A round up of some of the good news that happened in 2014.
A 90-second look back at some key events in Vladimir Putin's 15 years at the top of Russian politics.
A woman who walked away from the Amish community explains why she kept the dress she was wearing that day.
More than 400,000 requests have been made under Freedom of Information laws since they were introduced 10 years ago.
Wednesday's papers are united in asking why nurse Pauline Cafferkey's Ebola symptoms were not picked up at Heathrow Airport, despite multiple screening tests.
It seems Alan Pardew can barely wait to leave 10th-placed Newcastle for struggling Crystal Palace - Phil McNulty examines why.
The rise of the discount supermarkets will mean 2015 will be another difficult year, the boss of Asda tells the BBC.
Gbolahan Bright, the organiser of free maths clubs for primary children in London and Essex is made an MBE in the New Year Honours list.
A host of frontline NHS staff are among those recognised in the New Year Honour's list.
A second healthcare worker who was tested for Ebola in Scotland has tested negative, the Scottish government confirms.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants an independent panel to stamp out diving and issue retrospective bans.
Two Hillsborough justice campaigners are appointed CBE in the New Year Honours list.
Mary Quant, the designer widely credited with making the mini skirt popular, is among those in the Queen's New Year Honours list.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 100 other demonstrators have been arrested at a rally in central Moscow, activists say.
The UN Security Council rejects a resolution demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories within three years.
Recovery teams are launching a "massive search" for victims of AirAsia flight QZ8501, as investigators hunt for the plane's data recorders.
Inventor Trevor Baylis - who designed the wind-up Baygen radio - has been appointed a CBE in the New Year Honours list.
Rugby World Cup winners Rochelle Clark and Sarah Hunter are among the sports stars on the New Year's Honours list.
About 150 Scots, including Commonwealth judo star Euan Burton and MP Anne McGuire, make the New Year Honours list.
Two chemists, one who started research on Viagra and a YouTube celebrity, along with a former NFU president, receives knighthoods in the New Year Honours.