Wakefield Council Leader says the motorway was closed for too long
Part of a scheme launched after 2011 riots
More people are turning to payday loans over the festive period
The Crown Prosecution Service say there is a gap in the number of crimes being reported, and the number of prosecutions.
Homeless charity Shelter make prediction
The Fast & Furious team has released a two-minute tribute video in memory of Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash near Hollywood at the weekend.
Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC after suggesting on his show that former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin eats faeces.
A Norman Rockwell painting titled Saying Grace has sold in New York for $46m (£28m), the highest price paid at auction for an American artwork and for a work by the Saturday Evening Post illustrator.
Nigella Lawson has admitted she has used cocaine several times, but claimed her ex-husband has spread "false allegations" about drug abuse to ruin her reputation.
Most of America's feature-length silent films have been lost because of decay and neglect over the past 100 years, according to a study.
Former Superbike racer Sean Emmett, whose wife died in Dubai while the couple were on their honeymoon, has been arrested on his return to the UK.
Police are investigating the murder of a man who fell from a flat on the eighth floor of a tower block in Coventry.
Nigella Lawson has said she is "not proud" of her past drug use after admitting she has occasionally taken cocaine and cannabis.
Chancellor George Osborne has told the country "Britain's economic plan is working but the job is not done".
One person has died as winds of up to 142mph battered parts of the UK, causing travel chaos and leaving 100,000 homes without power.