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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Legal challenge over abuse inquiryWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:42:08 GMT
A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.
DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP songWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:24:20 GMT
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints it was racist.
UK 'not deporting enough criminals'Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:22:10 GMT
The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.
Woman held over 'Syria terror plot'Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:57:06 GMT
A woman is arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, Scotland Yard says.
Minicab firm offers white driversWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:03:21 GMT
A taxi firm boss says he respects the right of passengers who wish to choose their driver's colour.
GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnosesWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:03:58 GMT
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
Briton found with throat cut in BaliWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:26:54 GMT
The Indonesian wife of a British man found with his throat cut on the island of Bali has admitted arranging his murder, police there tell the BBC.
Ofsted 'escaped blame' over Baby PWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:19:29 GMT
A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.
FA investigates Jerome racism claimWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:25:07 GMT
The FA is to investigate Norwich striker Cameron Jerome's claim he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci.
Homebase accelerates store closuresWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:50:23 GMT
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.
Pound falls on Bank meeting minutesWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:35:18 GMT
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.
Ex-judge condemns 'savage' cutsWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:54:33 GMT
A retiring High Court judge says he thinks government cuts to the legal system have gone too far.
Cities need more power, says studyWed, 22 Oct 2014 06:10:45 GMT
Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.
Move to stop charities funding terrorWed, 22 Oct 2014 01:54:01 GMT
The charities watchdog is to receive an extra £8m and new powers to help it tackle charities being used to fund crime and terrorism, the prime minister says.
Schools 'should check kids' teeth'Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:54:54 GMT
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.
S Club reunite for Children in NeedWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:42:31 GMT
Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.
WW1 soldiers' remains reinterredWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:28:21 GMT
The remains of 15 soldiers, which were discovered during drainage work in 2009, are reinterred at a military cemetery in France.
Cahill 'very courageous' - Irish PMWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:03:26 GMT
The Irish prime minister describes a woman who claims she was raped as a teenager and later interrogated by the IRA as "a force to be reckoned with".
Met 'asked NIO for Downey letter'Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:03:34 GMT
The Metropolitan Police asked the Northern Ireland Office for a copy of a letter that said a suspected IRA bomber was not wanted, Westminster's On the Runs inquiry is told.
Addict kills days after prison exitWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:54:54 GMT
A heroin addict is found guilty of murdering a man just five days after coming out of jail and using his money for a drug deal.
Miliband 'terrified' of NHS failureWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:56:34 GMT
David Cameron says Ed Miliband is "totally terrified" of Labour's Welsh NHS "failure" while the Labour leader accuses him of "smearing the NHS in Wales".
Smith Commission to hold first talksTue, 21 Oct 2014 23:25:56 GMT
A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.
'Appalling' treatment of shot ScotWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:45:09 GMT
The Prime Minister has stepped into the row over an Edinburgh father sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy.
Boy admits killing teen over bikeWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:14:54 GMT
A 16-year-old boy pleads guilty in court to murdering another boy in Brixton over the sale of a £90 bicycle.
'Fake' Premier League star jailedWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:04:04 GMT
A former footballer who posed as a Chelsea player to live a lavish lifestyle is jailed for fraud.
Kruis among uncapped England trioWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:12 GMT
England call up three uncapped players for the autumn internationals in Semesa Rokoduguni, George Kruis and Calum Clark.
Serena in heaviest loss for 16 yearsWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:29:03 GMT
World number one Serena Williams is beaten by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in Singapore in her heaviest defeat for 16 years.
Froome may skip 2015 Tour de FranceWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:41:21 GMT
Britain's Chris Froome has revealed he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France as the route is unveiled.
Tales from the India OfficeTue, 21 Oct 2014 23:04:32 GMT
Millions of documents recording Britain's 350-year presence in the sub-continent reveal some exotic stories.
The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970sTue, 21 Oct 2014 00:37:48 GMT
Today, the "free" in free school stands for the freedom to found a school outside council control. But back in the 1970s young idealists created a very different type of free school.
The man who magically made maths funMon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:32 GMT
The maths writer Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, is said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into professors - and vice-versa.
Man thrown out of Commons at PMQsWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:06:43 GMT
A man is thrown out of the public gallery in the House of Commons after a disturbance during Prime Minister's Questions.
Universal credit 'in place by 2018'Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:21:29 GMT
Most benefit claimants will have transferred onto the government's universal credit scheme by the end of 2018, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith predicts.
MEPs back Juncker EU Commission teamWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:48:05 GMT
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.
VIDEO: Culture, Media and Sport CommitteeWed, 22 Oct 2014 09:01:09 GMT
MPs take evidence on the future of the BBC.
VIDEO: Lions picture wins photography prizeWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:04:17 GMT
Michael Nichols wins Wildlife photographer of the year for his photograph of a pride of snoozing lions
AUDIO: Taxi boss: 'Users want white drivers'Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:13:44 GMT
The owner of a cab firm says he meets requests from the public to provide drivers of a specific race.
VIDEO: 'Dean abused me in childhood'Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:45:28 GMT
A man who was abused by the late Dean of Manchester speaks about his childhood ordeal, as an inquiry criticises the Church of England's handling of allegations of sexual abuse.
VIDEO: NI prostitution law 'would work'Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:38:50 GMT
Prostitution law change in Northern Ireland 'would work', says Lord Morrow, but those against it say enforcement would be difficult.
VIDEO: 'Knowledge economy' changing the northWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:16:23 GMT
New research suggests that what's known as the "knowledge economy" is growing faster in the north-east of England and Northern Ireland than anywhere else.
VIDEO: Smith Commission to hold first talksWed, 22 Oct 2014 08:28:36 GMT
Chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin is to meet representatives of Scotland's main political parties in Edinburgh.
VIDEO: Monument honours the Land GirlsTue, 21 Oct 2014 19:26:39 GMT
A sculpture created in honour of women who served in the Land Army during World War Two - built with £85,000 in donations - is unveiled.
VIDEO: Polish MEP on joining UKIP groupTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:18:44 GMT
The BBC's Damian Grammaticas speaks to Robert Iwaszkiewicz about joining the UKIP grouping in the European Parliament
Tesco, what went wrong?Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:01:22 GMT
And what will the new chief executive do about it?
Debt campaigners tear up student loansWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:13:14 GMT
The people who buy and then cancel student debt
How safe is mouldy food to eat?Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:07:17 GMT
How safe is it to eat mouldy food?
Sex workers speak on sex lawsMon, 20 Oct 2014 23:13:50 GMT
Sex industry insiders on criminalising the purchase of sex
Edinburgh: Mapping the CityTue, 21 Oct 2014 23:28:30 GMT
Sound waves and Soviet invasions chart Edinburgh's history
Supermarket supplies: The hidden worldWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:48:00 GMT
The story behind the promotions at the end of the aisle
The Ting Tings rediscover discoWed, 22 Oct 2014 00:06:36 GMT
The Ting Tings return with a new disco-vibe album
Dementia cash row and coma conman - the papersWed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:08 GMT
Papers report plans to pay GPs £55 for each dementia diagnosis