• 14 December 2019 Image copyright AshleyStocks Image caption The body of Alex Rodda was found in Ashley Mill Lane in CheshireA teenage boy found dead in a Cheshire village has been identified as 15-year-old Alex Rodda. The body of the Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School pupil was discovered in Ashley Mill Lane in Ashley at about 08:00 GMT on Friday. Head teacher Denis Oliver said Alex, who was in...

  • By Matt McGrath and Paul Rincon Science and environment, BBC News 14 December 2019 Related Topics COP25 Image copyright Getty ImagesUN climate talks appear to be in trouble as they head into extra time. Fault lines have re-appeared between different negotiating blocs, with one delegate describing a new draft text as "totally unacceptable". Alden Meyer from the Union of Concerned Scientists said...

  • 14 December 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Staff at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary contacted police with concerns about a 69-year-old woman's deathA 75-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his partner who was a patient in a hospital was found dead. The 69-year-old woman was being treated at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan, Greater Manchester, when...

  • 14 December 2019 Image copyright Getty ImagesA British tourist was killed and another injured when they were shot during a suspected robbery in Buenos Aires, according to local media. The two men were reportedly taken to hospital after the attack outside a hotel in the Argentinian capital. A 35-year-old shot in the chest died, while a 28-year-old suffered a thigh wound, the A24 news channel...

  • 14 December 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe hug that means Jacob's new arm is a successWhen Jacob was born eight weeks early most of his left arm was missing. His parents Gemma Turner and Chris Scrimshaw, from Calderdale in West Yorkshire, crowdfunded to get a £16,000 functioning limb made for him. The NHS and most companies take the view that a...

  • 14 December 2019 Sir Rod Stewart has become the oldest male solo artist to have a number one album in the UK. The British singer's 10th chart topper You're In My Heart was released on 22 November. But it rose to the top spot this week in a close race - with a difference of just 750 in sales between Sir Rod, Robbie Williams and The Who. Sir Rod, who is 74 years and 11 months old, has taken the...

  • 14 December 2019 Related Topics New Zealand volcano Image copyright Krystal Browitt/Facebook Image caption Ms Browitt was reportedly an Australian veterinary studentPolice have officially named the first victim of the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand, as recovery efforts continue. Krystal Eve Browitt was a 21-year-old Australian from Melbourne who was visiting the island with her...

  • 14 December 2019 Related Topics Brexit Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn McDonnell says it's time for him to step aside as shadow chancellorLabour faces a "long haul" as it attempts to gain power following its fourth election defeat in a row, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has warned. He rejected claims that leader Jeremy Corbyn had been responsible for the result,...

  • 14 December 2019 Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicola Sturgeon joined the SNP’s newly-elected MPs for a group photo outside the V&A MuseumNicola Sturgeon has welcomed the SNP's new raft of MPs in Dundee following their "watershed" general election win. The party won 48 of Scotland's 59 constituencies in Thursday's poll. Ms Sturgeon was joined by a...

  • 14 December 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: "We are not the masters, we are the servants now"Boris Johnson has thanked voters in the north of England for "breaking the voting habits of generations" to back the Conservatives. Speaking in Tony Blair's old seat of Sedgefield, the PM said he knew "how difficult" that decision can be. Mr Johnson won a...

  • 6 December 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The singer has faced allegations of underage abuse for two decadesR. Kelly has been charged with bribing a government official in order to get a fraudulent identification document to marry an under-age girl in 1994. The girl, named only as Jane Doe in the documents, has widely been identified by US media as singer Aaliyah. They got...

  • 6 December 2019 Image caption Agnes Taylor previously worked as a lecturer and head of department at Coventry UniversityTorture charges against the ex wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor have been dismissed at the Old Bailey. Agnes Taylor, 54, was charged in 2017 over a string of offences - some involving children - during the West African country's civil war. The university...

  • 6 December 2019 Related Topics Brexit Sir John Major has urged people to re-elect three MPs who were expelled from the Conservatives for voting against Boris Johnson over Brexit. The ex-Tory PM is backing independent candidates David Gauke, Dominic Grieve and Anne Milton, all running against his party in the general election. Sir John said "tribal loyalties" had been loosened by Brexit. The...

  • 6 December 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople celebrate killing of rape-murder suspectsIndian police have shot dead four men suspected of raping and killing a young female vet in Hyderabad last week. The men were in police detention and were taken back to the scene of the crime in the early hours of Friday. The suspects were shot when they tried to steal the...

  • 6 December 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAudrey Schoeman's heart was "dead" for more than six and a half hoursA British woman whose heart stopped beating for six hours has been brought back to life in what doctors have described as an "exceptional case". Audrey Schoeman developed severe hypothermia when she was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Spanish...

  • 6 December 2019 Image copyright Essex Police Image caption Harley Watson's family described him as a "good, kind, helpful and lovely boy"A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a 12-year-old boy who was killed in a hit-and-run crash outside a school. Harley Watson died after being struck by a car near Debden Park High School in Loughton, Essex, on Monday. Terence Glover, 51, of...

  • 6 December 2019 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's Jon Kay takes you behind the scenes of the BBC election debateBoris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will go head-to-head later for the final time during the election campaign when they take part in a live BBC One debate. The hour-long programme, hosted by Today presenter Nick Robinson, starts at 20:30. It will...

  • 6 December 2019 Image copyright Steve Parsons PA Image caption Reena and Sandeep Mander said they wanted to 'ensure discrimination like this doesn't happen to others wishing to do this wonderful thing called adoption'A couple who were rejected by their local adoption service because of their Indian heritage have won their legal discrimination battle. Sandeep and Reena Mander sued The Royal...

  • 6 December 2019 Related Topics Grenfell Tower fire Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLFB chief Dany Cotton said in October: "We are truly sorry we couldn't save everyone's life that night"London Fire Brigade's commissioner is to step down four months early in the wake of criticism over the service's response to the Grenfell fire. Dany Cotton, 50, previously announced she...

  • 5 December 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Grigolo admitted his personality could be "very exuberant at times"The Royal Opera House and New York's Metropolitan Opera have dropped tenor Vittorio Grigolo over "inappropriate and aggressive behaviour" on tour. The London venue said the behaviour occurred "at a curtain call and afterwards" in Tokyo in September. Grigolo posted an...