Strictly finalists battle for trophy

Three couples remain in the battle for the Strictly Come Dancing title after the elimination of TV presenter Mark Wright.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 3:02 pm

NI ministers engage in Cameron call

The Northern Ireland first minister and deputy first minister hold a conference call with the prime minister on Saturday.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 2:21 pm

Off-duty PC murder suspect arrested

A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 2:06 pm

Woman found murdered in Gateshead

Police name a man they want to speak to in connection with the murder of a 42-year-old woman in Gateshead.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 1:26 pm

Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed

Scotland's top prosecutor says there is no evidence to suggest Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is innocent.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 1:05 pm

Youth charged over teen park murder

A 17-year-old is charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of Ashley Woolley in a Chelmsford park.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 12:54 pm

Hartlepool boss wants to sign Evans

New Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore announces he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 12:53 pm

First UK reservists join Ebola fight

The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 12:17 pm

Millions shopping on 'Panic Saturday'

UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 11:54 am

Northampton 23-19 Leicester

Dylan Hartley is sent off but Northampton Saints edge out Leicester Tigers in an epic East Midlands derby.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 11:53 am

VIDEO: Estate kept as affordable housing

People living on an estate in Hoxton, east London, have said they are overjoyed its future for them has been saved.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 11:48 am

VIDEO: Shops packed on 'Panic Saturday'

Shops across the UK have been packed with last-minute present-buyers on "Panic Saturday" - the last Saturday before Christmas.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 11:46 am

VIDEO: Gay Asian support group created

A support group is set up in memory of Dr Naz Mahmood - an Asian doctor who took his own life days after telling his family he was gay.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 11:22 am

Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

Manchester United's six-game winning run ends as Aston Villa survive with 10 men to hold on for a draw at Villa Park.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 11:08 am

Man threatened pair with a knife

Police appeal for information to trace a man who is believed to have threatened pair with a knife at a railway station.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 11:06 am

PCs sacked over obscene images

Two officers from Scotland Yard's Diplomatic Protection are sacked for sending obscene images from their mobile phones.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 10:57 am

Ferguson bows out of US talk show

Scots-born comedian Craig Ferguson hosts his last edition of US talk show The Late Late Show after a run of 10 years.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 10:32 am

Tory MEP Philip Bradbourn dies

Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 10:24 am

Salmond calls for English referendum

Alex Salmond calls for England to hold a "peasants' revolt type referendum" on its own constitutional future.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 10:14 am

VIDEO: Hereford United fans plan new club

Hereford United fans plan to form a new club after it was wound up at the High Court in London for failing to pay off its debts.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 9:28 am

Manchester City 3-0 Crystal Palace

David Silva scores twice as Manchester City join Chelsea at the top of the table with victory over Crystal Palace.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 9:18 am

VIDEO: How to predict an avalanche

BBC weather presenter John Hammond has been to the Cairngorms to find out how experts predict an avalanche.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 9:14 am

Migration system 'in intensive care'

A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 8:18 am

Teacher banned after kissing pupil

A teacher is banned from teaching after sending sexually motivated texts and social media messages to female pupils.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 8:18 am

Ron Hill completes 50-year run feat

Former Olympian Ron Hill completes his ambitious goal of running at least a mile a day for 50 years.

Posted by on 20 December 2014 | 7:51 am