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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. NHS watchdog faces 'cover-up' claimWed, 19 Jun 2013 09:47:30 GMT
England's healthcare regulator may have covered up knowledge of its own failings after a series of baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital, a report says.
Families win Iraq deaths damages bidWed, 19 Jun 2013 12:42:49 GMT
Families of soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for negligence and bring damages claims under the Human Rights Act, the Supreme Court rules.
Deputy Speaker Evans rearrestedWed, 19 Jun 2013 10:09:58 GMT
Commons Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans is arrested on suspicion of three counts of indecent assault.
Jail reckless bankers, report urgesWed, 19 Jun 2013 06:03:38 GMT
A long-awaited report on banking standards calls for new measures, including criminal sanctions, to make bankers responsible for their own failings.
Football fixtures 2013-14 announcedWed, 19 Jun 2013 08:33:33 GMT
New Man Utd boss David Moyes faces a trip to Swansea as the 2013-14 Premier League fixtures are announced.
Bodies of two missing divers foundWed, 19 Jun 2013 11:59:42 GMT
The bodies of two missing divers are found close to a wrecked German warship in Scapa Flow in Orkney.
Four vie to be UK City of CultureWed, 19 Jun 2013 12:08:32 GMT
Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay make the shortlist to become the UK's second City of Culture in 2017.
Food labels system to be rolled outTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:10:55 GMT
A new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, the government says.
Supreme Court criticises secrecyWed, 19 Jun 2013 12:12:31 GMT
The head of the Supreme Court criticises the way it felt forced into holding a secret session that had "no point" to it.
BT complains about Sky Sports supplyWed, 19 Jun 2013 11:21:53 GMT
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is to launch an investigation into BSkyB over the supply of its sports channels to rival broadcasters.
Home-buyers 'need 14 years to save'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:34:23 GMT
The average single person in their twenties will now have to save for over 14 years before they can buy a home, says the housing charity Shelter.
Assange vows to stay in embassyTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:01:50 GMT
Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange vows to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy in London even if accusations of sex crimes are dropped.
Freddie Starr rebailed by policeWed, 19 Jun 2013 12:11:54 GMT
Entertainer Freddie Starr is bailed for another two months by officers investigating allegations of sexual offences.
Teacher 'will not give evidence'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:08:55 GMT
A teacher accused of abducting a schoolgirl to France will not give evidence in his defence, a jury is told.
Groggs creator John Hughes, 78, diesWed, 19 Jun 2013 12:18:16 GMT
The man who created Groggs, the hand-carved caricatures celebrating sporting heroes and other celebrities, dies at the age of 78.
Dyslexic author wins book prizeWed, 19 Jun 2013 12:04:43 GMT
Sally Gardner, a dyslexic author once branded "unteachable" at school, wins the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her book Maggot Moon.
Drug grower banned from his shedWed, 19 Jun 2013 11:44:52 GMT
A former cannabis user is dismantling the garden shed where he used to grow his drugs after being banned from going inside it by a judge.
Japanese firm announces 416 new jobsWed, 19 Jun 2013 09:30:00 GMT
A factory in Larne, County Antrim, that makes medical devices is creating 416 new jobs
G8 summit most secure ever - BaggottWed, 19 Jun 2013 11:18:10 GMT
Chief Constable Matt Baggott has said the G8 summit in Fermanagh was "the most peaceful and secure" in history.
Web addicts 'suffer cold turkey'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:52:59 GMT
Internet addicts can suffer a form of cold turkey when they stop using the web - just like people coming off drugs, according to research.
Fifth of charity shops 'could close'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:11:50 GMT
Nearly a fifth of Wales' charity shops could close if the Welsh government implements proposed changes to business rate relief, a charities group says.
Call for earlier sex educationWed, 19 Jun 2013 12:18:59 GMT
Sex education at a younger age and free contraception for people as young as 13 are needed to cut teenage pregnancy rates, according to a Holyrood inquiry.
Hill murder to appear on CrimewatchWed, 19 Jun 2013 11:41:07 GMT
The murder of a woman whose remains were discovered on Corstorphine Hill in Edinburgh a fortnight ago is to feature on BBC's Crimewatch programme.
Private firm to run child servicesWed, 19 Jun 2013 11:30:01 GMT
A private consultancy firm is chosen to run Doncaster's troubled children's services department.
Second man held after mosque arsonWed, 19 Jun 2013 06:53:49 GMT
A second man is arrested in connection with an arson attack on a mosque in Gloucester.
Wimbledon 2013 seedings announcedWed, 19 Jun 2013 09:44:05 GMT
Rafael Nadal could play Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer as early as the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
North fit for first Lions TestWed, 19 Jun 2013 07:23:10 GMT
British and Irish Lions wing George North has overcome injury ahead of the first Test against Australia on Saturday.
How Israel keeps Holocaust memories aliveTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:43:30 GMT
The Holocaust carries a special importance for Israel. Can it ensure that the next generation knows what happened, and does not forget?
Telegram Era ends StopWed, 19 Jun 2013 09:50:29 GMT
The last telegram in the world will be sent next month. Kathryn Westcott looks at telegraphy's linguistic legacy.
The street with 18 betting shopsTue, 18 Jun 2013 12:35:19 GMT
Fixed odds betting terminals, a kind of super-powered fruit machine, are driving profits in betting shops. Some councils are now fighting back.
BT's Livingston to be trade ministerWed, 19 Jun 2013 11:30:29 GMT
BT chief executive Ian Livingston is to leave the company to join the government as a trade minister, David Cameron announces.
Speaker: MPs will vote on Syria armsWed, 19 Jun 2013 08:37:03 GMT
MPs will get a vote on whether the UK should arm Syrian rebel forces before it happens, Commons speaker John Bercow says.
MPs seek compromise on prison votesWed, 19 Jun 2013 10:43:21 GMT
Parliament will never back votes for all prisoners, so a compromise will have to be found to comply with EU law, says the chairman of the committee set up to decide on the issue.
VIDEO: House of CommonsSun, 13 Jan 2013 19:49:39 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron is making a statement on the recent G8 summit.
VIDEO: Wimbledon quiz: Can you guess the year?Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:20:10 GMT
Can you guess the year this action took place at Wimbledon?
VIDEO: Labradoodle helps woman's balanceTue, 18 Jun 2013 18:13:32 GMT
A Nottinghamshire woman with balance problems says a specially-trained dog has helped her "get her life back".
VIDEO: Mums' concerns over web safetyTue, 18 Jun 2013 15:56:33 GMT
Parents and staff from Parentzone explain how they would like to make the internet safer for children.
VIDEO: Lawrence concert line-up unveiledTue, 18 Jun 2013 18:05:47 GMT
Twenty years after the teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in London, details of a star-studded concert in his memory have been unveiled.
AUDIO: 'My dad's organs saved four lives'Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:23:53 GMT
Ten-year-old Caitlin Robertson urges the public to sign organ donation register, after her father's organs saved four lives
VIDEO: Man survives 15th floor fall in NZTue, 18 Jun 2013 00:55:30 GMT
A British man survives a 15th floor fall in New Zealand after trying to lower himself from a neighbour's balcony to his flat.
VIDEO: Two killed by train in HertfordshireTue, 18 Jun 2013 18:00:57 GMT
Two teenagers, a 15-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man, have died after being hit by a train near a Hertfordshire railway station on Monday night.
VIDEO: UK inflation rate rises to 2.7%Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:03:34 GMT
The rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation increased to 2.7% in May, up from 2.4% in April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
How do you prepare for a lifetime of renting?Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:35:57 GMT
How do you prepare for a lifetime of renting?
VIDEO: The 13-year-old fashion bloggerTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:18:05 GMT
The 13-year-old taking fashion blogging by storm
Poverty in the English countrysideTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:44:42 GMT
The people living in rural poverty
What's going on with the weather?Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:50:50 GMT
What's going on with the weather, asks David Shukman
When the world came to FermanaghWed, 19 Jun 2013 05:30:22 GMT
When the world came to County Fermanagh for the G8
The play that keeps its audience in the darkTue, 18 Jun 2013 23:47:12 GMT
The new play that keeps its audience in the dark
Commission backs Lloyds as first privatisationWed, 19 Jun 2013 08:24:11 GMT
Commission says Lloyds ready for privatisation
The troubling secrets of England?s mental hospitalsWed, 19 Jun 2013 09:56:02 GMT
Troubling secrets of England?s mental hospitals
Papers mull PM's 'Syria coup bid'Wed, 19 Jun 2013 04:22:14 GMT
Papers mull PM's 'Syria coup bid'