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A 22-year-old man is charged following a serious sexual assault on a woman in Edinburgh on Friday night.
The English top flight lags behind Germany in terms of youth development, says Premier League chief Richard Scudamore.
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murdering a homeless man in Bath on Christmas Eve.
Actor David Ryall, known for playing Elphias Doge in the first Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie dies aged 79, after a career spanning five decades in film, theatre and TV.
Social media monitoring company Brandwatch has revealed 2014's most talked about news event.
A Greek ferry carrying more than 460 people is being evacuated after it caught fire, but strong winds are hampering the rescue.
Funfair passengers are left dangling 60m (198ft) up following a third incident on a ride at Cardiff's Winter Wonderland.
Work begins to transform a derelict building at Enniskillen Castle in County Fermanagh into a state-of-the-art visitor centre.
A huge fire sweeps through a depot in Merthyr Tydfil, destroying 26 coaches.
Around 80 jobs will go at City Link depots on New Year's Eve in Wales, union bosses confirm.
Old Christmas trees are being put to use by the Environment Agency as flood defences on riverbanks and shorelines.
Visit Britain says it expects overseas tourists to spend more money in the UK in 2015 than ever before - more than £22bn.
The RMT union demands a meeting with the business secretary to discuss the collapse of parcel delivery firm City Link as the union says more than 2,000 staff will be made redundant on New Year's Eve.
Train companies are warning of further disruption at some stations, after overrunning engineering works caused major disruption on Saturday.
Malaysia has announced an extra $142m (£92m) to help victims of the country's worst flooding in decades.
Murray Walker picks out the five most decisive moments in the 2014 title battle between champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Police should crack down on binge drinking to stop hospital staff becoming distracted by disorderly drunks, a leading doctor says.