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.
- 'Multiple injuries' in city bus crash
Two double-decker buses crash into each other in a city centre, leaving two people with life-threatening injuries.
- Abbey service marks Srebrenica dead
A service has been held in Westminster Abbey to remember thousands of Muslim men and boys from Srebrenica killed by Bosnian Serb forces 20 years ago.
- Alice inquest 'should be widened'
The inquest into the death of schoolgirl Alice Gross should address why police knew nothing about her killer's murderous past, her family say.
- Body found in missing girl search
The body of a girl is found more than a week after a teenager from Cardiff went missing.
- Sturgeon memo leak complaint upheld
The press regulator upholds a complaint against the Daily Telegraph over a story about a leaked memo involving First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
- News of World journalist sentenced
Ex-News of the World features editor Jules Stenson receives a four-month suspended sentence at the Old Bailey for his part in the phone-hacking trial.
- London Olympics legacy 'a failure'
The opportunity for the London Olympics to inspire a generation of children to participate in sport has been squandered, Tessa Jowell says.
- UK car sales hit record high in June
UK new car sales in the year to June rose at the fastest rate on record, a motor industry survey finds.
- Danczuk steps back from abuse campaign
Labour MP Simon Danczuk says he is stepping back from his campaigning work on child sexual abuse to seek help for depression.
- BBC defeated over Wimbledon show
The BBC changes the format of the Wimbledon highlights programme hosted by Clare Balding after mounting criticism of the format.
- NME magazine to be given away free
Music magazine NME is to be given away free later this year in a bid to boost its circulation.
- McIlroy sustains major ankle injury
Defending champion Rory McIlroy is a doubt for the Open after totally rupturing an ankle ligament playing football with friends.
- Damon Albarn removed from stage
Blur's Damon Albarn is removed from stage by security at the Roskilde festival after a mammoth five-hour set.
- Prince meets Ashes teams in Cardiff
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall begin their week-long summer visit to Wales.
- Nama politician's identity 'unclear'
The Irish TD who claimed a Northern Ireland politician stood to benefit from the sale of Nama's Northern Ireland property loan portfolio says he is not fully certain of their identity.
- Irish tourists escape US hotel fire
Holidaymakers from across Ireland have avoided injury after a major fire engulfed part of their hotel in a resort in the United States.
- Lightning strike 'like movie scene'
A Royal Marines cadet instructor who tried to help save the life of a man who was struck by lightning on the Brecon Beacons says weather conditions had been "pretty intense".
- Discipline case rise for two forces
The number of formal disciplinary investigations at Gwent and North Wales Police doubles in two years.
- Women 'hit hardest by benefits cuts'
Welfare reforms brought in by the UK government having a "devastating impact" on women, says report by MSPs.
- MPs discuss abortion law devolution
MPs are to debate whether abortion law should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament as they continue to examine the Scotland Bill.
- Runaway trailer kills pensioner
A man dies after being hit by a tractor trailer which came away from the vehicle towing it, police say.
- School massacre boy fears return home
The family of a boy seriously injured in the Pakistan school massacre claim they will be in danger if they return home.
- Crowds, keepers & heroic England
From the kindness of Canadians to a super final - after 52 games over 29 days, the highs and lows of the Women's World Cup.
- Fenerbahce sign £4.25m winger Nani
Manchester United winger Nani has joined Turkish side Fenerbahce for £4.25m on a three-year deal.
- Player dropped in grooming probe
A Hull KR player is dropped by his club after being questioned by police over allegations of grooming.
- PM and Osborne assess Greek fallout
David Cameron, George Osborne and Mark Carney meet to assess the impact on the UK of Greece's "no" vote to its austerity package.
- Budget pledge on speedier adoptions
The government is to pledge £30m to try to speed up the process of finding adoptive parents for children in care in England.
- Osborne identifies £12bn welfare cuts
Chancellor George Osborne has identified how £12bn in promised welfare savings will be made, ahead of Wednesday's Budget, he tells the BBC.
- VIDEO: Westminster Hall
MPs debate topics including development goals and Iran's nuclear programme.
- VIDEO: 'Take cash for entire Greek holiday'
More than a million British holidaymakers will be heading to Greece this summer, and as the debt crisis unfolds many will naturally be feeling nervous about how it could affect them.
- VIDEO: England fans welcome heroes home
The England team are welcomed back by fans at London Heathrow airport after finishing third in the Women's World Cup.
- VIDEO: Service held for Srebrenica victims
A service has been held at Westminster Abbey to remember more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys from Srebrenica killed by Bosnian Serb forces 20 years ago.
- VIDEO: Warning over scams targeting elderly
People with elderly relatives are being urged to warn them about the dangers of falling victim to phone fraud, where callers try to scam unsuspecting victims out of cash.
- VIDEO: Police firearms law 'needs review'
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe tells Victoria Derbyshire the law surrounding the prosecution of firearms officers involved in police shootings should be reviewed.
- VIDEO: Creating life in miniature for 40 years
Best friends Caroline and Jane have amassed nearly 70 dolls' houses as a result of their passion for creating life in miniature over 40 years.
- VIDEO: 'I've just had some wonderful news'
Journalist Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has an aggressive form of leukaemia, tells her video diary that she has found a stem cell donor.
- VIDEO: 'I believed I was going to die'
After surviving the 7/7 attacks, Jacqui Putnam joined the Red Cross and says she feels she has to "make sure something good comes out of this".
- Murray Q&A - heroes & lookalikes
Heroes and lookalikes
- Is it illegal to display an IS flag?
Is it illegal to display an IS flag?
- The time when the government tried to feed everybody
The time when the government tried to feed everybody
- The 7/7 victims who just walked away
What happened to the 7/7 victims who just walked away?
- Will the Budget encore have new material?
How much new material will be in the extra Budget?
- Ashes quiz: Meet the Aussies
Meet the Aussies
- Putting on the Shaun the Sheep show
Crowds flock to see Bristol Shauns