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Man held over armed police stand-off

A 43-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was injured during a five-hour stand-off with police at a flat in Lancashire.

Two arrests after park stabbing

Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.

Ancient site found near Stonehenge

Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge say they have found an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment.

'Trojan Horse' schools make progress

Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.

Men fined for Spurs pitch invasion

Three men who admitted causing the suspension of a recent Tottenham match by running on to the pitch are fined.

Charities lose cash over 'extremism'

Two Muslim charities lose grants after the government claims they have links with extremism.

Protest against G4S trial verdict

A protest against three G4S security guards being acquitted of the manslaughter of a man they were deporting is held in London.

Explosion at electricity substation

An exclusion zone is set up and businesses evacuated after an explosion at an electricity substation in Leicestershire.

Men guilty over street shoot-out

Two men are found guilty of their involvement in a street shoot-out involving an armed police officer in north London.

Chef eats humble pie for mix-up

The World Pie Eating Championships are thrown into turmoil after a work experience chef sends the wrong pies to the Wigan event.

New claim to shortest double yellows

A street claiming to be home to the shortest set of double yellow lines in England is "beaten" by an even shorter set in a nearby road.

Launchbury to miss Six Nations

England and Wasps lock Joe Launchbury is to undergo surgery on a neck injury and will miss the 2015 Six Nations.

Waters beats world champion Massaro

Laura Massaro's title defence ends in the Women's World Squash Championship quarter-finals as she loses to Alison Waters.

Khan to give £30k shorts to Peshawar

Boxer Amir Khan will donate shorts worth £30,000 to help rebuild the Peshawar school where 141 children and staff died.

VIDEO: Transport Committee

MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.

VIDEO: Punch-up at parish meeting

Pictures have emerged of a brawl at at Lancashire parish council committee meeting over a waiting list for grazing land.

VIDEO: A night on the SOS bus

BBC News spends a night on Norwich's SOS bus as peak Christmas Party season gets under way.

VIDEO: Amazing starling photos captured

Photographer Robin Morrison cycled across Ham Wall nature reserve to capture images of starlings gathering and then posted the images on Twitter.

VIDEO: 'Despicable' thieves caught on CCTV

Two distraction thieves who stole Christmas money from an elderly couple are caught on CCTV.

VIDEO: Street shoot-out footage released

CCTV footage is released of two men and their involvement in a dramatic shoot-out with an armed police officer in north London.

VIDEO: Record 32 penalties in 100 seconds

Watch the record FA Cup shootout between League One side Scunthorpe United and non-league Worcester City in their second-round replay.

VIDEO: Has the high street got worse?

Three years ago retails expert, Mary Portas, carried out a review of the high street for the government and the BBC takes her back to one of those towns, Stockport, to find out if anything has changed.

VIDEO: Santa gets sign language lessons

Father Christmas has sign language lessons from the Doncaster School for the Deaf.

Is migrant exploitation still rife?

Is exploitation of migrant workers still widespread?

The people working on Christmas Day

Those who plan to spend the day working rather than celebrating

Council cuts: Who will lose out most?

Where will be most hit by council funding cuts?

Exhibition marks 1914 football truce

National Football Museum marks the centenary of Christmas truce

VIDEO: The parents who never expected to see their child in a nativity play

The 46 children who made it to an unlikely nativity

The buildings that would have been impossible

The buildings that would once have been impossible

Female bishop is a 'bridge-builder'

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