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Formula 1 commentary legend Murray Walker looks back on an uplifting and tragic 2014 and looks forward to what could be another great year for the sport in 2015.
Two healthcare workers tell the BBC about their work fighting Ebola in West Africa and what Christmas means to them.
A man and a woman are held on suspicion of assisting an offender by police investigating the death of Merseyside officer Neil Doyle.
Former contestants including Russell Grant and Lisa Riley are back for a special Strictly Come Dancing festive show.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, asked the congregation at midnight Mass in Westminster Cathedral to pray for victims of persecution.
Richard Wilson describes a year of celebration, debt deals and further turmoil in Scottish football.
Christmas is a lonely time for many people in the UK.
A soldier believed to have supplied the football for a Christmas Day game during a World War One truce is honoured with a plaque.
A British paramedic spends his 59th birthday on Christmas Day helping Ebola sufferers in Sierra Leone.
Chelsea meet West Ham at Stamford Bridge in the first of Boxing Day's 46 fixtures across England's top four divisions.
A man bidding to set a new world record for travelling around the world prepares to row the Atlantic.
A lockdown is declared in northern Sierra Leone, with shops and travel services shut for at least three days, in a bid to contain the Ebola virus.
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The Queen will highlight the ceramic poppy tribute to World War One casualties and those dealing with the Ebola disease, in her Christmas Day broadcast.
A half-century of folks dashing into the cold sea on Christmas morning is being celebrated on the beach in south Wales.
Tackling road "pinch points" is key to improving the economic prosperity of north Wales, says a report.
More people are seeking help for alcohol problems than those with drug issues, one of Wales' biggest charities says.
The mayor of the US suburb where a police officer shot dead a black teenager says the death cannot be compared to that of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, condemns Islamic State as 'barbaric' and 'blasphemous'.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says new military courts will hear terrorism-related cases after an agreement between political parties.