The newly-appointed BBC Director-General Tony Hall said, "It takes a lot to drag me away from the Royal Opera House ... but the reason I stand before you today is that I care passionately about the BBC, about what it can do, it's programme makers and the impact we have in all different ways".
More top news
Britain has claimed victory over Germany in a special football match marking 100 years since the near-legendary WWI Christmas truce match.
A new medication derived from cannabis could help reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsy - and is now being trialled in the UK.
Some hand-written notes in an ancient manuscript turned out to be the oldest piece of music for more than one voice ever discovered.