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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

Tories demand action on dog attacks

More than 10 people a day are admitted to hospital after being bitten or attacked by an animal, according to figures obtained by the Scottish ...

20 Dec 2014 1.03am

Police Scotland praised in report

Police Scotland is operationally stronger than the eight forces it replaced but financial challenges remain, according to the Police inspectorate.

19 Dec 2014 4.19pm

No new bug cases found at hospital

No new cases of the Clostridium difficile (C.diff) bug have been identified at a city hospital at the centre of an infection investigation.

19 Dec 2014 8.03pm

Football fan jailed after assault

A football supporter has been jailed for eight months and banned from attending matches for three years after an attack at a stadium.

19 Dec 2014 6.18pm

Cannabis probe police arrest man

A man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs following a major cannabis seizure earlier this year.

19 Dec 2014 5.18pm

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

Bid to help over-50s keep working

The Government is pledging to tackle ageism in the workplace by offering fresh support to older jobseekers.

20 Dec 2014 2.05am

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

Plea for carbon monoxide alarms

Gas companies should give free carbon monoxide alarms to all households, councils have said.

20 Dec 2014 2.05am

Welsh Secretary attacks Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband "doesn't give a toss" about Wales because his party has become an "elitist, metropolitan" organisation, a Cabinet minister ...

20 Dec 2014 2.05am

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

Israel bombs Hamas 'terror site'

Israel's military has hit a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip in its first air strike on the Palestinian territory since the summer's war.

20 Dec 2014 2.49am

Obama vows action over Sony hacking

Barack Obama has said US will respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal of a ...

20 Dec 2014 5.48am

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

'Stalker' retrial horrifies Ashanti

Grammy-winning R&B singer Ashanti has said she is appalled at the prospect of facing her accused stalker again in court, but is determined to ...

20 Dec 2014 4.05am