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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Alice suspect is convicted murdererThu, 18 Sep 2014 11:55:12 GMT
A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of London schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murder in Latvia, police reveal.
Scots head to polls for referendumThu, 18 Sep 2014 12:49:52 GMT
Millions of people in Scotland are heading to the polls to vote on whether the country should stay in the UK or become an independent nation.
Women convicted of 'pyramid scheme'Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:14:18 GMT
Six women are convicted of running a "pyramid scheme" in south-west England and south Wales in which thousands of people lost money.
No DNA matches in Thai murder probeThu, 18 Sep 2014 11:14:40 GMT
Thai police admit they are struggling to find the killers of two British tourists, after it emerged crime scene DNA did not match that of any suspect.
NHS staff vote for strike actionThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:08:43 GMT
NHS workers in England have voted in favour of striking over pay.
DJ Travis jury considers verdictThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:28:55 GMT
The jury in the sex abuse trial of the former BBC broadcaster Dave Lee Travis retires to consider its verdicts.
Kate withdraws from Malta visitThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:28:53 GMT
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her second child, will not visit Malta this weekend on advice of doctors, Kensington Palace says.
Man guilty of murdering wife and sonThu, 18 Sep 2014 12:31:45 GMT
A man who killed his wife and young son in Midlothian has been found guilty of both their murders.
Helicopter crash victims namedThu, 18 Sep 2014 12:23:03 GMT
The two men who died when a helicopter crashed off the East Yorkshire coast are named by police.
Clash over car tax disc changesThu, 18 Sep 2014 09:03:18 GMT
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
Muslim call for release of hostageThu, 18 Sep 2014 09:58:19 GMT
British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.
IS 'fuelling UK far-right backlash'Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:17:05 GMT
Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims.
Wartime bombs discovery after arrestThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:05:38 GMT
Several wartime munitions are uncovered in an Oxfordshire house after a 35-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of theft from heritage and protected sites.
BBC team attacked in southern RussiaThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:55:40 GMT
A BBC team is attacked in southern Russia after investigating reports of Russian servicemen killed near the border with Ukraine.
Acting PCC chosen after abuse scandalThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:41:29 GMT
Steve Pick is announced as acting police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire following the resignation of Shaun Wright.
Two arrests over Bathgate deathThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:19:13 GMT
Two teenagers are arrested after a 31-year-old man is found dead at a house in Bathgate, West Lothian.
Flautist Galway wins lifetime awardThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:15:45 GMT
Classical flautist Sir James Galway is honoured with a lifetime achievement prize at the Gramophone Awards in London.
Campaign to save historic theatresThu, 18 Sep 2014 06:02:06 GMT
More than 30 historic theatres in England and Wales are "at risk" from decay, closure or irreversible change, according to the Theatres Trust.
Family criticise trust over deathThu, 18 Sep 2014 12:03:44 GMT
The mother of a 21-year-old County Armagh man criticises the Southern Health trust for "failing her son" after he died weeks after a routine ear operation.
'Disappeared' archaeologist diesWed, 17 Sep 2014 17:14:57 GMT
Tributes are paid to a forensic archaeologist who led the searches for the Disappeared - people who were murdered and secretly buried by republicans during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Ambulance death woman 'let down'Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:34:37 GMT
The grieving family of a woman who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside Morriston Hospital in Swansea says the system let her down.
Solskjaer leaves Cardiff City roleThu, 18 Sep 2014 12:02:25 GMT
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cites a "difference in philosophy" on leaving Cardiff manager role after less than nine months in charge.
How to vote in the Scottish referendumWed, 17 Sep 2014 21:47:20 GMT
The future of Scotland will be decided in the referendum on independence on 18 September. Here's a brief guide on how to make sure your vote is counted.
Man killed in early morning crashThu, 18 Sep 2014 11:32:18 GMT
A driver dies in a road accident in Leven, Fife, in the early hours of Thursday morning.
'Kill yourself' doctor suspendedThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:13:57 GMT
A doctor who told a patient threatening to kill herself to "go and jolly well do it now" is suspended for three months.
Wartime bombs blown up after seizureThu, 18 Sep 2014 09:05:29 GMT
A number of World War One and Two munitions have been detonated by bomb disposal experts after a large haul was found in a house in Hertfordshire.
R&A chief confident on women's voteThu, 18 Sep 2014 12:17:49 GMT
R&A chief executive Peter Dawson is confident Thursday's vote will see women allowed to become members.
I banned radio advice - EcclestoneThu, 18 Sep 2014 11:00:37 GMT
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says he was behind the ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio.
Adams resigns as Port Vale managerThu, 18 Sep 2014 11:59:56 GMT
Micky Adams resigns as Port Vale manager after a run of six straight defeats for the League One side.
Kenya's Westgate attack a year on: Voices from the mallWed, 17 Sep 2014 23:22:47 GMT
Powerful memories still fresh after 12 months - the first terrifying hours of Kenya's deadly Westgate siege.
The freedivers who swim with whalesTue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:14 GMT
A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour.
The tricky business of policing sex in publicTue, 16 Sep 2014 00:55:03 GMT
Police are taking a new approach to the policing of outdoor sex - for both straight and gay people.
Suitability issue over UK's EU jobThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:12:33 GMT
Britain's candidate for European Commissioner is to face a 'very tough' hearing over his suitability for the role of overseeing financial services.
Vacuum cleaner boost for retail salesThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:09:52 GMT
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.
Britons dubbed too 'lazy' to harvestThu, 18 Sep 2014 12:29:04 GMT
Farmers say they need more migrant workers to pick crops - because Britons do not have the "work ethic" to do it.
VIDEO: House of CommonsFri, 12 Sep 2014 14:49:55 GMT
Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.
VIDEO: Nine convicted of 'pyramid scheme'Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:11:12 GMT
Nine women have been convicted of operating a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of investors lost money.
VIDEO: Why are there so many blackberries?Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:37:32 GMT
It has been a bumper year for edible plants and berries according to The Woodland Trust, who say this autumn could see the best fruit crop since records began.
VIDEO: Farewell to the paper car tax discThu, 18 Sep 2014 07:30:44 GMT
From October 2014 the paper car tax disc will be phased out as details are moved onto an electronic register.
VIDEO: War ammo found in residential garageWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:05:42 GMT
Munitions and other artefacts from World War One and World War Two have been found during a raid on a residential garage in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
AUDIO: 'I found migrant under my campervan'Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:29:13 GMT
A driver describes the moment he found a migrant "clinging on with his fingernails" to the bottom of his campervan.
VIDEO: Alice Gross search: Hunt for manWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:17:16 GMT
Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross want to speak to a Latvian man seen on the same canal towpath used by the schoolgirl.
VIDEO: Should 'vaping bars' be banned?Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:36:25 GMT
As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping".
VIDEO: Police appeal after art theft attemptThu, 18 Sep 2014 09:02:56 GMT
Birmingham Police have asked for help to identify a man caught on CCTV attempting to take a piece of art from a city centre gallery.
The sugar company that is fighting backThu, 18 Sep 2014 13:15:32 GMT
Is sugar being unfairly maligned?
Glimpse at the High Street 2020Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:42:15 GMT
How will we shop in 2020?
Is sport sexist? Fighting 'inertia'Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:26:40 GMT
Six events where men and women are still set apart
Hiroshima artworks to go on showThu, 18 Sep 2014 00:24:20 GMT
Paintings by bomb survivors on show in Manchester
VIDEO: Art to remember lost loved onesWed, 17 Sep 2014 23:38:19 GMT
The artists helping mourners remember lost loved ones
'I loved/loathed my 1960s high-rise block'Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:52:16 GMT
'Why I loved/loathed my 1960s tower block'
Pleas for British hostage - the papersThu, 18 Sep 2014 05:23:04 GMT
Papers report friends' pleas for British hostage