File: The Queen records her Christmas message in 2013

Queen's Christmas speech 2014 to praise 'selfless' Ebola medics in message of 'reconciliation'

Annual message will also highlight Tower of London poppy installation

A £2 coin

Discovery of largest ever stash of fake Euro coins sparks fears £2 coin could be next

The euro coin and the £2 have a similar, bi-metallic, look

King's Staith in York centre flooded by the Ouse

Flood warnings across the North of England

The River Ouse is set to burst its banks around York

The path of The International Space Station (top straight line) is seen from central London on December 24, 2014. The trails of two aircraft on their way to Heathrow are seen below

International Space Station spotted in the sky over Britain on Christmas Eve

The shining object appeared in the sky above southern England about 5.22pm

Jack Sweeney, left, and wife Lorraine Sweeney with their granddaughter, Erin McQuade

Glasgow bin lorry crash: Catholic bishop wept with bereaved family on the night of the accident

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said the family were silent "before the abyss of their loss"

An Aurora is seen on the horizon behind Bamburgh Lighthouse in Northumberland.

Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve

The ethereal spectacle illuminated the early morning sky

Charity runners dressed as Father Christmas await the start of the 'Santa Run' charity fun run in Battersea Park in London. Hundreds of participants dressed in Santa suits and white beards ran through Battersea park in aid of winter sports charity Disability Snowsport in this 6km festive fun run

Santa Tracker: How to follow Father Christmas' progress tonight

Santa began his journey a couple of hours ago. Here's how to track him as he flies around the world

One Ukip supporter got into the festive spirit this year by erecting a huge flag emblazoned with an “urgent” plea for Santa to “give the UK its country back”.

Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'

The 'urgent message' is on a home in Hedge End

Christmas 2014: Jesus was not born in a stable, says theologian

We've been mistranslating the Greek word for inn all along

The Wilkinson store on Burgate Lane where the incident happened

Shop worker 'hosed down homeless man to move him on from store front'

Police said the employee concerned was 'spoken to about his behaviour'

Samsung shuts flagship, Apple Store-like London shop as sales plunge

Westfield Stratford had housed one of the Samsung Experience Stores, but it’s now been shut

Christmas presents

Yodel says all parcels due to be delivered before Christmas are out for delivery today

Delays could continue this week after spike in demand for online goods

Jack Sweeney, left, and wife Lorraine Sweeney with their granddaughter, Erin McQuade

Glasgow bin lorry crash: Mother mourns loss of daughter and parents in tragedy

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A re-enactment of the 1914 Christmas Truce in Ploegsteert, Belgium

Christmas Day truce 1914: Letter from trenches shows football match through soldier's eyes for first time

'Dearest mother, I have seen one of the most extraordinary sights...'

Shoppers look for Christmas gifts on the high street

Grieving mother Jane Robinson donates toys to Christmas appeal after young twin son dies

Her son Lewis Robinson suddenly became seriously ill last month

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