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Thursday 23rd October 2014
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BBC news for Gloucestershire

Superdry founder gives up CEO role

The founder of Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, gives up his role as CEO to focus on developing the brand's products and image.

Wildlife sites 'could go to trust'

Five council-owned country parks and wildlife sites in Gloucestershire could be given to the local wildlife trust.

Boyfriend jailed for car crash death

The boyfriend of a woman killed when their car crashed into a wall is sentenced to six years in prison.

105 jobs to go at cereal box firm

More than 100 jobs are to be shed at a factory in Cheltenham, which makes cardboard cartons for cereals including Weetabix.

Badger culls 'may not be rolled out'

Plans to extend badger culls will be cancelled if pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire miss their targets, a source close to Defra tells the BBC.

Suspended sentences after drug death

Four friends of a man from Stroud who died after taking drugs at a Manchester nightclub are given suspended sentences.

VIDEO: New king penguin chick meets mother

The first king penguin born in England since 2009

Live BBC World News

Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks

Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks on soldiers - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.

Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest

Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby

A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".

Four guilty of Blackwater killings

A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.

India's Modi to see Kashmir floods

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Indian-administered Kashmir to see the extent of damage caused by last month's floods.

Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

BBC Sports News

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League.

Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt

New owners threaten to quit team.

Evans 'hopes' for football return

Ex-Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans wants a return to football after serving a rape sentence.

Balotelli shirt swap angers Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is unhappy Mario Balotelli swapped shirts with a Real Madrid player at half-time.

Superdry founder gives up CEO role

The founder of Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, gives up his role as CEO to focus on developing the brand's products and image.

Wildlife sites 'could go to trust'

Five council-owned country parks and wildlife sites in Gloucestershire could be given to the local wildlife trust.

Boyfriend jailed for car crash death

The boyfriend of a woman killed when their car crashed into a wall is sentenced to six years in prison.

105 jobs to go at cereal box firm

More than 100 jobs are to be shed at a factory in Cheltenham, which makes cardboard cartons for cereals including Weetabix.

Badger culls 'may not be rolled out'

Plans to extend badger culls will be cancelled if pilots in Somerset and Gloucestershire miss their targets, a source close to Defra tells the BBC.

Suspended sentences after drug death

Four friends of a man from Stroud who died after taking drugs at a Manchester nightclub are given suspended sentences.

VIDEO: New king penguin chick meets mother

The first king penguin born in England since 2009

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. As increasing numbers of women delay having families while they build careers, figures revealed that one in five new mothers is aged 35 or older. The statistics for 2013 showed that 51 per cent of all live births were to mothers in their 30s. The average age of first-time mothers is now at a record high of 28.3 years. Nearly two-thirds of births were to fathers aged 30 and over. Office for National Statistics

2. FTSE 100 bosses earn 120 times more than the average worker. The average total earnings were £2.4m, rising to £3.3m for chief executives. According to research from Incomes Data Services, wage growth for the overall workforce trails well behind inflation, rising by 0.6% in the three months to July compared with the same period a year earlier. The Times.

3. High property costs mean that small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of the UK economy, are finding it increasingly difficult to make a living in London. A study puts London 18th of 24 in its Small Business Cities Burden Index, below cities including New York, Dublin and Tokyo. Commercial rents in central London have increased by about 13.5% this year. Financial Times

4. Michael Jackson has topped Forbes’ list of high-earning dead celebrities. Over the last year the deceased pop legend generated a haul of $140m, almost three times as much as second-placed Elvis Presley, who made a comparatively poor $55m over the same period. Jacko's estate made a fortune on the back of his second posthumous album release Xscape. Daily Mail

5. British MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion to recognise the state of Palestine. The motion was passed 274-12 after the first full debate on the issue since 2012. The result is not binding on the UK government and David Cameron has said the official non-recognition will not change. The Observer

6. Unruly dogs could be placed under ‘dogbos’ that come into force next week. The owners of dogs that aggressively chase cats, run wild in parks or “alarm” postmen could face criminal prosecution, fines of up to £20,000 or the prospect of theirs pets being seized. They could also be forced to neuter their pet and attend training classes. Daily Telegraph

7. The chief executive of the NHS is urging staff to take a lead in the anti-obesity fight by joining gyms. Simon Stevens says the NHS should become an agent for social change and lead by example as it is revealed that one in five young people and one in four adults in the UK now suffer from obesity, which each year causes 34,000 deaths and costs the NHS more than £1bn. Daily Express

8. The asking price for a forecourt in Mayfair with parking space for eight cars is an astonishing £2.25m. It is thought to be the most expensive London car park on record. The buyer will also need to pay a service charge and ground rent. The same sum would buy a 16th-century castle in Scotland or a six-bedroom villa in Ealing. Daily Mail

9. Apple, the inventor of the iPad and the iPhone, had the most valuable brand in the world for the second year running. The value of its fruity logo – created in 1977 by Rob Janoff, with a bite out of it to avoid confusion with a cherry, grew by 21% over the past year. New York Times

10. It costs $2bn per annum to launch water into space to sustain the astronauts on the International Space Station. The requirement is six tonnes per person. Daily Mail

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Rapist Evans in video statement

Footballer Ched Evans has released a video statement in which he says he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name.

VIDEO: Taxi boss: 'Users want white drivers'

The manager of a cab firm in Rochdale has said that a small number of the company's customers are requesting white drivers, following the rise of the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East.

VIDEO: More powers 'would boost UK cities'

Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study has concluded.

VIDEO: MP duped by Swansea conman

An MP has admitted being duped by a conman who pretended to be quadriplegic and claimed police were abusing him.

VIDEO: Lions picture wins photography prize

Michael Nichols wins Wildlife photographer of the year for his photograph of a pride of snoozing lions

VIDEO: 'Dean abused me in childhood'

A man who was abused by the late Dean of Manchester speaks about his childhood ordeal, as an inquiry criticises the Church of England's handling of allegations of sexual abuse.

VIDEO: Call for traffic-free Oxford Street

London's Oxford Street is "doomed to decline" unless it is pedestrianised by 2020, a report suggests.