BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Bosses sign letter supporting ToriesWed, 01 Apr 2015 09:00:42 GMT
More than 100 company leaders declare support for a Conservative-led government as Labour pledges to end "exploitative" zero-hours contracts.
Care system gets 'biggest shake-up'Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:04:24 GMT
Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.
Medieval graves found under collegeWed, 01 Apr 2015 02:26:18 GMT
One of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England, containing about 1,300 remains, is discovered under St John's College, Cambridge.
EU milk quota system is abolishedWed, 01 Apr 2015 09:09:58 GMT
EU milk quotas are scrapped, bringing an end to more than 30 years of efforts to prevent overproduction.
UK's first legal high ban startsWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:23:13 GMT
The UK's first city-wide ban on taking legal highs in public places comes into force.
Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:56 GMT
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.
Woman in fatal bus crash was officerTue, 31 Mar 2015 20:20:40 GMT
A woman who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre was an off-duty officer, police confirm.
Sentencing in secret terror caseWed, 01 Apr 2015 03:45:56 GMT
Law student Erol Incedal is to be sentenced for possessing a bomb-making manual after earlier being cleared of plotting a terror attack.
New property tax comes into effectWed, 01 Apr 2015 00:09:28 GMT
A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases comes into effect in Scotland.
Detectives revisit scene of rapeTue, 31 Mar 2015 22:06:12 GMT
Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Uddingston revisit the scene a week after the crime took place.
Castle reopens after £22m revampWed, 01 Apr 2015 09:14:07 GMT
Lincoln Castle reopens after a £22m renovation, which includes the construction of a vault to house the Magna Carta.
Blaze breaks out at Bicester VillageWed, 01 Apr 2015 09:14:38 GMT
A large fire breaks out at Bicester Village shopping outlet in Oxfordshire.
Ghostly faces found in medieval bookWed, 01 Apr 2015 05:40:49 GMT
Ghostly faces and snatches of text are found hiding in one of Wales' oldest and most important books.
Charles asks pub to have wife's nameTue, 31 Mar 2015 16:26:42 GMT
The Prince of Wales requests a new pub in the Duchy of Cornwall's village of Poundbury is named after his wife.
Nurses angry at transfers of elderlyWed, 01 Apr 2015 05:23:49 GMT
A number of senior nurses in the Belfast Health Trust describe the out-of-hours transfer of frail, elderly patients between hospitals as an abuse of vulnerable adults.
Fold told to revise development planWed, 01 Apr 2015 05:26:42 GMT
A housing association is told it must revise its proposal to redevelop the former Visteon factory site in west Belfast.
Tributes to officer after bus crashWed, 01 Apr 2015 08:53:09 GMT
Tributes are paid to an off duty police officer who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre.
Iceland boss backs Tory policiesWed, 01 Apr 2015 08:54:39 GMT
The boss of Flintshire-based food company Iceland is one of 100 business leaders backing the Conservatives' economic policies in an open letter.
Balls and Clegg campaign in ScotlandWed, 01 Apr 2015 08:11:10 GMT
Westminster figures will travel to Scotland on the third day of campaigning in the general election.
Businessman backs fiscal autonomyWed, 01 Apr 2015 08:45:03 GMT
One of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Jim McColl, has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020.
Spurs agreement over stadium landTue, 31 Mar 2015 17:46:18 GMT
Tottenham Hotspur says it has struck a private deal to buy disputed land for a proposed £400m football stadium.
Man 'deliberately crashed off M1'Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:53:21 GMT
A man deliberately crashed his car off the M1 motorway to kill his wife because she wanted a divorce, a court hears.
Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:45:07 GMT
Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.
To the moon & back: Murray's 500 winsTue, 31 Mar 2015 21:08:11 GMT
Andy Murray has won 500 matches - but how many times has he gone round the earth & how many sweatbands has he used?
VIDEO: Classic Grandstand April Fools' prankMon, 01 Apr 2013 12:10:49 GMT
BBC Sport's Grandstand team play an April Fools' Day prank when the staff stage a fake fight behind presenter Des Lynam during a broadcast.
What's wrong with party politics?Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:29:36 GMT
There is a deep structural problem with the current system of party politics in the UK, says Danny Kruger.
Election 2015: Celebrities on the campaign trailTue, 31 Mar 2015 15:41:16 GMT
Celebrities who back political parties
Public urged to register for votingTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:33:51 GMT
Electoral Commission launches awareness campaign to remind people they must be registered before April deadline.
VIDEO: Finance Bill second readingWed, 25 Mar 2015 20:08:15 GMT
MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.
VIDEO: Landmark London clothes shop closesTue, 31 Mar 2015 23:45:41 GMT
A celebrated women?s clothes shop that has been serving customers in north London for more than 80 years is closing its doors for the final time today.
VIDEO: Labour: 'Increase tax on high earners'Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:41:19 GMT
Ed Miliband criticises zero-hours contracts for the "insecurity" they create for workers.
VIDEO: Business support 'unprecedented'Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:10:20 GMT
George Osborne claims that a letter of support written by business leaders is an "unprecedented intervention" into the election campaign.
VIDEO: Palestinian 'tricked' over Banksy artWed, 01 Apr 2015 05:15:33 GMT
A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
VIDEO: Care shake-up 'biggest in 60 years'Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:59:48 GMT
Changes to the system of care for elderly and disabled people in England described as the "biggest shake-up in 60 years".
VIDEO: £135k to move voles: Money well spent?Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:21:23 GMT
£135,000 was spent relocating water voles so work could begin dredging two Somerset rivers in 2014.
VIDEO: Farmers' fear as milk quotas scrappedWed, 01 Apr 2015 08:20:37 GMT
Quotas regulating how much milk can be produced in Europe have been scrapped, more than 30 years after they were introduced.
VIDEO: Bandleader Last bows outTue, 31 Mar 2015 22:06:25 GMT
Bandleader and composer James last talks to David Sillito as he performs his last shows in Britain before his retirement
Your questions to Jeremy VineTue, 31 Mar 2015 15:22:55 GMT
Ask Jeremy Vine a question about election night coverage
Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough?Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:02:56 GMT
Can you win at anything with enough practice?
Can you sell luxury without a brand?Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:06:31 GMT
The luxury goods that speak for themselves
Nigel Farage off to a low-tech startTue, 31 Mar 2015 20:13:46 GMT
An American reporter on the trail of Nigel Farage
Two schools worlds apart in LancashireWed, 01 Apr 2015 01:25:50 GMT
Two contrasting schools in neighbouring areas of Lancashire
From prison to the ParalympicsWed, 01 Apr 2015 01:01:24 GMT
From cannabis conspiracy to Paralympics chance