People around the world have been marking the new year with fireworks and celebrations.
Sir Paul McCartney calls popular music courses focussing on The Beatles "ridiculous, yet very flattering".
A police officer resigns after he is arrested over claims he slept with prostitutes while on duty in Greater Manchester.
The Mars rover Opportunity is suffering from memory loss - but Nasa thinks a software hack may save it.
The first serving Church of England vicar to undergo a sex change dies from cancer at the age of 60.
A man appears in court after being charged with murdering his 71-year-old father in Newcastle.
Former England international Delon Armitage launches an appeal against his 12-week suspension for misconduct.
BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty caught up with Michael Keaton ahead of Birdman's UK release on New Year's Day.
Tony Pulis is to be West Bromwich Albion's new head coach, replacing the sacked Alan Irvine.
Exeter midfielder Matt Grimes, 19, arrives for a medical at Premier League side Swansea City ahead of a permanent move.
A 61-year-old man who was assaulted during a robbery at his home on Christmas Day dies in hospital.
A pedestrian dies in a collision involving a recycling lorry in Bridge Street in Inverness.
Revellers across the globe gather to welcome in the new year, with New Zealand and Australia leading the celebrations.
Cars, bikes and consumer goods are set to get more expensive in India as the government is to withdraw tax breaks in the new year, reports say.
Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra, the only symphony orchestra in central Africa, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this December.
Hitting the World Championship's first nine-dart finish changed Paul Lim's life - he relives his historic Lakeside moment 25 years on.
A parcel delivery company is north Wales could offer a life line to former City Link staff facing redundancy.
The first two bodies from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash off Borneo arrive back in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives are waiting.
The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has returned to the country, officials say, after what was described as a coup attempt while he was out of the country.
Hull manager Steve Bruce says he is "determined" to keep his side in the Premier League rather than become Newcastle boss.