The parents of Madeleine McCann have said the search continues with “unwavering commitment” in a Christmas message to supporters.
The Queen is to be joined by members of the royal family as they attend the annual Christmas Day service at Sandringham.
At more than half way to the South Pole, adventurer Mollie Hughes expects her Christmas dinner to be freeze-dried spaghetti bolognese – but she is in for a surprise.
Thousands of Christian pilgrims have flocked to the West Bank town of Bethlehem, celebrating Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
Much of the Christian world was marking Christmas Day with midnight masses and other services to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
US president Donald Trump has said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him “a nice present” such as a “beautiful vase” for Christmas rather than a missile launch.
US president Donald Trump has called members of the military stationed across the world to share greetings ahead of the Christmas break.
Thousands of Christian pilgrims have descended on the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations.
In some cases they've had a poo in a sink, thrown toilet roll all over a living room and caused havoc in a north-east chipper.
Northern Rail has blamed its Christmas Eve train cancellations on “unprecedented” levels of staff sickness and holiday entitlements.
Notre Dame Cathedral is unable to host Christmas services for the first time since the French Revolution because the Paris landmark was too deeply damaged by this year’s fire.
Board games and watching the film Elf in an elf hat are just some of the traditions enjoyed by celebrities on Christmas Day.
Frost and sunshine on Christmas Day will turn to wind and rain over the following 24 hours, the Met Office has said.
One in 10 people will break away from the Christmas festivities to undertake their own “financial MOT”, according to research.
Each year, the royal family celebrates Christmas at Sandringham House, enjoying a carefully scheduled array of festive traditions.
Children yearning for proof that Santa has visited have long relied on hints such as putting a mince pie out on Christmas Eve, but technology could be the next step.
Scotland’s First Minister has thanked festive volunteers and public-sector workers in her Christmas message.
Almost all parts of the UK can expect fine weather on Christmas Day, according to the Met Office.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have paid tribute to NHS staff and other public servants working through the holidays in their annual Christmas messages.
A married couple who will be working in a hospital over Christmas say the festive shifts have a “special atmosphere”.
A number of organisations are to open their doors this Christmas to help those who may be struggling over the festive period.
There’s just three sleeps left until Christmas and all across the north-east people will be panic buying those last minute gifts. They’re not alone, however. These archive images taken in the 1980s show shoppers heading out to grab those final gifts and cards, with some heading out to deliver parcels to those in need.
A family who found a message from a Chinese prisoner in a Christmas card said they thought it was a “prank” when they first read it.
A north-east politician has donated £200 to a charity instead of sending Christmas cards this year.
Two army veterans including one with dementia were reunited for the first time in 60 years in an emotional chance encounter at a Christmas party.
Christmas is coming and many of us will be looking out our sparkly tops for festive gatherings. Decorative beadwork has been used to embellish textiles throughout history, as far back as in Ancient Egypt.
Shoppers have hit the stores on the last weekend before Christmas in a spree which is expected to see hundreds of millions of pounds splashed out across the country.
Boris Johnson has served Christmas lunch to British troops stationed in Estonia as he thanked them for their work in keeping Europe safe.
A charity is helping to make sure families don’t struggle with poverty over the festive season.
The Prince of Wales keeps his eyes on the road and hands on the wheel in an image chosen for his Christmas card.