Millions took to the streets to celebrate a night to remember as the country ushered in 2015 – and some clearly enjoyed the occasion more than others.
Katie Amos, 30, and fiancé Lee Johnston, 29, from Burgh-le-Marsh, Lincolnshire, welcomed son Dax unexpectedly after she went into labour 11 weeks early while sightseeing in New York.
The figures, released under a Freedom of Information request, show a total of 1,615 attacks have been reported to UK police forces over the last three years, including 157 reports of rape.
A flight from New York to Doha has been forced to make an unscheduled landing at Manchester Airport because of a ‘disruptive passenger’ on board the 13 hour flight.
Army mortars fired during fierce fighting with Taliban soldiers landed on the wedding party in southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 and wounding another 41, including women and children.
Dean Parker, 49, originally from Florida, has joined the famous squad of foreign fighters known as the Lions of Rojava after watching a TV report about the plight of the Yazidi people.
A community nurse shot his ex-girlfriend and two people at a small New Year’s Eve party in Sainte Catherine in France, leaving two further guests injured. He then fled and shot himself.
Each of the 29 Royal Observer Corps HQs had metre-thick concrete walls and could hold up to 70 volunteers with beds, canteens, radio rooms, generators, air filtering and decontamination posts.
Police are appealing for information after three men died in the same week within a 15 mile radius of each other in Ipswich. Another remains in a critical condition in hospital. (file image)
The proportion of owner-occupied homes in France has caught up as more Britons are pushed into the rental sector and on current trajectories, Britain will have fallen behind France in 2014.
After Russian pensioner Gore Zhdanov died aged 79 all of his possessions, including his faithful dog, passed to his relatives. They neglected the pet for a year before animal workers were called.
The New Year’s Day record dates back almost a century to 1916, when Bude in Cornwall saw 15.6C (60F), while the 15C (59F) recorded in 1988 is in second place.
The pop starlet caused fury after posting a picture of herself flashing her ankle while inside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, which is strictly against visiting rules.