BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demandFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:39:41 GMT
David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.
Scottish Labour leader to stand downFri, 24 Oct 2014 23:15:47 GMT
Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.
Cost of driving licence to be cutFri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT
The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.
Body of UK-born student identifiedFri, 24 Oct 2014 21:17:55 GMT
Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.
Used car buyers 'need more support'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:03:08 GMT
Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.
Jade coroner calls for dog licencesFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:21:09 GMT
A coroner criticises dangerous dog laws and calls for dog licences to be reintroduced after 14-year-old Jade Anderson was savaged to death.
Asda faces mass action on equal payFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:13:49 GMT
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in its stores.
Female bishop 'expected next year'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:47:29 GMT
The first female Church of England bishop is likely to be appointed in 2015, a senior Church official says.
Briton in Thai cosmetic surgery deathFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:19:16 GMT
A British woman understood to have gone to Thailand for cosmetic surgery has died in an operation, Thai officials say.
Hen party death lorry driver clearedFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:49:31 GMT
A lorry driver is cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of a woman on a hen party in West Yorkshire.
Suicide mother gave girls acid drinkFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:48:12 GMT
A mother poisoned herself and her two young daughters by drinking acid after struggling to get on with her in-laws, an inquest hears.
US golf boss sacked in Poulter rowFri, 24 Oct 2014 23:10:34 GMT
Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.
The Queen sends her first tweetFri, 24 Oct 2014 10:51:47 GMT
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.
Ice maiden sculpture tops SnowdonFri, 24 Oct 2014 09:50:21 GMT
An ice sculpture is placed on the top of Snowdon to celebrate working women.
Man injured in west Belfast shootingFri, 24 Oct 2014 22:24:00 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting incident in west Belfast.
Son charged with parents' murdersFri, 24 Oct 2014 21:45:20 GMT
A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of the bodies of his elderly parents in County Donegal.
'Slavery' police search for more menFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:32:34 GMT
Police who investigated the "modern day slavery" case of a vulnerable man found working unpaid on a farm, say they are looking for other missing men.
Woman crashed after taking ecstasyFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:20:20 GMT
A 21-year-old student was killed driving to meet friends at a pop festival after taking ecstasy, an inquest hears.
Scotland to reduce drink-drive limitFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:47:03 GMT
The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.
Trio offer Rangers cash injectionsFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:21:28 GMT
Mike Ashley and Brian Kennedy join Dave King in offering Rangers a cash injection as director Philip Nash resigns.
PC jailed for partner's stab deathFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:42:32 GMT
A "paranoid and controlling" former policeman is jailed for at least 28 years for killing his partner, who was stabbed 81 times.
Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:31:54 GMT
The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.
Suarez gets help for impulse to biteFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.
Caterham 'allowed' to miss two GPsFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:11:26 GMT
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.
Munster 14-3 SaracensFri, 24 Oct 2014 20:55:13 GMT
David Kilcoyne scores the only try as Munster defeat last year's beaten finalists to top European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1.
Should love be symbolised by a lock?Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:46:29 GMT
The "love locks" on a Parisian bridge are meant to symbolise lovers' undying devotion to each other, but is a padlock an appropriate symbol for love?
The day UFOs stopped playFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:00 GMT
In 1954, a football game in Florence was interrupted by UFOs flying over the stadium. The spectacle was witnessed by more than 10,000 people ? but what was it?
Do people know where their chicken comes from?Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:03:57 GMT
Campaigners say chicken meat needs better labelling. How much do people know about the life of a chicken before it reaches their plate?
GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarterFri, 24 Oct 2014 11:22:26 GMT
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
Plaid 'could hold balance of power'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:03:55 GMT
Plaid Cymru MPs could help decide who takes power after next year's general election, party leader Leanne Wood tells its conference.
Military rents to rise, says ministerFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:02:47 GMT
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces that "major reforms" to funding for military accommodation will increase rents.
VIDEO: House of CommonsThu, 23 Oct 2014 16:34:32 GMT
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt responds to an urgent question on the five-year plan for the NHS.
VIDEO: Motor racing on Coventry's ring roadFri, 24 Oct 2014 19:02:38 GMT
Motor sports hit Coventry's ring road in May as the council seizes upon a change in the law to boost the local economy.
VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:41:09 GMT
Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".
VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:07:17 GMT
Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.
VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweetFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:05:08 GMT
The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.
VIDEO: Wales 'may be independent in 20 years'Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:32:50 GMT
Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, has predicted Wales will be independent within "a generation".
VIDEO: Call to scrap term-time holiday banFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:24:41 GMT
The ban on term-time holidays from school should be scrapped so head teachers can take a "common-sense approach", council leaders have suggested.
VIDEO: Scotland to reduce drink-drive limitFri, 24 Oct 2014 18:07:38 GMT
The Scottish government has announced plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas.
VIDEO: Crossbow bolt shot dog recoveringFri, 24 Oct 2014 11:04:17 GMT
A Staffordshire bull terrier shot through the skull with a crossbow bolt is making a "miraculous" recovery following surgery.
In pictures: Grayson Perry exhibitionFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:24:10 GMT
Grayson Perry captures the state of the nation
The undercover cop, his lover, and their sonFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:36:08 GMT
The undercover cop, his lover, and their son
Text trail revealed extent of abuseFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:39:30 GMT
Texts and photos revealed 'despicable' care home abuse
Thousands enjoy Diwali celebrationsFri, 24 Oct 2014 09:17:54 GMT
City lights up as thousands gather for Diwali celebrations
Quiz of the week's newsFri, 24 Oct 2014 00:37:27 GMT
Why is Florida angry with Breaking Bad?
Digital detox call for the SabbathFri, 24 Oct 2014 10:20:04 GMT
Could you switch off all your digital devices for 25 hours?
'Edging toward the EU exit?' - the front pagesFri, 24 Oct 2014 23:23:24 GMT
How the papers look at the European budget row