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BBC news for Glamorgan

Neo-Nazi jailed for racial attack

A neo-Nazi is jailed for five years for a racially motivated attack on an Asian man on the day of Fusilier Lee Rigby's funeral.

'Dishonest' head teacher struck off

A former Newport primary school head teacher is struck off the teaching register for allowing her staff to manipulate national test results.

Cars stuck in snow amid ice warning

Several cars stuck in snow on the A470 in north Wales after snow caused hazardous driving conditions are able to move on.

'Best time' for medical innovation

It is the 'best time ever in Wales' for inventing new medicines and healthcare equipment, according to one of the life science industry's leading figures.

Murder negligence claim rejected

Relatives of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after a 999 delay are told they cannot sue police for negligence.

Second man charged over death crash

A second man is charged in connection with a crash involving a stolen car which killed a 19-year-old woman.

137 jobs to go at three Tesco stores

Up to 137 jobs are under threat as part of plans to close three Tesco stores across Wales, including ones in Tredegar and Caerphilly.

Police seize 500 cannabis plants

Police find two cannabis farms in Barry, seizing over 500 plants with an estimated value of between £168,000 and £500,000.

Live BBC World News

Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.

Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital

A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby.

Gunman arrested at Dutch TV station

A gunman is arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS after disrupting the main evening news programme, reportedly demanding airtime.

Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive

Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.

Greece to seek 'common ground'

European Parliament President Martin Schulz says Greece will seek "common ground" with its European partners after meeting Alexis Tsipras.

Bulgaria extradites terror suspect

A French man connected to the gunmen behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine is extradited from Bulgaria to France.

US Congress passes Keystone approval

The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.

Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict'

Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.

BBC Sports News

Costa to contest 'stamp' charge

Chelsea's Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Murray defends fiancee's outburst

Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.

MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019

The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.

Morgan targets tri-series final spot

One-day captain Eoin Morgan believes earning a place in the tri-series final will add to England's World Cup confidence.

Bristol City 1-1 Gillingham (5-3 agg)

Bristol City will face Walsall at Wembley in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final after they ease past Gillingham on aggregate.

Guinea through in drawing of lots

Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.

Burgess to make Saxons debut

Bath inside-centre Sam Burgess will make his England Saxons debut against the Ireland Wolfhounds on Friday.

Neo-Nazi jailed for racial attack

A neo-Nazi is jailed for five years for a racially motivated attack on an Asian man on the day of Fusilier Lee Rigby's funeral.

'Dishonest' head teacher struck off

A former Newport primary school head teacher is struck off the teaching register for allowing her staff to manipulate national test results.

Cars stuck in snow amid ice warning

Several cars stuck in snow on the A470 in north Wales after snow caused hazardous driving conditions are able to move on.

'Best time' for medical innovation

It is the 'best time ever in Wales' for inventing new medicines and healthcare equipment, according to one of the life science industry's leading figures.

Murder negligence claim rejected

Relatives of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after a 999 delay are told they cannot sue police for negligence.

Second man charged over death crash

A second man is charged in connection with a crash involving a stolen car which killed a 19-year-old woman.

137 jobs to go at three Tesco stores

Up to 137 jobs are under threat as part of plans to close three Tesco stores across Wales, including ones in Tredegar and Caerphilly.

Police seize 500 cannabis plants

Police find two cannabis farms in Barry, seizing over 500 plants with an estimated value of between £168,000 and £500,000.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW LAST WEEK

1. Britons are working an extra 19 days every year because we don’t take our full lunch break. The average ‘hour’ allowed for mealtime now lasts just 26 minutes and 28 seconds, a new study has found. Over the course of a year, we are working 133 hours extra for free. The Times

2. Wealth accumulated by the world’s richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam revealed, ahead of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. The richest’s share of global wealth increased from 44% in 2009 to 48 in 2014, the charity said in a report, adding that it will be more than 50 by next year. The Independent

3. Almost 40 employers owing staff £177,000 have been ‘named and shamed’ for failing to pay the national minimum wage. They include a childcare centre in Wolverhampton, a tanning boutique in Glasgow and a building firm in Edinburgh. The 37 offenders face fines totaling more than £51,000. Daily Mail

4. Britain's two largest airports recorded their busiest ever year in 2014. Heathrow passenger numbers last year rose 1.4 per cent to a record 73.4 million, while a total of 38.12 million were handled at Gatwick - a 7.6 per cent increase on 2013 and also an all-time high. Financial Times

5. Shoppers who use the post rather than the internet to settle bills are paying an extra £440 a year for goods and services, a study suggests. The 8million people in Britain – including 5million pensioners – who have no online access are missing out on discounts offered by banks, energy and telecom companies. Metro

6. Milk is now cheaper than bottled water thanks to a fierce supermarket price war, a study suggests. When bought in a four-pint container, the price per litre of milk has dropped to 43p compared with 44p for packs of bottled still water. BBC

7. Seven in ten university students now gain at least a 2:1 – with soaring fees thought to have fuelled a sharp increase in the number getting firsts. Almost 80,000 students – one in five – achieved the highest classification last year, up by 10,000 on 2013. The proportion achieving at least a 2:1 has soared by 163 per cent in a decade. The Times

8. Every year 1,000 people die in the UK waiting for an organ transplant. However, only 4% of people regularly give blood, and only 31% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register Source: NHS Choices

9. Britain’s last Victorian has died. Ethel Lang, who lived to see six British monarchs and 22 prime ministers, passed away at the age of 114. She danced into her late nineties, enjoyed watching snooker and “always liked a cup of tea”. Her daughter said: “Her secret to living so long was living so well,” she said. “She never smoked and rarely had a drink. She was always out and about.” The Observer

10. Last year was officially the hottest on record, say US government scientists. After smashing temperature records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and baking regions in China, South America, and Russia – 2014 has been officially named the hottest on record, with global temperatures 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th-century average. Wall Street Journal

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