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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Emwazi 'not huge concern' at schoolMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:23:52 GMT
Islamic State militant Mohammed Emwazi was never suspected of being radicalised during his school days, his former head teacher says.
UK cuts 'concern' head of US ArmyMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:49:41 GMT
The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.
Queen's new coin portrait unveiledMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:55:22 GMT
A new coinage portrait of the Queen is unveiled, but the image will only appear on coins later this year.
More time to question Becky suspectsMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:09:17 GMT
Police are granted more time to question two people who were arrested in the investigation into a girl missing for more than a week.
'Revenge' bleach attacker sentencedMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:08:26 GMT
An 18-year-old woman who threw bleach into the face of an aspiring teenage model is sentenced to 27 months in a young offenders' institution.
UK house prices fall in FebruaryMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:17:26 GMT
UK house prices dropped in February for the first time in five months, according to Nationwide.
UK to pioneer lagoon power plantsMon, 02 Mar 2015 03:58:02 GMT
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
Director general warns of BBC decayMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:54:13 GMT
A BBC "reduced in impact and reach" will leave Britain "diminished", the corporation's director general Tony Hall warns in a speech.
Drug drivers targeted by new rulesMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:34:51 GMT
New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.
Tories promise 200,000 starter homesMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:53:13 GMT
Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be built for first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, the PM is to say.
Lib Dems want extra £1bn bank levyMon, 02 Mar 2015 09:07:53 GMT
Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.
Prince William meets China presidentMon, 02 Mar 2015 09:55:28 GMT
The Duke of Cambridge meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
Brooks to join Murdoch-owned StoryfulMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:56:51 GMT
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, is to be re-hired by Rupert Murdoch.
'All schools need careers teachers'Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:31:54 GMT
All schools in England should have a teacher trained to give high-quality careers advice, particularly to poorer pupils, says a charity.
Signs of spring 'shifting' in treesMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:54:47 GMT
Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands.
Snowfall and icy weather hits NIMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:41:26 GMT
Snowfall and ice have affected parts of Northern Ireland.
Cadbury and M&S lose top brand ranksMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:47:10 GMT
Marks and Spencer and Cadbury have both fallen out of an annual survey ranking the top 20 consumer brands in the UK.
Body at Richard III site 'was woman'Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:54:57 GMT
A coffin-within-a-coffin discovered next to Richard III's remains contained a woman, who could have been an early Church benefactor, experts reveal
Lonely monkey goes on first dateMon, 02 Mar 2015 05:53:14 GMT
Daisy, a lonely 50-year-old monkey, goes on a successful first date following the death of her partner.
'No naming after terrorists' law bidMon, 02 Mar 2015 06:09:23 GMT
Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott plans to introduce legislation to prevent public facilities being named after people convicted of terror offences.
School closures in Northern IrelandMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:07:53 GMT
Child abuse probe at special schoolMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:35:46 GMT
Allegations of sexual and physical child abuse at a Carmarthenshire school are being investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police.
Tributes to boy killed in car crashMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:57:30 GMT
A boy who was killed when he was hit by a car in the Riverside area of Cardiff is named as 12-year-old Hamid Ali Khan.
Armed jewellery thief hijacks taxiMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:04:18 GMT
An armed thief hijacks a taxi following a gunpoint robbery at an Edinburgh city centre jewellers.
Brown: 'State could own oil fields'Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:16:40 GMT
Former prime minister and Scottish MP Gordon Brown believes under threat North Sea oil fields could be part owned by the UK government.
Stolen van drags man along motorwaySun, 01 Mar 2015 23:22:19 GMT
A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a motorist is dragged along a motorway by his own stolen van and seriously injured.
Nursery child 'left in woodland'Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:30:04 GMT
A young child was left behind in woodland by nursery school staff at the end of a walk, the BBC understands.
Mourinho 'feeds' on trophy winsSun, 01 Mar 2015 20:57:55 GMT
Jose Mourinho says he needs to "feed himself with trophies" after leading Chelsea to League Cup success against Tottenham.
Pietersen to work on England returnMon, 02 Mar 2015 09:38:13 GMT
Kevin Pietersen says he will try to secure a return to the England side after ECB chairman Colin Graves' encouraging words.
Jeremy Guscott's Six Nations reviewMon, 02 Mar 2015 08:19:39 GMT
Jeremy Guscott on Ireland's tactics, Wales' title hopes and England's indiscipline, plus his try, player and team of the week.
The dogged old man of the badlandsMon, 02 Mar 2015 00:05:28 GMT
Chris Haslam meets a man determined to see his remarkable life in the mountains as quite mundane.
Are humans getting cleverer?Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:03:55 GMT
What is behind the so-called Flynn Effect - the pattern of rising IQ scores around the world?
Why Iceland banned beerSun, 01 Mar 2015 00:02:38 GMT
A century ago, Iceland introduced full prohibition. Within a decade, red wine had been legalised, followed by spirits in the 1930s. But beer remained off-limits until 1989. Why?
Child health 'an election issue'Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:07:59 GMT
Measures to protect children's health should be put at the forefront of the general election, say doctors.
Coalition row over 'hate preachers'Sun, 01 Mar 2015 12:46:08 GMT
The Conservatives accuse Vince Cable of trying to water down a ban on "hate preachers" in English universities to protect free speech.
Labour denies blocking devolutionSun, 01 Mar 2015 14:50:11 GMT
Plans to devolve even more power to Wales are not being blocked by Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith, Labour insists.
VIDEO: Treasury CommitteeTue, 24 Feb 2015 17:43:40 GMT
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England?s Inflation Report.
VIDEO: On the road with out-of-hours doctorsMon, 02 Mar 2015 07:03:06 GMT
Cumbria's out-of-hours doctor service is increasingly busy because patients cannot get an appointment with GPs at local surgeries.
VIDEO: Prince William welcomed in ChinaMon, 02 Mar 2015 07:46:14 GMT
The Duke of Cambridge has met Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
VIDEO: IS defector: 'Emwazi was a loner'Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:41:42 GMT
The BBC speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who met Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed "Jihadi John" - during his early days in Syria.
VIDEO: How tidal lagoon power plants workMon, 02 Mar 2015 07:57:10 GMT
The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.
VIDEO: New Queen coin portrait unveiledMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:04:54 GMT
The portrait of the Queen on the nation's coins has altered for the first time in 17 years - with a new picture of her Majesty unveiled on Monday morning, the BBC's Victoria Fritz reports.
VIDEO: Baby orangutans need new mumMon, 02 Mar 2015 09:47:13 GMT
Staff are hoping two Sumatran orangutans will find new mothers at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset.
VIDEO: Crackdown on drug driversSun, 01 Mar 2015 22:45:21 GMT
Tougher laws to tackle drug driving come into force across England and Wales on Monday - with new limits on eight illegal and eight prescription drugs.
VIDEO: Carnival feeling for St David's DaySun, 01 Mar 2015 17:26:05 GMT
Wales' patron saint is celebrated across the country with a series of special events to mark St David's Day.
GP shortages put pressure on doctorsMon, 02 Mar 2015 08:41:05 GMT
Where have all our GPs gone?
What's love got to do with politics?Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:59:41 GMT
Fergal Keane on the relationship between love and politics
Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:58:59 GMT
Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?
Behind the east Belfast tiger skinMon, 02 Mar 2015 07:15:35 GMT
How did Indian maharaja's tiger skin end up in east Belfast?
Jihadist concerns, and Army cutsMon, 02 Mar 2015 06:22:43 GMT
Jihadist concerns, and the impact of Army cuts