BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. MH17 black boxes arrive in BritainWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:56:32 GMT
The black box flight recorders from downed flight MH17 arrive in the UK for analysis by air accident investigators.
Geldof died of heroin overdoseWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:19:48 GMT
Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner rules.
Glasgow ready for 2014 Games openingWed, 23 Jul 2014 09:45:04 GMT
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.
UK licensing arms exports to RussiaWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:41:26 GMT
Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.
Young adults face housing squeezeWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:10 GMT
A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.
Porn filter shunned by UK net usersWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:30:42 GMT
The vast majority of new broadband customers are declining to sign up to "child friendly" filters when prompted to do so by UK service providers.
Fresh public sector strike plannedWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:44:49 GMT
Local government and school support workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to mount a second day of strike action.
Bank and business at odds over ratesWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:23:44 GMT
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.
Airline route assessments criticisedWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:50:08 GMT
Safety assessments for risky air routes are "not good enough", the British Airline Pilots Association says.
No apology from Gaza tweet Lib DemWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:38:32 GMT
Lib Dem MP David Ward declines to apologise for widely criticised comments on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Disability benefits flaws 'grave'Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:29:26 GMT
The disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.
Club admits failures over boy's deathWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:30:55 GMT
A football club pleads guilty to breach of health and safety over the death of a 12-year-old who died when a goal post fell on top of him.
Labour's Frank Dobson to quit as MPTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:16:23 GMT
Former Labour cabinet member Frank Dobson announces he will stand down as an MP at the general election next year.
'Fewer degree offers' for minoritiesWed, 23 Jul 2014 00:16:48 GMT
Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.
Paedophile singer seeks sentence cutWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:49:53 GMT
Judges are deciding whether paedophile rock star Ian Watkins can appeal against the length of his jail term for child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.
Stowell rejects Tory 'top-up' salaryWed, 23 Jul 2014 03:36:14 GMT
Baroness Stowell rejects a Conservative offer to pay part of her salary, saying it would be a conflict of interest.
Commonwealth edged out of BookerWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:44:42 GMT
Writers from many Commonwealth countries are sidelined from the Booker Prize longlist, after the award is opened up to US writers for the first time.
Two rare Amur leopards born at zooWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:55:10 GMT
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.
Man shot in legs 'by appointment'Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:44:33 GMT
A man who was injured in a gun attack in Londonderry was "shot by appointment", says a DUP MLA.
Engineering firm to create 40 jobsWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:40:43 GMT
A Londonderry-based engineering firm is to create 40 new jobs after bringing a new investor on board.
15th record inquiry nurse suspendedWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:33:49 GMT
Another nurse is suspended as part of an inquiry into the alleged falsification of patient records at south Wales hospitals, taking the total to 15.
New inquiry over council boss moneyWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:36:21 GMT
A new police investigation is launched into unlawful pension salary supplements paid to the chief executive of Pembrokeshire council.
Tower open after smoking cable alertWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25:11 GMT
Glasgow Science Centre tower opens as normal after fire crews were called on Tuesday to tackle a smoking cable.
Figures reveal rape report locationsTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:15:30 GMT
More rapes were reported in West Fife than any other area in Scotland over a 14-month period, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.
'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:08:52 GMT
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.
Police 'failing to use handbrakes'Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:59 GMT
Thousands of pounds of damage is caused to police cars and property after officers fail to apply the handbrake properly.
Glasgow Games to be 'biggest and best'Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:34 GMT
Athletes from 71 nations will compete in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, which get under way with the opening ceremony on Wednesday.
VIDEO: Jason Statham's Games diving displayWed, 23 Jul 2014 05:40:22 GMT
Hollywood actor Jason Statham competes for England in the diving competition at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.
After 10 days & 8,500 miles... St Helena reach GlasgowWed, 23 Jul 2014 09:42:16 GMT
St Helena's Commonwealth Games team travel five days on a ship and then take two flights to reach Glasgow 2014.
Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:27:13 GMT
Pre-school graduation ceremonies are a growing phenomenon in UK nurseries.
The deaths uniting women across the worldTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:10:42 GMT
After 13 years, Nato troops are preparing to leave Afghanistan - thousands of soldiers have died but the experiences of their widows differ dramatically.
The children left behind in hot carsMon, 21 Jul 2014 23:23:36 GMT
Every few days in the US, there are reports of young children dying from heatstroke after being left in parked cars. Why so often?
Row over 'bonkers' EU energy planWed, 23 Jul 2014 03:28:08 GMT
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
Labour wants Grieve advice publishedWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:14:39 GMT
Labour asks David Cameron to publish Dominic Grieve's legal advice on plans to give MPs a veto human rights rulings.
EU to widen Russia sanctionsTue, 22 Jul 2014 17:00:20 GMT
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
AUDIO: Police warn teens over explicit textsWed, 23 Jul 2014 11:37:11 GMT
Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.
VIDEO: Scotland's athletes hope for medalsWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:53:15 GMT
While Glasgow hopes to make an impression as host of the Commonwealth Games, Scotland's athletes will be hoping to make a lasting impression on the medal table.
VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zooWed, 23 Jul 2014 07:05:37 GMT
Two rare Amur leopard cubs have been born at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire.
AUDIO: Gay man had shocks on NHS as 'cure'Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:22:13 GMT
A man who was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970's to 'cure' his homosexuality says he 'deeply regrets' it.
VIDEO: Student texts make fly on wall TV showTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:01:08 GMT
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.
VIDEO: Would you eat a 'waste' food curry?Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:21:51 GMT
Adam Smith set up the UK's first cafe which serves only waste, or "intercepted", food.
VIDEO: Play highlights housing frustrationMon, 21 Jul 2014 08:16:26 GMT
The pitfalls of London's property market have been highlighted in a play at the Old Vic.
VIDEO: The Commonwealth Games in 60 secondsTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:12:00 GMT
As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, the BBC explains the background to the action - in 60 seconds.
Which sport are you made for? Take our testThu, 17 Jul 2014 14:45:30 GMT
Take our test to see which Commonwealth Games events match your abilities.
The curious world of street furnitureTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:21:57 GMT
The curious world of England's street furniture
Help to cope with a parent in prisonTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:03:05 GMT
Helping children cope with a parent in prison
Who was Alexander Litvinenko?Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:29:06 GMT
Why is the death of Alexander Litvinenko so notorious?
When will we take honey seriously?Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:09:22 GMT
Should we go back to using honey as a medicine?
Fly on the Facebook wall documentaryTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:01:14 GMT
The TV team 'spying' on students' social media lives
How many times did court doors close?Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:25:26 GMT
Why some evidence is being heard behind closed doors
Five ways Aldi cracked the supermarket businessTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:32:03 GMT
Five ways Aldi changed the world of supermarkets
A child abuse 'out of the ordinary'Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:22:57 GMT
The child abuse taking place in 'loving and caring' families
'Feeble' EU and UK 'hypocrisy' - the papersWed, 23 Jul 2014 05:44:03 GMT
Press examines claims of UK hypocrisy over Russia