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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talksFri, 29 May 2015 09:29:24 GMT
David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.
Jail terms under 'legal highs' lawFri, 29 May 2015 02:03:48 GMT
A new "blanket ban" on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says.
Sugar warning over fruit snacksThu, 28 May 2015 23:02:25 GMT
Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.
BBC uncovers tax avoidance schemeFri, 29 May 2015 08:31:06 GMT
Anderson Group, one of the recruitment industry's most high-profile companies, is promoting an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme which tax experts are calling "abusive".
Boy arrested over two knife murdersFri, 29 May 2015 08:08:13 GMT
A 16-year-old boy is arrested over the murders of a man and a Saudi woman who were repeatedly stabbed in separate attacks in Colchester.
State school intake up at CambridgeThu, 28 May 2015 23:12:04 GMT
The proportion of state school pupils admitted to Cambridge University rose slightly last year to 62.2%, according to figures published by the university.
Burnham: Entrepreneurs are 'heroes'Fri, 29 May 2015 09:12:55 GMT
Labour should treat wealth creators as "heroes", leadership contender Andy Burnham says, claiming the party has neglected them in recent years.
Smoking ban 'cuts child illness'Fri, 29 May 2015 00:06:45 GMT
The ban on smoking in public places - which came into force in 2007 in England - has cut child hospital admissions by some 11,000 a year, research suggests.
Two arrested after terror raidsThu, 28 May 2015 21:44:27 GMT
A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman are arrested in Berkshire on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism in the UK.
Calls for WW2 sinking commemorationFri, 29 May 2015 04:07:51 GMT
Campaigners are calling on the government to do more to commemorate the sinking of the troopship Lancastria, one of the worst maritime disasters of World War Two.
Murder weapon discovered in museumThu, 28 May 2015 22:31:02 GMT
An assault rifle used in seven unsolved murders has been discovered on public display at the Imperial War Museum.
Rail workers to strike twice in JuneThu, 28 May 2015 15:33:18 GMT
Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.
Evans announces 500 words winnersFri, 29 May 2015 08:56:26 GMT
Stories about vengeful pigeons, poisoned cakes and living with a stammer are among the winners at this year's 500 Words competition.
VIDEO: Badger filmed raiding kitchen fridgeFri, 29 May 2015 09:10:57 GMT
A hungry badger who sneaked into a house in Midhurst, West Sussex, to help itself to a bakewell tart has been caught on camera.
Plan for housing for 1,300 studentsFri, 29 May 2015 05:23:41 GMT
A County Tyrone property firm is planning two developments in Belfast that will provide accommodation for almost 1,300 students.
Council scraps 'dog exclusion' plansFri, 29 May 2015 05:22:33 GMT
A Northern Ireland council withdraws its proposals for a number of dog exclusion zones after residents express concerns.
Health board 'almost unmanageable'Fri, 29 May 2015 09:42:59 GMT
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is "on the brink of an absolute crisis" after a damning report claims patients at a mental health unit were treated like animals.
'Legal highs' ban plan criticisedFri, 29 May 2015 05:19:44 GMT
Drugs charities in Wales criticise a plan to place a blanket ban on "legal highs" claiming it will drive the drugs underground.
World Cup boycott possible - SFAFri, 29 May 2015 07:37:35 GMT
Scottish FA chief Stewart Regan says European nations could boycott World Cups if Sepp Blatter stays as Fifa boss.
Legionnaires widow's compost warningFri, 29 May 2015 00:16:17 GMT
The widow of the first Scot to contract Legionnaire's disease from compost makes an emotional plea for stronger warning labels on bags.
Gascoigne raises £8.8m from auctionsFri, 29 May 2015 08:22:54 GMT
Nearly £9m is raised towards the restoration of a mansion that was inherited by the revered quizmaster Bamber Gascoigne after two auctions of its contents.
Three die in car and lorry smashFri, 29 May 2015 09:19:31 GMT
Three people are killed in a crash between a car and a lorry on a road near Brogborough in Bedfordshire.
Fifa to vote on Blatter v Prince AliThu, 28 May 2015 23:00:37 GMT
The vote to elect Fifa's president takes place on Friday as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges current chief Sepp Blatter.
Lawro's lowdown on the FA Cup finalThu, 28 May 2015 20:30:47 GMT
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson on whether Arsenal or Aston Villa will win at Wembley on Saturday.
How will Ennis-Hill fare in Gotzis?Fri, 29 May 2015 06:39:32 GMT
What should we expect from the Olympic champion as she makes her multi-event comeback in a small Austrian town?
Cameron backs Blatter quit callsThu, 28 May 2015 16:13:31 GMT
David Cameron supports calls for Sepp Blatter to quit as Fifa president, Downing Street says.
MEPs in new EU-US trade controversyThu, 28 May 2015 19:05:51 GMT
MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.
Labour objects to Hatton applicationThu, 28 May 2015 09:17:46 GMT
Labour's general secretary objects to a bid by former firebrand councillor Derek Hatton to rejoin the party.
VIDEO: Treasury CommitteeWed, 25 Mar 2015 12:45:58 GMT
The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.
VIDEO: Migrants saved by British navy shipFri, 29 May 2015 08:32:07 GMT
A British navy ship has rescued hundreds of migrants in the central Mediterranean on Thursday.
VIDEO: US general urges UK to spend on forcesThu, 28 May 2015 22:04:50 GMT
A senior US general has told the BBC it is imperative that Britain finds the money to spend on its armed forces, and that he is worried about the impact of recent defence cuts.
VIDEO: The fans who built their own football stadiumFri, 29 May 2015 07:28:08 GMT
The official opening of a new football stadium tonight is timely with the scandal engulfing FIFA.
VIDEO: Party for Winnie, 100, after BBC appealFri, 29 May 2015 06:10:16 GMT
A woman from Sheffield who was facing her 100th birthday alone because she had no surviving relatives, has celebrated the day in style at the local city hall.
VIDEO: Airfield hosts Wingsuit World CupThu, 28 May 2015 07:12:10 GMT
The first ever Wingsuit World Cup has been taking place 12,000ft above Wiltshire.
VIDEO: Can art keep ex-prisoners out of jail?Thu, 28 May 2015 23:19:09 GMT
Dean Stalham is a writer, visual artist and former prisoner who believes the arts help prevent ex-offenders from returning to jail.
VIDEO: Prince explains why he's a Villa fanThu, 28 May 2015 16:01:38 GMT
Prince William tells BBC Sport's Gary Lineker why he decided to support Aston Villa, who face Arsenal in the FA Cup final.
VIDEO: Meeting the Mayfair squattersThu, 28 May 2015 14:33:16 GMT
A group squatting in a building in London's Mayfair have been ordered to leave the property following a ruling by the High Court.
A symbol of holding outThu, 28 May 2015 19:26:43 GMT
Tiny buildings that stand in the way of big developments
Quiz of the week's newsFri, 29 May 2015 00:07:30 GMT
What's brought down crime by the seaside?
How do you pick up an oil platform?Fri, 29 May 2015 00:47:31 GMT
How to remove a 24,000-tonne oil platform from the North Sea
Remembering the Heysel disasterFri, 29 May 2015 03:24:48 GMT
Is the Heysel disaster English football?s forgotten tragedy?
Fifa 16: Why the women jokes are wrongThu, 28 May 2015 15:59:21 GMT
Answering the jokes about women footballers on new Fifa 16 game
The siblings who share a donor parentThu, 28 May 2015 11:41:14 GMT
The donor-conceived siblings connecting across the world