BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Labour extends jobs guarantee pledgeMon, 10 Mar 2014 00:01:16 GMT
Labour commits to fund a "jobs guarantee" for the long-term unemployed for the whole of the next parliament, if it wins power.
Economy 'to hit 2008 peak by summer'Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:24 GMT
The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
National lung transplant list urgedMon, 10 Mar 2014 00:01:27 GMT
Lung disease experts are calling for a new national system to identify lungs for transplant which could double the number of procedures across the UK.
Helicopter in hunt for attack dogMon, 10 Mar 2014 01:03:19 GMT
Armed police and a helicopter are used to search a quarry for a dog that attacked a woman near Lincoln.
Campaign to help save juniper plantsMon, 10 Mar 2014 01:09:47 GMT
A campaign is launched to help track juniper numbers across Scotland as figures show the plant could be nearing extinction.
Rape education targets young menMon, 10 Mar 2014 01:10:54 GMT
A campaign to educate young men about what constitutes rape aims at cutting the number of offences.
Russia has miscalculated, says HagueSun, 09 Mar 2014 17:26:57 GMT
Russia has made a "big miscalculation" in entering Crimea and could face "far-reaching" economic sanctions, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
Widow to sue over pothole deathSun, 09 Mar 2014 17:00:54 GMT
The widow of a charity cyclist who was killed when his bike hit a pothole says she will sue a council over his death.
'Internet of things' funding pledgeSun, 09 Mar 2014 19:01:49 GMT
The UK government will spend an extra £45m on developing so-called "internet of things" technology, David Cameron has announced.
Prince Edward marks 50th birthdaySun, 09 Mar 2014 22:45:53 GMT
A photograph of the Earl of Wessex with his wife and children is released to mark his 50th birthday.
Poodle Ricky is top dog at CruftsMon, 10 Mar 2014 03:03:15 GMT
A standard poodle named Ricky is judged this year's best-in-show at Crufts.
Z-Cars actor Jimmy Ellis dies at 82Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:53:28 GMT
The Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis, best known for his roles in Z-Cars and alongside a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays, has died.
Second attack on house within a weekSun, 09 Mar 2014 12:59:23 GMT
Three people escape injury during an overnight attack on house in Larne, County Antrim, and it is understood it is the same house that was targeted by a masked gang last weekend.
Wales 'clobbered' by high tax risesSun, 09 Mar 2014 15:50:55 GMT
Council tax payers in Wales are being "clobbered" by steeper rises than the rest of Britain, says the Conservative shadow local government minister
Plaid 'would not cut top rate tax'Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:01:41 GMT
Plaid Cymru is unlikely to make cutting the top rate of tax one of its policies if Wales ever receives income tax varying powers, says its leader.
Teen dies after fall from bus exitSun, 09 Mar 2014 17:46:44 GMT
A teenager dies after falling from the emergency exit of a bus in Glasgow city centre in the early hours of the morning.
Murals help revive neglected streetsMon, 10 Mar 2014 01:07:39 GMT
A new scheme aims to help reinvigorate some of Aberdeen's neglected streets with the use of murals to increase civic pride.
Cargo vessel sinking off CornwallSun, 09 Mar 2014 15:51:58 GMT
Efforts are under way to save a cargo vessel which started sinking about 10 miles off the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall.
Sellafield shutdown probe launchedSun, 09 Mar 2014 17:40:27 GMT
An investigation begins at Sellafield in Cumbria after one of the site's reprocessing plants underwent a controlled shutdown.
England 29-18 WalesSun, 09 Mar 2014 17:19:10 GMT
Danny Care and Luther Burrell score first-half tries as England secure a first Triple Crown in 11 years with a 29-18 win over Wales.
England well beaten in T20 openerSun, 09 Mar 2014 21:55:30 GMT
England suffer a 27-run defeat by West Indies in the first of three Twenty20 internationals in Barbados.
Broad to miss rest of T20 seriesSun, 09 Mar 2014 22:42:13 GMT
England captain Stuart Broad will miss his side's two remaining Twenty20 matches in West Indies with a knee injury.
Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer?Sun, 09 Mar 2014 02:44:31 GMT
William Dalrymple examines how the Afghan president Hamid Karzai's tenure fits into the country's troubled history.
Sniffing out cancer with electronic nosesSun, 09 Mar 2014 02:47:26 GMT
Devices that can smell cancer are near to be used in hospitals - and before long we may be able to get a preliminary diagnosis by breathing on our mobile phones.
The case for not leaving education to the teachersFri, 07 Mar 2014 17:05:34 GMT
We should not expect education to be simply left to teachers, or the state, argues the philosopher Roger Scruton.
Don't go backwards on EU, says CleggSun, 09 Mar 2014 14:26:59 GMT
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg pledges to take on "stuffy parochialism", as he makes the case for membership of the EU in his conference speech.
Free school meals 'will be on time'Sun, 09 Mar 2014 14:04:13 GMT
The government's plans to give free meals to all infant school pupils will happen on time, education minister David Laws says.
Clegg 'to lead Lib Dems until 2020'Sun, 09 Mar 2014 15:10:28 GMT
Nick Clegg indicates he intends to remain Liberal Democrat leader until at least 2020.
VIDEO: House of CommonsThu, 06 Mar 2014 13:04:25 GMT
Theresa May announces a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing.
VIDEO: Extra £140m to repair damaged roadsSun, 09 Mar 2014 09:13:16 GMT
An extra £140m will be made available to councils to repair roads damaged by the severe weather, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
VIDEO: Crew rescued from sinking shipSun, 09 Mar 2014 17:59:27 GMT
A six-person crew has been rescued from a sinking vessel 12 miles off the coast of Falmouth.
VIDEO: Surfers in world championships hopeSun, 09 Mar 2014 17:46:32 GMT
The UK's top young surfers gathered at Croyde in north Devon before the world championships in Ecuador.
VIDEO: Manchester holds anti-fracking rallySun, 09 Mar 2014 17:03:22 GMT
Hundreds of people have joined a rally in Manchester against the controversial fracking practice.
VIDEO: Pain relief plea for terminally illSun, 09 Mar 2014 09:05:18 GMT
Some terminally ill patients are suffering unnecessarily because of poor access to pain control at home, according to a leading health charity.
VIDEO: Don't go backwards on EU, says CleggSun, 09 Mar 2014 14:45:00 GMT
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg used his closing speech at his party's spring conference to make the case for membership of the EU.
VIDEO: Sideline silence at youth footballSat, 08 Mar 2014 15:51:29 GMT
Anyone who regularly watches their children play football has probably shouted support from the sidelines, but sometimes that friendly support can go too far, and turn abusive.
VIDEO: 'Marry me!' Harry heckled at WembleyFri, 07 Mar 2014 16:38:11 GMT
Prince Harry has taken to the stage at Wembley Arena to address 12,000 young people taking part in the first We Day UK.
Should Hebden Bridge be the UK's second city?Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:10:40 GMT
Should Hebden Bridge be the UK's second city?
Much of UK basks in spring weatherSun, 09 Mar 2014 18:49:39 GMT
Parts of Britain enjoy the warmest day of the year so far
Wishing Edward a 'Happy Big Five-0'Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:07:43 GMT
School Reporters scoop royal coup with Edward
Women get heart disease tooSun, 09 Mar 2014 23:44:38 GMT
Why heart disease is not just a man's problem
Mairi Hedderwick: I am Katie MoragSun, 09 Mar 2014 09:41:39 GMT
Mairi Hedderwick grew up dreaming of an island idyll
Dementia test hope - the front pagesMon, 10 Mar 2014 00:01:08 GMT
Alzheimer's test and Malaysian plane search on the front pages