The last 12 months have seen heartening tales of community action interspersed with trauma, tragedy and political intrigue. Harry Taylor and Sam Volpe take a look back at the biggest stories we've brought you in 2018 - and a couple of the weirdest, too.
Parliament broke for the summer with the government hanging on a thread, the Vote Leave campaign (led by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove) fined for electoral fraud and the Brexit secretary confirming plans to stockpile food, medicines and blood in preparation for crashing out of the EU with no deal.
On July 21, the Judge responsible for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's imprisonment confirmed that she would not be given parole, or shown clemency on humanitarian grounds. Alone, this announcement was nothing new.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is "so worried" by the timing of the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's resignation, because it comes the week he was expected to make a final decision on whether to give her diplomatic protection.