Alas! We've reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been. 2016 has seen some dreadful things happen in the news, from terrorism and war to celebrity deaths and the election of Donald Trump as US President.

Things aren't all bad though – on a more positive note, we've been happily distracted by Facebook's emotions buttons and Pokemon Go. It may seem like a distant memory, but we've also been occupied with the Olympics, The Euro 2016 Championships and the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations; not to mention the Great British Bake Off! And of course, we've had a jolly old time here at Catchup News debating the hottest issues of the year. So, in this final sign-off from The Talking Point in 2016, we'd like to thank all our readers for your support and wish you a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year. See you again in January!