A common seal found in a field in Merseyside is taken to a wildlife hospital "exhausted" after being rescued.
A British Airways plane has had to abort a landing at Leeds Bradford Airport due to strong winds.
Beji Caid Essebsi is confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll, but critics say this marks the return of the old regime.
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood visits Snow Business, a company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which makes snow for the film industry.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston "unreservedly apologises" for "unacceptable comments" made in texts he sent to a supporter.
China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report, after he is accused of "disciplinary violations".
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.
A man allegedly supplied dissident republicans with information on where a prison officer goes rambling with his children, the High Court is told.
A north Wales children's entertainer pleads guilty to a string of charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.
President Francois Hollande has called for vigilance after a weekend of attacks by men heard shouting Islamic slogans.
Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne believes that 2015 is likely to be another difficult year for the Formula 1 team.
New York City's police chief backs Mayor Bill de Blasio after claims he had increased ill-feeling towards police prior to two officers being shot dead.
Several pedestrians are feared dead after a bin lorry crashed into a group of people in George Square in Glasgow city centre.
A man arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of another man who fell from the Avon Gorge is released on bail, police say.
A "selfish and manipulative" couple who denied killing their toddler are jailed for nine years, a sentence described as "disgusting".
Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
A third person involved in a cluster of cases of C. difficile at Edinburgh royal infirmary dies.
Sami Hyypia resigns as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton after one win in 18 league games.
A man who admitted posting offensive comments on Facebook about an Edinburgh boy beaten to death by his mother is jailed for 12 months.
A massive €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes brings joy to thousands in Spain's famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) lottery.