Former England cricket captain Alastair Cook is being honoured with a knighthood in the Queen's New Year Honours list. The 34-year-old, who announced his retirement from international matches last year, is to receive the accolade after already being awarded the CBE in 2016 for his services to cricket.
If you grew up in the '80s or '90s, you'll probably have fond memories of watching Grange Hill. This popular BBC programme, which focused on the lives of school children and teachers at a comprehensive in London, graced our TV screens for more than 30 years.
The Christmas Day truce was one of the most famous and fascinating events of World War I. British and German troops called a truce on Christmas Eve 1914 and on Christmas Day, soldiers from both sides emerged into No Man's Land, where they exchanged greetings and gifts and even played football together.
The legendary Jack Nicklaus was the world's first golfer to win 18 major championships during a career that spanned more than 50 years.
Croatian professional footballer Luka Modric has won the prestigious Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year title at a glittering ceremony, beating stiff competition from some of the world's greatest ever players to win the second annual award.