BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. PM urges 'prompt' Russian sanctionsMon, 28 Jul 2014 20:57:36 GMT
David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
Pause NHS privatisation - LabourTue, 29 Jul 2014 00:13:45 GMT
NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, as he calls for it to be halted until after the general election.
Gold medal record for ScotlandMon, 28 Jul 2014 22:28:45 GMT
Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.
Clarify 'revenge porn' laws say peersMon, 28 Jul 2014 23:02:34 GMT
More clarification is needed about the circumstances in which cases of "revenge porn" can be prosecuted, peers say.
Man admits Help for Heroes fraudMon, 28 Jul 2014 20:36:30 GMT
A man admits stealing £300,000 intended for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.
Tory MP David Ruffley to stand downMon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:03 GMT
Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault, is to retire from Parliament at the next election.
Chicken factories given all-clearMon, 28 Jul 2014 19:20:10 GMT
Poultry processing plants in Llangefni and Scunthorpe alleged to have committed hygiene breaches are rated "good" and "generally satisfactory".
Moeen Ali supported over wristbandsMon, 28 Jul 2014 19:17:17 GMT
England claim Moeen Ali has done "nothing wrong" after wearing pro-Gaza wristbands during the third Test against India.
Ministers plan student loan overhaulMon, 28 Jul 2014 21:06:56 GMT
Ministers have been working on a policy that could bring major changes to England's student loan system, and possibly higher university fees, Newsnight learns.
Rain, hail and lightning cause chaosMon, 28 Jul 2014 14:47:29 GMT
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill.
Lloyds fined £218m over LiborMon, 28 Jul 2014 22:22:32 GMT
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
Murder police seek Facebook womanMon, 28 Jul 2014 20:30:17 GMT
Police investigating the murder of a man found dead in an Essex park with 102 knife wounds want to talk to a woman mentioned on his Facebook page.
'Cut council tax for volunteers'Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:27:57 GMT
Community volunteers in England and Wales should get a 10% discount on their council tax bills, local authorities say.
Fall in people buying books as giftsMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:29:48 GMT
A UK survey of book buying habits finds the fall in people buying books as gifts is a 'concerning trend' for the industry.
Man drowns in lake flag incidentMon, 28 Jul 2014 21:58:06 GMT
A man loses his life during a flag incident at a lake in County Armagh.
Review after NI ambulance shortageMon, 28 Jul 2014 11:56:41 GMT
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) is reviewing its operations after staff shortages led to delays in its 999 response times over the weekend.
Gaza march violence footage pleaMon, 28 Jul 2014 12:25:33 GMT
Police are seeking video footage of violence which broke out during a protest march in Cardiff opposing Israel's military action in Gaza.
Swimming gold caps fine day for WalesMon, 28 Jul 2014 19:09:49 GMT
Swimmer Jazz Carlin claims Team Wales' third gold on a day when they added four medals to their tally at Glasgow 2014.
Rape reports marked as 'no crime'Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:44:20 GMT
New figures obtained by the BBC show that in the past four years almost 1,000 reported rapes have been dropped and marked "no crime".
Driver guilty over cyclist's deathMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:25:52 GMT
James Sneddon is found guilty of causing Alasdair Dudgeon's death after knocking him off his bike near Kincardine Bridge.
Driver dies at classic car raceMon, 28 Jul 2014 15:15:31 GMT
A driver dies after an accident during a classic car race at Silverstone racetrack in Northamptonshire.
Teacher banned for ice punishmentMon, 28 Jul 2014 13:20:59 GMT
A teacher who punished pupils by making them put ice cubes in their underwear is banned from teaching.
Spurs close in on Southampton pairMon, 28 Jul 2014 17:52:10 GMT
Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.
Bell & Buttler put England on topMon, 28 Jul 2014 17:48:11 GMT
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.
The people who want to be near a tornadoSat, 26 Jul 2014 22:58:37 GMT
In the US, the number of people who chase tornados is growing - why do they put themselves in danger?
Germany's super-shy super-richSun, 27 Jul 2014 23:31:29 GMT
Why do some of Germany's wealthiest families dodge the limelight and avoid conspicuous consumption?
What does it mean to be a modern patriot?Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:47:32 GMT
What does patriotism mean any more, asks the novelist Will Self.
Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:15:09 GMT
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
SNP considers Scottish minimum wageMon, 28 Jul 2014 11:58:08 GMT
An independent Scotland would consider introducing a minimum wage that would rise in line with the cost of living, the SNP says.
'Community banks' to avert debt trapSun, 27 Jul 2014 23:05:34 GMT
The best credit unions should be empowered to offer short-term loans that are cheaper than those offered by payday lenders, according to a report from a think tank.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
VIDEO: Car crashes into crowd at cruise eventMon, 28 Jul 2014 22:03:06 GMT
A 16-year-old girl has been released from hospital following an incident at a "car cruising" event in which a vehicle ploughed into a crowd, injuring 17 people.
VIDEO: 'Prince Harry said no to selfie'Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:04:54 GMT
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players who found the Queen had 'photo-bombed' their selfie have tried to have their photo taken with Prince Harry.
VIDEO: Rain, hail and lightning cause chaosMon, 28 Jul 2014 21:50:38 GMT
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause severe travel problems across large areas of south-east England.
VIDEO: Dolphin filmed in the River SevernMon, 28 Jul 2014 19:46:29 GMT
Marine experts have said a dolphin spotted in the River Severn in Gloucestershire will make its own way back to the sea.
VIDEO: 'Training' issue over smoke scare TubeMon, 28 Jul 2014 19:25:59 GMT
A Tube driver who took four minutes to open the doors of a train filling with smoke lacked training, an accident investigation report has found.
VIDEO: Airshow attracts '500,000 visitors'Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:19 GMT
Around 500,000 visitors are estimated to have descended on Sunderland for its 26th airshow.
VIDEO: Help for Heroes fraudster 'humbled'Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:46:36 GMT
A man who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds form the Help for Heroes charity is facing a lengthy jail sentence after pleading guilty in court
VIDEO: 'I've never been involved in drugs'Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:35:55 GMT
The singer and former X Factor judge, Tulisa Contostavlos has told the BBC she has never been involved in drugs and she has never taken cocaine.
What happens when lightning hits the sea?Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:44:04 GMT
What you should do if you are in the water
Perils of the English countrysideMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:53:14 GMT
Which animals are dangerous and why do they attack?
Meet Judd and Williams - the next generationMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:52:10 GMT
The young British athletes determined to make their mark
When gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentineMon, 28 Jul 2014 08:45:05 GMT
When gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine
The rise of the parking vigilantesMon, 28 Jul 2014 02:05:34 GMT
The rise of the parking vigilantes
Getting stuck on things or in thingsMon, 28 Jul 2014 02:28:26 GMT
Heads stuck in banisters - the official statistics
Poetry show pulls audience of oneMon, 28 Jul 2014 02:12:37 GMT
Poetry and ViewMaster show targets audience of one
'Unlawful bankers' and new diesel charges - the papersMon, 28 Jul 2014 23:57:45 GMT
'Unlawful bankers' and new diesel charges