BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Missing Ashya King found in SpainSun, 31 Aug 2014 08:01:35 GMT
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was removed from a UK hospital by his parents is found in Spain after his father defends their actions in a video.
Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwomanSun, 31 Aug 2014 03:37:32 GMT
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.
Cameron welcomes EU chief's pledgeSun, 31 Aug 2014 01:41:18 GMT
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.
'Urgent' call for obesity taskforceSun, 31 Aug 2014 07:41:34 GMT
Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.
Experts argue for drink price planSat, 30 Aug 2014 23:22:12 GMT
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.
E-cig liquid 'potentially harmful'Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:52:13 GMT
E-cigarette liquid bought on Tyneside contained a potentially harmful chemical, an investigation by BBC Inside Out finds.
Sunbed study highlights cancer riskSat, 30 Aug 2014 23:28:32 GMT
Sunbed users are still at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin, according to a new study by Dundee University.
Archbishop issues terror asylum pleaSun, 31 Aug 2014 04:17:46 GMT
The Archbishop of York calls for the government to do more to offer asylum to Christians being persecuted by Islamic State terrorists.
Dictionary completed after 101 yearsSun, 31 Aug 2014 03:53:32 GMT
A dictionary of medieval Latin reaches its defining moment after 101 years of painstakingly gathering entries.
Original Jethro Tull bassist diesSun, 31 Aug 2014 02:33:48 GMT
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.
Co-op Group votes through reformsSat, 30 Aug 2014 17:56:00 GMT
Members of the troubled Co-operative Group vote overwhelmingly in favour of reforming how the business is run.
PM warns of terror threat to EuropeSat, 30 Aug 2014 18:20:14 GMT
The terrorist threat posed by Islamist extremists is as much a concern for countries in mainland Europe as it is for the UK, David Cameron says.
Family in sea search for missing boySat, 30 Aug 2014 17:07:36 GMT
Family members join police in search for missing Isaac Nash, 12, who was swept into the sea off Anglesey while on holiday.
US TV host found murdered at homeSat, 30 Aug 2014 19:14:50 GMT
A US television host and former Suffolk dance school teacher was shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana, local police say.
Solicitor has Garda text concernsSat, 30 Aug 2014 18:13:43 GMT
A solicitor who represented one of the RUC families at the Smithwick Inquiry is concerned other potential cases of collusion may have occurred in recent months.
Hundreds join Nato protest marchSat, 30 Aug 2014 17:27:17 GMT
About 600 people take part in a protest march in Newport ahead of the Nato summit being held in the city.
Diana wedding cake slice sold for £828Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:42:16 GMT
A private collector pays £828 at auction for a 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding.
Gold-diggers find treasure on beachSat, 30 Aug 2014 14:30:24 GMT
Three people have become the first confirmed diggers to find 24-carat gold treasure buried on a beach in Kent.
Arson attack 'was murder attempt'Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:17:13 GMT
A man whose house was deliberately set on fire says the attack was "attempted murder".
PSNI: Car attacks were hate crimesSat, 30 Aug 2014 16:58:05 GMT
Police say they are treating an arson attack on two cars in Dunmurry as a hate crime.
Day three of sea search for boy, 12Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:24:22 GMT
The search for a missing 12-year-old boy who was swept into the sea while playing continues for a third day.
Valleys rail upgrade deal 'shortly'Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:38:41 GMT
A deal on who will pay to electrify the valleys rail network should be ready in a "short number of months," says Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb.
Murray into US Open fourth roundSat, 30 Aug 2014 22:19:45 GMT
Andy Murray sees off Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in four sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open in New York.
Man arrested over votes 'for sale'Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:47:15 GMT
A man is arrested after votes for the independence referendum were listed on internet auction site eBay.
Abuse inquiry 'delayed too long'Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:12:01 GMT
A government inquiry into child abuse "needs to get moving" in the light of the "devastating" Rotherham scandal, Labour leader Ed Miliband says.
Man charged over Galloway assaultSat, 30 Aug 2014 15:40:37 GMT
A man is charged with religiously-aggravated assault after MP George Galloway was attacked in a west London street.
Costa must learn respect - MartinezSat, 30 Aug 2014 21:45:04 GMT
Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Chelsea's Diego Costa must learn the "ethics" of British football after the Toffees' 6-3 defeat.
Murray in good shape to face TsongaSat, 30 Aug 2014 23:22:11 GMT
Andy Murray believes his physical problems are behind him as he heads into the second week of the US Open.
The questions Van Gaal must answerSat, 30 Aug 2014 17:28:03 GMT
With two days to go until the transfer window closes, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has plenty to ponder, says Phil McNulty.
The millionaires who rescue people at seaThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:51:10 GMT
A couple in Malta have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.
The makeover that's divided a nationSat, 30 Aug 2014 01:00:22 GMT
Macedonia has embarked on a major revamp of its capital city, Skopje. But the changes have been controversial with some calling the makeover a "crime".
Quiz of the week's newsFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:36:25 GMT
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
Lib Dems pledge paternity leave riseSat, 30 Aug 2014 15:42:31 GMT
The Liberal Democrats are to pledge giving fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave in their manifesto for the general election.
George Galloway leaves hospitalSat, 30 Aug 2014 09:32:54 GMT
George Galloway leaves hospital after being treated for injuries he suffered in an attack that his spokesman believes was prompted by the MP's views on Israel.
Former Conservative minister diesSat, 30 Aug 2014 14:17:39 GMT
Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell has died aged 86 following a long illness, his family says.
VIDEO: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - second readingTue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:06 GMT
MPs approve the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill at second reading.
VIDEO: Urgent calls to tackle childhood obesitySun, 31 Aug 2014 06:49:35 GMT
Children condemned to 'lifetime of ill-health', warn doctors leaders, as calls are made for a government taskforce.
VIDEO: Pickleball: A sport for all agesSat, 30 Aug 2014 10:20:22 GMT
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines badminton, tennis and table tennis.
VIDEO: Tenants living with mice and cockroachesSat, 30 Aug 2014 07:52:39 GMT
Housing experts are calling for more effective regulation to tackle unscrupulous landlords across England.
VIDEO: Police admit Rotherham abuse failingsFri, 29 Aug 2014 18:00:45 GMT
The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has acknowledged that his force was heavily criticised in a report published this week.
VIDEO: Millions spent on restoring moorsFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:29:40 GMT
Helicopters are being used to help restore peat bogs on moorland in West Yorkshire.
VIDEO: Missing boy's 'life is in danger'Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:30:54 GMT
A major police search is under way for a five-year old boy with a brain tumour - who was taken from hospital by his parents, without doctors' approval.
VIDEO: Dahl: Charlie chapters discoveredFri, 29 Aug 2014 20:26:30 GMT
The discovery of new unpublished chapters reveals author Roald Dahl planned to include more children in his classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but dropped them from the final version.
VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as petsFri, 29 Aug 2014 06:08:47 GMT
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
Why Orwell was a literary mediocritySat, 30 Aug 2014 23:40:17 GMT
But Orwell was a literary mediocrity, says Will Self
How might a currency change affect UK?Sun, 31 Aug 2014 03:45:39 GMT
Five ways a Scotland currency change could affect rest of UK
Belgian refugees build UK familySun, 31 Aug 2014 00:15:27 GMT
Tracing the story of one family of WW1 refugees
Drama brings craft of eye-making to lifeSun, 31 Aug 2014 03:13:45 GMT
Drama brings craft of the ocularist to life
The priest who brokered peaceSun, 31 Aug 2014 03:11:13 GMT
How this man helped mediate the IRA truce 20 years ago
Writer's 'lost' manuscript discoveredSat, 30 Aug 2014 04:47:41 GMT
The Exmoor writer whose self-sufficient way of life made her famous
Life in a rented wreckSat, 30 Aug 2014 02:37:32 GMT
What's it like living in a substandard home?
The fear of being seen as racistSat, 30 Aug 2014 02:05:09 GMT
Can the fear of being seen as racist cause problems?
The Victorian pig singing competitionSat, 30 Aug 2014 01:18:39 GMT
The bizarre tale of the pig singing competition
The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath" - the papersSun, 31 Aug 2014 05:39:13 GMT
The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath"