BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. UK can be sued over rendition caseThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:28:55 GMT
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
Sarah Payne's father found deadThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:12:13 GMT
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.
Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra LeoneThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:29:36 GMT
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
NHS staff to go on strikeThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:35:49 GMT
NHS workers, including nurses and midwives to go on four-hour strike in England on 24 November over pay
Penalties 'do not stop' drug useThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:59:39 GMT
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.
Man arrested over McConville murderThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:16:57 GMT
Police arrest a 73-year-old man in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast, in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.
Charge over poppy seller boy threatWed, 29 Oct 2014 11:09:31 GMT
A man accused of threatening a 13-year-old poppy seller is charged by police.
Warning against Thai murder commentsThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:44:58 GMT
Thailand's national police chief warns anyone speculating on social media about the murder of two UK tourists could face up to five years in jail.
UK migrant rescue stance criticisedThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:52:17 GMT
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".
Soldier gets life for comrade murderThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:05:30 GMT
A soldier is jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his comrade in an attack at their barracks.
Pub cannabis crop worth up to £1.8mThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:39:10 GMT
Four men are expected to appear in court after a cannabis haul with a street value of up to £1.8m was found in a disused Borders pub.
MP Murphy wants Scottish FM roleThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:09:36 GMT
MP Jim Murphy tells the BBC he not only wants to be Scottish Labour leader but has set his sights on becoming first minister of Scotland.
'Drunk' pilot arrested before flightThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:29:23 GMT
A pilot for Flybe was removed from a plane and arrested on suspicion of being over the drink drive limit just before he was due to fly.
Poison case mum cleared by judgeThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:54:05 GMT
A mother accused of poisoning her daughter with medications is cleared by a jury at her trial after a judge said there was no case to answer.
Child sex exploitation 'social norm'Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:34:59 GMT
Child sexual exploitation is a "social norm" in some areas of Greater Manchester, a report following the Rochdale grooming case says.
Legal challenge to probation reformsThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:49:51 GMT
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.
National videogame museum to openThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:38:40 GMT
A new centre dedicated to the heritage and culture of gaming in the UK is to open its doors next year.
Royal Mint offers cheaper gold coinsThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:17:16 GMT
Want to invest in gold, but think you cannot afford it? The Royal Mint has announced that a series of new, smaller, gold coins is now on sale.
Prince Harry supports poppy appealThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:16:12 GMT
Prince Harry meets poppy sellers and celebrities at Buckingham Palace on the first stop of their tour of London in a classic 1960s Routemaster bus.
Health cuts will mean fewer bedsThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:17:11 GMT
Health service cuts in Northern Ireland may mean more than 100 fewer hospital beds and some wards closing at the weekend.
NI budget deal 'best one possible'Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:51:32 GMT
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness says the draft Northern Ireland budget is "the best deal possible in the circumstances".
Council chief pay-off talks continueThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:51:46 GMT
More talks have been held to pave the way for the chief executive of Pembrokeshire council to receive a £330,000 pay-off.
Police to exhume cemetery remainsThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:09:38 GMT
Police will exhume remains from a communal grave in north Wales in a bid to solve a missing person case dating back to 1978.
NHS finding it 'difficult to cope'Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:25:38 GMT
The NHS in Scotland is finding it "increasingly difficult to cope", according to the public spending watchdog.
City council must find £29m savingsThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:46:23 GMT
Scotland's largest council says it needs to make more cuts to bridge a budget deficit of £28.9m next year.
Fire death boys 'murdered by father'Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:05:52 GMT
A woman whose two sons died after a house fire in South Yorkshire blames her estranged her husband for murdering them.
Triple killer accomplice seeks appealThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:49:54 GMT
A man jailed alongside "sadistic" triple killer Joanne Dennehy is to appeal against the length of his sentence.
Bianchi remains critical but stableThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:18:32 GMT
Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital, nearly four weeks after he crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Pellegrini 'worried' before derbyThu, 30 Oct 2014 00:26:28 GMT
Manager Manuel Pellegrini is "worried" by Manchester City's form ahead of Sunday's derby against Manchester United.
The Rumble in the Jungle revisitedThu, 30 Oct 2014 00:06:51 GMT
On the 40th anniversary of Muhammad Ali v George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire, BBC Sport speaks to those who were there.
Unexpected ways to wake up your brainThu, 30 Oct 2014 00:35:46 GMT
Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way to make ourselves more alert?
The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him magic powersThu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:32 GMT
A self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is going on display in Turin - some believe it has mystical powers.
The Swiss children used as cheap farm labourWed, 29 Oct 2014 09:37:25 GMT
Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods.
'Tabloid fear' drives UK drug policyThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:27:44 GMT
The House of Commons is debating government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse.
Postal votes 'arrived too late'Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:13:34 GMT
More than 50,000 postal votes arrived too late to count in this year's European Parliamentary elections, it emerges.
Sickness benefit cuts 'considered'Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:06:44 GMT
Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.
VIDEO: European Scrutiny CommitteeThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:03:44 GMT
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
VIDEO: UK national sperm bank starts workThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:34:47 GMT
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of donor sperm - has started work in Birmingham.
VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost talesThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:24:28 GMT
Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.
VIDEO: Murphy: 'I'll bring Labour together'Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:07:27 GMT
Jim Murphy MP says he is running to be Scottish Labour leader and first minister of Scotland to end the party's period of "self-harm".
VIDEO: Stars lend voices to poppy appealThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:11:25 GMT
Celebrities such as Joanna Lumley and Arsene Wenger lend their voices to a fundraising campaign for London Poppy Day.
VIDEO: Light show begins in Botanic GardenThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:48:18 GMT
A new light show in Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden is showcasing the plants on display to night-time visitors.
VIDEO: Breastfeeding photo deleted by FacebookThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:24:39 GMT
A photograph of a mother breastfeeding her premature baby has gone viral after it was deleted by Facebook.
VIDEO: Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:17:13 GMT
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.
VIDEO: Scientists appeal on 'starling ballet'Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:28:31 GMT
Scientists are asking for help in a study of the amazing formations made by starlings as they flock in the sky.
Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:26:40 GMT
Are the days of the humble key numbered?
UK rubbish heats Danish homesThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:47:26 GMT
Denmark burns UK waste for heating
Asbestos compensation: The families' fightThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:20:05 GMT
The families fighting for compensation
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happenedThu, 30 Oct 2014 01:50:46 GMT
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened
England's strange winter ritualsThu, 30 Oct 2014 01:34:58 GMT
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives
Caerphilly Cohort: What we learnedThu, 30 Oct 2014 07:24:08 GMT
How 2,500 Caerphilly men helped shape expert thinking
Is Wales underselling itself abroad?Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:08:17 GMT
Mississippi man looks at what Wales can do to better
Three-day WW1 sea rescue rememberedThu, 30 Oct 2014 01:59:43 GMT
The three-day rescue that saved 144 lives
What is the parliamentary dress code?Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:59:53 GMT
What MPs can and can't wear in parliament
Drugs strategy and tax pledgesThu, 30 Oct 2014 06:06:08 GMT
Drugs strategy and tax pledges make front pages