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Sunday 20th April 2014
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BBC news for Glamorgan

Crews tackle hundreds of grass fires

Fire crews have tackled at least 484 grass fires in Wales since the start of April, the latest figures show.

E-cigarette ban planned by council

Electronic cigarettes could be banned from use at council-owned buildings in the Caerphilly county borough.

Cardiff fight 'will go to final day'

Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects Cardiff City's relegation fight to go to the last day at home to Chelsea.

Redundancy threat at building firm

Workers at a Newport building firm face redundancy after the company warned it was going into administration, union leaders claim.

Bus operator to axe 14 services

The biggest bus operator in Wales announces it will axe 14 services and reduce eight others as it cuts its fleet by 10%.

Boxer admits lap-dance club assault

An Olympic boxing silver medallist admits assaulting a reveller at a lap-dancing club after a row over a reality TV show.

Cardiff boss defends Gunnarsson

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denies that midfielder Aron Gunnarsson was involved in an alleged leak of Cardiff team details.

Live BBC World News

Anger over 'slow' Korea ferry rescue

Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry protest angrily over the rescue operation, scuffling with police on Jindo island.

Russian outrage at Ukraine killing

The Russian foreign ministry expresses outrage at a fatal shooting incident in eastern Ukraine which it blames on Ukrainian nationalists.

Hostage reporters 'chained' in Syria

Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.

Pope celebrates Easter Sunday Mass

Pope Francis celebrates Easter in front of thousands in St Peter's Square, praying for peace in Syria and Ukraine and "an end to all war".

Algeria militants 'kill 11 soldiers'

Islamist militants have killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers, security sources say.

Brazil cars torched in protest

Residents of a poor community near Rio de Janeiro torch vehicles in protest at the deaths of two young men in incidents involving the police.

Japan to base troops near islands

Japan begins building a military radar station near the Senkaku islands, focus of a bitter territorial row with China, which calls them the Diaoyus.

BBC Sports News

Hamilton eases to victory in China

Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.

'Cast-off Borini takes Liverpool to brink of glory'

After Anfield flop Fabio Borini derails Chelsea, Liverpool will have only themselves to blame if they miss a first title in 24 years - Phil McNulty

Warner hoping for Trott recovery

Australia batsman David Warner hopes Jonathan Trott will return to cricket from his stress-related issues.

Westwood wins by seven in Malaysia

Lee Westwood wins the Malaysian Open after the final round is delayed by four hours because of the threat of lightning.

Crews tackle hundreds of grass fires

Fire crews have tackled at least 484 grass fires in Wales since the start of April, the latest figures show.

E-cigarette ban planned by council

Electronic cigarettes could be banned from use at council-owned buildings in the Caerphilly county borough.

Cardiff fight 'will go to final day'

Stoke boss Mark Hughes expects Cardiff City's relegation fight to go to the last day at home to Chelsea.

Redundancy threat at building firm

Workers at a Newport building firm face redundancy after the company warned it was going into administration, union leaders claim.

Bus operator to axe 14 services

The biggest bus operator in Wales announces it will axe 14 services and reduce eight others as it cuts its fleet by 10%.

Boxer admits lap-dance club assault

An Olympic boxing silver medallist admits assaulting a reveller at a lap-dancing club after a row over a reality TV show.

Cardiff boss defends Gunnarsson

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer denies that midfielder Aron Gunnarsson was involved in an alleged leak of Cardiff team details.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. The Social Progress Index, which includes factors other than economic makers such as GDP, ranks Britain 13th – ahead of Japan, France and the US. We come top for education (thanks to our universities), freedom of speech and assembly, and bottom for malnutrition. We rank low on press freedom and fare badly for obesity, too. The Observer

2. Six out of 10 graduates will not earn enough to repay their student loans. In the current system, you start repaying your debt at a rate of £30 per month when you earn at least £16,910 a year. Given that the average debt is £44,000, this means the government could be waiting 122 years to get its money back. Sunday Times

3. Property ownership has fallen to its lowest level since 1987, according to official figures. In 2003, when home ownership in the UK peaked, 71% of Britons lived in homes they owned. However, last year the figure dropped to 65.2%. The number of people renting homes nearly doubled from 2.2m in 2002/03, to 3.9m last year. Daily Express

4. 41% of British 18 to 30-year-olds are “always positive and make the best out of every situation”. 27% say their vision for success is best described by “earning lots of money”; if given €10,000 (£8,240), 22% say they would use the money to start their own business. Daily Telegraph

5. Councils in England and Wales hit motorists with an estimated 7.8m parking tickets last year – the equivalent of one every four seconds. St Edmundsbury borough council in Suffolk issued 9,442 tickets last year, against 1,652 in 2012 – a 472% increase. Sunday Times

6. Tony Blair’s son Euan is planning to stand for parliament and targeting one of Labour’s safest seats for the next general election. He is believed to have his eye on Bootle, Merseyside, which is not far from his mother Cherie’s childhood home. However, a Labour source says it would be a “disaster” if the “heir to Blair” stood. Daily Mail

7. Ukip has received its highest-ever polling position. In a ComRes poll, Nigel Farage’s party is on 20%, up four points from last month. The Tories, hit by the Maria Miller scandal, are down three to 29%, their lowest rating this year. Labour remains unchanged on 35%, with the Liberal Democrats on a lowly 7%. Independent On Sunday

8. The Beverly House off Sunset Boulevard, where they filmed The Godfather scene involving the decapitated head of a horse, is up for sale. The house is priced at £81m. “But a local wit suggests: ‘Make them an offer they can’t refuse’.” Daily Mail

9. The average annual income Britons think they need to be earning in order to experience a happy life is £83,000. The average UK salary is £26,500. BBC

10. The number of credit cards in issue in Britain now stands at 56,000,000, which accounts for 70% of all European credit cards. Financial Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Archbishop highlights global suffering

The Archbishop of Canterbury has highlighted the suffering of people facing conflict around the world during his Easter sermon.

VIDEO: 'Luckily we couldn't see the lions'

A driver has been talking about the moment her car caught fire - while in the middle of the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.

VIDEO: Baby prince meets a Bilby at the zoo

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Australia with a tour of Taronga Zoo accompanied by their son Prince George.

VIDEO: Phillips completes BMX World Cup double

Great Britain's Liam Phillips wins the Supercross title at the first round of the BMX World Cup series in Manchester, adding to his time-trial victory.

VIDEO: Rural poverty aid 'reluctance'

The UK's largest operator of food banks, the Trussell Trust, revealed this week that it handed out nearly a million food parcels in the past year, but in rural Scotland there is reluctance amongst some people to seek help with poverty.

VIDEO: Call for garden centre hours change

The government has been urged to end restrictions that mean many garden centres in England and Wales are forced to close on Easter Sunday.

VIDEO: Archbishop holds outdoor baptisms

The Archbishop of York has baptised 16 people by immersing them in a large tank of water outside York Minster.