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BBC News: Scots Labour needs 'real discussion'
Saturday 25th October 2014
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BBC news for Wiltshire

Carer jailed over nursing home abuse

A care worker who abused elderly dementia patients at a care home in Salisbury is jailed for five months.

Finances at NHS trust investigated

An investigation is launched into financial problems at Great Western Hospitals, in Wiltshire, by the health services regulator.

Man dies after three-vehicle crash

A 38-year-old man dies following a three-vehicle crash in Wiltshire.

Art forger collection fetches £50,000

A collection of art by a master forger whose work fooled dealers and galleries around the world sells at auction for more than £50,000.

Children's centre cuts to go ahead

Councillors vote to make further funding cuts to children's centres in Swindon.

Parking review after council u-turn

A county-wide review of car parking is being carried out by Wiltshire Council after it admitted it got it wrong in the past.

No charges in pupil injury case

A man who was arrested after a child was seriously injured at a special school will not face charges after the case is dropped.

Live BBC World News

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.

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

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.

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.

Google boss sets new skydive record

Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.

Mulaudzi killed in a car crash

Former Olympic 800m silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi is killed in a road traffic accident in his native South Africa.

BBC Sports News

Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona

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

Leeds part company with boss Milanic

Championship side Leeds United part company with head coach Darko Milanic after just 32 days in charge.

Bath 19-21 Toulouse

Bath mount a late fightback at the Rec but Toulouse hold on to win the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool Four encounter.

Liverpool 0-0 Hull City

Liverpool fail to break down a resolute Hull City side as Reds striker Mario Balotelli suffers another frustrating day.

West Ham United 2-1 Manchester City

Manchester City's title ambitions suffer a setback as Diafra Sakho scores to help earn West Ham earn a 2-1 victory.

Williams to face Halep in WTA final

World number one Serena Williams beats Caroline Wozniacki in a third set tie-break to reach the WTA final in Singapore.

Carer jailed over nursing home abuse

A care worker who abused elderly dementia patients at a care home in Salisbury is jailed for five months.

Finances at NHS trust investigated

An investigation is launched into financial problems at Great Western Hospitals, in Wiltshire, by the health services regulator.

Man dies after three-vehicle crash

A 38-year-old man dies following a three-vehicle crash in Wiltshire.

Art forger collection fetches £50,000

A collection of art by a master forger whose work fooled dealers and galleries around the world sells at auction for more than £50,000.

Children's centre cuts to go ahead

Councillors vote to make further funding cuts to children's centres in Swindon.

Parking review after council u-turn

A county-wide review of car parking is being carried out by Wiltshire Council after it admitted it got it wrong in the past.

No charges in pupil injury case

A man who was arrested after a child was seriously injured at a special school will not face charges after the case is dropped.

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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