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The Christmas spending spree is under way, but it is not just shopping for presents that can put a strain on budgets during the festive season.
The man who lives each day as if it's his last
Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor has apologised for his outburst against a London taxi driver.
A police car responding to a 999 call flips on its side after colliding with another car in the centre of Norwich.
A 38-year-old man appears in court over the murder of a couple who were found stabbed in their home in Surrey.
An 84-year-old man dies and another person is injured in a three vehicle crash in Orkney.
Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor apologises for an outburst against a London taxi driver, which was recorded and given to the Sun.
Could the three-point turn be dropped from the driving test?
A court in Egypt drops the case against former President Hosni Mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 uprising in which he was ousted.
Sam Burgess says he is focused on working hard and plans to stay at centre after making his debut for Bath.
The A1 main road is closed at Catterick, North Yorkshire, after reports of an explosion.
A protest is due to be held by motorists calling for a rethink of layout changes at a busy road junction in Gwynedd following fatal crashes and a number of near misses.
Foals belonging to one of the world's greatest racehorses went on sale in Newmarket on Friday night, but potential buyers were unwilling to break the bank.
The rector at a church in Liverpool has made a surprising discovery after noticing a trap door in the ceiling.
A project that helps Aboriginal Australians gain their driving licenses could have positive health outcomes for themselves and their community.
Five members of the French president's staff are reassigned as police investigate photos taken of Francois Hollande with an actress inside the Elysee Palace.
Extra trains put on to cope with thousands of more passengers heading to Cardiff for the Wales-South Africa autumn international.
Local councils in Wales facing mergers call for a "shared vision" with ministers on how the map should be re-drawn.
Australia's first Test against India will not start on Thursday following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.