BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. UK probes Israeli soldier nationalityFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:41:24 GMT
The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.
Arson fear over Eastbourne Pier fireFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:22:11 GMT
A fire that ripped through Eastbourne Pier is now feared to have been started deliberately.
Man jailed over teen ecstasy deathFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:07:45 GMT
A man is jailed for five years for supplying drugs after a 16-year-old boy died at a rave in west London.
Rolf Harris challenges convictionFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:55:54 GMT
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.
Father cleared of shaken baby deathFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:32:40 GMT
A man is cleared of killing his son who died as a result of severe brain injuries caused 12 years ago when he was shaken as a baby.
Immigration inspector John Vine quitsFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:01:42 GMT
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.
Hand luggage advice amid bag delaysFri, 01 Aug 2014 12:40:00 GMT
Travel experts advise passengers to pack essential items in their hand luggage after baggage reclaim delays at Gatwick Airport.
Couple guilty of bomb detector fraudFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:00:23 GMT
A couple in their sixties who made fake bomb detectors and sold them in the Middle East are convicted of fraud.
Five officers face Jayden inquiryFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:15:37 GMT
Five police officers are being investigated by the force's watchdog, over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson.
Exam body to check 'extra help' dataFri, 01 Aug 2014 08:45:01 GMT
The exams regulator Ofqual is to collect information on how many private school students receive extra time in exams, compared with state pupils.
Man jailed for couple's crash deathsFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:14:03 GMT
A driver who killed his sister and her fiancÚ in a car crash, leaving his nine-week-old nephew an orphan, is jailed for seven years.
Games cyclist tests negative for EbolaFri, 01 Aug 2014 07:47:18 GMT
An athlete competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has tested negative for Ebola, organisers confirm.
DNA project 'to make UK world leader'Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:04:00 GMT
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
Man arrested over murder of girl, 7Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:54:32 GMT
A 47-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a seven-year-old girl in Nottingham, as police are given more time to question a second suspect.
Airport probe after runway closedFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:27:46 GMT
An investigation is launched after Edinburgh Airport had to close its runway following a crash between two vehicles.
Whistleblowers get rough deal - MPsFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:43:01 GMT
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.
Probe over late night zoo partiesFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:16:12 GMT
After-hours parties at London Zoo are investigated over claims of guests throwing glass at animals, pouring beer over them and trying to climb into the enclosures.
Egypt statue museums lose statusFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:09:25 GMT
Two museums in Northampton lose their accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue, the Arts Council rules.
Cheltenham Banksy artwork defacedFri, 01 Aug 2014 12:54:46 GMT
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.
Kincora abuse probe 'stopped by MI5'Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:31:12 GMT
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.
UDA memorial not funded by executiveFri, 01 Aug 2014 12:04:04 GMT
The Housing Executive says a plaque to UDA members in south Belfast was not part of a memorial garden it funded in the Annadale Flats area.
Autistic girl loses bid to stop moveFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:40:40 GMT
A Swansea family loses its bid to prevent a health board moving their 20-year-old autistic daughter to a specialist unit in Brighton.
Crashed car ends up in pub loungeFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:31:21 GMT
A car crashes into the lounge of a pub in Denbighshire causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Scottish fours beat England for goldFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:06:38 GMT
Scotland's David Peacock, Neil Speirs, Paul Foster and skip Alex Marshall win gold over England in the bowls fours final.
Double rapist jailed for eight yearsFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:27:59 GMT
Double rapist Duncan Begg is jailed for eight years for attacking two women, one of whom was pregnant, in Wick in the early 1990s.
Insurers 'admit bus crash liability'Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:57:22 GMT
Insurers for a bus firm involved in a crash in County Durham involving 50 children, have admitted liability, lawyers for the families tell the BBC.
Pair jailed over churchyard murderFri, 01 Aug 2014 13:49:06 GMT
Two men who kicked a snooker club worker to death in a Northampton churchyard are jailed for life.
Anderson and Jadeja found not guiltyFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:34:26 GMT
The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.
Vermaelen may leave Arsenal - WengerFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:09:43 GMT
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says club captain and Belgium international defender Thomas Vermaelen may leave the Gunners.
America's 'inexorably' botched executionsThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:52:41 GMT
A string of botched lethal injections has led the US president to order an inquiry into how the death penalty is applied - but botching, it turns out, is nothing new.
Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:38:35 GMT
It's sunglasses weather across much of the northern hemisphere, and yet wearing them indoors is likely to make you an object of ridicule. Why?
Quiz of the week's newsThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:56:51 GMT
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
Tory MP says Israel tactics 'brutal'Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:18 GMT
An ex-defence minister condemns Israel's Gaza offensive after a ceasefire fails, as the foreign secretary says both sides must "act proportionately".
Miliband London job claim criticisedFri, 01 Aug 2014 12:02:37 GMT
Ed Miliband's claim that "four out of five" new jobs in Britain were in London has been questioned by the UK statistics watchdog.
No 10 'meddling in BBC boss search'Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:27:39 GMT
David Cameron is accused by former Labour ministers of "interfering" in the search for a new chair of the BBC Trust.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
VIDEO: Royal Navy rescues BBC's faulty forecastFri, 01 Aug 2014 08:56:39 GMT
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood got a helping hand from members of the Royal Navy when a technical problem meant the graphics did not work for her weather forecast.
VIDEO: Folkestone's wartime serviceFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:01:56 GMT
Robert Hall visits the town of Folkestone where millions of British soldiers began their journey to the front line
VIDEO: On board 'safety shield' London busFri, 01 Aug 2014 12:30:38 GMT
New software will be trialled on a number of London buses to try to reduce collisions, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.
VIDEO: Close-up with defaced Banksy workFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:16:37 GMT
Campaigners who were trying to keep a Banksy mural in situ on a wall in Cheltenham are now in "race against time" to save the work after it was defaced with graffiti.
VIDEO: More handlers to tackle Gatwick bagsThu, 31 Jul 2014 15:39:07 GMT
Gatwick Airport is bringing in extra staff of its own to handle baggage following chaotic scenes last weekend, when passengers were left waiting for up to three hours for luggage.
AUDIO: Is youth politics a waste of time?Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:39:22 GMT
Tim Stanley and Ann Widdecombe debate whether youth politics is a waste of time
VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:46 GMT
Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.
AUDIO: Oakwood prison 'always short-staffed'Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:12:16 GMT
Former prison officer Joseph Garratt says HMP Oakwood has "always been short-staffed".
How do we protect Victorian piers?Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:05:58 GMT
How do we protect our Victorian structures?
VIDEO: Last of the scissor makersThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:33:30 GMT
The last men making scissors the traditional way
What is it like being Usain Bolt?Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:05:45 GMT
Adulation, glory, 'selfie' requests - the life of a sprint superstar
Cost of sonic boom damage in UKFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:01:08 GMT
How much damage can a sonic boom do?
VIDEO: Commonwealth Games goes virtualThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:08:51 GMT
Commonwealth Games streamed live to a virtual reality headset.
Turning Berlin into a work of artFri, 01 Aug 2014 01:13:54 GMT
How an artist created a vast verbal map of Berlin
Learning disabled care campaignFri, 01 Aug 2014 01:22:35 GMT
Where should people with learning disabilities live?
Ukraine crisis creates UK tensionsThu, 31 Jul 2014 21:30:03 GMT
Ukraine crisis creating high-level UK tensions, Mark Urban writes
'Genetic revolution' on front pagesFri, 01 Aug 2014 05:42:20 GMT
Papers see hope for cancer treatment in DNA mapping project