BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. UK's terror threat level raisedFri, 29 Aug 2014 18:04:29 GMT
The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
George Galloway attacked on streetSat, 30 Aug 2014 01:29:47 GMT
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.
Missing boy's 'life is in danger'Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:06:22 GMT
The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.
Darkness stops sea search for boyFri, 29 Aug 2014 21:00:18 GMT
A search for a 12-year-old boy who was swept into the sea off Anglesey has been called off overnight due to the darkness.
Cocaine smuggling plotters jailedFri, 29 Aug 2014 19:33:31 GMT
Ten people are jailed after attempting to smuggle millions of pounds worth of cocaine in crates of bananas and pineapples.
Garda paramilitary text claim probedFri, 29 Aug 2014 17:33:55 GMT
The Irish Justice Minister says she is disturbed by reports that a member of the Garda Siochana (Irish police) texted sensitive information to a paramilitary in Northern Ireland.
Judge scolds 'Harry Potter' lawyerFri, 29 Aug 2014 19:14:44 GMT
A judge criticises a lawyer for looking like "something out of Harry Potter" in court.
More defectors to UKIP 'odds on'Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:36:08 GMT
Further Conservative MPs are "more likely than not" to defect to UKIP, says the party's treasurer Stuart Wheeler.
Egged MP suspends campaign tourFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:39:23 GMT
Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "co-ordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.
Grandmother chases purse-stealerFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:48:30 GMT
A "courageous" 77-year-old grandmother chases a burglar a quarter of a mile to retrieve her stolen purse, a court hears.
Abuse force failings 'laid bare'Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:58:25 GMT
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal admits a report has laid bare its failings over a number of years.
Tesco shares drop on profit warningFri, 29 Aug 2014 15:50:11 GMT
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.
Swimming champ meets 'biggest' fanFri, 29 Aug 2014 18:32:31 GMT
A five-year-old boy who wrote a fan letter to Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch gets to race his hero in the pool - and beats him.
Full Strictly line-up confirmedFri, 29 Aug 2014 18:34:16 GMT
The complete line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series is revealed ahead of the BBC One talent show's launch night on 6 September.
Teacher wins child cruelty appealFri, 29 Aug 2014 17:20:16 GMT
A special needs teacher wins his appeal against a conviction for assaults against two 12-year-old girls with severe learning difficulties.
Man dies following Enniskillen crashFri, 29 Aug 2014 18:59:14 GMT
A 23-year-old man has died in hospital after he was involved in a car crash in Enniskillen in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Charity boss cleared of two chargesFri, 29 Aug 2014 15:47:42 GMT
A former race equality charity boss is cleared of two counts of fraud but a third charge relating to a cheque for over £9,000 is still outstanding.
Gatland 'pivotal' in peace dealFri, 29 Aug 2014 15:19:00 GMT
The Welsh regions say the £60m peace deal with the WRU could not have happened without Wales coach Warren Gatland.
Women injured as car hits bus stopFri, 29 Aug 2014 20:59:04 GMT
Two women are taken to hospital after driver loses control of his car and crashes into a bus stop in Glasgow.
Only two Games lane fines issuedFri, 29 Aug 2014 23:31:20 GMT
Only two drivers were fined for breaching Commonwealth Games lane restrictions in Glasgow, data obtained by BBC Scotland shows.
Gun found at film director's homeFri, 29 Aug 2014 13:34:25 GMT
Police are called to artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron's home after a passer-by spotted a machine gun inside the house.
Mayor resigns over taxi rapistFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:27:56 GMT
A mayor has resigned after a taxi driver he recommended was found to have been convicted of rape, a council says.
Torres joins Milan on two-year loanFri, 29 Aug 2014 21:26:55 GMT
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms.
Everton handed tough European drawFri, 29 Aug 2014 12:29:10 GMT
Everton play Lille and Wolfsburg, Tottenham face Besiktas, and Celtic take on Salzburg in the Europa League group stages.
Dujardin and Valegro win dressageFri, 29 Aug 2014 17:11:27 GMT
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro secure their first freestyle dressage world title for Great Britain in Caen.
The millionaires who rescue people at seaThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:51:10 GMT
A couple in Malta have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.
Quiz of the week's newsFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:36:25 GMT
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
Arthur Conan Doyle's eerie vision of the future of warThu, 28 Aug 2014 01:07:59 GMT
A century ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about the threat of starvation in Britain.
Referendum votes 'for sale' on eBayThu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:43 GMT
Police launch investigation after a number of people apparently attempt to sell their votes in the referendum online.
Files reveal Thatcher NI concernsFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:27:42 GMT
Previously confidential files reveal concerns over Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, two weeks before it was signed.
Low-key GCHQ protest under wayFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:21:00 GMT
A low-key protest by online activists has started outside the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).
VIDEO: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - second readingTue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:06 GMT
MPs approve the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill at second reading.
VIDEO: Why has the terror level changed?Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:55:22 GMT
BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner assesses the terror threat to the UK and why it has been changed to severe.
VIDEO: Police admit Rotherham abuse failingsFri, 29 Aug 2014 18:00:45 GMT
The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has acknowledged that his force was heavily criticised in a report published this week.
VIDEO: Millions spent on restoring moorsFri, 29 Aug 2014 16:29:40 GMT
Helicopters are being used to help restore peat bogs on moorland in West Yorkshire.
VIDEO: Missing boy's 'life is in danger'Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:30:54 GMT
A major police search is under way for a five-year old boy with a brain tumour - who was taken from hospital by his parents, without doctors' approval.
VIDEO: Dahl: Charlie chapters discoveredFri, 29 Aug 2014 20:26:30 GMT
The discovery of new unpublished chapters reveals author Roald Dahl planned to include more children in his classic children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but dropped them from the final version.
VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as petsFri, 29 Aug 2014 06:08:47 GMT
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.
VIDEO: Nato peace camp opens in NewportFri, 29 Aug 2014 13:09:22 GMT
Protesters open a camp in Newport with thousands of campaigners due in the city ahead of next week's Nato summit.
The fear of being seen as racistSat, 30 Aug 2014 02:05:09 GMT
Can the fear of being seen as racist cause problems
The Victorian pig singing competitionSat, 30 Aug 2014 01:18:39 GMT
The bizarre tale of the pig singing competition
Referendum round-upFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:39:56 GMT
Three weeks until Scotland votes - this week's key moments
How your landlord could be a brandFri, 29 Aug 2014 21:16:25 GMT
How your landlord could soon be a corporate brand
VIDEO: Tech search for 'perfect dance track'Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:08:45 GMT
The quest to find the perfect party anthem.
Who's next? Tory MPs linked to UKIPFri, 29 Aug 2014 14:31:40 GMT
The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP
Every kitty helpsFri, 29 Aug 2014 15:12:55 GMT
Tesco, mortgage misdemeanours and cats in the business news
NI state papers from 1985 releasedThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:02:06 GMT
Why 1985 was a significant year in Anglo-Irish relations
'Climate of fear' - the front pagesFri, 29 Aug 2014 23:12:56 GMT
How the press reports Britain's heightened terror alert