VIDEO: Inside the castle that must come down :: A farmer who built a mock Tudor castle without planning permission is preparing to spend his last Christmas in his home before it is demolished.
Quiz of the week's news :: Who has the worse teeth - the British or the Americans?
Japan's curious passion for the business novel :: Why is Japan so keen on novels about businessmen?
VIDEO: The choir that 'signs' Christmas carols :: Christmas with the choir for deaf children
VIDEO: What is it like in a coal pit? :: Chris Kitchen, general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers and former Kellingley miner explains what it is like to be miner in a deep coal pit.
VIDEO: A history of coal mining in the UK :: The UK's last coal mine in Kellingley, North Yorkshire is closing, bringing the end to coal industry in this country.
'Star Wars' director's 'huge relief' :: url: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676993/s/4c4f135e/sc/28/l/0Ledition0Bcnn0N0C20A150C120C170Centertainment0Cstar0Ewars0Eforce0Eawakens0Euk0Epresser0Efeat0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Fedition/story01.htm
How to avoid 'death by PowerPoint' :: How can we jazz up dull business presentations?
San Bernardino shooter's friend arrested :: url: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676993/s/4c50c600/sc/7/l/0Ledition0Bcnn0N0C20A150C120C160Cus0Csan0Ebernardino0Eshooting0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Fedition/story01.htm
'Star Wars': Is it any good? :: url: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676993/s/4c4519f9/sc/13/l/0Ledition0Bcnn0N0C20A150C120C160Centertainment0Cstar0Ewars0Ereview0Ethr0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Fedition/story01.htm
British deep coal mining at an end :: Miners at Kellingley Colliery work their final shifts as the pit closure brings to an end centuries of deep coal mining in Britain.
Folic acid in flour 'would cut defects' :: UK experts back a call for flour to be fortified with folic acid, which they say would have prevented around 2,000 cases of serious birth defects since 1998.
Cameron pleads for leaders' help to keep Britain in EU - Reuters :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNFdX9XlFOF0FINQITKh6ZhM0Plw1w&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR779010416899&ei=PbNzVriiJoSxyAPr4I3wDg&url=http://in.reuters.com/article/britain-eu-idINKBN0U02WA20151218
Libya's rival parliaments sign unity government deal - The Boston Globe :: url: http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg�QjCNE1qA0vOx7OZ-BTJotn2AkBuSulxA&clid�a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cidR779009779343&ei=PbNzVriiJoSxyAPr4I3wDg&url=http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2015/12/17/libya-rival-parliaments-sign-unity-government-deal/QzVUpofLIPNgsbr8KYA1sL/story.html
Christie: Russia 'stealing our lunch money' :: url: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676993/s/4c4fb1aa/sc/7/l/0Ledition0Bcnn0N0C20A150C120C160Cpolitics0Cchris0Echristie0Erussia0Elunch0Emoney0Eno0Efly0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Fedition/story01.htm
VIDEO: What next for Syria? :: The BBC's chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet, who has covered the civil war in Syria since it began, looks at what the future holds for the country.
China angry at U.S.'s $1.83B arms sale :: url: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676993/s/4c49b2d4/sc/21/l/0Ledition0Bcnn0N0C20A150C120C160Cpolitics0Cu0Es0Etaiwan0Earms0Esales0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Fedition/story01.htm
Mers virus vaccine 'a step closer' :: An effective vaccine to protect against the Mers virus is a step closer, say scientists.
Immigration cap 'not fit for purpose' :: The government's immigration cap is "counter-productive" and has had no effect on bringing down net migration, a committee of MPs say.
U.S. military to use laser-armed fighter jets :: url: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676993/s/4c4de50a/sc/11/l/0Ledition0Bcnn0N0C20A150C120C170Cpolitics0Cus0Eair0Eforce0Elaser0Efighter0Ejet0Eweapons0Eresearch0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Fedition/story01.htm
Friend of San Bernardino gunman charged :: A friend of one of the San Bernardino attackers has been charged in connection with the mass shooting that killed 14.
Why Taliban special forces are fighting Islamic State :: The Afghan Taliban say they have unleashed "special forces" in an increasingly bloody battle with fighters from the rival Islamic State (IS) group. The BBC's Dawood Azami explains why.
Pharma boss Shkreli on fraud charge :: Pharmaceutical boss Martin Shkreli, who sparked outrage after hiking the price of a medicine used by Aids patients, strongly denies fraud charges.
The laughing stock that changed the world :: How the much mocked tilting APT shaped today's trains
Waiting 56 years for my sister :: The woman looking for her sister for 56 years
End of deep coal mining :: Miners at Kellingley Colliery, in North Yorkshire, speak about their final shift in the mine.
Leading Labour in difficult times :: As Jeremy Corbyn approaches 100 days as Labour leader, Julia Langdon compares the situation facing him with facing Neil Kinnock in 1983.
Fancy vacationing in Syria? :: url: http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676993/s/4c4e15fa/sc/7/l/0Ledition0Bcnn0N0C20A150C120C170Ctravel0Crussia0Evacations0Esyria0Econflict0Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Fedition/story01.htm
Mother Teresa to be made Catholic saint in September - paper :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/ZLAhxHIuNSs/story01.htm
Facebook puts a price on suburban living for employees :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/u2NBuskTMBU/story01.htm