Poverty and loneliness impact millions at Christmas
A church in Reading serves lunches to help people in poverty or suffering from loneliness at Christmas.
Five secrets of a well-run A&E department
Luton & Dunstable hospital has the best-performing A&E in England. The BBC's Hugh Pym explains why.
BFI event celebrates discovery of long lost TV programmes
Missing Believed Wiped at BFI Southbank celebrates programmes thought to have been lost forever.
Who waltzed off with the Strictly glitterball?
Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson, Debbie McGee and Joe McFadden competed for the coveted Strictly Come Dancing trophy.
The scientist and presenter Heinz Wolff dies aged 89
The scientist and presenter of The Great Egg Race has died aged 89.
'Selfieccino' - Putting your face on a coffee
The selfie cappuccino cafe, where customers can sip on a portrait of their own face.
Salford fire: Family of four killed speak of 'nightmare'
Claire Pearson says Demi, Brandon, Lacie and Lia were "best friends" as well as siblings.
New hope for disabled man's cancer battle
Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC.
Rape trial collapse student felt 'pure fear'
Liam Allan was charged with 12 counts of rape and sexual assault before his case was dropped.
The drunk passengers who fall on to rail tracks
Network Rail has released video of inebriated people falling on to rail tracks.
Vaginal mesh implants: The woman awarded a $57m payout
Ella Ebaugh was awarded a $57m payout after a mesh implant left her disabled.
Holkham Hall: Sugarcraft beach hut created for Christmas
Kilos of sugar, a beach hut and a seagull inspire a festive sugarcraft centrepiece.
Paternoster: The rare lift that went over the top
As one of the last examples of a unique lift closes in Leicester, is it hasta la vista Paternoster?
Binman struggles on the ice
Life can be tough if you are a bin lorry worker in the winter
Teapot clue revealed woman's abusive relationship
Jayne Booth met her husband online and he lied to her that he was a Falklands War veteran.
Girl says cycle helmets should be compulsory
Doctors say that when Maisie was run over a cycle helmet saved her life.
Missing British explorer Christian Velten 'seen begging'
The sister of missing man Christian Velten says she had to think of him as dead to get on with her life.
The choir that can never sing together
The Christmas song recorded by singers at risk of serious infection if they meet face-to-face.
Spending a night with Glasgow's street pastors
We spent a night with the Glasgow street pastors, as some people were merry on their Christmas night out.
Christmas: Shoddy santas, grotty grottos and terrifying toys
A look through the BBC archives at the less wonderful side of Christmas.
Banbury drink-drive victim 'lucky to be alive'
The former firefighter struggles to walk after being knocked off his motorbike.
Suitcase journey through East Midlands Airport
Handlers deal with more than one million items of luggage a year at East Midlands Airport.
Abandoned war baby reunited with saviour 74 years on
Trevor Hill, 92, found an abandoned baby in a box in London's Oxford Street in 1943.
Grenfell memorial: Key moments
Survivors of the tower fire which claimed 71 lives attend a memorial service at St Paul's Cathedral.
Brexit: 'Rebel' MP on why he voted against Tory party line
This MP voted against his own party's line over Brexit. But he doesn't think he's a rebel.
The priceless pictures that survived Grenfell fire
Paul believed the photos of his late mother had been destroyed in the Grenfell Tower blaze.
Fly-tipping up as prosecutions go down
The number of successful prosecutions brought by councils against fly-tippers has fallen to a record low.
Buttsbury Wash driver rescued from flooded vehicle
The man was stuck in his car in a flooded road in Essex.
Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.
Drone smugglers caught on camera
The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.
Lambeth Palace: The home of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Take a tour of the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Terrorism not a ‘systemic threat’ to UK says former MI6 head
In his first ever UK broadcast interview, the former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove said terrorism did not present a "systemic threat" to the nation.
The moment defeat on Brexit vote was announced
The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by Tory MPs.
Tory rebel not concerned about 'knives being out' for him
Dominic Grieve proposed the amendment that led to Theresa May's first Brexit Commons defeat on Wednesday.
A look around the new £1bn US embassy
BBC News takes a peek behind the doors of the new US embassy.
Grenfell Tower fire: Helping firefighters recover
The London Fire Brigade's chaplain said around 300 firefighters had sought counselling.
Baby born with heart outside body 'doing well'
How a baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.
Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.
Star power: Princes turn out for Star Wars premiere
William and Harry joined cast and crew of The Last Jedi at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Moeen Ali: 'Cricket changed my life'
England all-rounder Moeen Ali visits his hometown in Sparkhill, Birmingham to reflect on his younger days and how street cricket helped him tackle his confidence.
Marine flare explodes at Waterbeach recycling centre
The marine flare goes off as a worker at a recycling centre is sifting through waste.
'It's another Grenfell waiting to happen'
Six months on from the fire that claimed 71 lives, we look at safety in similar buildings.
Male sex work: 'Rape has become normalised'
It is estimated there are as many as 100,000 sex workers across the UK, and about 20% of them are male. "Tyler" - not his real name - says he was raped.
Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
'Levi Bellfield raped me hundreds of times,' says ex-partner
Jo Collings, Bellfield's former partner, says "whatever he wanted to do, he did".
Postage stamp to mark UK leaving EU: Whittle and Todd
The Royal Mail is not producing a stamp to mark Brexit, despite issuing one for the UK joining the EEC in 1973.
The children whose gaming turns to gambling
Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.
The dress for dogs designed in Hove and selling for £40,000
The dress, which is encrusted with diamante jewels, is expected to be sold overseas.
Keith Chegwin: From Swap Shop to Big Brother
Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin's career stretched from 1970s children's programmes to reality TV.
Young women on sexual harassment in the workplace
Young women tell the BBC about their experiences of sexual harassment in our biggest ever survey.
Grenfell Tower fire 'ripped out heart of community'
The Reverend Mike Long describes the community response to the fire back then and now, six months on.
Why schools close for a snow day: A head teacher explains
Thousands of schools closed on Monday - but how tough a decision was it after heavy snowfalls?
Ipswich snowy scenes captured by drone footage
Heavy snow fell in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk on Sunday.
Igloo built in Redditch garden after heavy snow
The igloo took about eight hours to build on Sunday.
What not to say to men who can’t have kids
Opening up about male infertility.
David Davis: 'No deal means we won't be paying the money'
The Brexit secretary says if the UK fails to get a trade deal with the EU, it won't pay its divorce bill.
Bradley Wiggins: Five-time Olympic cycling champion makes rowing debut
Bradley Wiggins - briefly distracted by what he thought was a false-start call - finishes 21st at the British Indoor Rowing Championships.
Virtual reality used to help adoptive parents
Experiencing a child's traumatic past could help parents understand their behaviour.
Paddington 2: The challenges of making the film
An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2.
Flashmob in London attracts hundreds of Santas
Santacon London 2017 attracted hundreds of people dressed as Father Christmas.
The woman making money from food porn
Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.
War of the World Cup animals
A meerkat, a raccoon, two turtles and an otter try to predict the results of next year's tournament.
Why British Muslims care about Jerusalem
After Donald Trump officially recognised the city as Israel's capital, UK Muslims tell us why that matters.
Brick Wonders: Norwich Lego exhibition showcases the world
The Lego models have been created at an exhibition in Norwich.
Wintry scenes as snow hits parts of the UK
Snow has fallen across many parts of the UK, bringing power cuts, school closures and some travel disruption.
Domestic abuse and coercive control is 'silent killer'
Claire's sons Jack, 12, and Paul, 9, were murdered in a fire set by her abusive ex-husband.
Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.
Prankster defends cementing head in microwave
Wolverhampton prankster rescued by firefighters "doesn't care" what people think.
Mum campaigns for disabled toilets with selfies on the loo
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.
'First' Muslim pantomime comes to town
Citizen Khan actor and comedian Abdullah Afzal explains why he's starring in the Great Muslim Panto.
Anorexic student Averil Hart 'let down' by NHS
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.
Who was Muriel Spark?
With the opening of a new exhibition devoted to her works, BBC Rewind looks back at the life of the poet and writer.
Predictive text app adds Cornish language
A predictive text app has added Cornish to its list of languages.
Homeless family of four living in one room
Sarah, 12, on life since she and her family became homeless in Peterborough.
Fake goods worth millions seized ahead of Christmas
The Border Force warns shoppers to be on the look-out for counterfeit products.
UK snow: On the road with the gritters
One council in Nottinghamshire gave BBC News an in-depth look at how it grits its roads.
Chennai Six: Nick Dunn returns home
Former soldier Nick Dunn has landed back in the UK for an emotional reunion with his family, after being held for more than four years in India.
HMS Queen Elizabeth: UK's biggest warship commissioned
The Queen described "HMS Queen Elizabeth" as the best of British technology and innovation