BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Tory MP says Israel tactics 'brutal'Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:55:41 GMT
An ex-defence minister condemns Israel's Gaza offensive after a ceasefire fails, as the foreign secretary says both sides must "act proportionately".
UK probes Israeli soldier nationalityFri, 01 Aug 2014 20:57:09 GMT
The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.
Arson fear over Eastbourne Pier fireFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:22:11 GMT
A fire that ripped through Eastbourne Pier is now feared to have been started deliberately.
Ebola-fear athletes seek longer stayFri, 01 Aug 2014 18:54:31 GMT
Up to 30 Commonwealth Games athletes from Sierra Leone are considering extending their stay in Glasgow amid fears over the Ebola virus.
Daley and Denny win diving silverFri, 01 Aug 2014 21:07:27 GMT
Tom Daley and James Denny produce a fantastic final dive to secure silver for England in the men's synchronised 10m platform.
Father cleared of shaken baby deathFri, 01 Aug 2014 17:27:11 GMT
A man is cleared of killing his son who died as a result of severe brain injuries caused 12 years ago when he was shaken as a baby.
Kincora abuse is 'national scandal'Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:34:28 GMT
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson says child sex abuse at Kincora Boys' Home is a "national scandal" that needs to be fully investigated.
'Body parts' found at recycling plantFri, 01 Aug 2014 17:40:37 GMT
Suspected human body parts are found at a recycling plant in Avonmouth near Bristol.
Company fined over walkway collapseFri, 01 Aug 2014 19:45:05 GMT
A housing company is fined for "breathtaking" health and safety breaches after a flats walkway collapsed.
Boy detained for 'brain injury' rapeFri, 01 Aug 2014 20:52:01 GMT
A 16-year-old boy who beat and raped a girl in a park, leaving her with the mental age of an eight year old, is given a discretionary life sentence.
Immigration inspector John Vine quitsFri, 01 Aug 2014 15:01:42 GMT
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.
Arrest in school sex abuse probeFri, 01 Aug 2014 20:14:19 GMT
A 56-year-old man is arrested by police investigating historical sex abuse at a private school in south-west London.
ENO 'will take risks' despite cutsFri, 01 Aug 2014 16:59:52 GMT
The English National Opera will keep taking risks despite a funding cut, according to incoming music director Mark Wigglesworth
Unofficial private toll road opensFri, 01 Aug 2014 17:04:39 GMT
A temporary private toll road to bypass part of the weather-damaged A431 at Kelston opens to traffic
Simon Cowell: I would work with TulisaFri, 01 Aug 2014 20:32:51 GMT
X Factor judge Simon Cowell has revealed he would not "rule out" teaming up with Tulisa Contostavlos in the future.
UDA memorial not funded by executiveFri, 01 Aug 2014 12:04:04 GMT
The Housing Executive says a plaque to UDA members in south Belfast was not part of a memorial garden it funded in the Annadale Flats area.
Northern Ireland boxers reach finalsFri, 01 Aug 2014 19:54:54 GMT
Michaela Walsh, Michael Conlan, Paddy Barnes and Joe Fitzpatrick qualify for their finals at the Commonwealth Games.
Man jailed for couple's crash deathsFri, 01 Aug 2014 16:07:02 GMT
A driver who killed his sister and her fiancÚ in a car crash, leaving his nine-week-old nephew an orphan, is jailed for seven years.
Autistic woman fails to stop moveFri, 01 Aug 2014 16:15:40 GMT
A Swansea family loses its bid to prevent a health board moving their 20-year-old autistic daughter to a specialist unit 230 miles away in Brighton.
Airport probe after runway closedFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:27:46 GMT
An investigation is launched after Edinburgh Airport had to close its runway following a crash between two vehicles.
Double rapist jailed for eight yearsFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:27:59 GMT
Double rapist Duncan Begg is jailed for eight years for attacking two women, one of whom was pregnant, in Wick in the early 1990s.
Fragapane wins historic fourth goldFri, 01 Aug 2014 19:25:21 GMT
Claudia Fragapane wins her fourth gold - the first Englishwoman to do so for 84 years - of the Games with victory in the floor.
Driver blacked out before bus crashFri, 01 Aug 2014 17:09:58 GMT
A bus firm is liable for damages for a crash involving 50 school children after its driver blacked out.
Sharp overcomes illness to win silverFri, 01 Aug 2014 20:43:00 GMT
Scot Lynsey Sharp wins silver in the women's 800m - just hours after being on a hospital drip following a bout of sickness.
Lampard set for Man City loan moveFri, 01 Aug 2014 20:45:04 GMT
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to join Manchester City on a loan deal from New York City FC.
Anderson and Jadeja found not guiltyFri, 01 Aug 2014 16:55:51 GMT
The International Cricket Council finds James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its code of conduct.
America's 'botched' executionsThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:52:41 GMT
A string of botched lethal injections has led the US president to order an inquiry into how the death penalty is applied - but botching, it turns out, is nothing new.
Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:38:35 GMT
It's sunglasses weather across much of the northern hemisphere, and yet wearing them indoors is likely to make you an object of ridicule. Why?
Quiz of the week's newsThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:56:51 GMT
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
Miliband London job claim criticisedFri, 01 Aug 2014 12:02:37 GMT
Ed Miliband's claim that "four out of five" new jobs in Britain were in London has been questioned by the UK statistics watchdog.
No 10 'meddling in BBC boss search'Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:27:39 GMT
David Cameron is accused by former Labour ministers of "interfering" in the search for a new chair of the BBC Trust.
Whistleblowers get rough deal - MPsFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:43:01 GMT
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.
VIDEO: House of CommonsTue, 22 Jul 2014 16:41:42 GMT
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
VIDEO: Campaign to halt deportation to KenyaFri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:19 GMT
Hundreds of families are campaigning to save a West Yorkshire man from being deported out of the country.
VIDEO: Royal Navy rescues BBC's faulty forecastFri, 01 Aug 2014 08:56:39 GMT
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood got a helping hand from members of the Royal Navy when a technical problem meant the graphics did not work for her weather forecast.
VIDEO: Folkestone's wartime serviceFri, 01 Aug 2014 14:01:56 GMT
Robert Hall visits the town of Folkestone where millions of British soldiers began their journey to the front line
VIDEO: London Zoo defends late partiesFri, 01 Aug 2014 16:05:22 GMT
London Zoo has defended its "Lates" evening openings where alcohol is served, after claims of drunken behaviour threatening the welfare of the animals.
VIDEO: On board 'safety shield' London busFri, 01 Aug 2014 12:30:38 GMT
New software will be trialled on a number of London buses to try to reduce collisions, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.
VIDEO: Close-up with defaced Banksy workFri, 01 Aug 2014 10:16:37 GMT
Campaigners who were trying to keep a Banksy mural in situ on a wall in Cheltenham are now in "race against time" to save the work after it was defaced with graffiti.
VIDEO: More handlers to tackle Gatwick bagsThu, 31 Jul 2014 15:39:07 GMT
Gatwick Airport is bringing in extra staff of its own to handle baggage following chaotic scenes last weekend, when passengers were left waiting for up to three hours for luggage.
AUDIO: Is youth politics a waste of time?Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:39:22 GMT
Tim Stanley and Ann Widdecombe debate whether youth politics is a waste of time
How do we protect Victorian piers?Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:05:58 GMT
How do we protect our Victorian structures?
VIDEO: Last of the scissor makersThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:33:30 GMT
The last men making scissors the traditional way
What is it like being Usain Bolt?Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:05:45 GMT
Adulation, glory, 'selfie' requests - the life of a sprint superstar
Cost of sonic boom damage in UKFri, 01 Aug 2014 11:01:08 GMT
How much damage can a sonic boom do?
VIDEO: Commonwealth Games goes virtualThu, 31 Jul 2014 23:08:51 GMT
Commonwealth Games streamed live to a virtual reality headset.
Turning Berlin into a work of artFri, 01 Aug 2014 01:13:54 GMT
How an artist created a vast verbal map of Berlin
Learning disabled care campaignFri, 01 Aug 2014 01:22:35 GMT
Where should people with learning disabilities live?
Ukraine crisis creates UK tensionsThu, 31 Jul 2014 21:30:03 GMT
Ukraine crisis creating high-level UK tensions, Mark Urban writes
'Genetic revolution' on front pagesFri, 01 Aug 2014 05:42:20 GMT
Papers see hope for cancer treatment in DNA mapping project