Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.
Is New York's mayor to blame for rising tensions?
Two men are charged with the murder of off-duty Merseyside police constable Neil Doyle.
A man dies after he is hit by a train at Dunmurry Halt station on the outskirts of Belfast.
More than 50 people convicted of terrorism in Pakistan face imminent execution after the president rejected mercy petitions, officials say.
Big Brother is the most complained about TV show of the year, with X Factor, EastEnders, Coronation Street and X Factor all in the top 10.
The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia on Saturday, his spokesman says.
Police firefighters and animal welfare officials rescue a common seal found in a Merseyside field about 20 miles (32km) from the sea.
Police divers searching a canal for missing Stoke-on-Trent man James Brindley find a body.
A builder who tampered with sluice gates during last winter's floods on the Somerset Levels is fined £1,000.
Stalkers and abusers are increasingly using cheap spyware to monitor and harass their victims, a new charity claims.
A British Airways plane has had to abort a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport due to strong winds.
At least 20 people have been killed in a bombing at a bus station in Gombe city in north-eastern Nigeria, emergency workers say.
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood visits Snow Business, a company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which makes snow for the film industry.
Boxing Day's King George VI Chase is one of the most competitive for years, says horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston "unreservedly apologises" for "unacceptable comments" he sent in reply to texts he received from a fan.
A man allegedly supplied dissident republicans with information on where a prison officer goes rambling with his children, the High Court is told.
A north Wales children's entertainer pleads guilty to a string of charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.
Alstom has agreed to pay £772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
President Francois Hollande has called for vigilance after a weekend of attacks by men heard shouting Islamic slogans.