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A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, to face tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.
Firefighters say 35 people have been stranded in an Ayrshire supermarket by floodwater after a river burst its banks.
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.
China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.
A woman dies in a two-vehicle crash on the A74(M) motorway in Dumfriesshire, police say.
Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
A man is shot dead and another is injured when a gunman opens fire at their stationary car in Sheffield city centre.
Thousands of Welsh people are missing out on services that could help them recover from heart problems.
After releasing a charity single and getting to number five in the charts, the Wealdstone Raider says he is "in dreamland".
Crews leave the scene of a big factory fire in Swansea which was tackled by 68 firefighters at its height.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.
South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world and drugs and gun crime fuel the cycle of violence in the Cape Flats, an area notorious for gangs.
Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare, and news of the country is being plunged into darkness.
Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
More than 1,000 NI Water workers are to begin industrial action on Monday in response to a pensions dispute.
The Northern Ireland cross-party talks are set to resume in Belfast later as efforts intensify to reach a deal before Christmas.
2014 has seen a mixture of bright....and not so bright spells as BBC Weather presenters sparkle and stumble through the forecast.