Storm Bella: Britain braced for Boxing Day battering after flooding forces people from homes

Storm Bella is forecast to bring yet more strong gales and heavy rain to the UK and Ireland, a day after parts of England saw severe flooding.

Murder investigation launched after man dies in hit and run

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was killed in a suspected hit and run in Birmingham on Boxing Day.

Millions of Americans’ benefits expire as golfing Trump lets COVID relief bill go unsigned

Millions of Americans' unemployment benefits have expired after the president refused to sign a $2.3trn COVID-19 relief and spending bill.

Lorry backlog cleared as hauliers told they can head to Dover again

Lorry drivers waiting to cross into France have been told they can head back to Dover instead of waiting in an overflow lorry park.

News: Hospitality sector welcomes Brexit agreement

The hospitality industry has welcomed agreement in discussions between the UK and European Union on a future trading relationship, arguing it can preserve jobs and assist the fightback from Covid-19.

Judge delays execution of only woman on death row in US

A federal judge has delayed the execution of the only woman on death row in the US.

Beyonce donates $500,000 to people facing eviction due to COVID-19

Beyonce will donate $500,000 to people facing eviction due to the coronavirus pandemic through her BeyGOOD charity foundation.

British-Soviet double agent George Blake dies aged 98

Cold War British-Soviet double agent George Blake has died aged 98, according to Russian state news agency RIA.