BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. We'll fulfil moral obligations - PMThu, 03 Sep 2015 16:36:21 GMT
David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibilities" as pressure mounts to take in more people fleeing to Europe.
Drug deaths reach record levelsThu, 03 Sep 2015 11:14:26 GMT
More than 3,300 people died from drug poisoning in 2014 in England and Wales, the highest figure since modern records began, the Office for National Statistics says.
Whooping cough jab plea to mums-to-beThu, 03 Sep 2015 12:29:37 GMT
Pregnant women should ensure they have the whooping cough vaccine to protect their babies, Public Health England is urging.
UK reporters freed from Turkish jailThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:34:57 GMT
Two Vice News British journalists arrested in Turkey on terror charges are being released from prison, but their translator remains in custody.
New badger culls 'now under way'Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:53:48 GMT
Badger culls in Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire have begun, the government confirms.
Council to 'ban staff smoking breaks'Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:21:05 GMT
Smoking breaks could be banned for thousands of council employees under new proposals, it emerges.
Police call centre closures delayedThu, 03 Sep 2015 16:16:13 GMT
The Scottish government says plans to close regional police call centres are to be delayed in the wake of delays in investigating a fatal crash on the M9.
Nissan invests £100m in UK plantThu, 03 Sep 2015 11:30:26 GMT
Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.
Boy's naked selfie recorded as crimeThu, 03 Sep 2015 13:52:20 GMT
A 14-year-old boy who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has had a crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against him, the BBC learns.
Living Wage 'to benefit 3.7m women'Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:32:21 GMT
Some 3.7 million women - nearly three in 10 employees - will receive a pay rise by 2020 owing to the new National Living Wage, research by a think tank suggests.
'Thousands' of Nama advisor calls tapedThu, 03 Sep 2015 13:02:53 GMT
A businessman tells a Stormont inquiry he has tapes that show an "ingrained culture of inappropriate and possibly illegal conduct" across the political, banking, legal and accountancy sectors.
Paul Clark charged over Rangers saleThu, 03 Sep 2015 10:31:49 GMT
A fourth man appears in court over the alleged fraudulent acquisition of Rangers' assets in 2012.
Tarantula-in-post shock for homeownerThu, 03 Sep 2015 11:44:01 GMT
A man from Bristol is shocked to discover a "semi-aggressive" South American tarantula in a parcel sent to his new home.
Unlucky racing pigeon rescued at seaThu, 03 Sep 2015 12:50:13 GMT
An unlucky racing pigeon twice attacked by hawks is rescued at sea by a paddleboarder.
Cross-party talks to begin next weekThu, 03 Sep 2015 17:04:45 GMT
Downing Street confirms that "urgent, intensive and focussed cross-party talks" will begin next week in Belfast in an attempt to resolve the crisis at the assembly.
Air ambulance service to be set upThu, 03 Sep 2015 15:17:43 GMT
Health Minister Simon Hamilton says he is committed to establishing an emergency medical helicopter service in Northern Ireland.
Lightning strike deaths 'very rare'Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:26:33 GMT
Two walkers died after being struck by lightning in the Brecon Beacons during "exceptional weather conditions", a coroner rules.
Woman filmed in council HQ showersThu, 03 Sep 2015 16:27:48 GMT
A Flintshire council worker films a female colleague taking showers for more than two years at the county's HQ.
Sturgeon tears for drowned migrant boyThu, 03 Sep 2015 13:57:43 GMT
Nicola Sturgeon says she was reduced to tears by photos of a dead Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach.
Gore-Tex manufacturer to shed 120 jobsThu, 03 Sep 2015 15:13:31 GMT
Up to 120 jobs could be lost at fabrics manufacturer WL Gore's plant in Livingston, West Lothian.
Thames drowning death 'accidental'Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:10:58 GMT
A teenage boy drowned in the River Thames after his friends thought his distress was part of a game they were playing, an inquest hears.
Beheaded murder case 'devastating'Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:34:22 GMT
The death of a woman understood to have been found beheaded in a house has "devastated the close-knit community", a neighbour says.
Drivers welcome tyre investigationThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:19:06 GMT
Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg are reassured by Pirelli's response to their tyre failures at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Arsenal's Welbeck out until ChristmasThu, 03 Sep 2015 16:24:59 GMT
Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out until Christmas after having knee surgery.
Judge overturns Tom Brady suspensionThu, 03 Sep 2015 15:11:53 GMT
A US judge has overturned a four-game suspension against National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady, calling the league's disciplinary process "fundamentally unfair".
Cameron 'to be invited to address MEPs'Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:49:26 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to be invited to address the European Parliament about British renegotiation of its EU membership.
Alcohol price plans face further delayThu, 03 Sep 2015 12:35:45 GMT
Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.
Northern Powerhouse funding callThu, 03 Sep 2015 13:19:44 GMT
Large-scale government capital spending of up to £50bn is needed to close the economic gap between the North and the South, a think tank believes.
VIDEO: Health CommitteeWed, 22 Jul 2015 13:40:51 GMT
The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.
VIDEO: Blind climber conquers Swiss EigerThu, 03 Sep 2015 12:37:43 GMT
A partially-sighted Shropshire man with less than 5% vision has successfully ascended the Eiger's west flank.
VIDEO: Boy 'humiliated' over naked selfieThu, 03 Sep 2015 13:09:43 GMT
A teenager who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has been added to a police database for making and distributing indecent images.
VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat RussiansWed, 02 Sep 2015 23:05:37 GMT
The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.
VIDEO: Footloose policewoman wows crowdsThu, 03 Sep 2015 14:56:36 GMT
A clip of a policewoman who danced along to Footloose at a festival has gone viral.
VIDEO: The Tube train that's now an officeWed, 02 Sep 2015 23:02:41 GMT
BBC News looks at a refurbished Tube train in London, which has become an unlikely office space for a group of workers.
VIDEO: How to play the role of Danny BakerThu, 03 Sep 2015 11:12:03 GMT
Cradle to Grave is a new BBC drama that depicts the life of writer and broadcaster Danny Baker, adapted from his autobiography.
VIDEO: Radicals: The man with no passportThu, 03 Sep 2015 09:22:17 GMT
Abdul Muhid was arrested in September on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation - he says the police are trying to control him using bail conditions.
VIDEO: Blumenthal's cookery in the classroomThu, 03 Sep 2015 08:48:56 GMT
The Great British Bake-Off attracts millions of viewers every week, but it seems young people are still reluctant to study cooking at school.
The village that is cut off from the UKThu, 03 Sep 2015 08:47:48 GMT
The village that is cut off from the UK
Witnessing Japan's surrender in ChinaWed, 02 Sep 2015 20:42:15 GMT
My uncle's part in Japan's surrender to war-ravaged China
Naked Rambler 'to continue protest'Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:30 GMT
Rambler Stephen Gough vows to continue his protest
How Germany abolished tuition feesThu, 03 Sep 2015 00:23:49 GMT
How was Germany able to abolish student tuition fees?
The entrepreneurs who are never homeWed, 02 Sep 2015 23:02:15 GMT
The business owners who spend all their time on the road
Wales soars but The Crow floundersThu, 03 Sep 2015 06:37:23 GMT
Demand for Welsh studios is soaring - despite a remake of The Crow so-far failing to fly
Why has Google changed its typeface?Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:29:24 GMT
Why would Google change its typeface?