The 'boys from 23' - Jack McCrossan, Chris Fleetwood, Iwan Buckingham, and James Nicks - started pining for a dog when they saw next door's 'Stevie Ticks'.
Fran Clark, 80, devotes an hour each day to making and wrapping the charity donations so they can be delivered in time for Christmas - then starts all over again in January.
Amy King, 32, was lucky to survive and keep her baby after a series of horrific attacks by her ex partner Jack Farley.
Rob Johnson, who has a cardiac condition, was unable to speak or move his left arm and had crippling chest pains when he woke in the early hours of December 1.
Richard Williams, 35, opened his online welfare entitlement 'portal' to find he had been allocated £7 to last until January - on top of a separate sum of 20p that went into his bank account.
Mum-of-five Lisa Tarr, 27, had the premature boys in October and the pair were little fighters from the start - overcoming a nasty bout of bronchitis.
Lainey Matta, better known by her nickname Flump, was hit when she slipped off the curb into the path of the vehicle.
Stuart Clegg, 53, was reaching for a pizza when an enormous 8ft tall glass door collapsed on top of him and left him sprawled on the ground in agony.
Angela McGill, 52, was tucking into the festive snack when she swallowed what she thought was a bit of pastry.
Young Alfie Wills was sad his community didn't have any trimmings so he took it upon himself to bring some festive cheer.
Savannah Geddes was at home with her parents when she began complaining of a tingling in her legs, which suddenly escalated into severe back pain.
Privately-educated Ryan Staffiere, 37, has spent most of his life living in car parks and public spaces despite his privileged upbringing and being given all the opportunity in the world.
Christian Roach, 41, struggled through last December with pain in his private parts and had was diagnosed with testicular cancer in January.
Diane Davis, 76, is a frequent shopper at her local branch of Poundland - but she has been put off after a recent trip, on October 28, ended in disaster.
Georgie Baddley, 26, took up the exercise regime two years ago after struggling to shift the pounds following two births.
Jean Diffenthal, 55, panicks if she comes anywhere near a cat and even avoids the pet food aisle in case she spots a picture on tinned food.
Concerned well-wishers are inundating the homeless man, known as Jim, with bedding, clothing and food, after he fell on hard times and took up residence in the brick shelter.
Isla Robertson, 16, was devastated when she was told she might never dance again after she developed a curve in her back from Scheuermann's Kyphosis.
Meet the trans-atlantic couple thought to be the first to meet, date and marry through social media app TikTok. Sarah and Daniel Hancock decided to tie the knot in a whirlwind Las Vegas ceremony just EIGHT MONTHS after meeting each other through the musical meme app – which allows users to create and share short […]
Elaine Potter took her 14-year-old Maltese terrier Phoebe in to her favourite restaurant for her last meal, before taking her to be put down.