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BBC News: CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant
Tuesday 2nd September 2014
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BBC news for Lincolnshire

Lancaster event to be rearranged

Organisers behind a Lancaster Bomber fly-past say they are looking to rearrange the event after being forced to cancel.

Drowned doctors 'swept out by waves'

Two British doctors drowned when they were swept off the coast of Tenerife by a series of large and unexpected waves, an inquest hears.

UK activist's Thailand trial begins

A UK activist, from Spalding, who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

Ex-footballer in court over bribes

Former Lincoln City striker Delroy Facey appears in court charged with bribery offences as part of an investigation into alleged match fixing.

Brain injury cyclist returns home

More than 100 well wishers gather to welcome a teenager who sustained a serious brain injury in a cycling accident back to his home.

Murder case child suspects bailed

Five boys and two girls arrested over the death of a man in Lincolnshire are released on bail.

Dambuster airfield bid successful

Site was base for famous 617 Squadron

Live BBC World News

Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict'

The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.

US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'

The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.

FBI probes 'Cloud' celebrity leaks

The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.

Afghan militants 'may join IS'

Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.

Nigeria militants 'seize' major town

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram seizes the key north-eastern town of Bama after fighting with government forces, residents tell the BBC.

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal

US oilfield firm Halliburton says it has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.

BBC Sports News

India humble England to win series

India send England to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston and the series 3-0.

Gallacher gets Ryder Cup wildcard

Europe captain Paul McGinley selects debutant Stephen Gallacher, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood as his Ryder Cup wildcards.

Falcao to Man Utd: Galactico or panic buy?

"Where is Falcao going to fit in? Well, who cares, just let him score goals" - Phil Neville on Man Utd's loan signing.

Wiggins in Tour of Britain defence

Sir Bradley Wiggins is aiming to become the first man to win successive titles since the Tour of Britain returned in 2004.

Lancaster event to be rearranged

Organisers behind a Lancaster Bomber fly-past say they are looking to rearrange the event after being forced to cancel.

Drowned doctors 'swept out by waves'

Two British doctors drowned when they were swept off the coast of Tenerife by a series of large and unexpected waves, an inquest hears.

UK activist's Thailand trial begins

A UK activist, from Spalding, who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.

Ex-footballer in court over bribes

Former Lincoln City striker Delroy Facey appears in court charged with bribery offences as part of an investigation into alleged match fixing.

Brain injury cyclist returns home

More than 100 well wishers gather to welcome a teenager who sustained a serious brain injury in a cycling accident back to his home.

Murder case child suspects bailed

Five boys and two girls arrested over the death of a man in Lincolnshire are released on bail.

Dambuster airfield bid successful

Site was base for famous 617 Squadron

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: Free hot meals for primary pupils

Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, when most schools re-open for the new term.

VIDEO: 'I was the baddest girl in Brixton'

Newsbeat meets Tracey Miller, a former gang leader, who is now trying to put children off gang life.

VIDEO: Andy Murray's dress sense questioned

Will Ferrell has a playful jibe at Andy Murray's fashion sense during the US Open in New York

VIDEO: Can new powers stop UK jihadists?

David Cameron says tougher measures are needed to prevent people from travelling abroad to fight for extremist groups like Islamic State.

VIDEO: Rotherham experts 'faced threats'

An expert who wrote a report into the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham says she faced "hostility" from the council.

VIDEO: 'Boris Island' airport plan rejected

A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.

VIDEO: Solar farm plan for Somerset Levels

Plans have been unveiled for one of the South West's biggest solar farms on the Somerset Levels.