BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. British teenager killed in SyriaFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:57 GMT
An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.
Boy in hospital with severe burnsFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:48:09 GMT
A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.
Teachers to debate summer strikeFri, 18 Apr 2014 13:32:04 GMT
The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike on 23 June and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.
Man killed as pleasure boat capsizesFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:06 GMT
One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a river estuary in Devon.
Labour hires Obama poll guru AxelrodFri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:11 GMT
David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.
Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissedFri, 18 Apr 2014 08:56:31 GMT
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.
One killed in microlight crashFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:39:30 GMT
A person has died in a microlight crash in Devon, police say.
Kate tells of warm Australia welcomeFri, 18 Apr 2014 11:42:43 GMT
The Duchess of Cambridge has thanked Australia for its warm welcome of her and baby George.
Image released following sex attacksFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:32:58 GMT
Police investigating two sexual assaults in St Andrews release a CCTV image of a man they want to question.
CBI registers as UK campaign backerFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:54:40 GMT
The CBI registers with the Electoral Commission as a backer of the campaign against Scottish independence.
Easter funeral for Peaches GeldofFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:22 GMT
Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the church where she was married and her mother's funeral held, her family says.
A fifth of gardeners 'throw snails'Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:10:11 GMT
A survey finds one-fifth of gardeners admit to throwing snails over their neighbour's fence, with Londoners the worst culprits.
VIDEO: World's toughest canoe race beginsFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:38:35 GMT
Hundreds of people are taking part in the world's toughest canoe race, which has begun in Devizes.
Independent MLA David McClarty diesFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:32:32 GMT
The independent unionist Northern Ireland Assembly member David McClarty has died after an illness.
Man suffers head and face injuriesFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:40:11 GMT
A 46-year-old man is being treated in hospital after suffering serious face and head injuries during assault in Belfast city centre.
Redundancy threat at building firmFri, 18 Apr 2014 11:11:17 GMT
Workers at a Newport building firm face redundancy after the company warned it was going into administration, union leaders claim.
One dead and one hurt after crashesFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:02:31 GMT
A motorcyclist dies after being involved in a collision with a parked vehicle in Neath and a woman is seriously hurt after a crash in Swansea.
'Nothing to hide' over bird deathsFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:08:47 GMT
A farmer whose properties were raided by police investigating the deaths of 20 birds of prey, calls for more resources to be directed at the investigation.
Crews battle large woodland fireFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:10 GMT
Police advise local residents stay indoors after emergency services are called to a large woodland fire in the Milton of Lea area of Inverness.
Second earthquake hits East MidlandsFri, 18 Apr 2014 11:25:58 GMT
Experts confirm the Rutland town of Oakham has had its second earthquake in two days.
Pickles in charge of 'vermin' siteFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:31:03 GMT
Nottingham City Council is taking action against a "vermin" infested site, owned by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' department.
Man Utd have failed - coach NevilleFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:28:26 GMT
Manchester United have not lived up to expectations this season, coach and former player Phil Neville tells the BBC.
Liverpool trio on PFA award listFri, 18 Apr 2014 13:01:30 GMT
Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are among six nominees for the PFA's player of the year award.
How 420 became code for marijuanaThu, 17 Apr 2014 23:22:46 GMT
The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.
The level crossing warsThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:01:41 GMT
Battles to save level crossings are being waged across the UK, despite many considering them dangerous anachronisms.
The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:27:32 GMT
This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography. But you can hear a very old-fashioned form of espionage on shortwave radio.
Female MPs shunning PMQs - BercowThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:53:22 GMT
Some female MPs have stopped attending Prime Minister's Questions because it is so "bad", says Speaker John Bercow.
Lucas cleared over fracking protestThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:17:31 GMT
Green MP Caroline Lucas and four co-defendants are cleared of obstructing a public highway during an anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, West Sussex.
French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIPThu, 17 Apr 2014 20:57:25 GMT
The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".
VIDEO: House of CommonsWed, 09 Apr 2014 11:55:29 GMT
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
VIDEO: Kate meets Manly Beach life-saversFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:50:18 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made an appearance at Sydney's Royal Easter Show, during their tour of Australia.
VIDEO: First for Good Friday horse racingFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:47:17 GMT
History will be made as horse racing takes place for the first time in the UK on Good Friday - at Lingfield in Surrey and Scottish track Musselburgh.
VIDEO: Row over Irish dancing make-up banFri, 18 Apr 2014 06:32:18 GMT
The Irish Dancing Commission has recently stopped children under the age of 10 from wearing make-up during competitions.
VIDEO: Travel tips for the Easter weekendFri, 18 Apr 2014 08:32:50 GMT
The BBC's Ben Bland gives some tips for travelling during the long weekend.
VIDEO: Vinyl fights back against downloadsFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:17:00 GMT
New research suggests that physical formats for music, like CDs, cassettes and vinyl are experiencing a revival, particularly among younger buyers, despite digital downloads.
VIDEO: Easter story in a shipping containerFri, 18 Apr 2014 06:54:03 GMT
The North East town of South Shields is commemorating the Passion of Christ on Good Friday in a different way.
VIDEO: French far-right 'opens arms' to UKIPThu, 17 Apr 2014 22:42:39 GMT
The leader of the French far right-wing Front National party has said that she would welcome collaboration with UKIP with "open arms".
AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's nameFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:36:32 GMT
A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.
Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:03:18 GMT
What exactly is 'good' about Good Friday?
Freeman 'welcomed' Fargo freezeThu, 17 Apr 2014 23:42:48 GMT
Sherlock star braves the cold for Fargo TV series
Speaker fights 'boring' stereotypeFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:07:26 GMT
John Bercow attempts to engage people with politics
10 sartorial moments that tell us a lot about politicsFri, 18 Apr 2014 00:33:31 GMT
10 sartorial moments that reveal the superficiality of politics
Ballet and business: A perfect matchThu, 17 Apr 2014 23:02:04 GMT
How the arts rely on sponsorship to survive
Quiz of the week's newsThu, 17 Apr 2014 23:42:52 GMT
Sir Alex Ferguson's wine cellar has most bottles from where?
VIDEO: The book shop on a boatThu, 17 Apr 2014 23:27:08 GMT
The bookshop on a barge that travels the canal system
Foreign doctor 'safety fears' - front pagesFri, 18 Apr 2014 04:40:21 GMT
Papers examine concerns over foreign-trained doctors