Retrospect - A year in pictures

The next in our 'Look Back' series examining the events from 1980


Budget 2017: Philip Hammond's best gags

Philip Hammond had at least half the House of Commons chuckling away at his 2017 Budget.

Former teen heartthrob David Cassidy dies at 67

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to teen heartthrob David Cassidy following his death at the age of 67.


Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys at the White House

US President Donald Trump is using his pardon power to keep a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving oven.


Boris Johnson: This is a moment of hope for Zimbabwe

Boris Johnson said the end of Mr Mugabe's reign appeared to be a "moment of hope" for the people of Zimbabwe, and should not be allowed to mark "the transition from one despotic rule to another".


Drink-driver almost ploughs down police officers

A drink-driver almost runs over police officers in Texas who were responding to a broken-down vehicle.

'Accidental star' Nick Nolte honoured on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Nick Nolte was praised as going from a crook to an accidental movie star who netted Oscar nominations when he was honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
TV and Film

WWF Christmas advert tugs on heart strings

WWF has released a Christmas advert that tugs on heart strings when an elephant looks poachers in the eye.

Police dash cam captures plane crash on motorway

A single engine plane crashes in front of a police car as two deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office respond to a call. The pilot and his passenger walked away from the crash uninjured.


US stadium destroyed in spectacular implosion

The Georgia Dome, the stadium in Atlanta that hosted 1996 Olympic events and which was the venue for two Super Bowls, has been reduced to rubble in an implosion.

VIDEO: The centenary of the Battle of Cambrai

Tanks are as relevant in current warfare as they were 100 years ago at the Battle of Cambrai, an Army commander has said.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday - the "day of deals" - falls on November 24 this year, but what's it all about?

WATCH: Craziest Black Friday moments in the UK

Take a look at some of the craziest Black Friday moments recorded in the UK

Robert Mugabe removed as leader of Zimbabwe's ruling party

Zimbabwe's ruling party has sacked President Robert Mugabe as party leader and replaced him with recently fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.


Blue Planet II: Filming the rarely witnessed 'boiling sea'

Episode four of BBC's Blue Planet II captures the rarely witnessed ‘boiling sea’; a feeding frenzy of thousands of tuna leaping out of the water to catch their prey.

VIDEO: Police force to introduce spit guards

Avon and Somerset Police have released footage of spitting incidents as they introduce spit guards to tackle a rise in assaults. Since April 2017, out of 487 recorded assaults against officers, 79 involved spitting.

IN PICTURES: Northern Ireland in 1979

One of a regular series looking back through the picture archives


PICTURE SPECIAL: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge replaced

As part of a regular maintenance programme world famous rope bridge has been replaced


Mugabe 'refuses to quit' following Zimbabwe talks

Zimbabwe's military is continuing talks with President Robert Mugabe for his departure while it pursues those who were close to the leader and his wife.

Fireman Sam celebrates 30th anniversary

Fireman Sam swaps putting out fires for blowing out birthday candles as world-famous children's character celebrates his 30th anniversary.

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