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Police at the scene in Glasgow's George Square

  1. Six people have been confirmed dead after a bin lorry careered through streets packed with Christmas shoppers in Glasgow

  2. Grammy award winning and Sheffield born singer Joe Cocker has died age 70 after a battle with lung cancer

  3. The number of families who can't afford to pay their energy bills has reached a record high

  4. Close to 112 thousand people in England are homeless and many will rely on charity shelters this Christmas

  5. And Sophie Ellis-Bextor is back in the ballroom as past contestants return to the dance floor for their chance to be crowned Christmas 2014 champions

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Six people killed in Glasgow bin lorry crash

Six people have been confirmed dead after a bin lorry careered through streets packed with Christmas shoppers in Glasgow, Police Scotland said.

Eight further people are in hospital receiving treatment for their injuries. Flags will fly at half-mast on government buildings and a special church service will take place later today.

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Boxing Day Tsunami: 'It was quite terrifying'

The sea just withdrew a couple of miles which was quite an eerie sight...

– Rory McKee, survivor

This week sees the tenth anniversary of the Boxing Day Tsunami, which struck the coastline of South East Asia in 2004, destroying millions of homes and claiming 230,000 lives.

Nearly 150 Britons died in the disaster. But there were also many survivors. Some of them have been telling their stories as part of a documentary marking the event. Including Luke Simon who recounts the moment the tsunami struck Thailand. We speak to survivor, Rory McKee, who escaped to safety by climbing a tree.

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Prince George pays a visit to Santa Claus!

Staff at a Christmas attraction in Norfolk got a surprise this weekend when they received a royal visitor. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took Prince George to visit Santa Claus.

The attraction is close to their new home and the 17-month-old was reportedly very excitable, clapping his hands in excitement as he toured the winter wonderland. Louisa James joins us in the studio with more.

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Are we more at risk when we switch off the lights?

Plans by English councils to switch off street lights have been condemned for putting the public's safety at risk.

A survey by the Labour Party has found that three quarters of councils are now saving money by turning out or dimming lights. Nick Dixon is in Brentwood in Essex where they've chosen to keep the lights on.

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Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Labour claims the Coalition is risking an increase in crime and road accidents by encouraging councils to switch off street lights to save money

  2. Calls for calm - the families of two black teenagers shot by the police are urging restraint after two New York officers are murdered

  3. Hundreds of thousands of families are missing out on help with childcare, say campaigners, because the new support system is too complicated

  4. Staff at a Christmas attraction in Norfolk got a surprise this weekend when they received a royal visitor...

  5. And Britain has a new favourite Christmas carol - Silent Night - is it the result of a certain supermarket ad?

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'At that point it was necessary' to find evidence

It was absolutely outrageous - I felt sick when I saw the footage.

– Annemarie Flanagan

Choosing a carer for a loved-one is one of the toughest decisions a family can make.

So imagine how you'd feel if you found out the care-worker you'd hired was up to no good. We speak to Annemarie Flanagan who took matters into her own hands when money started going missing from her elderly mother's home, along with Emily Holzhausen from Carers UK.

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