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BBC news for Hampshire

Ferry back in service after accident

An Isle of Wight ferry is running again after an accident which saw its upper car deck collapse injuring three passengers and a crew member.

£20m Lovren to have Liverpool medical

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren will undergo a medical with Liverpool this weekend after the clubs agree a £20m fee.

Oldest pier celebrates 200 years

Ryde on the Isle of Wight celebrates the 200th anniversary of its seaside pier, the oldest in Britain.

Unrecorded ancient woods discovered

The Isle of Wight has more ancient woodland than previously thought, a new survey finds.

Mystery poem found in WW1 kilt

A hidden poem from a Glasgow woman is found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.

Homeless shelter death 'not murder'

A man accused of murdering a woman found dead at a homeless shelter is cleared, after a pathologist said the death was not suspicious.

Motor home driver killed in crash

A man from Fareham dies when the motor home he was driving collided with a lorry on the A31 near Wimborne.

Live BBC World News

Truce as deaths in Gaza pass 900

A 12-hour truce has begun in Gaza, as efforts continue to secure a longer ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and the scale of damage becomes clear.

Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.

US 'will send migrant youths home'

President Obama says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home, as he meets Central American leaders.

Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.

CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire

Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians.

Peru to auction Montesinos jewels

The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

BBC Sports News

Cook should resign - Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen says England captain Alastair Cook should resign as he "does not have the tactical brain to lead the side".

Arsenal set to sign £16m Chambers

Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m.

My consistency key to title - Rosberg

Nico Rosberg believes his greater consistency is key to his hopes of beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the F1 title.

Ferry back in service after accident

An Isle of Wight ferry is running again after an accident which saw its upper car deck collapse injuring three passengers and a crew member.

£20m Lovren to have Liverpool medical

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren will undergo a medical with Liverpool this weekend after the clubs agree a £20m fee.

Oldest pier celebrates 200 years

Ryde on the Isle of Wight celebrates the 200th anniversary of its seaside pier, the oldest in Britain.

Unrecorded ancient woods discovered

The Isle of Wight has more ancient woodland than previously thought, a new survey finds.

Mystery poem found in WW1 kilt

A hidden poem from a Glasgow woman is found sewn into the folds of a World War One kilt owned by a Southampton academic.

Homeless shelter death 'not murder'

A man accused of murdering a woman found dead at a homeless shelter is cleared, after a pathologist said the death was not suspicious.

Motor home driver killed in crash

A man from Fareham dies when the motor home he was driving collided with a lorry on the A31 near Wimborne.

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: CBeebies goes classical at Proms

The BBC Philharmonic is staging the first ever Cbeebies event at the Proms.

VIDEO: Cancer patient robbed of jewellery

A 71-year-old cancer patient from Leicester has jewellery worth about £50,000 stolen from her home.

VIDEO: Malevich's revolutionary art in London

A new exhibition exploring the revolutionary work of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich on display at London’s Tate Modern.

VIDEO: Mother admits to killing her son

The mother of Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and then starting a search after claiming he had gone missing.

VIDEO: Athletes' ten day journey to Games

The team of athletes from the remote Atlantic island of St Helena had an epic, ten day journey to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

VIDEO: 'Flying' car destroys upstairs wall

A car has smashed into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire, after careering off the road.

VIDEO: NHS to offer one-shot cancer therapy

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.