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BBC News: Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder
Tuesday 31st March 2015
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BBC news for Kent

Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder

A man in Malaysia is found guilty of murdering medical students Aidan Brunger, from Kent, and Neil Dalton, from Derbyshire, in Borneo last year.

Clinical waste found in NHS laundry

Clinical waste is found dumped in dirty linen 40 times in three months at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust.

Campaign over teenager deportation

A campaign is under way to try to stop a teenager being deported from Kent back to Afghanistan.

Dickens' desk saved for public view

The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.

Charity's appeal over 'horse crisis'

The RSPCA was alerted to more horses in distress in Kent than anywhere else in England and Wales last year, it reveals.

Man charged over alleyway rape

A man has been charged with rape after a woman was attacked in a Gravesend alleyway last Sunday.

Town honours Victoria Cross soldier

A World War Two soldier awarded the Victoria Cross is honoured with a plaque at the house in Kent where he grew up.

South East's 'exciting' election

The battle for votes officially gets under way

Live BBC World News

Buhari 'ahead' in tight Nigeria poll

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari edges ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in early election counts, though key states are yet to declare.

Iran atomic talks reach deadline day

Intense negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme enter a final day in Switzerland, ahead of a deadline to reach a preliminary deal.

Singapore charges Lee criticism teen

A 16-year-old Singaporean is charged and given S$20,000 bail over a YouTube video criticising late leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity.

Indiana law 'grossly misconstrued'

The governor of the US state of Indiana strongly defends a contentious religious freedom law, amid a backlash from gay rights supporters.

One dead after shooting at NSA

Officials say two men dressed as women tried to break through a security gate to the National Security Agency headquarters.

Mexico anger over crocodile shooting

A police officer in Mexico is suspended after a video posted on YouTube shows a man in uniform killing a crocodile with a machine gun.

Indian monsoon's past analysed

Fossils from the ocean floor are yielding clues to the Indian monsoon millions of years ago.

Alps co-pilot 'had suicide treatment'

Co-pilot of crashed Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had treatment for suicidal tendencies before he gained his licence, investigators say.

BBC Sports News

Hamilton deal could be worth £27m

World champion Lewis Hamilton expects to sign a new Mercedes contract this week that could be worth more than £27m a year.

U21 pull-outs would be 'a disgrace'

It would be a "national disgrace" if teams stopped England's best youngsters playing at the U21 Euros, says Gary Lineker.

VIDEO: England keeper involved in fracas

Man City's Karen Bardsley and Birmingham City's Freda Ayisi trade blows during Sunday's 0-0 draw in Women's Super League One.

Will wiser Watson win Masters again?

"I know what I need to do" - Bubba Watson is more relaxed as he defends a Masters title for the second time, writes Iain Carter.

Khan v Brook 'within 12 months'

Amir Khan accepts Kell Brook's challenge and says he wants to fight his British welterweight rival at Wembley within a year.

'Strain' on Hillsborough families

A year on, some of the Hillsborough families say the strain of attending the inquests into the deaths of their loved ones is too much to bear.

North 'should not play this season'

Northampton and Wales wing George North should not play again this season, says ex-World Rugby medical adviser Dr Barry O'Driscoll.

Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder

A man in Malaysia is found guilty of murdering medical students Aidan Brunger, from Kent, and Neil Dalton, from Derbyshire, in Borneo last year.

Clinical waste found in NHS laundry

Clinical waste is found dumped in dirty linen 40 times in three months at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust.

Campaign over teenager deportation

A campaign is under way to try to stop a teenager being deported from Kent back to Afghanistan.

Dickens' desk saved for public view

The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.

Charity's appeal over 'horse crisis'

The RSPCA was alerted to more horses in distress in Kent than anywhere else in England and Wales last year, it reveals.

Man charged over alleyway rape

A man has been charged with rape after a woman was attacked in a Gravesend alleyway last Sunday.

Town honours Victoria Cross soldier

A World War Two soldier awarded the Victoria Cross is honoured with a plaque at the house in Kent where he grew up.

South East's 'exciting' election

The battle for votes officially gets under way

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
http://askten.co.uk


1. Bill Gates has been named the richest man in the world for the 16th time. In the annual ranking of global billionaires, the Microsoft founder beat Mexican businessman Carlos Slim to the top spot. Gates’ net worth rose by just over $3bn (£1.94bn) in the year to 13 February, to $79bn. There are now a record 1,826 billionaires in the world - an increase of 181 in the past 12 months. Forbes Magazine

2. British Airways has retained its title as the UK’s leading consumer ‘superbrand’. In an eye-catching installment of the annual ranking, several household names including Cadbury, Heinz and Marks & Spencer dropped out of the list of favourite brands. Meanwhile, the likes of John Lewis, Lego and Häagen-Dazs featured in the upper reaches of the grouping. The Guardian

3. The number of zero-hours contracts has increased from 1.4 million to 1.8 million, new figures have revealed. The new total for last August is 400,000 more than a previously published estimate in January 2014. The number of people saying they were employed on zero-hours contracts in their main job was 697,000 in the quarter to December, up from 586,000 in the same period in 2013. The figures mean some people are on more than one contract with no guarantee of a minimum number of hours. Office for National Statistics
4. Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day could help prevent heart disease, new research has found. A team of experts studied a group of more than 25,000 Korean men and women with an average age of 41. They had no previous signs of heart disease. Their coffee consumption was listed as none, less than one cup a day, one to three cups a day, three to five cups a day and five or more every day. The researchers discovered those who drank between three and five cups were less likely to show signs of heart disease. Daily Express

5. Drivers are to get ten minutes’ grace before being given a ticket if they stay too long on council parking spots. The changes in the law in England are expected to come in within weeks and will apply to all on-street and off-street council parking spots. Other measures in the Deregulation Bill include a right for residents and local firms to demand their council reviews parking in their area. CCTV camera cars that automatically issue parking fines are to be made illegal - apart from in areas near schools and in bus lanes. New York Times

6. More than half a million people are believed to have come to England from abroad over the past three years, according to Oxford University research. And two-thirds of the 565,000 migrants believed to have arrived between 2011 and 2014 are EU citizens, the study by the university’s Migration Observatory said. The estimated numbers were put together to provide an up-to-date idea of the migrant populations across England. They come in advance of official estimates from the Office for National Statistics, due in June. Daily Mail

7. Large firms will be forced to reveal details of the gap between how much they pay male and female employees after the government agreed to implement the measure. The Liberal Democrats had been pushing for the policy in the face of Tory opposition, and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson said it was “fantastic news” that her party had won the “argument in government”. The measure will be added to legislation currently going through Parliament and will come into force within the next 12 months. Financial Times

8. Apple, Sony and HTC are among the most female-friendly employers in the technology industry, a report on gender equality has found. The study, published on the eve of International Women’s Day, saw Apple come out on top, with 28% of female staff holding senior positions. Among them are former Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts and Sue Wagner, founding partner and director of asset manager BlackRock. Daily Mail

9. As The U.S. puts its clocks forward - two weeks ahead of the UK - potentially dangerous consequences have been revealed by scientists. Sleep scientists say effects of the time shift can include a pernicious phenomenon known as “microsleeps,” or momentary losses of concentration at critical times. Susceptibility to “microsleeps” increases after the clocks change, resulting in a spike in car crashes, including fatal ones where alcohol is involved, as well an increase in workplace injuries. The Guardian

10. The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, with an apple about to hit his head. It was ditched as its high level of detail didn't really show up when shrunk down on products. Metro

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