BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Report backs third Heathrow runwayWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:02:49 GMT
The Airports Commission backs a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050.
RAF prepares to return Tunisia deadWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:02:06 GMT
The bodies of some of the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia are set to be flown back to the UK.
England's hottest day since 2006Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:59:15 GMT
England basks in sunshine as temperatures reach the hottest they have been for nine years.
Calais port strike enters third dayWed, 01 Jul 2015 07:06:42 GMT
A third day of travel chaos is expected as a strike by French ferry workers continues to cause disruption on both sides of the Channel.
'No injury' to Blue Peter's John NoakesWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:15:50 GMT
Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes suffered no injuries after going missing from his Majorcan home but will continue to be monitored by doctors.
Apple farm boss jailed over deathsWed, 01 Jul 2015 11:01:08 GMT
A fruit farm manager is jailed for the manslaughter of two of his workers who died after being sent into a nitrogen-filled storage tank while holding their breath.
Law firms refuse legal aid workWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:04:43 GMT
A number of criminal law firms are refusing to take work funded by legal aid in protest against government cuts coming into force this month.
Kids' TV 'needs more gay characters'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:12:16 GMT
Liberal Democrat leadership contender Norman Lamb calls for more gay characters to feature in children's television programmes.
7/7 bomber families 'still in shock'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:14:31 GMT
The families of three 7 July suicide bombers from Leeds are still looking for answers 10 years on, an imam says.
Sturgeon tops women's power listWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:58:14 GMT
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon tops a power list compiled by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme.
Beach body ready ad 'not offensive'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:47:39 GMT
A weight-loss product advert featuring a bikini-clad model asking "Are you beach body ready?" was not offensive or irresponsible, the watchdog has ruled.
Queen Victoria's 'big pants' for saleWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:47:23 GMT
A pair of Queen Victoria's cotton pants with a 45in (114cm) waistband are to be sold at auction in Wiltshire.
VIDEO: Testing UK's first human slingshotWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:18:43 GMT
A BBC Scotland reporter volunteers to try out the UK's first human slingshot, which reaches speeds of 70mph.
Schools face rising bills for examsWed, 01 Jul 2015 05:20:54 GMT
Post-primary schools in Northern Ireland could pay more to hold exams under new proposals from the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA).
PSNI deny U-turn over flag policyWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:40:07 GMT
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) denies a U-turn over its response to the flying of unionist flags on the Ormeau Road in Belfast.
Immediate mental health review callWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:29:22 GMT
A BBC probe prompts calls for an immediate review of all mental health wards in north Wales.
Decent childhood 'denied by poverty'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:46:24 GMT
Too many children in Wales are being denied a decent childhood because of the "crippling effects" of poverty, the new children's commissioner says.
Scotland to roll out 'Clare's Law'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:51:50 GMT
A trial scheme which allows people to be told if their partner has been violent in the past is to be extended across Scotland.
Gleneagles Hotel sold by DiageoWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:52:36 GMT
Gleneagles Hotel and resort has been sold by drinks company Diageo, which has owned it for 31 years.
Barbados school trip cancelledWed, 01 Jul 2015 08:56:06 GMT
A school cancels a £1,650 trip to Barbados because too few pupils signed up to go.
'Screaming' swimmers rescued from seaWed, 01 Jul 2015 08:38:02 GMT
Two people are rescued from the Bristol Channel after they were found clinging to a derelict pier, screaming for help.
Japan v England: The key battlesWed, 01 Jul 2015 07:28:49 GMT
Who holds the key to England reaching the Women's World Cup final? And who stands in their way?
Pearson sacking linked to son?s exitWed, 01 Jul 2015 08:04:42 GMT
Leicester sacked Nigel Pearson because of damage to the club's reputation, including his son's involvement in a racist sex tape.
VIDEO: USA reach final, England hope for finalWed, 01 Jul 2015 02:47:23 GMT
Catch up with all the best action and the quirkier moments from day 25 of the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.
Boris Johnson: New runway won't happenWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:41:58 GMT
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says his services as a "bulldozer blocker" will not be needed as Heathrow expansion "will not happen".
Peer urges powdered alcohol banWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:00:22 GMT
Ministers are urged by a Labour MP to ban imports of powdered alcohol as part of a crackdown on so-called legal highs.
Universities push for higher feesWed, 01 Jul 2015 06:52:16 GMT
Universities are calling for the limit on tuition fees in England to be lifted so that they could rise above the current £9,000 maximum.
VIDEO: Westminster HallTue, 30 Jun 2015 18:07:11 GMT
MPs in Westminster Hall took part in debates on topics including shale gas.
VIDEO: Runways report devastating, say localsWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:42:18 GMT
Runways report: Harmondsworth residents give their reaction to the Airports Commission report recommending a third Heathrow runway.
VIDEO: Runways report: 'A reasonable solution'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:54:00 GMT
Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies says his report backing a third runway at Heathrow balances the needs of the economy and local communities.
VIDEO: How will schools prevent extremism?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:16:37 GMT
From Wednesday schools will be held legally responsible for preventing pupils from being drawn into terrorism, but how will they tackle the issue?
VIDEO: Products designed to make you happier...Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:02:39 GMT
A young designer explains how he has re-configured household objects, to make people feel happy as they use them.
VIDEO: What do children think of hospital care?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:24:07 GMT
A survey that asked more than 18,000 children what they think about hospital care, found a majority felt safe in hospital, but many said they were not given enough attention from staff.
VIDEO: Inquest into British backpacker deathTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:42:30 GMT
Malaysian authorities have started an inquest into the death of a British backpacker who went missing on a jungle trek on Tioman island last year.
VIDEO: Tunisia attack: 'We ran for our life'Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:09:07 GMT
Special Correspondent Lucy Manning speaks to one family from Yorkshire, and hears their story of how they escaped the Tunisia gunman.
A landscape transformed forever?Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:48:18 GMT
How England's Lionesses are transforming football
How is the UK-France border policed?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:47:27 GMT
How is the UK-France border policed?
'Circademics' get serious about circusTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:02:01 GMT
'Circademics' get serious about the meaning of circus
How is a life worth £12,980?Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:30:17 GMT
How can a life be worth £12,980?
The man who made Manchester cool againWed, 01 Jul 2015 01:07:47 GMT
The man who made Manchester cool again
Saved by the 'British Schindler'Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:39:05 GMT
The Jews who owe their lives to the 'British Schindler'
Heathrow backed - now it's up to the politiciansWed, 01 Jul 2015 07:02:31 GMT
Can the PM back down from his 2009 pledge ruling out a third runway?