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Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70

December 22, 2014 - 3:40pm
Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.

'Lunatic' drivers jailed over crash

December 22, 2014 - 3:32pm
Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.

In quotes: Reaction to Glasgow bin lorry crash

December 22, 2014 - 3:30pm
Politicians, religious and civic leaders give their reaction to the bin lorry crash that killed six people in central Glasgow.

Van injures 10 at French market

December 22, 2014 - 3:27pm
Ten people are injured as a van is driven into a Christmas market in Nantes, French officials say.

Six people killed in bin lorry crash

December 22, 2014 - 3:27pm
Six people have been killed and eight others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.

Child sex abuse police officer jailed

December 22, 2014 - 3:24pm
A Cambridgeshire police officer who committed a series of rapes and child sex attacks is jailed for 14-and-a-half years.

Deadly twin bombings hit Nigeria

December 22, 2014 - 3:15pm
At least 26 people have been killed in bombings in two major cities in northern Nigeria, with commuters and shoppers targeted, witnesses say.

Pope Francis criticism stuns Vatican

December 22, 2014 - 3:00pm
The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.

Witnesses tell of 'horrible scenes'

December 22, 2014 - 2:59pm
Eyewitnesses describe the "horrible scenes" after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow, killing six people.

Builder fined for opening sluice gate

December 22, 2014 - 2:39pm
A builder who tampered with sluice gates during last winter's floods on the Somerset Levels is fined £1,000.

Is murder the price of 'anti-police' rhetoric?

December 22, 2014 - 2:30pm
Is New York's mayor to blame for rising tensions?

Two men charged with PC's murder

December 22, 2014 - 2:22pm
Two men are charged with the murder of off-duty Merseyside police constable Neil Doyle.

Man dies after he is hit by train

December 22, 2014 - 2:15pm
A man dies after he is hit by a train at Dunmurry Halt station on the outskirts of Belfast.

Big Brother tops TV complaints list

December 22, 2014 - 1:45pm
Big Brother is the most complained about TV show of the year, with X Factor, EastEnders, Coronation Street and X Factor all in the top 10.

Parties say progress made in talks

December 22, 2014 - 1:40pm
First Minister Peter Robinson says he believes that there is "real money on the table" from Westminster as cross-party talks continue at Stormont.

Muhammad Ali is 'vastly improved'

December 22, 2014 - 1:39pm
The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia on Saturday, his spokesman says.

VIDEO: 'Lost' seal rescued from field

December 22, 2014 - 1:29pm
Police firefighters and animal welfare officials rescue a common seal found in a Merseyside field about 20 miles (32km) from the sea.

Body found in missing party man hunt

December 22, 2014 - 1:28pm
Police divers searching a canal for missing Stoke-on-Trent man James Brindley find a body.

Cheap spyware used by stalkers

December 22, 2014 - 1:25pm
Stalkers and abusers are increasingly using cheap spyware to monitor and harass their victims, a new charity claims.

'Lost' common seal rescued from field

December 22, 2014 - 1:19pm
A common seal found in a field in Merseyside is taken to a wildlife hospital "exhausted" after being rescued.