BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. UK licensing arms exports to RussiaWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:07:57 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.
Glasgow ready for 2014 Games openingTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:55:06 GMT
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.
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.
Lib Dem MP criticised for Gaza tweetWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:44:47 GMT
Lib Dem MP David Ward is accused of making "vile comments" on social media about 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.
Peaches Geldof inquest due laterWed, 23 Jul 2014 07:57:21 GMT
The full inquest into the death of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, 25, is due later.
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 00:08:02 GMT
Judges will decide 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.
Selfie 'sexters' in child sex warningTue, 22 Jul 2014 19:53:42 GMT
Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.
Man City U21s walk off in racism rowTue, 22 Jul 2014 22:29:20 GMT
Manchester City Under-21s walk off in a pre-season friendly in Croatia after an alleged incident of racial abuse.
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.
Queen's horse fails drugs testWed, 23 Jul 2014 08:51:28 GMT
Estimate, a racehorse owned by the Queen, has tested positive for the prohibited substance morphine.
Booker longlist set to be revealedWed, 23 Jul 2014 04:28:27 GMT
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize is set to be unveiled, with titles from around the world eligible for contention for the first time in its history.
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.
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.
NI leaders congratulate McIlroyTue, 22 Jul 2014 12:54:49 GMT
Rory McIlroy, the new Open golf champion, is congratulated by First and Deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness.
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 police probe over paymentsWed, 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.
Leaders hail Glasgow 2014 legacyTue, 22 Jul 2014 23:12:17 GMT
The Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond have been focusing on the legacy of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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.
Guest house landlady was stabbedTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:35:32 GMT
A guest house landlady in Bridlington who was found dead in one of her rooms died from a single stab wound to the chest, police say.
'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:56:46 GMT
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.
Glasgow set for opening ceremonyTue, 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.
Van Gaal criticises tour scheduleWed, 23 Jul 2014 07:57:34 GMT
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.
Houvenaghel retires from cyclingWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:57:33 GMT
Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel retires from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games with injury.
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?
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.
'Disturbing' Trojan inquiry findingsTue, 22 Jul 2014 12:49:45 GMT
Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, warns of evidence of intolerance in schools as the government's Trojan horse report is published.
175,000 migrants 'still missing'Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:30:16 GMT
The Home Office does not know if 175,000 people who have no right to be in the UK have left or not, auditors say.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
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.
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.
VIDEO: Birthday celebrations for Prince GeorgeTue, 22 Jul 2014 06:01:06 GMT
Prince George celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday and to mark the occasion two new pictures have been released by Kensington Palace.
VIDEO: Litvinenko death inquiry announcedTue, 22 Jul 2014 20:51:38 GMT
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.
VIDEO: Thousands camping for Glasgow GamesTue, 22 Jul 2014 12:29:25 GMT
Thousands of people are staying in the tents at specially designated sites across Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.
VIDEO: Crowds welcome 'Lusty' for last timeTue, 22 Jul 2014 15:58:52 GMT
The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time.
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 medicinally?
How many times did court doors close?Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:25:26 GMT
Why some evidence is being heard behind closed doors
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
Five ways Aldi cracked the supermarket businessTue, 22 Jul 2014 11:32:03 GMT
Five ways Aldi changed the world of supermarkets
'Feeble' EU and UK 'hypocrisy' - the papersWed, 23 Jul 2014 05:44:03 GMT
Press examines claims of UK hypocrisy over Russia