BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. PM to outline migrant benefit curbsFri, 28 Nov 2014 00:59:19 GMT
David Cameron is preparing to deliver a speech outlining his plans to reduce immigration from the EU - after figures revealed net migration had risen above 2010 levels.
Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge saysThu, 27 Nov 2014 18:53:06 GMT
A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.
Hunted man held over double murderThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:46:06 GMT
A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple whose bodies were found at their village home.
Scotland 'should set income tax'Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:00:02 GMT
The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.
Children tested for Ebola on TynesideFri, 28 Nov 2014 02:00:08 GMT
Two young patients who have spent time in Africa are tested at a hospital in Newcastle for Ebola after displaying viral symptoms.
'Too few' toddlers having flu vaccineFri, 28 Nov 2014 00:00:50 GMT
Too few toddlers and young children are having the seasonal flu vaccine, the chief medical officer for England warns.
Search for teachers 'may go abroad'Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:10:42 GMT
A continuing teacher recruitment shortage may prompt schools to look abroad for new teachers, experts say.
CofE schools chief's terror law fearFri, 28 Nov 2014 03:07:15 GMT
Plans that require schools to help prevent pupils becoming radicalised place too much of a burden on education regulator Ofsted, the chief Church of England education officer says.
Registration plate sells for £500KThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:12:09 GMT
Ferrari dealer spends £640,000 on two number plates at DVLA auction held in Wales.
Crime author PD James dies aged 94Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:36:54 GMT
Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.
Body parts killer guilty of murderThu, 27 Nov 2014 18:55:37 GMT
A man who stabbed his father to death and put his dismembered body into storage boxes, which he used as a TV stand, is convicted of murder.
Social media told to simplify termsFri, 28 Nov 2014 00:04:27 GMT
A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.
Peter Kay brings back Phoenix NightsThu, 27 Nov 2014 16:29:46 GMT
Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.
War and Peace to take over Radio 4Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:42:31 GMT
A 10-hour production of Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace, featuring John Hurt, will dominate BBC Radio 4's output on New Year's Day.
Rail and bus fares could increaseThu, 27 Nov 2014 18:10:04 GMT
Rail and bus fare increases above the 3% rate of inflation "cannot be ruled out" as a result of proposed budget cuts at the Department for Regional Development (DRD).
Man injured in west Belfast shootingThu, 27 Nov 2014 22:12:34 GMT
A man is recovering in hospital after he was injured in what police have described as a paramilitary style shooting in west Belfast.
Care home boss guilty of sex chargesThu, 27 Nov 2014 17:52:39 GMT
A man who ran a series of children's homes in north Wales is guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in his care in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.
Terminally ill woman settles claimThu, 27 Nov 2014 15:45:27 GMT
A terminally ill mother-of-two who said she would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier settles her case.
Craig Whyte held at Heathrow AirportThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:38:19 GMT
Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is arrested after arriving in the UK from Mexico where he had been detained.
Top Scots book character revealedFri, 28 Nov 2014 00:58:40 GMT
Francis Crawford of Lymond has topped a poll of favourite Scottish book characters carried out as part of Book Week Scotland.
'Dog on accelerator' driver jailedThu, 27 Nov 2014 18:27:41 GMT
A driver who claimed his excessive speed during a police chase was due to his dog sitting on the accelerator pedal is jailed.
Sex abuse gangs jailed for groomingThu, 27 Nov 2014 14:45:04 GMT
Two gangs of men are convicted of a string of child sex crimes in Bristol involving the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls.
'Weeping' Australia mourns HughesFri, 28 Nov 2014 03:35:31 GMT
Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Partizan BelgradeThu, 27 Nov 2014 22:41:29 GMT
Tottenham reach the Europa League knockout stage by beating Partizan Belgrade in a game interrupted by pitch intruders.
Why a sportsman's death hits so hardThu, 27 Nov 2014 21:50:05 GMT
The language of sporting hype is battles and tragedies but in reality the heroes usually walk away unscathed, says Tom Fordyce.
How I drank urine and bat blood to surviveThu, 27 Nov 2014 00:04:25 GMT
Extreme marathon runner Mauro Prosperi spent 10 days alone in the Sahara desert after getting lost in a sandstorm. He only just survived.
Could head injuries be eliminated?Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:06:17 GMT
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. Can helmets ever offer total protection?
Left to the mercy of the TalibanWed, 26 Nov 2014 23:10:39 GMT
Interpreters who worked with US forces in Afghanistan are being hunted down by the Taliban. Thousands have fled to the US - but others have been blacklisted.
PM accused of immigration 'failure'Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:27:32 GMT
David Cameron faces criticism from his rival party leaders as new figures show net migration has gone up since the 2010 election.
Ex-GCHQ boss warns on phone biometricsThu, 27 Nov 2014 16:59:34 GMT
Mobile devices using biometric data should be better designed to protect security and privacy, according to the former head of GCHQ, Sir John Adye.
British state 'not fit for purpose'Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:04:50 GMT
Labour MP John Cruddas - the party's policy coordinator - says the British state is "no longer fit for purpose" and is in need of radical reform.
VIDEO: Public Accounts CommitteeWed, 26 Nov 2014 16:06:02 GMT
MPs take evidence on flood risk management.
VIDEO: Building the Olympic Stadium's new roofFri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:11 GMT
The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.
VIDEO: The people who run with their dogsFri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:15 GMT
Canicross is a kind of cross-country running with dogs. Runners attach themselves via a harness and bungee-cord to their canine friends - and then race.
VIDEO: Bristol gang guilty of child sex crimesThu, 27 Nov 2014 20:57:57 GMT
Thirteen men have been convicted of child sex crimes, involving the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls in Bristol.
VIDEO: The longest-serving political leader in UKThu, 27 Nov 2014 14:43:36 GMT
Howling Laud Hope is the UK's longest-serving political leader but has never won an election or saved his deposit.
VIDEO: Care home boss guilty of sex chargesThu, 27 Nov 2014 18:13:14 GMT
A man who ran children's homes in north Wales is found guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.
VIDEO: Life in the UK as a Romanian migrantThu, 27 Nov 2014 08:12:50 GMT
It has been almost a year since restrictions were lifted on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, leaving them free to come and work in the UK.
VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to livesThu, 27 Nov 2014 07:58:16 GMT
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
VIDEO: Magazine for drug users goes on saleWed, 26 Nov 2014 21:37:12 GMT
A magazine which allows drug users to make money to fund their habit has gone on sale in east London.
The radio show that got schoolchildren singingFri, 28 Nov 2014 02:44:33 GMT
The radio show that got schoolchildren singing
Black Friday: Boxing Day sales come early?Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:14:53 GMT
Boxing Day sales come early to the UK?
Quiz: How much do you know about migration?Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:42:11 GMT
How much do you know about migration?
Phillip Hughes: How is the brain injured?Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:54 GMT
How is the brain injured and how is it protected from injury?
'It wasn't care, it was like hell'Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:59:04 GMT
The story of one victim of paedophile care home boss
The Hearts players who went to warThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:32:15 GMT
Telling the story of the Hearts players who went to war
Migrant benefits ban and Plebgate cost - front pagesThu, 27 Nov 2014 23:56:56 GMT
New angles on familiar subjects dominate front pages