On the national scene, 2014 was a year of incredible highs and monumental lows. We’ve captured some key moments in our slideshow - and here are some pointers to jog your memory.
JANUARY – JUNE
Ronnie Biggs’s coffin arrives at Golders Green Crematorium in north London.
A house near the village of Moorland, Somerset where owner Sam Notaro built his own flood defences.
PR guru Max Clifford is jailed for eight years in May for a string of indecent assaults.
70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Candles are lit in memory of cancer teen Stephen Sutton at Lichfield Cathedral.
Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie Brooks are acquitted in the hacking trial.
Dolly Parton performs on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
JULY – DECEMBER
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate Prince George’s first birthday at London’s Natural History Museum.
A dejected ‘Yes’ supporter in Edinburgh makes his way after Scotland votes to remain part of the Union.
Former N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos outside Southwark Crown Court after her trial over drugs allegations collapsed.
British Ebola sufferer William Pooley bounces back.
Peter Capaldi is unveiled as the new Doctor Who.
Death of actress Lynda Bellingham.
‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ poppy installation at the Tower of London.
Actress Angelina Jolie is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Commander at Buckingham Palace.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown announces his retirement.