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The victim, a 69-year-old pensioner, had withdrawn £1,000 cash before having it stolen from her bag in the shopping centre lift....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