BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Army redundancy letters expectedTue, 18 Jun 2013 04:58:11 GMT
Up to 5,000 military personnel are expected to receive redundancy letters in the third and biggest round of Army job cuts following the 2010 defence review.
No 10 to host 'web porn' summitMon, 17 Jun 2013 23:59:19 GMT
Internet firms are to meet ministers at No 10 amid calls for more to be done to block images of child sex abuse and to stop children viewing pornography.
Assault caution for Charles SaatchiTue, 18 Jun 2013 05:50:35 GMT
Art collector Charles Saatchi is cautioned for assault after images of him grasping his wife, Nigella Lawson, by the neck appeared in a newspaper.
Prison wing 'worst seen for years'Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:49:48 GMT
A prison area housing low category inmates is "the worst establishment inspectors had seen for many years", a report by prison inspectors says.
'Quiet epidemic' of UK male cancerTue, 18 Jun 2013 01:08:00 GMT
Action is needed to fight a "quiet epidemic" of oesophageal cancer, which is on the rise in the UK, particularly in men, say cancer experts.
MSPs call for 'right to childcare'Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:25:34 GMT
A fundamental overhaul of childcare infrastructure in Scotland must take place, according to Holyrood's equal opportunities committee.
Experts to analyse 'unusual' weatherTue, 18 Jun 2013 00:41:42 GMT
Meteorologists and scientists will meet at the Met Office to try to understand the UK's strange weather patterns.
Judge to meet child abuse victimsTue, 18 Jun 2013 05:53:17 GMT
The judge leading a review of the Waterhouse inquiry into abuse at north Wales children's homes holds public meetings, and wants to meet anyone with information.
Piper Alpha lessons in spotlightMon, 17 Jun 2013 23:41:08 GMT
A three-day conference to encourage people working offshore to think about the lessons of the Piper Alpha disaster is being held in Aberdeen.
Report questions HS2 rail benefitsTue, 18 Jun 2013 02:49:06 GMT
Demand for the HS2 high-speed rail project has "likely been overestimated" and the £33bn price tag does not offer value for money, a think tank claims.
Call centres in BBC programme finedTue, 18 Jun 2013 06:13:16 GMT
Two companies which appear in BBC Three documentary The Call Centre are fined by the regulators in connection with nuisance calls.
Bigger Heathrow 'cheaper and faster'Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:23:19 GMT
Creating a third runway at Heathrow Airport would be "cheaper, quicker and better for the economy" than building a new airport, Heathrow bosses claim.
Murray Walker diagnosed with cancerMon, 17 Jun 2013 19:14:24 GMT
Legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker is diagnosed with lymphatic system cancer.
TV licence fee excuses revealedTue, 18 Jun 2013 02:18:50 GMT
A homeowner said they did not think they had to pay their TV licence fee because they claimed their pet was related to one of the Queen's dogs, it is revealed.
Dorries: I'd fancy a go at StrictlyMon, 17 Jun 2013 21:48:05 GMT
Nadine Dorries says she would like to appear on Strictly Come Dancing despite getting in trouble for her exploits on another TV show last year.
Minister defends cost of G8 securityTue, 18 Jun 2013 05:16:03 GMT
Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers defends the cost of security for the G8 conference in County Fermanagh.
Woman dies after motorway crashTue, 18 Jun 2013 05:43:44 GMT
A woman dies following a two-vehicle crash on the M1 near Portadown, County Armagh.
Ieuan Wyn Jones to stand down as AMMon, 17 Jun 2013 21:06:48 GMT
The former leader of Plaid Cymru, Ieuan Wyn Jones, is to stand down from his Ynys Mon seat, triggering a by-election, BBC Wales understands.
Former archbishop to head universityTue, 18 Jun 2013 06:06:32 GMT
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is to become chancellor of the largest university in Wales.
Council to debate offshore wind farmMon, 17 Jun 2013 23:49:28 GMT
Highland councillors are due to consider a proposal to construct up to 277 wind turbines off the Caithness coast in the Moray Firth.
Funds to help teen cancer lessonsMon, 17 Jun 2013 23:56:35 GMT
Free cancer awareness sessions in Scotland's schools, colleges and universities are given a £70,000 funding boost.
Mosque stab PC's 'debt of thanks'Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:20:21 GMT
The police officer stabbed at a mosque in Birmingham describes the "great community effort" to confront the attacker.
Baby hit by stone thrown from carMon, 17 Jun 2013 21:52:01 GMT
A 10-month-old baby is hit on the head as stones are thrown at him and his mother from a car.
British tennis needs 'big summer'Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:33:56 GMT
Sport England warns the Lawn Tennis Association that it must drive up participation figures or face losing valuable funding.
Brumbies v LionsMon, 17 Jun 2013 15:57:28 GMT
The British and Irish Lions aim to preserve their 100% record on Tuesday in what could be a tough fixture against Brumbies.
Abramovich a pioneer - ArnesenMon, 17 Jun 2013 18:21:35 GMT
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is a "pioneer" who has transformed football, Frank Arnesen says.
Why are so many of the UK's missing teenagers Vietnamese?Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:27:39 GMT
A major summit on missing people is hoping to tackle exploitation. A disproportionate number of missing young people are of Vietnamese origin. Why?
Why the snobbery over corks?Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:58:35 GMT
A new wine cork that screws into the bottle is being unveiled. But why is there still so much snobbery in the battle between traditional cork and screw-top?
How Napoleon's semaphore telegraph changed the worldSun, 16 Jun 2013 23:50:37 GMT
Napoleonic semaphore was the world's first telegraph network, carrying messages across 18th Century France faster than ever before. Now a group of enthusiastic amateurs are reviving the ingenious system.
EU and US 'in biggest trade deal'Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:06:24 GMT
The EU and US announce plans for what could be "the biggest bilateral trade deal in history", aimed at boosting exports and driving growth.
'Alarm' over UK spying claimsMon, 17 Jun 2013 17:20:06 GMT
A diplomatic row has broken out over claims that Britain spied on foreign governments attending G20 meetings in London in 2009.
No extra free schools, says LabourMon, 17 Jun 2013 12:59:49 GMT
Labour would keep open existing free schools but would not open any more, says Stephen Twigg. He also says all state schools in England should have the independence given to academies.
VIDEO: House of CommonsMon, 17 Jun 2013 15:58:44 GMT
William Hague says he hopes Iran will make efforts to negotiate on its nuclear programme.
VIDEO: Obama fever comes to BelfastMon, 17 Jun 2013 21:43:17 GMT
The G8 summit marks the first trip to Northern Ireland for President Obama and he used the trip to praise the peace process saying "it gave the world hope".
VIDEO: 'Why I secretly filmed my mum's care'Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:52:29 GMT
Mandy Mugford explains why she chose to secretly film the care of her mother, Margaret.
VIDEO: Ian Brady appears at tribunalMon, 17 Jun 2013 17:53:09 GMT
Moors Murderer Ian Brady has appeared in public for the first time in decades, at a hearing considering his sanity as he seeks to end his own life
VIDEO: 'You could see the talent was there'Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:22:06 GMT
The day after Justin Rose became the first Englishman for 43 years to win the US Open, a friend from his old golf club has spoken about Rose's talent as a young player.
VIDEO: Co-op 'bail in' to tackle £1.5bn holeMon, 17 Jun 2013 21:41:28 GMT
The Co-operative Bank has unveiled a rescue plan to tackle the £1.5bn hole in its balance sheet.
VIDEO: Care home deaths to be monitoredMon, 17 Jun 2013 18:01:29 GMT
Death rates in homes caring for elderly and vulnerable people in England will be monitored by the regulator, the Care Quality Commission.
VIDEO: Labour unveils education plansMon, 17 Jun 2013 17:44:18 GMT
Labour is promising to give state schools in England more freedom over what they teach, if it wins the next election.
VIDEO: Police line route to G8 summitMon, 17 Jun 2013 13:25:33 GMT
Police officers from across England and Wales have joined officers from Northern Ireland to provide security at the G8 summit.
What impact have legal aid cuts had?Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:46:14 GMT
Have cuts to legal aid been as damaging as predicted?
Kinky Boots inspiration comes out of the shadowsTue, 18 Jun 2013 01:19:17 GMT
Kinky Boots inspiration comes out of the shadows
Elizabethan child actors 'kidnapped'Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:50:49 GMT
Study reveals 16th century child abuse and exploitation
Ex-Wickes boss in high street revampMon, 17 Jun 2013 23:18:05 GMT
Ex-Wickes boss Bill Grimsey on how to save the High Street
Five survivors of spectacular fallsMon, 17 Jun 2013 14:18:12 GMT
Five people who plunged thousands of feet - and survived
Papers split over Syria interventionTue, 18 Jun 2013 04:01:58 GMT
Papers split over Syria intervention