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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrantTue, 02 Sep 2014 18:21:46 GMT
The parents of Ashya King are to face no further action and should now be reunited with their son, say prosecutors.
New child abuse victims come forwardTue, 02 Sep 2014 16:26:41 GMT
Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.
Police 'incompetence' over Sir CliffTue, 02 Sep 2014 17:42:06 GMT
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
UK seeks extra power for winterTue, 02 Sep 2014 18:00:25 GMT
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.
Troll guilty over MP 'rape' tweetsTue, 02 Sep 2014 17:26:50 GMT
A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.
FM: Independence 'closer than ever'Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:37:16 GMT
Independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion polling suggests gains for the "Yes" campaign.
Glasgow woman 'promoting terrorism'Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:34:48 GMT
It is understood that a young woman from Glasgow has travelled to Syria and has been promoting terrorism back home via her Twitter account.
Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:20:55 GMT
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
Laptop sales soar before universityTue, 02 Sep 2014 18:38:43 GMT
The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.
December date for Autumn StatementTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:20:09 GMT
George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.
Clegg defends UK terror responseTue, 02 Sep 2014 16:42:47 GMT
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
Clacton by-election set for OctoberTue, 02 Sep 2014 10:26:50 GMT
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.
'Extremist video' in Trojan schoolTue, 02 Sep 2014 11:52:46 GMT
A violent extremist video was shown in a Birmingham school, a committee of MPs investigating the the alleged "Trojan Horse" plot is told.
UK construction growth surgesTue, 02 Sep 2014 10:36:54 GMT
The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.
Ex-footballer in court over bribesTue, 02 Sep 2014 13:46:11 GMT
Former Premier League striker Delroy Facey appears in court charged with bribery offences as part of an investigation into alleged match fixing.
Officials begin arriving for NatoTue, 02 Sep 2014 15:28:30 GMT
Officials from around the world start arriving in Wales later for the Nato summit which starts in Newport on Thursday.
Council hires '£10,000-a-day' chiefsTue, 02 Sep 2014 13:31:06 GMT
Plymouth City Council is paying temporary managers a total of more than £10,000 a day, a report says.
WW1 warhorse awarded bravery medalTue, 02 Sep 2014 11:45:27 GMT
A World War One warhorse is awarded an "animal Victoria Cross" to mark the contribution of all animals that served with British forces.
Musician Watt makes non-fiction listTue, 02 Sep 2014 07:05:36 GMT
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
Child migrant 'abused in Australia'Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:29:01 GMT
A 70-year-old former child migrant from a Catholic-run home in Londonderry says he was sexually abused after being shipped to Australia.
PSNI releases files in watchdog rowTue, 02 Sep 2014 17:06:58 GMT
A high-profile dispute between Northern Ireland's police watchdog and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable is resolved after the PSNI hands over sensitive intelligence material about informers.
Missing boy's mother thanks crewsTue, 02 Sep 2014 15:51:24 GMT
The mother of a 12-year-old boy swept out to sea while playing on Anglesey sends an emotional thank you to crews who are searching for her son.
'Bullied' teen will not walk againTue, 02 Sep 2014 12:56:38 GMT
A vulnerable teenager is told he will never walk again after he fell from a bridge trying to escape bullies.
Plea over missing woman and childrenTue, 02 Sep 2014 16:02:03 GMT
Police appeal for help in tracing a woman and three children who have gone missing from the Pollok area of Glasgow.
Woman dies in mountain rockfallTue, 02 Sep 2014 16:33:51 GMT
A woman has died despite rescue attempts on Coire an t-Sneachda in the Cairngorm mountain range in the Highlands.
Kidnappers broke bones with hammersTue, 02 Sep 2014 12:55:22 GMT
Six men are jailed for up to 17 years after a man is kidnapped, stripped naked, beaten with hammers and stabbed.
Bronson time-added for prison attackTue, 02 Sep 2014 09:29:10 GMT
Charles Bronson has a further two year jail term added to his life sentence for holding a prison governor in a headlock and punching him several times.
India humble England to win seriesTue, 02 Sep 2014 15:45:30 GMT
India send England to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston and the series 3-0.
Cleverley joins Aston Villa on loanTue, 02 Sep 2014 16:25:59 GMT
Aston Villa receive Premier League approval to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan.
Peng powers into US Open semi-finalsTue, 02 Sep 2014 18:18:41 GMT
China's Peng Shuai reaches her first Grand Slam semi-final by beating Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic in straight sets.
How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved?Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:31:21 GMT
The media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved?
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest HemingwayTue, 02 Sep 2014 00:04:29 GMT
Memories of Ernest Hemingway are starting to fade in Paris, despite the American author's celebrated connection with the city.
How Britain and Poland came to be intertwinedSun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:31 GMT
The story of how the Polish became one of the UK's biggest ethnic minorities is one of war, exile and economic opportunity.
Abuse case council faces inspectionTue, 02 Sep 2014 15:00:15 GMT
The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the child abuse scandal in the town, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
Free meals served for infant pupilsTue, 02 Sep 2014 08:48:58 GMT
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.
Referendum campaign focus on jobsTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:39:24 GMT
Both sides in the Scottish referendum debate focus on jobs, just a few weeks ahead of the vote on the nation's future.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 02 Sep 2014 13:01:36 GMT
The government is urged to expedite its child abuse inquiry following the Rotherham scandal.
VIDEO: BBC 'acted properly' over CliffTue, 02 Sep 2014 18:19:17 GMT
A group of MPs has said that the BBC "acted properly" in their reporting of a story about a police raid on the house of singer Cliff Richard.
VIDEO: Free hot meals for primary pupilsTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:40:47 GMT
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, when most schools re-open for the new term.
VIDEO: 'I was the baddest girl in Brixton'Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:49:38 GMT
Newsbeat meets Tracey Miller, a former gang leader, who is now trying to put children off gang life.
VIDEO: Andy Murray's dress sense questionedMon, 01 Sep 2014 09:21:13 GMT
Will Ferrell has a playful jibe at Andy Murray's fashion sense during the US Open in New York
VIDEO: Can new powers stop UK jihadists?Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:54:54 GMT
David Cameron says tougher measures are needed to prevent people from travelling abroad to fight for extremist groups like Islamic State.
VIDEO: Rotherham experts 'faced threats'Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:38:06 GMT
An expert who wrote a report into the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham says she faced "hostility" from the council.
VIDEO: 'Boris Island' airport plan rejectedTue, 02 Sep 2014 14:29:49 GMT
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.
VIDEO: Solar farm plan for Somerset LevelsMon, 01 Sep 2014 20:29:57 GMT
Plans have been unveiled for one of the South West's biggest solar farms on the Somerset Levels.
Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:27:27 GMT
Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?
Estuary airport rejection no surpriseTue, 02 Sep 2014 12:23:17 GMT
Assessing the fallout after a Thames estuary airport is rejected
Does the rest of UK care if Scotland goes?Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:43:03 GMT
Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?
Have some football clubs overpaid for players?Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:31:52 GMT
Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?
What about Scotland's pensioners?Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:07:18 GMT
What does the future hold for Scotland's pensioners?
Singing Kettle served unique blendTue, 02 Sep 2014 11:32:12 GMT
Laura Pettigrew remembers the Singing Kettle's unique blend
UK airstrikes and mass celebrity hack - the papersTue, 02 Sep 2014 05:27:42 GMT
UK airstrikes question and the mass celebrity hack