BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Ambulance wait times 'may increase'Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:45:11 GMT
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
FBI talks over Lockerbie bombingSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:11:21 GMT
Scotland's top law officer has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.
Photographer Jane Bown dies aged 89Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:40:27 GMT
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Elton John and David Furnish marrySun, 21 Dec 2014 19:34:33 GMT
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
Ken Clarke attacks 'silly' EU debateSun, 21 Dec 2014 10:57:23 GMT
Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Tory Chancellor Ken Clarke says.
Ben Haenow nabs Christmas number oneSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:49:42 GMT
X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.
Be honest on cuts, says MandelsonSun, 21 Dec 2014 12:21:24 GMT
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
May 'could disband child abuse panel'Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:54:23 GMT
The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.
North Sea oil summit announcedSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:52:40 GMT
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
Drug-driving saliva tests approvedSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:31:58 GMT
New devices which allow police to test drivers in England and Wales for drug use using saliva swabs are approved for use by ministers.
May targets student visa 'abuse'Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:37:11 GMT
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
Second arrest over off-duty PC deathSun, 21 Dec 2014 13:17:47 GMT
A second man is arrested on suspicion of murdering off-duty police officer Neil Doyle, who died after being attacked in Liverpool on Friday.
Murphy backs alcohol at footballSun, 21 Dec 2014 13:01:43 GMT
The new leader of Scottish Labour says football fans should be allowed to drink alcohol in Scottish stadiums.
Murder probe after gorge fall deathSun, 21 Dec 2014 16:08:18 GMT
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a man who fell off the Avon Gorge in Bristol.
Crews bring major fire under controlSun, 21 Dec 2014 16:58:22 GMT
Fire crews bring a large blaze at a factory on Swansea enterprise zone under control.
'Blacked-up' fancy dress star sorrySun, 21 Dec 2014 13:50:42 GMT
Wales and Scarlets star Liam Williams apologises for a posting a photo of himself "blacked-up" as Swansea City footballer Wilfried Bony.
Strictly final draws 11.5m viewersSun, 21 Dec 2014 15:00:56 GMT
A total of 11.5 million people watch as TV presenter Caroline Flack wins this year's series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
Pub opens to homeless for free mealSun, 21 Dec 2014 15:19:42 GMT
A north London pub opens up its doors and serves free Christmas meals to the homeless and hungry.
Solstice marked at 'new' long barrowSun, 21 Dec 2014 14:55:50 GMT
The winter solstice is celebrated at the first "Neolithic" long barrow to be built in the UK for 5,500 years.
Grieving mum's distress at burglarySun, 21 Dec 2014 17:26:17 GMT
A grieving County Down mother speaks of her distress at her house being burgled, just days after the burial of her daughter.
Villiers' rallying call on NI talksSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:31:55 GMT
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says it is "make your mind up time" for Northern Ireland's political leaders ahead of cross-party talks.
Urgent inquiry into Clydach murdersSun, 21 Dec 2014 12:12:20 GMT
An urgent inquiry into the murders of Mandy Power, her daughters, and mother is launched after new evidence is uncovered by the lawyers of convicted killer David Morris.
Service remembers eight US airmenSun, 21 Dec 2014 17:25:16 GMT
A simultaneous ceremony is held on Anglesey and in the United States to remember the eight fliers who died trying to land at RAF Valley.
Murder probe after death of manSun, 21 Dec 2014 12:47:16 GMT
A murder investigation is under way after a man found with serious injuries in a street in Glasgow's southside died in hospital.
Fire at city Christmas shop tackledSun, 21 Dec 2014 19:11:52 GMT
About 50 firefighters tackle a major blaze at a Christmas shop in the Murraygate area of Dundee city centre.
Father Christmases invade pitchSun, 21 Dec 2014 11:01:38 GMT
Twelve people dressed as Father Christmas invade the pitch during a football match between Cheltenham Town and Portsmouth.
Sheep ears bitten off in dog attackSun, 21 Dec 2014 12:28:39 GMT
A number of pedigree sheep have their ears chewed off and their faces bitten in a dog attack.
Liverpool 2-2 ArsenalSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:34:55 GMT
Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal in the Premier League.
Wasps 48-16 London IrishSun, 21 Dec 2014 15:55:05 GMT
Andy Goode scores 33 points as Wasps beat London Irish in their first match at their new home, Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
Newcastle United 0-1 SunderlandSun, 21 Dec 2014 16:30:40 GMT
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.
The family with 34 children - and countingSun, 21 Dec 2014 02:04:40 GMT
There are 34 children in the Briggs family - 29 of those have been adopted from all over the world and the family is about to get even bigger.
How do we know real art when we see it?Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:06:56 GMT
In the last of three pieces on art, writer and philosopher Roger Scruton tries to define the elements which make a great work of art.
The Christmas turkey naysayersSat, 20 Dec 2014 03:56:08 GMT
It's the centrepiece of the traditional festive dinner. So how do people who don't like turkey cope at Christmas?
Migration system 'in intensive care'Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:18:26 GMT
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
Journalist John Freeman dies at 99Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:49:44 GMT
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.
Plan to help over-50s get jobsSat, 20 Dec 2014 11:44:07 GMT
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
VIDEO: Transport CommitteeThu, 18 Dec 2014 12:18:30 GMT
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.
VIDEO: What is the winter solstice?Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:26:22 GMT
In the United Kingdom the solstice is a little after 11pm on 21 December this year.
VIDEO: More support for ex-forces prisonersSun, 21 Dec 2014 19:28:14 GMT
Former members of the armed forces who are sent to prison will be given more support, the Ministry of Justice says.
VIDEO: Elton and David's social media marriageSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:52:13 GMT
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
VIDEO: Clarke: Stop this 'silly' EU debateSun, 21 Dec 2014 10:53:43 GMT
Former Conservative Cabinet minister Ken Clarke talks to the BBC's Andrew Marr about UK membership of the EU.
VIDEO: Strictly 2014 winner is crownedSat, 20 Dec 2014 22:29:50 GMT
Presenter Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev are crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.
AUDIO: Welby's frustration over gay marriageSun, 21 Dec 2014 11:06:40 GMT
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage.
VIDEO: Ambulance targets plan leakedSun, 21 Dec 2014 18:42:58 GMT
The BBC has seen plans to extend ambulance response times for some serious, but non-critical cases in England.
VIDEO: Hereford United fans plan new clubSat, 20 Dec 2014 15:28:23 GMT
Hereford United fans plan to form a new club after it was wound up at the High Court in London for failing to pay off its debts.
How German Christmas markets came to the UKSun, 21 Dec 2014 10:04:07 GMT
How German markets captured the UK's imagination
Tube's lost property treasure troveSun, 21 Dec 2014 00:04:22 GMT
The strange things passengers leave on the Tube
The art of the 'Sturgeon selfie'Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:22:07 GMT
The art of the 'Nicola Sturgeon selfie'
Why do mornings get darker after 21 December?Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:22:24 GMT
Why mornings will keep getting darker after 21 December
NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly A&E trackerFri, 12 Dec 2014 12:19:21 GMT
How is your local A&E coping with winter pressures?
Slower ambulance fears, and roadside drug testsSun, 21 Dec 2014 07:20:12 GMT
Slower ambulance fears, and roadside drug tests