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BBC News: Population 'up 565,000 since 2011'
Friday 6th March 2015
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BBC news for Gloucestershire

Hospital crisis hit 900 operations

More than 900 patients in the West of England had surgery cancelled for non-medical reasons in the first two weeks of the year, figures show.

Arboretum treetop walkway 'a reality'

A 13m (42ft) high "tree-top" walkway is to be installed at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire.

Badger cull licence revoke 'threat'

The Gloucestershire licence to shoot badgers could be revoked if cull numbers don't "improve significantly", the Badger Trust says.

Wind-up radio inventor to be honoured

Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, is to be appointed CBE for services to intellectual property in a ceremony at Windsor Castle later.

‘Spy school’ seeks summer recruits

Intelligence agency GCHQ has launched a summer school as part of efforts to attract university students to the spy service.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup dilemma

Go for gold or aim lower?

Cheltenham Festival 2015: BBC coverage

Commentaries of all 28 races on BBC Radio

Cheltenham race named after McCoy

The last race of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival is renamed to honour retiring 19-time champion jump jockey AP McCoy.

Live BBC World News

Charges sought over US envoy attack

South Korean police say they are seeking charges of attempted murder against a man who slashed the US ambassador to Seoul.

Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'

The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike.

Harrison Ford injured in plane crash

US actor Harrison Ford is expected to make a full recovery from injuries suffered when crashing his plane on to a golf course in Los Angeles.

Nine hurt in China station attack

Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, with one attacker shot dead, police say.

Canadian pastor detained in N Korea

Canada has confirmed that a Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim has been detained by North Korea, his family and church say.

President Obama urged to arm Ukraine

Senior figures in Congress urge the US president to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels.

PLO ends Israel security assistance

The Palestine Liberation Organisation ends security co-operation with Israel which dates back to the 1993 Oslo Accords.

Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'

Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide.

BBC Sports News

Sexist chanting needs reporting - FA

Fans are urged by the FA to report sexist abuse after evidence women officials and staff are being subjected to obscene chants.

Which Britons can win European gold?

BBC pundits pick the British athletes they think will win medals at the European Indoor Championships in Prague.

Lawro's predictions v dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah in predicting the FA Cup quarter-finals.

McIlroy 11 shots off lead in Miami

Rory McIlroy's poor form continues as he shoots a one-over-par 73 in the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Manor Marussia cleared for F1 start

Manor Marussia are cleared to compete at the opening race of the season after passing mandatory crash tests.

Friday's gossip column

Hodgson wants extended stay as England boss, Matic offered new Chelsea deal, Arsenal and Liverpool chase Morata, plus more.

Hospital crisis hit 900 operations

More than 900 patients in the West of England had surgery cancelled for non-medical reasons in the first two weeks of the year, figures show.

Arboretum treetop walkway 'a reality'

A 13m (42ft) high "tree-top" walkway is to be installed at Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire.

Badger cull licence revoke 'threat'

The Gloucestershire licence to shoot badgers could be revoked if cull numbers don't "improve significantly", the Badger Trust says.

Wind-up radio inventor to be honoured

Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, is to be appointed CBE for services to intellectual property in a ceremony at Windsor Castle later.

‘Spy school’ seeks summer recruits

Intelligence agency GCHQ has launched a summer school as part of efforts to attract university students to the spy service.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup dilemma

Go for gold or aim lower?

Cheltenham Festival 2015: BBC coverage

Commentaries of all 28 races on BBC Radio

Cheltenham race named after McCoy

The last race of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival is renamed to honour retiring 19-time champion jump jockey AP McCoy.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
http://askten.co.uk


1. London workers are the most productive in the UK with Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly the least productive. Although those results are not a surprise, the chasm is vast: in central London the average worker is producing 42% more every hour than the national average, while in Cornwall they produce 28% less than the national average. Office for National Statistics

2. A growing number of 30-somethings are being forced to leave London as soaring property prices mean they cannot afford to live in the capital. London's population is set to reach a record high of 8.6m, making housing an ever more central issue at the general election. One in six tenant say housing say housing is the issue most likely to affect their vote. Office for National Statistics

3. People who commute into London from the south-east are the rail passengers most likely to be delayed, according to consumer group Which? They were also the most likely to be unhappy with their train operator, a poll of 7,309 people found. Southern had the worst score of any train firm, with 39% of users reporting delays. BBC

4. A new guide to making the perfect cup of tea may finally settle the question of when to add the milk in a breakthrough that will be a blow to many purists. The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a guide called Preparation Of A Liquor Of Tea For Use In Sensory Tests that sets out what it deems to be the essentials for a perfect brew. According to the BSI, the milk must be poured into the cup before the tea, which should be brewed for six minutes. The Times

5. Russell Brand has been named alongside the likes of Henry Kissinger and Hilary Mantel on a shortlist of the world's greatest minds. The comedian and activist is included on Prospect magazine's 50-strong World Thinkers 2015 shortlist. Last year, the award was won by Indian intellect Amartya Sen, with the figures such as Pope Francis and broadcaster Mary Beard in the top 10. The Times

6. The number of pensioners being treated for class-a drug addiction has doubled in six years, says the Daily Star. Data released by Public Health England shows 634 pensioners aged 65 or above needed treatment for drug addiction in the last year. Most of them are being treated for problems with heroin and other opiates - but 80 are addicted to both heroin and crack. Daily Mail

7. More than 20 years after his death, Random House Children’s Books has revealed it will publish a recently- discovered Dr Seuss manuscript with illustrations called “What Pet Should I Get?” on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author’s home in La Jolla, California, by his widow and secretary. Daily Express

8. Government surveyors in the U.S. have determined a new height for the Washington Monument — about 25 cm shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years. The new official measurement puts the monument at 169 metres, as measured from the floor of the main entrance to the top. Ever since the stone obelisk was completed in 1884 to honour the nation’s first president, the historic height has been recorded at 169.2 metres. The Observer

9. Cézanne's 'The Card Players' was the most expensive work of art ever sold (£170 million in 2011) until the sale of Gauguin's 'When Will You Marry?' for close to £195m earlier this month. The Guardian

10. The traditional 'gift bag' given to Hollywood's leading players at the Oscars will this year be worth £104,000. It is said to include an adult toy worth $250, free furniture worth $28,000 and a $14,239 lifestyle makeover. New York Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Can marketing change your vote?

The Today programme's John Humprys is in Watford with marketing expert Gail Parminter and some political soap-powder.

VIDEO: Meet England's new Europeans

BBC Inside Out takes a journey across England to report on the current state of immigration with exclusive access to the latest figures on migration.

VIDEO: Child star with Down's syndrome back on TV

Ruben Reuter has Down's syndrome and has secured a main role in a new show for CBBC.

VIDEO: App guides blind people on the Tube

A new trial on the London Underground is designed to help blind and partially-sighted people get around independently using wireless technology.

VIDEO: Classic Ford Mexico car stolen

Police have released CCTV footage of a ram raid car theft in Surrey

VIDEO: BoE under investigation for fraud

The SFO is investigating the Bank of England after allegations that the process under which it lent to banks during the financial crisis was "rigged".

VIDEO: Scotland election battle 'wide open'

Labour is vowing to "fight every step of the way" in Scotland despite polling suggesting the party could face a near wipe-out at the hands of the Scottish National Party.

VIDEO: Meningitis: 'No one should go through this pain'

The parents of a girl who lost part of her limbs after catching Meningitis B are supporting a campaign to speed up introduction of a vaccine against the disease.