TAX CREDIT CUTS SCRAPPED - OSBORNE
George Osborne scraps planned cuts to tax credits - as he sets out his Spending Review in the House of Commons.
POLICE BUDGETS PROTECTED BY CHANCELLOR
Police funding for England and Wales will be protected in the coming year, Chancellor George Osborne says, after fears that forces were to face significant cuts.
STUDENT DEATH POLICE HOLD RAPE SUSPECT
Police arrest a man on suspicion of rape after the body of a missing student is discovered in a Sheffield river.
EX-TORY MP TIM YEO LOSES LIBEL BID
Former MP Tim Yeo loses his libel case against The Sunday Times over claims he would promote business concerns in return for cash.
THOMAS COOK HAILS 'REAL PROGRESS'
Thomas Cook has hailed 2015 as "a year of real progress" despite what it described as "turbulence in some of our destinations".
WINTER DEATHS 'HIGHEST SINCE 1999'
There were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales last winter, the highest number in 15 years.
MUSLIM WOMAN GOVERNOR CHOSE TO SIT APART
The female governor at a private Muslim school in Birmingham - at the centre of criticism from Ofsted - chose to sit separately from men, says the school.
MALAYAN KILLINGS FAMILIES LOSE APPEAL
Relatives of 24 rubber plantation workers killed by British troops almost 70 years ago in Malaya lose an appeal for an official investigation.
JURY RETIRES IN 'KNIVES TERROR' CASE
A jury retires to consider its verdicts against three men accused of preparing acts of terrorism involving knives.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES GCSE 'ERROR OF LAW'
The education secretary made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of the new religious studies GCSE, the High Court rules.