The stabbing of a young pregnant mother in what has been dubbed by the police as the safest county of Britain shocked the nation.
The wide-spread devastation and loss of life following the catastrophic earthquake in south Asia last year was enormous.
Most youngsters with dreams of being spacemen forget them as they grow up but not Piers Sellers, who this year broke the British record for the longest amount of time space-walking.
When Beverley De-Gale's son Daniel was diagnosed with leukaemia for the second time in 1995, a bone marrow transplant was his only chance.
Heroic aid workers, medics and servicemen and women risked their lives to save thousands of people in the worst ever outbreak of deadly Ebola
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