– Extract from David Cameron's Christmas message
2012 has been an extraordinary year for our country. We cheered our Queen to the rafters with the Jubilee, showed the world what we're made of by staging the most spectacular Olympic and Paralympic Games ever and - let's not forget - punched way above our weight in the medals table.
The Prime Minister has urged the country to remember the Armed Forces and emergency services in his Christmas message. David Cameron said he would pray for everyone to have a happy and peaceful time "however you celebrate this time of year".