BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Off-duty policeman killed in assaultFri, 19 Dec 2014 09:58:53 GMT
An off-duty police officer dies and to other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.
Women could join British infantryFri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:18 GMT
Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, subject to a review into female soldiers.
Prince Harry's Africa trip in picturesThu, 18 Dec 2014 16:11:18 GMT
"What we're doing is going to change thousands of lives," says Prince Harry, after visiting kids living with HIV and Aids in Africa.
Hint of breakthrough in NI talksFri, 19 Dec 2014 08:19:50 GMT
There may have been a partial breakthrough in the cross-party talks at Stormont, a source suggests to the BBC.
Power firms to get £1bn to stay openFri, 19 Dec 2014 09:29:15 GMT
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
Record 500,000 started universityFri, 19 Dec 2014 00:47:55 GMT
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
Two arrests after park stabbingFri, 19 Dec 2014 08:06:50 GMT
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.
North Sea oil fears 'too dramatic'Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:16:02 GMT
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.
Man held over armed police stand-offThu, 18 Dec 2014 21:39:02 GMT
A 43-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was injured during a five-hour stand-off with police at a flat in Lancashire.
'Support vulnerable doctors' callFri, 19 Dec 2014 01:43:24 GMT
Up to 28 doctors took their own lives between 2005 and 2013 while being investigated by the General Medical Council, an independent review of cases has found.
Disabled 'missing out' on schemeFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:40:51 GMT
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
Profumo's Rice-Davies dies aged 70Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:52:54 GMT
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.
'Coo Palace' saved from derelictionFri, 19 Dec 2014 06:18:09 GMT
A "Coo Palace" built by a wealthy landowner to house his herd of just 12 cattle is saved from dereliction.
Nick Hewer to leave The ApprenticeFri, 19 Dec 2014 00:04:28 GMT
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
Student cuts in budget 'nonsensical'Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:14:41 GMT
A Northern Ireland Executive budget that would reduce student numbers is "nonsensical", according to leading business organisation, the CBI.
Man shot in the leg in city attackFri, 19 Dec 2014 09:40:24 GMT
An 18-year-old man is taken to hospital after being shot twice in the leg at a fast food outlet in west Belfast.
999 crews on alert for 'mad' FridayFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:17:50 GMT
Emergency crews across Wales expect one of the busiest nights of the year as many revellers over indulge on the final Friday before Christmas.
Primary school pupils 'still hungry'Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:27:51 GMT
Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says
Witnesses 'to pre-record statements'Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:13:03 GMT
Victims and witnesses could pre-record video statements rather than giving evidence in court under new proposals being considered.
Minister in maternity leave firstFri, 19 Dec 2014 06:13:50 GMT
Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.
Ancient site found near StonehengeFri, 19 Dec 2014 06:17:24 GMT
Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge say they have found an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment.
'Trojan Horse' schools make progressFri, 19 Dec 2014 08:44:16 GMT
Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.
Vettel affected by Ricciardo paceFri, 19 Dec 2014 06:29:11 GMT
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.
Pearson FA charge wrong - AllardyceFri, 19 Dec 2014 09:22:51 GMT
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says the FA was wrong to charge Leicester's Nigel Pearson over his row with a fan.
Rating Rodgers' Liverpool signingsFri, 19 Dec 2014 09:35:38 GMT
Robbie Savage rates each of Brendan Rodgers' signings for Liverpool and explains what the manager should do in January.
Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble?Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:09:27 GMT
Vladimir Putin accused the US and EU of conspiring to weaken Russia but he himself bears responsibility for the rouble crisis, writes Ben Judah.
The buildings that would have been impossibleThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:11:52 GMT
How computers helped build some of the world's most distinct buildings.
The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in UkraineThu, 18 Dec 2014 00:27:16 GMT
The Kremlin denies sending Russian troops to Ukraine, but Russian volunteers there are proud to talk about their crusade to revive an Orthodox empire.
Tories drop aides from election listFri, 19 Dec 2014 05:43:15 GMT
The Conservative Party has prevented two of the home secretary's special advisers from standing for Parliament after they failed to campaign in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
Friday marks election campaign startThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:30:21 GMT
The 2015 general election campaign officially begins on Friday, meaning candidates' spending will be subject to strict rules and limits.
English council funds 'cut by 1.8%'Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:50:24 GMT
English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.
VIDEO: Transport CommitteeThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:18:30 GMT
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.
VIDEO: Jail staff 'sent miles to fill gaps'Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:04:57 GMT
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.
VIDEO: Punch-up at parish meetingThu, 18 Dec 2014 20:24:10 GMT
Pictures have emerged of a brawl at at Lancashire parish council committee meeting over a waiting list for grazing land.
VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River DeeThu, 18 Dec 2014 07:46:17 GMT
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.
VIDEO: New lights give hope to stargazersThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:45:03 GMT
New streetlights could reduce the orange glare of older sodium lights meaning clearer conditions for drivers and stargazers.
VIDEO: Have free school meals meant less cash?Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:45:43 GMT
The BBC's Alex Forsyth investigates whether free school meals for infant pupils in England has had an impact on the pupil premium funding.
VIDEO: Has the high street got worse?Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:17:09 GMT
Three years ago retails expert, Mary Portas, carried out a review of the high street for the government and the BBC takes her back to one of those towns, Stockport, to find out if anything has changed.
VIDEO: Grayling defends probation contractsThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:11:14 GMT
New probation contracts worth £450m will be signed off by the government as 21 private companies take over the management of low and medium-risk offenders.
VIDEO: Festive park shuts permanentlyWed, 17 Dec 2014 11:32:04 GMT
A much-criticised Christmas attraction near Sutton Coldfield has closed down permanently.
Imaging detects stress in birdsFri, 19 Dec 2014 06:17:25 GMT
Research throws new light on birds? stress levels
Quiz of the year pt 1: Who said that?Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:14:06 GMT
Do you remember who said what from 2014?
Council cuts: Who will lose out most?Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:07:10 GMT
How is your local authority affected?
VIDEO: A night on the SOS busFri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:31 GMT
The bus that deals with drunk people on the worst days of the year
Exhibition marks 1914 football truceThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:51:32 GMT
Exhibition marks the 1914 Christmas football truce
TTIP: The EU-US trade deal explainedThu, 18 Dec 2014 10:09:05 GMT
Why are the EU-US trade talks proving to be so controversial?
'Teen terror' and Sony cyber war - the papersFri, 19 Dec 2014 06:11:24 GMT
The West's struggle against Islamic State on front pages