The NCE editorial team would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Next year will be particularly exciting for us as we celebrate our 40th birthday. Watch out for regular features throughout the year as we look back over the last 40 years and look ahead to the next 40. There will be live events, and almost certainly a massive party - so watch out!
We will be back with our daily news service on Tuesday 3 January 2012, but of course, if news breaks over the festive period, NCE will bring it to you.
The next print edition of NCE will be published on Thursday 12 January.
Until then, Merry Christmas from Antony, Mark, Alex, Declan, Olivia and Margo.