BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Off-duty PC murder suspect arrestedSat, 20 Dec 2014 02:05:15 GMT
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.
£1.2bn spent on 'Panic Saturday'Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:09:47 GMT
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
Hart still UK's most desirable placeSat, 20 Dec 2014 12:07:31 GMT
The most desirable place to live in the UK is named as Hart in Hampshire where residents are found to be the healthiest and live the longest.
Cook 'gutted' to miss World CupSat, 20 Dec 2014 09:48:35 GMT
Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.
Migration system 'in intensive care'Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:18:26 GMT
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
Booking.com fraud network revealedSat, 20 Dec 2014 00:39:11 GMT
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
Tory MEP Philip Bradbourn diesSat, 20 Dec 2014 10:32:44 GMT
Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.
Man remanded over stabbing deathSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:12:30 GMT
A man is remanded in custody over the murder of a woman stabbed to death in a north-west London street.
Ron Hill completes 50-year run featSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:51:42 GMT
Former Olympian Ron Hill completes his ambitious goal of running at least a mile a day for 50 years.
Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:55 GMT
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
Amnesty nets more than 100 gunsSat, 20 Dec 2014 10:27:34 GMT
More than 100 guns and about 3,500 rounds of ammunition are handed in during a weapons amnesty in Lancashire.
Plan to help over-50s get jobsSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:44:07 GMT
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
Jigsaws used to create 4ft elephantSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:38:04 GMT
An artist creates a 4ft (1.2m) elephant using old jigsaw puzzles, as part of a scheme to donate new ones to five hospitals in England and Scotland.
Strictly set for final showdownSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:13:04 GMT
The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.
Appeal one year on from 'axe murder'Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:30:26 GMT
Detectives investigating the murder of a man who they believe was attacked with an axe renew their appeal on the first anniversary of his death.
Man critical after being hit by carSat, 20 Dec 2014 10:04:38 GMT
A 34-year-old man is being treated in hospital following a road traffic accident in Moira, County Down.
Police car crashes escorting ambulanceSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:37:23 GMT
A police officer suffers minor injuries in a crash while escorting an ambulance in Cardiff.
Driver arrested after man is injuredSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:42:22 GMT
Police arrest driver on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the A472 between Pontypool and Hafodyrynys.
Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmedSat, 20 Dec 2014 14:39:39 GMT
Scotland's top prosecutor reaffirms his belief that Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is guilty of killing 270 people in the Lockerbie bombing.
Jobs go as Pelamis sale bid failsSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:16:40 GMT
The remaining staff at a collapsed wave power company are to lose their jobs after no buyer was found for the business.
Teenager named in Chelmsford murderSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:08:31 GMT
A 17-year-old is charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in a Chelmsford park named by police as Ashley Woolley.
Teacher banned after kissing pupilSat, 20 Dec 2014 14:18:06 GMT
A teacher is banned from teaching after sending sexually motivated texts and social media messages to female pupils.
Manchester City 3-0 Crystal PalaceSat, 20 Dec 2014 14:35:03 GMT
David Silva scores twice as Manchester City join Chelsea at the top of the table with victory over Crystal Palace.
Ballance in England World Cup squadSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:47:48 GMT
Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.
Reve De Sivola secures Ascot trebleSat, 20 Dec 2014 14:48:19 GMT
Reve De Sivola edges out Zarkandar to win the Grade One Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot for the third consecutive year.
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubsSat, 20 Dec 2014 00:19:56 GMT
Dublin's pubs are experiencing a new phenomenon - the 12 days of Christmas have turned into the 12 pubs of Christmas... visited all in one night.
Quiz of the year pt 1: Who said that?Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:14:06 GMT
A quizzical look back at the quotes of 2014 - can you remember who said that?
Weekendish: The best of the week's readsFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:14:53 GMT
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
Oxfam criticised over poverty tweetFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:09:27 GMT
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.
Tory aides suspended from poll listFri, 19 Dec 2014 10:54:08 GMT
The Conservatives suspend two of Theresa May's advisers from a list of 2015 general election candidates amid a row over campaigning.
Farage: Ex-candidate 'rough diamond'Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:18:16 GMT
Nigel Farage says an ex-UKIP candidate recorded using a derogatory word about Chinese people had been "loutish" but suggests "a lot of people would use" the term.
VIDEO: Transport CommitteeThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:18:30 GMT
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.
VIDEO: Shoppers get set for 'Panic Saturday'Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:11:28 GMT
£1.2bn is expected to be spent by UK shoppers on the last Saturday before Christmas, with researchers calling it "Panic Saturday".
VIDEO: 'Black Friday' with an ambulance crewSat, 20 Dec 2014 08:29:59 GMT
BBC reporter Emma Firth spends the night on shift with the North West Ambulance Service.
VIDEO: Shopping online from a country cottageFri, 19 Dec 2014 14:07:56 GMT
For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.
VIDEO: ID checks for everyone leaving UKSat, 20 Dec 2014 08:38:49 GMT
A group of MPs has questioned whether the government can meet its April deadline for introducing identity checks on every person leaving the UK.
VIDEO: A tour through Crossrail's tunnelsSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:40:39 GMT
With just four years until Crossrail is due to open, Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott was given access to the new tunnels beneath London to see how work was getting on.
VIDEO: 'Santas' join torch-lit hunt in woodsSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:03:36 GMT
Mike Bushell joins a group of social runners in the woods.
VIDEO: Dalglish describes scenes of mayhemFri, 19 Dec 2014 19:12:09 GMT
The former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has given evidence at the inquests into the Hillsborough disaster.
VIDEO: Officers 'may have been targeted'Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:27:21 GMT
An off-duty police constable who died after he and two colleagues were assaulted in Liverpool city centre 'may have been targeted because of his job'.
'Depression and Christmas just don't go'Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:49:58 GMT
How one woman deals with her mental health at Christmas
Crossrail: Tunnelling beneath LondonSat, 20 Dec 2014 01:45:43 GMT
A sneak peek at how Crossrail is taking shape below London
What are the chances of snow at Christmas?Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:41:50 GMT
Snow is more likely in the UK at Easter than Christmas
'Hard' Christmas for Henning familySat, 20 Dec 2014 02:20:51 GMT
Alan Henning's family prepare for 'hard' Christmas
The Christmas turkey naysayersSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:56:08 GMT
How one bird came to dominate Christmas
A very Viking ChristmasSat, 20 Dec 2014 00:39:13 GMT
Academics reveal unexpected Nordic influences to festive season
How to spot a fake at ChristmasSat, 20 Dec 2014 02:47:19 GMT
On the seasonal lookout for counterfeit goods
NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly A&E trackerFri, 12 Dec 2014 12:19:21 GMT
How is your local A&E coping with winter pressures?
Sony hack row and 'panic Saturday'Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:04:48 GMT
Sony hack row and 'panic Saturday'