BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. NHS 'U-turn' over drug trial moneySat, 29 Nov 2014 00:25:25 GMT
NHS England says letters sent out to local health bosses suggesting the funding of patients in clinical drug trials might be cut were "incorrect".
Brown wants Scots politics 'reset'Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:59:49 GMT
Former PM Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.
Lenny Henry to guest edit R4's TodaySat, 29 Nov 2014 01:26:17 GMT
Comedian Lenny Henry and former Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn are among those chosen to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme over the festive period.
Service remembers Clutha crash deadSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:58:42 GMT
An ecumenical service will be held in Glasgow to mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash in which 10 people died.
'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UKSat, 29 Nov 2014 02:12:55 GMT
There could be about 10-13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.
Man charged with couple's murderSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:48:58 GMT
A 38-year-old man is charged with the murder of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, who were found stabbed at their home in Surrey on Thursday.
Tebbit suggests new EU migrant 'test'Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:32:46 GMT
Lord Tebbit suggests an updated version of his famous "cricket test", to decide which EU immigrants are welcome to live in the UK.
Manhunt after patient abscondsSat, 29 Nov 2014 06:10:11 GMT
A manhunt is under way for a patient who absconded from a psychiatric hospital in south-east London after assaulting two members of staff.
Sturgeon out to smash glass ceilingSat, 29 Nov 2014 01:00:41 GMT
Scotland's new first minister is to say that smashing to "smithereens" the glass ceiling faced by women is an important part of tackling inequality.
Gerrard CCTV row officer faces jailFri, 28 Nov 2014 21:59:59 GMT
A corrupt policewoman who seized CCTV of a street bust-up in order to try to blackmail Liverpool player Steven Gerrard faces jail.
Referee Owens backs gay abuse banFri, 28 Nov 2014 21:34:12 GMT
Referee Nigel Owens backs the ban of two fans for shouting homophobic abuse at him - and says he would be willing to meet them.
Police called to Black Friday salesFri, 28 Nov 2014 18:33:43 GMT
Police are called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.
Teesside honour for Bob MortimerFri, 28 Nov 2014 17:17:14 GMT
Bob Mortimer is awarded an honorary degree from Teesside University.
Banksy wall artwork due for US saleFri, 28 Nov 2014 07:49:07 GMT
A Banksy mural that was removed from a Kent wall is flown to the US to be sold at an art fair in Miami.
Iris Robinson in 'serious breach'Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:06:59 GMT
Stormont's Standards and Privileges Committee says Iris Robinson committed a serious breach of assembly rules, but First Minister Peter Robinson did not.
Irish rugby legend Kyle dies aged 88Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:32:06 GMT
One of Ireland's greatest ever rugby players, 1948 Grand Slam-winning fly-half Jack Kyle, dies at the age of 88.
Pembs chief's pay deal PorscheFri, 28 Nov 2014 12:37:00 GMT
A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car as his work vehicle, BBC Wales learns.
Black Friday 'pressure' on policeFri, 28 Nov 2014 20:30:25 GMT
A police officer says he is disappointed Tesco did not have proper security in place to cope with Black Friday sales crowds.
Craig Whyte bailed in Rangers caseFri, 28 Nov 2014 17:49:20 GMT
Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is released on bail following a court appearance over an alleged fraudulent takeover of the Ibrox club.
Speeder jailed for killing two womenFri, 28 Nov 2014 15:50:10 GMT
A speeding driver who killed two women on a pedestrian crossing is jailed for nearly five years and banned from driving for a decade.
Mother left children for AustraliaFri, 28 Nov 2014 17:22:08 GMT
A mother-of-six who flew to Australia after telling her son she was going to the supermarket is given a suspended jail sentence.
Man stabbed outside primary schoolFri, 28 Nov 2014 20:37:22 GMT
A man is stabbed in the chest as parents were collecting their children outside a Greater Manchester school.
Van Persie low after 'very bad game'Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:19:01 GMT
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Robin van Persie had a "very bad game" against Arsenal - and his confidence is low.
If we lose I don't sleep - GatlandFri, 28 Nov 2014 22:02:48 GMT
Wales head coach Warren Gatland says he has had sleepless nights after close defeats by major southern hemisphere teams.
Test postponed after Hughes deathSat, 29 Nov 2014 07:06:44 GMT
Australia's first Test against India will not start on Thursday following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.
Did Korea encourage sex work at US bases?Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:18:39 GMT
More than 100 elderly women who worked as sex workers near a US camp in South Korea are seeking compensation from the South Korean government.
How I drank urine and bat blood to surviveThu, 27 Nov 2014 00:04:25 GMT
Extreme marathon runner Mauro Prosperi spent 10 days alone in the Sahara desert after getting lost in a sandstorm. He only just survived.
Could head injuries be eliminated?Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:06:17 GMT
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after being hit on the head by a cricket ball. Can helmets ever offer total protection?
Back me on migration, PM tells EUFri, 28 Nov 2014 19:04:10 GMT
David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants, saying he will "rule nothing out" if they fail.
Paxman rules out Tory mayoral bidFri, 28 Nov 2014 13:01:21 GMT
Jeremy Paxman says he was approached to become a Conservative candidate for London mayor - but is not interested in it.
Plebgate row was 'nonsense incident'Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:14:47 GMT
A police officer who witnessed the so-called "plebgate" row says it was a "nonsense incident" that should not have cost Andrew Mitchell his job.
VIDEO: Public Accounts CommitteeWed, 26 Nov 2014 16:06:02 GMT
MPs take evidence on flood risk management.
VIDEO: 'Black Friday' chaos filmed across UKFri, 28 Nov 2014 16:57:18 GMT
Footage of shoppers scrambling to get their hand on discounted merchandise that has been emerging from across the UK.
VIDEO: Building the Olympic Stadium's new roofFri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:11 GMT
The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.
VIDEO: Ramsay accuses father-in-law of forgeryFri, 28 Nov 2014 16:31:03 GMT
Gordon Ramsay is asking a judge to declare a rental agreement not binding, saying his father-in-law, Christopher Hutcheson, forged his signature in a £640,000 rental guarantee.
VIDEO: 'Cameron's curbs will not stop migrants'Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:10:25 GMT
Saira Grant from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says she welcomes the language used by David Cameron in his speech on immigration but the curbs will not stop migrants.
VIDEO: Concorde made out of matchsticksFri, 28 Nov 2014 16:31:34 GMT
A plane enthusiast has spent more than two years creating matchstick models of a Concorde and a Boeing 747.
VIDEO: Mental health deaths as beds cutFri, 28 Nov 2014 08:20:53 GMT
Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were no hospital beds for them, the BBC has learned.
VIDEO: MLA concern at Ballygawley drug findThu, 27 Nov 2014 18:45:40 GMT
Police discover one of the biggest amounts of cocaine ever found in Northern Ireland in a delivery of furniture.
VIDEO: 'Too few' toddlers having flu vaccineFri, 28 Nov 2014 10:07:01 GMT
The chief medical officer for England has warned that too few toddlers are having the seasonal flu vaccine.
Remembering the Clutha crashSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:55:15 GMT
Remembering the Clutha helicopter crash
What happened to England's abandoned mansions?Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00:32:58 GMT
What happened to England's lost stately homes?
Gingerbread landmarks of the UKSat, 29 Nov 2014 00:38:34 GMT
The foodies making buildings out of gingerbread
Malala's friends on life in WalesFri, 28 Nov 2014 18:09:55 GMT
The teenagers shot in Pakistan now studying in Wales
Should banter be banned?Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:22:55 GMT
When does 'banter' cross the line?
The seven best metaphors for the economyFri, 28 Nov 2014 00:10:10 GMT
The seven best metaphors for the economy
VIDEO: Paddington Bear stars on making filmFri, 28 Nov 2014 08:07:06 GMT
Working with a bear who isn't there
The radio show that got schoolchildren singingFri, 28 Nov 2014 02:44:33 GMT
The radio show that got schoolchildren singing
PM's 'retreat' and 'Whack Friday' madness - papersSat, 29 Nov 2014 06:27:49 GMT
The press casts its eye over the PM's immigration plans