BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. NHS watchdog faces 'cover-up' claimWed, 19 Jun 2013 04:01:25 GMT
England's healthcare regulator may have covered up knowledge of its own failings after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital, a report says.
Jail reckless bankers, report urgesWed, 19 Jun 2013 06:03:38 GMT
The Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards calls for new measures, including criminal sanctions, to make bankers responsible for their own failings.
Food labels system to be rolled outTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:10:55 GMT
A new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, the government says.
'Excessive' use of face-down restraintTue, 18 Jun 2013 21:04:06 GMT
Ministers are considering a ban on face-down restraint in English mental hospitals as figures show the technique is being widely used.
Supreme Court ruling on Iraq damagesWed, 19 Jun 2013 00:52:36 GMT
Supreme Court judges are to decide whether relatives of British soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for damages under human rights law.
Assange vows to stay in embassyTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:01:50 GMT
Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange vows to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy in London even if accusations of sex crimes are dropped.
Surgery reduction hope on cancerWed, 19 Jun 2013 06:44:02 GMT
Some breast cancer sufferers could be treated with radiotherapy instead of more invasive surgery after a Europe-wide study involving Cardiff doctors.
Coroner urges resuscitation clarityWed, 19 Jun 2013 04:12:09 GMT
Five organisations receive coroner's letters highlighting the "disturbing" death of a woman after paramedics were called to a care home.
Ballet dancer David Wall dies at 67Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:36:23 GMT
Ballet dancer David Wall, who became the youngest male principal in the history of the Royal Ballet, dies of cancer, aged 67.
Poor pupil cash 'plugging budgets'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:09:56 GMT
A report claims schools are facing increasing pressure to spend money aimed at very poor pupils, known as the pupil premium, to plug holes in their budgets.
MPs urge new targets for job centresWed, 19 Jun 2013 02:20:21 GMT
The criteria used to assess the success of Jobcentre Plus in helping people find work are "flawed", MPs say
University offers 'ignore context'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:04:43 GMT
Many UK universities do not consider candidates' backgrounds when offering places, research suggests.
Risk of civil service 'pay exodus'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:25:46 GMT
The Civil Service faces an exodus of its most "talented and marketable" staff because of growing unhappiness with their pay, a new report claims.
Older beetles 'make better dads'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 02:42:30 GMT
Older male burying beetles work harder at parental care and mating than younger counterparts, a study suggests.
Applause is a 'social contagion'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:04:34 GMT
The quality of a performance does not drive the amount of applause an audience gives, a study suggests.
Japanese firm to announce jobs boostWed, 19 Jun 2013 05:30:53 GMT
A Japanese company is expected to announce new jobs in Northern Ireland later.
Girl hurt in petrol bomb attackTue, 18 Jun 2013 17:24:44 GMT
A young girl is hurt after a petrol bomb is thrown into a street in east Belfast.
Fifth of charity shops 'could close'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:07:00 GMT
Nearly a fifth of Wales' charity shops could close if the Welsh government implements proposed changes to business rate relief, a charities group says.
Police overtime payments increaseWed, 19 Jun 2013 06:29:17 GMT
Overtime payments by three of Wales' four police forces rose substantially in the last financial year amid UK government efforts to cut costs, figures obtained by the BBC show.
Call for earlier sex educationTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:00:45 GMT
Sex education at a younger age and free contraception for people as young as 13 are needed to cut teenage pregnancy rates, according to a Holyrood inquiry.
Parents call for baby ashes inquiryTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:02:05 GMT
Bereaved parents who did not receive the ashes of their dead babies will take their fight for a public inquiry to the Scottish Parliament later.
Muslim leader denies war crimesWed, 19 Jun 2013 03:02:27 GMT
A British Muslim leader indicted in Bangladesh for war crimes says he is willing to face a fair trial to clear his name.
Second man held after mosque arsonWed, 19 Jun 2013 06:53:49 GMT
A second man is arrested in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in Gloucester.
North fit for first Lions TestWed, 19 Jun 2013 06:35:43 GMT
British and Irish Lions wing George North is passed fit for the first Test against Australia on Saturday.
England will not take Swann riskTue, 18 Jun 2013 15:46:03 GMT
England will not risk Graeme Swann's long-term fitness in Wednesday's Champions Trophy semi-final against South Africa.
Camelot seeks Royal Ascot revengeTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:01:33 GMT
The 2012 Derby winner Camelot faces recent conqueror Al Kazeem in the feature race of day two at Royal Ascot.
The street with 18 betting shopsTue, 18 Jun 2013 12:35:19 GMT
Fixed odds betting terminals, a kind of super-powered fruit machine, are driving profits in betting shops. Some councils are now fighting back.
Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds?Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:48:21 GMT
It's a shocking statistic that a child dies of hunger every 10 seconds, very good at grabbing headlines. But is it true?
What does the tie-less G8 reveal?Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:53:14 GMT
The G8 leaders turned up in Northern Ireland tieless. So where can still be relied on to be a mandatory necktie area.
G8 leaders agree deal on tax evasionTue, 18 Jun 2013 16:48:09 GMT
Leaders of the G8 major economies agree plan to clamp down on money launderers, illegal tax evaders and corporate tax avoiders.
Minister hails 'web porn' progressTue, 18 Jun 2013 16:59:56 GMT
Ministers say agreements reached with internet firms will lead to a "fundamental change" in how images of child abuse are dealt with online.
UK minister says no to pre-Yes talksTue, 18 Jun 2013 19:36:35 GMT
UK minister Michael Moore tells the BBC it would be "nonsensical" to negotiate the exit terms of Scottish independence ahead of the historic referendum.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 18 Jun 2013 16:25:05 GMT
The government is urged by Labour to support the principle of a financial transaction tax.
VIDEO: Mums' concerns over web safetyTue, 18 Jun 2013 15:56:33 GMT
Parents and staff from Parentzone explain how they would like to make the internet safer for children.
VIDEO: Labradoodle helps woman's balanceTue, 18 Jun 2013 18:13:32 GMT
A Nottinghamshire woman with balance problems says a specially-trained dog has helped her "get her life back".
VIDEO: Lawrence concert line-up unveiledTue, 18 Jun 2013 18:05:47 GMT
Twenty years after the teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in London, details of a star-studded concert in his memory have been unveiled.
AUDIO: 'My dad's organs saved four lives'Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:23:53 GMT
Ten-year-old Caitlin Robertson urges the public to sign organ donation register, after her father's organs saved four lives
VIDEO: Man survives 15th floor fall in NZTue, 18 Jun 2013 00:55:30 GMT
A British man survives a 15th floor fall in New Zealand after trying to lower himself from a neighbour's balcony to his flat.
VIDEO: Two killed by train in HertfordshireTue, 18 Jun 2013 18:00:57 GMT
Two teenagers, a 15-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man, have died after being hit by a train near a Hertfordshire railway station on Monday night.
VIDEO: Saatchi cautioned for Nigella assaultTue, 18 Jun 2013 08:08:43 GMT
Art collector Charles Saatchi has been cautioned for assault after images of him grasping his wife Nigella Lawson by the neck appeared in a newspaper.
VIDEO: UK inflation rate rises to 2.7%Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:03:34 GMT
The rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation increased to 2.7% in May, up from 2.4% in April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
When the world came to FermanaghWed, 19 Jun 2013 05:30:22 GMT
When the world came to County Fermanagh for the G8
Poverty in the English countrysideTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:44:42 GMT
The people living in rural poverty
VIDEO: The 13-year-old fashion bloggerTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:18:05 GMT
The 13-year-old taking fashion blogging by storm
What's going on with the weather?Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:50:50 GMT
What's going on with the weather, asks David Shukman
The play that keeps its audience in the darkTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:47:12 GMT
The new play that keeps its audience in the dark
In pictures: Royal Ascot 2013Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:38:45 GMT
Celebrities, hats and frocks on the first day of Royal Ascot
Papers mull PM's 'Syria coup bid'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:22:14 GMT
Papers mull PM's 'Syria coup bid'