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News from BBC Sport. Click a headline for more, or click here to visit BBC Sport's website.
The Â£450,00 pay-off to BBC director general George Entwistle - who quit in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal - is criticised by MPs.
A committee of MPs tells the energy regulator Ofgem to stop energy firms offering cheap deals to new customers while overcharging existing ones.
The coalition has not made a "rigorous" case for allowing people in England to build larger home extensions without planning permission, MPs say.
A 36-year-old man is charged in connection with the murder of prison officer David Black, 52, shot as he drove on the M1 in County Armagh on 1 November.
A senior US official quits and others are suspended following a damning report into their handling of September's killing of the US envoy to Libya.
Julian Assange is due to address his supporters from the Ecuadorean embassy, marking six months since he was granted asylum inside the building.
The referendum on changing the voting system for general elections cost Â£75m, a report by the Electoral Commission says.
Qantas Airways gets initial approval from Australia's competition authority for its proposed alliance with Dubai-based Emirates.
Thirty police are working on the investigation into claims that an officer gave false evidence over the "plebgate" affair, Scotland Yard says.
US President Barack Obama calls for "concrete proposals" on gun control by the end of January, saying "words need to lead to action".
A powerful new telecommunications satellite for the UK military is launched on an Ariane rocket from the Kourou base in French Guiana.
Singer-songwriter Tom Odell has become the first male artist to win the Brits' critics' choice award, joining the ranks of Adele, Emeli Sande and Jessie J.
Curators at the National Museum of London have discovered what they believe to be the first ever recordings of a family Christmas.
Swiss banking giant UBS agrees to pay $1.5bn to US, UK and Swiss regulators for attempting to manipulate the Libor inter-bank lending rate.
Japanese carmaker Nissan says it will build its next Infiniti premium model in its UK factory.
- From BBC Sport.
Here's a selection of local sports news from the Gazette. Click a headline for more, or click here to visit the Gazette's sport page.
Gazette - Sport - Thornbury:
BERKELEY-BASED rider Pfeiffer Georgi continued with her remarkable improvement in the Severn Road Club’s weekly 10 mile time trials held at Old Down.
THE future of Tytherington Rocks looks bright with new floodlights due to be installed this summer.
IT IS SAFE to read on. This is an almost Ferguson-free column.
FROM humble beginnings on Alveston Playing Fields, David Moyes is now preparing to take on one of the biggest jobs in football after being appointed Manchester United manager, writes Rob Iles.
ROCKHAMPTON fell agonisingly short of following their opening day win against Dumbleton with another success against Wiltshire-based side Potterne despite another century from James Williams.
A GREAT century by Daniel Blackwell helped Hawkesbury to victory over Cam.
A SUPERB all-round performance by Richard Trotman led Thornbury to their first win of the season at home to Warminster in Premier Two.
WILL GIDMAN and Jack Taylor face spells on the sidelines after suffering injuries during Gloucestershire's County Championship draw against Hampshire at Bristol.
Live updates from YB40 game between Gloucestershire and Middlesex, which is reduced to ten overs per side with
BERKELEY-BASED cyclist Pfeiffer Georgi has continued her run of good form.
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