Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
Spanish champions Atletico Madrid end a remarkable 2014 on a high with a 4-1 comeback win at Athletic Bilbao.
Amstrad founder Lord Sugar names Australian businessman Mark Wright as his latest business partner, at the climax of BBC One's The Apprentice.
English actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred in horror film The Omen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies aged 82.
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Just who, and what, went viral in 2014?
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is now officially on gardening leave.
Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal at Anfield.
Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
The NHS is setting up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and develop tests and drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
A stolen laptop containing the last photographs of an ill child before she died is returned to her family.
A driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic has run down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11 people, French media say.
Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call.
X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.