BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urgedThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:04:37 GMT
MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is to say.
Young people facing 'housing exile'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:34:44 GMT
Many young people are being forced to leave the communities they grew up in because of a lack of affordable housing, a cabinet minister is to warn.
Family of 12 'may have gone to Syria'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:01:27 GMT
A family of 12 from Luton including a baby and two grandparents could have travelled to Syria after going missing, police say.
WW2 Kindertransport hero Winton diesWed, 01 Jul 2015 20:14:27 GMT
Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, dies aged 106
UK's hottest July day on recordWed, 01 Jul 2015 20:55:32 GMT
The hottest July day on record is reached in the UK, with 36.7C beating the previous highest temperature in 2006.
First UK Tunisia dead returned homeWed, 01 Jul 2015 19:52:25 GMT
The bodies of eight of the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia last Friday are returned to the UK on an RAF flight.
Airport decision by end of 2015 - PMWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:25:30 GMT
David Cameron promises a decision on airport expansion by the end of the year and denies being "bullied" by anti-Heathrow expansion colleague Boris Johnson.
Ex-Met chief fears 'lone wolf' attackWed, 01 Jul 2015 21:14:51 GMT
The threat of a terror attack by a "lone wolf" is "a huge problem" for the UK security services, the former Met Police commissioner says.
80 stuck on Alton Towers monorailWed, 01 Jul 2015 21:01:44 GMT
Eighty people are stuck for an hour after two monorail trains at Alton Towers break down in hot weather.
Wimbledon evacuated after fire alarmWed, 01 Jul 2015 21:06:42 GMT
Wimbledon's Tennis Club grounds are evacuated following a fire alarm.
Claire Fuller wins debut-novel prizeWed, 01 Jul 2015 20:51:20 GMT
Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller wins this year's Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels.
Prince William calls England squadWed, 01 Jul 2015 18:28:10 GMT
England receive a surprise phone call from the Duke of Cambridge before their Women's World Cup semi-final with Japan.
VIDEO: Humpback whale filmed off DevonWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:57:17 GMT
A humpback whale is filmed close to the shore off south Devon.
UK and Irish leaders remember SommeWed, 01 Jul 2015 12:08:12 GMT
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers and Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan attend Somme remembrance ceremony in Belfast.
Harassment case was 'mishandled'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:00:54 GMT
The ex-director of Belfast's Marie Stopes clinic accuses the Public Prosecution Service and police of mishandling her harassment case against an anti-abortion protester.
Body found in search for missing manWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:56:37 GMT
The body of a man is found in the search for a pensioner from Wales missing on the Isle of Wight.
Knifeman arrested by armed policeWed, 01 Jul 2015 21:15:09 GMT
A man with a knife is arrested by armed police in Cardiff after reports of damage to a property.
ScotRail to reduce Sunday servicesWed, 01 Jul 2015 14:29:26 GMT
ScotRail says it will be reducing its rail services on Sundays because it does not have enough drivers.
Inquiry into 'end of life' careWed, 01 Jul 2015 23:05:28 GMT
MSPs are preparing to launch an inquiry into the quality and availability of end-of-life care in Scotland.
George Galloway 'made me do chores'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:16:28 GMT
George Galloway asked his ex-parliamentary aide to buy him underwear and organise his wedding party, she tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.
Woman 'murdered with shovel and TV'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:37:17 GMT
Two teenage girls bludgeoned a woman to death with a shovel, TV set and a coffee table, a court hears.
England name Rashid in Ashes squadWed, 01 Jul 2015 15:42:56 GMT
Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid is included in England's 13-man squad for the opening Ashes Test against Australia.
VIDEO: Williams penalty levels semi-finalWed, 01 Jul 2015 23:59:30 GMT
England level against Japan through Fara Williams's penalty after Toni Duggan was fouled in the box in their 2015 Women's World Cup semi-final in Edmonton.
Impressive Watson into round threeWed, 01 Jul 2015 17:15:11 GMT
British number one Heather Watson beats Daniela Hantuchova to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the second time in her career.
Child poverty definition is changedWed, 01 Jul 2015 14:46:55 GMT
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announces a new way of measuring child poverty, focusing on education and home life as well as income.
PM urged to 'pull plug' on Iraq reportWed, 01 Jul 2015 16:34:45 GMT
The Iraq Inquiry should be wound up and Parliament should decide what to do next with its unfinished report, a former attorney general says.
Sturgeon tops women's power listWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:58:14 GMT
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon tops a power list compiled by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme.
VIDEO: Westminster HallTue, 30 Jun 2015 18:07:11 GMT
MPs in Westminster Hall took part in debates on topics including shale gas.
VIDEO: Dealing with death in special schoolsWed, 01 Jul 2015 23:15:54 GMT
How a school is helping children with learning disabilities understand death.
VIDEO: 'I still think I'm a lucky one'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:13:59 GMT
Martine Wright, Paralympian and survivor of the 7/7 attacks on why she thinks losing her legs was part of her fate in life.
VIDEO: What is causing UK's sweltering heatwave?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:40:53 GMT
As the UK records its hottest July day since record began, BBC Weather's Ben Rich looks at what has caused the heatwave.
VIDEO: Cooling off on UK's hottest July dayWed, 01 Jul 2015 19:39:27 GMT
People across the UK take advantage of the hottest July day on record.
VIDEO: The life of Holocaust hero WintonWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:07:40 GMT
Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, has died aged 106.
VIDEO: Firefighters tackle forest blazeWed, 01 Jul 2015 17:21:39 GMT
A fire breaks out at Thetford Forest, with the heat being a "contributing factor".
VIDEO: Runways report devastating, say localsWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:42:18 GMT
Runways report: Harmondsworth residents give their reaction to the Airports Commission report recommending a third Heathrow runway.
VIDEO: New Heathrow runway: Possible flightpathWed, 01 Jul 2015 15:42:36 GMT
How might planes reach the new runway that has been proposed at Heathrow?
In pictures: Hottest July dayWed, 01 Jul 2015 19:58:23 GMT
How are people coping in the heatwave?
Obituary: Nicholas WintonWed, 01 Jul 2015 15:29:45 GMT
A look at the life of Sir Nicholas Winton, who has died aged 106
Murray: US heat taught me lessonWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:23:54 GMT
How Britain's Andy Murray keeps ice cool when Wimbledon heat rises
How is the UK-France border policed?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:47:27 GMT
How is the UK-France border policed?
Why does hot weather cause rail delays?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:55:52 GMT
Why are train lines now worse in hot weather?
How is a life worth £12,980?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:30:17 GMT
How can a life be worth £12,980?
Heathrow backed - now it's up to the politiciansWed, 01 Jul 2015 07:02:31 GMT
Can the PM back down from his 2009 pledge ruling out a third runway?