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Sunday 1st February 2015
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BBC news for Kent

Missing trawler search called off

The search for a fishing boat that went missing in the English Channel with four people on board is called off, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

Plans for station in Kent unveiled

Designs for a new £14m railway station in Thanet with links to London's Stratford International are unveiled.

Yarnold hopes hit by cancelled race

West Kingsdown's Lizzy Yarnold has her hopes of defending her World Cup title dented by the cancellation of Saturday's race in La Plagne.

VIDEO: Third hospital helipad to be built

Building work begins on third helipad in London at King's College Hospital.

Army to set up 'social media unit'

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

A series of events in London is set to mark the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, who lived at Chartwell in Kent.

Trains resume after tunnel flood

Thameslink services resume after leaks and a burst water main led to more than 1,000 trains being cancelled, Network Rail says.

MPs attack Gatwick expansion plans

Six MPs opposed to a second runway at Gatwick say expanding the airport would be "a catastrophe for surrounding communities".

Live BBC World News

Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading'

Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.

Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.

Protesters back on Hong Kong streets

Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.

Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court

Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.

Chile proposes to end abortion ban

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

New Jersey governor begins UK visit

New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.

'Dozens killed' in Ukraine fighting

At least 40 people, including soldiers and civilians, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks end without progress.

Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow

Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.

BBC Sports News

'Older brother' proud of Sterling

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says he is "proud" of the performances of fellow Liverpool man Raheem Sterling.

Ko, 17, is youngest world number one

Lydia Ko becomes the youngest world number one in golf history after reaching the top of the women's rankings aged 17.

Vomiting helped me win - Williams

Serena Williams says vomiting during the final helped her beat Maria Sharapova to win a sixth Australian Open title.

Missing trawler search called off

The search for a fishing boat that went missing in the English Channel with four people on board is called off, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

Plans for station in Kent unveiled

Designs for a new £14m railway station in Thanet with links to London's Stratford International are unveiled.

Yarnold hopes hit by cancelled race

West Kingsdown's Lizzy Yarnold has her hopes of defending her World Cup title dented by the cancellation of Saturday's race in La Plagne.

VIDEO: Third hospital helipad to be built

Building work begins on third helipad in London at King's College Hospital.

Army to set up 'social media unit'

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

A series of events in London is set to mark the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, who lived at Chartwell in Kent.

Trains resume after tunnel flood

Thameslink services resume after leaks and a burst water main led to more than 1,000 trains being cancelled, Network Rail says.

MPs attack Gatwick expansion plans

Six MPs opposed to a second runway at Gatwick say expanding the airport would be "a catastrophe for surrounding communities".

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

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Donations pour in for mugged pensioner

A fund to help a 67-year-old disabled man who was mugged outside his home in Gateshead has raised more than £150,000.

VIDEO: Starlings 'ballet' thrills city

People in Norwich have been turning their heads skywards at thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" en route to a new city roost.

VIDEO: Cumberbatch: Pardon convicted gay men

Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.

VIDEO: Trampolining fitness craze takes off

The BBC's Mike Bushell tries trampolining as a fitness alternative to running.

VIDEO: Army 'must think in novel ways'

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

VIDEO: Car-flip hedge smash driver jailed

A banned driver who flipped his car through a hedge after reaching almost 100mph with a four-year-old passenger inside is jailed for 12 months.

VIDEO: Escapee D-Day veteran's funeral

The funeral is held of Sussex war veteran Bernard Jordan, who left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.

VIDEO: No apology for IS comments

Boris Johnson spoke to the BBC about earlier comments he made on those who join extremist groups