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Party leaders' Christmas messages

Tue, 2014-12-23 14:59
David Cameron speaks of the UK's "Christian values" as Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg also release Christmas messages.

Crolla amazed at Man Utd support

Tue, 2014-12-23 14:58
Anthony Crolla says he has been amazed by the support from his Manchester United heroes as he recovers from a broken skull.

Chef Pascale given new fostering post

Tue, 2014-12-23 14:57
TV chef Lorraine Pascale is to become the government's first fostering ambassador, the Department for Education says.

Economy blow and Osborne 'savaged' - front pages

Tue, 2014-12-23 14:39
The revision to the latest economic growth figures are seen by some as a blow to Chancellor George Osborne, who is reportedly "under attack" from his deputy.

Boxing Day predictions: Lawro v Guy Mowbray

Tue, 2014-12-23 13:43
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on MOTD commentator Guy Mowbray in his Premier League predictions.

Indians raid remote Peruvian village

Tue, 2014-12-23 13:31
A remote Amazonian community is to be evacuated after uncontacted Indians looking for food raided homes and killed domestic animals

Landowner fine 'legal milestone'

Tue, 2014-12-23 13:22
A landowner is fined £675 under a new law that made him liable for the actions of a gamekeeper who poisoned a buzzard.

US shares close at record level

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:39
The Dow Jones index closes above 18,000 for the first time, after figures show the US economy growing at its fastest pace for 11 years.

Burton and Bonham Carter split up

Tue, 2014-12-23 12:26
Director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter announce they have "separated amicably" after 13 years together.

Atletico Madrid hint at Torres deal

Tue, 2014-12-23 11:36
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres could return to Atletico Madrid, whose president Enrique Cerezo hints at a deal.

VIDEO: Rebuilding a year after winter floods

Tue, 2014-12-23 11:34
Some of the heaviest rains to fall in the Somerset levels fell just before Christmas in 2013, a year on and they are rebuilding.

Southampton sign Dutch winger Elia

Tue, 2014-12-23 11:23
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has signed Werder Bremen's Dutch winger Eljero Elia on loan for the rest of the season

Glasgow bin lorry crash: The victims

Tue, 2014-12-23 11:10
The six people who died when an out-of-control bin lorry crashed through the centre of Glasgow on Monday have been named by police.

Hartley banned for three weeks

Tue, 2014-12-23 10:37
Northampton's Dylan Hartley is suspended for three weeks for elbowing Leicester's Matt Smith on Saturday.

VIDEO: Pensioner's £1,000 lunch for lonely

Tue, 2014-12-23 10:37
An 86-year-old woman decides to treat dozens of strangers to Christmas dinner in a pub in Devon.

VIDEO: 'Beetroot as lipstick won't catch on'

Tue, 2014-12-23 10:16
In the midst of Russia's current currency crisis, a government senator has been advising the country's women to use beetroot instead of imported lipstick.

Gay US blood donor ban 'should end'

Tue, 2014-12-23 09:40
Gay and bisexual men should no longer be banned from donating blood in the US, a key health body recommends.

Russia limits firms' dollar holdings

Tue, 2014-12-23 09:37
The Russian government instructs five firms to limit foreign currency reserves as part of its efforts to stabilise the rouble.

Army chiefs vow anti-Taliban action

Tue, 2014-12-23 09:30
The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.

Balotelli 'naive' over Mario post

Tue, 2014-12-23 09:30
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli admits he was "naive" over a social media post that brought him a one-match ban.

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