Happy New Year: Big Ben Chimes In 2016 For UK

Occasional spells of rain failed to dampen the spirits of revellers gathering in central London for a vibrant midnight show featuring about 12,000 fireworks - and producing 50,000 projectiles.

As in previous years, the London Eye was the focal point of the pyrotechnic extravaganza, which could be seen for miles around.

Performers led the crowds in a lively, rock-inspired rendition of Auld Lang Syne as the fireworks came to an end.

The Corrs are back with new album

Even Jim's involved.

The Irish four-piece will return with new album White Light on November 27, before kicking off a headline arena tour of the UK and Ireland in the New Year.

The Corrs have spent most of 2015 in London working on their new record, which will be the follow-up to 2005's Home.

The band's new tour will start at Birmingham's Genting Arena on January 19, and finish up at Belfast's SSE Arena.

Fuel depot upgrade planned for Cooks' Penrhyn

One of the main projects for the force's Tropic Twilight exercise is the relocation and rebuilding of the fuel depot on Penrhyn.

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully says improving fuel storage will enable better use of the patrol boat Te Kukupa to carry out fisheries surveillance around the islands.

The force's engineers will also upgrade buildings on Manihiki.

The exercise will involve China, the United States, the UK and France and is aimed at testing the force's abilities to provide disaster relief and humanitarian assistance.

Facebook Moments app now turns photos into music videos

An update to Facebook's Moments app today (August 25) includes a Flipagram-like option to turn six or more of your photos into a musical collage.

However, the app still won't be coming to the UK or Europe any time soon because of privacy concerns.

With Moments using facial recognition technology to share photos with those pictured, the slightly invasive nature of the app has thrown up a few barriers here in Blighty.

How to check mobile coverage in your area

The coverage map was created based on data from the UK's leading service providers as well as the watchdog's signal tests around the country.

It measures call quality and data connectivity both indoors and outdoors for each area, along with geographic variables such as valleys and hills that could affect signal strength.

Users can search for their local area by entering their postcode or zooming into an area on the map.