship berth 'to boost economy'

A berth for cruise liners in Plymouth could bring £15m a year into the local economy by 2020, a report claims.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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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

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Scottish voters will decide whether or not they want to leave the United Kingdom in September but the issue is also being discussed across the British Isles.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been taught how to DJ, during the latest leg of their royal tour of Australia.

AUDIO: Call for city dads' parental leave

Cityfathers founder Louisa Symington-Mills says employers need to change attitudes to paternity leave "from the top down."

VIDEO: Shock and sadness in New Malden

Local resident have spoken of their shock and sadness after three children were found dead at a house in south-west London.

AUDIO: Center Parcs advert banned by ASA

An "irresponsible" TV advert for Center Parcs has been banned for encouraging parents to take their children out of school.

VIDEO: Blair's warning on Mid-East politics

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on Western nations to address the role of religion in politics in the Middle East.

VIDEO: Money on wheels: Banking goes mobile

UK banks are expanding their use of mobile branches. Brian Milligan reports on the new banks on wheels.

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