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Monday 21st April 2014
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BBC news for West Yorkshire

Buildings 'saved from destruction'

More than 100 firefighters tackling a huge blaze on an industrial estate in Leeds save nearby buildings from "certain destruction".

Three arrested over street murder

Three people are arrested after a man was found with fatal stab wounds in Bradford.

Tournament marks Valley Parade fire

A football tournament to mark the 29th anniversary of the Bradford City football stadium fire, which killed 56 people, takes place.

First new diocese since 1929 created

The first new Church of England diocese in 85 years comes into existence following the merger of three dioceses.

City's rivers claim third young life

A body found in a river is identified as soldier Tyler Pearson, whose death follows that of Megan Roberts from Wetherby and Ben Clarkson from Leeds.

Ai Weiwei exhibits in former chapel

Artist Ai Weiwei chooses a former chapel in Wakefield as the venue for his next UK exhibition.

Flying the flag for county pride

Preserving the identities of England's counties

Live BBC World News

Ferry deaths 'murder' - Korea leader

South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".

Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.

Boy survives flight in wheel well

A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.

MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'

A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace.

Boston set for emotional Marathon

Boston is set to hold an emotional annual marathon amid high security, a year after bombs near the finish killed three and injured hundreds.

Japan warns over China ship seizure

China's seizure of a Japanese cargo ship over a pre-war debt could hit business ties, Japan's top government spokesman warns.

Everest Sherpas demand better terms

Sherpa guides in Nepal demand more compensation for the families of 13 of their colleagues killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest.

BBC Sports News

'Hillsborough words inspired us'

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall inspired his team to victory at Norwich.

How Hamilton found edge again over Rosberg

Third consecutive win for 2008 champion cannot have failed to make an impression on team-mate, writes Andrew Benson

Why Torres will still get a hero's welcome at Atletico

Chelsea's Fernando Torres can expect a hero's return to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday - and may yet end up back there permanently

Kuchar pips Donald in RBC Heritage

England's Luke Donald finishes second, one shot behind American Matt Kuchar, at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.

Buildings 'saved from destruction'

More than 100 firefighters tackling a huge blaze on an industrial estate in Leeds save nearby buildings from "certain destruction".

Three arrested over street murder

Three people are arrested after a man was found with fatal stab wounds in Bradford.

Tournament marks Valley Parade fire

A football tournament to mark the 29th anniversary of the Bradford City football stadium fire, which killed 56 people, takes place.

First new diocese since 1929 created

The first new Church of England diocese in 85 years comes into existence following the merger of three dioceses.

City's rivers claim third young life

A body found in a river is identified as soldier Tyler Pearson, whose death follows that of Megan Roberts from Wetherby and Ben Clarkson from Leeds.

Ai Weiwei exhibits in former chapel

Artist Ai Weiwei chooses a former chapel in Wakefield as the venue for his next UK exhibition.

Flying the flag for county pride

Preserving the identities of England's counties

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

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: 'Mice, snails and damp' in rental homes

Rising house prices mean that the number of people living in privately-rented accommodation has doubled in the last decade, but there are growing concerns over the quality of housing that is being offered to tenants.

VIDEO: Welsh on book inspired by fitness

Author Irvine Welsh has said his latest novel, which is written from a woman's perspective and set in Miami, had its genesis when he saw a fitness trainer berating a woman.

VIDEO: 'I had 2cm deep hole in my leg'

New figures show that malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.

VIDEO: 'Surprising fun at 4mph'

The Disabled Ramblers Association wants to make it easier for people who use a wheelchair or have other mobility issues so that more people can enjoy routes and trails all over Britain.

VIDEO: Hospital's special egg delivery

Young patients at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth have received a special delivery of Easter eggs - from a recently treated teenager.

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: Archbishop highlights global suffering

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