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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Churchill's funeral anniversary markedFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:19:06 GMT
A series of events in London marking the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill are under way.
Men's pay falls 'more than women's'Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:02:45 GMT
Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Labour peer backs private role in NHSThu, 29 Jan 2015 22:39:00 GMT
Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.
Training cuts 'could harm patients'Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:57:31 GMT
Proposals to shorten medical training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
Villiers to chair party leader talksFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:29:23 GMT
Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers is due to chair a meeting of Stormont party leaders as part of the process for implementing the deal reached just before Christmas.
Child obesity rates 'levelling off'Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:04:14 GMT
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
Fresh snow brings travel disruptionFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:19:27 GMT
Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.
Name change may help recruit doctorsFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:37:04 GMT
Changing the names of some of Wales' health boards might help towards solving a shortage of doctors wanting to train here, says a leading medical figure.
Russia patrols near UK 'routine'Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:43:27 GMT
Russia contests claims its planes caused "disruption to civil aviation" in the UK, saying the patrols were "routine" and met "international legal norms".
Police corruption efforts criticisedFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:05:33 GMT
Police forces in England and Wales lack the capability to investigate corruption among their officers and staff, inspectors say.
Lack of oversight 'damaging schools'Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:35:32 GMT
MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.
Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flightFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:11:58 GMT
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
Vicar's 9/11 post to be investigatedFri, 30 Jan 2015 04:38:56 GMT
The Church of England says it is investigating a vicar accused of posting an article on Facebook claiming Israel was behind the 9/11 attacks.
Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:28:20 GMT
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
Stress balls 'cut surgery anxiety'Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:46:01 GMT
Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.
Man still held over Belfast murderFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:29:49 GMT
Detectives investigating the murder of a man who was found stabbed to death on a Belfast street are continuing to question a man in his 30s about the killing.
No voting at school after protestFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:53:52 GMT
The chief electoral officer says a primary school in County Tyrone will no longer be used as a polling station after loyalist protesters demonstrated outside it during last year's elections.
AUDIO: 'Tooth and claw fight' for rugby TVFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:51:27 GMT
Moving rugby from terrestrial television to pay-per-view will happen over a Welsh MP's "dead body", he tells BBC.
£20m for run down and derelict homesFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:38:10 GMT
Homeowners and landlords are being invited to bid for cash from a £20m fund to boost the quality of housing.
More snow forecast for ScotlandFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:14:33 GMT
The Met Office issues yellow "be aware" warnings for snow and ice across Scotland on Friday morning.
Call for talks on firefighter safetyFri, 30 Jan 2015 03:23:49 GMT
The Fire Brigades Union calls for urgent talks after a report suggested the deaths of some firefighters in the UK since 2004 were preventable.
Fraudster will serve time 'at home'Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:53:28 GMT
A woman who admitted conspiring to commit wire fraud after being extradited to America is ordered to spend 18 days in home confinement.
Damages for concrete death familyFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:42:12 GMT
The family of a man found dead in a concrete mixer, in Essex, in 2002 is awarded £12,000 in compensation.
Chelsea close to £23m Cuadrado dealFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:25:50 GMT
Chelsea are close to finalising a £23.3m deal to sign Fiorentina's 26-year-old Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado.
Super Bowl balls get extra securityFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:20:08 GMT
NFL referee chief Dean Blandino says the 108 balls used in Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX will be given "added security" after 'deflate-gate'.
How Chelsea can make title statementFri, 30 Jan 2015 07:28:26 GMT
Robbie Savage on how Jose Mourinho?s Chelsea side have weaknesses, but will still be too strong for Manchester City on Saturday.
Will the UK's gas holders be missed?Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:46:38 GMT
One by one the UK's gas holders are being removed. But will they be missed?
The twins of AuschwitzWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:04:40 GMT
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, survivors of experiments on twins recall their treatment at the hands of SS doctor Josef Mengele.
?We nearly dropped Churchill?s coffin?Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:24:16 GMT
On 30 January 1965, millions of people watched the funeral of Winston Churchill, but what was it like for the soldiers who carried his coffin?
Abuse victims named on Commons siteFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:10:50 GMT
Four survivors of child sex abuse say they have received threats and online abuse after MPs inadvertently published their details online.
University applications at record highFri, 30 Jan 2015 02:43:34 GMT
University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.
School tables branded a 'nonsense'Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:00:52 GMT
Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.
VIDEO: Public Accounts CommitteeThu, 29 Jan 2015 12:29:39 GMT
MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.
VIDEO: Murray on Kim's colourful outburstFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:41:02 GMT
Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.
VIDEO: Crossrail breaks through under CityThu, 29 Jan 2015 16:54:24 GMT
Crossrail workers have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London.
VIDEO: Restoring 'Britain's Sistine Chapel'Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:42:41 GMT
Work to give the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College its first major restoration in over half a century is due to begin.
VIDEO: Rantzen: 'Lipman comments insulting'Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:10:05 GMT
Esther Rantzen says Maureen Lipman's comments over a rise in anti-Semitism are "incredibly insulting to Britain".
VIDEO: Heavy snow disrupts parts of UKThu, 29 Jan 2015 14:21:46 GMT
BBC correspondents report from the areas of the UK which are worst hit by the snow.
VIDEO: Museum's famous dinosaur on the moveThu, 29 Jan 2015 14:14:42 GMT
The Natural History Museum's long-time entrance hall exhibit of a Diplodocus dinosaur will be replaced by a giant blue whale skeleton.
VIDEO: Off-switch for fracking in the UK?Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:41:24 GMT
Hold-ups in Westminster, Scotland and Lancashire deal a blow to plans government plans for a shale gas revolution.
VIDEO: Clues to King John's lost treasureThu, 29 Jan 2015 01:33:53 GMT
Laser technology is providing fresh clues about the mysterious disappearance of King John's lost treasure and where it could be hidden.
A day in the life of a care homeThu, 29 Jan 2015 14:50:10 GMT
What really goes on in a care home?
UKIP's youth challengeFri, 30 Jan 2015 01:56:25 GMT
UKIP's battle to attract more young members
The tennis entourage can pay its wayFri, 30 Jan 2015 09:23:50 GMT
Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage
In pictures: Playwrights at workFri, 30 Jan 2015 08:14:47 GMT
Playwrights in inspirational places
The information the government won't freeThu, 29 Jan 2015 18:02:30 GMT
The reaction when 13 departments were sent the same FOI request
Gas 'rip-off' and the rise of 'religious' slaughterFri, 30 Jan 2015 06:48:28 GMT
Gas 'rip-off' and the rise of 'religious' slaughter