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BBC News: Reporter Peter Greste freed by Egypt
Sunday 1st February 2015
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Welcome to the Boyden Gate Portal - with in-depth local information, news, sport, everything on around CT3 and Kent!

First some super useful links! Historic Photos, Maps & Jigsaws of Boyden Gate!
Why not click below for some amazing old photos or maps of Boyden Gate or the Wingham area in days gone by!


BBC news for Kent

Missing trawler search called off

The search for a fishing boat that went missing in the English Channel with four people on board is called off, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

Plans for station in Kent unveiled

Designs for a new £14m railway station in Thanet with links to London's Stratford International are unveiled.

Yarnold hopes hit by cancelled race

West Kingsdown's Lizzy Yarnold has her hopes of defending her World Cup title dented by the cancellation of Saturday's race in La Plagne.

Army to set up 'social media unit'

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

VIDEO: Third hospital helipad to be built

Building work begins on third helipad in London at King's College Hospital.

Veteran, 99, marks charity centenary

World War Two veteran unveils plaque

Artist's Yorkshire mining memories

Exhibition depicting memories of coal mining

Walsall 1-1 Gillingham

Ashley Grimes scores his first goal for Walsall to secure a hard-fought League One draw against Gillingham.

Live BBC World News

Greece debt talks 'must help Europe'

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says his priority is European well-being, after talks in France on the debt issue.

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 later arrives to Cyprus.

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.

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.

Kidnapped Libya Opec official found

One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, is released more than two weeks after being kidnapped.

Obama plans tax on overseas profits

US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US.

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.

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".

BBC Sports News

VIDEO: Match of the Day 2

Mark Chapman introduces highlights of the day's two Premier League fixtures - Arsenal v Aston Villa and Southampton v Swansea.

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.

'England have plenty to work on'

What is right with England, what is wrong and how might the problems be tackled before their World Cup opener.

Vettel sets testing pace in Jerez

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel sets the pace on the first day of testing as Mercedes impress but McLaren-Honda struggle.

Ivory Coast 3-1 Algeria

New Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony scores twice to take Ivory Coast into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Missing trawler search called off

The search for a fishing boat that went missing in the English Channel with four people on board is called off, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

Plans for station in Kent unveiled

Designs for a new £14m railway station in Thanet with links to London's Stratford International are unveiled.

Yarnold hopes hit by cancelled race

West Kingsdown's Lizzy Yarnold has her hopes of defending her World Cup title dented by the cancellation of Saturday's race in La Plagne.

Army to set up 'social media unit'

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

VIDEO: Third hospital helipad to be built

Building work begins on third helipad in London at King's College Hospital.

Veteran, 99, marks charity centenary

World War Two veteran unveils plaque

Artist's Yorkshire mining memories

Exhibition depicting memories of coal mining

Walsall 1-1 Gillingham

Ashley Grimes scores his first goal for Walsall to secure a hard-fought League One draw against Gillingham.

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: Morgan gives school budget hint

The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has given a strong indication that a future Conservative government would ring-fence the budget for schools in England.

VIDEO: Man swept out to sea in Cornwall

A 51-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering his sister's ashes in North Cornwall.

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: 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.