Alabama election: Democrat Jones defeats Roy Moore in Senate upset

Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.

Brexit: May stands firm over Commons vote demands

Theresa May insists she will give MPs a "meaningful vote" on Brexit deal as she faces possible defeat.

Leeds crash: Boy, 15, admits causing deaths

Five people - including three boys - died when the stolen car they were in hit a tree in Leeds.

DR Congo crisis: On Kasai's hunger road

Fergal Keane reveals the crisis in DR Congo's Kasai region, where millions face starvation.

Peter Kay cancels comeback comedy tour for family reasons

The comedian axes "all upcoming work projects" due to "unforeseen family circumstances".

Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with Queen at Sandringham

Recently engaged Ms Markle and Prince Harry will attend the church service at the Sandringham estate.

Drone smugglers caught on camera

The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.

Prime Minister's Questions: The key bits and the verdict

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May clashed over housing and homelessness - here are the key bits.

Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Heads of 57 Muslim nations say the US move to recognise the city as Israel's capital is unlawful.

Wage squeeze continues for British households

Earnings grew by 2.3% in the three months to October, lagging inflation for a seventh month.

Westminster rape trial: Samuel Armstrong 'victim gave story to press'

Jurors hear a woman allegedly raped by an MP's aide gave the story to the Sun and the Mail.

Armed forces veterans to get ID to recognise 'sacrifice'

The move could see driving licences of 2.5 million ex-military personnel stamped with a "V" symbol.

Harry and Meghan: What happens at Christmas with the royals?

It's Meghan Markle's first Christmas with her royal in-laws to-be. So what can she expect?

Sex vlogger: 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.

Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun

A small, independent ISPs manages to get speeds of 3.5 megabits from broadband over wet string.

'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year

The #MeToo campaign, women's marches and "pussyhat" protesters help decide Merriam-Webster's choice.

Alabama upset: What Jones victory over Moore means for Trump

Few thought the Democrats could pull off such a historic victory, and it could have real consequences for the president, says Nick Bryant.

DanTDM: YouTuber on being trusted by parents

DanTDM became successful by streaming videos of himself playing Pokemon and Minecraft.

Baby born with heart outside chest

How a baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

In pictures: The Art of Building 2017

This year's entries capture buildings from all angles.

'Lonely gifs' by Motocross Saito celebrate solitude in Japan

An illustrator's creative gifs depicting solitary "calm in the chaos" of urban life attract interest online.

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.

The Raqqa house and family left in ruins

Civilians are returning to Raqqa after Islamic State were pushed out, but dangers, and wounds, remain.

Comedy show welcomes screaming babies

Alyssa and best friend Carly run comedy nights for parents where anything goes.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures

The latest film in the sci-fi saga gets glowing reviews ahead of its European premiere in London.

Donald Trump still on Theresa May's Christmas card list

Their recent row over the president's retweets hasn't soured the festive feeling in Downing Street.

Polar bear video: Is it really the 'face of climate change'?

Images of a starving Canadian bear go viral - but all may not be as it appears.

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Corbyn v May in the battle to go viral at Prime Minister's Questions

Why both Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May can appear to ramble on about off-topic issues at Prime Minister's Questions.

Chris Froome: Cyclist facing questions over adverse test result

Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome is asked to provide more details after adverse findings show he had double the allowed level of a legal asthma drug in his urine.

Men for sale: Sex workers trying to make a living

One man says he had his drink spiked and woke up to find himself with four naked men around him.

100 Women: 'Why I invented the glass ceiling phrase'

Workplace consultant Marilyn Loden coined the phrase "the glass ceiling" 39 years ago but says it is still as relevant as ever.

'Have a stoma and live or don't have one and die'

Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.

How a Welsh jeans firm became a cult global brand

Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally.

What's it like to work in politics in your 20s?

Exhausting, often unglamorous - but something to tell the grandchildren about in years to come.

Syria war: Putin's Russian mission accomplished

The Syria campaign made Russia a key player in the Middle East, Steve Rosenberg writes.

The rage and hatred behind a public murder

A video of a Hindu murdering a Muslim man in the name of "love jihad" has left most Indians stunned.

I went driving and motorbiking in my sleep

Sleepwalking can be risky, but sleep-driving raises the dangers to a whole new level.

FAW chief Jonathan Ford faces probe over 'English' comment

FAW chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary panel over stating the next Wales manager could be foreign "but definitely not English".

Ashes: England 'a couple of bad sessions from losing the Ashes' says Steve Smith

Australia captain Steve Smith says England are 'a couple of bad sessions away from losing the Ashes' in the third Test in Perth.

Bianca Walkden: BBC Sports Personality 2017 contender

Fighter defended her world taekwondo title and won all four Grand Prix events - profile of Sports Personality nominee.

Ashes: What difference does an extra 5mph make for a fast bowler?

Why do Australia have faster bowlers than England? Is pace born or made? And does it even matter?

Formula 1 drivers' union gets '100%' membership due to concerns over future

Formula 1 drivers unanimously sign up to Grand Prix Drivers' Association because of concerns the sport is being diluted by politics and complex rules.

Antony Kay scores 'goal of his life' for Port Vale in FA Cup defeat by Yeovil

Antony Kay scores the 'goal of his life' for Port Vale in their 3-2 FA Cup defeat by Yeovil.

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