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BBC News: Salmond to quit after Scots vote No
Saturday 20th September 2014
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BBC news for County Antrim

NI poll 'not needed after No vote'

A vote on the future of Northern Ireland's border is not necessary following Scotland's 'No' vote, says First Minister Peter Robinson.

Teenager dies in County Down crash

A 19-year-old man dies following a car crash in County Down on the main coast road between Newcastle and Annalong.

Husband found wife in pool of blood

The husband of a woman killed at the laundrette where she worked tells a court he cradled her in his arms to see if she was still alive while she lay in a pool of blood.

Accuser claims musician lost temper

A 20-year-old woman who claims she was sexually abused by traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake claims in court he "lost his temper" when she told him she thought she might be pregnant.

Frazer pledge over Galloway insults

A loyalist victims campaigner makes a High Court pledge not to repeat any allegedly defamatory comments about George Galloway on social media.

Baby giraffe: 'It's a girl'

Belfast Zoo has revealed a baby giraffe born in front of surprised visitors at the animal enclosure is a girl.

'I'm no witch' protester tells court

Anti-abortion campaigner Bernadette Smyth tells Belfast Magistrates Court: "I'm no witch, I'm a Christian".

Live BBC World News

Ukraine deal with eastern rebels

The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.

Kerry says Iran can help defeat IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Iran has a role to play in the fight against Islamic State despite not being part of the US-led coalition.

Guilty plea in US embassy bombings

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.

New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll

Voters in New Zealand begin voting after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history.

Russian jets intercepted off Alaska

Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.

Intruder sparks White House alert

Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.

Court to hear Berlusconi fraud appeal

The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.

BBC Sports News

Toure needs support, says Pellegrini

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini admits that under-performing midfielder Yaya Toure needs support from the club.

Red Bull 'can upset Mercedes fight'

Sebastian Vettel believes Red Bull could upset the Mercedes title battle in this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

St Helens 41-0 Castleford Tigers

James Roby scores two first-half tries as St Helens beat Castleford to reach the Super League play-off semi-finals.

Lennon keen on Cardiff & Fulham jobs

Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon tells BBC Radio 5 live that the vacant posts at Cardiff City and Fulham interest him.

NI poll 'not needed after No vote'

A vote on the future of Northern Ireland's border is not necessary following Scotland's 'No' vote, says First Minister Peter Robinson.

Teenager dies in County Down crash

A 19-year-old man dies following a car crash in County Down on the main coast road between Newcastle and Annalong.

Husband found wife in pool of blood

The husband of a woman killed at the laundrette where she worked tells a court he cradled her in his arms to see if she was still alive while she lay in a pool of blood.

Accuser claims musician lost temper

A 20-year-old woman who claims she was sexually abused by traditional Irish musician Francis McPeake claims in court he "lost his temper" when she told him she thought she might be pregnant.

Frazer pledge over Galloway insults

A loyalist victims campaigner makes a High Court pledge not to repeat any allegedly defamatory comments about George Galloway on social media.

Baby giraffe: 'It's a girl'

Belfast Zoo has revealed a baby giraffe born in front of surprised visitors at the animal enclosure is a girl.

'I'm no witch' protester tells court

Anti-abortion campaigner Bernadette Smyth tells Belfast Magistrates Court: "I'm no witch, I'm a Christian".

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. Barnardo’s calculated that one in five families in England would not have been able to afford a trip to the seaside on bank holiday Monday last week. Looking at the cost of train tickets, fish and chips and sun cream, the charity estimated that a day trip could cost as much as £172.20 and blames welfare cuts for poverty. Metro

2. Networking, risk-taking and ruthlessness are the keys to running your own business, as well as being aged 31, a survey has found. Only six per cent of entrepreneurs feel academic qualifications were vital to success, with eight per cent saying their good looks had helped their chances. However, a third of those polled make less money and work longer hours than they had expected. BBC

3. There was a "statistically significant" rise in immigration in the year to March according to new figures. Net migration into the UK totalled 243,000 in the 12-month period, up almost 40% on the previous year. Some 560,000 people, most from the EU, entered the country and 316,000 left. David Cameron has pledged to reduce annual net migration to 100,000. The Times

4. The latest figures, from the 2012 Health Survey for England, show that 14% of children aged two to 15 were obese and 28% were classed as overweight or obese. Those aged 11 to 15 were more likely to be obese with one in five children placed in that category. In children aged two to 10, 10% of both boys and girls were obese. Daily Mail

5. The World Health Organization has called for a ban on the use of electronc cigarettes indoors and says age restrictions should be introduced to stop children using them. A new report says e-cigarettes are likely to be less harmful than traditional ones but says they should not be promoted as devices that can help people quit. Daily Express

6. The UK is deeply elitist according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission study found that 71% of senior judges, 62% of senior armed forces officers, 55% of top civil servants, 43% of newspaper columnists and 36% of the Cabinet were educated at independent schools and Oxbridge. BBC

7. Darts is being given a middle-class makeover. The game, once synonymous with the working-class, is now drawing a wealthier crowd who are paying £600 for tickets. Prince Harry and Zara Phillips have both been to world darts championships. Stephen Fry has dipped his toe in darts commentary. The Sunday Times

8. Salaries offered in job advertisements have witnessed their first annual rise since the recession. A study found that the average annual wage offered in the UK was £33,873 in July, up 0.9% on the same period a year ago. The rise bucked this month’s official jobs data which showed an unexpected 0.2% drop in earnings growth in the three months to July. Daily Telegraph

9. House prices in Britain will be more than 25% higher in five years, with London finally being overtaken by other parts of the country. Property firm Savills predicts that house prices will jump by 9.5% this year across the UK, up from its original estimate of 6.5%, with the property market having “exceeded all expectations”. The Times

10. A slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981 has sold at auction for $1,375 (£820). The cake, in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold to a mystery online bidder in Los Angeles. Fans of royal food have previously purchased cakes dating back to Queen Victoria’s wedding in 1840. The Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: What could Act Two hold? In 60 secs

The stage is still set for change after the independence vote, not just in the Scotland, but the rest of the UK.

VIDEO: UK mosques condemn hostage takers

Muslim leaders in the UK have condemned the actions of Islamist extremists holding British hostages.

VIDEO: Alice Gross: Police continue search

Police are continuing to search the home of Arnis Zalkalns, who is wanted in connection with the disappearance of teenager Alice Gross in west London.

VIDEO: Fancy a look inside Downing Street?

Some Westminster landmarks normally closed to the public, including Downing Street, will be open this weekend.

VIDEO: Police separate rival crowds in Glasgow

Protestors are demonstrating in Glasgow as supporters of the Yes and No campaigns gather in the city centre.

VIDEO: Voters' views as Salmond resigns

Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum. Joanna Gosling hears from people in Aberdeen.

VIDEO: Could England demand devolution?

Some of England's biggest cities, including Birmingham and Manchester, have backed calls for greater devolution of power from Westminster.