BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Scottish Labour leader stands downSat, 25 Oct 2014 09:42:42 GMT
Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office".
Ex-first ministers hit out at LabourSat, 25 Oct 2014 09:50:20 GMT
Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.
Cost of driving licence to be cutFri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.
Britain must pay EU bill, says MEPSat, 25 Oct 2014 10:04:44 GMT
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
Man 'raped by priest 65 years ago'Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:33:01 GMT
A 72-year-old man says he was raped by a priest in a Bedfordshire boys' home 65 years ago.
Students fined over sexist chantsSat, 25 Oct 2014 09:31:10 GMT
A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.
Man killed in west Belfast shootingSat, 25 Oct 2014 10:41:10 GMT
A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway following what is believed to have been a serious brawl.
Plan to clamp down on nuisance callsSat, 25 Oct 2014 11:07:40 GMT
Companies which cause "annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety" with marketing calls and text messages could be fined up to £500,000, ministers say.
New HS2 station proposed for CreweSat, 25 Oct 2014 10:55:58 GMT
A report into the route of the second phase of the controversial fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station be built in Crewe.
Anger over ancient woods quarry planFri, 24 Oct 2014 23:57:03 GMT
Plans to turn an area of ancient Staffordshire woodland mentioned in the Domesday Book into a quarry anger conservationists.
Body of UK-born student identifiedFri, 24 Oct 2014 21:17:55 GMT
Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.
Benefit claims wait 'unacceptable'Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:27:45 GMT
A charity calls for the rollout of a new benefit payment to be halted until a backlog is cleared.
Used car buyers 'need more support'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:03:08 GMT
Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.
Plaid's demand for 'true equality'Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:33:07 GMT
A series of demands to ensure Wales has "true equality" with Scotland is to be outlined at Plaid Cymru's annual conference.
Card firms 'fail' on rights adviceSat, 25 Oct 2014 00:26:57 GMT
Many financial providers are failing to properly explain the protection shoppers have when something goes wrong with a credit card purchase, consumer group Which? suggests.
Dog in one-minute crossbow operationSat, 25 Oct 2014 01:06:45 GMT
The delicate operation to remove a crossbow bolt from a dog's head "took just one minute", the RSPCA says.
Search for hedgehog 'black holes'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:00:52 GMT
People who have never seen a hedgehog near their home are asked to contribute to a wildlife survey.
Memorial to 1,100 lost FusiliersSat, 25 Oct 2014 10:44:36 GMT
A memorial is being dedicated to the hundreds of soldiers from the Royal Welsh Fusiliers who died in one of World War One's bloodiest battles.
McKay murder anniversary appealSat, 25 Oct 2014 08:29:44 GMT
On the second anniversary of a murder in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, police have renewed an appeal for information.
Masked gang with iron bars hit manSat, 25 Oct 2014 09:47:35 GMT
A man is attacked in his County Down home by masked men carrying iron bars.
Heart attack Cardiff fan's thanksSat, 25 Oct 2014 07:51:00 GMT
A Bluebirds fan who suffered a heart-stopping moment watching his team equalise is going back to the club to thank those who saved his life.
'Slavery' police search for more menFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:32:34 GMT
Police who investigated the "modern day slavery" case of a vulnerable man found working unpaid on a farm, say they are looking for other missing men.
Rangers agree to Ashley funding dealSat, 25 Oct 2014 10:38:32 GMT
Rangers are close to accepting a funding offer from Mike Ashley, ahead of proposals from Brian Kennedy and Dave King.
Scotland to reduce drink-drive limitFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:47:03 GMT
The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.
Jade coroner calls for dog licencesFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:21:09 GMT
A coroner criticises dangerous dog laws and calls for dog licences to be reintroduced after 14-year-old Jade Anderson was savaged to death.
Teenager stabbed on London busSat, 25 Oct 2014 09:49:54 GMT
A 15-year-old boy who was stabbed on a bus in Sutton is receiving treatment in hospital.
Taarabt row over, says RedknappSat, 25 Oct 2014 10:53:11 GMT
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says the club have "moved on" from the row provoked by his criticism of Adel Taarabt.
US golf boss sacked in Poulter rowFri, 24 Oct 2014 23:10:34 GMT
Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
England edge Samoa in thrillerSat, 25 Oct 2014 08:36:43 GMT
England narrowly hold on for victory against Samoa in a pulsating Four Nations encounter in Brisbane.
Should love be symbolised by a lock?Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:46:29 GMT
The "love locks" on a Parisian bridge are meant to symbolise lovers' undying devotion to each other, but is a padlock an appropriate symbol for love?
The day UFOs stopped playFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT
In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people ? but what was it?
Do people know where their chicken comes from?Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:03:57 GMT
Campaigners say chicken meat needs better labelling. How much do people know about the life of a chicken before it reaches their plate?
GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarterFri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:26 GMT
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
Military rents to rise, says ministerFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:02:47 GMT
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces that "major reforms" to funding for military accommodation will increase rents.
EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cutFri, 24 Oct 2014 08:59:54 GMT
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
VIDEO: House of CommonsThu, 23 Oct 2014 16:34:32 GMT
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt responds to an urgent question on the five-year plan for the NHS.
VIDEO: Learning how to leap around a citySat, 25 Oct 2014 08:56:25 GMT
The UK's first specialised Parkour, or freerunning, academies have opened to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.
VIDEO: Crossbow bolt shot dog recoveringFri, 24 Oct 2014 11:04:17 GMT
A Staffordshire bull terrier shot through the skull with a crossbow bolt is making a "miraculous" recovery following surgery.
VIDEO: Motor racing on Coventry's ring roadFri, 24 Oct 2014 19:02:38 GMT
Motor sports hit Coventry's ring road in May as the council seizes upon a change in the law to boost the local economy.
VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:41:09 GMT
Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".
VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:07:17 GMT
Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.
VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweetFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:05:08 GMT
The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.
VIDEO: Wales 'may be independent in 20 years'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:32:50 GMT
Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, has predicted Wales will be independent within "a generation".
VIDEO: Call to scrap term-time holiday banFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:24:41 GMT
The ban on term-time holidays from school should be scrapped so head teachers can take a "common-sense approach", council leaders have suggested.
How to reduce your Inheritance TaxFri, 24 Oct 2014 21:26:27 GMT
How to keep the tax man at bay when you pass it on
Top 10 tips for being a comedianSat, 25 Oct 2014 02:07:29 GMT
Paul Merton advises how to make it as a comedian
Lost football grounds - part IISat, 25 Oct 2014 01:57:39 GMT
England's lost football grounds - part II
In pictures: Grayson Perry exhibitionFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:24:10 GMT
Grayson Perry captures the state of the nation
Thousands enjoy Diwali celebrationsFri, 24 Oct 2014 09:17:54 GMT
City lights up as thousands gather for Diwali celebrations
'Edging toward the EU exit?'Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:08:46 GMT
How the papers look at the European budget row