BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. UK border staff 'not ready' for EbolaThu, 31 Jul 2014 03:20:49 GMT
Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with possible Ebola infections, union leader warns.
Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:35 GMT
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.
Cadbury manor blaze was arson attackThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:53:59 GMT
The former home of the Cadbury family in Birmingham has been destroyed in an arson attack.
New Ofsted chair to be announcedThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:57:51 GMT
Businessman David Hoare is set to be announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted, the BBC understands.
'Huge amount' of pier saved in fireThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:24:43 GMT
Firefighters save a "huge amount" of Eastbourne Pier after a devastating fire ripped through the Victorian structure leaving only its metal skeleton.
Weightlifter held over Games attackThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:02:16 GMT
An Australian weightlifter has been detained by police following an assault on a Welsh athlete in the Commonwealth Games athletes' village.
West Ham star in women attack chargeThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:26:40 GMT
West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison is charged with assaulting two women.
House price growth moderates in JulyThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:17:30 GMT
The growth in house prices is starting to moderate, according to the UK's biggest building society, the Nationwide.
Warm weather hits British Gas profitThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:31:24 GMT
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.
400 jobs saved in oil refinery saleThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:43:26 GMT
A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.
Tax workers continue strike actionThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:31:15 GMT
Tax workers continue to strike in an ongoing dispute over job losses and office closures, a move which coincides with the tax credits renewals deadline.
Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crimeThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:58:04 GMT
Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.
Assault charge for duke's ex-aideThu, 31 Jul 2014 05:45:43 GMT
A former personal assistant to the Duke of Edinburgh is accused of sexually abusing a girl in the early 1970s.
'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:34:56 GMT
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.
'Tape measure test' call on diabetesWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:32:07 GMT
People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Campaign targets modern slaveryWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:03:28 GMT
The government launches the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of people working in slavery in the UK.
Lloyds profits hit by PPI chargesThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:27:53 GMT
Profit at Lloyds Banking Group falls after it is hit by PPI mis-selling charges and a Libor rate-rigging settlement.
6 Music audience overtakes Radio 3Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:03:44 GMT
BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.
Invictus Games a struggle, says HarryThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:32:50 GMT
Prince Harry says organising a Paralympic-style sporting competition for injured members of the armed forces has been a "real struggle".
Museum bids for virgin sculptureThu, 31 Jul 2014 05:31:09 GMT
A museum in Cambridge reveals plans to acquire a 17th Century wooden bust of the weeping virgin.
DUP and Sinn Féin 'make budget deal'Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:28:25 GMT
The DUP and Sinn Féin reach agreement over Stormont's quarterly budget after weeks of deadlock, the BBC understands.
Woman sacked after becoming pregnantThu, 31 Jul 2014 05:37:11 GMT
A former bakery assistant is awarded over £23,000 after a tribunal found she was subjected to sex discrimination because of pregnancy and unfairly dismissed.
Giant wind farm plan is scrappedThu, 31 Jul 2014 09:10:52 GMT
A massive wind farm planned for the Irish Sea - covering an area the size of Anglesey - is scrapped.
One-in-10 Welsh children is obeseThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:25:29 GMT
Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one in 10 classed as obese, say public health officials.
Major roads closed for cycling eventThu, 31 Jul 2014 00:09:27 GMT
Major road closures are being made in and around Glasgow ahead of the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.
Funding for national park path workThu, 31 Jul 2014 00:12:01 GMT
Paths across Scotland's two national parks are in line for a upgrade thanks to a £3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
'Abuse' pilot 'took his own life'Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:01:40 GMT
A British Airways pilot accused of sexually abusing children in Africa took his own life, a coroner rules.
Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share saleWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:16:14 GMT
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
England close in on win over IndiaWed, 30 Jul 2014 17:51:08 GMT
England move closer to levelling the series against India with another dominant display on day four of the third Test.
Legia Warsaw 4-1 CelticWed, 30 Jul 2014 20:39:43 GMT
Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a heavy defeat by Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers.
Everton complete Lukaku signingWed, 30 Jul 2014 20:28:11 GMT
Everton sign Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28m.
The perils of the Streisand effectWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:51:11 GMT
If you want a piece of information about you suppressed, it may end up in wider circulation.
American Vogue's first black cover girlWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:57:40 GMT
Beverly Johnson was told she would never be on the cover of Vogue - but she made history when she became the first black model to do just that.
The dead dog that changed colour twiceWed, 30 Jul 2014 07:19:20 GMT
A strange tale of dogs that used to collect money for charity - and carried on collecting after death.
Swinney says 'Yes' better for firmsThu, 31 Jul 2014 07:34:53 GMT
Scottish companies will be able to boost their presence on the world stage under independence, Scotland's finance secretary says.
We'll keep tightening sanctions - PMWed, 30 Jul 2014 16:03:17 GMT
UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns of increasingly tough sanctions unless Russian President Vladimir Putin "changes his approach".
New banker rules 'could hurt London'Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:39:58 GMT
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:05:29 GMT
Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.
VIDEO: Modern slavery targeted in campaignThu, 31 Jul 2014 06:24:22 GMT
The government is launching the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of modern slavery in the UK.
VIDEO: Is your big tummy a diabetes warning ?Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:46:38 GMT
Health officials in England are urging people to measure and monitor their waistlines, to help avoid type 2 diabetes.
VIDEO: Broads-view opens up Norfolk waterwaysWed, 30 Jul 2014 15:22:14 GMT
The Norfolk Broads will soon be available for virtual navigation thanks to a novel aquatic equivalent of Google's Streetview technology
VIDEO: Two journalists charged over hackingWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:02:11 GMT
Two former News of the World journalists have been charged with conspiring to hack phones, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless carWed, 30 Jul 2014 12:28:56 GMT
Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.
VIDEO: Five brothers killed in WW1Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:18:49 GMT
World War One had a devastating impact on many communities around the UK and in the Lincolnshire village of Friesthorpe one mother and father lost five of their eight sons.
VIDEO: Ex-officer charged with Rodney murderWed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:50 GMT
A former policeman is to be charged with murdering a man who was shot dead after a car was stopped by officers in north London nine years ago.
Is show season making a comeback?Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:57:55 GMT
Why are country shows making a comeback?
Sir Bobby's legacy five years onWed, 30 Jul 2014 23:17:25 GMT
Sir Bobby Robson's legacy five years on
Unlikely link in Milltown CemeteryWed, 30 Jul 2014 20:48:04 GMT
The graves of an unlikely father and son have been discovered in a Belfast cemetery.
After Blue Monday, seize ThursdayThu, 31 Jul 2014 08:08:16 GMT
Is it the day to set yourself a new challenge?
When politicians 'think aloud'Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:14:09 GMT
Why do politicians keep on falling foul of secret recordings?
A peculiar sort of debtWed, 30 Jul 2014 16:45:55 GMT
What are the true costs of running the student loan scheme?
'Tax cuts' and pier fears - front pagesThu, 31 Jul 2014 05:37:17 GMT
Speculation over the 40p rate on front pages