News Headlines - 30 August 2011

▽Notting Hill carnival: 16-year-old arrested after stabbing - The Guardian
A 16-year-old youth has been arrested in west London on suspicion of assault following the stabbing of a 20-year-old man at the Notting Hill carnival, police have said.
Three men aged 20 and a 21-year-old have already been arrested and are in custody at various police stations in London in connection with the incident, which happened towards the end of the two-day event.

▽Mortgage approvals highest in 14 months - Telegraph.co.uk
The number of mortgage loans approved by lenders rose to 49,239, in line with the consensus forecast of 49,000 and up from 48,500 the previous month. That represented the highest figure since May 2010, albeit still well below pre-crisis levels.

▽Study warns of housing 'crisis' - AFP
Britain's housing market is "in crisis" and the government must urgently act to increase the supply of homes, a study warned on Tuesday.
Only 63.8 percent of homes in England will be owned by their occupiers in a decade's time as more and more people are locked out of the housing market, according to the National Housing Federation (NHF). The figure represents the lowest level since the mid-1980s.

▽Facebook forks out $40,000 in bug bounty program - PC Advisor
Social network Facebook has forked out $40,000 to web users that have discovered security flaws on the site.
Facebook announced its bug bounty program three weeks ago, that runs alongside its own teams that search out and disable security flaws. The social network said it would pay a base rate of $500 for security related bugs, such as cross site scripting flaws.

▽Top 10 most-improved rivers revealed by Enviroment Agency - BBC
A list of the 10 most-improved rivers in England and Wales has been released by the Environment Agency.
Ian Barker, head of land and water at the agency, said Britain's rivers were "the healthiest for over 20 years".







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