The first babies of the new decade have been welcomed at maternity wards around the country.
There was a stunning sunrise over the North East coast on Wednesday morning as the country ushered in 2020.
Two police officers were hurt attempting to arrest a suspected dangerous driver following a collision in Birmingham’s entertainment district.
Thousands of people lined the Thames as London kicked off the new decade to the roar of football anthems such as Three Lions with the festivities providing a prelude to the Euro 2020 football tournament.
Cities across the UK and Ireland have been treated to impressive fireworks displays as crowds welcomed in the new year. London said hello to 2020 with a football-themed show, while Edinburgh’s traditional hogmanay celebrations were led by superstar DJ Mark Ronson. London Edinburgh Newcastle Dublin
Nations around the world welcomed the new year and bid farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the MeToo movement and Donald Trump.
Three brothers who are rowing across the Atlantic will celebrate Hogmanay with a dram of whisky and bagpipe music on the ocean waves.
A senior NHS doctor has warned new year dieters against quick-fix solutions, which can lead to heart problems and even unplanned pregnancies.
London’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display will this year look ahead to the city hosting several key games in the Euro 2020 football tournament.
Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay have been criticised for creating “unnecessary confusion” over residents being able to enter their own homes.
Preparations for New Year celebrations across the country are under way as the decade draws to a close.