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Friday 1st August 2014
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BBC news for Glamorgan

One-in-10 Welsh children is obese

Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with Merthyr Tydfil topping the league for weight issues in young children.

Firm takes over airport bus route

A coach hire company is taking over running the Cardiff Airport shuttle service after the existing operator said it will stop.

Shop's 'Welsh' signs actually Gaelic

Shoppers in Caerphilly are left baffled by a store's new signs which, instead of Welsh, feature Scottish Gaelic words.

Cardiff march clash images released

CCTV images are released of people police want to speak to after violence erupts during a march through Cardiff city centre.

Masked gang jailed for family attack

A masked gang beat and stabbed an innocent family after targeting the wrong home in a scene from a horror film, a court hears.

Nine years for baby-killer boyfriend

A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is jailed for nine years for manslaughter.

Surge in arsons over school holidays

There have been more than 300 fires started deliberately in Wales since the school holidays began 10 days ago, figures show.

Live BBC World News

Israel and Hamas agree new truce

Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, after 24 days of fighting between the two sides.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 22

A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 22 people and injures more than 200 others.

Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US.

WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.

US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'

The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.

Argentina blames US for debt default

Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

Italy in Europe-wide mafia crackdown

Italian police secure the arrest of members of a mafia clan across Europe - with information from a woman once held as a virtual prisoner by the clan.

BBC Sports News

Hat-trick of golds for England gymnasts

England gymnasts Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane win their third gold medals of the Commonwealth Games with individual wins.

Cook relieved by England victory

Captain Alastair Cook is pleased that England's win in the third Test against India has ended a bad run of form.

The inside story of the great Southampton sell-off

Broken pacts, discontent and a silent owner - sports reporter Ben Smith on the background to Saints' £92m player sale.

Women's World Cup ready for kick-off

The Women's Rugby World Cup gets under way on Friday when holders New Zealand take on Kazakhstan in France.

Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide

Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.

One-in-10 Welsh children is obese

Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with Merthyr Tydfil topping the league for weight issues in young children.

Firm takes over airport bus route

A coach hire company is taking over running the Cardiff Airport shuttle service after the existing operator said it will stop.

Shop's 'Welsh' signs actually Gaelic

Shoppers in Caerphilly are left baffled by a store's new signs which, instead of Welsh, feature Scottish Gaelic words.

Cardiff march clash images released

CCTV images are released of people police want to speak to after violence erupts during a march through Cardiff city centre.

Masked gang jailed for family attack

A masked gang beat and stabbed an innocent family after targeting the wrong home in a scene from a horror film, a court hears.

Nine years for baby-killer boyfriend

A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is jailed for nine years for manslaughter.

Surge in arsons over school holidays

There have been more than 300 fires started deliberately in Wales since the school holidays began 10 days ago, figures show.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. What Wonga would owe if it applied its own annual 5,853% interest rate to the £2.6m in compensation it now has to pay 45,000 customers. The payday lender had sent threatening letters from fake law firms, and charged a fee for sending them out. Financial Times

2. Before you go on a summer shopping spree, this may make you put the plastic back in your wallet. One in five people will take 17 years to pay off credit card debts, a study suggests. The figure is based on those paying off the minimum each month towards the average debt of £4,500 at 17.9 per cent. Metro

3. Voters will be asked if Britain needs a new Magna Carta, as the constitutional document reaches its 800th anniversary next year. The Commons wants to know if rules of democracy need to be written down, as many of them are based on common law and conventions at present. The consultation runs until January. Daily Express

4. One in four children spends less than half-an-hour outdoors each day, the National Trust says. More than half of youngsters aged seven to 12 spend less than an hour outside, it added. Nine in ten have never taken part in traditional outdoor activities such as playing conkers or building a raft, a poll of parents showed. Daily Mail

5. UK scientists have made a “major step forward” in the race to develop a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on more than 1,000 subjects has identified a set of proteins in the blood whose presence can predict the onset of the dementia condition with 87 per cent accuracy. Daily Telegraph

6. Retail prices are falling at the fastest rate since records began. Ferocious competition on the high street is forcing retailers to offer cut-price food, clothes, footwear and electrical items. The British Retail Council says typical prices in the shops were down by 1.8% in June year-on-year. Food prices mildly bucked the trend with a marginal inflation of 0.6%, but the cost of non-edible items dropped by 3.4%. The Times

7. Think fondly of your boss – he or she might work a day more than you each week. According to a study from the Institute of Leadership and Management, almost half of UK managers work an extra day of unpaid overtime per week. The pressures of work and remote access to email through smartphones and tablets leave over 90% of managers working outside contracted and paid hours, the study found. The Times

8. All passengers flying into and out of the UK have been told that mobile devices in their hand luggage must have enough charge to be switched on. The new guidelines come after the US announced extra security checks last week. The rules cover phones, tablets and other gadgets including razors and cameras. Uncharged devices will not be allowed on board planes. Metro

9. In 2045 the world population will reach 10.4bn with more than 70% of people living in crowded urban areas, predicts a new study. In Global Strategic Trends – Out to 2045, a Ministry of Defence think tank also forecasts that 3.6bn people will suffer water shortages and terrorists will have access to cheap, unmanned drones and space satellites. The Observer

10. Richard Linklater's new drama Boyhood, opens in UK cinemas last week. Filmed over 12 years, it tells the story of a boy's life from age six to 18, as he becomes man and faces life's challenges. With Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. "An astonishing achievement," says The Guardian.

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: More handlers to tackle Gatwick bags

Gatwick Airport is bringing in extra staff of its own to handle baggage following chaotic scenes last weekend, when passengers were left waiting for up to three hours for luggage.

VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?

Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.

VIDEO: Harry wants to get wounded working

The first ever Invictus Games, a series of para-sport events for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, begin in September.

VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?

Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Is it a 'good' summer for insect bites?

An increasing number of people are falling prey to creatures like ticks, horseflies, midges and mosquitoes as warm, wet weather creates perfect breeding conditions for insects.

VIDEO: Modern slavery targeted in campaign

The government is launching the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK.

VIDEO: Glasgow 2014 items for auction

The props, costumes and souvenirs from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony are being auctioned off.