The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has issued a warning over defence cuts during his Christmas message to soldiers serving overseas.
He told the British Forces Broadcasting Service that the cuts needed to be done with "far, far greater sensitivity" or they could "risk the safety of the nation and the peace of the world".
More top news
Scotland sees the best of today's weather but temperatures are a good 10C above average for the time of year across much of the UK.
In an emotional interview, the grieving mother recalls happy memories of her son who was killed in the Manchester bombing.
A stunning, summery day