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BBC News: Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence
Tuesday 21st October 2014
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BBC news for Lincolnshire

Solar farms 'being dumped on county'

Lincolnshire is becoming a "dumping ground" for large-scale solar energy farms, a councillor claims.

Call for regional lower leagues

The chairman of Lincoln City Football Club is calling for the Conference and League Two to be regionalised to reduce travel costs and improve player wellbeing.

Trekkers safe after Nepal ordeal

A group of trekkers from the East Midlands reach an area of safety after being caught up in the snow storms in Nepal.

Three arrested over straw bale fire

Three boys are arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire destroyed thousands of bales of straw near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.

Witch bottle unearthed in museum dig

Archaeologists from Lincoln find a suspected witch bottle during work on a new National Civil War Centre in Nottinghamshire.

Honour for WW1 woman police officer

Blue plaque for Grantham officer Edith Smith

Ella Henderson tops UK album chart

Grimsby teenager hits top spot with debut album

Live BBC World News

Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the chief executive of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 82, says his family.

Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says.

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again after cells from his nose were transplanted into his severed spinal cord.

Italian police find 1.7bn-euro fraud

Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.

Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'

Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.

BBC Sports News

Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again'

Ruling follows athlete's jail term.

India suspend tours to West Indies

India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.

Fijian soldier set for England duty

Having witnessed the horrors of war, Semesa Rokoduguni is making the most of rugby life as an England career beckons.

Pistorius given five years in jail

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

My Man Utd not antiquated - Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson defends himself against suggestions David Moyes inherited an "antiquated" structure at Manchester United.

Solar farms 'being dumped on county'

Lincolnshire is becoming a "dumping ground" for large-scale solar energy farms, a councillor claims.

Call for regional lower leagues

The chairman of Lincoln City Football Club is calling for the Conference and League Two to be regionalised to reduce travel costs and improve player wellbeing.

Trekkers safe after Nepal ordeal

A group of trekkers from the East Midlands reach an area of safety after being caught up in the snow storms in Nepal.

Three arrested over straw bale fire

Three boys are arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire destroyed thousands of bales of straw near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.

Witch bottle unearthed in museum dig

Archaeologists from Lincoln find a suspected witch bottle during work on a new National Civil War Centre in Nottinghamshire.

Honour for WW1 woman police officer

Blue plaque for Grantham officer Edith Smith

Ella Henderson tops UK album chart

Grimsby teenager hits top spot with debut album

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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The parents of William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, support his return to Sierra Leone to resume his work.

VIDEO: Woman dies after being hit by tree

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Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.

VIDEO: European and UK police join forces

Police from across Europe have been brought to the UK to help catch foreign criminals in Operation Trivium.

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Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read sings a comic pro-UKIP song prompting criticism from some who object to him affecting a Caribbean accent for the calypso style song