BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. League tables branded a 'nonsense'Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:41:04 GMT
Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over International GCSEs.
Too many women in jail says ministerThu, 29 Jan 2015 00:57:33 GMT
The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.
Earthquake recorded in East MidlandsThu, 29 Jan 2015 00:15:50 GMT
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.
'No interest' in care insuranceThu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:02 GMT
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.
Ex-MI5 head warns of anti-terror planThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:09:11 GMT
Government plans to give universities a legal duty to prevent people being radicalised could impact upon freedom of speech, a former MI5 head says.
MPs to quiz Chilcot over Iraq delaysTue, 27 Jan 2015 17:16:45 GMT
The head of the Iraq Inquiry is to be questioned by MPs next month about why its report is to be delayed until after the election.
NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:39:10 GMT
Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.
Fishing boat missing in ChannelWed, 28 Jan 2015 22:12:08 GMT
Two lifeboats and two helicopters are searching the English Channel for a boat reported missing in the Strait of Dover.
DfID criticised for agency oversightThu, 29 Jan 2015 04:07:27 GMT
The Department for International Development has been accused of "unacceptably poor" oversight of a UK-funded development agency.
'Coalition talks role' for Tory MPsWed, 28 Jan 2015 21:20:29 GMT
Backbench Conservative MPs expect to be given a key role in any coalition talks involving their party after the next election, BBC Newsnight understands.
Miliband in Scots 'Home Rule' pledgeThu, 29 Jan 2015 00:24:18 GMT
A "Home Rule Bill for Scotland" would be introduced within the first 100 days of a Labour government, according to the party's leader.
McDonald's boss steps downWed, 28 Jan 2015 23:18:51 GMT
McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.
Tesco recalls 'foul smelling' drinkWed, 28 Jan 2015 22:33:04 GMT
Tesco recalls its blackcurrant and apple squash drink after accidentally adding a flavouring with a "strong odour" similar to garlic.
'Dippy' makes way for blue whaleThu, 29 Jan 2015 00:15:01 GMT
London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.
Star Wars toy sells for £18,000Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:01:58 GMT
A Star Wars fan sells a collection of Star Wars figures - including one item for £18,000 - to raise the cash to buy a house.
Police warning to drivers over snowWed, 28 Jan 2015 23:35:05 GMT
Police advise motorists to take extra care due to heavy snow in some parts of Northern Ireland.
Tweet taunts Labour over Sinn FéinWed, 28 Jan 2015 19:20:25 GMT
The Conservative Party taunts Labour over claims that the party had discussed a post election coalition with Sinn Féin.
Rapist Evans claims 'fresh evidence'Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:37:03 GMT
Rapist Ched Evans says he has "fresh evidence" which he hopes will get his conviction overturned.
Pembs chief dispute 'cost £150,000'Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:01:10 GMT
Pembrokeshire council spent more than £150,000 in legal fees over Bryn Parry-Jones dispute, claims councillor.
Snow causing 'hazardous conditions'Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:25:29 GMT
Wintry weather is causing hazardous conditions across many roads in Scotland after the evening rush hour escaped major disruption.
Inactivity 'as serious as smoking'Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:27:01 GMT
Fifteen medical organisations have jointly called for radical action to improve levels of physical activity in Scotland.
Bill 'for millions' over rail chaosWed, 28 Jan 2015 21:39:41 GMT
Network Rail issues Thames Water with a "multi-million pound bill" after leaks and a burst water main forced the cancellation of 1,000 trains.
Asda van crashes into bus stop queueWed, 28 Jan 2015 16:02:13 GMT
A supermarket delivery van ploughs into a bus stop injuring three people, one of them seriously.
Vallverdu expected Murray reunionWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:12:27 GMT
Andy Murray's former coach Dani Vallverdu says he expected to face the Briton for the first time at the Australian Open.
Seattle star repeats himself againWed, 28 Jan 2015 20:25:13 GMT
Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch answered every reporters' question on Wednesday with, "You know why I'm here".
Sheff Utd 2-2 Tottenham (agg 2-3)Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:30:13 GMT
Tottenham set up a Capital One Cup final date with Chelsea at Wembley on 1 March with Christian Eriksen's late goal.
The twins of AuschwitzWed, 28 Jan 2015 00:04:40 GMT
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, survivors of experiments on twins recall their treatment at the hands of SS doctor Josef Mengele.
?We nearly dropped Churchill?s coffin?Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:24:16 GMT
On 30 January 1965, millions of people watched the funeral of Winston Churchill, but what was it like for the soldiers who carried his coffin?
Future of News: News v NoiseWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:48:55 GMT
A vision of how we might get our news in the future, from the BBC's director of news James Harding.
NHS 'crisis guidelines' spark rowWed, 28 Jan 2015 16:41:13 GMT
David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash in the Commons over the NHS amid a row about new guidance to hospitals about declaring "major incidents".
BBC rejects DUP's TV debates demandWed, 28 Jan 2015 18:49:32 GMT
The BBC has rejected the DUP's demands to be included in the TV election debates.
Peer sorry for 'Auschwitz' commentWed, 28 Jan 2015 15:18:20 GMT
Ex-Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley apologises after comparing the Trident base in Scotland to Auschwitz concentration camp.
VIDEO: Public Administration CommitteeWed, 28 Jan 2015 16:31:54 GMT
MPs hear about the civil service's ability to respond to future challenges.
VIDEO: Warnings as snow hits parts of UKWed, 28 Jan 2015 23:26:36 GMT
BBC correspondents report from the areas of the UK which are worst hit by the snow.
VIDEO: Beavers allowed to stay in wildWed, 28 Jan 2015 16:50:49 GMT
Beavers living on the River Otter in Devon will be allowed to remain living in the wild, if free of disease.
VIDEO: Post-war blocks get listed statusWed, 28 Jan 2015 23:29:22 GMT
Fourteen office blocks, including one nicknamed the hanging gardens of Basingstoke, have been given protected Grade II* listed status.
VIDEO: Doubt over serial killer convictionWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:03:04 GMT
The foreman of a jury which convicted a serial killer tells the BBC he now believes the Colin Norris is innocent.
VIDEO: Search for a care home: Video diaryWed, 28 Jan 2015 18:13:11 GMT
Mary Pike records a video diary about finding her mother a new care home after a fee rise forced her to move.
VIDEO: Widower reunited with wife's voicemailWed, 28 Jan 2015 08:30:13 GMT
Stan Beaton hears a voicemail greeting from his wife, who died of cancer more than 10 years ago, which he thought had been deleted and lost forever.
VIDEO: Female jihadists 'drawn in online'Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:07:13 GMT
The BBC's Frank Gardner speaks to a woman who works with the UK government to tackle the growing problem of women from western Europe going to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
VIDEO: Glitter cries in court over imagesWed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:36 GMT
Gary Glitter has broken down in tears while giving evidence at his trial for alleged historical sex offences, as Daniela Relph reports.
Will the UK's gas holders be missed?Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:46:38 GMT
Will the UK's iconic gas holders be missed?
Rae Morris: The pop star who wanted to be a waitressThu, 29 Jan 2015 01:54:12 GMT
Meet Rae Morris, the pop star who wanted to be a waitress
Care in the UK: The costs you faceMon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:17 GMT
Use our calculator to find out the costs you may face
What does your fridge reveal about you?Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:00:26 GMT
What the contents of your fridge say about you
Lasers reveal clues to lost treasureThu, 29 Jan 2015 01:36:18 GMT
Seeking clues to King John's lost treasure
The new banks you cannot speak toThu, 29 Jan 2015 02:02:00 GMT
The new banks you cannot speak to
New rules for rape cases - papersThu, 29 Jan 2015 06:10:54 GMT
New rules for rape cases feature on front pages