BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. MPs: Ban fracking on carbon groundsMon, 26 Jan 2015 00:09:26 GMT
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.
Clare's Law abuse disclosures madeMon, 26 Jan 2015 05:27:22 GMT
A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show.
First female bishop to be consecratedMon, 26 Jan 2015 01:41:07 GMT
The Church of England will consecrate its first female bishop, Reverend Libby Lane, in a ceremony at York Minster later.
Heartburn 'could be sign of cancer'Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:06:52 GMT
A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.
Hoax call made to David CameronSun, 25 Jan 2015 22:11:02 GMT
Downing Street is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron, Number 10 says.
Australia knights Prince PhilipMon, 26 Jan 2015 01:15:08 GMT
Australia awards a knighthood to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, a year after the honour was re-introduced by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
BHS takeover approaches consideredSun, 25 Jan 2015 21:34:21 GMT
Sir Philip Green is considering selling the department store chain BHS after receiving "several approaches".
Cosmetic surgery 'popularity falls'Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:06:08 GMT
The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK has plummeted in 2014, figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show.
Siblings in care 'forced apart'Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:10:46 GMT
Over a third of children in care who have siblings are having to live apart from any of them, suggests research by a children's charity.
Pothole damage claims pass £3m - RACMon, 26 Jan 2015 03:33:54 GMT
Drivers claimed more than £3m compensation for pothole damage in Britain last year, a survey by the RAC Foundation suggests.
'Profiteering' boss took carers' cashMon, 26 Jan 2015 00:05:53 GMT
A "profiteering" care agency took hundreds of pounds from low-paid carers who were desperate for work, a BBC London investigation finds.
Online voting 'appetite growing'Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:08:15 GMT
People should be able to choose to vote online in the 2020 general election, a commission set up by Commons Speaker John Bercow concludes.
Tories 'close to TV debates deal'Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:01:19 GMT
The Conservatives are close to agreeing to new plans for pre-election television debates, the party's chairman Grant Shapps says.
Cruise ship hit by engine room fireSun, 25 Jan 2015 15:28:13 GMT
A cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board was left temporarily without power off the coast of Morocco after a fire in the engine room.
'100mph drink-drive' man is chargedSun, 25 Jan 2015 20:50:50 GMT
A motorist is charged with drink-driving after his car was seen travelling at about 100mph through a stretch of motorway roadworks.
Ex-drug smuggler Marks has cancerSun, 25 Jan 2015 17:27:42 GMT
Notorious former drug smuggler and author Howard Marks has inoperable bowel cancer.
'Jilted John' finds honeymoon partnerSun, 25 Jan 2015 23:08:59 GMT
After being jilted three times, a man who tried to auction his ex-fiancée's honeymoon place finally finds a holiday partner.
Mark Ronson completes chart doubleSun, 25 Jan 2015 19:01:21 GMT
Mark Ronson takes the top spots in both the UK single and album charts - the first person to do so since Miley Cyrus in October 2013.
Arrest over 'guns and bomb parts'Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:41:51 GMT
Guns, ammunition and suspected pipe bomb parts had been found during an overnight search of a house in west Belfast, police say.
Teens 'use machete' in hijacking bidSun, 25 Jan 2015 14:51:10 GMT
Police arrest a boy aged 16 and an 18-year-old man after an attempt was made to force a taxi driver from his vehicle using a machete.
M4 crashes investigated by policeSun, 25 Jan 2015 10:00:21 GMT
Police are continuing to investigate two crashes on the M4 involving a small coach and six vehicles which caused 28 people to be taken to hospital.
NHS Wales 'not worse than England'Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:01:31 GMT
Almost half of the people in Wales believe that the Welsh NHS performs just as well as the health service in England while another 15% think it performs better, a new poll for BBC Wales suggests.
'No veto' on Scots benefit changesSun, 25 Jan 2015 13:57:10 GMT
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says the UK government will not be able to stop Scotland from making changes to welfare benefits when they are devolved.
Hearing loss care demand risesMon, 26 Jan 2015 00:19:16 GMT
Nine of Scotland's 14 health boards say they are facing increased demand from people with hearing loss.
Ill girl's cell stay 'heartbreaking'Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:14:02 GMT
The mother of a mentally ill teenager held in a cell for two days due to a lack of beds says she suffered "heartbreaking" care failings.
Tributes paid to machete victimSun, 25 Jan 2015 16:49:00 GMT
A teenager who died in a machete attack in Gloucester is described as "brave" and "kind" by his family.
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-3 ArsenalSun, 25 Jan 2015 18:34:07 GMT
Defending champions Arsenal reach the FA Cup fifth round but are forced to hang on for victory against Brighton.
Serena battles into quarter-finalsMon, 26 Jan 2015 04:57:06 GMT
Serena Williams avoids another Grand Slam defeat by Garbine Muguruza as she fights back to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Is this the most open FA Cup ever?Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:05:25 GMT
Who's still standing and who can go all the way to Wembley in the most open FA Cup in years.
Why tyrants are afraid of art and beautyFri, 23 Jan 2015 17:02:37 GMT
Beauty - and art - are as necessary for our survival as food and water, argues AL Kennedy.
The islanders who don't want a bridge to the mainlandSun, 25 Jan 2015 00:58:49 GMT
A group of islands once visited by Charles Darwin could soon find itself at one end of Latin America's longest bridge - but not everyone there is happy about it.
The lost sonsFri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:49 GMT
The story two murdered teenage boys, an Israeli and a Palestinian, whose mistake was to stand by the side of a dark road.
Farage hits back at defecting MEPSun, 25 Jan 2015 15:25:43 GMT
An MEP who has defected to the Conservatives had "reached the end of the road" with UKIP, party leader Nigel Farage says.
Murphy: Scrapping Trident 'wrong'Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:07:26 GMT
Jim Murphy says it would be "wrong" to advocate scrapping Trident as Nicola Sturgeon calls on Labour to rethink its support for nuclear weapons.
Tory slams Saudi flags 'nonsense'Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:50:34 GMT
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has condemned the lowering of flags on public buildings as a mark of respect for the Saudi king.
VIDEO: Treasury CommitteeTue, 20 Jan 2015 19:24:10 GMT
MPs question Chancellor George Osborne on more powers for Scotland.
VIDEO: Ancient underwater forest found off UKMon, 26 Jan 2015 00:28:41 GMT
BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.
VIDEO: Mentally ill girl put in police cellSun, 25 Jan 2015 23:13:26 GMT
The mother of a teenage girl who was held in a police cell for 48 hours because there was no hospital bed available has called for more to be done to help young people with mental health problems.
VIDEO: Sturgeon: SNP should vote on some English lawsSun, 25 Jan 2015 12:00:39 GMT
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says it is 'perfectly legitimate' for SNP MPs to vote on issues such as health service because of their direct impact on Scotland's budget.
VIDEO: Birmingham rally after Fox commentSun, 25 Jan 2015 19:48:50 GMT
A multi-faith rally partly prompted by a US TV pundit who claimed Birmingham was a "no-go zone" for non-Muslims has been held in the city.
VIDEO: Colin Firth on being an 'unlikely killer'Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:42:28 GMT
Actor Colin Firth has said the director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Matthew Vaughn, cast him in the film because he was so unlikely to be seen as a cold killer
VIDEO: The bar that 'has it all', except booze...Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:10:28 GMT
An alcohol-free bar has opened in Gloucester that is designed exclusively young people.
VIDEO: Prayers for machete attack victimSun, 25 Jan 2015 19:50:58 GMT
Prayers have been said for a teenager who died in a machete attack in Gloucester, as his family released a statement describing him as "a truly wonderful son, grandson, boyfriend and friend".
VIDEO: Green Party leader: 'I will do TV debates'Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:59:18 GMT
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says she will take part in any pre-election TV debates, after suggestions that the party's only MP, Caroline Lucas, has said she will also take part.
Five ways an American changed how Sherlock Holmes looks and talksMon, 26 Jan 2015 01:30:43 GMT
The American who changed the look of Sherlock Holmes
The cost of being unhealthyMon, 26 Jan 2015 03:26:42 GMT
Counting the cost of being unhealthy
Election that is impossible to callMon, 26 Jan 2015 04:18:03 GMT
The 2015 general election will be unlike any other
The petrol head and his hit car websiteMon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:22 GMT
The young car fan whose website is a growing hit with petrolheads
The camera that captured readers' livesMon, 26 Jan 2015 01:36:10 GMT
The 100-year-old camera that has captured readers' lives
Greek election fallout dominates papersMon, 26 Jan 2015 00:04:52 GMT
Greek election fallout dominates front pages