The death toll from the earthquake in the Modena province of northern Italy has risen to three, according to the ADN Kronos news agency. Italian authorities have not yet given any official confirmation of the number of victims.
More top news
It will be a frosty Christmas morning across the UK but any chance of snow is limited to the Scottish mountains.
Fainting dogs, dancing grooms and an attacker who picked on the wrong girl all featured highly in our most-read stories of the year.
Some dogs have been at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home for more than a year. Can you make their Christmas and give them a new home?