It has been 21 years since the first text message was sent from a computer to an Orbitel 901 mobile phone.
Website Babycentre.co.uk has published a list of the most popular baby names over the last twelve months.
A former rescue dog has been crowned the pet slimming champion of the year after shedding a third of her bodyweight.
A woman who is celebrating 25 years of living with a heart and lung transplant has been reunited with some of the staff who looked after her as a teenager.
Tineke Dixon, 41, underwent surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London in November 1988 when she was just 16.
Doctors did not expect her Ms Dixon to live beyond her teenage years after two holes in her heart developed into a rare condition known as Eisenmenger syndrome which caused her lungs to start failing.
At the time of Tineke's operation, just a third of children receiving a lung or heart-lung transport were able to survive up to five years after the operation.
However, Dixon defied the odds and survived the double transplant before going on to study medical physics at the university.
Dr Dixon said she still vividly remembers the "emotional time" and recalled meeting Princess Diana at the specialist hospital in 1988.
The use of middle names has doubled in the past century, according to a new study.
One in three children were given a name at the beginning of the 20th century, where as nowadays three out of four newborns were given a second name, according to Ancestry.co.uk.
John, James and William are the most popular boys' middle names, with Louise, Rose and Grace the most for girls.
Miriam Silverman, UK content manager of Ancestry.co.uk, said a "desire" to "commemorate" dead love ones had led to the rise in the use of middle names.
"This will have become particularly prominent in society following the two World Wars," she said.
"These wars affected the entire country and resulted in millions of Britons commemorating their lost loved ones as new babies were born in the years following the conflicts."
A computing professor from the United States who shares his name with the John Lewis department store has received a selection of gifts from the retailer as a thank you for directing Twitter users to their feed.
Thanks to @johnlewisretail for sending me a new macbook and lots of other goodies, with a nice letter signed by lots of folks from JL HQ.
Mr Lewis, whose Twitter handle is often assumed by internet users to be the official account of the retailer, regularly and politely points errant tweeters back to the correct @johnlewisretail page.
Love love live the new @johnlewis Xmas advert!
Visit the @johnlewis Twitter feed to see the volume of helpful tweets he sends every day.