● Blind date: 'First impressions? Wow!' Aiden, 29, teacher, meets Charlotte, 26, actor What were you hoping for? My housemate Meabh (who signed me up) was determined to find my future wife. But I was just hoping for someone to...
● 'Ballooning' spiders take flight on Earth's electric fields Research shows how arachnids’ sense of atmospheric electricity allows it to spin a line and take off We humans are only aware of the Earth’s electrical field on...
● Tim Dowling: I've recorded a Christmas song for charity. What could go wrong? I’m picking up dog poo on a golf course for a charity video. There must be someone to blame It’s a cloudy Friday morning and I am standing on a...
● 66795354 To mark Small Business Saturday, Conservative Party Chairman Amanda Milling, the MP for Cannock Chase, is urging people to shop locally to help boost our high streets. Read her column below.
● Herring to be collected for genetics tests Shetland fishing boats are being asked to collect samples of herring caught around the islands during the winter and spring so they can be genetically identified.
● Agritourism sector appeals for greater recognition The organisation representing agritourism in Scotland has launched a plea to politicians and officials for greater sector recognition amid continuing Covid-19 uncertainty.
● 66799890 An episode of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show set to air next year has been filmed at a college in the Black Country.
● 66799907 Festive treats have been included in activity packs which will be delivered to vulnerable people in Walsall amid Covid-19.
● County Durham businesses to support this Christmas From local butchers, to quirky gift shop, here are some independent retailers you should consider purchasing from this festive season.
● Kids can eat for free in Asda cafes throughout December All 216 of the supermarket's cafes will be taking part, and will allow children under the age of 16 to enjoy a meal completely free of charge
● Scotland's gritters out for winter: Here's their hilarious names Gritters have been hitting the roads in recent days as temperatures dropped to freezing point across the country.
● Businesses in York that need your support this Christmas From local butchers, to quirky gift shops, here are some independent retailers you should consider purchasing from this festive season
● Even the animals observed lockdown 2 - pictures EVEN the animals observed lockdown 2 - as our photos show!
● 5 more 'celebrity selfies' - can you do better? IT'S amazing who can bump into when out and about!
● Disabled veteran left without clean drinking water for almost a week John Howie has said it has been horrendous for residents at The Larches who were left unable to drink or cook with their tap water for six miserable days
● Thief accused court of being in 'secret society' with shop security in outburst Renowned crook Nikki Stuart claimed the judge and the men who detained him in Boots as he stole perfume were in 'cahoots' as he took...
● North East children missed up to 8 weeks of school A full month of absence was 'not uncommon' while some children lost as much as eight weeks of learning this term, according to Schools North East
● The touching way a baby boy who died at just one-day-old will be remembered Reuben Walker tragically passed away at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) on December 7, 2019
● Promising signs as Covid cases in Northern Lincs significantly drop Things look like they are improving
● Martin Lewis warns of Tesco Clubcard changes coming in January The Money Saving Expert has issued a warning to its loyalty scheme customers of the changes taking place in the New Year
● Locked up in November - seven men jailed for shocking crimes Our round-up of criminals jailed in the past month
● Socially distant Santa visit cancelled after single "Scrooge" complaint The council - in discussions with police and public health - say it could leads to groups gathering
● Will we really have to live with coronavirus forever? The Covid-19 virus will be almost impossible to erradicate completely
● 'Callous' robber jailed after horrifying daylight attack Steven McGuire has been jailed