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Sunday 26th October 2014
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BBC news for Gloucestershire

Coach crash driver to be charged

The driver of a coach carrying children that crashed on the M5, is to be charged with driving without due care and attention.

Giant hares make £113k for charity

Giant hares which formed a sculpture trail around Cirencester sell at auction making £113,000 for charity.

Fourth arrest in 'hit-and-run' death

A fourth man is arrested in connection with the death of cyclist in a suspected hit-and-run incident in Gloucester.

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.

Adventurer's portraits unveiled

A man who ran coast-to-coast across Canada dressed as a comic-book superhero has two portraits of him unveiled.

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.

Live BBC World News

US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine

A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa.

IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq

Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.

Botswana's ruling party wins polls

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats.

Iran woman's hanging draws protests

Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.

Mass protest over Italy job reforms

A mass protest is held in the Italian capital, Rome, against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans for labour market reform.

Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'

Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

Clashes hit historic Lebanese market

At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.

BBC Sports News

Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona

Real Madrid take the Clasico honours as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.

England must improve - but can beat 'vulnerable' Aussies

BBC Sport pundits Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Robbie Hunter-Paul analyse England's start to the Four Nations.

Rodgers backs striker Balotelli

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Mario Balotelli "is doing his best", despite the striker again failing to score.

Eubank Jr wins Saunders warm-up bout

Chris Eubank Jr outclasses Germany's Omar Siala as he prepares to take on fellow Briton Billy Joe Saunders in November.

Coach crash driver to be charged

The driver of a coach carrying children that crashed on the M5, is to be charged with driving without due care and attention.

Giant hares make £113k for charity

Giant hares which formed a sculpture trail around Cirencester sell at auction making £113,000 for charity.

Fourth arrest in 'hit-and-run' death

A fourth man is arrested in connection with the death of cyclist in a suspected hit-and-run incident in Gloucester.

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.

Adventurer's portraits unveiled

A man who ran coast-to-coast across Canada dressed as a comic-book superhero has two portraits of him unveiled.

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.

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

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