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Last dance for Strictly finalists

The curtain will fall on Strictly Come Dancing tonight, as four celebrities and their partners fight it out for the glitterball trophy.

20 Dec 2014 2.05am

Doctor Who special in Thrones plug

Sharp-eyed Doctor Who fans will spot a plug for rival drama Game Of Thrones in the science fiction show's Christmas special.

19 Dec 2014 9.04am

Flack favourite for Strictly final

TV presenter Caroline Flack heads into tomorrow's Strictly Come Dancing final as the favourite to get her hands on the prized glitterball trophy.

19 Dec 2014 5.22pm

Cheryl husband wins privacy damages

The husband of X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has accepted undisclosed privacy damages over a magazine article which speculated about their ...

19 Dec 2014 4.23pm

Sailor Sir Ben set to tie the knot

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie will wed his TV presenter fiancee Georgie Thompson over the festive period.

19 Dec 2014 11.05am

Government to buy Pelamis' assets

The Scottish Government will take over the assets of defunct wave power company Pelamis, administrators have announced.

20 Dec 2014 2.03pm

I'll get second chance says Salmond

Alex Salmond believes he will get a second chance to hold an independence referendum and next time he thinks he will win, the former First Minister ...

20 Dec 2014 11.48am

Moderator hails yearly churchgoers

A leading churchman who once criticised people who only come to church once a year has repented and pledged to welcome Christmas churchgoers with ...

20 Dec 2014 2.03pm

Wickerman festival co-founder dies

A co-founder of the Wickerman Festival has died.

20 Dec 2014 1.03pm

Priority urged for single women

Women travelling home alone from a night out should be given priority treatment by taxi drivers, an MSP has advised.

20 Dec 2014 11.48am

Wrongly-released suspect recaptured

A teenager who was mistakenly released from prison after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been detained by police.

20 Dec 2014 6.48am

Woman, 65, held over flats murder

A 65-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death.

20 Dec 2014 4.04am

Film axe no cave-in, says Sony boss

The head of Sony Pictures has insisted the studio has "not caved" over the decision to cancel the release of a movie about a plot to assassinate ...

20 Dec 2014 6.48am

Stores braced for 'Panic Saturday'

High street spending is set to reach £1.2 billion today as festive shoppers hit the stores on "Panic Saturday".

20 Dec 2014 6.48am

Text Santa delivers £5.5m present

ITV's Text Santa appeal raised its highest ever total as viewers dug deep to donate more than £5.5 million.

20 Dec 2014 4.04am

Four Afghans return from Guantanamo

The United States has returned four Afghans from Guantanamo Bay back to their home country.

20 Dec 2014 4.05pm

Santa Paws viewers to dogs' rescue

America's first all-star dog adoption telethon has proved a barking mad success, with more than 4,400 people signing up to take in homeless ...

20 Dec 2014 4.47am

Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions

Russia has dismissed new US sanctions as useless and underscored its historic right to the Crimean peninsula.

20 Dec 2014 11.49am

Batman massacre loomed over cinemas

When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threatened violence against cinemas showing The Interview earlier this ...

20 Dec 2014 5.48am

Sony made a mistake says Obama

Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, US president Barack Obama said, and he pledged ...

20 Dec 2014 5.48am