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.
- UK's in-out vote rules facing changes
The government announces "significant" changes to its plans for the rules on an in-out EU referendum, the BBC understands.
- NHS staff offered Zumba to keep well
NHS staff will be offered exercise classes in a bid to keep them fit and in work, NHS England's chief executive is set to announce.
- Transfer spending at record high
The summer transfer window is the richest ever at £870m, as total spending for the calendar year reaches £1bn for the first time.
- Cameron launches wave of free schools
David Cameron is announcing the latest wave of free schools in England, as a step towards his manifesto pledge of 500 more over the next five years.
- Last Shoreham victim set to be named
The identity of the last unnamed victim of the Shoreham air crash is set to be revealed later as the inquests open into the deaths of the 11 people who were killed in the disaster.
- Man charged over pianist murder
A man is charged with murder after concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko was found with fatal injuries at a house in Manchester.
- Learning difficulties 'over-medicated'
People with learning difficulties in the UK are being inappropriately over-medicated, patient records reveal.
- Family 'heading for Syria' detained
A mother and her four children, who were believed to be travelling from London to Syria, are detained in Turkey.
- Union suspends planned Tube strikes
London Tube strikes planned for 8 and 10 September are suspended by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union.
- DUP asks PM to suspend NI assembly
First Minister Peter Robinson asks Prime Minister David Cameron to suspend the Northern Ireland Assembly to try to resolve the current political crisis.
- Whyte and Green held in Rangers probe
Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte and ex chief executive Charles Green arrested over alleged fraudulent takeover of the club in 2012
- House rises from ashes in Minecraft
One of Scotland's grandest country houses is recreated in the video game Minecraft to mark Doors Open Day.
- Favourite Agatha Christie book named
And Then There Were None is named the world's favourite Agatha Christie novel in a poll to mark the 125th anniversary of the author's birth.
- Inquiry hears sectarian abuse claims
Staff at a state-run training school subjected some residents to sectarian abuse, the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is told.
- Priest condemns disabled man attack
A priest condemns attack on an elderly disabled man at his home in Bessbrook, County Armagh.
- Ex-PC jailed for child sex bid
A former North Wales Police constable is jailed after he was caught by an undercover officer trying to arrange sex with a child.
- Cardiff Bus strike set to go ahead
Talks between Cardiff Bus management and union officials end in deadlock with the first in a series of planned strikes due to start at midnight.
- Sturgeon unveils tests plan for schools
A new system of national testing is to be introduced in Scotland's primary schools, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.
- Oil sector sets up efficiency taskforce
A taskforce is being launched in an effort to improve efficiency and collaboration in the oil and gas industry.
- E-fit issued after car park rape
Police investigating the rape of woman in the car park of a John Lewis store release an e-fit of a man they want to talk to.
- Everton star gets drink-drive ban
Everton footballer Darron Gibson is banned from driving after pleading guilty to hitting a group of cyclists while drink-driving.
- Murray sees off Kyrgios in US Open
Britain's Andy Murray wins a pulsating night match against Nick Kyrgios to reach the US Open second round in New York.
- Man Utd complete £36m Martial deal
Manchester United complete the £36m signing of Monaco's France Under-21 forward Anthony Martial.
- Barritt and Parling in for England
Brad Barritt will return from injury and Geoff Parling will feature in the second row as England host Ireland on Saturday.
- EU vote question 'should be changed'
The Electoral Commission recommends changing the question for the EU referendum, saying the existing wording could be seen as biased.
- Farage: Migration key to EU campaign
Nigel Farage says immigration will be central to the EU referendum as he insists UKIP will launch its own No campaign instead of joining other groups.
- Bigger fines for not paying Living Wage
Employers who do not pay workers the national minimum wage and the National Living Wage will face tougher penalties under plans outlined by the government.
- VIDEO: Health Committee
The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.
- VIDEO: Row over Newhaven Ho Chi Minh statue plan
Plans for a monument celebrating cultural links with Vietnam and its former Communist leader Ho Chi Minh divide an East Sussex town.
- VIDEO: Drinkers 'stealing hospital hand gel'
A man who nearly died from drinking hand gel containing alcohol, says he was part of a group which systematically raided London hospitals for a drink.
- VIDEO: Drones to be used to tackle crime
Cumbria Police has been testing drones ahead of being them used to tackle crime.
- VIDEO: 'I'm not radical, I speak truth'
What should the British authorities do with people they consider to be radical? Catrin Nye meets two people not deemed potentially violent but considered by some as very offensive.
- VIDEO: NHS money spent on 'treats' for patients
Thousands of pounds from NHS "personal health budgets" are spent on "treats" such as holidays and clothes, a Freedom of Information request has found.
- VIDEO: Cyclist shock at view from the cab
Cyclists in London are being invited to swap places with lorry drivers to see how difficult it can be to spot them on the road.
- VIDEO: Apiarists stung as bee thefts increase
Thefts of bees are increasing as their population decreases due to environmental change and disease.
- VIDEO: Wolves pay tribute to Beverley Sister
Flags are flying at half-mast at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club in memory of singer Joy Beverley who was married to the club's legendary player, Billy Wright.
- VIDEO: The stick figures on London's streets
The watchful eyes on Britain's streets
- Demand to open doors to Syrians spreading online
Is sympathy for Syrians spreading online?
- Why don't people talk about their dreams?
Have people stopped telling each other about their dreams?
- What impact will migrant crisis have on UK's EU deal?
What impact will it have on UK's EU negotiations?
- What next for Manchester United?
What does end of transfer window mean for Man Utd?
- What happens to information you give to charities?
What happens to your info if you fail to tick the box?
- The man who is being deradicalised
How do you bring back a man from thoughts of jihad?