Old Christmas trees are being put to use by the Environment Agency as flood defences on riverbanks and shorelines.
Visit Britain says it expects overseas tourists to spend more money in the UK in 2015 than ever before - more than £22bn.
The RMT union demands a meeting with the business secretary to discuss the collapse of parcel delivery firm City Link as the union says more than 2,000 staff will be made redundant on New Year's Eve.
Train companies are warning of further disruption at some stations, after overrunning engineering works caused major disruption on Saturday.
Malaysia has announced an extra $142m (£92m) to help victims of the country's worst flooding in decades.
Murray Walker picks out the five most decisive moments in the 2014 title battle between champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Police should crack down on binge drinking to stop hospital staff becoming distracted by disorderly drunks, a leading doctor says.
Air Asia flight QZ8501 travelling from Indonesia to Singapore has gone missing, the company says.
Croatians are due to vote for a head of state, with the polls seen as a test for the main political parties.
A family hopes a decades-old murder mystery could explain what happened to a missing relative.
Snow and ice in the French Alps have reportedly stranded 15,000 vehicles, snarling up holiday traffic to and from ski resorts.
Spending by tourists to the UK is set to reach record levels in 2015, with the government forecasting overseas visitors will splash out £22bn.
Reduced rail services are due to run from some London stations, after overrunning engineering works cause major disruption on Saturday.
The transport minister Derek Mackay calls for control over air passenger duty to be devolved to Holyrood immediately.
Tsunamis remain the deadliest of natural hazards - but thorough preparation and a rapid response can help to reduce the devastation, says Roland Pease.