National & Local News
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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
- Clegg: No SNP 'life support' deal
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg says he would not join a government dependent on "life support" from the SNP after the general election.
- Farage reveals hospital treatment
UKIP leader Nigel Farage admits to being "in a great deal of pain" at the start of the general election campaign.
- Gallipoli marks Anzac centenary
Australia and New Zealand hold dawn ceremonies in Turkey in honour of soldiers who fought at Gallipoli 100 years ago.
- Man charged over 1974 Army shooting
A 73-year-old man, understood to be a former soldier, is charged with the attempted murder of a man who was shot dead by the Army in Northern Ireland more than 40 years ago.
- 'Concern' over Yarl's Wood incident
A recent incident at the Yarl's Wood detention centre has given HM Inspectorate of Prisons "considerable concern", the BBC learns.
- Murder probe police arrest man, 50
A 50-year-old man is arrested as police launch a murder investigation following the discovery of a person's body in Rhondda Cynon Taff.
- HSBC considers moving HQ out of UK
HSBC says it is considering whether to move its headquarters out of the UK, following "regulatory and structural reforms" in the banking industry.
- PM sets out 'English votes' timetable
Proposals for "English votes for English laws" would be in place for the first Budget of a Conservative government, David Cameron is to say.
- Second charge over preacher murder
A man is charged with possession of an explosive substance by police investigating the murder of a Syrian-born preacher.
- Student's body released to family
The body of Irish student Karen Buckley, who was murdered in Glasgow earlier this month, is released to her family.
- Plea to tackle tabloid 'hate speech'
UK authorities are urged to tackle "anti-foreigner abuse" in the tabloid press after a Sun column refers to migrants as "cockroaches".
- Six compete for Museum of the Year
Six UK museums, including London's Imperial War Museum and Belfast's The MAC are competing for the title of Museum of the Year 2015.
- Mumford & Sons ban phones at album gig
Fans are told to arrive "an hour in advance" to check in their mobiles before the Brighton gig.
- Hill bought after community appeal
A hill in Shropshire is bought for more than £200,000 after a community fundraising campaign.
- Man dies after two-vehicle crash
A man dies and three people are treated in hospital after a two-vehicle crash in County Fermanagh.
- Police investigate gay abuse remarks
Police are investigating comments made by Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells after he linked child abuse and gay relationships.
- Fireman charged with blaze deaths
A fireman appears in court charged with five counts of manslaughter following a blaze, which killed five people at a property he owned in north Wales.
- English only laws 'dog's breakfast'
First Minister Carwyn Jones warns trying to bring in separate laws for England is a "dog's breakfast", after David Cameron proposes "English votes for English laws".
- Scots role at Gallipoli remembered
A commemorative service is being held in Edinburgh to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during World War One.
- Cyclists to pedal on parliament
Thousands of people from across Scotland are due to converge on Holyrood for the fourth annual Pedal on Parliament event.
- Club doorman guilty of punch killing
A nightclub bouncer is found guilty of the manslaughter of a man who died more than two years after he felled him with a single punch.
- Foiled post office axe raider jailed
A serial criminal who was brought to the ground by the owner of a County Durham shop during a failed axe raid is jailed for six years.
- Brathwaite ton frustrates England
England are frustrated by Kraigg Brathwaite's composed century as West Indies have the better of the fourth day of the second Test.
- Hamilton tops UK sport rich list
Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsman in Britain with earnings of £88m, as Wayne Rooney moves into second on £72m.
- 'Paula got people off their bums'
In his BBC Sport column, Steve Cram says Paula Radcliffe inspired millions and deserves a grand London Marathon send-off.
- Labour attacks NHS 'private care'
Leading English hospitals saw income from private patients rise by more than half since 2010, Labour has claimed.
- Hastings fishermen seek 'fair share'
In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue
- VIDEO: Holding fish and other election news
BBC News rounds up the fourth week of election campaigning.
- VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading
MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.
- VIDEO: Axe-wielding robber tackled by staff
A man had been sentenced to six years in prison with a four-year extended licence period, after threatening staff with an axe at a shop in County Durham.
- VIDEO: Prince Charles' Gallipoli tribute
At a ceremony marking its centenary, the Prince of Wales pays tribute to those who fought in Gallipoli, one of World War One's bloodiest campaigns.
- VIDEO: Where is immigration welcome?
Unemployment has hit a seven-year low, but more than a third of the new jobs created last year went to workers from abroad.
- VIDEO: Doing the sums on school funding
Education is a key priority for many people ahead of the general election, but the issue has not featured prominently on the campaign trail so far.
- VIDEO: Brown: There is no deal with SNP
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown says there is no chance of a deal between Labour and the SNP.
- VIDEO: Could a train revive Stoke-on-Trent?
Officials in Stoke-on-Trent are fighting to get the HS2 route through their city. So does the transport infrastructure affect people's politics?
- VIDEO: Should we increase airport capacity?
Airport capacity is an issue that affects many thousands of voters. Kamal Ahmed looks at the pressure to expand airports, or build new ones.
- VIDEO: Outbreak of deliberate grass fires in Wales
Fire crews in south Wales have dealt with more than 700 deliberately-set grass fires this month.
- Is your partner a financial bully?
Is your partner a financial bully?
- Changing the signals on Britain's railways
Is there about to be a cure to 'signal failure'?
- The faith forgotten in its hometown
The forgotten birthplace of a president's religion
- Scots polls suggest 'revolution'
John Curtice on why Scottish polls suggest a potential 'revolution' at Westminster
- The yard for red phone boxes that ring no more
The yard for red phone boxes that ring no more
- Pennine Way marks 50th anniversary
England's oldest long-distance trail marks 50 years