BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Queen's Speech for 'working people'Wed, 27 May 2015 13:22:42 GMT
An EU referendum, tax freezes and a boost for "working people" are among the plans unveiled in the first Conservative-only Queen's Speech in nearly two decades.
Blair quits Middle East envoy roleWed, 27 May 2015 15:33:45 GMT
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.
Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'Wed, 27 May 2015 13:40:24 GMT
The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.
Ex-MP sentenced for teen assaultsWed, 27 May 2015 12:36:12 GMT
Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce who was convicted of attacking two teenagers in an "unjustified and unprovoked" assault is sentenced.
Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'Wed, 27 May 2015 14:29:10 GMT
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.
Boy, eight, dies playing in cemeteryWed, 27 May 2015 15:38:33 GMT
An eight-year-old boy dies and two 10-year-olds are injured in a "tragic accident" involving a falling headstone at a cemetery in Glasgow.
Man jailed for trying to join ISWed, 27 May 2015 12:49:32 GMT
A British man who attempted to join Islamic State in Syria is jailed for six years.
Lawrence evidence probe widensWed, 27 May 2015 15:20:32 GMT
An investigation into evidence given to the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry by a former Met Police chief widens to include other senior officers.
Measure to double free childcareWed, 27 May 2015 11:39:23 GMT
Access to free childcare for three-and-four-year-olds in England is to double to 30 hours a week under measures announced in the Queen's Speech.
Child sex abuse loophole to be shutWed, 27 May 2015 10:47:01 GMT
The UK proposes to punish people who live-stream videos of child abuse over the internet in the same way it does those who offer pre-recorded clips.
Shaker Aamer 'released within weeks'Wed, 27 May 2015 11:46:46 GMT
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay, could be released "within weeks" his lawyer tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme.
Westminster 'may take welfare power'Wed, 27 May 2015 11:57:18 GMT
The secretary of state says she cannot rule out Westminster legislating on welfare matters in Northern Ireland.
FA Cup final tickets 'fall from sky'Wed, 27 May 2015 12:46:13 GMT
An Arsenal fan from Sussex bags a pair of FA Cup final tickets sent into the stratosphere ahead of Saturday's match.
SNP 'seat wars' silence SkinnerWed, 27 May 2015 13:50:55 GMT
Labour MP Dennis Skinner's traditional gag before the Queen's Speech is the first casualty of "seat wars" with the SNP.
Health inquiry finds degrading casesWed, 27 May 2015 08:29:35 GMT
An inquiry into emergency health care in Northern Ireland uncovers inhuman and degrading treatment in some cases but no evidence of "systemic violations" of human rights.
McIlroy to donate Irish Open moneyWed, 27 May 2015 14:19:12 GMT
Rory McIlroy says he will donate his prize money from this week's Irish Open to his charitable foundation.
Queen's Speech promises new powersWed, 27 May 2015 15:31:53 GMT
Plans to offer wide-ranging new powers to Wales are announced in the Queen's Speech.
Man struck by ride at fairgroundWed, 27 May 2015 13:18:22 GMT
A man is taken to hospital after being struck by a fairground ride on Barmouth promenade.
Scotland to receive more tax powersWed, 27 May 2015 12:32:42 GMT
The Scottish Parliament is set to receive new powers to raise 40% of taxes and decide about 60% of public spending, the Queen's Speech confirms.
Five-year-old 'ran across rail line'Wed, 27 May 2015 12:10:51 GMT
Children as young as five have been seen running across the railway line between the platforms at a station in Edinburgh, it emerges.
'Metro mayors' able to replace PCCsWed, 27 May 2015 14:49:21 GMT
Directly-elected "metro mayors" will be able to undertake the functions of Police and Crime Commissioners in England, under plans included in the Queen's Speech.
Bike crash payout for cycling legendWed, 27 May 2015 06:22:53 GMT
Cycling legend Brian Robinson, the first Briton to finish the Tour de France, is given £15,000 compensation after being knocked off his bike in West Yorkshire.
How far did you travel this season?Wed, 27 May 2015 06:37:12 GMT
Whose Premier League mileage could take them to the Bahamas? And who clocked up 1,718.2 miles before their team won?
Bayliss 'turned down England twice'Wed, 27 May 2015 11:42:10 GMT
New England coach Trevor Bayliss turned down the job in 2014 and again last week, says former colleague Geoff Lawson.
Lucic-Baroni stuns third seed HalepWed, 27 May 2015 14:44:31 GMT
Third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep is knocked out of the French Open by world number 70 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.
Queen's Speech: Bill-by-billWed, 27 May 2015 12:22:03 GMT
The government's legislative agenda for the year ahead has been announced, here's a guide to the bills that featured.
Staying in 'will be Yes in EU vote'Wed, 27 May 2015 12:14:32 GMT
Voters in the UK's EU referendum will be asked to choose Yes if they want to remain in the union or No to leave.
New powers to monitor internet useWed, 27 May 2015 12:37:47 GMT
New laws to give police and spies greater powers to monitor internet use are in the Queen's Speech - but campaigners say it is the return of the "snooper's charter".
VIDEO: Treasury CommitteeWed, 25 Mar 2015 12:45:58 GMT
The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.
VIDEO: Vicar who contracted HIV after attackWed, 27 May 2015 09:15:08 GMT
Reverend Hayley Young who contracted HIV through a non-sexual attack speaks to the Victoria Derbyshire programme.
VIDEO: Pomp and ceremony before Queen's SpeechWed, 27 May 2015 11:45:00 GMT
Huw Edwards commentates as the Queen arrives to deliver her speech, setting out the plans of the Conservative government.
VIDEO: World War One & the FA Cup finalWed, 27 May 2015 06:03:42 GMT
World War One was raging across the Channel as Sheffield United took on Chelsea at Old Trafford in the 1915 FA Cup final.
VIDEO: The 'radical' Barenboim piano unveiledTue, 26 May 2015 22:04:02 GMT
Will Gompertz is at the unveiling of the Barenboim piano in London.
VIDEO: Cold sore virus could treat skin cancerWed, 27 May 2015 12:48:50 GMT
A virus that normally causes cold sores could treat skin cancer, researchers believe.
VIDEO: Umunna as leader 'not impossible'Tue, 26 May 2015 22:52:26 GMT
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has not ruled out one day running to lead the Labour Party - but says he hopes a vacancy does not arise.
VIDEO: What is the Queen's Speech?Tue, 26 May 2015 11:10:21 GMT
Ellie Price delivers a quick guide to the Queen's Speech.
VIDEO: Where does Crossrail waste earth go?Tue, 26 May 2015 05:32:15 GMT
The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.
Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?Wed, 27 May 2015 12:38:04 GMT
Are erasers in school 'an instrument of the devil'?
The myth of bad British teethWed, 27 May 2015 03:47:04 GMT
The myth that British teeth are bad
Brain injury: Stories of changed livesWed, 27 May 2015 03:46:58 GMT
Stories of lives changed through brain injury
What's in a referendum question?Wed, 27 May 2015 12:25:39 GMT
Are people more likely to vote Yes in the EU referendum?
How will the new Right to Buy work?Tue, 26 May 2015 23:00:39 GMT
How will the new Right to Buy actually work?
The assisted dying debateTue, 26 May 2015 21:22:16 GMT
Jeffrey Spector's death reignites assisted dying argument