The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 42 min 9 sec ago
Frank Lampard's loan with Manchester City is extended until the end of the season.
Tens of thousands of party-goers are taking to the streets for Hogmanay celebrations across Scotland.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster plans to speak to Northampton's Dylan Hartley about the hooker's discipline.
Crowds gather in central London for the first ticketed New Year's Eve fireworks display.
Hundreds of people have attended a vigil in the Indonesian city of Surabaya to remember those killed on flight AirAsia QZ8501.
A species found on an Indonesian island has become the first frog ever seen giving birth to tadpoles, rather than laying eggs.
Liberia lifts a curfew imposed to curb the Ebola outbreak so that people can attend New Year's Eve church services.
Four people chase and hold an armed man who was attempting to rob a bank in south-east London, the Met Police say.
Hundreds attend a vigil in Surabaya, Indonesia, for the victims of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash, praying for the 162 people on board.
A British nurse infected with Ebola is receiving an unnamed experimental drug as part of her treatment, a doctor confirms.
A couple are "extremely fortunate" to escape serious injury when their car ploughs into the front of a shop in Coventry, the ambulance service says.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signs Rome Statute in a bid to join the International Criminal Court, prompting objections from Israel.
Police searching for a man who went missing in Shrewsbury find a body.
Controversy over Republican House leader Steve Scalise's 2002 speech to a white supremacist group reveals southern conservative racial tightrope and fault lines in Republican political structure.
At least 53 people die in flooding and landslides in the Philippines this week with officials saying people may have underestimated the situation.
Seventy nine jobs will go at Welsh depots of collapsed delivery firm City Link after a bid to buy the company failed.
The administrators of collapsed delivery firm City Link announce 2,356 job losses after a bid to buy the company fails.
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has commuted the sentence of the state's four remaining death row inmates to life in prison.
Liverpool's American owners tell supporters they are encouraged by recent performances after a slow start to the season.
Scarlets hooker Emyr Phillips is to undergo surgery on a dislocated shoulder and will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.