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BBC News: Nemtsov mourners to march in Moscow
Sunday 1st March 2015

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BBC news for Devon

Boy, 11, seriously hurt in crash

An eleven-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car, police say.

Massive blazes rip through homes

Two fires in Devon cause major damage to a six-storey listed house and the thatched roof of another building.

White heroin dealer 'still active'

Dutch police issue an image of a dealer believed to be selling lethal white heroin in Amsterdam similar to the drug that killed two friends from Plymouth.

Police withdraw 'brutality' image

Devon and Cornwall Police withdraws a tweeted image which appears to show a riot officer hitting a person on the ground.

Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet

Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.

Council says 'Clean your own loos'

A cash-strapped council is asking people to clean their own public toilets.

Custody-death case officers in court

A police sergeant and two detention officers accused of killing a man in custody have appeared in court.

Football coach drugged and raped boys

A youth football coach who drugged and raped young boys in his team is jailed for 21 years.

Live BBC World News

Nemtsov mourners to march in Moscow

Thousands of people are set to take part in a march in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.

Court ruling jeopardises Egypt poll

Egypt's Supreme Court rules part of an election law unconstitutional, possibly delaying parliamentary polls which begin this month.

US sex abuse suspect held in Brazil

Police in Brazil arrest an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in the US state of Minnesota.

Estonia votes amid Russia fears

Estonians are choosing a new government, in an election dominated by concerns over Russian action in Ukraine.

Mass anti-immigration rally in Rome

Thousands of supporters of Italy's Northern League, led by Matteo Salvini, have held a big rally in Rome against immigration and PM Matteo Renzi's rule.

Chilean girl appeals to president

A 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile's president to allow her to die in an online video viewed by thousands of people.

Venezuela limits US diplomats

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced measures to impose limits on US diplomats working in the country.

US 'to deport Bosnian war suspects'

US officials are trying to deport 150 Bosnian immigrants suspected of involvement in war crimes during the 1992-95 war, the New York Times says.

BBC Sports News

Sri Lanka thump England in World Cup

England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets.

'No mistake' over Brown red card

Wes Brown's red card at Manchester United was not a case of mistaken identity, says a referees' body.

Frampton beats Avalos in round five

Carl Frampton retains his IBF super-bantamweight title with a fifth-round stoppage of Chris Avalos in Belfast.

Fury 'ready' to fight Klitschko

Tyson Fury easily beats Christian Hammer and turns his attention to Wladimir Klitschko and a world title showdown.

Sunday's gossip column

Costa cursed by Torres house, Man City eye Suarez, Arsenal chase Brazilian playmaker, Jovetic tipped for Liverpool, plus more.

Wales back in title hunt - North

George North says Wales remain on course to repeat their 2013 Six Nations title win after beating France 20-13 in Paris.

Nadal reaches Argentina Open final

Rafael Nadal reaches his first final since winning the French Open last June after beating Carlos Berlocq at the Argentina Open.

Boy, 11, seriously hurt in crash

An eleven-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a car, police say.

Massive blazes rip through homes

Two fires in Devon cause major damage to a six-storey listed house and the thatched roof of another building.

White heroin dealer 'still active'

Dutch police issue an image of a dealer believed to be selling lethal white heroin in Amsterdam similar to the drug that killed two friends from Plymouth.

Police withdraw 'brutality' image

Devon and Cornwall Police withdraws a tweeted image which appears to show a riot officer hitting a person on the ground.

Fungus plays 'biomusic' duet

Scientists at Plymouth University play improvised pieces of music with the help of slime mould.

Council says 'Clean your own loos'

A cash-strapped council is asking people to clean their own public toilets.

Custody-death case officers in court

A police sergeant and two detention officers accused of killing a man in custody have appeared in court.

Football coach drugged and raped boys

A youth football coach who drugged and raped young boys in his team is jailed for 21 years.

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


1. London workers are the most productive in the UK with Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly the least productive. Although those results are not a surprise, the chasm is vast: in central London the average worker is producing 42% more every hour than the national average, while in Cornwall they produce 28% less than the national average. Office for National Statistics

2. A growing number of 30-somethings are being forced to leave London as soaring property prices mean they cannot afford to live in the capital. London's population is set to reach a record high of 8.6m, making housing an ever more central issue at the general election. One in six tenant say housing say housing is the issue most likely to affect their vote. Office for National Statistics

3. People who commute into London from the south-east are the rail passengers most likely to be delayed, according to consumer group Which? They were also the most likely to be unhappy with their train operator, a poll of 7,309 people found. Southern had the worst score of any train firm, with 39% of users reporting delays. BBC

4. A new guide to making the perfect cup of tea may finally settle the question of when to add the milk in a breakthrough that will be a blow to many purists. The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a guide called Preparation Of A Liquor Of Tea For Use In Sensory Tests that sets out what it deems to be the essentials for a perfect brew. According to the BSI, the milk must be poured into the cup before the tea, which should be brewed for six minutes. The Times

5. Russell Brand has been named alongside the likes of Henry Kissinger and Hilary Mantel on a shortlist of the world's greatest minds. The comedian and activist is included on Prospect magazine's 50-strong World Thinkers 2015 shortlist. Last year, the award was won by Indian intellect Amartya Sen, with the figures such as Pope Francis and broadcaster Mary Beard in the top 10. The Times

6. The number of pensioners being treated for class-a drug addiction has doubled in six years, says the Daily Star. Data released by Public Health England shows 634 pensioners aged 65 or above needed treatment for drug addiction in the last year. Most of them are being treated for problems with heroin and other opiates - but 80 are addicted to both heroin and crack. Daily Mail

7. More than 20 years after his death, Random House Children’s Books has revealed it will publish a recently- discovered Dr Seuss manuscript with illustrations called “What Pet Should I Get?” on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author’s home in La Jolla, California, by his widow and secretary. Daily Express

8. Government surveyors in the U.S. have determined a new height for the Washington Monument — about 25 cm shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years. The new official measurement puts the monument at 169 metres, as measured from the floor of the main entrance to the top. Ever since the stone obelisk was completed in 1884 to honour the nation’s first president, the historic height has been recorded at 169.2 metres. The Observer

9. Cézanne's 'The Card Players' was the most expensive work of art ever sold (£170 million in 2011) until the sale of Gauguin's 'When Will You Marry?' for close to £195m earlier this month. The Guardian

10. The traditional 'gift bag' given to Hollywood's leading players at the Oscars will this year be worth £104,000. It is said to include an adult toy worth $250, free furniture worth $28,000 and a $14,239 lifestyle makeover. New York Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Samurai prince escapes wig ordeal

Prince William was transformed into a samurai warlord, but escaped the ordeal of wearing a wig, as he visited Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

VIDEO: Pegida and counter rally held in UK

Around 400 people are attending a rally in Newcastle organised by a group opposed to what it describes as the "Islamisation of Europe".

VIDEO: Farage: 'I've been busy, not ill'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has insisted he is "fit as a flea" following rumours he was seriously ill.

VIDEO: May: Security services 'true heroes'

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has defended the security and intelligence agencies, describing them as "true heroes".

VIDEO: Teacher: 'Jihadi John' had therapy

The BBC has learned that Mohammed Emwazi, who has been identified as the Islamic State extremist 'Jihadi John', had anger management therapy at his secondary school in north-west London.

VIDEO: Campaign to restore ballroom of romance

Strictly Come Dancing has given momentum for a campaign to breathe new life into a derelict ballroom in Belfast.

VIDEO: Meet the men who went part-time

Close to one million men are now choosing to reduce their hours and take part-time employment. Emma Simpson reports.

AUDIO: Ex-MI6 chief on 'Jihadi John' claims

The former head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop Mohammed Emwazi - known as "Jihadi John'" - from joining Islamic State.

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