A couple from Oxfordshire say they've saved nearly £900 after giving up supermarkets for a year. Here are their top tips to save cash
As part of our Text Santa campaign, Fred, Sangeeta and Simon went bag packing at a local supermarket.
They say a cat has nine lives - Norman from Ashford certainly does. His owners thought he'd died but then he returned from the dead.
It's probably fair to say that Christmas is well and truly over, and no doubt you've all taken your decorations down by now. But what did you do with your Christmas tree? Have you ever thought of donating it to lions and tigers?
Yes, you did read that right. The Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Kent is appealing for people to donate their trees as toys for the big cats. Andrea Thomas has been speaking to keeper Briony Smith.
And if you want to donate your Christmas tree, you can get in touch with them directly:
Wildlife Heritage Foundation, Headcorn Rd, Smarden, Ashford, Kent TN27 8PJ Tel: 01233 771915
The sanctuary is not open to the public, but it does hold open days in July.
The popular childhood joke asks 'Why did the chicken cross the road?", the answer being - to get to the other side. The question today would be, what did the chicken wear to cross the road?
With chickens becoming more popular as pets, a man from Wardington in Oxfordshire has created high visibility jackets to keep them safe when they're out and about.
Johann Paul says motorists will be able to spot the birds when they are crossing the road.
A herd of horses have been rescued from flood waters at Christchurch in Dorset. The animals were stranded in a flooded field, next to the fast flowing River Avon. Officers from the RSPCA eventually managed to lead them to safety, in an operation which took several hours to complete.
Officers said the complex operation near Stoney Lane in Christchurch took place in dangerous conditions. It took several hours because the animals, being wild, were uncooperative, but they were all eventually led to safety. The horses have been moved to a dry area with food and water.
A litter of puppies are recovering, after being dumped in a shoebox over Christmas.
The four pups were discovered behind a supermarket in Canterbury, and are now being looked after at a rescue centre in Whitstable.
It's thought they were just a day old when they were abandoned. They've each been named after holiday pantomime characters.
Greenpeace have told Political Correspondent Libby Wiener that the four British activists and one UK journalist allowed to leave Russia after being held over the protest in the Arctic have arrived in Paris.
Sue Turner, mother of freed Greenpeace activist Iain Rogers, says "delighted" he's back in the west
During a visit to Yalding in Kent, which was affected by flooding, the Prime Minister said: "There are a lot of things that need to be fixed.
"We need the insurance companies to get round so the loss adjusters can help householders, we need the council to get round with skips so people can get their carpets, their furniture removed, we need to get the power back on and then we need to learn the lessons.
"We are seeing these events take place more often. The Government is spending more on flood defences over the next four years than over the last four years.
"There are a lot of flood defences being built. Something like 80,000 houses were protected this time but we've got to do more and so we need to work with the Environment Agency and see what more we can do to learn any lessons from this flood and other floods.
"But right now the priority is help people recover from the terrible shock of this happening to them on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day."
Hollywood star Shirley MacLaine says her appearance on ITV's Downton Abbey has had an extraordinary effect on how she's recognised on the street.
"My whole identity is now Downton Abbey" she says "All that I have done - How many films? All my books? I am no longer a New Age, giddy dingbat. I am now the one on Downton Abbey".
The series is filmed at Highclere Castle, on the Berkshire and Hampshire border, and is the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. Indeed, it's one of England's most beautiful Victorian castles.
These are some of the things to do in the Southampton area between now and the end of the festive season. Of course some of these might be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as they are Bank Holidays.
A songwriter from Barnham has written a seasonal song to share the joy of Christmas with everyone.
The tune called 'The Age Old Reason for Joy' has already proved popular with local radio stations and contact from Songs of Praise.
Performers are the St Mary's Church Choir in Walberton, the IL Campane chichester choir and children from Walberton and Binsted C of E Primary Schools.