BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. English councils propose 'Tesco tax'Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:39:59 GMT
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".
Rape case stopped as judge 'asleep'Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:46:18 GMT
A judge is being investigated after being accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial at Manchester Crown Court.
Train delays after lightning strikesFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:26:27 GMT
Lightning strikes cause "major disruption" to rail services in England and south Wales.
Briton among Air Algerie crash deadFri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:10 GMT
A British man was among the 116 passengers who died when the Air Algerie AH5017 jet crashed in Mali, the UK Foreign Office says.
Dying man 'shocked to life' 31 timesFri, 25 Jul 2014 14:05:00 GMT
The family of a dying man shocked back to life 31 times after hospital staff failed to remove his defibrillator implant, says his wish for a dignified death was "cruelly taken away".
Butler 'crushed to death by lift'Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:09:26 GMT
Police investigate the death of a butler who was fatally injured while working at a Tudor mansion in Lincolnshire.
Judge raises Coulson prison concernsFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:45:46 GMT
A judge is to write to Belmarsh Prison's governor over concerns that Andy Coulson remains at the high-security jail three weeks after the ex-editor was jailed for hacking.
Miliband: I can't beat PM on imageFri, 25 Jul 2014 15:11:16 GMT
Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.
Ex-DJ Dave Lee Travis facing retrialFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:47:14 GMT
Ex-Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis faces a retrial in September over sexual abuse allegations and a new count of indecent assault.
Jayden killer is jailed for lifeFri, 25 Jul 2014 16:29:39 GMT
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson is jailed for a minimum of 20 years for her murder.
US firm withdraws Mothercare offerFri, 25 Jul 2014 19:04:29 GMT
US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer.
Grouse off the shelves at M&SFri, 25 Jul 2014 16:39:25 GMT
Marks and Spencer says it will not be selling red grouse this year after concerns about the way in which the game birds are killed.
Secret Cinema cancels weekend showsFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:44 GMT
Thousands of ticket-holders are left disappointed as "immersive" outdoor screenings of Back To The Future are cancelled by organiser Secret Cinema.
Cameron accused of Tyne Tees mix-upFri, 25 Jul 2014 15:56:31 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron appears to think he is speaking to people on Tyneside during an interview with BBC Tees.
Eleanor Bron joins The Archers castFri, 25 Jul 2014 18:49:36 GMT
Actress Eleanor Bron becomes the latest cast member of Radio 4's rural drama series The Archers, playing a character who first appeared in it 60 years ago.
Dana brother cleared of sex abuseFri, 25 Jul 2014 14:30:05 GMT
John Brown, the brother of Eurovision winner Dana, is cleared of five counts of historic sex abuse.
Clinic head 'upset by protesters'Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:53:24 GMT
A Marie Stopes clinic director was left "extremely shaken and upset" by alleged harassment outside her workplace, a court is told.
Drugs tests adds to Wales Games' woeFri, 25 Jul 2014 20:29:52 GMT
Wales' stuttering Commonwealth Games campaign took yet another blow on Friday after athletics co-captain Rhys Williams failed a drugs test.
Four peregrine falcons found deadFri, 25 Jul 2014 16:34:35 GMT
Four peregrine falcons are found dead in their remote nest with police suspecting foul play.
Huge Commonwealth flotilla for GamesFri, 25 Jul 2014 23:15:06 GMT
The largest flotilla ever seen on the River Clyde will sail from Greenock to Glasgow later as part of the city's Commonwealth Games celebrations.
Legend's first race car up for saleFri, 25 Jul 2014 23:16:03 GMT
Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart's first ever race car is being put up for auction, with an estimate of £35,000-£50,000.
Coach firm collapse affects hundredsFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:45:20 GMT
A travel company goes into administration with the loss of 89 jobs and a knock-on effect on hundreds of customer bookings.
Woman jailed for 1997 fire deathsFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:17:50 GMT
A woman is jailed for 13 years for her part in killing two children in a revenge arson attack in 1997.
Striker Drogba re-signs for ChelseaFri, 25 Jul 2014 16:27:16 GMT
Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.
Arsenal set to sign £16m ChambersFri, 25 Jul 2014 23:20:45 GMT
Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m.
Scotland pool party but where's the star guest?Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:34:38 GMT
Scotland win three swimming golds at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but what happened to poster boy Michael Jamieson?
The ship that totally failed to change the worldFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:26:13 GMT
Fifty years ago the world's first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship sailed on a publicity tour to persuade the world to embrace the atomic age.
Weekendish: Sex and sports hybridsFri, 25 Jul 2014 15:33:56 GMT
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.
Quiz of the week's newsFri, 25 Jul 2014 00:42:01 GMT
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
UK economy back at pre-crisis levelFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:48 GMT
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
Appoint abuse inquiry head, May urgedFri, 25 Jul 2014 13:49:06 GMT
The government must find someone to lead its probe into historical child abuse allegations immediately, a children's charity says.
'Alarming' increase in sham weddingsFri, 25 Jul 2014 00:28:07 GMT
Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
VIDEO: Cancer patient robbed of jewelleryFri, 25 Jul 2014 16:15:02 GMT
A 71-year-old cancer patient from Leicester has jewellery worth about £50,000 stolen from her home.
VIDEO: Malevich's revolutionary art in LondonFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:01:48 GMT
A new exhibition exploring the revolutionary work of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich on display at London?s Tate Modern.
VIDEO: Mother admits to killing her sonFri, 25 Jul 2014 18:08:57 GMT
The mother of Mikaeel Kular admits killing her son and then starting a search after claiming he had gone missing.
VIDEO: 'Flying' car destroys upstairs wallFri, 25 Jul 2014 09:15:59 GMT
A car has smashed into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire, after careering off the road.
VIDEO: NHS to offer one-shot cancer therapyFri, 25 Jul 2014 17:47:25 GMT
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
VIDEO: Gillan denies Star Wars wig claimsFri, 25 Jul 2014 10:02:14 GMT
Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.
VIDEO: Putting a new spin on bowls, aged sixFri, 25 Jul 2014 12:07:08 GMT
Think of lawn bowls, and you will probably imagine elderly men and women in white, competing in sombre silence.
VIDEO: Black Cultural Archives 'magnificent'Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:09:07 GMT
The Black Cultural Archives has opened its new permanent home in the heart of Brixton after a £7m redevelopment.
The tragic coffin prankSat, 26 Jul 2014 00:30:04 GMT
The coffin prank that frightened a girl to death
Buyers' peril from rising house pricesFri, 25 Jul 2014 21:19:16 GMT
'Rising house prices left me high and dry - twice!'
The artist who fooled Uri GellerFri, 25 Jul 2014 23:21:15 GMT
He's fooled Uri Geller, but who is the artist Impro?
Authors and actors revive cricket rivalrySat, 26 Jul 2014 00:32:45 GMT
Are authors or actors better at cricket?
Ed Miliband: No more photo ops?Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:28:49 GMT
Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?
The most important battle you've probably never heard ofFri, 25 Jul 2014 23:21:57 GMT
The most important battle you have probably never heard of
Giants on the streets of LiverpoolFri, 25 Jul 2014 15:30:06 GMT
Thousands watch Liverpool giants commemorate outbreak of war
Preventing injury and illness in athletesSat, 26 Jul 2014 01:59:05 GMT
Preventing injury and illness in athletes
Referendum round-upFri, 25 Jul 2014 12:55:41 GMT
The weekly digest of all things Scottish independence
Fewer 'nimbys' and 'poor doors' - papersSat, 26 Jul 2014 04:42:37 GMT
Some of Saturday's front pages focus on the planning system