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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Woolf steps down from abuse inquiryFri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:06 GMT
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:53 GMT
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.
Firefighters strike over pensionsFri, 31 Oct 2014 20:17:20 GMT
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.
Warmest UK Halloween on recordFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:28:19 GMT
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilotFri, 31 Oct 2014 21:43:07 GMT
At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.
Bodies found after fireworks blazeFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:09:28 GMT
Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.
Sturgeon renews TV debates attackFri, 31 Oct 2014 19:03:31 GMT
Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.
Lawrence officer to return to roleFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:48:19 GMT
A police officer under investigation over claims of "discreditable conduct" after the murder of Stephen Lawrence is to return to his job.
Life term for puppy farm murdersFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:44:30 GMT
An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.
Junior doctor admits child sex abuseFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:54:06 GMT
A junior doctor working in paediatrics admits sexually abusing boys as young as 12 and possessing images of abuse.
Labour win police commissioner pollFri, 31 Oct 2014 21:02:21 GMT
Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.
Britain First leaflet dubbed illegalFri, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:56 GMT
Royal Mail says it will not deliver a leaflet for Britain First in the Rochester and Strood by-election because it believes it to be illegal.
Trauma of man who found family deadFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:59:40 GMT
The neighbour of a family of four found dead in their Bradford home says he sees the father's body every time he tries to sleep.
Plane turns back after part falls offFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:07:03 GMT
A plane bound for Egypt with 237 passengers on board turns back to Gatwick after part of the aircraft falls off.
BBC refuses to make Top Gear apologyFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:27:44 GMT
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.
'Poppy hijab' to mark Remembrance DayFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:36:29 GMT
A fashion designer from London creates a 'poppy hijab' to commemorate the centenary of the first Muslim soldier being awarded the Victoria Cross and to give Muslim women a new way to mark Remembrance Day.
Bend It Like Beckham set for stageFri, 31 Oct 2014 12:07:57 GMT
A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.
Dispute over IRA rape claim letterFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:34:01 GMT
A lawyer says Maíria Cahill wrote to the IRA complaining her allegation of rape had not been investigated thoroughly enough. Ms Cahill says her letter has been misrepresented.
Man pleads guilty to pensioner deathFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:17:13 GMT
A 41-year-old man pleads guilty to the unlawful killing of pensioner Bertie Acheson, 72, in his Coleraine home in April 2012.
Bid to halt chief's pay-off failsFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:32:37 GMT
A pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones is set to go ahead after an opposition bid to block it through the courts fails.
Three held on suspicion of murderFri, 31 Oct 2014 21:25:12 GMT
Three people are held on suspicion of murder after the unexplained death of a man in Pembroke Dock, say police.
14,000 submissions to powers talksFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:38:38 GMT
The commission set up to discuss further devolution to the Scottish Parliament has received more than 14,000 submissions.
Shop fights bag charge basket theftsFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:32:06 GMT
A Dundee supermarket is security tagging baskets after they started disappearing when the 5p carrier bag charge was introduced.
Wheelchair drag driver handed banFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:42:09 GMT
A woman who was caught on CCTV dragging a man in a wheelchair behind her car is handed a two-year driving ban.
Wrong-way collision driver jailedFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:03:48 GMT
A motorist who drove for eight miles in the wrong direction on the A1(M) motorway before colliding with a police car is jailed.
Djokovic ends Murray's winning runFri, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:27 GMT
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.
Courtois eyes league and Euro doubleFri, 31 Oct 2014 20:23:28 GMT
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea can win the Premier League and Champions League this season.
Rooney fit but Falcao out for derbyFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:40:25 GMT
Wayne Rooney is fit and will start for Manchester United in the derby with City but Radamel Falcao remains out through injury.
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happenedThu, 30 Oct 2014 01:50:46 GMT
In 1982, a secret Home Office exercise tested the UK's capacity to cope with a massive nuclear attack.
The channel that's spiced up French TVFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT
For years the French media was set in its ways but a newcomer, BFMTV, has shaken things up - so what's the secret of its success?
Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:26:40 GMT
Keyless systems are taking over in cars and hotels. Are we heading towards a keyless life?
'Family test' for policies outlinedFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:41:31 GMT
All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.
Miliband in English buses pledgeFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:12 GMT
Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.
Government to 'retire' some WW1 debtFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMT
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
VIDEO: European Scrutiny CommitteeThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:03:44 GMT
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
VIDEO: Is too much praise bad for children?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:53:57 GMT
A new report says teachers who give struggling pupils too much praise in the classroom could be doing them more harm than good.
VIDEO: A sea of red poppies from the airFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:53:46 GMT
Footage taken from the air above the Tower of London shows the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red made up of thousands of ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.
VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checksFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:41 GMT
All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.
VIDEO: What happened to Remploy workers?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:35:50 GMT
A year after the last Remploy factory closed, Nikki Fox looks at what has happened to former workers - and what options are available to them
AUDIO: UK benefits 'magnet' for migrantsFri, 31 Oct 2014 11:47:21 GMT
Deputy mayor of Calais claims UK benefits are a "magnet" for migrants.
VIDEO: Poppy hijab for RemembranceFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:02:27 GMT
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.
VIDEO: Lab for world?s worst animal virusesFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world?s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
VIDEO: Sixty years of British animationFri, 31 Oct 2014 09:44:04 GMT
It has been 60 years since the animated adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - the first British animated film.
Exploring the lure of dark tourismFri, 31 Oct 2014 02:36:28 GMT
The morbid attractions of dark tourism
What are Remploy workers doing now?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:13:29 GMT
How former Remploy workers struggle to find work
Moving house: Nightmare or life-affirming?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:34:14 GMT
Is moving house a nightmare or life affirming?
Global tax rules 'need tightening'Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:09:43 GMT
Global tax rules 'need tightening'
Timothy Spall: How I became TurnerFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:59:56 GMT
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film
'It's business as usual in Austin'Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:40:29 GMT
F1 star on turning up the pressure in his title fight
Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threatFri, 31 Oct 2014 06:18:38 GMT
Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat make the headlines