Meghan Markle joins Royals at Christmas service

The Queen was also present having missed last year's service with a cold to see Ms Markle curtsy, as was husband Prince Philip.... Continue reading

CCTV footage released of pick pocket in London lift stealing money from pensioner

The victim, a 69-year-old pensioner, had withdrawn £1,000 cash before having it stolen from her bag in the shopping centre lift.... Continue reading

Nick Clegg to be knighted in New Year's Honours list

understands the former Lib Dem leader will become 'Sir Nick' for his services as Deputy PM in the last coalition.... Continue reading

Navy shadows Russian warship sailing close to UK waters on Christmas Day

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson says Britain "will never be intimidated" after an upsurge in Russian ships entering UK waters.... Continue reading

High street chains exposed on trip out with disabled person

We go shopping with Will, who was paralysed in a terror attack, and witness the problems disabled shoppers face.... Continue reading

Two men in SUV die after being swept away in river on Christmas Day

Irish police find the bodies of the two victims after a large-scale search operation involving divers and the coastguard.... Continue reading

Universities must promote free speech and open minds, Universities Minister Jo Johnson says

Jo Johnson will warn that young people should have the "resilience and confidence" to challenge controversial opinions.... Continue reading

Woman held after man's body found at house in Barnsley on Christmas Day

The 27-year-old is arrested on suspicion of murder after police and ambulance crews are called on Christmas morning.... Continue reading

Britons set for £4.3bn Boxing Day sales splurge

The total spend is predicted to rise by 12% as those who "felt the squeeze" during 2017 take advantage of the price drops.... Continue reading

White Christmas recorded in UK - and there's more coming on Boxing Day

Scotland, Wales and central England can all expect snow on Boxing Day after 2017 was officially recorded as a white Christmas.... Continue reading

Only 3% of young people will attend church on Christmas Day

The lack of young people attending Christmas church services comes amid an overall decline in church attendance across the UK.... Continue reading

Anti-social powers revised after dog walkers and buskers targeted

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 was introduced to help local police tackle conduct harming communities.... Continue reading

Christmas pop-up shop sells life-saving gifts for refugees

From emergency blankets and medical equipment, Choose Love gives the public the chance to buy 'real' products for those in need.... Continue reading

Gogglebox star Leon Bernicoff dies

The retired teacher, who endeared himself to viewers with his "unique personality and sharp wit", dies after a short illness.... Continue reading

Two heterosexual men marry to avoid tax bill

Matt Murphy and Michael O'Sullivan realised that tying the knot could mean dodging a €50,000 tax bill when one of them dies.... Continue reading

Opinion: 'Coptic Christians fear festive attacks but we will not give in'

Coptic Christians are facing a threat from terrorists who have carried out three major attacks on worshippers in the past year.... Continue reading

Theresa May to U-turn on fox hunting free vote

The Prime Minister revealed she is in favour of fox hunting and wanted to give MPs a free vote on whether to overturn the ban.... Continue reading

London Zoo to reopen after blaze kills five animals

A nine-year-old aardvark is killed and four meerkats are "presumed" dead after going missing during the blaze.... Continue reading

Philippines mall fire: Dozens die as president says 'zero' survival chance

President Rodrigo Duterte has told families of the missing there is "zero" chance their relatives have survived, witnesses say.... Continue reading

Defence Secretary halts plan to scrap 'Be the Best' slogan

Plans to scrap the Army's 'Be the Best' slogan over concerns it was too "elitist" are put on hold by the Defence Secretary.... Continue reading

Theresa May denies she 'was aware of Green's pattern of behaviour'

The woman who claimed Damian Green acted inappropriately says a No 10 aide told her the PM knew about his "pattern of behaviour".... Continue reading

Apple hit by wave of class action lawsuits after admitting slowing down old iPhones

Customers are seeking compensation after claiming Apple deceived them with the "secret" tactic to slow down old iPhone models.... Continue reading

Worst of Christmas traffic to hit from Friday lunchtime, expert says

Around 11.5m car journeys will be made between 17 December and Christmas Eve, and 17.5m between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.... Continue reading

Disputed Catalan leader Puigdemont claims election victory for separatist bloc

Speaking from self-imposed exile in Brussels, Carles Puigdemont declares the "Catalan republic" has beaten the Spanish state.... Continue reading

'Homelessness crisis is like fighting a losing battle'

Charities are demanding the Government do more to tackle rough sleeping and homelessness, saying it is now a national problem.... Continue reading

Sacked deputy Damian Green is irreplaceable for the Prime Minister

Theresa May will now have to make big decisions about Brexit without her closest political ally by her side, writes Faisal Islam.... Continue reading

Mystery solved as Australia finds submarine wreckage after 103 years

HMAS AE1 was Australia's first-ever submarine, and its disappearance in 1914 was one of the country's biggest naval mysteries.... Continue reading

South Korea fires warning shots as North Korean troops hunt defector

The soldier fled across the heavily guarded demilitarised zone dividing the two countries, the Yonhap news agency said.... Continue reading

PM sacks her deputy Damian Green following porn allegations inquiry

First Secretary of State Damian Green is forced to step down after making "misleading and inaccurate" claims. ... Continue reading

Pedestrian 'seriously injured' after being struck by fire engine on emergency call

Northamptonshire Police said they were called to reports of a serious road traffic collision at around 7.20pm on Wednesday.... Continue reading

Met Police reviews sex crime investigations after two rape trials collapse

Scotland Yard's announcement comes after two rape cases were thrown out of court over problems relating to disclosure of evidence.... Continue reading

People who shine lasers at aircraft could face five years in jail and unlimited fines

It is hoped the tougher punishments for laser misuse will deter people from the "deeply irresponsible and dangerous" crime.... Continue reading

Govt accused of 'unacceptable complacency' on homelessness in damning report

The Government has not given England's homelessness crisis the urgency it "badly needs", according to a critical report.... Continue reading

Opinion: 'Sentence given to acid attacker sets a standard'

Arthur Collins has been sentenced for attacking clubbers with acid - but Lauren Trent is not sure whether justice has been served. ... Continue reading

Missile attack escalates tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Saudi air defences intercept a ballistic missile in skies over Riyadh in an incident that is jangling nerves across the region.... Continue reading

Tight fight as Catalan election campaigning draws to an end

The ousted president Carles Puigdemont campaigns in exile in an election that is too close to call as he pushes for independence.... Continue reading

Spate of cocker spaniel thefts as six stolen in a week in Devon

Police issue an appeal after six cocker spaniels, some pedigree, were taken from their homes in Devon in three separate incidents.... Continue reading

Theresa May and Donald Trump discuss 'differences' in first call since Britain First re-tweets

The two leaders talk of a post-Brexit trade deal and the humanitarian situation in Yemen - but key topics are off the agenda.... Continue reading

Final two victims of 'harrowing' multi-vehicle car crash in Birmingham named

Lucy Davis and her boyfriend Lee Jenkins were in a black cab that was involved in the deadly collision in Birmingham.... Continue reading

'Gross abuse of power': Footage of US jail's use of Tasers prompts call for inquiry

A handcuffed man is Tasered after refusing to sit on a bench and another inmate is targeted for not removing a nipple ring.... Continue reading

Colin Gregg, son of Greggs bakery founder, has sentence for indecent assault reduced

The heir was accused of "abusing young boys with alarming regularity" and was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in March.... Continue reading

Arthur Collins, Towie star Ferne McCann's ex, winks as he's jailed for acid attack

A judge calls the former boyfriend of a reality TV star a "calculated liar" after he is jailed for chemically burning 14 people.... Continue reading

Warship leak 'embarrassing' but worse things have happened at sea

A leak of 200 litres an hour on a ship this size will simply create a big puddle, says Sky defence correspondent Alistair Bunkall.... Continue reading

Trump evokes new era of superpower rivalry with China and Russia

The strategy could play into the hands of hardliners who want to see a confrontational, adversarial relationship with the US.... Continue reading

Arctic swimmer Lewis Pugh: 'I've never come so close to the end'

Lewis Pugh undertook a perilous swim to raise awareness about the threat to the Arctic - he says it almost killed him.... Continue reading

Argentina fires head of navy a month after submarine vanished

Admiral Marcelo Eduardo Hipolito Srur is sacked after relatives of ARA San Juan crewmembers attacked the government over safety.... Continue reading

Labour councillors accuse Momentum of a purge amid internal battle between left and right

Sitting councillors have been de-selected, or chosen not to stand again, because new members want a more left-wing agenda.... Continue reading

Pentagon says it used to investigate UFOs but doesn't confirm whether it still does

The Pentagon's secret programme reportedly investigated strange objects in the sky that "hovered" or moved at "high velocities". ... Continue reading

Boy, nine, locked in safe during game of hide and seek in Berlin

It took three hours to release the child, with firefighters pumping oxygen into the unused safe at his grandfather's house.... Continue reading

Deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle 'devastated' by daughter's death

Deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle says his family will never be the same again following the death of his "beautiful" daughter Natalie.... Continue reading