11.5m tune in for Strictly finale

More than 11 million people watched Caroline Flack as she was crowned c hampion of this year's Strictly Come Dancing - but this was a million fewer ...

21 Dec 2014 1.04pm

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

Sir Elton marries David Furnish

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have officially got married - exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.

21 Dec 2014 1.04pm

Apprentice finalists in last pitch

The two remaining Apprentice candidates will go head to head to launch their business ideas in the final of the hit BBC show this evening.

21 Dec 2014 11.05am

X Factor winner hopes for top slot

X Factor winner Ben Haenow said he would love to finish off a "crazy year" by landing the Christmas number one single today.

21 Dec 2014 2.05am

Hooded gang attacks teenage cyclist

A gang of hoodies on mopeds chased a teenage cyclist through a city centre and assaulted him in a late night mugging.

21 Dec 2014 3.18pm

Murphy backs stadium drinking trial

"Working-class" football fans should be allowed to drink in the stadium before the match, according to Scottish Labour's new leader.

21 Dec 2014 11.03am

Motorcyclist dies in van collision

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a van.

21 Dec 2014 2.02pm

Man, 65, killed in midnight attack

A murder inquiry is under way following the death of an elderly man in a midnight attack.

21 Dec 2014 2.02pm

Buy Scots produce, Lochhead urges

Scottish farmers have grown four billion potatoes and 730 million Brussels sprouts to ensure Christmas dinners are well stocked this year, according ...

21 Dec 2014 1.02pm

Queen attends Sandringham service

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended church without the rest of the royal family as they began their Christmas preparations.

21 Dec 2014 2.04pm

Farage's approval rating slips

Nigel Farage's approval rating and the popularity of his party have both slipped according to a poll which gave Labour a seven-point lead over the ...

21 Dec 2014 2.05am

GP hours 'failing younger adults'

GP surgeries must keep up with "21st-century lifestyles", a charity has warned, after a survey found young adults head straight to accident and ...

21 Dec 2014 6.46am

Service held for Lockerbie victims

The 270 people who lost their lives in the Lockerbie bombing exactly 26 years ago will be remembered at a memorial service in the United States ...

21 Dec 2014 4.04am

Welby quizzed on same-sex marriage

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge the split within the Anglican church over the issue of same-sex marriage.

21 Dec 2014 2.05am

US reviews N Korea terrorism status

The US is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism in the wake of the Sony hacking case, President ...

21 Dec 2014 2.04pm

Ali in hospital with pneumonia

Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia.

21 Dec 2014 4.47am

Iraqi fighters battle IS for town

Iraqi Kurdish fighters, backed by US-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) group, pushed their way today into the town of Sinjar, ...

21 Dec 2014 1.04pm

Tunisians voting for new president

Tunisians voted today for a new president in a run-off between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who ...

21 Dec 2014 12.05pm

Policemen die in Afghanistan attack

Seven policemen have been killed in a northern province in Afghanistan after their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents.

21 Dec 2014 9.05am