- newMcCoist leaves Rangers manager post
Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is put on gardening leave, with Kenny McDowall taking charge.
- 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:25pm -
- newElton John and David Furnish marry
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
- 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 7:34pm -
- newVIDEO: Barzani praises forces on Sinjar
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani praises Peshmerga fighters on a visit to Mount Sinjar, claiming a "large area" of Sinjar has been retaken from Islamic State militants.
- 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 7:31pm -
- newVIDEO: More support for ex-forces prisoners
Former members of the armed forces who are sent to prison will be given more support, the Ministry of Justice says.
- 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 7:28pm -
- newNorth Sea oil summit announced
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
- 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:52pm -
- newBen Haenow nabs Christmas number one
X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.
- 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:49pm -
- newVIDEO: Two NY police officers shot dead
Two New York City police officers are shot dead in their patrol car by a lone gunman in what appears to be an ambush.
- 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:46pm -
- newPhotographer Jane Bown dies aged 89
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
- 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:40pm -
- newLiverpool 2-2 Arsenal
Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal in the Premier League.
- 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:34pm -
- newVilliers' rallying call on NI talks
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says it is "make your mind up time" for Northern Ireland's political leaders ahead of cross-party talks.
- 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:31pm -
- newAUDIO: Jane Bown on her 'visual' approach
Photographer Jane Bown, who has died at the age of 89, spoke to Radio 4's Woman's Hour in 2006.
- 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:31pm -
- newFBI talks over Lockerbie bombing
Scotland's top law officer has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.
- 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:11pm -
- newPakistan carries out more executions
Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
- 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:50pm -
- newObama condemns killings of NY police
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.
- 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:39pm -
- newMay targets student visa 'abuse'
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
- 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:37pm -
- newGrieving mum's distress at burglary
A grieving County Down mother speaks of her distress at her house being burgled, just days after the burial of her daughter.
- 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:26pm -
- newCrews bring major fire under control
Fire crews bring a large blaze at a factory on Swansea enterprise zone under control.
- 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
- newKurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
- 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:56pm -
- newNewcastle United 0-1 Sunderland
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.
- 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:30pm -
- newVIDEO: Elton and David's wedding menu
Daniel Boettcher reports from Windsor, where Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after their civil partnership ceremony.
- 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:25pm -
- newMurder probe after gorge fall death
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a man who fell off the Avon Gorge in Bristol.
- 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:08pm -
- newWasps 48-16 London Irish
Andy Goode scores 33 points as Wasps beat London Irish in their first match at their new home, Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
- 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 3:55pm -
- newLiberia vote count in Ebola-hit poll
Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.
- 7 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 3:01pm -
- newStrictly final draws 11.5m viewers
A total of 11.5 million people watch as TV presenter Caroline Flack wins this year's series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
- 7 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
- newMay 'could disband child abuse panel'
The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.
- 7 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:54pm -
- newAmbulance wait times 'may increase'
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
- 7 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:45pm -
- newUS mulls putting NK on terror list
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
- 8 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:27pm -
- newSecond arrest over off-duty PC death
A second man is arrested on suspicion of murdering off-duty police officer Neil Doyle, who died after being attacked in Liverpool on Friday.
- 9 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 1:17pm -
- newVIDEO: Tunisia voters proud to cast ballots
Voters in Tunisia are choosing their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.
- 9 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 1:10pm -
- newMurder probe after death of man
A murder investigation is under way after a man found with serious injuries in a street in Glasgow's southside died in hospital.
- 9 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:47pm -
- newBe honest on cuts, says Mandelson
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
- 10 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:21pm -
- newUrgent inquiry into Clydach murders
An urgent inquiry into the murders of Mandy Power, her daughters, and mother is launched after new evidence is uncovered by the lawyers of convicted killer David Morris.
- 10 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:12pm -
- newVIDEO: What is the winter solstice?
In the United Kingdom the solstice is a little after 11pm on 21 December this year.
- 11 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:26am -
- newFather Christmases invade pitch
Twelve people dressed as Father Christmas invade the pitch during a football match between Cheltenham Town and Portsmouth.
- 11 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:01am -
- newKen Clarke attacks 'silly' EU debate
Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Tory Chancellor Ken Clarke says.
- 11 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 10:57am -
- newVIDEO: When Freeman met Martin Luther King
John Freeman was best known for his direct interview style and spoke with Martin Luther King about an assassination attempt that left him fighting for his life.
- 12 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 10:18am -
- newHow German Christmas markets came to the UK
How German markets captured the UK's imagination
- 12 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 10:04am -
- newVIDEO: The secretive state of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.
- 13 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:22am -
- newJordan ends death penalty moratorium
Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.
- 13 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:13am -
- newVIDEO: Castro delivers defiant speech
The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has addressed the closing session of parliament just days after announcing an agreement with the United States to re-establish diplomatic ties.
- 13 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:08am -
- newVIDEO: Pakistan 'in mourning and on edge'
Pakistan has announced it will execute more militant prisoners in the next few days after lifting a moratorium in response to the Peshawar school massacre.
- 15 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:44am -
- newVIDEO: Tremors endanger Michelangelo's David
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
- 15 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:40am -
- newVIDEO: Advent calendar: Europe's Ryder Cup
The moment Welsh rookie Jamie Donaldson secures the point that retains the Ryder Cup for Europe at Gleneagles.
- 16 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:25am -
- newMuhammad Ali ill with pneumonia
Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.
- 17 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:19am -
- newVoices of grief and determination
Grief and determination after Taliban school massacre
- 19 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 3:24am -
- newWhat Cuba's new friendship with the US means for everyday life
What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life
- 19 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:54am -
- newVIDEO: Fixing bones with a household drill
Safe surgery with a DIY essential
- 20 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:09am -
- newThe family with 34 children - and counting
The family with 34 children - and they're adding two more
- 20 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:04am -
- newVIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
- 21 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:46am -
- newVIDEO: Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem
The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, is head of a diocese that covers much of the Middle East and talked to BBC News about the last year.
- 21 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:44am -