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.
- New drive for 'paperless' NHS
The latest government attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England is launched, with the aim of making services faster and more convenient.
- Tenants 'will be priced out of homes'
Plans to make better-off social housing tenants in England pay more rent could force thousands out of their areas, according to new research.
- Rise in online dating rape reports
The number of people reporting being raped on their first date with someone they met on a dating app has risen six-fold in five years, figures show.
- PM faces grassroots anger over EU vote
Dozens of Tory members accuse David Cameron of showing disrespect to the party's grassroots after he told MPs to disregard their views on Europe.
- MPs challenge 'unclear' bank tax rules
Chancellor George Osborne is asked to clarify whether banks can use the cost of fines for wrongdoing to reduce the amount of tax they pay.
- Mosque open days to 'explain faith'
More than 90 mosques across the UK are opening their doors to visitors to allow Muslims to explain their faith "beyond the hostile headlines".
- 12-hour A&E waits on rise in England
More than 100,000 patients spent at least 12 hours in A&E departments in England last year, data seen by the BBC's 5 live Investigates shows.
- Wales expect Irish aerial barrage
Wales expect to be tested by high-ball tactics in windy conditions in their Six Nations opener against Ireland, says defence coach Shaun Edwards.
- Jail 'rethink' over mothers with babies
The PM calls for a rethink of the prison system in England and Wales as figures show 100 babies spent time behind bars with their mothers last year.
- Woman seriously injured in cliff fall
A woman falls from cliffs on Dorset's Jurassic Coast, suffering life-threatening injuries.
- North Sea could lose 150 platforms
Nearly 150 oil platforms in the UK North Sea are expected to be scrapped over the next 10 years, according to industry analysts.
- Flying Scotsman memories sought
People with links to one of the world's most famous locomotives are being urged to come forward with their memories.
- Tesco sorry for 'awsome' babywear gaffe
Supermarket chain Tesco says it will brush up on its spelling and grammar after making two mistakes in a single pack of baby clothes.
- Super Bowl star plans Arbroath visit
Super Bowl star Graham Gano says it would be "good to get back" for a visit to his native town of Arbroath.
- Van Gaal dismisses Mourinho reports
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he does not believe reports the club have lined up Jose Mourinho to replace him.
- Reward fans for loyalty - Shearer
Former England striker and BBC football pundit Alan Shearer says there should be no increase in ticket prices next season.
- Ranieri rejects 'favourites' tag
Claudio Ranieri dismisses the suggestion Leicester are title favourites after their victory at Manchester City.
- Scots 'Better In EU' chairwoman named
A Scottish-based campaign to keep the UK in the EU names Prof Mona Siddiqui as the chairwoman of its advisory group.
- Kinnock sees Euro scepticism shift
Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock likens Euro scepticism in the Conservative party to Enoch Powell "winning the argument from his grave".
- New rules 'will silence' charities
Charities say new rules on how they spend government grants are tantamount to making them take a vow of silence by preventing them from lobbying ministers.
- Thatcher's 'EU view' among Sunday's front pages
Among a series of front-page stories on the upcoming EU referendum is one from the Sunday Times suggesting that the late prime minister Margaret Thatcher would vote to stay in the EU were she still alive to cast her vote.
- VIDEO: Flying Scotsman loco back on track
Flying Scotsman, one of the world's most famous locomotives, has returned to the West Coast mainline.
- VIDEO: Hunt blamed for doctors' low morale
Jeremy Hunt acknowledged junior doctors' low morale but told Andrew Marr that the BMA was to blame for their concerns over contracts
- VIDEO: The strange game of Shrovetide football
Shrovetide football is once again returning to the streets of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, but what's it all about?
- VIDEO: Open day to 'demystify' mosques
Caroline Wyatt reports on the Muslim Council of Britain's initiative to open the doors to British mosques
- VIDEO: Chinese wedding photos - in London
BBC News meets a photographer who specialises in taking pre-wedding photos of Chinese couples in London, a growing trend.
- VIDEO: Prison rethink for mothers with babies
David Cameron has called for a review into the treatment of pregnant women in prison in England and Wales.
- VIDEO: Evacuation of sports centre filmed
Customers had to walk through water to leave a Blaenau Gwent sports centre after heavy rain collapsed the ceiling and they were evacuated.
- VIDEO: More storms for the week ahead?
Heavy rain and strong winds prevail over the weekend, will the stormy conditions continue through the coming week?
- George Orwell and the 21st Century pub
George Orwell and the 21st Century pub
- Leicester to win title says internet
Leicester can win the Premier League, says the internet
- The places where it's rather hard to get a bus
The places where you wait a very long time at a stop
- 'You don't have to pay full price'
'I learned to be frugal after my dad left'
- What happened to Neville's homeless?
What happened to the Stock Exchange squatters?
- Could John McDonnell ever be Labour leader?
Why John McDonnell never ran for Labour leader - and is unlikely to in the future
- Winning photos from beautiful gardens
What is the most beautiful garden photo of the year?