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BBC News: Mass rally for Nemtsov in Moscow
Sunday 1st March 2015
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BBC news for Hampshire

Hundreds demonstrate over new plant

Hundreds of residents protest against an energy-from-food waste plant being built near a village in Hampshire.

Woman, 88, named world pasty champion

Betty Lethbridge wins crown whilst Hampshire chef fails to pick up a prize despite producing a pasty costing £230.

More arrests in sex offences inquiry

Seven men are arrested by police on suspicion of conspiring to commit serious sexual offences on the Isle of Wight.

UKIP candidate drops out of race

UKIP's Diane James drops her bid to become a North West Hampshire MP at the general election for "personal reasons".

Bird flu restriction lifted on farm

Bird flu restrictions are lifted by government scientists after an outbreak of the disease on a Hampshire farm.

WWII anti-aircraft device exploded

Royal Navy experts destroy a World War Two round found by construction workers on the Isle of Wight.

Stray Tube cat gets island habitat

A stray cat found wandering in a London Underground station gets a new home on the Isle of Wight.

Queen to name new Britannia liner

The Queen is to officially name new liner

Live BBC World News

Mass rally for Nemtsov in Moscow

Tens of thousands of people are marching in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.

'Hundreds' of S Sudan boys seized

Hundreds of South Sudanese boys have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the UN says, blaming a government-allied militia.

US sex abuse suspect held in Brazil

Police in Brazil arrest an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in the US state of Minnesota.

New avalanches strike Afghanistan

Fresh avalanches hit Afghanistan's Panjshir valley closing off areas already difficult to reach, local officials say, after the death of scores of people.

Egypt elections set to be delayed

Parliamentary elections in Egypt are set to be delayed after the country's Supreme Court ruled part of an election law unconstitutional.

Estonia votes amid Russia fears

Estonians are choosing a new government, in an election dominated by concerns over Russian action in Ukraine.

Mass anti-immigration rally in Rome

Thousands of supporters of Italy's Northern League, led by Matteo Salvini, have held a big rally in Rome against immigration and PM Matteo Renzi's rule.

Chilean girl appeals to president

A 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile's president to allow her to die in an online video viewed by thousands of people.

BBC Sports News

Celtic 4-0 Aberdeen

Celtic move closer to the title as they end Aberdeen's unbeaten run and go six-points clear at the top of the table.

Morgan blames bowlers after defeat

England captain Eoin Morgan criticises his bowlers after the nine-wicket humbling by Sri Lanka at the World Cup.

Graves leaves door open on Pietersen

Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves leaves the door open for an England return for Kevin Pietersen.

Nadal reaches Argentina Open final

Rafael Nadal reaches his first final since winning the French Open last June after beating Carlos Berlocq at the Argentina Open.

Sunderland to contest Brown red card

Sunderland will appeal against Wes Brown's red card against Man Utd after referee Roger East ruled he fouled Radamel Falcao.

Sri Lanka thump England in World Cup

England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets.

Hundreds demonstrate over new plant

Hundreds of residents protest against an energy-from-food waste plant being built near a village in Hampshire.

Woman, 88, named world pasty champion

Betty Lethbridge wins crown whilst Hampshire chef fails to pick up a prize despite producing a pasty costing £230.

More arrests in sex offences inquiry

Seven men are arrested by police on suspicion of conspiring to commit serious sexual offences on the Isle of Wight.

UKIP candidate drops out of race

UKIP's Diane James drops her bid to become a North West Hampshire MP at the general election for "personal reasons".

Bird flu restriction lifted on farm

Bird flu restrictions are lifted by government scientists after an outbreak of the disease on a Hampshire farm.

WWII anti-aircraft device exploded

Royal Navy experts destroy a World War Two round found by construction workers on the Isle of Wight.

Stray Tube cat gets island habitat

A stray cat found wandering in a London Underground station gets a new home on the Isle of Wight.

Queen to name new Britannia liner

The Queen is to officially name new liner

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
http://askten.co.uk


1. London workers are the most productive in the UK with Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly the least productive. Although those results are not a surprise, the chasm is vast: in central London the average worker is producing 42% more every hour than the national average, while in Cornwall they produce 28% less than the national average. Office for National Statistics

2. A growing number of 30-somethings are being forced to leave London as soaring property prices mean they cannot afford to live in the capital. London's population is set to reach a record high of 8.6m, making housing an ever more central issue at the general election. One in six tenant say housing say housing is the issue most likely to affect their vote. Office for National Statistics

3. People who commute into London from the south-east are the rail passengers most likely to be delayed, according to consumer group Which? They were also the most likely to be unhappy with their train operator, a poll of 7,309 people found. Southern had the worst score of any train firm, with 39% of users reporting delays. BBC

4. A new guide to making the perfect cup of tea may finally settle the question of when to add the milk in a breakthrough that will be a blow to many purists. The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a guide called Preparation Of A Liquor Of Tea For Use In Sensory Tests that sets out what it deems to be the essentials for a perfect brew. According to the BSI, the milk must be poured into the cup before the tea, which should be brewed for six minutes. The Times

5. Russell Brand has been named alongside the likes of Henry Kissinger and Hilary Mantel on a shortlist of the world's greatest minds. The comedian and activist is included on Prospect magazine's 50-strong World Thinkers 2015 shortlist. Last year, the award was won by Indian intellect Amartya Sen, with the figures such as Pope Francis and broadcaster Mary Beard in the top 10. The Times

6. The number of pensioners being treated for class-a drug addiction has doubled in six years, says the Daily Star. Data released by Public Health England shows 634 pensioners aged 65 or above needed treatment for drug addiction in the last year. Most of them are being treated for problems with heroin and other opiates - but 80 are addicted to both heroin and crack. Daily Mail

7. More than 20 years after his death, Random House Children’s Books has revealed it will publish a recently- discovered Dr Seuss manuscript with illustrations called “What Pet Should I Get?” on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author’s home in La Jolla, California, by his widow and secretary. Daily Express

8. Government surveyors in the U.S. have determined a new height for the Washington Monument — about 25 cm shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years. The new official measurement puts the monument at 169 metres, as measured from the floor of the main entrance to the top. Ever since the stone obelisk was completed in 1884 to honour the nation’s first president, the historic height has been recorded at 169.2 metres. The Observer

9. Cézanne's 'The Card Players' was the most expensive work of art ever sold (£170 million in 2011) until the sale of Gauguin's 'When Will You Marry?' for close to £195m earlier this month. The Guardian

10. The traditional 'gift bag' given to Hollywood's leading players at the Oscars will this year be worth £104,000. It is said to include an adult toy worth $250, free furniture worth $28,000 and a $14,239 lifestyle makeover. New York Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Syria crisis 'spurred terror surge'

The crisis in Syria has let to a surge in investigations and interventions carried out by anti-terrorism officers, according to the Metropolitan Police.

VIDEO: Syrian female doctor who fled IS area

In the parts of northern Syria where so called Islamic State has taken control, a brutal code of public floggings and executions is being enforced with particular dangers for women.

VIDEO: Cardinal's plea on immigration

The Archbishop of Westminster has said that political parties "have to be tested" on their approach to immigration ahead of the general election.

VIDEO: Crackdown on drug drivers

Tougher laws to tackle drug driving come into force across England and Wales on Monday - with new limits on eight illegal and eight prescription drugs.

VIDEO: CCTV shows girls' Istanbul bus wait

CCTV pictures have emerged appearing to show the three missing UK schoolgirls in Turkey on their way to Syria, where they are believed to have joined Islamic State.

VIDEO: Samurai prince escapes wig ordeal

Prince William was transformed into a samurai warlord, but escaped the ordeal of wearing a wig, as he visited Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

VIDEO: Pegida and counter rally held in UK

Around 400 people are attending a rally in Newcastle organised by a group opposed to what it describes as the "Islamisation of Europe".

VIDEO: Farage: 'I've been busy, not ill'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has insisted he is "fit as a flea" following rumours he was seriously ill.