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The Royal Mail signed up 19,000 seasonal workers this year to help out at Christmas. BBC News went to meet some of them.
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
The NHS is setting up 11 centres aimed at unlocking the secrets of DNA and developing drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.
A look at attempts in Botswana to move the country's economy away from a resilience on diamonds.
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Spanish champions Atletico Madrid end a remarkable 2014 on a high with a 4-1 comeback win at Athletic Bilbao.
A stolen laptop containing the last photographs of an ill child before she died is returned to her family.
Amstrad founder Lord Sugar names Australian businessman Mark Wright as his latest business partner, at the climax of BBC One's The Apprentice.
A driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic has run down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11 people, French media say.
Actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett, has died at the age of 82, her son confirms.
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for roles in films such as The Omen, has died aged 82, her son confirms
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is now officially on gardening leave.
Boss Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool can finish in the Premier League top four after their 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call.