BBC News - UK
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site. Wilshaw takes charge of Trojan HorseSun, 20 Apr 2014 16:58:40 GMT
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw will take charge of the investigation into claims that some Birmingham schools have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.
Archbishop highlights sufferingSun, 20 Apr 2014 14:56:03 GMT
The Archbishop of Canterbury highlights the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.
Queen portrait released for birthdaySun, 20 Apr 2014 12:02:28 GMT
A portrait of the Queen by celebrated British photographer David Bailey is released to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.
Quango chair resigns over bankruptcySun, 20 Apr 2014 17:13:52 GMT
A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.
Briton killed in Malaysia crashSun, 20 Apr 2014 17:42:32 GMT
A British man described as an "extremely capable young engineer" dies after a double-decker bus reportedly crashed into a ravine in the east of the country.
Man arrested after woman found deadSun, 20 Apr 2014 16:16:14 GMT
A 36-year-old man is arrested in connection with the discovery of a woman's body in west Belfast.
Charities chief warns of extremismSun, 20 Apr 2014 01:25:05 GMT
Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, says William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission.
Garden centres 'want' Easter choiceSun, 20 Apr 2014 09:31:09 GMT
The government is urged to end restrictions that prevent many garden centres in England and Wales from opening on Easter Sunday.
Four hurt in pub garden tree fallSun, 20 Apr 2014 17:21:36 GMT
Four people, including two children, are taken to hospital after a large tree falls in a pub beer garden in Greater Manchester.
Two government agencies quit CBISun, 20 Apr 2014 14:35:34 GMT
Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
William and Kate at Easter serviceSun, 20 Apr 2014 10:21:18 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend an Easter Sunday church service in Sydney and take Prince George to the zoo as part of their overseas tour.
Paolo Nutini sets 2014 sales recordSun, 20 Apr 2014 18:01:28 GMT
Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year.
Miranda 'in Generation Game talks'Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:35:33 GMT
Comedian Miranda Hart is in "early talks" with the BBC about a revival of game show The Generation Game.
Escaped rhea 'death threat issued'Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:25:57 GMT
People trying to find an escaped 2m-tall bird capable of running at 40mph say they have received a threat to kill it.
US law firm to launch in LondonderrySun, 20 Apr 2014 08:34:56 GMT
A United States-based entertainment law company opens offices in Londonderry.
Oxegen 2014 music festival cancelledSun, 20 Apr 2014 11:30:35 GMT
This year's Oxegen music festival, one of the largest in Ireland, will not take place this year,
Crews tackle hundreds of grass firesSun, 20 Apr 2014 15:27:43 GMT
Fire crews have tackled at least 484 grass fires in Wales since the start of April, the latest figures show.
Crash victim was 'brilliant student'Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:15:30 GMT
The father of a 21-year-old Chinese woman killed in a car crash in Swansea says his daughter was a brilliant student whose death leaves behind a huge void.
Motorcyclist killed in island crashSun, 20 Apr 2014 11:22:45 GMT
A motorcyclist is pronounced dead at the scene after crashing his bike on the A87 on Skye.
Crash driver found with head injurySun, 20 Apr 2014 09:39:42 GMT
A driver who was involved in a crash on the Friarton Bridge in Perth on Saturday night was traced three hours later with serious head injuries.
First new diocese since 1929 createdSun, 20 Apr 2014 11:23:59 GMT
The first new Church of England diocese in 85 years comes into existence following the merger of three dioceses.
Mother tells of lion park ordealSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:59:57 GMT
A mother tells of her family's lucky escape after their car caught fire in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.
Norwich City 2-3 LiverpoolSun, 20 Apr 2014 13:35:18 GMT
Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought 3-2 win over relegation-battling Norwich.
Everton 2-0 Manchester UnitedSun, 20 Apr 2014 17:38:31 GMT
Goals from Leighton Baines and Kevin Mirallas keep Everton's hopes of a top-four finish alive as they beat Manchester United.
Hamilton eases to victory in ChinaSun, 20 Apr 2014 08:46:09 GMT
Lewis Hamilton takes a dominant victory in the Chinese GP to win three consecutive races for the first time in his career.
Remembering Peter and PaddyFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:20:11 GMT
William Dalrymple pays tribute to his fellow travel writers Peter Matthiessen, who died last week, and Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitorsSat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT
Shannon Airport in the Irish Republic has long been the unlikely host to celebrities and US presidents making the transatlantic crossing, writes Christine Finn.
The eight tribes of vinyl collectorSat, 19 Apr 2014 01:29:15 GMT
As the seventh annual Record Store Day approaches, here are eight different groups of vinyl collectors.
Labour hires Obama poll guru AxelrodFri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:00 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.
'Rogue directors' crackdown plannedSat, 19 Apr 2014 08:35:24 GMT
People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
HMRC 'plans to share personal data'Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:50:05 GMT
Taxpayers' personal financial data could be shared with private firms and researchers, Revenue & Customs says, despite concerns over privacy and security.
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: Archbishop highlights global sufferingSun, 20 Apr 2014 11:13:12 GMT
The Archbishop of Canterbury has highlighted the suffering of people facing conflict around the world during his Easter sermon.
VIDEO: 'Luckily we couldn't see the lions'Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:30:17 GMT
A driver has been talking about the moment her car caught fire - while in the middle of the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.
VIDEO: Baby prince meets a Bilby at the zooSun, 20 Apr 2014 06:51:06 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Australia with a tour of Taronga Zoo accompanied by their son Prince George.
VIDEO: Phillips completes BMX World Cup doubleSun, 20 Apr 2014 10:54:13 GMT
Great Britain's Liam Phillips wins the Supercross title at the first round of the BMX World Cup series in Manchester, adding to his time-trial victory.
VIDEO: Rural poverty aid 'reluctance'Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:34:39 GMT
The UK's largest operator of food banks, the Trussell Trust, revealed this week that it handed out nearly a million food parcels in the past year, but in rural Scotland there is reluctance amongst some people to seek help with poverty.
VIDEO: Call for garden centre hours changeSat, 19 Apr 2014 15:50:50 GMT
The government has been urged to end restrictions that mean many garden centres in England and Wales are forced to close on Easter Sunday.
VIDEO: Archbishop holds outdoor baptismsSat, 19 Apr 2014 15:41:18 GMT
The Archbishop of York has baptised 16 people by immersing them in a large tank of water outside York Minster.
VIDEO: Police appeal over burnt childSat, 19 Apr 2014 10:56:45 GMT
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, as police appeal for help in finding out what happened.
In Pictures: 50 landmark BBC Two showsSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:08:49 GMT
Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two
Entrepreneurs' highs and lowsSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:13 GMT
Some of the UK's biggest entrepreneurs share their stories
Flying the flag for county prideSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:21:43 GMT
Preserving the identities of England's counties
What hours do teachers really work?Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:08:08 GMT
What hours do teachers really work?
The mod and the rocker 50 years onSun, 20 Apr 2014 00:23:11 GMT
A mod and a rocker look back on the Clacton clashes 50 years ago
Liverpool closer to Premier League heavenSun, 20 Apr 2014 16:32:49 GMT
Can Liverpool win their first league title for 24 years?
Dundee's waterfront revolutionSat, 19 Apr 2014 23:35:56 GMT
How Dundee's masterplan aims to transform the waterfront
A political resignation and Labour's NHS plan - papersSun, 20 Apr 2014 04:51:11 GMT
The issues and images making Sunday's front pages