For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
A 47-year-old man admits the murder of a Flintshire woman who was found strangled and with head injuries.
Team news as Gloucester host Bath in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Kingsholm Stadium (17:30 GMT).
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.
A video promoting Anthony Crolla's cancelled world title fight is released, days after he suffers a fractured skull in an attack.
Mandy Rice-Davies and a classic Westminster scandal that mortally wounded a prime minister.
Rangers manager Ally McCoist reveals he plans to see out the full 12 months of his notice period.
Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.
An 80-year-old man is jailed for 18 years for masterminding an acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend.
Scrum V's Ross Harries catches up with Wales centre Owen Williams, whose passion for rugby endures despite suffering a serious spinal injury.
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.
Team news as Northampton Saints host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 GMT).
Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".
Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.
The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
Councils are urged to hold Police Scotland to account on the way national decisions impact on their own areas
Two men accused of helping a 17-year-old Cardiff boy leave the UK to join fighters in Syria will stand trial in London in June.