BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Police cautions 'to be scrapped'Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:43:24 GMT
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.
UK travellers warned of terror threatSat, 01 Nov 2014 01:24:51 GMT
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.
Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:53 GMT
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.
Firefighters on strike over pensionsFri, 31 Oct 2014 20:17:20 GMT
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.
Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware'Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:56:53 GMT
A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.
Woolf steps down from abuse inquiryFri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:06 GMT
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse.
Man dies after woman stabbed to deathSat, 01 Nov 2014 03:51:22 GMT
A woman is stabbed to death in east London before a man, who police say knew her, dies after being found lying in the street.
Teen stabbed to death outside shopSat, 01 Nov 2014 04:28:50 GMT
An 18-year-old is stabbed to death outside a shop in south London while with his aunt and a friend.
Man killed in shooting at food storeFri, 31 Oct 2014 21:46:59 GMT
A man dies after being shot at a food store in Manchester, prompting a murder investigation.
Fashion week's Sherlock cape crusadeSat, 01 Nov 2014 00:47:26 GMT
Organisers of a Scottish fashion event wants to revamp a Harris Tweed cape made famous by Sherlock Holmes.
Britain First leaflet dubbed illegalFri, 31 Oct 2014 20:53:56 GMT
Royal Mail says it will not deliver a leaflet for Britain First in the Rochester and Strood by-election because it believes it to be illegal.
Charles and Camilla end Colombia tourFri, 31 Oct 2014 22:35:26 GMT
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall complete the final day of their tour of Colombia with a visit to the walled city of Cartagena.
Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:33:07 GMT
Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.
Dispute over IRA rape claim letterFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:34:01 GMT
A lawyer says Maíria Cahill wrote to the IRA complaining her allegation of rape had not been investigated thoroughly enough. Ms Cahill says her letter has been misrepresented.
Man pleads guilty to pensioner deathFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:17:13 GMT
A 41-year-old man pleads guilty to the unlawful killing of pensioner Bertie Acheson, 72, in his Coleraine home in April 2012.
Bid to halt chief's pay-off failsFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:32:37 GMT
A pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones is set to go ahead after an opposition bid to block it through the courts fails.
Three held on suspicion of murderFri, 31 Oct 2014 21:25:12 GMT
Three people are held on suspicion of murder after the unexplained death of a man in Pembroke Dock, say police.
Sturgeon renews TV debates attackFri, 31 Oct 2014 19:03:31 GMT
Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.
Charity defends airport green taxSat, 01 Nov 2014 00:42:14 GMT
The conservation charity WWF Scotland cautions against moves to scrap Air Passenger Duty for departures from Scotland.
Bodies found after fireworks blazeFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:09:28 GMT
Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.
Trauma of man who found family deadFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:59:40 GMT
The neighbour of a family of four found dead in their Bradford home says he sees the father's body every time he tries to sleep.
Djokovic ends Murray's winning runFri, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:27 GMT
Andy Murray's 11-match winning run comes to an end with defeat by Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters quarter-finals.
Meulensteen criticises RodgersSat, 01 Nov 2014 06:42:06 GMT
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is paying the price for not investing in his backroom staff, says Rene Meulensteen.
Predictions: Lawro v Rachel RileyThu, 30 Oct 2014 22:10:15 GMT
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.
Moving house: Nightmare or life-affirming?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:34:14 GMT
Moving house. The two words that strike the most dread into people, but which also provoke the most envy and excitement. Why do people do it?
Why should women change their names on getting married?Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:00:18 GMT
It is regarded as traditional for wives to take a man's name after marriage. Why, asks Dr Sophie Coulombeau.
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happenedThu, 30 Oct 2014 01:50:46 GMT
In 1982, a secret Home Office exercise tested the UK's capacity to cope with a massive nuclear attack.
Labour win police commissioner pollFri, 31 Oct 2014 21:02:21 GMT
Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.
'Family test' for policies outlinedFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:41:31 GMT
All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.
Miliband in English buses pledgeFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:12 GMT
Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.
VIDEO: European Scrutiny CommitteeThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:03:44 GMT
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
VIDEO: Model pupils refused student loansSat, 01 Nov 2014 03:19:10 GMT
Bright students from state schools are at a risk of missing out on university because of their uncertain immigration status.
VIDEO: On board Knox-Johnston's yachtSat, 01 Nov 2014 01:18:53 GMT
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75.
VIDEO: A sea of red poppies from the airFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:53:46 GMT
Footage taken from the air above the Tower of London shows the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red made up of thousands of ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.
VIDEO: Is too much praise bad for children?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:53:57 GMT
A new report says teachers who give struggling pupils too much praise in the classroom could be doing them more harm than good.
VIDEO: Politics: One in five 'disillusioned'Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:37:41 GMT
A poll for the BBC has found only one in five of those asked think the Westminster Parliament acts in their best interests, and as few as one in eight think the European Parliament does.
VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checksFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:41 GMT
All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.
VIDEO: Junior doctor admits child sex abuseFri, 31 Oct 2014 22:32:00 GMT
A junior doctor working in paediatrics has admitted online child grooming and sexually abusing boys as young as 12.
AUDIO: UK benefits 'magnet' for migrantsFri, 31 Oct 2014 11:47:21 GMT
Deputy mayor of Calais claims UK benefits are a "magnet" for migrants.
England's unusual listed placesSat, 01 Nov 2014 00:01:38 GMT
Zebra crossings to bus stations: unusual listed buildings
'Men can end up mentally broken'Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:05:18 GMT
Movember turns its attention to men's mental health
An unlikely naval battle rememberedSat, 01 Nov 2014 00:41:21 GMT
Commemorating Britain's first naval defeat of World War One
The talented students denied fundingFri, 31 Oct 2014 23:19:13 GMT
The students educated in British schools but denied student loans
'It's business as usual in Austin'Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:40:29 GMT
F1 star on turning up the pressure in his title fight
Spacecraft crash and Woolf resigns - papersSat, 01 Nov 2014 07:46:01 GMT
Test flight crash and Woolf resignation make headlines