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A Christmas attraction in Harrogate criticised by some visitors closes permanently.
Northern Ireland's secretary of state says a decision on corporation tax devolution is likely to be delayed unless there is deal this week in the ongoing cross-party talks.
Oscar-tipped film The Theory of Everything, featuring actress Maxine Peake, is based on the life of Stephen Hawking, and pairs Peake with Eddie Redmayne.
Amir Khan says he is nearing his peak after beating Devon Alexander and wants to fight Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.
Prayers are said at a church service for two women who died in a crash in the New Forest.
The BBC's Paul Wood returns to Jalawla, in Iraq, where Kurdish forces have retaken territory taken by the so-called Islamic State in the summer
Composer Debbie Wiseman and her band perform some of the Wolf Hall score on The Andrew Marr Show.
Two pensioners are killed after being struck by vehicles in separate accidents in the west of Scotland.
The Conservatives would "destroy public services" if they gained a majority at the next election, Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable tells the BBC.
Russia donates a Christmas tree to the Notre Dame cathedral in France, following an appeal for help.
Lord Coe says the current doping allegations surrounding athletics could be as bad as the Ben Johnson case.
Turkish police raid media linked to influential opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, making a number of arrests, reports say.
Sir Elton John opens a new stand at Watford football club named in his honour, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life".
Faulty Christmas tree lights are thought to be the cause of a serious house fire which led to three people being rescued.
A woman dies in a house fire in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham.
Two pensioners are robbed of jewellery during a burglary in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast.
A wingsuit pilot has completed what is being claimed as the world's first air to ground "high five" in Chamonix, in France.
"A lot of good" could be done for Wales if Plaid Cymru did a deal with Labour in the event of a hung parliament, Plaid's Westminster leader tells BBC Wales.
The former Korean Air executive who delayed a plane over how she was served nuts tries to apologise in person to the airline staff involved.
Police are given more time to quiz a suspect held after a roof stand-off following the death of a man at a Holyhead pub.