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BBC News: Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt
Sunday 1st February 2015
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Welcome to the Pamber Heath Portal - with in-depth local information, news, sport, everything on around RG26 and Hampshire!

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BBC news for Hampshire

WW2 torpedo boat takes to the water

A Portsmouth-built World War Two torpedo boat being restored in Somerset takes to the water.

Protest against Immigration Street

Southampton residents, including prominent Muslim commentator Mo Ansar, protest outside Channel 4's headquarters against Immigration Street.

Elderly woman dies in house fire

An elderly woman dies in a house fire in Andover on Saturday morning.

Pedestrian, 86, dies in car crash

An 86-year-old pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in New Milton.

Moving observatory art studio opens

A temporary, observatory-style art studio space and a public workshop, have opened at the first of four locations.

VIDEO: Political week in 60 seconds

Peter Henley reviews region's politics

Transforming a struggling school

Transformation after 'second worst' rating

Southampton v Swansea City

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Southampton and Swansea City.

Live BBC World News

Jordan vow after hostage beheading

Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.

Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt

Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and is reportedly flying to Cyprus.

Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attack

The Nigerian army says it has repelled a new assault by Boko Haram Islamist militants on the strategic north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

Protesters back on Hong Kong streets

Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong's streets for the first time since mass demonstrations last year, but their numbers are far lower.

Greece minister in key France talks

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is holding talks in France, as Greece begins its drive in Europe to renegotiate the country's huge debt.

Abbott pledge after Queensland rout

Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".

Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court

Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.

Chile proposes to end abortion ban

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

BBC Sports News

Celtic 2-0 Rangers

Celtic ease to victory over Rangers at Hampden to set up a Scottish League Cup final with Dundee United.

England thumped in tri-series final

England crumble to a 112-run tri-series final defeat in Perth, their last competitive match before the World Cup.

Arsenal 5-0 Aston Villa

Arsenal move up to fifth in the Premier League courtesy of an emphatic victory over struggling Aston Villa.

Murray 'melted down' in final - Cash

Andy Murray needs "a good, hard look in the mirror" after his Australian Open final defeat, says former finalist Pat Cash.

Sears in 'Explicit Content' T-shirt

Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears makes light of her outburst by wearing a cheeky T-shirt at the Australian Open final.

Follow deadline day on the BBC

The transfer window shuts on Monday and you will not miss a deal with the BBC across online, radio, TV and social media.

WW2 torpedo boat takes to the water

A Portsmouth-built World War Two torpedo boat being restored in Somerset takes to the water.

Protest against Immigration Street

Southampton residents, including prominent Muslim commentator Mo Ansar, protest outside Channel 4's headquarters against Immigration Street.

Elderly woman dies in house fire

An elderly woman dies in a house fire in Andover on Saturday morning.

Pedestrian, 86, dies in car crash

An 86-year-old pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in New Milton.

Moving observatory art studio opens

A temporary, observatory-style art studio space and a public workshop, have opened at the first of four locations.

VIDEO: Political week in 60 seconds

Peter Henley reviews region's politics

Transforming a struggling school

Transformation after 'second worst' rating

Southampton v Swansea City

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Southampton and Swansea City.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW LAST WEEK

1. Britons are working an extra 19 days every year because we don’t take our full lunch break. The average ‘hour’ allowed for mealtime now lasts just 26 minutes and 28 seconds, a new study has found. Over the course of a year, we are working 133 hours extra for free. The Times

2. Wealth accumulated by the world’s richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam revealed, ahead of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. The richest’s share of global wealth increased from 44% in 2009 to 48 in 2014, the charity said in a report, adding that it will be more than 50 by next year. The Independent

3. Almost 40 employers owing staff £177,000 have been ‘named and shamed’ for failing to pay the national minimum wage. They include a childcare centre in Wolverhampton, a tanning boutique in Glasgow and a building firm in Edinburgh. The 37 offenders face fines totaling more than £51,000. Daily Mail

4. Britain's two largest airports recorded their busiest ever year in 2014. Heathrow passenger numbers last year rose 1.4 per cent to a record 73.4 million, while a total of 38.12 million were handled at Gatwick - a 7.6 per cent increase on 2013 and also an all-time high. Financial Times

5. Shoppers who use the post rather than the internet to settle bills are paying an extra £440 a year for goods and services, a study suggests. The 8million people in Britain – including 5million pensioners – who have no online access are missing out on discounts offered by banks, energy and telecom companies. Metro

6. Milk is now cheaper than bottled water thanks to a fierce supermarket price war, a study suggests. When bought in a four-pint container, the price per litre of milk has dropped to 43p compared with 44p for packs of bottled still water. BBC

7. Seven in ten university students now gain at least a 2:1 – with soaring fees thought to have fuelled a sharp increase in the number getting firsts. Almost 80,000 students – one in five – achieved the highest classification last year, up by 10,000 on 2013. The proportion achieving at least a 2:1 has soared by 163 per cent in a decade. The Times

8. Every year 1,000 people die in the UK waiting for an organ transplant. However, only 4% of people regularly give blood, and only 31% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register Source: NHS Choices

9. Britain’s last Victorian has died. Ethel Lang, who lived to see six British monarchs and 22 prime ministers, passed away at the age of 114. She danced into her late nineties, enjoyed watching snooker and “always liked a cup of tea”. Her daughter said: “Her secret to living so long was living so well,” she said. “She never smoked and rarely had a drink. She was always out and about.” The Observer

10. Last year was officially the hottest on record, say US government scientists. After smashing temperature records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and baking regions in China, South America, and Russia – 2014 has been officially named the hottest on record, with global temperatures 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th-century average. Wall Street Journal

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Mugging victim 'didn't expect generosity'

Alan Barnes, the victim of a mugging outside his home, has met the woman who set up a fundraising page for him.

VIDEO: Tamsin Greig on 'posh' actors

Actress Tamsin Greig has said people who have money and contacts will have more opportunities in the performing arts than those who do not.

VIDEO: Mosques open doors to 'ease tensions'

More than 20 mosques will be opening their doors to the public on Sunday as part of a campaign organised by the Muslim Council of Britain.

VIDEO: Club's fans call for owner to quit

Blackpool supporters protests against the way their club is run

VIDEO: Music's role in surviving Holocaust

A service at Westminster Abbey on Sunday will honour work written by prisoners during the Holocaust - and the role that music played in helping some survive

VIDEO: Geraldine McEwan dies aged 82

The actress, Geraldine McEwan, best known for playing Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, has died at the age of 82.

VIDEO: Starlings 'ballet' thrills city

People in Norwich have been turning their heads skywards at thousands of starlings performing a "mesmerising murmuration" en route to a new city roost.

VIDEO: Cumberbatch: Pardon convicted gay men

Benedict Cumberbatch and members of codebreaker Alan Turing's family are among those calling for thousands of men who were prosecuted for being gay to be pardoned.