A man accused of murdering his nine-year-old grandson in Lincoln will appear in court later.
The risks of alcohol advertising, child drug abuse and the spread of diseases like Ebola make the headlines, along with news of a "blizzard" set to hit the UK.
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How the e-retailers keep us shopping
Actor and writer Eric Potts speaks to the BBC about creating scripts for pantomime.
Why the bourbon biscuit shares its name with bourbon whiskey
How many hiccups in two-month attack, and 19 other questions
Ukraine's football champions Shakhtar Donetsk have had to flee their home, which is at the centre of the conflict in the east of the country.
Footballers play on despite Ukraine conflict
With a revolutionary new therapy letting a man take his first steps after being paralysed and the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, it has been a year of incredible highs and devastating lows.
Turning UK soldiers' memories of Afghanistan into words
Roger Federer says he will not force his children towards tennis
A memorial is held in Indonesia for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking the 10th anniversary of the disaster.
Xbox and PlayStation online services have been suffering technical problems, amid claims a hacking group has disabled their services.
Father and daughter rebuild their lives after tsunami grief
Jenna Coleman is to stay playing the role of Doctor Who's assistant Clara Oswald for another series of the show.
Olympic gymnast Louis Smith wins his second Strictly Come Dancing title after triumphing in the 2014 Christmas special.
Police in Sweden say an arsonist set fire to a mosque in the town of Eskilstuna on Thursday, injuring five people.
A paramedic dies in hospital after being knocked down at an ambulance station car park in Kilmarnock, Police Scotland say.
The UK Foreign Office has confirmed the death of a British national in Ethiopia, as media reports say a tourist was shot dead.