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  1. Updates on Thursday 21 January

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By BBC News

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  1. Catch up with all the news from across England on Thursday

    BBC News England

    England Live has finished for the day. We’re back from 07:00 on Friday with more live updates from around the country.  Join us then.

  2. Birmingham hospital boss: 'We've solved weekend crisis'

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Dame Julie Moore, chief executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, has told BBC Radio 5 live she feels she's solved the problem of junior doctor staffing at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

    Speaking to Peter Allen and BBC Health Editor Hugh Pymm, she said: “We have sorted it, we provide seven day services here, it might be that the new contract enables us to do it in a more cost effective way, I don’t know”.

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    Video caption: The Chief Exec of a Birmingham hospital says they can provide a seven day service.
  3. MPs likely to quiz BBC bosses over Savile report

    Senior figures from the BBC are "very likely" to be called before MPs to explain whether changes were made in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.  

    Jimmy Savile

    Jesse Norman said the culture select committee, which he chairs, "needed to be satisfied the culture has changed".

    The report into cases of sexual abuse by the former BBC presenter is set to criticise the corporation, according to a leaked draft.

  4. Tube stabbing 'could be random attack'

    A man stabbed to death near a London Tube station could have been the victim of a random attack, the Met has said.

    Flowers are left near the entrance of Kendor Gardens on Kenley Road in London near to where Daniel Young was stabbed to death

    University lecturer Daniel Young, 30, was killed in Kendor Gardens, near Morden, at about 08:07 on Tuesday.

    Detectives say they have "not ruled out" an attack by a stranger and are investigating whether it is linked to an earlier stabbing that morning.

  5. Crime survey shows rise in sexual offences

    BBC News England

    The Crime Survey for England and Wales shows there were 93,643 sexual offences in England from September 2014 to September 2015.

    It was a 38% rise compared with the same period in 2013-14.

    Graph showing rise in sexual offences
  6. Jeremy Corbyn musical to be staged in London

    In what may be the first stage show written about a leader of the opposition, a Jeremy Corbyn musical is coming to a London theatre.

    Corbyn the Musical: The Motorcycle Diaries is described as a "no-holds barred political satire".

    Jeremy Corbyn

    It sees the Labour leader - among other things - facing a nuclear crisis with Russia and is being staged at Waterloo East Theatre in April.

  7. WATCH: Footage shows German U-boat discovery

    Footage of the seabed taken by divers shows the adbandoned WW1 wreck, discovered off the Norfolk coast when windfarm developers took to the waters for scans.

    Mark Dunkley, marine archaeologist at Historic England, said the "conning tower was present and the bows partially buried."

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    Video caption: German WW1 U-boat wreck identified off Norfolk coast
  8. Tube strike: Unions suspend 24-hour walkouts over night service

    Two unions have suspended planned strikes after London Underground (LU) made an offer on pay over a new night service.

    Aslef and the TSSA said good progress had been made in talks and have put off the 24-hour walkouts.

    The two unions and the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union were due to strike on 26 January, and 15 and 17 February. The RMT will make a decision on Monday.

  9. Case against Channel Tunnel walker to go ahead

    Prosecutors are to press ahead with their case against a Sudanese man granted asylum in Britain after walking through the Channel Tunnel from France.

    Abdul Rahman Haroun

    Abdul Rahman Haroun, 40, was granted asylum on Christmas Eve after being found inside the tunnel on 4 August.

    He denies a charge of causing an obstruction to an engine or carriage.

  10. 'Biggest year-on-year increase' in rise in recorded crime

    The rise in recorded crime is the biggest year-on-year increase since 2001-2002, according to official statistics.

    Hampshire Police had the largest rise for September 2014 to September 2015, compared with the same 12 months the year before.

    Graph showing forces with largest percentage increase in offences

    The Crime Survey for England and Wales showed there was a 26% rise in recorded rapes involving a knife or sharp instrument, while possession of a knife or sharp instrument rose by 15%.

    Overall recorded crime in England went up by about 7%.

  11. Murder trial cop brands wife a 'windmill'.

    Sally Chidzoy

    BBC Look East home affairs correspondent

    A policeman accused of murdering his wife has told a court she lashed out at him like an "unsophisticated windmill".

    Adrian "Otis" Goldsmith, 49, of Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, is giving evidence at Stafford Crown Court and denies murdering Jill Goldsmith.

    For more updates on the trial visit our BBC Northamptonshire live page.

  12. Mystery man appeal nets number of responses

    Police trying to identify a man found in Hereford are working through a list of responses following an appeal on the BBC. 

    A number of viewers got in touch regarding the man who thinks his name is Roger Curry but cannot remember anything about his life.

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    Video caption: Fresh appeal over mystery man found in Hereford

    He was found in the Credenhill area of the city on 7 November by passers-by who took him to Hereford County Hospital.

  13. Body in burning tent 'was murder'

    The death of a man who was found inside a burning tent in Salford is being treated as murder, police have said.

    The body of 23-year-old Daniel Smith was found by firefighters under a railway bridge at the junction of Trinity Way and Irwell Street at about 01:20 yesterday.

    The crime scene

    A post-mortem examination found he died from multiple injuries.

  14. Unclaimed lottery ticket bought in Worcester

    BBC News England

    An unclaimed lottery ticket worth £33m, half of the UK's biggest-ever Lotto jackpot, was bought in Worcester, Camelot has confirmed.

  15. Your pictures: Winter's morning from university's sunshine recorder

    This is a view of Oxford from the top of the University's engineering department, showing a rather unusual object, photographed by Ian Curtis.

    Sunshine over Oxford

    The instrument in the foreground is a Campbell-Stokes recorder, which measures how many hours the sun shines during a day, by focusing the rays onto a special card and burning a trace.

    We love to see your images from around the country and where possible to share them on our live streams.  You can find out how to do this on our Big Picture page.

  16. Leicester fans miss start of FA cup clash

    Foxes fans have vented their anger after hundreds were left stranded outside Leicester City's stadium during an FA Cup match.

    TV coverage showed empty seats at King Power stadium for the third-round replay against Spurs, with many home fans missing kick off.

    Leicester City fans

    The club has apologised for the delays, caused by ticketing problems.

  17. Stephen Sutton's mum returns to cancer ward

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Jane Sutton has made an 'emotional' return to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for the first time since her son's death to see how his legacy lives on for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

    Stephen raised more than £2m for the charity before he died in 2014 aged 19, and his fund has now topped £5.5m 

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    Video caption: 19-year-old Stephen Sutton raised millions after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

    Ms Sutton told BBC 5 live "it was quite emotional, but lovely to come back."