BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Farage sights set on more defectionsFri, 29 Aug 2014 04:10:12 GMT
Nigel Farage says more disaffected MPs could join UKIP if it is successful in the by-election caused by the defection of Tory Douglas Carswell.
Ex-children's head 'must quit'Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:00:32 GMT
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.
New hospital food rules introducedThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:01:11 GMT
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
Files reveal Thatcher NI concernsFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:27:42 GMT
Previously confidential files reveal concerns over Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, two weeks before it was signed.
Murray breezes into US Open last 32Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:30:32 GMT
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.
'Space whisky' to return to EarthThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:23:45 GMT
Whisky that was sent into space three years ago as part of a scientific experiment is to return to Earth next month.
'Significant' rise in migration to UKThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:52:41 GMT
There has been a "significant" increase in net migration into the UK, which reached 243,000 in the 12 months to March, government statisticians say.
Ebola region faces UK travel banThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:20 GMT
All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.
PM: More Holyrood powers 'soon'Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:59:27 GMT
The Scottish Parliament would get further powers "soon" if there is a "No" vote to independence, David Cameron has said.
Clegg wants to bar militants' returnThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:16:07 GMT
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he wants to find new ways to stop UK militants who fight in Iraq and Syria returning to Britain.
Flintoff escapes ban for speedingThu, 28 Aug 2014 14:56:13 GMT
Former England cricket captain Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff escapes a speeding ban after arguing it would hit his charity work.
Teenagers guilty of mugging killingThu, 28 Aug 2014 13:23:57 GMT
Four teenagers are found guilty of killing a man with a mental age of nine who was stabbed during a mugging in west London.
Thirty gold bars buried on beachThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:30:56 GMT
A gold-rush starts at a beach in Kent where a German artist buried £10,000 worth of bullion as part of an arts festival.
Diana's Bake Off exit announcedThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:10:08 GMT
Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.
Paper outlines potential health cutsThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:31:14 GMT
Health Minister Edwin Poots outlines how the health service will be impacted by potential cuts in a paper seen by the BBC.
Family attacks 'racially motivated'Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:01:57 GMT
Two families from Sudan are targeted in attacks police say they are treating as racially-motivated hate crimes.
Swansea council leader steps downThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:39:44 GMT
The leader of Swansea council resigns saying he will focus on building the city's regional and national profile.
WRU and regions sign new £60m dealThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:20:46 GMT
After a lengthy dispute, the WRU and the four Welsh rugby regions sign a deal aimed at keeping star players in Wales.
Referendum votes 'for sale' on eBayThu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:43 GMT
Police launch investigation after a number of people apparently attempt to sell their votes in the referendum online.
Landlord data 'will empower tenants'Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:18:37 GMT
Council and housing association tenants are to be given more information about how well their landlord is performing.
Man jailed for bottle attack on girlThu, 28 Aug 2014 13:42:29 GMT
A man who threw a glass bottle while drunk, shattering a car windscreen and badly injuring a nine-year-old girl, is jailed.
Man, 73, buys 200,000 volt stun gunThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:14:57 GMT
A 73-year-old man is interviewed by police after buying a 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray online.
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 AEL Limassol (agg 5-1)Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:40:45 GMT
Mauricio Pochettino's winning start as Tottenham boss continues as they clinch their place in the Europa League group stage.
Liverpool drawn against Real MadridThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:35:08 GMT
Liverpool are drawn against holders Real Madrid as Manchester City get a tough draw in the Champions League.
Arthur Conan Doyle's eerie vision of the future of warThu, 28 Aug 2014 01:07:59 GMT
A century ago Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about the threat of starvation in Britain.
The last Armenians of MyanmarWed, 27 Aug 2014 21:36:34 GMT
The last 'full' Armenian in Myanmar died last year, so what is the future of Yangon's historic Armenian church?
The parenting lessons to be taken from moviesWed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:16 GMT
It is 50 years since Mary Poppins appeared on cinema screens.
Wright quits Labour but not PCC roleThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:07:38 GMT
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse.
'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:35:12 GMT
The UK is "deeply elitist" according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.
Party must stop using Crown symbolThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:31:20 GMT
The Cabinet Office has ordered the right-wing party Britain First to remove images of the Royal Crown from its clothing range.
VIDEO: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill - second readingTue, 15 Jul 2014 18:02:06 GMT
MPs approve the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill at second reading.
VIDEO: Punched woman talks of grope outrageThu, 28 Aug 2014 13:44:00 GMT
A student who was punched in the face at the Notting Hill Carnival for telling a man not to grope her says she would do the same again.
VIDEO: Buried gold sparks treasure huntThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:43:37 GMT
Hundreds of people have descended on Folkestone beach in a bid to get their hands on a share of buried gold worth £10,000.
VIDEO: Roman ruins uncovered in SomersetThu, 28 Aug 2014 14:24:35 GMT
Archaeologists are studying Roman ruins, including a bath house, that have been discovered on the site of a new bypass in Somerset.
VIDEO: Rotherham council knew 'many' at riskThu, 28 Aug 2014 17:55:55 GMT
A former social worker says Rotherham council deliberately under-reported the number of children at risk of sexual exploitation to meet targets.
VIDEO: Bees move into in City ChambersThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:54:45 GMT
More than 120,000 bees take up residence on the roof of Glasgow City Council headquarters as part of a new environmental project.
VIDEO: Oldest wing walker takes to skiesThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:48:34 GMT
The world's oldest wing walker has extended his own record at the opening of the Bournemouth Air Festival.
VIDEO: Esha Ness cave is 'UK's biggest'Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:50:57 GMT
Geologist Jonathan Swale claims that the Calders Geo sea cave at Esha Ness in Shetland is the largest in Britain.
VIDEO: Aye or Naw for the Isle of Islay?Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:24:21 GMT
Allan Little reports from the Scottish Hebrides on how Scotland's independence referendum is viewed in the remoter corners of the country.
NI state papers from 1985 releasedThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:02:06 GMT
Why 1985 was a significant year in Anglo-Irish relations
The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:35:06 GMT
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814
VIDEO: Model-making summer schoolThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:02:28 GMT
The retired professor who turned village children into engineers
Will Clacton's voters opt for UKIP?Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:48:03 GMT
Will Clacton's voters say yes to UKIP?
Competing for the going to university voteThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:46:30 GMT
Is the argument over universities coming back to life?
'Rooney the right choice to lead new England era'Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:20:41 GMT
The right choice to lead England?
PM's UKIP blow and Brangelina joy - papersFri, 29 Aug 2014 05:02:37 GMT
Papers see trouble ahead for David Cameron