BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Lloyds bank in record £28m fineWed, 11 Dec 2013 13:43:03 GMT
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £28m, a record for a UK retail banking operation, for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff.
Judges allow Scientology weddingWed, 11 Dec 2013 14:01:13 GMT
A woman who wants to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel wins her Supreme Court challenge as judges rule the church is a 'place of meeting for religious worship'.
Heathrow flights resume as fog liftsWed, 11 Dec 2013 16:27:42 GMT
Dense fog clears from London's Heathrow Airport after causing at least 200 flight cancellations but passengers are continuing to face delays.
G8 pledges to beat dementia scourgeWed, 11 Dec 2013 15:08:48 GMT
Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.
Mother and baby murderer jailedWed, 11 Dec 2013 16:13:18 GMT
A man who murdered his former partner and her baby son in a "shocking and senseless" attack is jailed for life.
'Bring back tests at seven and 14'Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:07:19 GMT
National curriculum tests for 14-year-old in England's school should be reintroduced, says the chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw.
Cost of energy hits family budgetsWed, 11 Dec 2013 11:56:40 GMT
The increased cost of energy has helped make housing the most expensive part of the family budget, according to the ONS.
US and UK suspend Syria rebel aidWed, 11 Dec 2013 16:15:42 GMT
The UK and US suspend all "non-lethal assistance" for the opposition in northern Syria after Islamist rebels seize Free Syrian Army bases.
Two Damien Hirst art works stolenWed, 11 Dec 2013 11:43:54 GMT
Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 stolen from London gallery, Scotland Yard says.
Four arrests over '£1m cyber theft'Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:19:04 GMT
Four people are held in London and £80,000 in cash is seized by police investigating a suspected £1m theft from two banks.
Minister rejects review after deathsWed, 11 Dec 2013 16:12:32 GMT
The health minister dismisses calls for a review of all Welsh hospitals to address public concerns about standards of NHS care following the deaths of patients after liver surgery.
Dog attack pregnant woman diesWed, 11 Dec 2013 15:17:36 GMT
A 27-year-old pregnant woman who was injured in an attack by two dogs at a house in Leeds, dies of her injuries in hospital.
Iranian envoy to make first UK visitWed, 11 Dec 2013 12:54:25 GMT
Iran's envoy to the UK is to make his first visit to London this week, Home Secretary William Hague announces.
Fixing charges footballers bailedWed, 11 Dec 2013 15:32:55 GMT
Two non-league players facing charges of match-fixing are bailed to appear at Birmingham Crown Court later this week.
Russian body tests in trawler probeWed, 11 Dec 2013 11:21:41 GMT
Tests are to be carried out on human remains found in Russia to see if they could be crew members from a sunken trawler, Humberside Police say.
Zavvi threatens PlayStation shoppersWed, 11 Dec 2013 12:20:52 GMT
Online retailer warns gamers to whom it accidentally sent copies of the PlayStation Vita that they may face legal action if they have not returned them.
British success at SAG nominationsWed, 11 Dec 2013 15:08:36 GMT
British actresses Emma Thompson and Dame Judi Dench are among the British stars shortlisted for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards.
Shoppers shun ugly veg, says TescoWed, 11 Dec 2013 10:23:15 GMT
Customers should be educated to select not only perfect fruit and vegetables, but to look at buying "ugly, misshapen" cheaper produce, says Tesco.
Crushed man's family 'in shock'Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:10:54 GMT
The brother of a County Londonderry man, who was crushed when thieves tried to steal his lorry, says he is "lucky to be alive".
Update due on youth abuse inquiriesWed, 11 Dec 2013 16:00:55 GMT
The assembly's health committee is hearing evidence from those leading inquiries into the abuse of young people in Northern Ireland.
Welsh economy grows faster than mostWed, 11 Dec 2013 15:49:03 GMT
The Welsh economy is growing faster than most other parts of the UK but remains bottom of the economic table, official figures indicate.
'Flood probe to improve response'Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:34:27 GMT
An investigation into floods in north Wales should help to improve future resilience and find out what happened, says the Natural Resources Minister.
Class sizes on increase in P1-3Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:02:17 GMT
The average class size for Scottish pupils in primary years one to three increases to more than 23, according to official figures.
Funeral for police helicopter victimWed, 11 Dec 2013 13:07:09 GMT
A requiem mass is held for PC Kirsty Nelis, who died in the police helicopter crash at the Clutha bar in Glasgow.
Killer Cregan 'given police help'Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:17:31 GMT
Double police-killer Dale Cregan was assisted to stay on the run by a police call handler and his mother, a court hears.
'No Oprah interview' for NigellaWed, 11 Dec 2013 16:23:05 GMT
Claims that Nigella Lawson will go on Oprah Winfrey's TV show after a fraud trial are rejected in court.
Prior demands England fight, not sulkWed, 11 Dec 2013 07:44:34 GMT
Wicketkeeper says tourists can turn around Ashes series.
Liverpool suffer Gerrard injury blowWed, 11 Dec 2013 12:59:16 GMT
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be out for at least a month with the hamstring injury picked up against West Ham.
Injured trio back for Ashes seriesWed, 11 Dec 2013 12:16:22 GMT
Katherine Brunt, Heather Knight and Anya Shrubsole return from injury to bolster the England women Ashes squad.
Child 'training' book triggers backlashWed, 11 Dec 2013 01:55:17 GMT
A US pastor's book that advocates whipping children with branches and belts has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. But alleged links between the pastor's teachings and the deaths of three children have provoked a growing backlash.
Marcus Brigstocke's New Year resolutionsWed, 11 Dec 2013 10:11:16 GMT
Actor and comedian Marcus Brigstocke asks why we need to wait until January to "get up off our lazy bums" and change our ways.
10 dangerous things in Victorian/Edwardian homesWed, 11 Dec 2013 07:30:15 GMT
The late Victorians and the Edwardians lived through a bold age of innovation which altered life at home in profound ways - sometimes not for the best.
PM warns MPs' pay body on 11% hikeWed, 11 Dec 2013 13:51:34 GMT
David Cameron has warned the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) not to press ahead with its proposals to increase MPs' pay by 11%.
Cameron defends Mandela 'selfie'Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:18:30 GMT
David Cameron defends himself against criticism for posing for a "selfie" photograph at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
'No case' to water down CO2 targetsWed, 11 Dec 2013 02:28:02 GMT
Chancellor is told that low-carbon economy will save people money in the long run
VIDEO: House of CommonsMon, 09 Dec 2013 14:29:25 GMT
MPs are considering Lords' amendments to the Financial Services Bill.
VIDEO: Big wave surfer welcomed homeTue, 10 Dec 2013 21:01:19 GMT
Friends and fans of big wave surfer Andrew Cotton welcomed him back to Devon with a screening of his epic wave riding in Portugal.
VIDEO: Speaker tells noisy MP to take up yogaWed, 11 Dec 2013 12:45:52 GMT
Speaker John Bercow had an unusual suggestion to calm one errant MP making noise during Prime Minister's questions.
VIDEO: Scotland's killer avalanches explainedWed, 11 Dec 2013 15:06:29 GMT
A documentary explains why avalanches caused so many deaths and accidents in the Scottish mountains last winter.
VIDEO: First sighting of hidden bridgesWed, 11 Dec 2013 11:46:33 GMT
Bridges hidden when Rochdale's River Roch was covered over have been seen for the first time in a century, ahead of a project to uncover them.
VIDEO: Soldier's new life with bionic armWed, 11 Dec 2013 06:03:02 GMT
A soldier injured in battle says he is determined to make a success of his new life with a bionic arm.
VIDEO: How is fog formed?Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:21:25 GMT
You may have noticed some foggy mornings recently but what exactly is fog and how is it formed? Phil Avery explains.
VIDEO: Gym session ends in hospital stayWed, 11 Dec 2013 08:30:07 GMT
A Brighton woman has said she feels lucky to be alive after ending up in hospital as a result of an hour at the gym.
VIDEO: Downton stars keep audience guessingWed, 11 Dec 2013 12:17:16 GMT
The cast of Downton Abbey headed to New York to talk about the Christmas special.
10 ways people spent their money last yearWed, 11 Dec 2013 15:02:39 GMT
Which part of the UK blows the most on gambling?
Power nap: In bed with Phil TaylorWed, 11 Dec 2013 10:40:59 GMT
In bed with darts' Phil Taylor
MPs duck out of The Duck HouseWed, 11 Dec 2013 10:59:23 GMT
MPs give wide berth to West End expenses satire
12 things the National Fund for Acquisitions helped Scotland collectWed, 11 Dec 2013 00:42:50 GMT
What National Acquisitions Fund helped Scotland collect
A tale of three murderersWed, 11 Dec 2013 03:18:34 GMT
Three murderers, three different sentences. Why?
VIDEO: Eerie world of a mannequin factoryWed, 11 Dec 2013 00:34:52 GMT
Inside the weird world of a mannequin factory
Obama 'selfie' and Sir Wiggo in newsWed, 11 Dec 2013 05:51:50 GMT
UK papers react to Mandela service mobile snap