People travelling in and out of London are faced severe disruption today after King's Cross and Paddington stations were closed due to overrunning engineering works.
Lynn Holt, transplant co-ordinator at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital, says, although teenager Chloe Beaney was lucky, many more people are still waiting for organ transplants today:
150 hot Christmas lunches are being served today to help feed Newcastle's homeless. Volunteers at the People's Kitchen are ensuring those in need aren't forgotten about:
The Archbishop of Canterbury will not deliver his Christmas Day sermon because of illness.
Lambeth Palace said the Most Rev Justin Welby has been suffering from a "severe cold" for several days and decided this morning that he was too unwell to speak at the annual Canterbury Cathedral service.
A Lambeth Palace spokesman said: "The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, is suffering from a severe cold and will, with great regret, no longer be preaching the sermon at Canterbury Cathedral this morning.
"The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Rev Robert Willis, will deliver a homily."
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is unable to give his Christmas sermon because of a "severe cold", a spokesperson for Lambeth Palace has said.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will not deliver his Christmas Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral because of a "severe cold", Lambeth Palace said.
The family of heart transplant teenager Chloe Beaney say they're delighted she's able to spend Christmas at home. A desperate search was made just weeks ago to find her a donor for a new heart.
A homeless charity in the North East says it's not the cold, but loneliness which affects rough sleepers the most at Christmas. The People's Kitchen, based in Newcastle, looks after those in need - especially at this time of year. Volunteers say being without friends or family can have a huge impact: