Anna Klonowski left her £160,000-a-year post at Bristol City Council in September after seven months in the job.
Four trains were removed from service on Wednesday due to glitches such as leaking air-con units.
If changes to government funding go ahead, the authority's schools will be the worst funded, a group claims.
The force got complaints after officers painted their nails to highlight modern slavery issues.
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.
On display at Aerospace Bristol is Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, part of a new £19m attraction.
Former Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland kicks all Bath's points in dreadful conditions to boost their European Champions Cup quarter-final hopes.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Bristol City and Leeds United.
Somerset chairman Andy Nash is to step down in January and is to be replaced by committee member Charles Clark.
Bath and Wales' Luke Charteris says new rules on eligibility for Wales selection will put players in a "tough position".
Bath flanker Francois Louw is suspended for three weeks after pleading guilty to making contact with the eye area.
Middlesex lose their appeal against a two-point deduction, confirming their relegation from County Championship Division One.
Some 60 people are killed as worshippers are targeted in two separate attacks on mosques.
Officers seize more than 150,000 files with disturbing images of young children and teenagers.
The left-wing poet died in 1973, weeks after a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet.
King Felipe VI says Spain will solve the crisis through democratic institutions.
Police suspect the man killed his girlfriend at Joshua Tree National Park before killing himself.
The World Health Organisation head praises Zimbabwe's public health policy, in a controversial move.
The forces are reported to have been looking for the militants' hideout when they came under attack.
More than 50 people are also still missing after last Saturday's huge truck bombing, officials say.
The US should be "prepared to co-exist with" a nuclear North Korea, a diplomat from Pyongyang says.
Kurdish forces have not confirmed reports that they have given up the last area under their control.
EU leaders say there is not enough progress to start trade talks yet, but they hope to begin in December.
Andrej Babis's party, ANO (Yes), is leading opinion polls but is not expected to secure a majority.
The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".
A white supremacist walked into the middle of an anti-fascist rally - this is what happened next.
Sukanyeah and Aarav met at a gender reassignment clinic. Now they're planning a wedding.
More than 10,000 people are bitten by snakes in Nigeria every year.
What's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye?
Vets in Colombia are nursing a tiny spider monkey back to health.
The two former US presidents voiced concern about the current political climate in the US.
The game, which celebrates the Communist Party Congress, lets users "clap" Xi Jinping by tapping their phone screen
The Chicago Institute of Art is "satisfied that our version is real" of the Impressionist work.
Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.
Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.
Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.
What’s next for the North American couple and their children rescued from five years of captivity?
Why one of the Earth's most remote places is the preferred place to dump space junk.
Maps and graphics telling the story of the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
People's hopes for a quiet retirement with family are ruined by inflation and the fear of violence.
It is no surprise EU leaders sought to put a positive spin on negotiations, writes Laurence Peter.
Could the accidental publication of millions of South Africans' personal details open a new door for criminals?
Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.
Data shows Oxbridge is moving backwards in elitism terms, so what do Oxford and Cambridge students feel?
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.
Carys Crow said she felt unable to sing after the attack at Ariana Grande's concert in May.
BBC 100 Women go undercover on the Tube with British Transport Police officers catching offenders.
Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.
The state of politics means there is no need for The Thick of It, and it would be "beyond sitcom territory" to produce Veep currently, says Armando Iannucci.
Lord Heseltine tells BBC Newsnight that the more unpopular Brexit becomes, the higher the probability of a Labour government.
Kit Harington on why Game of Thrones is so great, and his special connection to the Gunpowder Plot.
In light of the "Me Too" campaign, we asked men who work in the City of London about how they'd respond if they saw sexual harassment.
James Bartholomew argues welfare states have proved incompetent at helping the most vulnerable.
Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the BBC after meeting EU negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.
Transport for London said it was "idiotic behaviour" which "will not be tolerated".
The bird has been known to pursue postal workers delivering to houses in Long Stratton, Norfolk.
17 years after His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman reads from La Belle Sauvage: The Book Of Dust Volume One.
An ambulance worker and a police officer give graphic descriptions of verbal and physical assaults by the public.
Sir Tom Jones says he 'felt terrible' after being propositioned early in his career.
Fire crews used a bendy rod with a camera on it to find the dog who was 3m (9ft) deep.
Ex-England player criticises how the inquiry into former Lionesses boss Mark Sampson was dealt with.
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh defends the work of her defunct charity.
Tom Karen found fame after he designed the Raleigh Chopper bike.
Priti Raichura and seven-year-old daughter Sia take the BBC through their Diwali preparations.
Footballer Eniola Aluko tells a parliamentary inquiry that a request from the FA's chief executive was "bordering on blackmail".
Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams.
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.
Basking sharks prefer Britain's western waters and are not usually found off the east coast.
Amy Johnson - known as "Grandma" - has celebrated her 110th birthday.
Was the length of PMQs partially down to the number of times the Speaker put MPs in their place?
One woman was told to "move her fat arse" while out running alone.
Eddie Hall showed off his strength by bench pressing BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker.
Max Whitlock MBE becomes a Doctor of Science at Anglia Ruskin University.
Caitlin Perry says a real living wage at the National Assembly makes a difference to her lifestyle.
Kate, 19, wants to challenge people’s perception of beauty.
NI Waiting lists: A woman who has been waiting for treatment says she feels like a prisoner in her own home.
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani says the UK government is 'not realistic' about the amount of money the UK will have to pay to the EU.
Britain faces the highest rate of terror attacks in the last 30 years, the head of MI5 tells the BBC.
Some 245,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity in Ireland alone.
Looking back at Crimewatch as the BBC show is axed after 33 years.
Dashcam footage showed the 28-year-old driver leaving the road to avoid a queue.
Rental costs in Cambridge make it hard for people to buy their own homes, according to one couple.
Artists including Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin donated works for surviving families.
The 70-year-old children's franchise has been revamped for the latest TV series.
1. Island life suits children. Orkney and Shetland have been identified as the best places in Britain to raise a family. This year’s children’s quality of life survey from Halifax ranked Orkney first for the third year in a row based on factors including school spending per public, class size and academic results. Shetland ranked second, Craven in North Yorkshire was third and the Western Isles came fourth. The Times
2. Could a single deep-sea wind farm power the world? A major new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has claimed that all of Earth’s energy needs could be met by a single massive deep-sea wind farm stretching across the Atlantic. The authors have calculated that a wind farm covering about three million square km (1.2 million square miles) of ocean - roughly the size of India - could theoretically be used to generate “civilisation scale power”, or 18 terawatts, humanity’s entire current energy needs. The Economist
3. Britain enjoying record number of tourists. The UK is attracting a record number of tourists, with nearly 40m people expected to have visited the country during 2017. VisitBritain, a tourist agency, predicts that overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7m with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year. With Brits holidaying at home in record numbers, in the form of ‘staycations’, tourism is worth £127bn annually to the economy. Daily Mail
4. IMF says taxing rich does not hit growth. The International Monetary Fund has published analysis suggesting that Western countries would not damage growth if they increased taxes for the top 1% of earners. Labour, which has proposed a new 45% tax band for those earning more than £80,000, said the statement shows that fairer taxes are needed in the UK. The Independent
5. Mockingbird novel removed from Mississippi schools. To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from a Mississippi school's reading list because it was making "people uncomfortable". School administrators in Biloxi made the decision to withdraw Harper Lee's American classic about racism from the 8th grade curriculum after receiving complaints about the language in the book. The 1960s novel has sold 30 million copies worldwide. Daily Mail
6. Speeding drivers could soon receive life sentences. Drivers who cause death by speeding, street racing or using a mobile phone may be handed life sentences under new legislation. Ministers are also exploring the possibility of a new charge of causing death by dangerous cycling after a series of incidents involving bikes. Justice Minister Dominic Raab said the government had "taken a long hard look at driving sentences" after receiving 9,000 replies to a public consultation. The Guardian
7. End to raw sewage on train tracks. Train toilets will no longer empty directly onto the tracks by the end of 2019, Network Rail says. There are still around 500 carriages in the UK that do exactly that. “You quickly learn to turn your back and close your mouth when you’re trackside and a train is passing. As I know first hand,” said Network Rail boss Mark Carne. Metro
8. Online dating crimes rise dramatically. Reported crime related to online dating increased by 382% between 2011 and 2016. Last year, 676 incidents were reported to police. Of these, 106 were sexual crimes and 240 were violent attacks. Sky News
9. The bottom line. The price of a handshake and a backstage photo with singer Ed Sheeran reportedly costs £3,400. A “VIP package” with Britney Spears costs £1,900; Rihanna’s fans need only fork out £757. Sunday Express