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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:41:15 GMT
Some of the UK's estimated 50,000 paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.
Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:35:39 GMT
Tributes are paid to British actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, who has died at the age of 66 after suffering colon cancer.
Brits my boss, not Barroso, says PMMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:17:16 GMT
David Cameron promises to set out plans by Christmas to further curb the rights of EU migrants after European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warns of risks
Flights axed due to weather warningMon, 20 Oct 2014 20:42:26 GMT
British Airways axes some short-haul and domestic flights from its Tuesday schedule amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds for parts of the UK.
Fire leaves half power station shutMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:22:09 GMT
RWE npower, the owner of Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire, says half of the site will remain out of action indefinitely after a fire.
Twin guilty of murdering brotherMon, 20 Oct 2014 17:59:02 GMT
A man is found guilty of murdering his identical twin in a drunken argument on New Year's Eve.
Kate's second baby due in AprilMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:03:04 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace says.
Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:34:29 GMT
The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.
Dewani dubbed 'cold and controlling'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:15:03 GMT
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.
Bank to probe system failureMon, 20 Oct 2014 19:05:06 GMT
The Bank of England has launched an official probe after an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks was suspended for much of the day delaying house movers.
Man held over football match droneMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:45:59 GMT
A man is arrested after a drone is flown over the Manchester City v Spurs Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium.
Mansion tax 'at least £250 a month'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:49:43 GMT
Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.
BBC Radio 1 broke swearing rulesMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:28:55 GMT
BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran swore on air during the Big Weekend festival, watchdog Ofcom says.
Gatwick to begin Ebola screeningMon, 20 Oct 2014 17:49:12 GMT
Passengers arriving at Gatwick Airport from countries at risk of the Ebola virus will be screened from Tuesday.
Ex-EDL chief back in jail 'for Tweet'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:54:27 GMT
Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson has to cancel an appearance at the Oxford Union as he is recalled to prison for responding to a Twitter death threat, his supporters say.
DJ Mike Read defends UKIP CalypsoMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:43:28 GMT
Former BBC Radio 1 host Mike Read defends a song he has written in support of UKIP after he is accused of racism on social media.
New Banksy mural appears in BristolMon, 20 Oct 2014 17:41:05 GMT
A new mural by street artist Banksy, a parody of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, is painted on a wall in his home city of Bristol.
African solar plan to power UK homesMon, 20 Oct 2014 06:33:33 GMT
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
Toddler in hospital after 'assault'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:28:53 GMT
Police are questioning a man in his 20s about an alleged assault on a two-year-old girl in Bessbrook, County Armagh.
FM meets abuse cover-up claim womanMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:51:01 GMT
A west Belfast woman who claims republicans were involved in a cover-up of sexual abuse holds talks with First Minister Peter Robinson.
Remains of hurricane to hit WalesMon, 20 Oct 2014 20:48:22 GMT
Gale force winds and heavy rain are expected to affect most areas of Wales as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in Britain, the Met Office warns.
NHS workers vote to strike over payMon, 20 Oct 2014 18:49:27 GMT
Thousands of NHS staff in Wales vote "overwhelmingly" to take strike action in a row over pay, Unison says.
Carrier bag charge comes into effectMon, 20 Oct 2014 08:26:11 GMT
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier bag charge which has come into force.
Celtic goalkeeper attacked in streetMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:39:12 GMT
Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska is assaulted in the street while on a night out in Glasgow.
Double decker bus crash injures 45Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:07:28 GMT
A man is arrested after 45 people are injured in a collision involving a double decker bus and a car in Hertfordshire.
Mystery clown 'disturbing' childrenMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:54:26 GMT
A mystery clown is scaring children in Portsmouth by lurking silently in streets and shops and stroking people.
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester UnitedMon, 20 Oct 2014 20:52:54 GMT
Daley Blind's late goal for Manchester United earns a point at West Brom as the visitors twice come from behind.
Clark sacked by Birmingham CityMon, 20 Oct 2014 14:03:43 GMT
Birmingham City sack manager Lee Clark and his assistant Steve Watson, with Blues lying 21st in the Championship.
Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:58:23 GMT
Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
The fighter pilots who navigated war using a school atlasSun, 19 Oct 2014 23:09:32 GMT
Remarkable advances made in aviation during WW1 are still at the core of air power today.
On the tracks of Australia's last record makerSun, 19 Oct 2014 23:21:50 GMT
How discs are pressed at the only record company in Australia with a vinyl press.
Why are our obsessions never the things we're best at?Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:01:10 GMT
The English love football, but it doesn't love them back, says Adam Gopnik. Why are our obsessions never the things we're best at?
McFadden returns to Labour teamMon, 20 Oct 2014 18:30:49 GMT
Ed Miliband appoints former minister Pat McFadden to his frontbench team, where he will speak on European issues.
UKIP's alliance in Europe rescuedMon, 20 Oct 2014 17:34:43 GMT
A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.
Man jailed for anti-Semitic MP tweetMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:14:56 GMT
A man is jailed for four weeks for sending an anti-Semitic tweet to Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger.
VIDEO: House of CommonsMon, 20 Oct 2014 16:32:15 GMT
Labour calls for an "open and transparent debate" on the next defence review.
VIDEO: 'CHAPS problem delayed my move'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:41:25 GMT
House movers, including Aidan Myles from Chorlton, faced delays after the Bank of England stopped an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks for much of the day.
AUDIO: Nursing morale at 'heartbreaking' lowMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:43:00 GMT
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession
VIDEO: Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:55:05 GMT
Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.
VIDEO: UK poised for autumn stormMon, 20 Oct 2014 12:55:30 GMT
Winds gusting at 70mph have been forecast as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK on Tuesday night.
VIDEO: Nepal survivor: 'Not my day to die'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:42:30 GMT
UK police sergeant Paul Sherridan was in the Himalayas for Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster and helped many trekkers to safety.
VIDEO: Aberdeen up for 'most dismal town'Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:38:38 GMT
Aberdeen is among the nominees for the Carbuncle award, given to the "most dismal town in Scotland".
VIDEO: Who is calling who in Rochester?Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:28:54 GMT
UKIP claim Tories are behind phone calls from fake political pollsters in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
VIDEO: Charge for carrier bags in ScotlandMon, 20 Oct 2014 20:22:37 GMT
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier-bag charge which has come into force in Scotland.
Scandalous tales from the British embassy in ParisSun, 19 Oct 2014 23:16:37 GMT
Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris
EU immigration - the Croatian solution?Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:39:39 GMT
Can migration be limited without need for new treaty?
What laws currently cover trolling?Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:07 GMT
What social media insults are against the law?
Mother helped son flee IS in SyriaMon, 20 Oct 2014 05:23:48 GMT
The mother who helped her son flee IS in Syria
Life after university for disabled graduatesMon, 20 Oct 2014 01:55:05 GMT
What's life like for disabled graduates?
VIDEO: Take a look at the Dr Who video gameSun, 19 Oct 2014 23:06:20 GMT
How the Time Lord and a Dalek help children learn to program
The king of discount voucher codesSun, 19 Oct 2014 23:26:34 GMT
The man who has made millions from money off vouchers
Why firms don't want you to be brilliantSun, 19 Oct 2014 23:21:57 GMT
Why being brilliant is not enough at work
Where the Beatles lived in LiverpoolMon, 20 Oct 2014 02:08:24 GMT
The anonymous suburban houses that spawned modern rock 'n' roll
A big week for the NHSMon, 20 Oct 2014 13:28:26 GMT
What can we expect from a five-year plan for the health service?
My Sleeping Beauty syndrome nightmareSun, 19 Oct 2014 23:54:47 GMT
Why the 'Sleeping Beauty' illness is a such a nightmare
EU migration and child poverty - the papersMon, 20 Oct 2014 05:15:48 GMT
EU migration and child poverty make the headlines