National & Local News
Live national & local news feeds courtesy of the BBC
The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
- Brexit 'huge blow' to UK economy
The World Trade Organisation's former director-general tells the BBC that the UK economy risks a "huge blow" if it votes to leave the EU on 23 June.
- Probe into occupational pension schemes
MPs will investigate the UK's 6,000 occupational pension schemes after question marks arise at BHS and British Steel.
- Most online shoppers return clothes
New figures suggest 63% of shoppers who bought women's clothes online in the last six months sent at least one item back to retailers.
- Suspected migrants rescued in Channel
Eighteen Albanians, believed to be migrants, are among 20 people rescued from an inflatable boat off the Kent coast after it began taking on water overnight.
- Tory challenge to PM over immigration
David Cameron must accept he has failed to deliver a pledge to reduce migration, two Vote Leave MPs say, but No 10 calls the Tory attack a "distraction".
- Top Gear returns with new hosts
BBC Two motoring show Top Gear relaunches with its new line-up of hosts, after the departure of its old team fronted by Jeremy Clarkson.
- Girl, 12, hurt in jet ski crash
A 12-year-old girl is airlifted to hospital after being injured in a jet ski crash off the Hampshire coast.
- Police to review Millwall crowd trouble
Police are to conduct a review after Millwall fans were involved in crowd trouble during Sunday's League One play-off final.
- Sri Lanka stall England victory bid
Sri Lanka mount a belated fightback with the bat, reaching 309-5 to delay England's push for victory in the second Test.
- Most expensive UK seaside towns named
The UK's most expensive seaside town is Sandbanks in Dorset, with the average house price there nearly £665,000, according to a report.
- Bus tour to mark Barnsley's Wembley win
Barnsley Football Club will mark its promotion to the Championship with an open-top bus tour of the town later.
- Oldest theatre marks 250th anniversary
Bristol Old Vic theatre, the oldest continuously working theatre in Britain, marks its 250th anniversary.
- Bellew knocks Makabu out at Goodison
Tony Bellew wins his WBC world cruiserweight title fight at Goodison Park by knocking out Ilunga Makabu in the third round.
- Hamilton thanks 'gentleman' Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton thanked title rival Nico Rosberg 'for being a gentleman' by letting him pass and helping him win the Monaco Grand Prix.
- Italy 1-0 Scotland
The first of Scotland's friendlies ends with an insipid defeat by Italy in Malta with Graziano Pelle netting the only goal.
- Brexit 'an enormous economic problem'
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says leaving the EU would create "an enormous economic problem" following any Brexit vote on 23 June.
- Hammond urges Syria and Yemen action
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will press for more concerted action on the war-torn countries of Syria and Yemen during a tour of the Gulf states.
- Blair warns against Corbyn 'experiment'
It would be a "very dangerous experiment" for the UK to give Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn power, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warns.
- Tory turmoil and Channel migrants
Debate within the Conservative Party and migrants being rescued in the English Channel make the front pages.
- VIDEO: Time off for fans to watch Euro 2016?
Firms should be flexible with staffing during the Euro 2016 football tournament, which begins on 10 June, the conciliation service Acas says.
- VIDEO: Close-up look at huge sea reptile fossil
The discovery of the fossilised skeleton of a large sea reptile which lived 165 million years ago is causing excitement within the scientific community.
- VIDEO: Calling time on nightclubs in the UK
The number of nightclubs in the UK has almost halved in the last ten years, and this weekend Scunthorpe's last club is closing its doors.
- VIDEO: A shop to make you an internet star?
The BBC Business series My Shop visits The Startup Van team, who have now left their van and moved into a shop in order to offer their interview service.
- VIDEO: 'Too many court cases' over patient care
A leading anaesthetist is calling for compulsory mediation between patients, or their relatives, and doctors who clash over the right form of treatment.
- VIDEO: 'Star-studded spectacular Shakespeare'
Screenwriter Russell T Davies is at the Hay Festival to talk about his reworking of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- VIDEO: Centenary of the Battle of Jutland
The centenary of the Battle of Jutland is being commemorated in Rosyth and South Queensferry.
- VIDEO: Giant cruise ship 'a construction site'
Some of the first paying passengers on the world's biggest cruise ship have described it as "a construction site" and a "serious risk to those on board".
- Top Gear: Trying to hold on to the magic
David Sillito sees Top Gear trying to hang on to the magic
- Topiary cats take social media by storm
Artist's pet project transforms hedges
- Too tainted? Businesses called 'Isis'
The businesses struggling with the Isis brand
- Escalation of Tory division over Europe
Conservative Party divisions over Europe escalate
- Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains?
Could we finally see the end of overcrowded trains?
- 10 things we didn't know last week
A girlfriend's mum used to comb Paul McCartney's legs - and other nuggets
- Who deserves a blue plaque?
Who deserves to be remembered?