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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Woolwich attack 'hard to prevent'Fri, 24 May 2013 05:04:40 GMT
Preventing the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich would have been "incredibly hard", MI6's former head of counter-terrorism says.
Euro bank chief sees UK improvementsThu, 23 May 2013 22:04:57 GMT
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, visiting London's City district, says he sees "signs of tangible improvements" in the UK economy.
Sex education 'must counter porn'Fri, 24 May 2013 00:53:00 GMT
In an age when "extremely violent and sadistic imagery is two clicks away", school sex education is struggling to keep pace, suggests a study.
Kirk approves Scottish coronationsFri, 24 May 2013 04:08:02 GMT
The Church of Scotland's General Assembly approves a call to crown monarchs in both England and Scotland, should Scotland becomes independent.
Richard III buried in 'untidy grave'Fri, 24 May 2013 04:33:43 GMT
The remains of King Richard III, discovered under a city car park, were buried in a "hastily dug, untidy grave", researchers reveal.
Boat pair killed by generator fumesFri, 24 May 2013 02:00:35 GMT
A mother and daughter who died after falling ill on a boat in the Lake District were killed by generator fumes, an investigation finds.
New curriculum workload 'too high'Thu, 23 May 2013 23:37:52 GMT
More than 80% of nursery and primary school teachers in Scotland have warned of high workloads as a result of the new curriculum, a union claims.
Talent show mum in benefit fraudThu, 23 May 2013 20:01:45 GMT
A mother of eight is found guilty of fraudulently receiving more than £350,000 in benefits and tax credits.
April accused's paedophile denialThu, 23 May 2013 20:05:42 GMT
A man accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones in a sexually motivated attack tells a court he is not a paedophile.
Arrests in nursery sex assault probeThu, 23 May 2013 17:21:34 GMT
Five men are arrested after a child tells of being sexually assaulted at a children's nursery in Worcestershire.
Cheesemaker warned over hill rollingThu, 23 May 2013 16:25:47 GMT
An 86-year-old cheese maker is told by police she may be liable for legal action if she supplies a cheese rolling event near Gloucester.
Scheme celebrates famous figuresThu, 23 May 2013 23:54:34 GMT
Three famous Norfolk figures are immortalised in steel to mark the completion of a £311,000 cycle scheme.
Unesco steps into Causeway rowThu, 23 May 2013 23:00:05 GMT
A Unesco report calls for a halt to a proposed £100m golf resort close to the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Armagh schools in shared campus bidFri, 24 May 2013 05:13:04 GMT
A group of state and catholic schools in Armagh hope to be one of 10 shared education campuses as proposed by the first and deputy first ministers.
Extra targets for ambulance serviceThu, 23 May 2013 16:33:14 GMT
New ways of measuring the Welsh Ambulance Service's performance will be published as ministers seek to improve the struggling service.
Home owner faces compulsory purchaseThu, 23 May 2013 16:50:49 GMT
A woman could be forced out of her home to make way for two superstores after councillors back the use of a compulsory purchase order.
Gamers given dementia help challengeThu, 23 May 2013 23:39:18 GMT
A marathon meeting of video game enthusiasts is being staged in Glasgow in a bid to help people with dementia.
Schools fitted with defibrillatorsThu, 23 May 2013 23:38:34 GMT
North Lanarkshire Council is set to be the first local authority in Scotland to install life-saving defibrillators in its high schools.
Apology for sex grooming failingsTue, 20 Nov 2012 22:44:44 GMT
Senior officials at Rochdale Council apologise for failings that allowed young girls to be groomed by a sex ring.
Cleared diplomat criticises FCOThu, 23 May 2013 22:08:06 GMT
The former UK High Commissioner to Belize, who was removed from his post amid claims of sexual misconduct and bullying, tells of his "humiliating" fight to clear his name.
Board to examine Froch 'kill' threatThu, 23 May 2013 12:54:08 GMT
Carl Froch is sorry for threatening to kill Mikkel Kessler in Saturday's fight but faces an investigation by boxing's governing body.
Big names falter at PGA ChampionshipThu, 23 May 2013 20:49:06 GMT
Luke Donald makes an awful start to his defence of the PGA Championship title, while Rory McIlroy also struggles.
Ferdinand signs new Man Utd contractThu, 23 May 2013 13:10:02 GMT
10 of popular culture's best Machiavellian charactersThu, 23 May 2013 08:50:04 GMT
It's 500 years since Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince and since then, there have been an extraordinary range of characters that we have come to call "Machiavellian".
Are people drinking too much coffee?Thu, 23 May 2013 00:58:11 GMT
US officials are investigating the safety of caffeine in snacks and energy drinks. Is society too dependent on the world's favourite drug?
Why the war between drivers and cyclists?Wed, 22 May 2013 10:59:58 GMT
A motorist's tweet boasting about hitting a cyclist created uproar when it went viral. What does it reveal about the battle on the UK's roads?
Lee Rigby named as Woolwich victimThu, 23 May 2013 22:07:35 GMT
The soldier killed on a London street is named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, as two more people are held.
UK first quarter growth unchangedThu, 23 May 2013 10:46:10 GMT
The UK's economy grew at 0.3% in the first three months of the year, official figures confirm, but concerns remain over the strength of the recovery.
Net immigration 'down by a third'Thu, 23 May 2013 15:41:16 GMT
The number of people coming to the UK has fallen by over 80,000 in the last year as figures show net migration is down by a third.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 21 May 2013 19:06:34 GMT
MPs approve same-sex marriage plans at third reading despite significant opposition.
VIDEO: Who was Woolwich soldier Lee Rigby?Thu, 23 May 2013 21:41:28 GMT
The soldier killed in an attack on a London street has been named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
VIDEO: 'I regret stupid cyclist tweet'Thu, 23 May 2013 17:14:04 GMT
The driver whose tweet about an accident with a cyclist has landed her in trouble has admitted that her Twitter post had been stupid.
VIDEO: GPs 'will not shore up unsafe NHS'Thu, 23 May 2013 20:47:50 GMT
Family doctors are not prepared to shore up an emergency healthcare system left unsafe by "political meddling", a GP has warned.
VIDEO: April accused's 'fright and fear'Thu, 23 May 2013 19:20:35 GMT
A man accused of murdering April Jones has told a court he felt sick with "fright and fear" after he said he accidentally knocked her over in his car.
VIDEO: Tate Liverpool celebrates 25 yearsThu, 23 May 2013 22:08:48 GMT
It is 25 years since the opening of Tate Liverpool - the first Tate gallery established outside London.
VIDEO: Charles and Camilla visit Hay FestivalThu, 23 May 2013 19:19:35 GMT
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have attended the opening day of the Hay Literary Festival in Powys.
VIDEO: NI 'shared future' plans detailedThu, 23 May 2013 20:57:00 GMT
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers have announced plans for building a shared future
VIDEO: Edward VIII was bugged, files showThu, 23 May 2013 11:00:31 GMT
The National Archives in Britain have released secret files showing that the telephone line of King Edward VIII was bugged in the days leading up to his abdication in 1936.
Royals brave rain at Hay FestivalThu, 23 May 2013 21:18:02 GMT
Brolly good show as Charles and Camilla visit the Hay Festival
VIDEO: The book clubs that find bestsellersFri, 24 May 2013 01:24:23 GMT
The book group that can crush an author's hopes or find a bestseller
No Blue Flag but Southend 'flying'Thu, 23 May 2013 11:03:41 GMT
What next for beaches that lost their Blue Flag status?
Fans' support 'that wouldn't die'Thu, 23 May 2013 11:29:16 GMT
Life at the Football League's least-attended club
Woolwich mourns murdered soldierThu, 23 May 2013 15:03:56 GMT
Disbelief and mourning engulfs district after killing
Mogadishu culture shock for diaspora SomalisThu, 23 May 2013 17:24:14 GMT
Mogadishu culture shock for returning Somalis
In pictures: Pre-World War I imagesThu, 23 May 2013 09:30:31 GMT
Historic photographs preserved after being found in a Lewis barn
How the men from the ministry saved England's heritageThu, 23 May 2013 03:11:39 GMT
The story of how historic UK sites were saved for wider public viewing
Papers contemplate Woolwich attackThu, 23 May 2013 05:12:48 GMT
Papers contemplate Woolwich attack