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Tuesday 29th July 2014
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BBC news for Kent

Driver held after officer hit by car

A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was hit and injured when a car driver failed to stop.

England's Gemili takes 100m silver

Dartford's Adam Gemili has won silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.

Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.

Perils of the English countryside

The risks you may run while taking a walk in the English countryside.

Cancer campaign bus trip reaches end

Five men who set out to travel England on 19 buses to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer reach their destination.

Dockyard tells story of WW1 at sea

Dockyard looks at how the war was fought

King's armour back after 500 years

Henry VIII's armour returns to Leeds Castle

Live BBC World News

Israel warns of 'prolonged' Gaza war

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, following an upsurge of violence from both sides.

MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'

Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.

LA Clippers sale 'can go ahead'

A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.

Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal

Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.

China regulators in Microsoft visit

Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have visited some of its offices.

Lightning kills man on US beach

One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.

Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'

A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.

BBC Sports News

England's Gemili takes 100m silver

England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.

Bell & Buttler put England on top

Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.

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.

Meet Judd and Williams - the next generation

Jess Judd and Jodie Williams are determined to make their mark at Glasgow 2014, as BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce finds out.

Driver held after officer hit by car

A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was hit and injured when a car driver failed to stop.

England's Gemili takes 100m silver

Dartford's Adam Gemili has won silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.

Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.

Perils of the English countryside

The risks you may run while taking a walk in the English countryside.

Cancer campaign bus trip reaches end

Five men who set out to travel England on 19 buses to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer reach their destination.

Dockyard tells story of WW1 at sea

Dockyard looks at how the war was fought

King's armour back after 500 years

Henry VIII's armour returns to Leeds Castle

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: Car crashes into crowd at cruise event

A 16-year-old girl has been released from hospital following an incident at a "car cruising" event in which a vehicle ploughed into a crowd, injuring 17 people.

VIDEO: 'Prince Harry said no to selfie'

Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players who found the Queen had 'photo-bombed' their selfie have tried to have their photo taken with Prince Harry.

VIDEO: Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos

Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause severe travel problems across large areas of south-east England.

VIDEO: Dolphin filmed in the River Severn

Marine experts have said a dolphin spotted in the River Severn in Gloucestershire will make its own way back to the sea.

VIDEO: 'Training' issue over smoke scare Tube

A Tube driver who took four minutes to open the doors of a train filling with smoke lacked training, an accident investigation report has found.

VIDEO: Airshow attracts '500,000 visitors'

Around 500,000 visitors are estimated to have descended on Sunderland for its 26th airshow.

VIDEO: Help for Heroes fraudster 'humbled'

A man who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds form the Help for Heroes charity is facing a lengthy jail sentence after pleading guilty in court