BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Ambulances 'face long delays at A&E'Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:38 GMT
Some patients taken by ambulance to NHS hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales face waiting in them outside A&E departments far longer than the recommended 15 minutes, figures show.
Parliament to pay tribute to MandelaMon, 09 Dec 2013 04:08:50 GMT
MPs and peers are to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela during the opening of business at the Houses of Parliament.
Australia thrash England in AdelaideMon, 09 Dec 2013 01:35:57 GMT
Australia bowl England out for 312 to win the second Test by 218 runs and secure a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series.
Six held over football fixing claimsSun, 08 Dec 2013 19:23:24 GMT
Six people remain in police custody after ex-Portsmouth player Sam Sodje told an undercover reporter he had been involved in fixing games.
Fuel plan 'could bankrupt investors'Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:18 GMT
The OECD says Labour's plan to freeze energy bills if it wins the 2015 election could put investors in energy firms in financial danger.
Schools 'making gender bias worse'Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:37:37 GMT
Half of the mixed state-funded schools in England reinforce gender imbalances in terms of subjects students study at A-level, research shows.
Middle-aged drink and drugs warningMon, 09 Dec 2013 01:28:08 GMT
People in their 40s have the highest rates of hospital admission for drug and alcohol abuse in England, a review says.
Cough campaign 'picks up cancers'Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:31:07 GMT
A campaign urging people with a persistent cough to get checked by their doctor has led to a "dramatic rise" in lung cancer diagnoses, campaigner say.
Job vacancy growth at '15-year high'Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:22 GMT
A survey of recruitment firms shows sharp growth in the demand for staff in November and the sharpest rise in salaries in six years.
Benefits capped in 1,000 Scots homesSun, 08 Dec 2013 22:06:11 GMT
Almost 1,000 households have already had their benefits capped in Scotland since the introduction of benefit changes, official figures show.
Teenagers 'own six digital devices'Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:34:48 GMT
A survey suggests the average UK teenager owns six digital devices.
Men freed after 'slavery' raidsSun, 08 Dec 2013 16:36:49 GMT
Three men, all believed to be victims of slavery, are rescued following a series of raids in the Bristol area.
Mystery of bizarre mounds solvedMon, 09 Dec 2013 05:40:32 GMT
The mystery of one of the strangest landscape features on the planet - Mima mounds - is solved, scientists say.
Manila crime caper is top indie filmMon, 09 Dec 2013 03:47:42 GMT
Metro Manila, a crime caper set in the Philippines, is named best film and picks up two other honours at the British Independent Film Awards.
Man held over gun attack on policeSun, 08 Dec 2013 13:18:40 GMT
A man is arrested in connection with a gun attack on police in north Belfast on Thursday.
Man suffers eye injury in assaultSun, 08 Dec 2013 14:18:33 GMT
A 21-year-old man suffers serious eye injury after being hit with bottle in the village of Dunloy, County Antrim.
Bring back 50% tax rate - KinnockSun, 08 Dec 2013 16:03:05 GMT
A future Labour government should raise the top rate of income tax to 50%, former leader Lord Kinnock says.
Rogue trader fears for flood victimsSun, 08 Dec 2013 08:37:57 GMT
Flood victims in Rhyl whose homes were damaged by sea water caused by a storm surge are warned about rogue traders looking to cash in.
Booze still kills '20 people a week'Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:07:34 GMT
Alcohol is still killing the equivalent of 20 people a week in Scotland despite a fall in booze-related deaths, it has been warned.
Scottish economic growth 'eases'Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:08:01 GMT
The pace of growth in Scotland's private sector slowed last month, according to a survey of company purchasing managers.
Northumberland wins dark sky statusMon, 09 Dec 2013 06:03:09 GMT
The night sky above the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water and Forest Park is granted special protection.
TV psychic charged after car crashSun, 08 Dec 2013 16:26:33 GMT
Television psychic Derek Acorah is charged with careless driving following a car crash in Merseyside.
Arsenal 1-1 EvertonSun, 08 Dec 2013 18:43:35 GMT
Everton substitute Gerard Deulofeu denies league leaders
Robertson beats Selby in UK finalSun, 08 Dec 2013 23:11:49 GMT
Neil Robertson beats Mark Selby 10-7 in the UK Championship final to become the eighth man to win snooker's 'Triple Crown'.
Arsenal draw Tottenham in FA CupSun, 08 Dec 2013 17:22:28 GMT
North London rivals drawn together for third round.
25 readers' designs for a new union jackFri, 06 Dec 2013 02:23:19 GMT
After our piece on possible alternatives to the union jack, many readers decided to design their own.
Quiz of the week's newsFri, 06 Dec 2013 01:08:17 GMT
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
The Loop: Brutal youthFri, 06 Dec 2013 16:42:19 GMT
Welcome to the Loop, the Magazine's weekly letters column, including the best of your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook.
MPs' 11% pay rise 'inappropriate'Sun, 08 Dec 2013 16:01:37 GMT
Plans to award MPs an 11% pay rise in 2015 are criticised across Westminster, with one minister describing them as "utterly incomprehensible".
Camerons at No 10 for Christmas cardSun, 08 Dec 2013 15:52:46 GMT
David and Samantha Cameron choose a black and white portrait of the couple and their youngest daughter Florence for their 2013 Christmas card.
Labour select Falkirk candidateSun, 08 Dec 2013 18:23:55 GMT
Members of Falkirk Labour select Karen Whitefield as their general election candidate after the row over the party's selection process.
VIDEO: House of CommonsThu, 05 Dec 2013 12:24:49 GMT
George Osborne updates MPs on the UK economy, and future tax and spending plans.
VIDEO: Mandela thanksgiving service in LondonSun, 08 Dec 2013 13:52:45 GMT
A service of thanksgiving for the life of ex-South African president Nelson Mandela has been held in London.
VIDEO: Flight delays: What can you claim for?Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:19:24 GMT
Joe Lynam reports on air passengers' rights.
VIDEO: Most people in poverty 'in work'Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:47:22 GMT
More working households were living in poverty in the UK last year than non-working ones - for the first time, a charity has reported.
VIDEO: Tour of a tidal flood damaged homeSat, 07 Dec 2013 20:15:56 GMT
Jane Knapp, from Walcott, has shared her shock at the devastation caused by the Norfolk tidal floods during a guided tour of her "contaminated" home.
VIDEO: On tour with small business busSat, 07 Dec 2013 10:31:39 GMT
A new campaign to encourage people to spend their money in local, independent shops has been gathering pace.
VIDEO: 'I have happy memories of Mandela'Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:53:55 GMT
Prince Charles has said the world is a "poorer place" following the death of Nelson Mandela.
VIDEO: Mandela 'inspired' a UK generationFri, 06 Dec 2013 15:50:00 GMT
The death of former South African president Nelson Mandela has been deeply felt by many people across the UK.
VIDEO: UK recovery 'may be unsustainable'Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:37:28 GMT
Economists have warned Chancellor George Osborne that the UK's recovery may not be sustainable
Is piracy possible on any object?Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:25:12 GMT
Could everything from kids' toys to Aston Martins be pirated?
'Turra coo' remembered 100 years onMon, 09 Dec 2013 00:08:39 GMT
The cow that caused rioting of the streets of an Aberdeenshire town
In pictures: The Art of Building 2013Mon, 09 Dec 2013 01:03:44 GMT
Pictures of shortlisted entries for top architecture competition
Why don't French books sell abroad?Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:03:03 GMT
Are French authors too intellectual for English-speaking readers?
Your pictures: PairsThu, 05 Dec 2013 15:05:14 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of pairs