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.
- CCTV shows UK girls on way to Syria
New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
- Emwazi 'felt like dead man walking'
The extremist known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts after feeling harassed by MI5, according to email exchanges with a journalist.
- Sri Lanka thump England in World Cup
England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets.
- Political second-jobs clarity urged
Election candidates are "riding for a fall" if they do not state whether they plan to have a second job if elected to Parliament, an adviser says.
- East Coast rail back in private hands
Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.
- Concern over online gonorrhoea care
Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea are putting patients at risk by failing to follow national guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates finds.
- Two arrests in missing girl search
Two people are arrested in connection with the disappearance of 16-year-old Becky Watts who is missing in Bristol.
- Cyclist, 15, killed in stab murder
A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed when three men attacked him while he was cycling with friends, police say.
- UKIP MP wants electoral reform
UKIP could call for electoral reform if it holds the balance of power in the next parliament, the party's first elected MP Douglas Carswell says.
- Airport power failure investigated
An investigation is under way after a power failure left hundreds of passengers stranded at East Midlands Airport.
- BBC's Robinson to have tumour removed
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is to have an operation to remove a tumour from his lung, the corporation says.
- Girl and man found dead by police
A woman is arrested after a four-year-old girl and a man are found dead by police who forced entry at a property in Notting Hill.
- WW1 letters posted 100 years on
Letters written by a World War One soldier to his family are being posted online exactly 100 years after each one was written.
- 'Mad chicken woman' sells round egg
A "perfectly spherical" chicken egg, thought to be "one-in-a-billion" sells online for £480 with the money going to charity.
- Unionists deny pact talks breakdown
Unionists deny that talks have broken down over electoral pacts in the forthcoming general election on 7 May.
- Frampton beats Avalos in round five
Carl Frampton retains his IBF super-bantamweight title with a fifth-round stoppage of Chris Avalos in Belfast.
- Driver quizzed over boy's death
A 25-year-old man is still being questioned on suspicion of causing the death of a boy by dangerous driving.
- Mountain rescue teams search for boy
Police determined to 'exhaust every possibility' in the search for missing 11-year-old schoolboy Cameron Comey.
- Wind farm secures millions of pounds
A wind farm development near the village of Lesmahagow in South Lanarkshire receives more than £8m in funding.
- Pedestrian dies in M8 accident
A man has died after being struck by a car on the M8 between Livingston and Bathgate, police confirm.
- Pegida UK stages first demonstration
About 2,000 protesters demonstrate against the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".
- Murder arrest after prisoner death
A 43-year-old prisoner dies following a suspected attack by another inmate at Doncaster Prison.
- Spurs wanted me as boss - Mourinho
Jose Mourinho reveals ahead of Sunday's Capital One Cup final that Spurs approached him for the manager's job in 2007.
- 'No mistake' over Brown red card
Sunderland defender Wes Brown's red card at Manchester United was not a case of mistaken identity, says a referees' body.
- Wales back in title hunt - North
George North says Wales remain on course to repeat their 2013 Six Nations title win after beating France 20-13 in Paris.
- Why Iceland banned beer
A century ago, Iceland introduced full prohibition. Within a decade, red wine had been legalised, followed by spirits in the 1930s. But beer remained off-limits until 1989. Why?
- Surviving Iwo Jima
A veteran of the US assault on the Japanese island Iwo Jima 70 years ago recalls a battle that came to define the war in the Pacific.
- The truth about the Sound of Music family
The Sound of Music was released 50 years ago - but what did the real von Trapp family portrayed in the move think of it?
- Terror tactics 'flawed' - Davis
The intelligence agencies are accused of using flawed tactics after it emerged they were aware of the man dubbed 'Jihadi John' before he went to Syria.
- First-time buyers get 20% discount
First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.
- UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.
- VIDEO: Treasury Committee
MPs take evidence on the Bank of Englandâ€™s Inflation Report.
- VIDEO: Samurai prince escapes wig ordeal
Prince William was transformed into a samurai warlord, but escaped the ordeal of wearing a wig, as he visited Japan's public broadcaster NHK.
- VIDEO: Pegida and counter rally held in UK
Around 400 people are attending a rally in Newcastle organised by a group opposed to what it describes as the "Islamisation of Europe".
- VIDEO: Farage: 'I've been busy, not ill'
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has insisted he is "fit as a flea" following rumours he was seriously ill.
- VIDEO: May: Security services 'true heroes'
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has defended the security and intelligence agencies, describing them as "true heroes".
- VIDEO: Teacher: 'Jihadi John' had therapy
The BBC has learned that Mohammed Emwazi, who has been identified as the Islamic State extremist 'Jihadi John', had anger management therapy at his secondary school in north-west London.
- VIDEO: Campaign to restore ballroom of romance
Strictly Come Dancing has given momentum for a campaign to breathe new life into a derelict ballroom in Belfast.
- VIDEO: Meet the men who went part-time
Close to one million men are now choosing to reduce their hours and take part-time employment. Emma Simpson reports.
- AUDIO: Ex-MI6 chief on 'Jihadi John' claims
The former head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop Mohammed Emwazi - known as "Jihadi John'" - from joining Islamic State.
- The prince and the Party: Five elephants in the room
The five elephants in the room during William's visit to China
- A Welsh enclave in America
How St David's Day is marked in one community far from Wales
- VIDEO: Photographing black Britain
Photographing the black British experience
- Go Figure: The week in numbers
The week's big numbers, visualised
- Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads
A chance to catch up on the best long reads from the past week
- Has the world become too visual?
Has the world's addiction to images gone too far?
- 'Jihadi John': Emails and errors - front pages
One reporter's messages from 'Jihadi John' - in Sunday's papers