Wales and England are drawn together in Group B for Euro 2016, while Northern Ireland face world champions Germany.
Almost 10,000 people brave heavy rain and road diversions to attend a food festival in a flooded Cumbrian town and show their support for victims.
Festivities planned in Cumbria this weekend go ahead despite the devastation of Storm Desmond.
Cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins is to be among the high-profile guest editors of BBC Radio 4's Today programme over the festive period.
Man City return to the top of the Premier League as they beat managerless Swansea with a Kelechi Iheanacho deflection.
Chris and Gabby Adcock are the first British players to reach a final of the year-end World Superseries Finals.
The Russian Space Agency has finished assembling the space vehicle that will blast UK astronaut Tim Peake into orbit.
The chairman of the Stop the War campaign group defends the Labour leader's decision to attend its fundraising dinner in the wake of criticism.
Travel chaos is continuing on road and rail routes as engineers try to fix cracks that appeared in Forth Bridge.
A 15-year-old girl dies and another teenager is injured after they are in collision with a bus in Sheffield.
The future of adult social care services in England "looks bleak", despite government attempts to protect budgets, a think tank warns.
The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst appoints the first female college commander in its history.
Animal welfare workers in south London believe the same person may be responsible for a string of "gruesome" cat killings.
What do we really know about the Young Britons' Foundation?
Six men from Liverpool are arrested in connection with the seizure of millions of pounds of cocaine in a shipment disguised as slabs of wood and sacks of charcoal.
The original Star Wars films pioneered merchandising in the 1970s.
The Shetland Pony Grand National will take place at the London International Horse show.
A coroner has warned teenagers and young people about the dangers of taking a diet pill which contains the banned substance DNP.
James Pattinson takes his fourth five-wicket haul in Test cricket as Australia thrash the West Indies by an innings and 212 runs.
A prison riot left six members of staff needing hospital treatment earlier this month, the BBC learns.