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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

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

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

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

MSP praises tourism spend increase

Tourism spending in Scotland rose by 6% last summer, Scottish Government figures show.

21 Dec 2014 1.03am

Nurses in training at six-year low

The number of nurses in training has hit its lowest number in six years, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

21 Dec 2014 1.03am

Fuel allowance 'drop in value'

The value of a UK Government scheme to help pensioners heat their homes in the winter has dropped by nearly a quarter since the start of the century, ...

21 Dec 2014 1.03am

Minister hails success of Pace

Over 70,000 people facing redundancy have received help to find work by a Scottish Government scheme, new figures show.

21 Dec 2014 1.03am

Funding to help independent living

The elderly, disabled, refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants will share £2.3 million of grants to help them find homes and live independently.

21 Dec 2014 1.03am

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

Festive drivers 'drugalyse' threat

A new roadside test could be used by police as part of a Christmas and New Year crackdown on drug driving, a home officer minister has indicated.

21 Dec 2014 2.05am

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

Plan 'could double 999 wait times'

Health chiefs have insisted no decisions have been made on proposed changes to ambulance response times after it was reported they may be increased ...

21 Dec 2014 2.05am

Child abuse panel faces axe threat

The troubled child abuse inquiry panel could be disbanded in order for a new, more powerful, body to take over, Theresa May has indicated.

21 Dec 2014 2.05am

French police shoot knife attacker

A man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France.

20 Dec 2014 10.05pm

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

Cuba communist path 'won't change'

Three men who served long US prison terms for spying have received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament, as President Raul Castro declared that ...

20 Dec 2014 8.06pm

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

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