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BBC News: Violent crime 'continues to fall'
Wednesday 23rd April 2014
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BBC news for Glamorgan

Clwyd hospital care claims rejected

Serious complaints made by a Labour MP over the hospital care given to her husband before his death are rejected following an independent investigation.

Violent crime 'continues to fall'

Violent crime is continuing to fall in England and Wales, according to a major annual project by Cardiff University examining injury data gathered from NHS hospitals.

Protest against opencast mine plans

Around 200 people have taken part in a protest against plans for an opencast mine in the Rhymney Valley, say organisers.

Reservoir campaign plea to Cameron

Campaigners calling for a Cardiff reservoir to re-open visit the prime minister in Downing Street to press their case.

Woodland site's lottery grant boost

A woodland surrounding a derelict Monmouthshire mansion is to be boosted as a visitor attraction by nearly £300,000 of heritage lottery funding.

£450,000 payout after birth errors

A man is awarded £450,000 in compensation 23 years after errors made by doctors during his birth left him unable to use his left arm.

Pay probe council bosses in court

Three top managers from Caerphilly council appear in court following a police investigation into pay rises given to senior staff.

Live BBC World News

US threatens more Russia sanctions

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine.

Survivor's regret over ferry students

A survivor of the South Korean ferry that capsized last week says he saw students trapped inside the vessel's cafeteria as it capsized.

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

Violent protests break out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.

Obama pledges Japan islands support

US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.

Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'

A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.

Cost 'no issue' in plane search

Australia vows it will not abandon the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, if the current mini-sub search is unsuccessful.

Future of the net debated in Brazil

Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.

BBC Sports News

Ferguson to help pick new Man Utd boss

Sir Alex Ferguson is to play a key role in selecting David Moyes's replacement as Manchester United manager.

Savage on Man Utd: spend £200m & sell 12 players

BBC Sport's Robbie Savage unveils his action plan to make the Red Devils a domestic and European force once again

Olympic medallist Williamson retires

Alison Williamson will not bid for a record-breaking seventh Olympic appearance in Rio after retiring from archery.

Clwyd hospital care claims rejected

Serious complaints made by a Labour MP over the hospital care given to her husband before his death are rejected following an independent investigation.

Violent crime 'continues to fall'

Violent crime is continuing to fall in England and Wales, according to a major annual project by Cardiff University examining injury data gathered from NHS hospitals.

Protest against opencast mine plans

Around 200 people have taken part in a protest against plans for an opencast mine in the Rhymney Valley, say organisers.

Reservoir campaign plea to Cameron

Campaigners calling for a Cardiff reservoir to re-open visit the prime minister in Downing Street to press their case.

Woodland site's lottery grant boost

A woodland surrounding a derelict Monmouthshire mansion is to be boosted as a visitor attraction by nearly £300,000 of heritage lottery funding.

£450,000 payout after birth errors

A man is awarded £450,000 in compensation 23 years after errors made by doctors during his birth left him unable to use his left arm.

Pay probe council bosses in court

Three top managers from Caerphilly council appear in court following a police investigation into pay rises given to senior staff.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. BBC Two celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sunday, 20 April, having been home to many landmark programmes over the decades. Play School was the first programme to be aired on the channel and Match of the Day began life on BBC2 with Liverpool v Arsenal the first featured game on 22 August 1964. BBC

2. The Consumer Prices Index, Britain’s primary measure of inflation, fell to 1.6 per cent in March – the lowest rate recorded since October 2009. The falling price of petrol, clothes and shoes all contributed to the drop, which marked the third consecutive month in which inflation was below the Bank of England’s target rate of 2 per cent. Daily Telegraph

3. A study by the Food Standards Agency has found that many lamb takeaways and curries in fact contain another, cheaper meat - beef, turkey or chicken. Out of 145 samples, 43 were mis-described and 25 were beef. Which? Magazine, meanwhile, tested 30 takeaways in Birmingham and found 16 had no lamb. Daily Mail

4. A planet detected by scientists using the Kepler telescope is the most similar to Earth yet found orbiting a distant star. Nearly 1,000 ‘exoplanets’ are now known but the new discovery, named Kepler 186f, is the closest in size and temperature to our own. It has the potential to hold liquid water, an essential for life. The Times

5. Children lose seven minutes of sleep every hour of television they watch a day, claims a new study by Harvard University. Researchers, who examined more than 1,800 children, found a "small but consistent association" between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. The connection appeared to be stronger in boys than girls. The Observer

6. There are more than five times as many cases of the most serious types of skin cancer now than there were in the 1970s, figures show. Cancer Research UK blames the rise from 1,800 cases of malignant melanoma to 13,000 on the rising popularity of sun-seeking holidays abroad - and on sunbed use. Daily Mail

7. According to Rightmove, asking prices in Greater London have risen by more than 40% since 2007, compared with just 8.7% for the UK as a whole. While asking is not the same as getting, it’s clear that London is a very different market to Britain as a whole. Evening Standard

8. A major new exhibition of French modern master Henri Matisse opens at Tate Modern today. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs surveys 120 of Matisse's colourful late-career cut paper works including The Snail and Blue Nudes. "Joyous and fascinating," says The Guardian.

9. Pyjamas are falling out of fashion as Britons increasingly sleep nude. One in four adults do not won any form of nightwear – the highest proportion in Europe, according to a new survey. Daily Express

10. The Queen celebrates her 88th birthday today. Her official birthday each year is on a Saturday in June, which this year falls on 14th. BBC

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Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.

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