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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
- Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK
Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election.
- Cameron to hold IS talks with Iran
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to persuade his country to join international action against Islamic State.
- Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE
Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.
- Salmond to make voting age call
Alex Salmond is to address Holyrood for the first time since Scotland rejected independence and is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered.
- Rail delay passengers 'dissatisfied'
Two-thirds of rail passengers are unhappy with the way their train company deals with delays or cancellations, a survey suggests.
- Children 'failed in early years'
The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says.
- Phones 4U to shed almost 1,700 jobs
Almost 1,700 jobs are to go at the failed mobile phone retailer Phones 4U, after the firm's administrators confirmed that 362 stores will close.
- Theatre makes gender equality pledge
A leading UK theatre organisation pledges to balance the number of male and female actors that appear in its self-generated productions.
- Breaking Bad 'inspired murder bid'
A graphic designer attempted to kill her mother by putting poison in a drink in a plot inspired by the American TV series Breaking Bad, a court hears.
- Fifa report may prompt charges - MP
A report into alleged corruption at Fifa, football's world governing body, could lead to criminal charges, an MP believes.
- Museum reunites Colossus veterans
The largest gathering of veterans who operated the Colossus code-cracking computer in World War II has been held at Bletchley Park.
- Street sweeper wins £4.5m jackpot
A street cleaner from central London wins £4.5m on the Lotto.
- A&E 'under pressure' says trust
Northern Ireland's biggest accident and emergency department was under pressure on Monday night, the BBC understands.
- PSNI 'regrets' killings files delay
Northern Ireland's deputy chief constable says it is a "matter of great regret" it has taken so long for police to hand over files on nine killings in the 1980s.
- Driver ploughs into cars on street
A woman is charged with theft, drug and motoring offences after a car ploughs into several parked cars on a south Wales street.
- Devo talks: Wales central says Crabb
Wales has a central role in the debate over devolution and the UK union, insists the Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb.
- Miliband: Scots made 'right choice'
The Labour party will show Scots they made the "right choice" rejecting independence, Ed Miliband is expected to tell his party's conference.
- Firefighters tackle farm barn blaze
About 30 firefighters tackle a huge blaze which has destroyed a barn at a farm near Inverness in the Highlands.
- Rights watchdog to probe Met Police
A human rights watchdog is to investigate the Met Police after it emerged references to discrimination were deleted from internal reports.
- Dawn French named uni chancellor
Comedian Dawn French is to become the new chancellor of Cornwall's Falmouth University.
- Watson targets Europe's key players
US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup.
- Red Bull retain title hopes - Horner
Red Bull's Christian Horner insists Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are still in the fight for the drivers' championship.
- Debuchy sidelined for three months
Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.
- 'I lost a job because of my tattoos'
Readers' stories of losing their jobs, missing out on promotions and being rejected in interviews because of their tattoos.
- Ants v humans
A recent wildlife programme suggested that all the ants in the world weigh as much as all the people - but is that true?
- What now for Britishness?
Despite the No vote in Scotlandâ€™s referendum, there are still questions to be resolved about British identity, writes Richard Weight.
- Hague urges 'English votes' action
William Hague says the case for English devolution "cannot be avoided" any longer and suggested it could become a major issue at next year's election.
- Balls outlines 'first Budget' agenda
Ed Balls says he will increase the minimum wage, bring in a mansion tax, freeze child benefit and axe the "bedroom tax" in his first Budget if Labour wins power.
- Labour vow to boost NHS spending
Labour would boost NHS spending via a so-called "mansion tax" on the most expensive homes, the BBC understands.
- VIDEO: House of Commons
Tory MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.
- VIDEO: Paralysed father 'walks' at wedding
A wheelchair-bound father was able to stand up to deliver his speech at his daughter's wedding celebration thanks to a special robotic suit.
- VIDEO: Dog burned after acid attack
A dog has been treated by a vet after what police have described as "a noxious liquid" was poured over him in County Down.
- VIDEO: Henning speaks during aid convoy
Footage has emerged of Alan Henning in a aid convoy on the way to Syria, filmed on Christmas Day 2013.
- VIDEO: Tippers left cows buried in rubbish
The number of illegal tips being closed down in the North East has doubled in the last two years, as Chris Jackson reports
- VIDEO: The 'centre of Britain' retains name
The 'centre of Britain' known as the village of Haltwhistle, can retain its nickname after the vote on Scottish independence.
- VIDEO: Edinburgh Zoo panda no longer pregnant
Edinburgh Zoo confirms that giant panda Tian Tian is not pregnant after earlier indicators that she was expecting.
- AUDIO: 'I played for England while homeless'
Fara Williams, the most capped England footballer of all time, says she was homeless for six years of her career.
- VIDEO: Breaking Bad 'inspired murder bid'
A court has heard how a graphic designer working for a City Bank tried to kill her mother using a poison she had bought on a secret website.
- Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?
Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?
- A brief history of the UK Parliament
The 900 year story behind the creation of a UK parliament
- VIDEO: 'It has to be eyeball to eyeball'
Are trailer videos on social media spoiling theatre?
- Tesco turns stale as market moves on
Has Tesco passed its sell by date, asks Richard Anderson
- 'Why I bet £900k on the Scottish referendum'
How does it feel to bet £900,000 on the Scottish referendum?
- Tesco turmoil and 'Breaking Bad' plot - papers
Supermarket's woes make front-page headlines