Professor Keith Willett, head of acute care at NHS England, says changes to ambulance target times may result in giving individual patients ''a better response''.
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he was going to replace Adam Johnson before the midfielder grabbed the winner at Newcastle.
X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.
Two New York City police officers are shot dead in their patrol car by a lone gunman in what appears to be an ambush.
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal in the Premier League.
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says it is "make your mind up time" for Northern Ireland's political leaders ahead of cross-party talks.
Photographer Jane Bown, who has died at the age of 89, spoke to Radio 4's Woman's Hour in 2006.
Four parishes in County Down and Antrim have been targeted by thieves in the run-up to Christmas, according to the Church of Ireland.
Scotland's top law officer has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.
Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
Tunisia, whose 2011 uprising inspired the Arab Spring, holds a presidential run-off with the winner becoming the country's first freely elected leader.
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
A grieving County Down mother speaks of her distress at her house being burgled, just days after the burial of her daughter.
Fire crews bring a large blaze at a factory on Swansea enterprise zone under control.
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
A 39-year-old man is charged with a number of driving offences following a road crash which injured two police officers in Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.