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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Woolf steps down from abuse inquiryFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:44:22 GMT
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
Warmest UK Halloween on recordFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:28:19 GMT
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
Bodies found after fireworks blazeFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:09:28 GMT
Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.
Labour win police commissioner pollFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:03:45 GMT
Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.
Life term for puppy farm murdersFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:44:30 GMT
An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.
Junior doctor admits child sex abuseFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:54:06 GMT
A junior doctor working in paediatrics admits sexually abusing boys as young as 12 and possessing images of abuse.
Trauma of man who found family deadFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:59:40 GMT
The neighbour of a family of four found dead in their Bradford home says he sees the father's body every time he tries to sleep.
Two missing after fireworks blazeFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:57:03 GMT
Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital.
Ofsted 'will not win' on popularityFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:17 GMT
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.
Harris loses conviction appeal bidFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:38:29 GMT
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
Banks may be forced to boost reservesFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:10:02 GMT
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.
Police boss in gross misconduct probeFri, 31 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMT
A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women.
Government to 'retire' some WW1 debtFri, 31 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMT
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
'Family test' for policies outlinedFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:41:31 GMT
All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.
Double contest for Scottish LabourFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:54:36 GMT
The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.
Wheelchair drag driver handed banFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:42:09 GMT
A woman who was caught on CCTV dragging a man in a wheelchair behind her car is handed a two-year driving ban.
Bend It Like Beckham set for stageFri, 31 Oct 2014 12:07:57 GMT
A musical version of the hit 2002 British comedy film Bend It Like Beckham is to open in the West End next year.
Dench and Watson honoured in LAFri, 31 Oct 2014 09:57:08 GMT
Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.
Dispute over IRA rape claim letterFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:34:01 GMT
A lawyer says Maíria Cahill wrote to the IRA complaining her allegation of rape had not been investigated thoroughly enough. Ms Cahill says her letter has been misrepresented.
Man pleads guilty to pensioner deathFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:17:13 GMT
A 41-year-old man pleads guilty to the unlawful killing of pensioner Bertie Acheson, 72, in his Coleraine home in April 2012.
Bid to halt chief's pay-off failsFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:32:37 GMT
A last ditch bid to stop a pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones fails.
Man killed partner in fear of demonsFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:31:14 GMT
A man cut his partner's throat to save her from a "fate worse than death" because he thought demons were about to break into their home in Ceredigion, a court heard.
NHS Grampian chief to stand downFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:45 GMT
The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement.
14,000 submissions to powers talksFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:38:38 GMT
The commission set up to discuss further devolution to the Scottish Parliament has received more than 14,000 submissions.
Wrong-way collision driver jailedFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:03:48 GMT
A motorist who drove for eight miles in the wrong direction on the A1(M) motorway before colliding with a police car is jailed.
Plane turns back after part falls offFri, 31 Oct 2014 18:07:03 GMT
A plane bound for Egypt with 237 passengers on board turns back to Gatwick after part of the aircraft falls off.
Rooney fit but Falcao out for derbyFri, 31 Oct 2014 16:40:25 GMT
Wayne Rooney is fit and will start for Manchester United in the derby with City but Radamel Falcao remains out through injury.
Predictions: Lawro v Rachel RileyThu, 30 Oct 2014 22:10:15 GMT
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.
Westwood has hole-in-one on PGA TourFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:16:51 GMT
Lee Westwood posts a hole-in-one in a second round 65 to move into third, three shots behind Billy Hurley III, in Kuala Lumpur.
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happenedThu, 30 Oct 2014 01:50:46 GMT
In 1982, a secret Home Office exercise tested the UK's capacity to cope with a massive nuclear attack.
The channel that's spiced up French TVFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:06:31 GMT
For years the French media was set in its ways but a newcomer, BFMTV, has shaken things up - so what's the secret of its success?
Is the traditional metal key becoming obsolete?Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:26:40 GMT
Keyless systems are taking over in cars and hotels. Are we heading towards a keyless life?
Miliband in English buses pledgeFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:56:12 GMT
Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.
'Do more' to tackle aid corruptionFri, 31 Oct 2014 11:11:34 GMT
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
End 'robotic' drugs policy - MPsThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:45:37 GMT
MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs laws.
VIDEO: European Scrutiny CommitteeThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:03:44 GMT
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
VIDEO: Is too much praise bad for children?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:53:57 GMT
A new report says teachers who give struggling pupils too much praise in the classroom could be doing them more harm than good.
VIDEO: A sea of red poppies from the airFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:53:46 GMT
Footage taken from the air above the Tower of London shows the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red made up of thousands of ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.
VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checksFri, 31 Oct 2014 13:59:41 GMT
All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.
VIDEO: What happened to Remploy workers?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:35:50 GMT
A year after the last Remploy factory closed, Nikki Fox looks at what has happened to former workers - and what options are available to them
AUDIO: UK benefits 'magnet' for migrantsFri, 31 Oct 2014 11:47:21 GMT
Deputy mayor of Calais claims UK benefits are a "magnet" for migrants.
VIDEO: Poppy hijab for RemembranceFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:02:27 GMT
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.
VIDEO: Lab for world?s worst animal virusesFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:15 GMT
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world?s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
VIDEO: Sixty years of British animationFri, 31 Oct 2014 09:44:04 GMT
It has been 60 years since the animated adaptation of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' - the first British animated film.
Exploring the lure of dark tourismFri, 31 Oct 2014 02:36:28 GMT
The morbid attractions of dark tourism
What are Remploy workers doing now?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:13:29 GMT
How former Remploy workers struggle to find work
Moving house: Nightmare or life-affirming?Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:34:14 GMT
Is moving house a nightmare or life affirming?
Quiz of the week's newsFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:05:44 GMT
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?
Tips for a disability-friendly HalloweenFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:07:46 GMT
Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween
Global tax rules 'need tightening'Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:09:43 GMT
Global tax rules 'need tightening'
VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooperFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:08:53 GMT
How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history
Timothy Spall: How I became TurnerFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:59:56 GMT
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film
'It's business as usual in Austin'Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:40:29 GMT
F1 star on turning up the pressure in his title fight
Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threatFri, 31 Oct 2014 06:18:38 GMT
Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat make the headlines