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Jamie Scott, the winner of this year's Masterchef: The Professionals, and judge Marcus Wareing describe the nervous dynamics of the TV final to BBC Breakfast.
Somerset has been badly hit severe flooding in recent years. The BBC's John Maguire met up with one family to see how they had been coping since being forced from their home.
The BBC's Steph McGovern surprises shoppers while reporting on Christmas sales.
A man is arrested following an armed robbery at a shop in Newtownabbey, County Antrim.
The warring parties in eastern Ukraine are set to resume talks on ending the conflict, a day after MPs in Kiev vote to work towards Nato membership.
Plans for an Aberdeen summit to look at the North Sea oil industry are ill thought through, a senior member of the council administration says.
An elderly couple are in a critical condition after a "vicious attack" in their home by a suspected burglar, police say.
The yearly task of finding where Father Christmas is heats up
Leading Ebola scientist, Professor Peter Piot, tells the BBC the epidemic is 'in decline' but is likely to last until the end of 2015 as he warns against complacency.
Mapp and Lucia revive their genteel war
Former England striker Emile Heskey joins Championship side Bolton Wanderers on a short-term contract.
US police shoot dead a black teenager who they say was armed, sparking angry scenes in St Louis, near the scene of Michael Brown's killing.
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is confident his side can win an unprecedented quadruple this season.
Prosecutors in South Korea seek an arrest warrant for a Korean Air executive at the centre of a storm over how nuts were served to her on a plane.
A warplane has crashed near the Islamic State-held northern Syrian city of Raqqa, reports say.
Australia captain Michael Clarke says he could return from injury in time for the World Cup, which starts in February.
London's leading shares edge higher on Wednesday as the market's last session before Christmas begins.
Combine technology with your imagination and you can track Santa's progress as he delivers presents to children worldwide.
Gold medals, 'photobombs' and Usain Bolt dancing - how much do you remember about the sporting year?
David Somers was worried he would lose his Rangers chairmanship if Dave King's consortium succeeded with a funding offer.