Two suspected migrants are in a critical condition after their boat got into difficulty trying to cross the Channel.
There are warnings of heavy snow and blizzards this weekend with a risk of freezing rain causing travel chaos, the Met Office says.
A policeman has been jailed for 25 years for a series of sexual offences against young girls, including the rape of a 13-year-old.
NHS hospitals in England were close to capacity in the first week of December, with 94.2% of beds across the country occupied, close to last winter's peak of more than 95%.
A body has been found in the search for a British tourist who went missing in Spain two days after he was mugged.
Some of the "sexting" messages from a Conservative MP have been read out in the House of Commons after he controversially had the party whip restored.
The number of people referred to the government's Prevent anti-extremism programme because of links to right-wing extremism has shown a sharp rise.
A footballer has been disciplined after he painted his face black for a fancy dress party earlier this month.
The result of this secret ballot may well sway the course of history. By backing Theresa May her MPs are probably defining Brexit.
A Santa Claus has been criticised by parents after he allegedly swore at children.