National & Local News
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The latest stories from the UK section of the BBC News web site.
- UK to extend air strikes against IS
The UK is to extend air strikes by RAF Tornados against the Islamic State group by an extra year, to March 2017, the defence secretary says on a visit to Iraq.
- SQA admits maths exam 'too hard'
Scotland's exams body admits this year's new Higher Maths exam was "too hard" but says grading was adjusted.
- NHS trusts told to 'redo finances'
Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.
- UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'
The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.
- Police probe over Heath abuse claims
The police watchdog is to investigate whether officers failed to pursue allegations of child abuse made against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.
- Council delays 'put children at risk'
Vulnerable children in England could be put at risk by delays in social workers' assessments, Ofsted has said in a report.
- UK firm faces Somalia payments probe
A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a UN report seen by the BBC.
- Trader jailed over Libor rate-rigging
Former City trader Tom Hayes is found guilty at a London court of rigging global Libor interest rates, and sentenced to 14 years in jail, in the first trial of its kind.
- Four hurt after bus roof ripped off
Four people are taken to hospital after the roof is ripped off a double-decker tour bus which collided with a tree branch in central London.
- British woman 'murdered in Bulgaria'
A British woman has been murdered in the Bulgarian village of Malomir, some 200 miles east of the capital Sofia, according to reports.
- Cilla Black 'knew she was dying'
Pop star and TV presenter Cilla Black was ailing and "willed herself to die", according to a long-time friend who was her first manager.
- Pride 'bomb' linked to marina device
A suspicious package that delayed the start of Brighton Pride is linked to another found in the city last month.
- Towie tours 'putting off locals'
The Only Way is Essex tours, stag parties and hen nights are "putting off a demographic of local people", a councillor in Brentwood says.
- Accountancy firm EY to ignore grades
A leading accountancy firm is to remove all academic and education details from its trainee application process.
- Murder inquiry over fire death
A murder investigation is launched after a post mortem examination on the body of a woman found following a house fire on the outskirts of west Belfast.
- Graveyard bomb 'left to kill police'
A mortar bomb found by police in County Tyrone on Saturday was "an attempt to kill police officers," according to police.
- Police hunt man in city murder probe
Police are searching for a man in connection with a murder investigation in Cardiff.
- Four flood alerts issued in Wales
High tides and strong winds predicted on Tuesday morning as four flood alerts are put in place by Natural Resources Wales.
- 'Less cash lost' in big fraud cases
The amount of money lost in high-value fraud cases in Scotland fell sharply in the first half of the year, according to accountants KPMG.
- Labour MP indyref attack case halted
The trial of a Labour MP accused of kicking a pro-Scottish independence campaigner collapses after a legal error.
- Life for mum-of-two's murderers
Two men who shot dead a mother-of-two by mistake are each jailed for life for her murder.
- Gran jailed for £500k fraud of boss
A "trusted" grandmother has been jailed for three years after stealing more than £500,000 to fund holidays and her lifestyle with a younger man.
- Transfer spending reaches £500m
Premier League transfer spending reaches £500m with a month left of the window - and one expert predicts it could break the record.
- Man Utd's Rafael agrees to join Lyon
Manchester United's Brazil full-back Rafael da Silva will join French side Lyon on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
- 'Why FA Cup win was best day of my career'
Eniola Aluko on how Chelsea celebrated winning the Women's FA Cup and why it meant so much after an intense build-up.
- Leslie: I won't serve under Corbyn
Shadow Chancellor Chris Leslie says he would not serve under Jeremy Corbyn, suggesting his policies would not be economically credible.
- John Bercow to address TUC Congress
John Bercow is to become the first House of Commons Speaker to address the annual Trades Union Congress.
- Government starts RBS share sell-off
The Treasury has started to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, making 5.2% of shares in the bank available to institutional investors.
- VIDEO: Health Committee
The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.
- VIDEO: Roof ripped off London tour bus
Four people were taken to hospital after the roof was ripped off a double-decker bus in central London.
- VIDEO: Wing-walk fundraiser for 90-year-old
A Leicestershire man celebrates his 90th birthday by raising money for charity with a wing walk.
- VIDEO: 'England to blame for Calais crisis'
The Deputy Mayor of Calais says migrants choose the UK because it is easy to get black market jobs
- AUDIO: Cilla Black 'going to see Bobby'
Childhood friend Terry McCann said Cilla Black told him she knew she was going to die and her beloved late husband Bobby Willis was "waiting for her".
- VIDEO: The music of Cilla Black
Celebrating the chart-topping music of the singer Cilla Black - who had a string of hits in the 1960s and early 1970s.
- VIDEO: Menstrual dignity for homeless women
Two women from Hertfordshire are backing a campaign to provide free sanitary products for homeless women.
- VIDEO: Buzzard attack 'like being hit by a rock'
Jogger Neil Collier describes an attack from a buzzard while out running in Scotland as "like having a rock thrown at you".
- VIDEO: 'What about support for sex abuse survivors?'
As £3m is earmarked to help tackle child sexual abuse in Rotherham, sexual abuse survivor Sarah Wilson, who has waived her right to anonymity, says it is vital that the funding helps families and survivors rebuild their lives.
- Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?
Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?
- Kendall: It's 'all or nothing' for me
On the campaign trail with Labour hopeful Liz Kendall
- When did 'buccaneering' become a good word?
When did 'buccaneering' become a good word?
- Blind Date couple remember Cilla
Blind Date's first married couple remember Cilla (and her hat)
- How good is a cheap smartphone?
How good is a low-cost smartphone?
- VIDEO: Thigh reading: Celebrating cellulite and stretch marks
Celebrating cellulite and stretch marks
- The Football League Managers XI
BBC Sport picks its ultimate Football League Managers XI